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Road and Rail Railroads

  • The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement retailers such as Lowe's and Home Depot in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas as a result of damages from Hurricane Irma will fill trailers and containers not already claimed by shipments for the holiday shopping season. This magnified it, "XPO...

  • Sept 14- Major trucking and logistics firms like XPO Logisitcs Inc, Daseke Inc and United Parcel Service Inc said capacity will shrink due to a rush of construction and repair shipments to big-box retailers and households across the storm-crippled U.S. The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement...

  • Sept 13- Csx Corp said on Wednesday it has resumed normal train operations into Waycross and Savannah, in Georgia, and limited service into Jacksonville, Florida, where it has also reopened intermodal facilities. The No. 3 U.S. railroad also said engineering crews worked through the night to restore service in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama but that...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad said customers should still expect delays for traffic moving into and out of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina due to power outages linked to Hurricane Irma. CSX said it expects to resume rail service to Tampa on Wednesday night, while its route from Jacksonville to Orlando was still being evaluated with no timetable for...

  • Sept 12- Norfolk Southern Corp said on Tuesday some rail routes closed by Hurricane Irma were being restored to service as it was safe to do so, and has started to run trains accordingly. Norfolk Southern has opened origin facility gates for shipments destined to Charleston, South Carolina, though gates remained closed to traffic destined for Jacksonville,...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has major rail yards in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa, on the state's western Gulf Coast. CSX serves 12 ports, including Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, and Panama City. For Georgia, CSX has major rail yards in Atlanta, coastal Savannah, and Waycross as part of its 2,700 miles of track.

  • Sept 7- A week before Hurricane Harvey walloped Houston, workers for Union Pacific Corp began moving rail cars out of the railroad's Englewood switching yard near downtown and brought in enough generators to fill 70 tractor trailers to keep signal systems running. The Englewood yard flood was part of widespread problems caused by catastrophic floods in...

  • Sept 7- CSX Corp, the No. 3 U.S. railroad, said all shipments scheduled into the greater Miami, Florida area on Thursday through the weekend will experience delays due to Hurricane Irma. CSX also said intermodal traffic destined to Florida East Coast Railway locations will be temporarily discontinued from 5 p.m. local time on Thursday until further notice.

  • Sept 7- A week before Hurricane Harvey walloped Houston, workers for Union Pacific Corp began moving rail cars out of the railroad's Englewood switching yard near downtown and brought in enough generators to fill 70 tractor trailers to keep signal systems running. Union Pacific's challenge is shared by other transport companies like FedEx Corp and Old...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 6- Mexican mining conglomerate Grupo Mexico has resumed plans to list its transportation division, including its Ferromex railroad operator, on Mexico's stock exchange, four sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. It planned to raise between 13.7 billion and 16.0 billion pesos. Grupo Mexico struck a $2.1 billion deal in March to...

  • Sept 6- CSX Corp cut its full-year 2017 earnings per share growth forecast on Wednesday and said its operating ratio, a closely watched performance metric, had worsened, in light of service problems this summer that sparked fierce customer blowback. Shares in the No. 3 U.S. railroad were up more than 3 percent in a sign investors had braced for worse news following...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 5- Disruptions and delays to U.S. wheat exports from Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey will persist for days more, trade experts said on Tuesday, after shipments were wiped out last week by flooded railroad tracks and closed ports. The storm came ashore on Aug. 25 and became the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than half a century, closing...

  • Amtrak continues to invest in commuting rails: Amtrak Co-CEO

    Wick Moorman, co-CEO of Amtrak, discusses what's next after the "summer of hell" commuters went through as the company scheduled emergency repairs throughout the summer.

  • Amtrak CEO: Refreshing our rail systems

    Richard Anderson, Amtrak president & co-CEO, talks about the challenges of renewing infrastructure projects along the Northeast corridor.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 1- Global commodities trader Cargill Inc does not expect a significant impact on freight costs or logistics from the massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, its top executive said on Friday. Cargill, which has not experienced any price spikes in rail rates, does expect to see an increase in certain types of freight to...

  • Some freight was starting to move in the Houston area, No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific said, but it is still holding back shipments destined for Brownsville and 36 rail stations in the Beaumont and Orange areas, including Port Arthur, all in Texas. Workers completed repairs on some rail infrastructure to the north and south of Houston, but many routes in southern...

  • Aug 31- BNSF Railway Co said on Thursday it has made progress restoring rail service and facility operations in parts of the Houston area and other areas of southeastern Texas roiled by Hurricane Harvey. The carrier owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it had restored service on its line north out of Houston and a portion...

  • Aug 31- Union Pacific Corp said on Thursday that workers completed repairs on some rail infrastructure to the north and south of storm-battered Houston, but many routes in southern Texas were still being inspected, in some cases by helicopters and drones. Major U.S. railroads have warned that it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston...

  • UNION PACIFIC CORP SAYS SWITCHING OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS IN PRIMARY RAIL FREIGHT YARDS IN THE HOUSTON AREA.

  • DETROIT, Aug 29- No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp said on Tuesday that a key rail gateway in Texas linking the United States and Mexico remains open, allowing the company to keep running trains north and south. The Omaha, Nebraska- based company said in an announcement to customers on its website that it is re-routing shipments into California that normally run...