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.
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.
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?
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?
It would be safe to say that we’re train enthusiasts here at Seminole Gulf Railway. But what you might not know is that we’re also pretty big film buffs. After the sun goes down or when the weather isn’t ideal (which isn’t too often here in Southwest Florida), we love to sit down, pop some popcorn, and get lost in a good movie. That got us thinking, though, why not combine our two interests?
In the freight shipping industry, there are a lot of terms that get thrown around without much explanation. One such term is "transloading" and if you're in charge of shipping and logistics for your industrial business, then you've probably heard the term before. But what is transloading, exactly? And how does it work?
Regardless of how safe trains are, it is still important to know how to stay safe around and near the train tracks. Follow these nine railroad safety tips to protect yourself near the tracks and help prevent avoidable train accidents!
When it comes to American trains vs. European trains, there are six main factors that help make each one stand apart: their freight-to-passenger ratio, funding, rail infrastructure, train designs, operating procedures, and government regulations. In this article, we'll explore each of these in-depth.
On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), or as it's more commonly known, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. While this funding is much needed and certainly a great start, smaller short line companies—Seminole Gulf Railway included—would still like to see more from the Federal Government.
The National Rail Network is a vital part of the United States transportation system, helping to move billions of people and goods across the country each year. This network is made up of three separate systems: commuter rail, intercity passenger rail, and freight rail.