Intermodal

TX Logistik expands on rail link to Scandinavia

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Since the beginning of March 2015, TX Logistik AG (TXL) has ramped up their rail link between Herne (Germany) and Malmö (Sweden) from six to eight departures per week. Read More »

BNSF Railway faces fines in Washington state over hazardous spills

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined $700,000 for not properly disclosing that its trains had spilled crude oil and other hazardous materials on 14 occasions over four months, officials said on Friday. Read More »

ATA Urges Congress to Back Bipartisan Hair Testing Legislation

AJOT | March 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations asked lawmakers to support bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would allow trucking companies to use a highly effective tool, hair testing, to meet federal requirements and prevent drug users from getting behind the wheel of trucks. Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Welcomes Mitsui & Co., Ltd. as New Investor

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. (“PTL”) today announced that Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) has acquired a 20.0% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (“GECC”). Read More »

Coming off the rails? Safety risks in crude by rail

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Trains carrying oil or ethanol have derailed and caught fire at more than a dozen locations across the United States and Canada in the last five years. Read More »

CN to build new C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub in Milton, Ont., west of Toronto

AJOT | March 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced today a plan to build a C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in the Town of Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of Toronto. Read More »

CN says Unifor shopcraft members ratify new labor contract

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced that members of the Unifor shopcraft group representing 2,100 company car mechanics, heavy-duty equipment mechanics and electricians in Canada have ratified a four-year labor agreement. Read More »

India’s Snapdeal to invest up to $200 million to improve deliveries

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Ecommerce company Snapdeal.com will invest $150 million-$200 million to strengthen its delivery network in the next financial year, an executive said. Read More »

Transport sector set to give big lift to oil demand

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

Demand for oil is intimately connected to the demand for transportation in the United States and the other advanced industrial economies. Read More »

Canada transport watchdog wants new tank cars in service earlier

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada's transportation watchdog said that recent fiery derailments of trains hauling crude oil mean a new generation of stronger tanker wagons should be introduced ahead of schedule. Read More »

CN to build new intermodal and logistics hub in Milton, Ontario

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced a plan to build a C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in the Town of Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of Toronto. Milton has ready access to major highways reaching key industrial and commercial areas in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Read More »

AFPM Asks DOT to Clarify its Position on Derailments

GlobeNewswire | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna sent the following letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in response to the Department’s failure to adequately address track integrity as a cause of train derailments: Read More »

Greenbrier Announces Orders for 10,100 Railcars Valued at $1.09 Billion

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.announced today that it received new orders in its second quarter ended February 28, 2015 for 10,100 railcar units valued at $1.09 billion. Read More »

CN says Unifor members ratify new labor contracts

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced that members of the Unifor union have ratified the clerical/intermodal, Savage Alberta Railway, excavator-operator and CNTL owner-operator collective agreements. The company is awaiting the results from the mechanical bargaining unit represented by Unifor Local 100R. Read More »

ATA, allies ask Congress to reject dangerous devolution of highway program

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In a letter to Congress, American Trucking Associations and a coalition of 37 other organizations warned about the dangers of devolving the federal highway program and urged passage of a robust, long-term highway bill that secures the federal role in transportation. Read More »

Crude oil joins rail industry staples as key revenue producer

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. railroads generated almost as much money last year hauling crude oil and sand, largely used in hydraulic fracturing, as they did moving industry staples like field crops and motor vehicles, according to a Reuters' analysis of newly released federal data. Read More »

US regulators order leaky valves on oil railcars be replaced

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. Federal Railroad Commission said about 6,000 tank railcars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials have valves that can leak and must be replaced within 60 days. Read More »

US senator calls for first-responder training for derailments

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Senator from Pennsylvania called for measures to provide resources and training to first responders who handle crude oil train derailments. Read More »

Zara-owner Inditex has the edge in online battle with H&M

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | International Trade

The families behind Zara-owner Inditex and H&M will need to fend off fast-moving competitors if they are to replicate online the winning formulae that made them the world's top two fashion retailers. Read More »

Bunge sells Cincinnati grain facility to warehouse firm Vogt

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Bunge North America's grain terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, which closed last year following an explosion, was sold in the past week to a local warehouse business, a spokeswoman for the company said. Read More »