US Rapid development of North American oil and natural gas reserves from shale plays has meant boom times for operators that can move product. But as dust settles after the initial rush to market, various players are reconfiguring their strategies
US railroad Union Pacific’s safety processes have been successfully audited as meeting the certification requirements of the Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) programme of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
US railroad Union Pacific (UP) says it achieved a record year of 1.25m domestic intermodal shipments in 2009. Prior to 2009, Union Pacific’s highest domestic intermodal volume was 1.19m shipments in 2007. “The introduction of 43 new truck-competitive service products allowed the railroad to capture freight that previously moved over the highway,” says UP.