Comparing the Costs of Rail Shipping vs Truck

Companies that transport dry and liquid commodities utilize the modes of truck, rail, barge, ocean and pipeline. Some shippers are fortunate enough to be able to utilize barge, ocean and pipeline that can provide significant cost savings. However, most shippers rely on truck, rail, or a combination of the two. When comparing the costs of […]

Safety and Compliance for Hazardous Materials by Rail: What You Need to Know

Shipping hazardous materials can be dangerous and can have serious consequences when done incorrectly. When shipping hazardous materials by rail, safety and compliance measures help to mitigate these risks, and mitigate harm if an incident occurs. Knowing and understanding these safety and compliance measures for shipping hazardous materials by rail will help to prevent delays, […]

Bulk Terminal Strategy

Bulk Terminal Strategy

Background on Bulk Terminals Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another. It is commonly relied on when one mode cannot be used for the entire trip, such as when a producer who is served by rail, but the receiver can only receive deliveries by truck. Since transloading requires […]

Norfolk Southern Postpones April-2020 Demurrage & Storage Changes

On December 1, 2019 the Norfolk Southern announced revisions to their NS 6004-D Demurrage and Storage tariff.  The changes that were to become effective April 1, 2020 involved the NS implementing a new tiered demurrage and storage structure to address cars held for seven (7) days or longer.  Chargeable per car per day rates for […]