DHL’s standard forwarding wins Great Lakes/Midwest Carrier of the Year Award

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Intermodal

Standard Forwarding, a U.S. less than truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of DHL Freight, was named Great Lakes/Midwest LTL Carrier of the Year (2012) in Mastio & Company's annual Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. It was the fifth time in a row tha Read More »

Union Pacific’s Michaels elected 2013 IANA Chairman

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Intermodal

Barry D. Michaels, vice president of Intermodal Operations at Union Pacific Railroad Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Intermodal Association of North America, succeeding David Manning, president of Tennessee Express, Inc Read More »

Container lessor Touax eyes growth in Africa

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Intermodal

France's Touax, which lets and sells shipping containers, modular buildings, river barges and railcars, wants to triple the portion of sales it makes in Africa in the next two to three years, its co-managing partner said. Read More »

ATA pleased Supreme Court to decide port regulations appeal

AJOT | January 13, 2013 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations was pleased that the Supreme Court of the United States agreed on January 11 to hear its petition to review the Port of Los Angeles' attempt to impose a comprehensive licensing scheme on carriers using the port under the gui Read More »

Canadian PM agrees to pay more heed to native demands

AJOT | January 13, 2013 | Intermodal

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed in a meeting with native leaders to pay more attention to their demands, trying to mollify an aboriginal protest movement that has threatened to blockade roads and railways across the country. Read More »

Chinese railway equipment maker signs contracts worth $1.6 billion

AJOT | January 10, 2013 | Intermodal

China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp Ltd (CSR), one of the country's two leading train makers, has signed deals worth 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in China and other emerging markets, including Argentina and Nigeria. Read More »

CN opens new intermodal terminal at Calgary Logistics Park

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

The first CN trains to serve the state-of-the-art intermodal terminal for containerized goods at the company's new Calgary Logistics Park have started to arrive. Read More »

K & J Trucking chooses Blue Tree Systems

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking, and in-cab fleet management solutions, has announced that K & J Trucking, Inc. has selected its R:COM Fleet Management solution. The refrigerated truckload carrier is using the Blu Read More »

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 »