Intermodal

South Africa’s Transnet gets 30 billion rand loan from Chinese bank

Reuters | June 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals

State-owned logistics and freight firm Transnet will pocket a 30 billion rand ($2 billion) loan from the China Development Bank to improve its aging train fleet, its acting chief executive said. Read More »

ATA Welcomes Electronic Stability Control Mandate Announcement

PR Newswire | June 03, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations said it welcomed today's announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it would soon require new commercial trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems. Read More »

CSX CFO Updates Volume Expectations and Reaffirms Second Quarter and Full-Year Earnings Guidance

PR Newswire | June 03, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CSX Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson today reviewed the company’s quarter-to-date volume and service performance and reaffirmed second quarter and full-year 2015 earnings expectations at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials & Basic Material Conference in Chicago. Read More »

Colombia court further restricts use of main coal railway

Reuters | June 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has extended a restriction on the overnight use of the country’s main coal railway, Fenoco, and has partially suspended construction work on an adjacent track for three months, it said on Tuesday. Read More »

Greencarrier Freight Services strengthens management team to accelerate its growth programme

AJOT | June 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Greencarrier Freight Services has appointed Mikael Forsberg as its first head of global sales as it seeks to develop a stronger international profile. It has also promoted Jarmo Halonen to the role of Group Director Road Freight. Read More »

Old Dominion updates expectations for Second-Quarter LTL Tons Per Day and Revenue Per Hundredweight

AJOT | June 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Old Dominion Freight reported a year-over-year increase in its LTL tons per day for May 2015 of 9.6%, which followed comparable-period growth of 9.7% for April 2015. Read More »

Regulatory boost for rail tank car makers could be short lived

Reuters | June 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Oil railcar makers hoping for a lasting boost in demand from tougher North American safety standards may be in for a disappointment. Read More »

Trucking Moves America Forward Announces $50,000 Contribution from the Tennessee Trucking Foundation

PR Newswire | June 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Tennessee Trucking Foundation announced a $50,000 financial contribution to Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) over the next five years. Read More »

CN invests C$20-million in expansion of cold supply chain reefer capacity

AJOT | June 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced a C$20-million investment in the expansion of its cold supply chain capacity to help producers and distributors of chilled or frozen foods grow their businesses in North American and overseas markets. Read More »

BASF Names KLLM Transport as its Carrier of the Year

PR Newswire | June 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

KLLM Transport Services, a Jackson, MS-based temperature-controlled truckload carrier, has been selected as the BASF Truckload Packaged Carrier of the Year for 2014. Read More »

Obama nominates new pipeline, rail administrators at Transportation Department

Reuters | May 31, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Intermodal | Rail

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated new administrators for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration, the White House said. Read More »

Alibaba’s logistics arm to expand warehouse space

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The logistics arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is lining up a major warehouse expansion to streamline deliveries across the nation, devoting a large slice of long-term $16 billion investment plans to adding new space. Read More »

German train union EVG agrees wage deal in Deutsche Bahn dispute

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Germany's main railway union, the EVG, said it had agreed a wage deal in a year-long dispute with German rail operator Deutsche Bahn. Read More »

Con-way Manufacturing receives 2014 Plant Safety Award from Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

PR Newswire | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and SEARCY, Ark., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Manufacturing, the trailer manufacturing and refurbishing subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been honored with the 2014 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).

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Vigillo’s Athena Expands Reporting Capabilities

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Second generation reporting to handle bigger data, more easily Read More »

Freight traffic on Maasvlakte meets environmental requirements

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In the vast majority of cases, freight traffic on the Maasvlakte meets the environmental requirements imposed. Read More »

To see why Amtrak’s losses mount, hop on the Empire Builder train

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Its passengers are mostly silver-haired retirees, oil-field workers and a few young families gazing out the windows of Amtrak’s least-profitable and third-longest line, rumbling from Chicago through eight states and on to the American West Coast. Read More »

Southeastern Receives BASF’s Supplier of the Year Less Than Truckload Award

AJOT | May 27, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced it received the “Supplier of the Year Less Than Truckload Award” from BASF, the largest chemical company in the world. Read More »

China and Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles) transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. Read More »

Thailand approves $12 billion Japan railway scheme

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Thailand's cabinet has approved a $12 billion railway project to be built with Japanese help, a deputy government spokesman said, one of several big-ticket plans the government hopes will stimulate Southeast Asia's second largest economy. Read More »