Norfolk Southern (NS) on Oct. 20 notified all employees that it will require them to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by Dec. 8.
Norfolk Southern (NS) is purchasing 100% renewable energy to power operations in its Altoona and Reading, Pa., regions, the Class I railroad reported Oct. 6.
Norfolk Southern (NS) and Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, have teamed on the first GP34ECO locomotive for yard and intermediate service; it is now undergoing testing to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions certification requirements, the companies reported on Sept. 30.
Norfolk Southern (NS) is providing $400,000 in grants to 31 food banks across states in its service area.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has found five of the seven U.S. Class I railroads to be revenue adequate for 2020: BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Soo Line (the U.S. affiliate of Canadian Pacific) and Union Pacific.
The Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal is resuming service Sept. 7, following the Port’s restoration of limited cargo and vessel operations beginning Sept. 2—just four days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana as a category 4 storm.
In Aug. 26 comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board, the United States Department of Justice took issue with many aspects of the proposed CSX-Pan Am Railways merger, citing President Biden’s July 9 Executive Order, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”
The Port of Virginia (POV) processed 293,126 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in July, up 32.6% over the prior-year period, it reported on Aug. 17.
Norfolk Southern (NS) will reopen its intermodal terminal in Greencastle, Pa., this September to boost capacity and “help ease supply-chain congestion that has slowed the flow of commerce across all modes of the U.S. transportation sector,” the railroad reported on Aug. 13.
Jim Blaze takes a technical look at the Class I’s responses to the STB’s inquiry on intermodal from his experience dating back to 1968.