Rail Freight Transportation Market in North America 2017-2021

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  • Report
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 62 pages
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BNSF
  • CN Railway
  • DB Schenker
  • Genesee & Wyoming
  • Hub Group
  • Norfolk Southern
  • MORE
About Rail Freight Transportation

Rail freight transportation is used for the movement of heavy goods such as coal, metals, and oils. Often, rail freight service providers go beyond logistics and provide value-added services such as loading and unloading, documentation services, and packaging. They also provide strategic and operational services to many shippers worldwide. Freight service providers are improving logistics services by introducing innovative supply chain management.

The analysts forecast the rail freight transportation market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 5.57% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the rail freight transportation market in North America for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the rail freight services provided by the vendors in North America.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

- Canada
- Mexico
- The US

The report, Rail Freight Transportation Market in North America 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
- CN Railway
- CSX
- Kansas City Southern
- Union Pacific

Other prominent vendors
- BNSF
- Canadian Pacific
- DB Schenker
- Ferromex
- GeoMetrix Rail Logistics
- Genesee & Wyoming
- Hub Group
- Norfolk Southern
- RSI Logistics

Market drivers
- Environmental efficiency of rail transportation
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market challenges
- Increase in rail freight congestion
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market trends
- Increasing congestion on roads and highways
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Key questions answered in this report
- What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BNSF
  • CN Railway
  • DB Schenker
  • Genesee & Wyoming
  • Hub Group
  • Norfolk Southern
  • MORE
Part 01: Executive summary

Part 02: Scope of the report
  • Market overview
  • Top-vendors
Part 03: Market research methodology
  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators
Part 04: Introduction
  • Key market highlights
Part 05: Market landscape
  • Market size and forecast by revenue
  • Rail freight transportation market in North America by end-user
  • Five forces analysis
Part 06: Market segmentation
  • Rail freight transportation market in North America by mode of transportation
  • Rail freight transportation market in North America by intermodals
  • Rail freight transportation market in North America by tank cars
  • Rail freight transportation market in North America by freight cars
Part 07: Geographical segmentation
  • Rail freight transportation market in North America by region
  • Rail freight transportation market in US
  • Rail freight transportation market in Canada
  • Rail freight transportation market in Mexico
Part 08: Market drivers
  • Increased crude oil production in North America
  • Environmental efficiency of rail transportation
  • Developed railroad infrastructure due to private funding
Part 09: Impact of drivers

Part 10: Market challenges
  • Increase in rail freight congestion
  • Shortage of rail freight cars
  • Increasing depreciation expenses
Part 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

Part 12: Market trends
  • Increasing congestion on roads and highways
  • Integration of Internet of things in rail logistics
  • Tracking and tracing of rail freight through GPS
Part 13: Vendor landscape
  • Competitive scenario
  • CN Railway
  • CSX Corporation
  • Kansas City Southern
  • Union Pacific Corporation
  • Other prominent vendors
Part 14: Appendix
  • List of abbreviations
Part 15: About the Author

List of Exhibits

Exhibit 01: Major rail freight transportation companies
Exhibit 02: Rail freight industry structure in North America
Exhibit 03: Railroad's class division in North America 2016
Exhibit 04: Class I railroad and miles of track
Exhibit 05: Rail freight transportation market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 06: Rail freight transportation market by volume 2016-2021 (billion tons)
Exhibit 07: Rail freight transportation market in North America by end-user (% revenue)
Exhibit 08: Types of grain carried by rail freight in North America 2015 (% volume)
Exhibit 09: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 10: Rail freight transportation market in North America by mode of transportation
Exhibit 11: Rail freight transportation market in North America by mode of transportation 2016-2021 (% revenue)
Exhibit 12: Rail freight transportation market year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (% revenue)
Exhibit 13: Mode of transportation by standard dimension and capacity
Exhibit 14: Rail freight transportation market in North America by intermodals 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 15: Rail freight transportation market in North America by tank cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 16: Rail freight transportation market in North America by freight cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 17: Rail freight transportation market in North America by country 2016-2021 (% revenue)
Exhibit 18: Rail freight transportation market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 19: Rail freight transportation market in US 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 20: Rail freight transportation market in Canada 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 21: Grain transportation in Canada by rail (% volume)
Exhibit 22: Rail freight transportation market in Mexico 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 23: Crude oil transportation in North America by different 2015 modes (% volume)
Exhibit 24: Railroad freight investment in infrastructure and maintenance 2010-2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 25: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 26: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 27: Key performing indicators of vendors
Exhibit 28: CN Railway: Business segmentation by commodities 2015 (% revenue)
Exhibit 29: Recent developments
Exhibit 30: CSX Corporation: Business segment 2015 (% volume)
Exhibit 31: Recent developments
Exhibit 32: Kansas City Southern: Business segmentation 2015 (% revenue)
Exhibit 33: Recent developments
Exhibit 34: Union Pacific Corporation: Business segmentation 2015
Exhibit 35: Recent developments
Exhibit 36: Other prominent vendors
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BNSF
  • CN Railway
  • DB Schenker
  • Genesee & Wyoming
  • Hub Group
  • Norfolk Southern
  • MORE
New Report Released: - Rail Freight Transportation Market in North America 2017-2021

The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the rail freight transportation market in North America: CN Railway, CSX, Kansas City Southern, and Union Pacific.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: BNSF, Canadian Pacific, DB Schenker, Ferromex, GeoMetrix Rail Logistics, Genesee & Wyoming, Hub Group, Norfolk Southern, and RSI Logistics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is increasing congestion on roads and highways. The transportation of goods over North American roads is getting more difficult due to high congestion on highways as well as urban areas, which causes a delay in deliveries and high fuel consumption. Thus, shippers are switching to rail transportation as it is more cost effective and reliable.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is environmental efficiency of rail transportation. Compared with other modes of transportation rail freight transportation has a lower impact on the environment and provides 55% more fuel efficiency. In addition, transportation through rail freight also reduces highway congestion, which directly results in lower greenhouse gas emissions and pollutions levels.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is increase in rail freight congestion. Increased transportation of freight volume of commodities across the US and the growing trade activities between the US and Mexico have resulted in an increase in the volumes of freight being carried across railroads. This has, in turn, resulted in increased traffic on the rail freight lines.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
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  • CN Railway
  • CSX
  • Kansas City Southern
  • Union Pacific
  • BNSF
  • Canadian Pacific
  • DB Schenker
  • Ferromex
  • GeoMetrix Rail Logistics
  • Genesee & Wyoming
  • Hub Group
  • Norfolk Southern
  • RSI Logistics
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