Mastio & Co. names Old Dominion Freight Line Best LTL National Carrier for third consecutive year

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was honored as the No. 1 less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company's 2012 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. Read More »

Notbox launches in North America

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

The Notbox Company has launched its eco-friendly 'leaner, meaner and greener' alternative to the billions of single-use cardboard boxes to manufacturers, supply chain professionals and consumers in the United States and Canada through a new partnership he Read More »

Transportation Costing Group upgrades LTL solution and interfaces with ALK Products

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Transportation Costing Group (TCG), the premier provider of Activity-Based Costing and Profitability Management solutions for truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carriers, has announced several upgrades to its Cost Information System for LTL op Read More »

Corn rail loading halted after grain bin rupture in South Dakota

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

A grain storage bin that ruptured last weekend in north-central South Dakota halted rail loadings at the elevator after 1.5 million bushels of corn spilled over the train tracks, an executive of the South Dakota Wheat Growers said. Read More »

Noble Group to help finance $2.2 billion Mongolia coal, rail project

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Commodities trader Noble Group will help fund a crucial phase of a $2.2 billion Mongolia coal and rail project that Aspire Mining plans to develop. Read More »

Phillips 66 stikes deal to transport oil from Bakken to NJ refinery

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Phillips 66 struck a five-year deal with Global Partners LP that will use the rail network of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd to transport oil from the Bakken shale field in North Dakota to its Bayway refinery in New Jersey. Read More »

Prologis Japan REIT to sell up to $1 billion shares in IPO

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Nippon Prologis REIT, a real estate trust set up by Prologis Inc, a U.S-based operator of warehouses, said it would sell about 91 billion yen ($1.04 billion) worth of shares in an initial public offering in Japan. Read More »

GCS/Ruscon launches an Ust-Luga-Nizhniy Novgorod 
block train service for General Motors Korea

AJOT | January 08, 2013 | Intermodal

A new block train service is being launched by GCS/Ruscon out of the new Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT). It will run a distance of over 1,100km to Nizhniy Novgorod. Nizhniy Novgorod is Russia's fifth largest city and is located over 400km to the east Read More »

Landstar successfully concludes decade-long litigation with OOIDA

AJOT | January 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation and logistics services, has announced the end of its decade-long litigation with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Asso Read More »

Canada meets key aboriginal demand amid blockades

AJOT | January 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Canada's prime minister will meet with native leaders next week to discuss social and economic issues, an olive branch to an angry aboriginal movement that has blockaded rail lines and threatened to close Canada's borders with the United States. Read More »

Con-way Freight receives LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Ryder Supply Chain Services

AJOT | January 03, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has announced it has been honored with an LTL Carrier of the Year award by the Ryder Supply Chain Services account team supporting a major high-tech manufacturing custome Read More »

US petroleum rail shipments up nearly 50% in 2012

AJOT | January 03, 2013 | Intermodal

Shipments of petroleum on U.S. railroads rose more than 46 percent in 2012 as shale oil producers put record amounts of crude on trains to overcome pipeline capacity constraints. Read More »

CN completes intra-corporate merger of Elgin, Joliet & Eastern into Wisconsin Central subsidiary

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Intermodal

CN announced it will complete the merger of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) into its Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC) subsidiary, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The merger of the two rail affiliates that connect in the Chicago area will simplify Read More »

China unveils fresh steps to cut logistics costs

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Intermodal

China has unveiled a raft of new measures to cut logistics costs, including reducing government fees levied on farm products and highway tolls, in a bid to help boost consumption. Read More »

Russia’s Sistema buys 50% stake in railcar operator

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Intermodal

Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema said it bought a 50 percent stake in railcar operator Financial Alliance for 3.4 billion roubles ($112 million) as it aims to consolidate its rail assets. Read More »

CN reaches tentative labor agrmt w/ union representing signals & communications employees in Canada

AJOT | January 01, 2013 | Intermodal

CN announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11 to renew the labour contract for approximately 700 CN signals and communications employees in Canada. Read More »

Union Pacific to adjust signal at Texas crash site

AJOT | December 20, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp said that it will adjust the signal system at the Midland, Texas, train crossing where four veterans were killed when a freight train the company operated slammed into a parade float last month. Read More »

Canada orders railways to repay excess grain revenue

AJOT | December 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Canada ruled the country's two big railways, Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, earned too much money from hauling grain in the 2011/12 crop year, and ordered them to pay close to C$700,000 ($707,000). Read More »

Colombian coal railway keeps running despite night ban

AJOT | December 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Colombia's top coal railway, Fenoco, is still operating normally despite a ban on night trains by a regional environmental authority, and the company will meet with government officials to look for a solution, sources said Read More »

CP Railway says arbitrator issues Teamsters contract decision

AJOT | December 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway, the country's No. 2 carrier, said that a government arbitrator has issued his decision on a new labor deal with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, which represents some 5,000 engineers, conductors and traffic controllers. Read More »