Intermodal

Cargill expands rail service at Kansas grain elevator

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Intermodal

U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc said it expanded rail service out of its Atchison, Kansas, grain facility to increase rail shipments of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum to major U.S. export hubs. Read More »

CN Rail picks up business abandoned by Canadian Pacific

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co is gaining modestly from markets abandoned by smaller competitor Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, CN's chief marketing officer said. Read More »

Kenya truckers call off strike that threatened port

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Kenya's biggest trucking association called off an indefinite strike that threatened to paralyze Mombasa port, east Africa's main trade gateway. Read More »

Canadian rail service legislation puts at risk innovation and supply chain collaboration

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, says that, putting aside normal operational and commercial issues, there is no evidence of systemic rail service performance problems in Canada warranting the federal government's introduction t Read More »

Con-way Truckload outscores the competition to earn third consecutive Carrier of the Year Award from

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced it has been named Carrier of the Year by Sonoco (NYSE: SON) for the third consecutive year. This is the fourth time Con-way Truckload has earned a carrier award from Read More »

Driver turnover at truckload carriers remains high in the 3rd quarter

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Intermodal

The annualized linehaul driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets remained over 100% for the second straight month, and the churn at smaller truckload carriers rose to a five-year high, according to American Trucking Associations' Trucking Activity R Read More »

Union Pacific opens information technology center in Austin

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Texas, bringing the railroad closer to the top talent located in one of the country's hottest technology hubs. Read More »

Canada bill imposes penalties for rail service failure

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Long-awaited federal legislation unveiled would force Canadian railways to reach service agreements with shippers that request them and could impose penalties on the railways if they fail to meet their obligations. Read More »

Kenya truckers’ strike threatens East Africa hub port of Mombasa

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Kenya's biggest trucking association has called an indefinite strike at Mombasa port, threatening to paralyze east Africa's main trade gateway, port officials said. Read More »

Railroad will allow track, signal tests in Texas crash probe

AJOT | December 11, 2012 | Intermodal

The Union Pacific Railroad will allow attorneys representing victims of a train crash that killed four wounded U.S. military veterans in Texas to conduct their own tests of tracks, signals and a locomotive horn, a lawyer for the victims said. Read More »

ATA urges further dialogue on CSA data limitations

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Intermodal

In a white paper, American Trucking Associations demonstrated how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety monitoring and measurement system, Compliance Safety Accountability, lacks sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render Read More »

ATA urges further dialogue on CSA data limitations

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Intermodal

In a white paper, American Trucking Associations demonstrated how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety monitoring and measurement system, Compliance Safety Accountability, lacks sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render Read More »

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway deploys Avtec Scout Dispatch Console System

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Intermodal

The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) has deployed Avtec's Scout' radio dispatch console to control train movements on its 840-mile system in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland. Read More »

CP Rail to slash 4,500 jobs in efficiency drive

AJOT | December 04, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, the country's second biggest rail carrier, said it would cut 4,500 jobs by 2016 as part of a drive by its new CEO to slash costs and improve its operating efficiency, now the industry's worst. Read More »

SDV opens its

AJOT | December 03, 2012 | Intermodal

SDV, announced the official opening of its new warehousing facility in Pioneer Turn. Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, was the Guest-of-Honour. His Excellency, Mr Olivier Caron, Ambassador of France in Singapore also attended the Read More »

CSX Express - Kingsboro industrial sites receive CSX select site designation

AJOT | December 03, 2012 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation has announced that the Kingsboro Industrial Sites in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, are the first recipients in the state to receive CSX Select Site designation. Read More »

CP Railway puts portion of DM&E track up for sale

AJOT | December 03, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada's second-biggest rail carrier, said it is putting a 660-mile western portion of its Dakota, Minnesota & EasternRailroad track up for sale. Read More »

US transport companies cash in on Mexico trade boom

AJOT | December 03, 2012 | Intermodal

U.S. rail and trucking companies are making big investments on both sides of the border with Mexico to capitalize on booming trade between the two countries. Read More »

Coal train derails in Australia’s Hunter Valley

AJOT | December 02, 2012 | Intermodal

A coal train was derailed while heading towards the world's largest thermal coal port in Australia, shutting down part of the railway line, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Ltd said. Read More »

CP Rail drops plan to push into Powder River coal area

AJOT | December 02, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway will take a C$180 million ($181.2 million) charge to abandon plans to expand into the Powder River coal-mining region in the U.S. states of Wyoming and Montana, citing weakness in the thermal coal market. Read More »