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RailState: ‘Container Volumes Drop on CPKC; Volumes on CN Continue Historic Levels’

Total container volume through the western Canada ports was 94,791 containers in May, down slightly from April’s nearly 97,000 containers, according to real-time network visibility provider RailState, which independently tracks all freight rail movements across Canada. April’s totals were the highest ever recorded by RailState, which was established in 2021. The declines all came on CPKC, which moved 15.3% less container volume than in April, and was down 2.9% from May 2023.

(Courtesy of RailState)

RailState: CN Drives Canadian Intermodal Growth in April

A combined 96,719 containers moved eastbound out of the western Canada ports in April, up 6% from March 2024 and up 56.5% from April 2023, according to real-time network visibility provider RailState, which independently tracks all freight rail movements across Canada. April volumes are the highest has ever recorded by RailState, which was established in 2021.

(Photograph Courtesy of BNSF)
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People News: Alstom, ARH, ARRC, GCRTA, Phoenix Valley Metro, RailState, Uber Freight

Alstom appoints a new Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Americas. Also, two Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) executives complete post-graduate degree programs; Alaska Railroad (ARRC) names a Director of External Affairs; Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) renews the contract of its CEO/General Manager; Valley Metro of Phoenix, Ariz., welcomes a new Chief Maintenance Officer; real-time network visibility provider RailState hires a Solutions Architect; and logistics firm Uber Freight appoints a former Norfolk Southern executive as Head of Intermodal.

Adam Nori (left) and Nick Borders (right) have joined RailState’s sales and business development team.
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People News: RailState, New Orleans RTA, UP

Adam Nori and Nick Borders have joined RailState’s sales and business development team. Also, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) appoints Lona Edwards Hankins as permanent CEO; and Union Pacific (UP) Executive Vice President and CFO Jennifer Hamann is named a recipient of The Manufacturing Institute’s 2023 Women MAKE Awards.

Duos' RIP technology performed more than seven million comprehensive railcar scans in 2022.
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Supply Side: SGS Maine Pointe, Duos Technologies

SGS Maine Pointe partners with RailState to provide rail network visibility. Also, Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (Duos) reports that its Railcar Inspection Portal (RIP) performed more than seven million comprehensive railcar scans in 2022.