ATA truck tonnage index fell 3.8% in October

AJOT | November 19, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.8% in October after falling 0.4% in September. (The 0.4% decrease in September was revised from a 0.1% gain ATA reported on October 23, 2012.) Read More »

CP on track for revamp although risks remain

AJOT | November 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Less than five months into the appointment of a hard-driving chief executive, industry laggard Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is already showing signs of a turnaround, and investors have piled into the stock. Read More »

Vale wins environmental permit for Brazil rail expansion

AJOT | November 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Brazil's environmental regulator gave the world's No. 2 mining company Vale a green light to expand the Carajas railroad, a key part of its plans to increase iron ore output in the Amazon. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA, NITL draw industry leaders to Anaheim exhibit hall

Paul Scott Abbott | November 15, 2012 | Intermodal | International Trade

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

Freight industry leaders converged Nov. 10-14 on the Anaheim Convention Center for the Intermodal Association of North America’s 30th Intermodal Expo and the National Industrial Transportation League’s 105th annual Read More »

Premium Article  Shipping executives extol benefits of intermodal in changing world

Paul Scott Abbott | November 15, 2012 | Intermodal

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

From a major soft drink firm to the leading U.S. home appliance retailer to the top supplier of McDonald’s restaurants, intermodal rail service is providing a timely means to cost-effectively meet increasingly dema Read More »

Premium Article  Protecting the entire cold chain

Peter Buxbaum | November 15, 2012 | Intermodal | International Trade

Millard invests in warehouses, seaports, value-added services

By Peter Buxbaum, AJOT

Shippers of perishable goods need the same transportation, warehousing, and distribution services that other shippers require. But because of the na Read More »

ATA applauds release of latest NTSB ‘Most Wanted’ list

AJOT | November 15, 2012 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations applauded the National Transportation Safety Board for releasing its latest Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements ' and expressed its shared interest in advancing several items on the list. Read More »

Con-way Truckload recognized for superior performance by United Sugars Corp.

AJOT | November 15, 2012 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced it was recently honored with the 2012 Service in Excellence Award from United Sugars Corporation, the leading marketer of industrial sugar in North America. Con-way T Read More »

China eyes 600 billion yuan rail backbone spend in 2013

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Intermodal

China plans to spend 600 billion yuan ($96 billion) building railway infrastructure next year, with 60 percent of the investment going to high-speed projects, a senior executive from China's leading rail and highway builder said. Read More »

Singapore’s Global Logistic Properties bets $1.4 billion on Brazil

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Singapore warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties Ltd is teaming up with large institutional investors to buy $1.4 billion of assets in Brazil as it looks to sustain its strong pace of growth. Read More »

Transport, logistics weather Sandy well despite glitches

AJOT | November 13, 2012 | Intermodal

U.S. train, truck and logistics companies were among the first to get rolling in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy thanks to many lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and other storms, according to industry analysts and executives. Read More »

New index shows European road freight rates sliding

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Intermodal

According to the new international road freight index compiled by Transport Intelligence using data provided by European freight service provider, Freightex, road freight rates have fallen 7% in the past five months from their peak.

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Crude-by-rail carves out long-term North American niche

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Intermodal

In this era of pipelines spanning thousands of miles, the idea of shipping crude across North America in railway cars might seem a quaint throwback to the oil pioneering days of the West. Read More »

CN Rail CEO says Canada legislation could derail service

AJOT | November 07, 2012 | Intermodal

Looming legislation aimed at improving rail service for shippers in Canada could backfire and end up making the country's sprawling rail networks less efficient, the chief executive of Canada's biggest railroad warned. Read More »

Premium Article  Tunnel replacement applauded by shippers north of the border

Leo Quigley | November 05, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | Intermodal

By Leo Quigley, AJOT

In a recent conversation with Luiza Ch. Savage, a reporter with Macleans magazine, Canada's Minister of International Trade said: "The U.S. is still far and away our largest trading partner and always will be. But we hav Read More »

Premium Article  BNSF Rail to load coal through Canada’s Fraser Surrey Docks

Leo Quigley | November 05, 2012 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | International Trade

By Leo Quigley, AJOT

The largest and most diverse multi-purpose terminal on North America's West Coast is planning to expand once again. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA, NITL bring optimism to Anaheim events November 10-14

Paul Scott Abbott | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal | International Trade

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT

An upbeat atmosphere is expected when a couple thousand freight transportation industry leaders converge on Southern California in mid-November. Read More »

Arc Terminals working with CN to build rail terminal at Mobile, AL

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Arc Terminals LP (Arc Terminals) has announced it is working with CN to build a rail tank car unloading terminal in Mobile, Ala., to handle Western Canadian heavy and Bakken light crude oils destined to Gulf Coast refineries. Read More »

ATA releases driver shortage analysis paper

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Today, American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry; but that long-term trends could cause the shortage to Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming tops estimates on higher freight rates

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings for the fourth straight quarter as an increase in freight rates offset a decline in commodity volumes. Read More »