OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 25, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 2.1% through 46 weeks of 2019 at 769,271 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. In the latest week ending Nov. 16, freight was down 7.1% to 15,379 carloads.
The statistics are before a strike was launched against CN at midnight Nov. 19 by the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 8.6% in the latest week ending Sept. 28 from a year ago, and through 39 weeks of 2019 was 5.4% lower to 656,871 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported.
Year-to-date US forest products rail volume was down 4.2% from a year ago at 385,626 carloads, Canada was 7% lower to 328,910 carloads and Mexico was down 10.9% to 1,038 carloads, AAR showed.
Year-to-date total forest products freight was 4.8% lower in mid-August from a year ago.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 11, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -North American total forest products railroad freight was 0.5% higher in 2018 from a year ago to 916,777 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume in 2017 was 1.7% lower from 2016 at 912,295 carloads, including pulp and paper, lumber and wood products, and primary forest products, such as woodchips and logs.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, April 13, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Total North American forest products railroad freight was down 2.5% through 14 weeks of 2018 ending Apr. 7 from a year ago at 239,542 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume was down 3.7% in the latest week at 17,370 carloads.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 17, 2017 (RISI) -After Greenpeace announced the racketeering lawsuit against it filed by Resolute Forest Products was dismissed, Resolute said it would proceed with the case.
District Court for the Northern District of California judge Jon S. Tigar dismissed all claims, Greenpeace said, including claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act ruling the group was exercising freedom of speech rights.
The judge said Resolute could try to meet his objections by rewriting its lawsuit, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 7, 2017 (RISI) -The Port of New Orleans said Friday that terminal operations were continuing as normal as officials monitor Hurricane Nate, expected to make landfall in the north Gulf Coast region on Saturday night as a Category 2 storm.
The port said the mouth of the Mississippi River was closed to all inbound and outbound traffic. Port officials were monitoring National Weather Service advisories and coordinating with all deep-draft ports, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard, pilot associations, and industry stakeholders.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 12, 2017 (RISI) -Major railroads and ports in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were reporting progress toward restarting operations following impacts from Tropical Storm Irma over the weekend.
Rail carrier Norfolk Southern said Sept 12 efforts were underway to restore service to areas impacted by the storm such as removing trees from the tracks and assessing overall track conditions.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, May 12, 2017 (RISI) -Pulp and paper railroad freight volume was broadly lower among a group of major US and Canadian carriers through 18 weeks of 2017, with lumber/wood products more favourable, according to key metrics reports.
CNreported pulp and paper freight in the week ending May 6, 2017, was up 6.6% to 3,138 carloads, but was down 1.1% year-to-date at 58,148 carloads. Lumber/wood products was 3.2% higher in the week to 3,281 carloads and year-to-date was up 0.2% to 59,538 carloads.Read more