As domestic US coal volumes continue to shrink, Union Pacific executives said they are closely watching terminal developments in Longview, Washington, and even exploring the potential of exporting coal [...]
A public-private partnership completed Friday a $1.2 million rail project at the Port of Stockton, allowing the facility to potentially double its volume of iron ore and coal exports, officials said.
The 5,825 feet of new track put into operation will allow the port to handle up to six ore or coal trains a week, [...]
Excerpts from the Los Angeles Times. Note that the Jobs 1st Alliance includes the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, BNSF Railway, Union Pacific, and others:
The Jobs 1st Alliance fears that the ports could lose as many as 100,000 jobs when the Panama Canal overhaul allows much [...]
Union Pacific is expected to spend about $417 million to build an intermodal switching yard at Santa Teresa – just inside New Mexico near El Paso, Texas – plus an intermodal ramp for regional traffic, a fueling facility for its trains, and crew change buildings.
The carrier needs to modernize and expand from its El [...]
“It’s going to be a pretty good year for the railroads,” said Anthony Hatch, an independent New York-based transportation analyst. International container traffic will rise as much as 7 percent this year, he said.
Growing global demand is helping to boost overseas sales of everything from aircraft to cotton, [...]
Some business leaders worry Panama Canal expansion could threaten jobs in Valley, region
A number of projects are under way to further improve operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, including terminal upgrades, modernizing of infrastructure and deepening of the port channel, which should be completed in two years.
Peter Peyton, president [...]
From Port Strategy’s Dec. 20 “First call drive” article:
Oakland is storming the business ramparts to grab more traffic and get more shipping lines to use the port as the gateway to the Midwest and beyond. That means becoming the first port of call, and not being used only as the distribution point for [...]
Some observers are warning that as Beijing clings to more coal to construct its new economy, America may become a key provider of the fuel source—at its own economic peril.
“Given U.S. coal resources and the absence of a real clean economy policy strategy from Washington, the U.S. could easily wind up simply auctioning off [...]
Union Pacific officials recently reconfirmed that an earlier statement on a possible rail line between Mexico’s Punta Colonet and the U.S. continues to hold true:
“We had a lot of pushback at the local level, at the state level and at the congressional level,” a Union Pacific spokesperson said. “We had a lot of ‘not [...]
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