Intermodal

USDOT Secretary LaHood presents $11.4 million for intermodal rail yard adjacent to Global Container

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Intermodal

The former Greenville rail yard, being developed adjacent to the Global Container Terminal expansion project, will benefit from a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant of $11.4 million to be used for rebuilding and modernizing the facility. The ch Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

CN says Rail Freight Service Review Process prompted improved customer service, greater supply chain

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, commended the federal government's Rail Freight Service Review (RFSR), saying the process provided the impetus for CN and the rail industry to re-engage with customers to improve service from on Read More »

Freight trains collide in Oklahoma, 3 presumed dead

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Two freight trains collided head-on and exploded into flames in Oklahoma, sending billowing black smoke into the air and leaving three Union Pacific employees missing and presumed dead, authorities said. Read More »

Konecranes RTGS to CSX’S Intermodal Terminals in the US

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

In May/June 2012, Konecranes received an order for three RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals in the US. This is Konecranes' first RTG delivery to CSX. The cranes will be delivered in June 2013. The value Read More »

Con-way Freight announces 2012 general rate increase

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc. has announced that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 6.9 percent applicable to non-contractual business effective July 9. Read More »

CP Rail to ship drilling sand for U.S. Silica

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said it signed a multi-year deal with U.S. Silica Holdings Inc to transport drilling sand from the U.S. company's mine in Sparta, Wisconsin. Read More »

Grain shipping in upper US Midwest returning to normal

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Port and rail operations for grain shipping were beginning to return to normal in the upper U.S. Midwest after heavy rains drenched the region this week, shippers said. Read More »

ATA white paper urges FMCSA to preserve CSA’s original goal

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

In a white paper released today, American Trucking Associations urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remain committed to the goal of its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program: to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries a Read More »

Cooltrax Fresh inTransit’ helps Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc. to maintain superior food frshnsh

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Cooltrax, provider of real-time cold chain tracking and monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive products and mobile assets, has announced that Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc. ('Global Supply') has selected Cooltrax Fresh inTransit' to equip its Read More »

GAC launches UK-Turkey road freight groupage service

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Global logistics, shipping and marine company GAC has launched a new road freight groupage service linking Turkey and the UK, to meet client needs and a growing demand for reliable, cost effective less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation across Europe. Read More »

NASSTRAC calls for Conference Committee to enact new Highway Bill

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC, an industry association representing shippers, sent a letter to all Highway Bill Conference Committee members encouraging them to promptly enact a bill that will fund badly needed infrastructure construction and maintenance. NASSTRAC, otherwise Read More »

Transportation Costing Group enhances truckload solution

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | 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 the latest version of its Cost Information System for truck Read More »

Transportation Costing Group enhances truckload solution

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | 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 the latest version of its Cost Information System for truck Read More »

Class status granted in US rail price fixing case

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

A lawsuit alleging that major U.S. freight railroads conspired to drive up shipping costs by fixing fuel surcharges, generating billions of dollars in extra revenue, can move forward as a class action case, a judge ruled. Read More »

Anheuser-Busch recognizes Florida East Coast Railway as Intermodal Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Florida East Coast Railway ('FEC') has announced that it has been named Anheuser Busch's 2011 intermodal carrier of the year. This award is based on the cumulative ranking of key transportation and operational metrics as measured by Anheuser Busch that Read More »

ATA truck tonnage fell 0.7% in May

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7% in May after falling 1.1% in April. (April's loss was the same as ATA reported on May 22.) The latest drop lowered the SA index to 117.8 (200 Read More »

Freight bill processor Data2Logistics provides companies with shipping savings benefiting their grow

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Intermodal

As organizations realize growth through international demand for their offerings, their inbound and outbound logistics expense is a supply chain component that expands rapidly as well. Read More »

Globaltrans on hunt for metals railcar units

AJOT | June 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Russian freight operator Globaltrans Investment is interested in buying the railcar units of other major metals groups following its successful pursuit of the rail arm of Metalloinvest, its chairman Alexander Eliseev said. Read More »