Intermodal

Colombian coal railway keeps running despite night ban

AJOT | December 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Colombia's top coal railway, Fenoco, is still operating normally despite a ban on night trains by a regional environmental authority, and the company will meet with government officials to look for a solution, sources said Read More »

CP Railway says arbitrator issues Teamsters contract decision

AJOT | December 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway, the country's No. 2 carrier, said that a government arbitrator has issued his decision on a new labor deal with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, which represents some 5,000 engineers, conductors and traffic controllers. Read More »

Canada orders railways to repay excess grain revenue

AJOT | December 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Canada ruled the country's two big railways, Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, earned too much money from hauling grain in the 2011/12 crop year, and ordered them to pay close to C$700,000 ($707,000). Read More »

Night noise curbs imposed on Colombia’s main coal train

AJOT | December 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Colombia's main coal railway, Fenoco, has been told to stop running its trains at night through populated areas in the northern Cesar province so residents' sleep is not disturbed, according to a regional environmental authority. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index rebounds 3.7% in November

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.7% in November erasing October's 3.7% drop. (The 3.7% decrease in October was revised from a 3.8% contraction ATA reported on November 20, 2012.) Read More »

Liner ‘Cargo Incident Notification System’ is an emerging power

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Intermodal

As a response to concerns arising from the volume of incidents and problems that regularly disrupt operations and endanger lives, property or the environment, five of the top 20 liner operators created CINS (Cargo Incident Notification System) in late 201 Read More »

California Chassis enhances Quality Assurance Programs

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Intermodal

California Chassis, a global manufacturer of racks, enclosures, and cabinets for the telecommunications, transportation, and aerospace industries, has announced that it has significantly increased its coordinated metrology capabilities for ensuring the ti Read More »

Canada to unveil bill to improve rail service

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will unveil long-awaited legislation on rail freight service in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the heart of the country's grain sector. Read More »

Icahn’s American Railcar offers to buy Greenbrier for $543 million

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Intermodal

American Railcar Industries Inc, controlled by activist investor Carl Icahn, offered to buy rival railcar maker Greenbrier Cos Inc for about $543 million, reviving a nearly five-year old plan to combine the companies. Read More »

Online shopping to breathe new life into run-down sheds

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Intermodal

Owners of run-down warehouses on the edge of European cities could be sitting on goldmines because online shopping will force firms to seek distribution sites closer to customers who think speedy delivery is the norm. Read More »

Transcontainer sees Russia market growth slowing

AJOT | December 17, 2012 | Intermodal

Russian rail group Transcontainer is expecting demand to grow more slowly next year as the country's economic growth wanes. Read More »

Fortescue talks to sell port, rail stake could unlock more iron ore

AJOT | December 16, 2012 | Intermodal

Fortescue Metals Group is in talks to sell a minority stake in its Australian port and rail assets, in a move that would let it pay down billions of dollars in debt and that could open up access to rival miners whose iron ore is stuck in the ground. Read More »

Globaltrans to buy MMK-Trans for around $300 million

AJOT | December 16, 2012 | Intermodal

Russian freight operator Globaltrans Investment has won the right to buy MMK-Trans, a subsidiary of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), the Kommersant daily said, citing several sources. Read More »

CN signs voluntary mitigation agreement with Village of Bartlett, IL

AJOT | December 13, 2012 | Intermodal

CN announced it has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Bartlett, Ill., located approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, in connection with CN's Jan. 31, 2009, acquisition of the major portion of the Elgin, Jol Read More »

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 »