Intermodal

In reporting U.S. rail traffic volumes for the week ending Feb. 25, 2017 and the month of February 2017, the Association of American Railroads noted that coal rose 14% and…
TRAC Intermodal’s TRAC Select is premium chassis pool “fleeted with a wide array of specialty chassis and services to meet specific customer and marketplace needs . . . designed to…
Eyeing potential growing container traffic along the U.S. East Coast, Georgia and Virginia ports on Feb. 24 filed for permission to create an “East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement.”
Semi-autonomous Level 3 trucks will be ubiquitous on America’s highways within 5-10 years; driverless Level 5 vehicles some time after that, according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway…
Containerized trade through the Port of Savannah grew 16.2% to 331,468 TEUs in January, a record month for tonnage, and another sign of strengthening box growth in the new year…
The Port of Los Angeles marked the busiest January in its history as overall container traffic surged 17.4% from the same month a year ago.
The Port of Long Beach saw containerized cargo increase 8.7% in January from a year ago on increased activity at its largest terminal and extra ships calling ahead of the…
The Greenbrier Companies announced production of its 100,000th intermodal double-stack railcar in January.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, CSX Corp. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward and President Clarence Gooden will retire, effective May 31.
China Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has issued RFPs (requests for proposals) for contracts to supply 586 electric locomotives and 40,000 freight cars to China Railway Corporation (CRC).
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Feb. 15 reported that total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 11, 2017 up 2.6% compared with the same week last…
Among the daredevil set, the cadre of YouTube videos of drivers that attempt to stress the limitations of Tesla’s driver assist (or self-driving) mode (searching “Tesla Autopilot” yields a search…
This is Jim Blaze, rail economist and teacher—sometimes a reporter; always one who questions. I’m concerned about how the “Big 7” railroads are going to address their next five to…
The Port of Virginia set a record for monthly volume, 228,516 TEUs in January, an increase of 18.5% from the same month the previous year, and up 8% year-to-date.
The Oroville Dam emergency is causing delays of 24-48 hours for Union Pacific freight moving between Oregon, Washington and Southern California.
U.S. and Canadian freight rail traffic saw significant gains for the week ended Feb. 4, 2017 and for 2017’s first five weeks, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Feb.…
A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City.
Virginia is seeking a consultant to manage the rail portion of its $1.4 billion Atlantic Gateway multimodal project connecting Washington and Fredericksburg, Va.
The Greenbrier Companies announced that FBI veteran Greg Bretzing has been hired as Director of Global Security & Special Projects.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from…
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