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

02 Dec 2021
Norfolk Southern CEO Jim Squires will retire in May, capping a 29-year stint at the US railroad and six years in the top job, which included a transition to precision scheduled railroading.
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.
03 Feb 2017
A new tenant plans to build the largest-ever speculative building constructed in the area.
02 Feb 2017
A unified customs clearance system along the New Silk Road from China to Europe can address the major pain points on the route, a World Economic Forum director believes.
01 Feb 2017
“The lowest cost supply chain will win.”
01 Feb 2017
Expectations of rising transportation rates have more shippers looking at alternative routes, and not just rails.
30 Jan 2017
President Trump's move raises questions about whether other rules might also be delayed or entirely derailed.
27 Jan 2017
The potential benefits are significant, lowering costs and paving the way for further import growth.
26 Jan 2017
Union Pacific Railroad’s discussion of pricing challenges for ocean containers in the fourth quarter was a rare admission of its inability to charge ocean carriers what it wants.
26 Jan 2017
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation said they gained international intermodal volume in the fourth quarter.
23 Jan 2017
Shippers moving goods from northeastern China to international markets are turning to Russian ports.
20 Jan 2017
Pending any dramatic shakeup to trade relations, the railway — which operates a north-south network in Mexico and the US Midwest — said that despite recent downturn in intermodal revenue and volume, it remains optimistic about growing cross-border intermodal trade.
19 Jan 2017
President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel said international business growth is welcome but, “we’re not going to bet the farm on it.”
19 Jan 2017
Shippers show they are willing to pay more for dedicated capacity, and J.B. Hunt is happy to oblige.
19 Jan 2017
E. Hunter Harrison is leaving Canadian Pacific Railway early possibly to try to take the reins of CSX Transportation
19 Jan 2017
Greece has closed on the sale of its state-owned freight and passenger rail company Trainose.
19 Jan 2017
Chennai Port Trust is seeking approval to build a dry port so it can ease chronic truck congestion and remain competitive.
18 Jan 2017
CSX Transportation says it’s holding firm on pricing increases.
16 Jan 2017
There’s still plenty to concern shippers in 2017 when it comes to trucking and intermodal rail.
13 Jan 2017
JOC Inland Distribution Conference panelist Roquita Coleman-Williams discusses the crucial role Memphis plays in the global economy.
12 Jan 2017
At the 2016 JOC Inland Distribution conference Susan Maynor of the Greater Memphis Chamber discussed the importance of the city as a hub for transportation and logistics businesses.
09 Jan 2017
The “capacity crunch” is a myth.