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Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. Enhances Customer Support and Operational Oversight

AJOT | September 22, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc, a key supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties to America’s largest freight railroads as well as the United States’ only high speed rail project, today announced a number of management changes in order to provide customer-centric support and operational oversight to its new facilities and subsidiaries. Read More »

Etihad Airways to Increase Presence in Africa with Launch of New Daily Service to Dar Es Salaam

AJOT | September 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways (, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its African route network with the launch of a daily service to Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. Read More »

Premium Article  Inlanders: Inland ports key to improving North American port system

George Lauriat | September 22, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The rise of inland ports connected by rail and road is just beginning. It offers some tantalizing solutions to infrastructure problems that gridlock supply chains and turn highways into parking lots. Additionally, when coupled with enterprise and free trade zones they provide fertile ground for economic development. So why haven’t they caught on? Read More »

Premium Article  Lessons from the M-580

Stas Margaronis | September 22, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Lessons from the M-580

It seemed like a good plan, a very good plan. The idea was to provide a tug/container barge service between the northern California ports of Stockton and Oakland. Clearly the service would help relieve highway congestion, improve terminal efficiency, allow better service for heavy outbound boxes and on top of everything be an environmentally sound scheme. But the best laid plans of mice and men… generally go awry when double handling is involved. Read More »

Premium Article  Addressing the needs of intermodal trucking

AJOT | September 22, 2014 | Intermodal

Addressing the needs of intermodal trucking

Editor’s Note: Ken Kellaway, president, CEO and co-founder of RoadOne, has been in the trucking business for close to three decades. He is known as one of the drayage industry’s strategic thinkers. The shortage of drivers and ports’ congestion issues are the challenges Kellaway addresses in his assessment of the industry. Read More »

Premium Article  Rotterdam short sea facilities complement Port

Stas Margaronis | September 22, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Rotterdam is continuing to develop new facilities for the waterborne transportation of containers, including short sea and inland river shipping, and in the process taking thousands of containerized truckloads off Dutch highways and reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Read More »

Premium Article  Ocean Three agreement redraws global service schedule

Paul Richardson | September 22, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The CMA-CGM, UASC and CSCL “Ocean Three” agreement will redraw service schedules around the globe, as UK based liner shipping expert Paul Richardson writes on how the new agreement will shape up. Read More »

Premium Article  CN’s Reardon sees intermodal rail continuing growth in North America

Paul Scott Abbott | September 22, 2014 | People | Interviews | Intermodal

CN’s Reardon sees intermodal rail continuing growth in North America

It should come as no surprise that Canadian National Railway Co.’s vice president of intermodal services, Keith Reardon, anticipates that the trend of escalating volumes of intermodal rail cargo will continue for the foreseeable future. Read More »

Premium Article  Opening nears for APMT & RWG Terminals at Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2

Stas Margaronis | September 22, 2014 | Intermodal

Opening nears for APMT & RWG Terminals at Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2

AJOT correspondent Stas Margaronis made his first visit to Rotterdam’s Massvlakte 2 terminal complex back in 2010. A great deal has happened in the ensuing years at Maasvlakte 2’s terminals, both of which are expected to begin operations in November. Read More »

Premium Article  FEC developments offer intermodal efficiencies for Florida and beyond

Karen Thuermer | September 22, 2014

FEC developments offer intermodal efficiencies for Florida and beyond

Rail intermodal - the transporting of shipping containers and truck trailers on railroad flat cars - is on a roll and growing rapidly. In fact, according to the Association of American Railroads, U.S. rail intermodal volume in 2013 was a record 12.8 million containers and trailers, breaking the previous record set in 2006. Read More »

Premium Article  Port truck congestion the focus of Los Angeles FMC hearing

Stas Margaronis | September 22, 2014 | Intermodal

Port truck congestion the focus of Los Angeles FMC hearing

Stakeholders in the escalating port trucking congestion crisis gathered at an FMC-hosted public forum on “US Port Congestion” at the Port of Los Angeles. As AJOT West Coast correspondent Stas Margaronis observed at the packed hearing, there are “deep divisions” between the parties and real solutions remain elusive. But as FMC Commissioner Cordero reminded the forum, they’ve been down this road before and collectively found solutions to major problems. Read More »

Hill International to Move Corporate Headquarters to Center City Philadelphia

AJOT | September 22, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has signed a lease with Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) for approximately 60,000 square feet of trophy-class office space at One Commerce Square located at 2005 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read More »

Competition Begins at 10th Annual TMCSuperTech Truck Technician Contest

AJOT | September 22, 2014 | Intermodal

134 truck technicians began their quest to be named Grand Champion at the 10th annual TMCSuperTech, held here at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Read More »

Groendyke Transport Chooses TCG

AJOT | September 22, 2014 | Intermodal

Groendyke Transport Chooses TCG

Transportation Costing Group’s Truckload Cost Information System will enable a more effective approach to profitability analysis Read More »

Bowman Consulting Hires Transportation Expert Richard Bennett

AJOT | September 22, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Bowman Consulting today announced that Richard Bennett has joined its Richmond, Virginia office as Director of Right of Way and Utility Coordination Services. Read More »

Rand McNally Mobile Fleet Management Devices Now Integrate with TMT Fleet Maintenance Software from

PR Newswire | September 22, 2014 | Intermodal

At the TransForum Conference, Rand McNally announced the availability of its latest product integration with TMW Systems, Inc. Data provided by Rand McNally's line of mobile fleet management devices Read More »

Maersk reaches out to China anti-trust authorities on alliance plans

Reuters | September 22, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line’s chief executive has paid visits to Chinese authorities about its planned vessel sharing alliance with a Swiss company - including to the Ministry of Commerce which previously blocked a bigger ship-pooling scheme on competition concerns. Read More »

WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola-hit Africa

Reuters | September 22, 2014 | International Trade

Independent health advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO) have assessed that there should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.N. agency said on Monday. Read More »

IATA sees further improvement in global air freight market

Reuters | September 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

Global airlines see further signs of improvement in the freight market in a potentially positive sign for the world economy, a senior economist at airlines association IATA said. Read More »

RWI Transportation Selected as 2014 Top 3PL by Food Logistics magazine

PR Newswire | September 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company providing regional and national truckload, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, announces they were selected by Food Logistics magazine as a 2014 "Top 3PL and Cold Storage Provider." Read More »

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