Richardson Pioneer Limited has begun construction on a nearly $50 million high-throughput grain elevator in Carmichael, Saskatchewan, to be served by Canadian Pacific.
Terminal and logistics firm Enstructure has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Patriot Port Holdings LLC division of Patriot Rail & Ports; the deal is said to allow Patriot to focus on growing its core rail business.
Lancaster & Chester Railroad (L&C) will serve E. & J. Gallo Winery’s first East Coast production and distribution facility, which will be built in Chester County, S.C.
CN and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have reported receiving an additional 100 letters in support of their proposed merger, bringing the total to more than 1,500.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has passed its five-year surface transportation bill authorizing $78 billion for rail, freight, safety and research programs; it is a bipartisan measure supported by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA).
For the week ending June 12, 2021, total U.S. carloads were 241,628, up 21.8% from the same week in 2020, and all 10 commodity groups tracked posted an increase, the Association of American Railroads reported on June 16.
Trends across the rail industry appear positive, although ongoing congestion is an issue for inland ramps, according to leaders at our recent “Suds with Seidl” event.
Ivory Choice Terminal Co. (ICTC), a new subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming’s (G&W) contract rail and related-services division Rail Link, has acquired the assets of the Port of Ivory in Reedley, Calif.; the Port will now operate as ICTC, a G&W Choice Terminal™ bulk transfer facility.
Starting July 1, all tank car pressure relief valves (PRV) being qualified (built or rebuilt) by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) must be entered into the Railinc Component Tracking program; Siemens has launched a “Where the Jobs Are 2021” series to highlight the company’s training and career opportunities across the U.S.; TRAINFO Corp. is one of three companies in Manitoba to receive funding from the Canadian government through Western Economic Diversification Canada’s (WD) Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program; and consulting firm HDR has acquired WKE, a multi-modal transportation engineering company based in Santa Ana, Calif.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has released a bipartisan five-year surface transportation bill authorizing $78 billion for rail, freight, safety and research programs; it is a companion to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) recently advanced, and also bipartisan, $303.5 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021.