Rail

Rail Traffic for week ending Feb. 22 down 7.6

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that for the week ending February 22, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 482,690 carloads and intermodal units, down 7.6% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending February 22 were 232,869 carloads, down 9.3% compared with the same week in 2019, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 249,821 containers and trailers, down 6% compared to 2019. Four of ... [+]

Forwarders, Hauliers now have the Clarity Needed to Start Preparing for Post-Brexit Customs Changes

Forwarders and hauliers now have enough clarity to start preparing for a post-Brexit business landscape, according Peter MacSwiney, chairman of Customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management (ASM). There is limited time to implement the systems needed to tackle trade friction following the UK Government’s announcement ... [+]

OmniTRAX’s Illinois Railway Deploys Positive Train

Illinois Railway, LLC (IR), operated by OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the fastest growing transportation companies in North America, is one of the first short line railroads to implement fully functional positive train control (PTC) and enable state-of-the-art safety on its trains. The IR has installed ... [+]

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Expands

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution and logistics services company throughout North America, announces the launch of RoadOne LogisticSolutions (ROLS), a full-service drayage brokerage division. With its headquarters in Tampa, ROLS will provide end-to-end drayage brokerage and related logistics services enabling RoadOne to ... [+]

CN,CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

CN and CSX announced a new intermodal service offering between CN’s greater Montreal and Southern Ontario areas, and the CSX-served ports of Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area. “Over the long term, the freight market will increasingly depend on demand ... [+]

CN grain movement: record pace continues

CN announced that western Canadian grain movement in the month of June exceeded 2.3 million metric tonnes (MMT), compared to the three-year average of 1.80 MMT and June 2018’s result of 1.99 MMT. The cumulative total of tonnage moved for the 2018-19 crop year is on ... [+]

Port Freeport celebrates rail development ribbon cutting

On June 28th, Port Freeport and their honored guests joined together for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of Phase 1 of the Parcel 14 Rail Development, a 250-acre site adjacent to State Highway 36. In August 2017, Port Freeport broke ground on the $21 million ... [+]

City of Peru and Illinois Railway Awarded Federal Grant

The City of Peru, Illinois and OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, will receive a grant for extensive trackwork on the OmniTRAX-managed Illinois Railway (IR). The Peru Intermodal, Safety, Congestion, ... [+]

Public Art Project Transforms Railroad Utility Boxes

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) has teamed up with Community Visions Unlimited (CVU) to transform two railroad utility boxes into public art on display along the Mississippi River. The boxes are located near St. Peter Street and Dumaine Street. They were painted by ... [+]

CN acquired H&R Transport’s Intermodal Division; Expands North America reach

Canadian Rail (CN), through a subsidiary company, has reached an agreement to acquire the intermodal division of the Alberta-based H&R Transport Limited. “H&R is well known in Alberta and across the industry for investing in its people, systems, and assets, as well as its customer centric ... [+]