Tag - rail cargo

Train Drivers’ Strikes Disrupt Rail Freight Movement in Germany and Beyond

At 17:00 local time on September 1, the German Train Drivers’ Union (GDL) began the third round in a series of strikes that have intermittently been disrupting the movement of passengers and freight across Germany for more than three weeks. The latest strikes are currently scheduled to last until...

Education workers disrupt rail traffic in Michoacán, halting cargo movements

In mid-July, teachers of the National Coordinator of Education Workers union began halting rail traffic in the municipality of Uruapan, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. To discover what actions supply chain managers can consider to mitigate risk related to ongoing rail blockade events, download the Everstream report.

Railway Blockades Paralyze Supply Chains and Threaten Canadian Economy

On February 6, protesters started blocking railways at crucial points across British Columbia (BC), Canada to oppose the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The protests paralyzed tightly-linked rail and sea traffic and severely impacted manufacturing supply chains, compromising the supply of propane, chlorine, lumber, and wheat for the...

CN Rail Strike Halts Canadian Supply Chains

Executive Summary  The Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) strike proceeded from November 19 to 27 when an in-principle agreement was reached. Effects from the strike continue to disrupt supply chains in rail-dependent industries across Canada.  Assuming that the in-principle agreement holds, operations will resume at 06:00 local time on November...

Europe-China Rail: Repair Works to Limit Capacity and Cause Delays

From March 2018 to April 2019, the Polish railway will undertake major repair works between the Malaszewicze and Brest rail freight terminals, which constitute a key border transition point between broad and normal gauge track on the Europe-China rail corridor. In addition to modernizing the rail tracks, turnouts and...

Mexico: Blocked Railroads Impact Automotive Supply Chains

Impact on Automotive Supply Chains Between late January and mid-February 2018, automotive supply chains across Mexico were affected by intermittent protests by education workers which blocked major railroads essential for importing car parts and exporting finished vehicles. According to some estimates, the blockades have caused over US 21 million in...