Intermodal

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 »

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 »

Domestic intermodal container volume surges 11.3% in third quarter

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Domestic container volume recorded double digit growth for the fourth quarter in a row according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report, released today. Every IANA region reflected an increase in dome Read More »

The long, brutal haul from farm to port in Brazil

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

When Marcondes Mendon'a hauls corn from Brazil's farm belt to port in the distant south, the young trucker prays for protection from gaping potholes and dangerous drivers, and dreads the squalid toilets on the seven-day journey ahead. Read More »

Con-way profit misses Street on employee benefit costs

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

>U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc reported a quarterly profit that fell short of Wall Street's and its own expectations due to higher employee benefit costs, sending its shares down 5 percent in extended trading. Read More »

Singapore’s GLP eyes $1.3 billion from Japan property trust

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Singapore's Global Logistic Properties Ltd, one of the world's largest warehouse operators, plans to raise $1.3 billion by setting up a real estate investment trust (REIT) in Japan. Read More »

RWI Transportation integrates Blue Tree Systemss R:COM w/ TMW to streamline operations

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Blue Tree Systems, Inc. a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking and in-cab fleet management solutions, has announced Industry-leading refrigerated carrier RWI Transportation, a member company of the Castellini Group, has integrated the company's Read More »

Old Dominion expanding Pasco, WA Service Center

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Citing a growth in shipments, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. relocated and expanded its Pasco Service Center. Read More »