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Vehicle shipments lead new carload report

Intermodal shipments and motor vehicle volumes regained some of their luster among U.S. Class 1 railroads in the latest weekly carload data.

Port Montreal intermodal

Feds fund Montreal port intermodal rail project

The government of Canada is committing C$18.4 million ($14.6 million) to the Port of Montreal for a rail project aimed at keeping the maritime gateway competitive in a changing global supply chain. 

coal export

Coal higher in weekly carloads

Higher export shipments helped drive Class I coal carloads higher in the latest week, according to the Association of American Railroads.

AAR

Grain a gainer for AAR carloads

While U.S. businesses tried to make sense of President Trump’s plans for punitive tariffs, they got decidedly good news from the Association of American Railroads.

BNSF railroad coal transportation

Carloads outpace intermodal for the week

The Association of American Railroads said U.S. rail freight traffic for the week ending March 24 was 526,521 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.4% from the same week in 2017.

Carloads trend up in latest week

Rejuvenated rail traffic in the United States was ahead by double digits across-the-board in the most recent week, according to the Association of American Railroads.

STB wants Class I service updates

Complaints by grain shippers and automakers have spurred the Surface Transportation Board to ask Class I railroads what they are doing to improve service across their networks.

CP says grain movement improving

Canadian Pacific Railway reported year-to-date shipments of grain through Week 31 were up 3%, or approximately 400,000 metric tons.

Best-ever month for chem carloads

Railroads in the United States originated 1,028,141 carloads in February, down 0.3% from the same month in 2017, the Association of American Railroads said.

Luc Jobin ousted at CN

CN President and CEO Luc Jobin has unexpectedly stepped down, effective immediately. The railroad’s Board has appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.Jean-Jacques Ruest Interim President and CEO “until a permanent replacement is in place.”

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