At the SPS Fair in Nuremberg, HARTING showcased many new technologies that aim to drive the industry forward, including:
CN announced that its movement of Canadian grain is back to pre-strike pace after recovering from the eight-day strike that occurred in November.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ended Dec. 7, 2019, and, for this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 517,130 carloads and intermodal units, down 9.4% compared with the same week last year.
Union Pacific (UP) recently announced a new Marketing and Sales organizational structure, consolidating its business groups from four to three: Bulk, Industrial and Premium. The changes are effective Jan. 1.
RAILWAY AGE, DECEMBER 2019 ISSUE: As the first two decades of the 21st century come to a close, the freight railroad industry looks very different from the struggling, inefficient, overweight group of carriers that had just received a massive shot of adrenaline from the Staggers Rail Act of 1980.
Here is a different perspective regarding the decline in U.S. rail carloads, and how long ago it may have started. Lee A. Clair, Managing Partner at Transportation and Logistics Advisors (T&LA, Highland Park, Ill.) originally authored these observations.
ShipChain recently launched a new Final Mile delivery platform, Delivery Experience Manager, in an effort to help improve visibility for customers, shorten waiting time and delivery windows, reduce damage claims, and provide a seamless delivery experience.
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) has contracted with CloudMoyo for the company’s Operational Testing System (OTS), which will be deployed across the entire railroad for safety and regulatory compliance.
CSX has designated the Henderson Bypass Rail Site in Henderson, Ky., as a CSX Select Site, a “development-ready property along the CSX network where standard land use considerations and comprehensive due diligence items have been previously addressed … able to meet the needs of a wide variety of manufacturers, significantly reducing the time required to construct facilities and ultimately bring products to market.”
US Development Group, LLC (through wholly-owned affiliate SD) and Gibson Energy Inc. (Gibson) jointly announced this week an agreement to construct and operate a diluent recovery unit (DRU) near Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. ConocoPhillips Canada has contracted to process 50,000 barrels per day of inlet bitumen blend through the DRU to be shipped by Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern to the U.S.