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Eric Kulisch Thursday, March 16, 2023

Air cargo market may not improve even if economy does

A multitude of mixed economic signals make it difficult to predict a recovery in air cargo business this year. Even if global trade picks up, the lion’s share of shipments will go by ocean.

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Boeing adds 737-800 freighter conversion line in India

Boeing is meeting customer demand by adding a facility to carry out passenger-to-cargo conversions in India. Some wonder whether the market will soon be oversaturated.

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, March 14, 2023

DOT approves private equity buy of Atlas Air, company says

Atlas Air has apparently cleared the final hurdle for its sale to Wall Street hedge funds.

Lori Ann LaRocco Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Viewpoint: Tug of war between higher wages and inflation

More than 130,000 civil and public servants who are part of the Public and Commercial Services Union will walk out in what it is calling the largest strike in civil service in decades. 

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Cargo influences British Airways to use big jets on European hops

IAG’s cargo division has convinced management to use larger passenger jets on some short-hop routes to capture more cargo business.

Eric Kulisch Friday, March 10, 2023

Latam Cargo launches flower flights to Los Angeles

Latam Airlines’ cargo division is diversifying routes for flower exporters with a new destination in Los Angeles.

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Brielle Jaekel Thursday, February 16, 2023

How has state marijuana legalization affected trucking?

The American Transportation Research Institute is again investigating the safety and other impacts on the trucking industry of state-level marijuana legalization — as well as additional questions the issue raises.

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Joanna Marsh Monday, March 20, 2023

Rail Roundup: CSX, Norfolk Southern and RailState

CSX makes changes to its operational team and beefs up its industrial development program, while Norfolk Southern reaches another sick leave agreement with a union. Also, RailState names a former BNSF executive to its advisory board.

Joanna Marsh Saturday, March 18, 2023

Stockholder rights law firm sues Norfolk Southern over PSR

A law firm specializing in stockholder rights wants Norfolk Southern investors to join a class-action lawsuit over precision scheduled railroading. The firm says certain PSR practices compromised safety and depressed NS stock prices.

Joanna Marsh Friday, March 17, 2023

Ohio House members introduce their version of a bill addressing rail safety

Two Congressional representatives from Ohio have introduced a rail safety that they say would build off of NTSB’s findings into the cause of the Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern train.

Joanna Marsh Friday, March 17, 2023

Canadian Pacific announces leadership of merged company

Canadian Pacific laid out who will be in key leadership roles after the company merges with Kansas City Southern in April.

Joanna Marsh Friday, March 17, 2023

Rail shippers watching to see whether any benefits come from CP-KCS merger

Shippers and others weigh in on the Surface Transportation Board approving the railroad merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern.

Joanna Marsh Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Regulators OK Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger

The Surface Transportation Board has approved merger plans between Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern railroads.

Joanna Marsh Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Norfolk Southern reaches sick leave agreements with 2 more unions

The International Association of Machinists and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen have each reached sick leave agreements with Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC).

Joanna Marsh Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Ohio sues Norfolk Southern over February train derailment

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Tuesday the state has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Norfolk Southern in order to ensure the railroad will be financially responsible for derailment costs and economic damages.

Joanna Marsh Monday, March 13, 2023

Rail Roundup: Norfolk Southern, 2 unions reach sick leave deal

A roundup of recent news items from Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Amtrak and the Surface Transportation Board.

Joanna Marsh Friday, March 10, 2023

Senators prod Norfolk Southern CEO on views about rail safety, PSR

A Senate hearing Thursday provided Congressional leaders a chance to grill Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw not just on the Feb. 3 train derailment in Ohio but also on the industry’s views on rail safety.