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Eric Kulisch Monday, January 30, 2023

UPS feeder airline intends to buy 20 pilotless cargo planes

Ameriflight, an air cargo contractor for big express companies, is considering a large purchase of uniquely designed, semi-autonomous freighters from Natilus.

American Shipper Archives Friday, January 27, 2023

Revisiting 2004 vessel accidents that turned deadly

2004: The capsizing of two vessels rocks the project cargo industry.

Eric Kulisch Friday, January 27, 2023

Air France-KLM doubles order for Airbus A350 freighters

Martinair, with the help of parent company Air France-KLM, is buying four new freighters from Airbus.

Eric Kulisch Thursday, January 26, 2023

American Airlines’ cargo revenue tops $1.2B despite market slide

American Airlines generated strong cargo sales in 2022 even as market conditions deteriorated.

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Freightos makes public debut on Nasdaq as SPAC market tanks

FreightTech startup Freightos is raising money through a public offering rather than seeking venture capital.

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Air Canada names in-flight chief Turner to lead cargo

Air Canada is sticking with a Canadian, Jon Turner, as cargo chief after two Americans in that position left in recent years.

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Joanna Marsh Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Canadian Pacific ‘ready to roll’ on Kansas City Southern merger

Canadian Pacific is waiting for the Surface Transportation Board to render its decision on the proposed merger with Kansas City Southern. In the meantime, CP has been conducting interline tests to see how its service might compare to similar truck lanes.

Joanna Marsh Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Iowa bill seeks to limit length of freight trains

A bill before the Iowa Legislature seeks to restrict the length of freight trains operating in the state to 8,500 feet.

Joanna Marsh Monday, January 30, 2023

Feds say merger of 2 rail giants would cause ‘adverse’ noise pollution

A leading federal regulator says a merger between Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern would ratchet up rail noise.

Joanna Marsh Monday, January 30, 2023

GATX optimistic about 2023 despite macroeconomic uncertainties

Rail car manufacturer and lessor GATX sees a strong secondary market and continued demand for rail cars to help support the company this year.

Joanna Marsh Friday, January 27, 2023

STB response on UP service limited; agency won’t delay arbitration program

The Surface Transportation Board recently took action on Union Pacific’s use of embargoes in the Midwest and rejected the Class I railroads’ request to delay a program related to smaller rate disputes.

Joanna Marsh Friday, January 27, 2023

Norfolk Southern’s industrial development investments valued at $3.2B

Norfolk Southern and partnering companies were involved in 159 industrial development projects in 2022 worth $3.2 billion.

Joanna Marsh Thursday, January 26, 2023

CSX expects service gains will bolster railroad during economic downturn

Like the other Class I railroads, CSX is bracing for macroeconomic headwinds in 2023. But continuing service improvements will lend support to the company, executives said during CSX’s fourth-quarter earnings call.

Joanna Marsh Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Norfolk Southern bracing for economic headwinds

Inflation and other macroeconomic headwinds figure into Norfolk Southern’s projections for 2023. Volume growth is also a big unknown, executives said during NS’ fourth-quarter 2022 earnings call Wednesday.

Joanna Marsh Wednesday, January 25, 2023

CN will focus on improving velocity, finding customers where capacity available

CN will adjust its operating plan to run faster and potentially shorter trains and concentrate on courting customers where network capacity is available, executives said on the railway’s fourth-quarter 2022 earnings call.

Joanna Marsh Tuesday, January 24, 2023

UP vows to improve service, craft employees’ quality of life in 2023

On Union Pacific’s list of resolutions for 2023 are plans to improve rail service, enhance quality of life for craft employees and achieve productivity gains, according to executives on the railroad’s fourth-quarter 2022 earnings call Tuesday.