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2020 Midyear Report: North American Moment

In a world turned upside-down, opportunities abound. Will railroads seize the moment? July 1, the day that the tumultuous Year 2020 turned six months old, was a watershed day in the North American railroad saga, and not because of COVID-19, which sent the economy into a crash dive.

CP broke more grain-carrying records in June, Q2

Canadian Pacific today announced it set both a quarterly and June record for the movement of Canadian grain and grain products during what has become a standout crop year for the railroad.

PSR, The Next Generation, Part 2

Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), as we know it today, is rapidly reaching an inflection point. Escalating trade disruptions, rail strikes, blockades, weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the urgency to make supply chains more resilient.

Federal agencies, rail unions team up on safety research

Researchers at federal agencies are working with the railroad unions to understand how railroaders best receive information on safety practices.

Rail volumes make 'slow recovery' but KCS keeps capacity tight

U.S. railroads originated 794,256 carloads in June 2020, a 22% year-over-year (YoY) decline, and 1,004,933 intermodal containers, a 6% YoY drop, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Court orders Dakota pipeline shut in latest blow to U.S. fossil fuel projects

A U.S. court ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Monday over concerns about its potential environmental impact, a big win for the Native American tribes and green groups who fought the major pipeline's route across a crucial water supply for years.

US Says "All Aboard" To LNG By Rail

The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business in the United States was more or less confined to these large scale, long-term LNG supply agreements. That changed on June 19 when US officials approved the use of cryogenic railcars to ship LNG from production plants to users across North America.

Coalition demands inspection of railway near Lac-Mégantic

As Lac-Mégantic commemorates the seventh anniversary of a deadly derailment that transformed the town, a coalition has denounced the state of the nearby railway and demanded the federal government immediately inspect it.

International News


Food-service tank cars ordered

United Wagon Company and Trans-Servis, a Russian rail freight operator, signed an agreement for the supply of a batch of food-service tank cars which are expected to be delivered until the end of the year.

From Belgium to Istanbul in less than six days thanks to new railway link

H. Essers and Rail Cargo Austria have joined forces to launch a new direct rail link between the Romanian city of Curtici and the Turkish city of Istanbul. H. Essers already has an existing connection between Genk in Belgium and Curtici, which runs eight times per week. Three times a week a train will now travel from Curtici to Istanbul.

CRRC Releases Its 2019 Australia Sustainability Report

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC, 1766.HK), one of the world's largest rail transportation equipment companies continues its commitment to sustainability to cultivate win-win opportunities and unlock long-term economic value.
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