March 30, 2023
Knowing the basics of how to get drywall delivered by rail will help leaders in the industry make informed decisions on the best mode of transportation for their products. To that end, here's a breakdown of shipping drywall by rail.
March 29, 2023
If you’re looking to learn more about the complex and high-paced business of rail freight logistics, you’ve come to the right place. Consider this an introductory course on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of shipping bulk cargo the good old-fashioned American way—on the back of a 220-ton train.
March 28, 2023
Hauling and shipping raw materials has long been essential for the aggregates industry. With the growth in demand for supplies such as sand, gravel, and rock, heavy reliance on effective freight shipping is more important now than ever before. But just what does it take to get these supplies from one location to another quickly and reliably? Keep reading to find out!
March 27, 2023
Have you ever said "interchange" when you really meant "intermodal"? We really can't blame you. Since American railroads have been around for over 200 years, many terms are so archaic and confusing, their original meanings are nearly impossible for the average person to infer. Fortunately, Seminole Gulf Railway is here to help. We've taken dozens of the most common railroad terms and assembled them here into one easy-to-understand railway glossary.
January 31, 2023
Railroads are used to ship many products — from consumer goods to essential materials like drywall and lumber — and they've remained one of the best modes of freight shipping in the United States for nearly 200 years. Shipping lumber by rail offers lumber companies an affordable, fast, and reliable option.
January 11, 2023
By owning a property with rail service, your industrial operation stands to gain an essential component of modern supply chains. Read on as we explore four key reasons why investing in industrial property with rail access is one of the smartest decisions a business can make when looking for long-term success.
November 18, 2022
Florida is a major freight hub for North America, making it home to dozens of freight shipping companies. However, not all freight companies are created equal. If you are an industrial business owner in Florida, it is important to be familiar with the major players in the state so that you can choose the right one for your needs.
October 25, 2022
Seminole Gulf Railway was Southwest Florida’s engine for growth and recovery . . . until Hurricane Ian had other plans. On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Ian—a Category 4 hurricane—struck Southwest Florida with driving rain and 155 mph winds. Amongst those facing catastrophic damage is Seminole Gulf Railway (SGLR), the Class III shortline freight railroad that serves as a critical supply line for Southwest Florida.
August 22, 2022
A freight train conductor is responsible for many things. Dozens of railcars carrying hundreds of tons of cargo worth millions of dollars. Not to mention all the businesses that are relying on those shipments arriving on time. But at the end of the day, that conductor is still human. What happens if they're having a bad day, and were too distracted to read the most recent track maintenance logs?
August 10, 2022
Rail freight is a vital part of the United States economy, responsible for moving over 10 BILLION tons of goods and products around the country each year. That's a lot of cargo! And, as you might expect, different states handle different amounts of it. But do you know which states are responsible for loading and receiving the most rail freight volume?