Intermodal

Con-way Truckload recognized for performance excellence

AJOT | June 10, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it was recently honored by Lowe’s Home Improvement with a Platinum Carrier Award for excellent operating performance, on-time service and reliability. Read More »

Hitachi gets $373 million Vietnam railway order

AJOT | June 10, 2013 | Intermodal

Hitachi Ltd has received an order to build Vietnam's first urban railway in Ho Chi Minh city for 37 billion yen ($373.2 million), the Japanese infrastructure company said. Read More »

India clarifies FDI rules for supermarkets

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Foreign supermarkets entering India must invest in new supply chain infrastructure, such as warehouses and cold-storages, rather than buying existing assets, the government said in a clarification of rules announced last year. Read More »

Kazakhs launch “Silk Road” China-Europe rail route

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Kazakhstan has launched a new transit railway linking China to Europe, aiming to beat rival routes for journey time in the competition to handle a growing flow of goods along the ancient Silk Road trade route. Read More »

Con-way Freight dedicates new Lumberton Service Center

AJOT | June 04, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., dedicated its new 65-door service center in Lumberton, N.C. Read More »

Brazil hikes farm budget, warehousing a priority

AJOT | June 04, 2013 | Intermodal

Agricultural powerhouse Brazil increased its farm budget for 2013/14 by nearly a fifth to 136 billion reais ($64 billion) as its farming sector thrives, and it earmarked extra cash to expand badly needed warehouse capacity. Read More »

Canadian Pacific says rail yard death not its employee

AJOT | June 04, 2013 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said a death at a Calgary, Alberta, rail yard did not involve a CP employee and occurred at a third-party contractor site adjacent to CP's Ogden Park rail yard. Read More »

Coalition’s founding chairman, two members named to USDOT’s National Freight Advisory Committee

AJOT | June 02, 2013 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) applauds the appointment of three of its members to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC). Read More »

Canadian agency says investigating death at CP Railway yard

AJOT | June 02, 2013 | Intermodal

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said it was investigating the death of a railway employee at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd's Ogden Park railyard in Calgary, Alberta. Read More »

Freight cars fall into Ontario river after train derails

AJOT | June 02, 2013 | Intermodal

A freight train derailed in Ontario last weekend when it was crossing a bridge, sending several cars into the Wahnapitae River, Canadian Pacific Railway said, marking the second derailment for the railroad operator in less than two weeks. Read More »

Kinder Morgan shelves Texas-to-California oil pipeline plan

AJOT | June 02, 2013 | Intermodal

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP shelved a $2 billion plan to convert a natural gas pipeline to carry cheap West Texas crude to Southern California, citing lack of shipper interest. Read More »

Tianjin Port Group mulls investment in infrastructure for Brockman project

AJOT | June 02, 2013 | Intermodal

Brockman Mining Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding with China's state-owned Tianjin Port Group for potential investment as Brockman seeks to gain access to Fortescue Metals Group's iron ore rail line. Read More »

Walmart offers fresh produce guarantee to shoppers

AJOT | June 02, 2013 | Intermodal

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it is offering a money-back guarantee on the fruits and vegetables it sells at its Walmart U.S. stores as it tries to gain more ground in the grocery business. Read More »

Truckers say bridge collapse is example why truck weight limits should not be raised

AJOT | May 30, 2013 | Intermodal

While attending a public input session conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, professional truckers gave reasons why commercial truck sizes and weight limits should not be raised from current levels. Read More »

With Input from drivers, Con-way Truckload purchases 525 new tractors

AJOT | May 30, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the purchase of 525 new tractors in a replacement cycle that will maintain the company's 2,700-tractor fleet as one of the youngest and most modern in the truckload mark Read More »

Cargill to invest $30 mlllion to expand Nebraska grain elevator

AJOT | May 30, 2013 | Intermodal

Giant U.S. agribusiness firm Cargill Inc said it will invest $30 million to expand storage and shipping capacity at its grain facility in south central Nebraska. Read More »

CSX train derails outside Baltimore

AJOT | May 28, 2013 | Intermodal

A freight train carrying hazardous chemicals and a variety of other materials collided with a truck northeast of Baltimore, injuring the truck driver and sparking a fire, authorities said. Read More »

New report underscores trucking’s essential role in US. economy

AJOT | May 28, 2013 | Intermodal

A new report issued by American Trucking Associations, ATA American Trucking Trends 2013, demonstrated that trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States as even more goods were delivered by truck. Read More »

Schneider National receives 2012 CargoNet Best in Security Award

AJOT | May 28, 2013 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services, was recently recognized by CargoNet with its 2012 Best in Security Award. Read More »

Temporary fix for collapsed Washington bridge expected mid-June

AJOT | May 28, 2013 | Intermodal

A permanent replacement for the section of a Washington state freeway bridge that collapsed last week is expected in place by early autumn, and a temporary span could be up by mid-June, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee said. Read More »