Comtrex and Rockwood Steel study addresses operations gaps in freight railroad sector

Commodities shippers that typically move freight via railroad carriers can face different challenges on a day-to-day basis for things like service issues and asset management, among others. A recent study issued by Houston-based Comtrex Inc., an open electronic railroad marketplace focused on bringing transparency and analytics to commercial transactions between rail shipper storage providers asset […]

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The State of the Rail/Intermodal Markets

Date/TimeThursday, October 26, 2017 2:00PM ModeratorJeff Berman, Group News Editor, Logistics Management PanelistsLarry Gross, Freight Transportation Analyst and Intermodal Expert, FTR Tony Hatch, Consultant/Analyst, ABH Consulting Register Today! Even in the lean economic times of recent years, the rail/intermodal markets did a better than average job of investing in their infrastructure compared to other modes—and […]

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STB hearing highlights CSX’s service improvements and mixed views on service from shippers

Freight railroad stakeholders congregated in Washington, D.C. yesterday for a public listening session at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) focusing on Class I rail carrier CSX’s service issues. The objective of the session, which was originally scheduled for mid-September but was pushed back because of Hurricane Irma, was to allow the STB to hear from […]

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CSX touts improving service metrics

Ahead of an upcoming public listening session at the Surface Transportation focusing on its recent service issues set for October 11, Class I railroad carrier CSX said this week that some of its key service metrics are now showing positive gains as it works to implement its Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) efforts. PSR is a […]

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STB reschedules listening session for CSX service issues

Earlier this week, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said the public listening session for CSX Transportation’s recent service rail service issues has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 11. The session was originally scheduled for Monday, September 11, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. STB officials said the objective of the listening […]

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CEI tells Senate committee that railroad reciprocal switching is not the track to take

The case against freight railroad reciprocal switching is alive and well based on a letter from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit libertarian think tank, to U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune and Ranking Members Bill Nelson and Corey Booker sent earlier this week. “Unfortunately, some powerful industrial […]

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CSX cites gains in service efficiencies from Precision Scheduled Railroading improvements

Coming on the heels of back and forth correspondence with the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) over various service issues, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad carrier CSX said today that things have started to turn the corner for the better. “CSX has made very good progress in the last 60 days in transitioning […]

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