The Omaha, Neb.-based Class I railway applied for a Presidential Permit to operate and maintain the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge.
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III will no longer send an annual letter to the industry asking Class I and other railroads to comment on their end-of-year outlook for traffic volumes and operations.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said it forecasts slow growth in the world container fleet of four to five percent per year through 2019.
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The Obama administration is ratcheting up fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy duty commercial vehicles.
The U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
However, chassis lessors oppose the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement members’ plan to implement a $5 fee on chassis that move in and out of container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying it will cost them $29 million.