Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Rail, Intermodal Providers Add Technology, Improve Operations to Boost Efficiency

Intermodal providers talk about improving efficiency. From left to right: Tony Hatch, a consultant with ABH Consulting, moderates a panel discussion on precision scheduled railroading with Heller and Reardon. (Mindy Long/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Rail and intermodal providers said they are increasing speed and efficiency to become more competitive, and technology is helping them improve operations.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
September 19, 2019
Government, Business

Intermodal Industry Faces Uncertainties After Strong 2018

Intermodal industry look ahead as tariffs, economic issues loom. From left to right: Strauss, Armstrong, Gross, Jensen and Ross (Mindy Long/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — After a banner year in 2018, the intermodal industry is being challenged by a variety of issues, but it remains resilient despite uncertainties.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Canadian National Railway Acquires Canada, New York Line

Canadian National Rail Norm Betts/Bloomberg News

Canadian National Railway will take over about 220 miles of railroad throughout Canada and Upstate New York in a deal that could affect about 60 positions.

McKenzie Delisle | Press Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.)
September 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Shippers Discuss ELDs, Intermodal in Cowen Survey

CSX train Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Shippers expect to put more freight on railroads next year as concern persists about how the electronic-logging device mandate will tighten trucking capacity in 2018, according to a Cowen and Co. survey.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Steady Growth Seen for Transloading, Supply Chain Experts Say

IANA panel IANA panelists (from left), Peter Wolff of TTX, Leachman of the University of California-Berkeley, Tuthill of CMA CGM, Jonathan Wahba of Canadian Pacific Railway and Boyle of Quik Pick Express. (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Since 2007, transloading has grown at double the rate of U.S. imports, and supply chain experts believe it will become more popular because of the benefits to the entire supply chain.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2017
Business, Logistics

Port of Virginia Begins CSX Service to New Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal

CSX double-stack train TT File Photo

CSX Transportation on Sept. 7 opened an intermodal terminal outside of Pittsburgh, and now the Port of Virginia will serve Pennsylvania and Ohio via double-stack trains.

September 24, 2017