Railroad Shipping

By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2011
Earlier this week, Class I rail carrier CSX announced that work it has made significant progress with its National Gateway project, with work either completed or construction underway at one-third of the National Gateway’s clearance projects.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2011
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
By Jeff Berman · September 30, 2011
The Western Coal Traffic League filed a petition with the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) requesting that the STB issue an order that would adjust the Uniform Railroad Costing System of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway Company.
By LM Staff · September 30, 2011
Carload volume—at 305,133—was up 1.1 percent annually and approached the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.
By LM Staff · September 16, 2011
Carload volume—at 278,382—was up 0.1 percent year-over-year and was down compared to the previous three weeks.
By LM Staff · September 8, 2011
August carloads—at 1,482,570—were down 0.3 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,179,838 trailers and containers—was up 0.4 percent compared to August 2010.
By LM Staff · September 2, 2011
Carload volume—299,943—was down 0.8 percent annually and was down compared to 300,521 during the week of August 20.
By LM Staff · August 5, 2011
July carloads—at 1,111,682—were down 1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 895,649 trailers and containers—was up 1.3 percent compared to July 2010.
By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2011
A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle points to the increasing importance of inland ports as a critical link in the global supply chain.
By LM Staff · July 22, 2011
Rail traffic was mixed for the week ending July 16, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2011
Class I railroad carrier CSX got things rolling on the tracks with record-setting second quarter earnings of $506 million and $0.46 per share for a 28 percent annual gain. This topped Wall Street estimates in the $0.44 per share range.
By LM Staff · July 15, 2011
Carload volume—at 245,574—was down 3.2 percent year-over-year.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2011
Following flat traffic growth on an annual basis in May, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that both carload and intermodal volumes in June were up compared to the same timeframe last year.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2011
At a time when the freight railroad industry is seeing more than its fair share of regulatory action, rail shippers received some good news last week, when the Surface Transportation Board said it is reducing the fee shippers pay to file a railroad rate or unreasonable practice complaint from $20,000 to $350—while maintaining its $150 filing fee for an expedited small rate case.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2011
The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) filed a petition with the United States Surface Transportation Board (STB), requesting that the STB adopt new rules regarding reciprocal switching between Class I railroad carriers.

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