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Railway CEO Hunter Harrison, 73

New York | Reuters –– CSX Corp. CEO Hunter Harrison has died, the U.S. freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after announcing that the veteran rail executive it hired earlier this year to boost its profits had taken a medical leave of absence. Harrison, 73, died “due to unexpectedly severe complications […] Read more

CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks

Reuters — The head of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX promised on Wednesday to improve service as companies such as Cargill demanded greater accountability and fewer delays, criticizing an overhaul CSX launched six months ago. Customers have complained of longer transit times, unreliable switching operations, inefficient car routings and poor communications with CSX customer service. […] Read more






U.S. activist investor Ackman leaves CP board

Bill Ackman, the U.S. activist investor who usurped the leadership of Canadian Pacific Railway in 2012, is leaving the Calgary company’s board after his hedge fund sold off its remaining stake last month. Ackman, who heads New York-based Pershing Square Capital Management, joined CP’s board in 2012 and served on its finance and corporate governance […] Read more


While railway executives say there’s now capacity to deal with a big crop, the grain industry is a bit more skeptical.

Railways asking industry to all pull together

To move the coming big crop efficiently will require better 
co-operation throughout the supply chain, say railway execs

With memories of the grain-handling chaos of 2014 still fresh and another large Prairie crop looming, the railways are calling for greater collaboration in moving this year’s harvest. “To ensure success during this crop year, the broader supply chain must work together to collectively harness our energy so that the entire Canadian economy can reap […] Read more