Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

News & Analysis

23 Oct 2020
Union Pacific Railroad says service is now fluid on its intermodal network after the “bumpiness” experienced over the summer; intermodal marketing companies, however, dispute that.
18 Nov 2016
City officials have dropped the idea of selling the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, but are continuing to explore the possibility of a public-private partnership for the short line that handles switching for the port’s six Class I railroads.
18 Nov 2016
Container Corporation of India has slashed its tariff for the movement of containers from the Ludhiana Container Depot, a major northern hinterland point, to Mundra Port.
17 Nov 2016
The Association of American Railroads wants the White House to freeze pending proposals at the Surface Transportation Board, including a proposed rule backed by rail shipper groups.
17 Nov 2016
VTG’s profit continued to surge into the third quarter on the back of a successful refinancing and synergies from an acquisition.
16 Nov 2016
BNSF and Kansas City Southern railways are launching a new joint cross-border intermodal service, a bet that the new Trump administration won’t upend the North American Free Trade Agreement.
15 Nov 2016
Shippers have generally welcomed the new approach.
15 Nov 2016
Chennai Port Trust has extended a plan to lower rail costs.
14 Nov 2016
Shippers have "more questions than answers" about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is increasingly likely to be rewritten under President-elect Trump.
11 Nov 2016
Lawrence H “Larry” Kaufman, who provided authoritative reporting and analysis of railroads and transportation for The Journal of Commerce and other publications during a diverse career spanning more than 50 years, died Tuesday in Golden, Colorado.
10 Nov 2016
Russian auto and railway carriers will soon adopt a new contracting system meant to provide shippers with long-term pricing certainty and increase infrastructure investment, but some shippers are concerned about the new system.
08 Nov 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has struggled to increase the share of rail used to get containers out of its facilities despite a slew of efforts to do so.
08 Nov 2016
The Russian government’s decision to subsidize imports from China arriving via rail will cut costs and result in faster transit times.
07 Nov 2016
The so-called “freight recession” continues to weigh down demand, volume, and pricing.
06 Nov 2016
There are signs that shippers expect truckload and domestic intermodal rates to creep higher in early 2017.
03 Nov 2016
It’s a sign that the so-called “freight recession” that’s softened demand, volume, and freight rates may outlast the calendar year.
01 Nov 2016
Officials at the Port of New York and New Jersey hope a record monthly volume of rail cargo is just the start of the payoff from years of intermodal investment that seeks to give the port a competitive edge as ever-larger ships arrive on the East Coast.
27 Oct 2016
The Oak Brook, Illinois-based trucking and transportation provider posted record-breaking domestic intermodal volume but tightening profit margins in their third-quarter earnings.
27 Oct 2016
Rapid changes in technology are reshaping the logistics landscape and spurring the growth of freight management services, including the formation of nearly $1 billion firm Sunteck/TTS Holdings.
27 Oct 2016
India is pushing hard to get shippers to move more cargo via the country's railroads.
26 Oct 2016
CSX Transportation and Ports America agreed to the hand-over in January.
26 Oct 2016
NS is the first and only Class I railroad to report an uptick in domestic and international intermodal business this earnings season.
25 Oct 2016
Executives at the Montreal-based railway said they are dedicated to keeping pricing above inflation, even as the marketplace becomes more competitive on the roads and rails as demand slips and capacity rises.
24 Oct 2016
Maryland governor pledges to reapply for federal funding for Howard Street tunnel.
24 Oct 2016
The fee will further drive up surface transportation costs in Russia, where trucking rates are also set to jump.
20 Oct 2016
The Western railway has lost some of its pricing power after domestic and international freight demand shrank in the third quarter.
19 Oct 2016
The fall shipping season of 2016 has been good to Canadian Pacific Railway.
18 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016
India wants port authorities to lower rail handling charges to draw more truckloads onto intermodal trains.
17 Oct 2016
A week after Hurricane Matthew’s clouds lifted, US shippers continue to experience delays or outright embargoes on cargo moving in and around eastern North Carolina where rail lines and roads remain underwater.
17 Oct 2016
Quarterly net profit dropped at the third-largest trucking operator for the first time since early 2014, thanks to lower truckload and intermodal rates. Dedicated is an exception.
CSX Transportation has invested heavily in its intermodal network recently and believes strong pricing is more than justified as a result of the service improvements the investments enabled.
13 Oct 2016
The railway said it remains dedicated to strong pricing.
PSA International's decision to expand into China's hinterland rail network is a testament to the growth potential of containerized rail in the worksh
12 Oct 2016
PSA International is making its first venture into China’s hinterland rail network.
12 Oct 2016
A $13 million infusion of venture capital is slated to help a cloud-based load-tracking provider expand to new modes and new markets.
10 Oct 2016
Ports from Miami to Hampton Roads resumed cargo operations Monday.
06 Oct 2016
The Port of Rotterdam is aiming to expand its reach into the central European hinterland via containerized rail.