Genesee & Wyoming Exploring Strategic Options

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE: GWR), the global rail short line holding company that owns or maintains an interest in 120 railroads throughout six countries is investigating options to strategically sell all or portions of its worldwide operation. During GWR’s Q1-2019 earnings report on April 30th, the GWR announced that while rail volumes were down

Railroad Demurrage – STB Hearing on May 22-23

It’s no secret that railroad demurrage charges and private car storage charges have become a big expense for many rail shippers and receivers. We have to admit it’s not all bad — it has increased demand for RSI’s railcar tracking system and services because shippers need to more closely plan, monitor, and control their railcar

Rising Demurrage Rates Prompts STB to Schedule Hearing

On a daily basis we speak with shippers that are looking for ways to improve their rail transportation. The most common concern that has been coming up lately is demurrage. It’s shocking how many companies are getting monthly rail demurrage bills in the high five figures or even in excess of $100k. It is just

Railcar Tracking Data in Recent Months

Monitoring railroad tracking performance data of delays by railroad allows you to understand what is happening in the industry and anticipate how your business may be affected. To help you do this more effectively, we put together a recap of what the railcar tracking data has been showing in recent months: Annual volume in 2018

Hurricane Gordon Update

9/5/18 Update: Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall on the Gulf Coast along the Mississippi and Alabama border late Tuesday night and the rain has moved into Arkansas at this time. As a result, flood gates in New Orleans have been lowered, allowing interchange traffic with eastern carriers to resume this morning. NS has cleared their

RSI Logistics Announces the Acquisition of Specialized Transportation Service

RSI Logistics, Inc. (RSI) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Specialized Transportation Service (“STS”) with operations in Portland, Oregon. The new company will operate under the name of STS Intermodal, LLC. STS has been a leader in the Pacific Northwest in performing bulk intermodal trucking, storage, and maintenance and repair

Tracking Railroad Performance Metrics

Have you checked out RSI’s Railroad Performance Metrics? Monitoring railroad tracking performance data of delays by railroad allows you to see and anticipate where your transit times may be affected. Here’s a recap of what the railcar tracking data has been showing in recent months: Total volume was up in March and the YTD volume

Recap of the 2018 NITL Summit

National Transportation League Summit – Dallas, TX (January 29-31, 2018) “From its beginnings in 1907, the League has served as the shipper’s voice as it carries out its mission to advance the views of shippers on freight transportation issues and enhance their professional development.”  (NITL Mission Statement) The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) hosted its annual