Railroad Shipping

By Jeff Berman · March 26, 2013
Legislation geared to remove the industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws is rolled out by a bipartisan Senate due, and the arguments for an and against removing the railroads industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws remain the same.
By LM Staff · March 15, 2013
Carload volume—at 276,698—was down 0.9 percent, and intermodal—at 235,174 containers and trailers—was up 4 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · December 17, 2012
Heads of NITL and AAR discuss differences over railroad switching at RailTrends conference.
By LM Staff · November 16, 2012
Carload volume—at 283,414—was down 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal at 249,531 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2012
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) last week announced it is requesting the disclosure of additional information in regards to a new rule regarding interchange commitments underlying a lease or rail-line sale filed with the STB, also known as paper barriers.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2012
Leading off third quarter earnings results for Class I railroads, CSX last night reported net earnings of $455 million, which was down 2 percent annually and $0.44 per share, which fell short of Wall Street estimates of $0.47 and ahead of last year’s $0.43.
By LM Staff · October 5, 2012
September carloads—at 1,152,174—were down 3.7 percent—or 43,746 carloads— annually. Intermodal—at 973,715 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent—or 24,126 trailers and containers—compared to September 2011.
By LM Staff · September 21, 2012
Carload volume—at 291,350—was down 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 251,720 trailers and containers—were up 3.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2012
NS said it expects earnings to be in the $1.18-$1.25 range per diluted share.
By Jeff Berman · September 11, 2012
STB officials wrote in a decision to the two railroads, whom were seeking STB approval for the discussion, that it determined it was a “minor transaction” as defined by its regulations.
By LM Staff · August 31, 2012
Carload volume—at 297,042—was down 0.8 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 248,364 trailer and containers were up 5.2 percent annually.
By LM Staff · August 24, 2012
Carload volume—at 293,916—was down 2.1 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 247,224 trailers and containers—were up 3.6 percent.
By Jeff Berman · August 21, 2012
A report submitted to Congress by the Federal Railroad Administration earlier this month stated that there are still many obstacles to implementing Positive Train Control systems for U.S. railroads.
By LM Staff · August 10, 2012
Carload volume—at 228,229—was up 0.4 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 243,261 trailers and containers—were up 3.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2012
In an effort to “further protect shippers from unreasonable rail rates,” the United States Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said this week it is rolling out two initiatives to help them on this front.

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