Victoria County (Texas) Navigation District has selected TNW Corp. to provide rail operations for the Port of Victoria (POV) and to co-develop a planned multi-modal logistics facility.
Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin J. Oberman has called on the CEOs of the seven North American Class I’s to provide information on the extent of congestion at key U.S. container terminals and on their policies and practices for assessing container demurrage fees, citing reports of “substantial charges being levied by the railroads for container storage at these terminals.”
From the seven North American Class I’s and more than 600 short lines and regionals to the ancillary rail industry, women are making their mark. Hydie McAlister of Hempstead, Tex.-based McAlister Assets is among them. With no prior experience in the rail business, she recognized an opportunity for Class I rail-served industrial parks in her home state while meeting with an investor in 2015. And now she’s developed two with her business partner Sharon Beach.
Two new industrial properties on the BNSF network have been certified as part of the Class I railroad’s Premier Parks, Sites and Transload program, bringing the total to 29; they are located in Montana and Texas.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) process is now under way for program management/program controls services for the development of Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) Louisiana International Terminal.
Transportation Technology Center, Inc., President Lisa Stabler has announced her retirement, after more than a decade of service at the wholly owned Association of American Railroads (AAR) subsidiary.
Most railroads operate through at least some mountainous territory along their lines, but perhaps no road faces a greater challenge than BNSF.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on May 28 sent identical letters to the Class I railroad CEOs—the second set of letters in as many days—requesting that they continue providing quarterly information about their revenues from demurrage and accessorial charges.
Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin J. Oberman has called on the CEOs of the seven North American Class I’s to provide an update on their preparedness to meet service demands, particularly as railroad employment rates have fallen.
BNSF and Wabtec reported May 17 that their three-month pilot of a battery-electric locomotive (BEL) reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an average of 11% in a revenue service train.