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 […]

MC: New Bedford Parcel to Support Windfarms

Cannon Street Power Station will be developed to stage and support offshore wind energy projects

MC: New Bedford Parcel to Support Windfarms

14.July, New Bedford MA – The decommissioned Cannon Street Power Station will be developed to stage and support offshore wind energy projects, and possibly serve the New Bedford fishing fleet as an additional offloading site. The redevelopment plan is pending on the announced sale of nearly the entire site by Eversource Energy and Sprague Resources, […]

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 […]

SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

UPSTART ROAD SALT DISTRIBUTOR USES RAIL TO PUSH OCEAN SALT INTO NORTHERN STATES 

SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

20.January, East Providence RI — A short string of covered hoppers headed out behind the P&W, loaded with salt drayed from Fall River MA, and bound for Shelburne VT — and on the way changing everything that’s known about sourcing road salt in New England. Upstart salt distributor Saltine Warrior has carved a new rail-based […]

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

CP, Hapag-Lloyd and DP World Look to Make Port of Saint John the Prince Rupert of the East

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

22.February, Saint John NB – The 4,115 TEU Hapag-Lloyd GLASGOW EXPRESS, due in to Saint John on 25.February, will inaugurate a new container service partnership between H-L, Canadian Pacific Railways (CP), and DP World Saint John (DPW-SJ). GLASGOW EXPRESS has been on a cycle visiting regular ports (Italy, Spain, and Morocco), and the Saint John […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]