Canadian Pacific has reached an exclusive agreement to use Bluegrass Farms' intermodal terminal in Jeffersonville, Ohio to serve the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton markets. The farm consortium will continue to own the facility, and operate it on behalf of the railway company. CP has also come to an agreement with G&W which serves the site through its Indiana & Ohio line. ‘This service allows our international intermodal customers to come through the Port of Vancouver and access markets deep in the Ohio Valley‘, said CP President & Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel. ‘The unique site also creates better round trip economics for our customers by enabling the empty containers to be reloaded with agriculture products and shipped back overseas.'

Minezit SE has exercised an option to withdraw from the Advanced World Transport joint venture in the Czech Republic, requiring PKP Cargo to buy out its 20% stake valued at €27m.

Kazakhstan Railways and Nippon Express have agreed to launch a container train connecting China’s Lianyungang Port with Europe in 2018. Nippon Express already offers services from inland China, but not the coastal areas where many Japanese enterprises operate. Westbound services would carry automtive components, precision equipment and clothing, while eastbound trains would transport wine, vehicles, clothing and food.

Charah and OmniTRAX have opened a rail-served fly ash storage terminal in Kelim, north of Denver.

Canadian Pacific has expanded its sales and marketing presence in Asia with the addition of positions in China and Singapore. ‘We are putting more dots on the map, expanding our reach and working with current and potential customers to sustainably grow our business and theirs‘, according to President & CEO Keith Creel.

Integrated Logistics Systems is building an 8 000 m2 intermodal terminal in Khabarovsk, which will be accessed by 2 km connector from Khabarovsk-2 station. A second phase would include refrigerated storage and a locomotive depot. Completion is planned by the end of 2018.