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

07 Aug 2020
While Indian rail operators have a long way to go to sufficiently meet the bargains BCOs are seeking to permanently migrate away from their traditional mode of transport, those gaps seem to be narrowing.
27 Aug 2017
Truck, rail, water, and air transport are shut down.
25 Aug 2017
Cargo transportation providers along the Texas coast are preparing for major disruptions from Hurricane Harvey.
25 Aug 2017
The web-based platform appears to be the only one of its kind targeting empty capacity globally, whereas the other platforms are either within the United States or Europe.
25 Aug 2017
Backup routes used to get around the shut down Rhine Valley rail link are proving costly for shippers.
23 Aug 2017
The two month shutdown of a key rail corridor in Northern Europe is adding almost one-third to the transportation costs from the Mediterranean to Germany.
22 Aug 2017
Since March, parcel giant UPS has shifted at least some of its cargo from CSX to NS.
21 Aug 2017
US and Mexican Customs officials at a KCS-built facility will work to speed growing cross-border rail traffic at Laredo.
21 Aug 2017
The issue threatens the hard-won gains from a government initiative to lower logistics costs for domestic shippers.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
18 Aug 2017
Diversion routes in Germany are also out of service because of engineering work, threatening further delays at Europe’s top container port.
17 Aug 2017
The dispute focuses on efforts to modernize the Trans-Siberian Railway.
16 Aug 2017
The new seven-day-a-week service was announced on Aug. 14 after a trial period with Hapag-Lloyd.
14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
09 Aug 2017
The growing popularity of shipping containers by rail from China to Europe is leading to delays as increasing cargo volume begins to overpower European terminals.
09 Aug 2017
Concor’s net profit during jumped 36.4 percent year over year.
07 Aug 2017
By volume, JNPT handled 61,383 TEU during the month via rail.
03 Aug 2017
More than 80 percent of CSX shippers surveyed have experienced problems with the railroad’s service.
02 Aug 2017
The Bangladesh government is welcoming private sector investments in inland container terminals.
01 Aug 2017
“The restriction on loading of trains to Mundra Port has been lifted.”
31 Jul 2017
Chicago-area draymen are charging shippers surcharges of $75 and even double that.
28 Jul 2017
Port CEO Brandy Christian called the agreement a “win-win”.
27 Jul 2017
Shippers are shouldering the cost of a sudden and often unexplained increase in unpaid tolls racked up by independent drayage drivers.
27 Jul 2017
The disruption at Mundra is the latest weather-related complication for Indian shippers.
25 Jul 2017
J.B. Hunt’s first acquisition in recent memory is neither in the first nor final-mile logistics space.
25 Jul 2017
Starting Aug. 1, three time-definite train runs a week will be introduced linking inland locations to Mundra and Pipavav.
24 Jul 2017
US shippers are increasingly setting up warehouses and distribution centers in the Lehigh Valley, from which they are a 60- to 80-mile dray from the Port of New York and New Jersey.
21 Jul 2017
The trend has been underway in earnest for some time.
20 Jul 2017
Port officials told JOC.com they aim to use the new CSX Transportation double-stack rail service to win importers and exporters using ports in other states.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
19 Jul 2017
The campaign to organize workers nationwide across different transportation modes will give the Teamsters more leverage and ultimately cost shippers more, a US labor expert told JOC.com.
17 Jul 2017
Higher second-quarter freight demand drove up costs faster than contract rates for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, squeezing the $6.6 billion company's profits.
13 Jul 2017
China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.
12 Jul 2017
The Canadian intermodal network has been bulking up as if on steroids.
11 Jul 2017
A leading European barge operator is imposing a congestion surcharge in Antwerp and Rotterdam.
10 Jul 2017
The changing landscape for international intermodal rail reflects the fierce competition among US East Coast ports to attract away from the West Coast discretionary cargo into and out of points east of the Ohio Valley.