Details are still pending after at least one and as many as three train cars overturned at Emporia, Kansas’ Bunge Oilseed Production facility recently.
KVOE News was told on site Saturday that […]
From the Los Angeles Times:
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. and harbor officials are seeking to overturn a decision in March by Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Barry P. Goode.
Goode ruled that the port and BNSF violated state law by failing to adequately assess the environmental impacts of the proposed Southern […]
From the Press-Telegram:
A judge’s ruling in favor of Long Beach and other litigants in a pivotal lawsuit challenging a $500 million rail-yard project at the Port of Los Angeles puts the project on an indefinite pause and may give Long Beach officials considerable leverage in negotiating greater environmental protections for any future project design.
The Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) board last week welcomed four new members and installed officers for the 2016 membership year.
Katie Farmer, group vice president for consumer products of BNSF Railway Co., was reelected chairman. Farmer has more than 20 years of experience in the railroad industry and is responsible for the commercial […]
From the Los Angeles Times:
A coalition of environmentalists, community groups and Long Beach officials is seeking a court order to halt construction of a controversial $500-million Port of Los Angeles rail yard that they claim will increase pollution in surrounding low-income, minority communities.
During hearings Monday and Tuesday, attorneys representing the group asked Contra […]
The Port of Vancouver on Thursday shined a spotlight on the completion of a $30 million project — a new rail entrance to the port dubbed the “trench” — that’s part of a larger effort to relieve congestion and to speed products to markets.
A new rail entrance to the port, the project allows trains […]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The same congestion that snarled U.S. Pacific Coast ports earlier this year is headed for ports on the East Coast, a BNSF Railway executive warned earlier this week.
“Port congestion, many have said, is not over,” Dean Wise, BNSF vice president of network strategy said Tuesday at the Council of […]
Katie Farmer, group vice president of consumer products at BNSF Railway, has taken office as the first woman to chair the Intermodal Association of North America’s board of directors.
Farmer succeeded Phil Shook, director of intermodal at C.H. Robinson, who remains on the board.
Trucker Kevin Lhotak, president of Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc., was named […]
BNSF Railway is no longer accepting empty containers headed to Seattle and Tacoma marine terminals at railyards in Chicago; St. Paul, Minnesota, Denver and Omaha, citing reduced labor productivity at the Pacific Northwest Ports.
The Class I railroad reinstated its ban on empty containers heading to the two ports at Logistics Park Chicago in Elwood, […]
A new contract between the Pacific Northwest’s busiest railroad, BNSF, and Tacoma’s home-grown Tideflats shortline railroad, Tacoma Rail, could give the Port of Tacoma an additional competitive edge over rival ports.
Under the new contract, Tacoma Rail is refueling, doing minor maintenance and stocking the locomotives with supplies to allow them to get back on […]
Developers of the largest of the region’s proposed coal-export terminals have shifted their site plan to claim a dramatic reduction in impacts on wetlands.
Simultaneously, SSA Marine, the Seattle international terminal operator, said it will speed up plans to operate Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) north of Bellingham at full capacity. The capacity planning, along with […]
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