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Japanese firm and bank to buy 50% stake in US railcar business

1:25 PM MDT | March 30, 2015 | Clement Choo

JA Mitsui Leasing (JAML, Tokyo) and The Norinchukin Bank (Tokyo) will acquire a 50% stake in Mitsui Rail Capital (MRC, Chicago), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co, Mitsui says.  “With the participation of JAML and Norinchukin, MRC's plan...


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North American weekly chemical railcar traffic flat YOY

During the week ended 14 March, chemical railcar traffic in North America changed little year-over-year (YOY) as gains in Canada offset declines in the United States and Mexico. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 43,582 carloads, down 0.06% from the previous week, and up 0.2% YOY, according to data released on 11 March by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). For the year to date, chemical railcar traffic in North America is up 3.4%, versus a 2.6% increase in all railcar traffic, according to the AAR....

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America up 3.3%

Chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 3.3% year-over-year (YOY) in the week ended 7 March on gains in the United States and Canada. Chemical railcar traffic in Mexico continued a trend of YOY declines....

Weekly chemical railcar traffic up 9% in North America

Chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 9% year-over-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 February on gains in the United States and Canada....

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America down 1.4% YOY

During the week ended 21 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the United States, according to data released on 25 February by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America up 9.4% YOY

During the week ended 14 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased both sequentially and year-over-year (YOY), boosted by strong gains in the United States, but results from Mexico remain weak....

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America up 3.8% YOY

During the week ended 7 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined from the previous week, but it increased year-over-year (YOY), with a particularly strong gain in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 43,880 carloads, a sequential decline of 1.6%, but an increase of 3.8% year-over-year (YOY), according to data released on 11 February by the American Association of Railroads (AAR)....

Chemical traffic ebbs at Rotterdam, flows at Antwerp

Throughput of liquid chemicals in the port of Rotterdam decreased 7.4% in 2014 compared with 2013, to 30.9 million m.t., the Rotterdam port authority says. Incoming liquid chemical shipments decreased 3.6%, to 19.1 million m.t. and outgoing chemical shipments...

Boardwalk—No timeframe to bring ethylene pipeline back online

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) says that it has no timeline for when the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system will be back up and running. The Evangeline pipeline, which transports ethylene between Port Neches, TX, and Baton Rouge, LA, was shut down...

Australia ethane pipeline deliveries up 35% in fourth quarter

Ethane Pipeline Income Fund (Sydney) transported 61,077 m.t. of ethane for the three months ended 31 December 2014—up 35% year-on-year—through its Australian pipeline, the company said today. In the corresponding quarter of 2013, about 45,372 m.t...

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