Profile: Genesee & Wyoming Inc (GWR)
23 Feb 2017
Genesee & Wyoming Inc., incorporated on September 1, 1977, owns and operates over 120 freight railroads across the world, which are organized in approximately 10 regions. The Company operates through three segments, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations. In the United States, the Company has over eight regions, such as Central, Coastal (which includes industrial switching and port operations), Midwest, Mountain West (which includes industrial switching operations), Northeast, Ohio Valley, Pacific and Southern. Outside the United States, the Company has approximately three regions, such as Canada (which includes a contiguous railroad located in the United States), Australia, and U.K./Europe (which consists of operations in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom).
The Company, through its subsidiaries, provide rail service at over 40 ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers. Its railroads operate over approximately 15,600 miles of track that is owned, jointly owned or leased by the Company, which includes the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line. It also operates over approximately 5,700 additional miles of track that is owned or leased by others. The Company's railroads transport a range of commodities, such as agricultural products, chemicals and plastics, metals, metallic ores, coal and coke, minerals and stone, pulp and paper, intermodal, lumber and forest products, petroleum products, food and kindred products, autos and auto spare parts, waste, and other.
North American Operations
The Company's North American Operations segment includes over nine operating regions that serve approximately 40 the United States and over four Canadian provinces. Its North American Operations segment includes over 110 short line and regional freight railroads with approximately 13,000 track-miles. The Company has approximately 570 freight railroads in the United States operating over 138,400 miles of track. The Company owns and leases over 100 short line railroads and approximately two regional freight railroads in the United States. It operates over eight local (short line) railroads in Canada over approximately 1,500 miles of track.
The Company's Australian Operations segment provides rail freight services in South Australia, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. The Australian Operations segment includes the operation of 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line, which is the sole north-south rail corridor outside the coasts and primarily carries intermodal and commodity freight. The Company, through its Australian subsidiaries, manages approximately 2,900 miles (approximately 4,700 kilometers) of track in South Australia and the Northern Territory, which includes approximately 1,400 miles (approximately 2,200 kilometers) of track between Darwin and Tarcoola. The Company has over three railroads in Australia. The Australian rail network comprises over three track gauges, such as broad, narrow and standard gauge. There are over three interstate rail segments in Australia, which includes the east-west corridor (Sydney, New South Wales to Perth, Western Australia); the east coast corridor (Brisbane, Queensland to Melbourne, Victoria), and the north-south corridor (Darwin, Northern Territory to Adelaide, South Australia). In addition, there are a number of intrastate rail freight networks servicing agricultural and mining regions in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.
The Company's U.K./European Operations segment includes the operations of Freightliner Group Limited (Freightliner). Freightliner is a rail maritime intermodal operator and rail freight company. Its U.K./European Operations segment also includes heavy-haul freight operations in Poland and Germany and cross-border intermodal services connecting Northern European seaports with key industrial regions throughout the continent. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns or leases freight railroads of approximately one in the United Kingdom, over one in Poland and approximately two in the Netherlands. There are approximately 20,000 miles (over 32,000 kilometers) of track owned and managed by the Company and over seven rail operators licensed for freight transport in Great Britain. The German rail network consists of approximately 21,000 miles (over 33,800 kilometers) of track. It has approximately 385 rail operators certified for freight transport in Germany. The Company owns and manages approximately 2,230 miles (over 3,590 kilometers) of track on the Belgian rail network and there are over 10 rail operators licensed for freight transport in Belgium. It has approximately 70 rail operators certified for freight transport in Poland operating over approximately 11,500 miles (over 18,000 kilometers) of track. It owns and manages approximately 4,370 miles (over 7,030 kilometers) of track in Netherlands. It has over 20 rail operators that provide freight rail services in the Netherlands.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc
20 West Ave
DARIEN CT 06820-4401
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Genesee & wyoming reports traffic for January 2017
- BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming Q4 adjusted earnings per share $0.99
- BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming agrees to acquire Heart of Georgia Railroad
- BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming reports traffic for December 2016 and Q4 of 2016
- BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming reports traffic for October 2016