Railroad Shipping

By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2016
This ANPR stems from Section 11 the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 (passed by Congress late last year), which, the STB noted, instructs the STB to “initiate a proceeding to assess procedures that are available to parties in litigation before courts to expedite such litigation and the potential application of any such procedures to rate cases.”
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2016
June carloads were down 7 percent, or 93,687, to 1,245,025, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 5.6 percent, or 170,607 units, to 2,540,265.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
Carloads were down 5.2 percent annually at 257,965, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 2.7 percent annually to 268,196.
By LM Staff · June 24, 2016
Rail carloads fall 8.5 percent annually at 250,748, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 4.2 percent to 265,438.
By LM Staff · June 17, 2016
Carloads dipped 8.7 percent annually at 248,039, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 6.3 percent to 265,432.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2016
The financial impact of the United States railroad industry on all facets of the nation’s economy cannot even come close to being understated based on research issued today by the Association of American Railroads in its second 2016 “State of the Industry Report,” which features research from an economic impact study by Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI).
By LM Staff · June 10, 2016
Carloads saw a 16.6 percent annual decline at 224,258, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 17.9 percent at 231,088.
By Jeff Berman · June 3, 2016
May carloads saw a 10.3 percent annual decline at 962,571, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 3.3 percent, or 36,365 units, to 1,049,631.
By LM Staff · May 13, 2016
Rail carloads, at 233,047, were down 14.8 percent, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 6.4 percent to 259,876.
By LM Staff · April 29, 2016
Carloads saw a 17.1 percent annual decline to 230,599, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 6.3 percent at 261,347.
By LM Staff · April 22, 2016
Carloads fell 12.9 percent annually to 240,462, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 7.4 percent at 259,317.
By Jeff Berman · April 18, 2016
Freight transportation shipments and expenditures finished the first quarter in declining fashion, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By LM Staff · April 15, 2016
Carloads dropped 20 percent compared to the same week a year ago at 229,704, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 7.8 percent annually at 249,355.
By Jeff Berman · April 11, 2016
The proposed nearly $30 billion merger of Class I railroad heavyweights Canadian Pacific (CP) and Norfolk Southern (NS) has come to an end despite myriad repeated overtures by the former. That was the word from Calgary-based CP, with the company saying today it has officially terminated its efforts to merge with CP, coupled with withdrawing a resolution in which it had asked NS shareholders to vote in favor of good-faith negotiations between the railroads and stating that it will not make any further financial offers or overtures to meet with the NS board of directors.
By LM Staff · April 8, 2016
Carloads fell 14.2 percent, or 198,737, to 1,196,167, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 7.7 percent, or 104,343 units, to 1,250,925 in March.

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