Switching & Terminal

Intermodal: ‘On the Decline in 2023’

“Roughly half of U.S. intermodal shipments are related to international trade, so what happens at ports is extremely important to railroads,” said John T. Gray, Senior Vice President of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), which on June 7 released a report on U.S. rail traffic for May 2023 and for the week ending June 3, 2023. “U.S. port volumes, especially on the West Coast, have already been trending down for months and are a major reason why rail intermodal volumes have been on the decline in 2023.”

PANY&NJ, SLRF See Growth Potential

At the recent FreightWeekSTL 2023 conference in St. Louis, Mo., Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANY&NJ) Deputy Port Director Michael P. Bozza said there is growth potential for the

Melissa Boyles (left) and Mike Pal (center), Valley Metro; Tony Giamboy, Railroad Software.

People News: Valley Metro, Railroad Software

Valley Metro of Phoenix, Ariz., appoints Melissa Boyles as Chief of Staff and Mike Pal as Chief Transportation Officer. Also, Railroad Software hires Tony Giamboy as Director of Product Engineering.

For Week 20, Carloads, Intermodal Volume Decline

U.S rail traffic in Week 20 (ending May 20, 2023) lagged the same week last year—falling 5.2%, according to the Association of American Railroads’ May 24 report. Both carloads and intermodal volume were down.

Marc D. Williams, Chair, AASHTO Council on Rail Transportation; Cheryl Hart, Director of Sales and Marketing, TNW Corporation.

People News: AASHTO, TNW Corporation

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) appoints Marc D. Williams as Chair of its Rail Transportation Council. Also, Cheryl Hart takes on the new role of Director of Sales and Marketing at TNW Corporation, a Texas-based short line and logistics centers operator.

Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.