Intermodal

ATA congratulates Rep. Shuster on Transportation Chairmanship

AJOT | November 29, 2012 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations added its congratulations to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on being named Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 113th Congress. Read More »

Coal train derails in Australia’s Hunter Valley

AJOT | November 29, 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 »

Baker joins LAN as Regional Transportation Manager

AJOT | November 26, 2012 | Intermodal

James R. Baker, P.E., joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a regional transportation manager. In this role, Baker will lead the firm's transportation group in the Houston region. Read More »

US Trailer Holdings deploys

AJOT | November 26, 2012 | Intermodal

I.D. Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless solutions for securing, tracking and managing high-value enterprise assets, today announced that US Trailer Holdings LLC has executed a contract with I.D. Systems' Asset Intelligence subsidiary to deploy Read More »

H&M International Transportation renames trucking division

AJOT | November 26, 2012 | Intermodal

H&M International Transportation Inc. announced that its trucking division will begin operating as H&M Terminals Transport Corp., effective Jan. 1, 2013. The change is part of the intermodal provider's on-going efforts to better serve the shipping communi Read More »

CP Railway plans Calgary HQ move to cut costs say unions

AJOT | November 25, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway is planning to relocate much of its head office from downtown Calgary, union officials and a source close to the company said, under a restructuring plan that its new chief executive will detail to investors in early December. Read More »

Towne Air Freight announces new Los Angeles facility

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Intermodal

Towne Air Freight, a leading air and ocean freight trucking company will relocate it's terminal serving Los Angeles, California on Monday, December 3, 2012 into a newly constructed LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certified facility on 2 Read More »

Towne Air Freight announces new Los Angeles facility

AJOT | November 20, 2012 | Intermodal

Towne Air Freight, a leading air and ocean freight trucking company will relocate it's terminal serving Los Angeles, California on Monday, December 3, 2012 into a newly constructed LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certified facility on 2 Read More »

CN Rail picks up business abandoned by Canadian Pacific

AJOT | November 20, 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 »

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 »

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 »