Intermodal

Canada labor minister says encouraging parties at CP Rail to bargain

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada Labour Minister Kellie Leitch said she was encouraging the parties at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd to bargain but declined to speculate on what Ottawa might do if workers went out on strike. Read More »

CP Rail faces a weekend strike; says it is ready

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said its managers will be ready to take over if engineers and conductors in Canada walk off the job on Sunday, as talks to try to avert a strike at the country's No. 2 railway continued. Read More »

Lawsuit against Union Pacific over deadly Texas collision dismissed

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Union Pacific Corp brought in connection with a 2012 collision between a freight train and a parade float that killed four veterans in Texas. Read More »

Second CP Rail union gives strike notice

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A second union representing workers at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd has given notice that it may go on strike just after midnight on Saturday. Read More »

Regulator clears Cosan takeover of Brazil railway firm ALL

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil’s antitrust regulator Cade on Wednesday approved the takeover of the country’s main railway operator America Latina Logistica SA by Cosan Logistica SA with restrictions to protect against unfair market advantages. Read More »

Intermodal Records Strongest Annual Growth Since 2011

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Despite the harsh winter that kicked off the year, intermodal volume improved 4.8 percent in 2014, with domestic containers leading growth and international intermodal delivering its biggest year-over-year advance since 2011. Read More »

Results of recent fleet advantage industry survey reveal apparent contradiction

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management recently conducted an online survey designed to take the pulse of Class 8 truck fleet managers on topics ranging from fuel economy trends to equipment acquisition and disposition, driver retention, maintenance and repair practices and more. Read More »

CN announces plan to buy back shares through a private agreement

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 658,333 of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm's-length third-party seller. The purchase will form part of CN's repurchase program for up to 28 million shares announced on Oct. 21, 2014. Read More »

Regulator approves Rumo’s takeover of Brazil railway firm ALL

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil’s antitrust regulator Cade on Wednesday approved the takeover of the country’s main railway operator America Latina Logistica SA by Rumo Logistica SA with restrictions to protect against unfair market advantages. Read More »

China’s CRCC wants Mexico compensation for scrapped train bid costs

Reuters | February 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A consortium led by state-owned China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) asked Mexico to compensate it for costs it incurred in bidding for a scrapped $3.75 billion high-speed rail tender. Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers face slew of issues across modes, with few solutions, Jump Start speakers say

Paul Scott Abbott | February 10, 2015 | Intermodal

Attendees of SMC3’s Jump Start 2015 Conference have left Atlanta with the feeling that there may be no easy answers to the manifold concerns facing the U.S. freight transportation industry. Read More »

California high-speed rail opponents challenge federal ruling

Reuters | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

California’s high-speed rail project faces another challenge after a group of counties and activists filed a lawsuit on Monday to overturn a decision they said fails to apply state environmental law to a segment of the train’s route. Read More »

Brazil’s grain traders fear Cosan, ALL rail merger creates monopoly

Reuters | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil’s grain industry association, Abiove, said on Monday the takeover of the main railway operator America Latina Logistica (ALL) by Rumo, the logistic arm of the biggest sugar and ethanol producer Cosan, could create a monopoly and hurt competition. Read More »

SCI Logistics Expands into Atlantic Canada

PR Newswire | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal

SCI continues to build its national transportation network, opens a new facility in Halifax

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Southeastern Freight Lines expands services across Kentucky

AJOT | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced it is expanding its business across the Sun Belt region, opening four new service centers in Kentucky in response to a growing customer service need. Read More »

CN continues record-setting grain movements

AJOT | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN moved 18 per cent more grain hopper cars in first-half of 2014-15 crop year than during same period of 2013-14 crop year Read More »

Iowa rail line reopens following train derailment, ethanol leak

Reuters | February 07, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A rail line in eastern Iowa reopened on Saturday following a freight train derailment that sent three cars tumbling into the Mississippi River, spilling ethanol fuel in the water, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) said. Read More »

Truckers thank U.S. House for passing Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

AJOT | February 06, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

New bill expands and strengthens previous legislation Read More »

House rail legislation includes reforms, raises key questions

AJOT | February 06, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Upon review of the PRRIA 2015 introduced by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, the NARP finds many commonsense reforms but remains concerned that there are serious questions that are not addressed Read More »

Iowa derailment spilled ethanol in Mississippi River

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Rail

Three cars that derailed from a freight train north of Dubuque, Iowa, were lying on the frozen Mississippi River on Thursday, one of them having spilled some ethanol fuel, Canadian Pacific (CP) railway said. Read More »