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Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The two largest short line and regional rail operators in North America will become one, with this week’s announcement that Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) will acquire RailAmerica for an all-cash purpose price of $27.50 per share—or roughly $1.39 billion.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A report by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG), entitled “Strategic Advantages of Moving Mail by Rail,” highlights the fact that moving USPS services and products on rail could be highly advantageous and beneficial for the USPS, with multiple benefits.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Carload volume—at 243,156—was down 1 percent annually, and intermodal—203,362 trailers and containers—were up 5.6 percent.
Friday, June 29, 2012
In a widely anticipated move, Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Railway formally named Hunter Harrison as its president and chief executive office and a member of its Board of Directors.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Late last week, a U.S. District judge in the District of Columbia granted class action certification to shipper plaintiffs in a lawsuit which maintains that four United States-based Class I railroads—Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern Corp., and CSX—worked together , or colluded, on fuel surcharges assessed to shippers.
Friday, June 08, 2012
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that carload and intermodal volumes were mixed in May, continuing an uneven trend of growth on the tracks.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said ahead of its annual shareholder meeting earlier today that Fred Green, president and CEO, has left the company. This move comes in the wake of a proxy vote by activist investor Bill Ackman, head of Pershing Square Capital Management, and the single largest CP shareholder with a 14.1 percent stake in the company.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Norfolk, Virginia-based carrier reported first quarter net income of $410 million—or $1.23 per share—which was up 26 percent compared to the first quarter of 2011 and ahead of Wall Street expectations of $1.12 per share.
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Friday, April 06, 2012
March carloads—at 1,123,298—were down 69,190 carloads or 1.9 percent annually. Intermodal—at 928,350 trailers and containers—was up 31,348 units or 2.4 percent compared to March 2011.