Intermodal

GE lands order for 43 locomotives from Transnet

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Intermodal

General Electric Co said it booked an order for 43 railroad locomotives from South African government-owned Transnet, continuing its trend of strong demand from outside the United States Read More »

South Africa, Swaziland to build $2 billion rail line, network

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Intermodal

South African logistics group Transnet and Swaziland Railways have agreed to build a new rail line via Swaziland that would ease congestion on a main coal export line and boost trade in the region, the companies said. Read More »

Investor to launch proxy battle vs Canadian Pacific

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Intermodal

William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management is putting together a slate of proposed directors to replace the board of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, the activist investor said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia signs 2.3 blllion riyal rail contracts

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia signed three contracts worth 2.3 billion riyals ($613 million) for the construction of maintenance service buildings and five stations to support its longest railway, the North/South railway, state news agency SPA said. Read More »

Turkey will not postpone highway tender if attracts no bids

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Turkey will go ahead with its plan to build a $5 billion highway, including a bridge across the Bosphorus Strait linking Europe and Asia, even if it fails to attract any bids for the tender, the country's transport minister said. Read More »

Walmart announces

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | Intermodal

Walmart is honoring 11 of its transportation suppliers for exemplary performance in delivering to Walmart distribution centers. Each year, Walmart recognizes transportation suppliers that have demonstrated excellence or exhibited significant improvement i Read More »

Freightliner Heavy Haul sign new deal with EDF Energy

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Intermodal

The revised, long term deal gives EDF Energy increased capacity to meet its future requirements and builds upon the excellent service performance record and relationship that has developed over the last 10 years. Read More »

Rail group Faiveley targets growth in China, India

AJOT | January 05, 2012 | Intermodal

French rail equipment maker Faiveley Transport is betting on increased infrastructure demand in emerging countries and is targeting contracts in Russia, India and China, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview. Read More »

Canadian Pacific dismisses reports on CEO replacement

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said it was still willing to continue talks with activist investor William Ackman on the company's strategy and dismissed media reports that the railroad operator was willing to consider Ackman's nomination for CEO. Read More »

DB Schenker North Rail Express on a clear course of success

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Intermodal

January 3rd marks a milestone in Norwegian railway history. One year ago, Schenker AS in Norway, Green Cargo in Sweden, and the Industry Sector Intermodal of European rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail started up a new train between the Norwegian capi Read More »

India’s IL&FS Transportation expects to hit order target

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Intermodal

Infrastructure builder IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd expects to achieve its order book target for the fiscal year ending March, even though project wins have been below expectations, Managing Director K. Ramchand said. Read More »

CN completes merger of DMIR, DWP into Wisconsin Central

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced it will complete the merger of three of its U.S. operating subsidiaries on Dec. 31, 2011. The merger of Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR), Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company (DWP), and Wisconsin Central Ltd. Read More »

Heartland Express awarded 2011 Carrier of the Year from Sam’s (Walmart)

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Heartland Express, Inc, a transportation industry leader for customer service in the truckload market, has been recognized by Walmart as the 2011 Sam's Carrier of the Year. Walmart has recognized Heartland in each of the past 5 years with a service award. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index edged 0.3% higher in November

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3% in November after rising a revised 0.4% in October 2011. October's increase was slightly less than the 0.5% gain ATA reported on November 22, Read More »

US opts against lowering daily trucker hours

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Intermodal

The Obama administration decided against a cut in truckers' daily hours behind the wheel, to the dismay of safety advocates, but made other changes aimed at fighting driver fatigue. Read More »

CN and United Steelworkers reach tentative agreement to renew labor contract

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2004 have announced that they have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labour contract for approximately 2,800 maintenance-of-way employees in Canada. The current agreement is scheduled to expire on Dec. 3 Read More »

CN receives Toyota Canada’s Carrier of the Year Award for 2011

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Toyota presents the award annually to the railway or truck carrier that has exhibited the best performance for the automaker in the key performance areas of transit time, quality and customer service. Read More »

Ethiopia signs Djibouti railway deal with China

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Ethiopia signed an agreement with a Chinese state-run firm to build the final section of a railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti, an official said. Read More »

Rail freight companies present their requirements for the most important European Corridor

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Recently in Berlin the CEOs of four rail freight companies, DB Schenker Rail (Germany), TX Logistik (Germany), SBB Cargo (Switzerland) and BLS Cargo (Switzerland), presented their requirements for the development of the European rail freight transport cor Read More »

Train derails in Guinea, RUSAL says ops unaffected

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

A supply train fell off the tracks on a railway connecting UC RUSAL's Friguia alumina refinery in Guinea with a port, a company official said. Read More »