Intermodal

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 »

Clean-up at fiery ethanol train derailment site in Iowa starts

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

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd on Thursday started clearing the site of a train derailment in a remote location north of Dubuque, Iowa, that spilled ethanol from carriages and set three cars on fire, a spokesman for the railway said. Read More »

Grupo Mexico wants rail unit IPO in first half of 2015

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Mexican mining, transport and infrastructure company Grupo Mexico is aiming for an initial public offering of its railroad unit in the first half of this year, a senior company executive said on Thursday. Read More »

Teamsters Union Withdraws Petition at Con-way Freight in Orlando, Fla.

PR Newswire | February 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A union representation election scheduled for today at Con-way Freight's Orlando, FL facility was cancelled just hours before the polls were due to open when the Teamsters Union notified the National Labor Relations Board that it was withdrawing its petition for election. Read More »

Suncor no longer shipping crude by rail to U.S. Gulf Coast

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Intermodal | Rail

Suncor Energy is no longer shipping crude by rail to the U.S. Gulf Coast because it is not economic to do so at current prices, Chief Executive Steve Williams said on Thursday. Read More »

Cummins cuts forecast due to weak overseas demand, strong dollar

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc cut its full-year revenue forecast, citing weak demand in international markets and a strong dollar, sending its shares down about 3.6 percent in premarket trade on Thursday. Read More »

Train cars carrying ethanol derail, catch fire in Iowa

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Eleven railway cars carrying ethanol fuel derailed on Wednesday in a remote location north of Dubuque, Iowa, and three of them caught on fire, Canadian Pacific (CP) railway said. Read More »

Grupo Mexico profit falls, shares up on rail offer hopes

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Grupo Mexico’s quarterly profit fell 24 percent on exchange rate and financing costs, the mining and transportation conglomerate said on Wednesday, but its share price surged 6 percent as investors cheered a possible rail unit offering. Read More »

Grupo Mexico mulls offering for 15% of rail business

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Mexican metals miner and railroad operator Grupo Mexico said it was considering a public offering for about 15 pct of its rail business. Read More »

Cliffs Canada unit rail contract will be renegotiated

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

An onerous transportation contract entered by Cliffs Natural Resources' Bloom Lake iron ore operation in Canada will be renegotiated under Bloom's creditor protection filing, Cliffs' chief executive said. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Stroup to Service Center Manager in Jackson, Miss

AJOT | February 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Chris Stroup has been promoted to service center manager in Jackson, Mississippi. Read More »

CenterPoint completes container yard for KW International in Savannah, GA

AJOT | February 03, 2015 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

CenterPoint Properties has announced the completion of a built-to-suit container yard for KW International, an international third party logistics provider, at CenterPoint Intermodal Center – Savannah. Read More »

Orange EV announces an on-road, zero-emission electric terminal truck

AJOT | February 03, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

Orange EV announced it is now offering zero-emission electric terminal trucks for on-road use in addition to trucks its produces for off-road use. Operators moving trailers among different facilities and requiring on-road access can enjoy the same reduced-cost, zero emission solution as an off-road yard truck operator. Read More »

US oil railcar market collapses as foreign crude makes comeback

Reuters | February 03, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Intermodal | Road

A years-long bidding war for trains to haul crude oil across North America has abruptly ended, with more than a dozen mile-long unit trains now parked in Midwest stockyards and tank car lease rates halving from last summer’s peaks. Read More »