LNG: Too Close for New England Rails

New England is appropriately deemed “energy hungry,” but we have a lot to choose from on the menu.

LNG: Too Close for New England Rails

Strong resistance to new pipeline construction in New England and downstate New York has been touted as an opportunity to develop a robust LNG-by-rail “virtual pipeline” to bring Marcellus natural gas to “energy starved New England. Despite a 2020 Presidential directive and subsequent USDOT rulemaking to encourage LNG-by-rail to New England, the mode needle has […]

CSX/PAR Sale: STB Decision #4 Accepts Application

Going forward, primary document to be called "Revised Application"

CSX/PAR Sale: STB Decision #4 Accepts Application

STB Decision No. 4 in STB Finance Docket No. 36472; Notice of Acceptance of Application and Related Filings; Issuance of Procedural Schedule. Click to read the Full Decision. Approved Schedule. Click to read the Full Decision, Approved Schedule.

CSX: The Goodness of Their Heart?

By incorporating Pan Am Systems, CSX is giving its PSR champions a juicy, low-hanging target to drive down O/R and still spare the rest of its already-there network.

CSX: The Goodness of Their Heart?

Identifying the Real Competition CSX’s prospective acquisition of PAR presents an improvement in practically every aspect of New England’s rail industry. Simply by virtue of being a Class I railroad, they will certainly improve the track, rolling stock, operation, and reliability along every mile of the PAR/PAS network. They will connect New England shippers/receivers to […]

PAR Sale: What’s New in CSX’s Third Application

CSX's 01.July Amended and Supplemented Application to acquire Pan Am Systems is ~330% bigger than the original 25.February "Minor" version, and more than twice as long as the 26.April "Significant" version.

PAR Sale: What’s New in CSX’s Third Application

02.July.2021, Washington DC — CSX’s Amended and Supplemented Application to acquire Pan Am Systems (the holding company of the various Pan Am Railways assets) is ~330% bigger than   the original 25.February “Minor” version, and more than twice as long as the 26.April “Significant” version that were rejected by the STB (Decisions 2, 3). So, […]

CP: Lac–Mégantic By-Pass Completion Set for 2023

CP: Lac–Mégantic By-Pass Completion Set for 2023

11.May – LAC-MÉGANTIC, QC – Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Soraya Martinez Ferrara, announced that the Government of Canada intends to complete the rail bypass project around downtown Lac–Mégantic in 2023. A press release indicates that a number of milestones have been […]

CP: Hapag Lloyd Adds Saint John to Weekly Service

CP: Hapag Lloyd Adds Saint John to Weekly Service

2.May – Saint John NB –  The agreement announced by Canadian Pacific and Hapag Lloyd in late 2020 is now firmly in place via a notice to customers made Wednesday, 28.April, about the startup of a weekly container service on rotation from the Mediterranean to Saint John, New Brunswick. Inbound cargo will utilize the geographic […]

CP: KCS Merger to Fall Under Pre-2001 Waivered Rules

CP: KCS Merger to Fall Under Pre-2001 Waivered Rules

23.April – WASHINGTON DC – The Surface Transportation Board on Friday afternoon released its decision on the request by Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern to review their proposed merger under the pre-2001 merger rules. CPKC had stated that the Transaction is subject to the regulations set forth at 49 C.F.R. part 1180 (2000) pursuant […]

POM: Longshoremen Issue 72-Hour Notice of Indefinite Strike

POM: Longshoremen Issue 72-Hour Notice of Indefinite Strike

23.April – MONTREAL QC – The Port of Montreal Longshoremen have given a 72-hour notice for an indefinite strike beginning on Monday, 26.April to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local (CUPE) 375, which represents over 1,100 longshoremen at Montreal’s port, said the full strike came as a response to […]

CN: ‘Superior’ Bid Announced for KCS Acquisition

CN: ‘Superior’ Bid Announced for KCS Acquisition

20.April – MONTREAL QC – In what looks seemingly like the ongoing sibling battle for the same boy or girlfriend, CN today announced that it has made a superior proposal to combine with Kansas City Southern in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $33.7 billion, or $325 per share. A release from CN states: “Together, CN […]

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