Customers and other stakeholders are voicing support as well as concerns to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) about CN’s proposed combination with Kansas City Southern (KCS), according to simultaneous press releases from CN and Canadian Pacific.
Port of New Orleans
With zero reportable injuries and zero human-factor-caused derailments in 2020, Class III New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) set a new safety record, “ the first time reaching this milestone for NOPB and a significant accomplishment in the railroad industry, which holds itself to stringent safety standards,” the railroad said. The record is based on NOPB data from the past 14 years.
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) reports that it is set to begin the due diligence process for a potential $1.5 billion multimodal container terminal to serve the largest container vessels calling in the Gulf of Mexico.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) and the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) a National Clean Diesel Funding grant that will cover 40% of the cost of retrofitting one diesel-electric switcher locomotive with a Tier 4-compliant prime-mover.
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.
Kansas City Southern, confirming an earlier report in Railway Age, will re-start a Texas-New Orleans intermodal shuttle.
The Port of New Orleans is starting to ramp up intermodal rail service, beginning with a new Texas connection.
The Port of New Orleans has given its blessing, and more, for a plan to redevelop a defunct city shipyard into an intermodal terminal.
Port of New Orleans President and Chief Executive Brandy Christian has been appointed to the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC).