A two-horse race is entering the home stretch with a decision expected soon on whether to relocate Norfolk Southern Corp.’s headquarters to Atlanta.
September’s change of seasons didn’t cool off the year-long rise in U.S. rail freight commodities and intermodal traffic.
The state of Georgia will spend $92 million to double the Port of Savannah’s annual rail capacity to more than 1 million containers by 2020.
Growing e-commerce and the run-up to end-of-year retail sales helped intermodal shipments gain in the weekly rail freight report from the Association of American Railroads.
There has been some speculation that Norfolk Southern will pull up stakes in Norfolk, Va., and relocate its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, Ga., where the railroad’s operations and engineering forces have been historically located.
Another month, another milestone for surging North American rail freight with one caveat – ongoing uncertainty over U.S. trade policy.
Deep into a summer of simmering trade and economic issues, grain and petroleum continued to lead growing U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 25.
Rail traffic in the U.S. for the week ending August 18 was 567,477 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.7% compared with the same week in 2017.
An anti-cargo-theft operation in Chicago’s South Side conducted jointly by the Norfolk Southern Police Department and the Chicago Police Department sparked outrage in the community.
Trainyard Tech, LLC recently placed its CLASSMASTER™ Process Control System for hump yards in service at Norfolk Southern’s Conway Yard in Conway, Pa.