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The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. recorded new rail-car orders for 6,300 units valued at $684 million and deliveries of 4,100 units in its fiscal-year first quarter that ended Nov. 30, 2021.

New U.S. Steel Facility Coming to Arkansas

Permitting for the project is under way, and U.S. Steel expects to break ground in first-quarter 2022, with full operation anticipated in 2024.

CN Submits Notice of Intent to File Responsive Application With the Surface Transportation Board

CN yesterday evening submitted a notice of intent to file a responsive application on February 28, 2022, with the Surface Transportation Board in accordance with the STB’s procedural schedule for review of the pending Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern merger.

CSX/Pan Am: Bringing New England Into the Class I Railroad Network

Currently pending before the Surface Transportation Board are an application by CSX to acquire Pan Am Railways and a related petition regarding operation of Pan Am Southern by the Berkshire & Eastern Railroad.

New NS President Admits Problems, Promises Solutions

Alan Shaw introduced himself to the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers with a statement he clearly would have preferred to avoid.

CP CEO Makes Case for Intermodal Service from Mexican Port

Mexico’s port of Lazaro Cardenas will become a significant option in addressing congestion at U.S. West Coast ports and a “necessary” addition to the intermodal supply chain under the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger.

Steel Output Rises After Holiday Lull

Activity at steel mills in the United States perked up in the first full week of January, rising by 1.6 percent compared with the week that included the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

December CPI: The Sting of 7%

December's 0.5% increase in the Consumer Price Index marks a slowdown from November's gain, but the relative size should not detract from the absolute size which shows prices continue to rise at a menacing pace.

Supply Chain Disruptions Taking Severe Toll, Say US Chemical Makers

In a survey by the American Chemistry Council, US chemical manufacturers say that supply chain and freight disruptions are taking a severe toll on operations, with two-thirds reporting lost production, and more than 90% reporting shipping delays.

International News

Rio Tinto Will Buy 4 Battery-Electric Locomotives from Wabtec

Mining company Rio Tinto will be purchasing four FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives from rail technology provider Wabtec as part of its wider efforts to reduce scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.
High-Strength Steel Gondola. United States Steel Corp., Norfolk Southern and The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. have teamed to design a “sustainable, high-strength steel” gondola. Learn More:

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