Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

The latest news, analysis, and developments affecting rail transport globally. Rail transport in the United States is dominated by privately held Class I railroads such as BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways also operate in the United States.  

News & Analysis

12 Aug 2020
Despite optimism that BNSF Railway’s congestion may ease, intermodal marketing companies expect demand to be high and equipment dislocations to persist through October in California.
CN Keith Reardson at TPM 2017
28 Mar 2017
CN reinvests approximately 20 percent of its revenue back in to its physical infrastructure, Vice President of Intermodal Keith Reardon said at TPM 2017. 
28 Mar 2017
A decline in production numbers and China regulations on paint look set to limit the availability of containers, which could spell trouble when demand picks up in peak periods.
27 Mar 2017
Road from Southeast Asia to China and rail on to Poland — another service option as the overland route between Asia and Europe grows in popularity.
23 Mar 2017
China-Europe rail is appearing as a regular service offered by forwarders as BCOs begin including the overland route in their requests for quotations.
23 Mar 2017
Russian antitrust authorities raided offices and seized documents Wednesday.
20 Mar 2017
Cass truckload and intermodal data reflect importance of fuel in pricing and rising demand.
16 Mar 2017
India wants to switch from a point-to-point transportation system to a hub-and-spoke model.
15 Mar 2017
It’s unclear whether the private sector has what it takes to make sensitive matchback solutions sustainable.
15 Mar 2017
Although ports may reopen Wednesday, in parts of the US Northeast, over-the-road freight transport remains frozen.
13 Mar 2017
The port of Antwerp has gained a new rail service to Germany.
10 Mar 2017
The new services should save shippers cost and transit time compared with ocean shipping.
10 Mar 2017
“Through these alliances, these groups ... could maintain almost unchanged the status quo that existed before the liberalization of the rail freight sector in Spain.”
09 Mar 2017
Brazil’s government for years now has been concessioning out infrastructure to boost investment and foster modernization.
08 Mar 2017
US exporters are having a harder time than usual securing containers.
07 Mar 2017
Revenue dipped 4 percent.
06 Mar 2017
The container trains from Bangalore inland container depot leave every Friday to reach Cochin by Sunday.
03 Mar 2017
Matchback opportunities for shippers in the US heartland are limited by a lack of data.
03 Mar 2017
USAT Logistics, the non-asset arm of USA Truck, opens a Mexican subsidiary.
02 Mar 2017
Since 2010, chemical companies have announced 264 new US projects totaling more than $161 billion in capital investment.
02 Mar 2017
Eurotunnel Group more than doubled its earnings in 2016.
01 Mar 2017
Container Corporation of India is working with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to speed up the clearance of imports booked under the direct port delivery program.
25 Feb 2017
It highlights the hurdle the US Class I rail industry faces to grow intermodal business.
24 Feb 2017
CSX Transportation is geographically, financially, operationally, and managerially unlike the two Canadian railroads Harrison has helmed in the past.
23 Feb 2017
As railroads are moving intermodal operations closer to their end markets, those end markets are fighting back projects they say test the limits of local infrastructure.
22 Feb 2017
Expect significant delays for goods moving via rail Northern California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.
17 Feb 2017
The legal salvo is the latest sign of how Hanjin containers continue to disrupt the global container shipping market.
16 Feb 2017
"A container shortage is possible."
16 Feb 2017
Four weeks into the Trump administration, it appears the trade rhetoric of the campaign may well find expression in actual policy.
15 Feb 2017
US inventories are rising, but inventory-to-sales ratios are falling, a sign freight is moving inland faster and inventories turning over more rapidly.
15 Feb 2017
FECR operates about 350 miles of track along the east coast of Florida, and TRAC has an active fleet of more than 267,000 chassis.
15 Feb 2017
More containerization in Russia would help cut transportation costs in the country.
10 Feb 2017
The hike RZD instituted will further increase the price differential between rail and road.
09 Feb 2017
The acquistion of the Evans Network of Companies, an intermodal operator, signals renewed interest in assets as well as technology.
08 Feb 2017
The US Surface Transportation Board, the top rail regulatory agency, proposed a new rule in July that would permit so-called reciprocal switching. Now, however, the proposed rule might be derailed even before it leaves the station.
06 Feb 2017
The transportation providers’ confidence has been spurred by an intermodal market that is improving.