PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 18, 2018 (CBC) -CN Rail is investing big money in the Prince George area this construction season.
The national railway's vice-president of corporate services and chief legal officer Sean Finn was in the city last week for a trio of duties.
The first was to apologize to the region's wood manufacturers for an unprecedented backlog that has delayed big-ticket products like lumber, pulp chips and bioenergy pellets from getting to market.Read more
MORWELL, Australia, April 16, 2018 (Local News) -A Morwell precinct expected to attract significant industrial investment will have basic infrastructure installed and will be connected to the Port of Melbourne by rail.
On Thursday, State Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford was in Morwell to announce the infrastructure installation for the Gippsland Logistics Precinct and the completion of upgrades to Australian Paper's Maryvale mill spur line.Read more
CHARLESTON, SC, April 16, 2018 (Local News) -In a part of South Carolina that once relied on video poker as a major economic draw, fortunes are starting to change.
The State Ports Authority on Monday will officially open its inland port in Dillon, linking the state's Pee Dee region with the Port of Charleston via a CSX Corp. rail line that will operate six days a week.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
WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman urged Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the full Senate to quickly confirm the nominations of Patrick Fuchs and Michelle Schultz to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. Both nominees appeared before the Commerce Committee on Wednesday, April 11.Read more
CHICAGO, April 3, 2018 (Business Wire) -LSC Communications has acquired TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers. Additionally, LSC has signed multi-year fulfillment agreements with Harvard University Press, The MIT Press, and Yale University Press.Read more
PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 2, 2018 (CBC) -Hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of grain, lumber and other products are sitting idle in northern B.C. due to a months-long backlog on CN rail lines, causing industry groups to warn Canada is losing its competitive edge in international trade.
The province's trade minister has also asked the federal government to step in, saying CN's "unreliable" rail service is hurting the region.Read more
The re-routing of part of the Port railway line will result in the increased freight train traffic no longer being hindered by shipping traffic. This will improve the railway connection between the western port area and the hinterland.
Says Ronald Paul, Chief Operating Officer: “This connection is of key importance for the accessibility of the Port of Rotterdam railway system.”Read more