Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Rail Transportation industry is on the right track, unimpeded by rising fuel prices and environmental concerns that hamper other modes of transportation. The resurgence of the industry's popularity will be supported by a high level of technological change, leading to more powerful and fuel-efficient locomotives. Furthermore, higher production levels and greater consumer spending will support industry demand... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
In the Rail Transportation industry, revenue is mainly derived from providing freight services. Freight services can be further divided into bulk and intermodal freight services. Together, these services are estimated to generate 54.1% and 41.3% of industry revenue, respectively. Additionally, a small percentage of industry operators also provide passenger services.
Bulk freight refers to the process of transporting unpackaged commodity cargo in large quantities. These goods can be either liquid or dry depending on what else its train car is carrying. As the name suggests, liquid freights can carry a range of liquids including liquid hydrogen. For all other types of commodities, such as coal or grain, operators use dry freight cars... purchase to read more