CN: Laurentia to Shake Up East Coast Container Patterns

AUTOMATED, RAIL-ORIENTED QUEBEC CITY TERMINAL WILL SIPHON 1.6 MILLION TEU FROM PANYNJ, MONTREAL, NORFOLK, HALIFAX.

CN: Laurentia to Shake Up East Coast Container Patterns

According to the highly-detailed May.2020 report, Laurentia project: An Analysis of Economic Issues, the proposed container terminal within the Port of Quebec  will draw its projected 1.6 million TEU throughput objective primarily from U.S. East Coast ports, with only relatively small negative effect on Montreal and Halifax. It will also substantially increase rail intermodal traffic […]

No Tanks; Northeast Railroads Move Refurbished Mobile Howitzers

No Tanks; Northeast Railroads Move Refurbished Mobile Howitzers

Limestone, ME – 22.October – On 16.October, thirty-nine 89-foot flat cars departing the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, loaded with 76 refurbished M109 mobile howitzers, also known as Paladins. The move started with Maine Northern handling the howitzers (mistakenly called tanks by observers not in the know) from Loring to Oakfield, Maine, […]

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

Calgary, AB – 21.October –It has been no secret that Canadian Pacific has sights set on the two new east coast ports it gained through the Central Maine & Quebec Railway acquisition.  While Searsport has been mentioned for the bulk and liquid terminal capacity, CP President and CEO, Keith Creel, expanded upon his goal for […]

CP Inks Multi-Year A.P. Moller-Maersk Deal

CALGARY, AB – 19.October  – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has announced a strategic, multi-year rail agreement with A.P. Moller – Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal. The agreement is further to a September 15 announcement regarding the construction of a new, world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options […]

G&U: STB Grants Exemption to Operate on CSX Milford Secondary

BOARD GRANTS EXEMPTION FOR EASEMENT AND OPERATION ON 8.4-MILE LINE.

G&U: STB Grants Exemption to Operate on CSX Milford Secondary

14. October, Washington DC – From the Board’s Decision: Grafton and Upton Railroad Company (G&U) [is permitted to] acquire by easement and operate approximately 8.4 miles of rail line (known as the Milford Secondary) between milepost QVG 0.0 and milepost QVG 8.4 in Milford, Bellingham, and Franklin, Mass. … which is owned by CSX Transportation, […]

CP Adds Detroit Tunnel 100% Ownership to 2020 Shopping Spree

CP Adds Detroit Tunnel 100% Ownership to 2020 Shopping Spree

CALGARY, AB – 16.October – Canadian Pacific and OMERS Infrastructure , the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the province of Ontario, announced today they have entered into a purchase agreement whereby CP will acquire full ownership of the Detroit River Rail Tunnel from certain affiliates of OMERS Detroit River Tunnel Partnership. The purchase […]

PAR Sale: Halfway there?

STRANGERS ON THE TRAIN INDICATE PAR SALE ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TRACK THAN EVERYONE EXPECTED. CSX, NS, AND CONRAIL SENIOR EXECUTIVES COMB EAST DEERFIELD AND MECHANICVILLE YARDS.

PAR Sale: Halfway there?

15.October, East Deerfield MA – After weeks running back and forth along the PAR Main Line beneath peaking New England foliage, leaving only a churning wake of fluttering fallen leaves and head-scratching speculation, the post-PAR world is taking some shape. After disposing of countless rumors and gathering the few plausible truths, a surprising but sensible prospect has emerged to resolve the […]

Cold Storage Facility Approved for Portland Waterfront

Planning Board Approval for $30million Maine International Cold Storage Facility for Emskip

Cold Storage Facility Approved for Portland Waterfront

The Portland Planning Board on Tuesday approved the 120,000-square-foot Maine International Cold Storage warehouse proposed at the port. The Maine Port Authority and Emskip (which has weekly container ships to Portland from Europe) have pushed the plan for a number of years, lining up developer Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure of Yarmouth and investment firm, Amber Infrastructure.  […]

Digital Transformation Will Drive The Need For Speed And Near-Shoring says Petrolog’s Rutherford

Next-Day shipping means inventory and manufacturing closer to consumers.

Expectations of consumers for quick delivery will transform the supply chain, says Mike Rutherford, Senior Vice President AmericanPetrolog LLC. Speaking at the Northeast Association of Rail Shippers,  Rutherford,  gave a sweeping view of changes in society leading to changes in manufacturing and thus rail movements. With manufacturing leaving China, more goods will arrive from Mexico […]

Orford Express Ceases Operations in Quebec

Orford Express Ceases Operations in Quebec

  Magog, Quebec – 8.October – The PAL + management team has made the decision to cease operations of the Orford Express tourist train. The train had been inactive for the past few months due to COVID-19. This decision is the result of several factors including the growth and development of the group’s other businesses. […]

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