PowerRail, Interstate-McBee link up

PowerRail, Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with injector and parts manufacturer Interstate-McBee of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mobile port, APM expand container facility

The Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals boards of directors in separate actions have approved a $49.5-million expansion of the container facility at the Port of Mobile.

Loco connection: Stucki acquires Magnus

Stone Canyon Industries, LLC announced the acquisition through its subsidiary, A. Stucki Company, of Magnus, LLC, a global supplier of bronze traction motor support bearings to the locomotive aftermarket.

Double-digit gains for intermodal, carloads

The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Dec. 23 was 551,566 carloads and intermodal units, up 11% compared with the same week in 2016.

OK freight plan gets federal nod

Calling freight movement “vitally important” to Oklahoma’s and the nation’s economy, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said it received federal approval for its five-year Freight Transportation Plan, to accommodate expected increases in the 800 million tons of freight valued at $1.3 billion that move through the state via rail, truck and waterway each year. The approved plan details freight trends and traffic forecasts to identify significant freight transportation projects needed in the state that will help develop partnerships and target economic growth across all modes of transportation. The state said about 58% of all freight in Oklahoma is transported by truck and 41% by rail.

General Mills signs for BNSF Chicago logistics park

RidgePort Logistics Center, one of the largest rail-served logistics projects in the Chicago area, continues to sign up tenants.

NCDOT: $6M for short line projects

The North Carolina Department of Transportation handed out nearly $6 million in grants for 12 projects aimed at short line freight service and grade crossing safety.

Forest products gain in weekly carloads

Weekly U.S. rail traffic was 560,756 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Dec. 9, up 4% percent compared with the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads.

O Canada! Intermodal up 18% in latest week

Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 572,794 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.5% compared with the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads.

AAR, GoRail honor Rep. Shuster

The Association of American Railroads and GoRail have honored House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) with the Railroad Achievement Award.