CSX to STB on “an Efficient and Fluid” Intermodal Terminal Environment

CSX President and CEO Jim Foote on Aug. 2 responded to Surface Transportation Board Chairman Marty Oberman’s July 22 letter to Class I railroad CEOs requesting information on the extent of congestion at key U.S. container terminals and on their railroads’ policies and practices for assessing container demurrage fees.
USA

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Canadian railways boast record grain volumes in 2020-2021

Canada
Canadian Pacific and CN shattered records for hauling Canadian grain and grain products in the 2020-2021 crop year, which ran from Aug. 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021.

Autonomous rail freight transport at GoA4 to be tested in Finland

Europe
A Finnish project to develop autonomous industrial rail freight services using ATO over ETCS at GoA4 on short distances between factories or to ports is due to enter the development and verification phase following the allocation of funding.

Savage Debuts Stockton, Calif., Railport

USA
Savage Railport-Stockton primarily handles U.S.-produced renewable fuels, and offers 20 transload spots. Served by OmniTRAX affiliate Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad, it connects with BNSF and Union Pacific.

Call for Entries: Railway Age 2021 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year

Rail Events
Railroads in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are eligible for an award. Our 2021 honorees will be recognized at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Annual Connections Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 17-19, 2021.

AAR: Rail Volumes ‘Decelerate’ in July

USA
Gray said this was due to “more difficult comparisons and because various external factors have led to a recent deceleration in rail volumes.” He provided examples.

Virgin Atlantic Targets The Bahamas With New Boeing 787 Service

Airline News
Virgin Atlantic is upping its offerings in the Caribbean this winter with a new service to The Bahamas.

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