World rail freight news round-up

first_imgOn June 1 RJ Corman Railroad Switching Co began providing shunting and track maintenance services at chemical and plastic company SABIC’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama. RJ Corman is providing 12 employees handling 1 000 wagons/month. ‘Our diversity of services played a key role in establishing a relationship with SABIC’, said CEO & President Ed Quinn. ‘They initially reached out to our contracting services company to inquire about building additional track. We realised there was an opportunity to offer additional services and create added efficiencies for their operations.’Proposals for amendments to the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) were approved by the 55th session of the RID Committee of Experts on May 30. Entry into force is planned for January 1 2019. This month Spectransgarant will take delivery of the last of 300 flat wagons being supplied by Altaivagon. An order for a further 300 flat wagons for tank-container traffic is to be placed later this year, taking the STG fleet to 2 800 wagons and reducing the need to lease vehicles. Citing changes to the Maximum Revenue Entitlement formula under Canada’s Transportation Modernization Act, Canadian Pacific announced on June 7 that it intends to order 5 900 grain hopper wagons over the next four years, at a cost of C$500m, in order to revitalise its fleet and eliminate all low-capacity vehicles. It has placed an initial order for 1 000 wagons with National Steel Car, and expects to have more than 500 in service by the end of 2018. The shorter and lighter cars will eventually operate in 147-wagon trains with a maximum length of 2 590 m, up from the current limit of 112 wagons and 2 135 m. On June 7 UK regulator ORR published statistics for the year to April 2018 which recorded an overall reduction of 1·7% in total freight traffic to 17·0 billion net tonne-km. This was largely the result of a further 12·7% fall in coal movements, partly offset by a 13% increase in international rail freight and a 1·5% increase in construction traffic. Total freight lifted in 2017-18 amounted to 75 million tonnes, a decrease of 5·6% on the previous year. Canadian National announced on May 24 that would acquire 1 000 high-cube grain hopper wagons from National Steel Car over the next two years. This will allow older lower-capacity cars to be phased out of CN’s owned and leased western Canada grain fleet, which has an average age of more than 30 years. ‘This substantial investment in higher capacity payload hopper cars demonstrates our commitment to safely, efficiently and reliably moving the steadily increasing Prairie grain crop for our customers’, said interim President & CEO JJ Ruest.last_img read more

Video | Calipari Awards Big Blue Glamping Winner

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Montague baseball team sweeps Hart in twin, finishes in second place in WMC

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England to host Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 2016

first_imgEngland are to play three home Tests against Sri Lanka next year and four against Pakistan.”Pakistan and Sri Lanka will attract strong support from their own communities in this country,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive officer Tom Harrison said in a statement on Tuesday.The home team will bid to avenge last year’s 1-0 Test series defeat by Sri Lanka in matches in Leeds, Durham and Lord’s.Also read: Clarke, Rogers sign off with win, England regain Ashes Pakistan, who are also England’s opponents in a three-Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October, will play tests at Lord’s, Manchester, Birmingham and The Oval.”(Captain) Alastair Cook was absolutely right to acknowledge the contribution of England’s fans to our Ashes success,” added Harrison in reference to the 3-2 victory over Australia in the series that ended on Sunday.”They have been unwavering in their support this summer and we would urge as many as possible to return to our international venues next summer.”England will also take on both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match.last_img read more