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(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/19/2020) Mexican conglomerate Caxxor Group is proposing a private-sector initiative to begin construction of a North American rail corridor that would link the Sinaloa state in Mexico with Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Canada via the United States. The project would establish two logistics points — one in Winnipeg and the other near the Port of…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/13/2020) U.S. ports covered by the Global Port Tracker handled 2.1 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in August, a 9.7% increase from July and an 8% increase year over year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates reported late last week. August’s TEU level was the highest number of containers imported in a single…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/09/2020) North Dakota will soon launch an intermodal rail service to help reduce shipping costs for the state’s agricultural producers and other industries, Gov. Doug Burgum announced this week. North Dakota officials have pursued access to intermodal rail for more than 20 years. Next week, it will become a reality as Minot,…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/15/2020) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) officials announced yesterday that the CMA CGM Brazil, the largest vessel to call on a U.S. East Coast port, arrived at APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Sept. 12. The 167-foot container ship has a capacity of 15,072 20-foot…

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(Source: American Journal of Transportation, September 11, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Northern California logistics consultant was unable to book containers on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) or Union Pacific (UP) railroads for the first week of September going to and from U.S. West Coast ports and Midwest destinations. Full story: www.ajot.com Monday, September 14,…

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