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As rail strike looms, U.S. industry braces for impact

American consumers and nearly every U.S. industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month, reports the Associated Press. One of...

Worsening rail congestion slows container processing

Rail congestion for Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary BNSF and Union Pacific, the railroads servicing West Coast ports, is getting worse and slowing down container processing...

Supply bottlenecks spreading from ports to rail networks

Bottlenecks that have tied up U.S. supply chains are now spreading from ports to the freight rail networks, raising costs and adding new shipping...

U.S. chemical railcar loads hit all-time high

There are some signs that pressures might be abating for the U.S. chemical industry. Recent rail traffic data released by the Association of American...

Louisiana among states opposing ban on LNG rail transport

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a coalition of 25 states in opposition to a proposed federal rule to ban natural gas transport...

TSA directives mandate railroad cybersecurity measures

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued two security directives on Dec. 2 that mandate cybersecurity actions by passenger railroads, rail transit agencies and freight...

Nick of time: An emerging multimodal port in Mossville could help smooth kinks in...

The developers of the new Mossville Rail Port are benefitting from some rather fortuitous timing. Both phases of their multimodal facility will soon be operational,...

A shortage of everything: A ‘perfect storm’ exposes the fragility of Louisiana’s industrial supply...

It came as a surprise to many that Louisiana’s industrial supply chain was so vulnerable. A series of unfortunate and unthinkable events in 2020...

Kansas City Southern opts for Canadian Pacific bid

Kansas City Southern has decided that a $31 billion bid from Canadian Pacific is the best of two offers on the table to buy...

KCS, Savage services building Lake Charles-area railport

Savage Services is partnering with Kansas City Southern to construct a multicommodity railport with transload and railcar storage capabilities in Mossville. Savage will own and operate...

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