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Moody’s: Carbon Offsets Open Supply Chains Up to Financial, Reputational Risks
A new report from Moody's finds that companies that rely on buying carbon offsets as an emisisons-reduction strategy could face financial and reputational harm.
Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting Reviews the State of the Freight Railroad Market
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Tony Hatch, principal of ABH Consulting.
Railroad Activity Inside The Beltway with Ian Jefferies, President and CEO, AAR
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, welcomes back Ian Jefferies, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) in Washington, D.C.
Transport Analytics for Enterprise Rail Visibility
KALERIS, a leading provider of cloud-based transportation and asset management solutions for improved supply chain execution, launches real-time analytics for industrial and finished goods shippers, service providers, and carriers.

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Growth in Intermodal Rail Leads to New Warehouse Real Estate
Trucking is by far the predominant mode of shipping in the U.S., but it has its constraints,...
Customer-Driven Rail Intermodal Logistics: Unlocking a New Source of Value for China
China, and its national railway operator China Railway Corporation (CRC), are in the midst of a particularly favorable...

Rail News

CSX CEO E. Hunter Harrison Dies at Age 73
CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has died at the age of 73, the company said Saturday, the news comes a day after CSX disclosed Harrison took a leave of absence for undisclosed medical reasons.

Agriculture Industry Turns to Rail Transportation to Maximize Harvest Season
A farmer’s financial success hinges on proper planning and execution before the agriculture calendar turns to fall, this includes proper supply chain planning and a consistent and dependable rail service product to meet market demand.

CSX Names E. Hunter Harrison as CEO
Company announces agreement with mantle ridge to reconstitute its board, CSX shareholders to vote on proposed reimbursement in respect of foregone compensation of E. Hunter Harrison at upcoming annual meeting of shareholders.

Train Derailment Prompts Evacuation of Ellendale
A train derailment and hazardous chemical spill has prompted the partial evacuation of a small southern Minnesota town.

Transportation Regulators Are Off The Rails, Again
Shippers argue consolidation within the industry make it tough to force the kind of deal-making that leads to lower prices due to four railroads carrying 90 percent of America’s freight traffic.

CSX Shares Rise as Q3 Results Beat Estimates
CSX Corp. shares rose in Wednesday’s extended session after the railroad operator posted better-than-expected quarterly results, third-quarter earnings fell to $455 million, or 48 cents a share, from $507 million, or 52 cents a share, a year earlier.

GE Buys Software Company ShipXpress to Bolster Rail-Industry Supply Chain
The deal will complement GE’s sensor technology and Predix operating system to improve shippers’ ability to move goods and transfer information, GE Transportation said in a statement.

Two BNSF Freight Trains Collide, National Transportation Safety Board Begins Investigation
Two BNSF freight trains collided at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, resulting in a derailment and fire, there were four crew members total, two on each train.

Levitation Technology Could Revolutionize Transportation
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, says it has licensed technology that is safer and cheaper than what conventional high-speed trains use.

Canadian Pacific Calls Off Bid for Norfolk Southern
Canadian Pacific said today it was giving up on its $28 billion bid to buy Norfolk Southern Corp, after more than five months during which the No. 4 U.S. railroad rebuffed its advances and many customers spoke out against a deal.

Canadian Pacific Looking For Early Approval of Merger Structure
Canadian Pacific says it will ask federal regulators for preliminary approval of the structure of its proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern railroad.

Rail & Intermodal Looks Healthier in 2016
Intermodal is set to surge due to driver shortage issues and reliance on public spending for highway infrastructure.

Norfolk Southern Rejects Canadian Pacific’s Offer
U.S. railroad operator Norfolk Southern Corp formally rejected a revised offer from Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, saying it was worth less than CP's earlier proposal.

Canadian Pacific Officially Confirms Interest in Acquiring Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern has confirmed it received an unsolicited, low premium, non-binding highly conditional indication of interest from Canadian Pacific to acquire the company.

London’s Crossrail Transportation Infrastructure Tunneling Project Complete
The Prime Minister and Mayor of London Boris Johnson celebrated the completion of Crossrail’s tunnels by going 40 metres below the capital to thank the men and women who are constructing the new £14.8 billion east-west railway.

Customer-Driven Rail Intermodal Logistics: Unlocking a New Source of Value for China
China, and its national railway operator China Railway Corporation (CRC), are in the midst of a particularly favorable environment towards reforming the rail intermodal sector.

Another Oil Bomb Train Explosion, Third in Last Three Weeks
Six of the BNSF Railway train’s 105 cars derailed Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, two of those cars burst into flames.

Crossrail’s Tunnel Machine Enters Its Final Leg
The logistics of creating a new 118-km (73-mile) rail route with 10 new stations and 42 km (26 miles) of new tunnels underneath one of the world’s major cities are staggering.

The Growing Risk of Transporting Crude Oil by Rail
Following the recent CSX incident, someone asked me “Why do we transport something so dangerous via rail?” That’s a good question. Why do we do it?

Moving Crude Oil by Rail
Railroads are playing a critical role in this energy renaissance, with rail shipments of crude oil growing in recent years due to the flexibility and other advantages that moving crude oil by rail offers.

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Crossrail Ltd (CRL) is a company which was established in 2001 to promote and develop these vital links to meet the needs of people and businesses throughout the South East, and to ensure that London continues in its role as the…
R+L Carriers
R+L Carriers is a freight shipping company based in the United States. With nearly 50 years of service, R+L Carriers, Inc. has grown from one truck to a fleet of nearly 13,000 tractors and trailers. R+L Carriers serves a…
Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides…
Freight Filter
Freight Filter gives you the solutions you need for your international freight moves. Freight Filter was created to simplify and improve the process of pricing and booking international freight movements. In today’s day and age, there is no reason…
Whether you manage freight moving via truckload, LTL, rail, ocean or air, you’ll find value in belonging to NASSTRAC. Otherwise known as the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, NASSTRAC has been providing education, advocacy, and provider relations opportunities since 1952.
LaneHoney is a market for trucks on demand. We bring new on-demand efficiencies, all-to-all transacting and transparency to the spot market for truck capacity. LaneHoney provides freight shippers and truck carriers unparalleled access to freight market intelligence by displaying to…
The Center of Innovation for Logistics
The Center of Innovation for Logistics is the leading statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. The Center provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships needed to help the industry connect, compete, and grow globally.…
ShipXpress is the premier provider of cloud-based software solutions which enable transportation, industrial, and commodities businesses to efficiently operate and collaborate with their supply chain partners. Major North American railroads and Fortune 500 companies in the energy, agriculture, chemicals, and metal…
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a standards setting body which publishes specifications, test protocols and guidelines which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents…
Scarbrough International
Headquartered in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri – Scarbrough International, Ltd. is a full service international and domestic logistics provider with offices throughout the Midwest USA. With an office in Shanghai and partner offices in each country across the…
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