To an industry that routinely faces the aftermath of flooding, mudslides, avalanches, hurricanes and even earthquakes, the concept of service disruption due to an erupting volcano seems almost unthinkable. But according to a recent study, and judging by the not-so-distant history of volcanoes in the U.S., some railroads are in fact quite vulnerable to such disasters, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
BNSF Railway issued its annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report highlighting progress on key initiatives in the areas of sustaining its operations, creating value for its customers, engaging with employees and connecting with communities.
Carload commodity freight on U.S. railroads continued to slow but intermodal shipments set a brisker pace through the first 10 months of this year.
The Port of Los Angeles – the busiest U.S. container gateway – gets a state grant for $21.6 million to move ahead with the Terminal Island Railyard Enhancement Project.
If the latest commodity carload data are any indication, there could be uncertainty ahead for the U.S. economic rally.
As a way to circumvent the highway congestion around the Port of Portland, neighboring sites are vying to develop an inland intermodal facility in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
BNSF Railway Company selected Kiamichi Railroad Company as its 2018 ‘Shortline of the Year’ during its annual Shortline Conference.
Commodity and intermodal rail traffic continued to finished in positive territory for the latest week, but at a much slower pace than earlier in the year.
With rail as a central piece, the Port of New Orleans saw its development plans honored as it transforms the busiest U.S. Gulf maritime gateway.
The Port of Long Beach, the largest U.S. intermodal import gateway, set an all-time record for container volume in fiscal 2018.