RAILWAY AGE, DECEMBER 2023 ISSUE: A railcar and lease rate outlook for 2024 and beyond.
Author: Robert H. Cantwell
RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2023 ISSUE: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) fired a shot across the freight rail industry’s bow to accelerate the drive to lower locomotive emissions to zero by 2035.
My article highlighting China’s strategy to dominate global rail supply and its desire to conquer the North American rail supply market, posted on June 2, 2021, received a lot of attention. This
On March 3, 2023 the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that Chinese coupler producers were unfairly selling couplers into the North American market and imposed a duty of 265.99%. On May
“AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) technology is 40 years old and tells us where our shipment was. What we need is a technology that tells us where our shipment is, and a more
“Rational” and “Disciplined” are words rarely used when talking about freight railcar supply. But perhaps this time is different.
Nothing highlights the impact and risks of the global supply chain on the North American rail industry better than wheels. Yes, wheels for rail rolling stock: freight cars, passenger and transit cars, and locomotives.
The response from my previous article, “North America Rail Supply and China: Why We Should be Concerned,” has been overwhelming and supportive. Apparently, I ripped a Band-Aid off a topic that’s been unfolding and finally being realized by many over the past decade.
Caveat: I am a free-market capitalist who believes in the importance of trade to elevate global prosperity. I believe in comparative advantage, and how countries excel at the supply of certain goods and services, to the benefit of others. I now believe that there needs to be market boundaries, for the long-term health of entire industries and the well-being and security of our citizens.
ARS Canada Rolling Stock Co. is entering the North American freight railcar market with support from a $3 million repayable contribution from the New Brunswick Provincial government in Canada. Here we go again.