Intermodal

Volume of cars moved by rail freight increases by 15%

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail UK has moved 15% more cars by rail for STVA, the specialist car logistics provider, during the first quarter of 2011 than it did during the same period in 2010.

The increase is in line with the world wide recovery in automotive market Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line announces executive appointment

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced the promotion of Greg C. Gantt to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective June 30, 2011. Mr. Gantt joined Old Dominion in 1994 and had served as Senior Vice President of Oper Read More »

IPL names DB Schenker Rail as Most Sustainable Transporter

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

International Produce Limited (IPL), a logistics supplier to WALMART responsible for supplying the supermarket chain ASDA with fresh fruit and vegetables, has named DB Schenker Rail UK as their Most Sustainable Transporter.

DB Schenker Rail UK won the Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named BASF LTL Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has received the BASF 2010 LTL Carrier of the Year Award for demonstrating excellence in transportation. In 2010 Southeastern delivered 20,000 shipments to Read More »

APL Logistics extends double-stack train service to India

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

APL Logistics said it has run its first double-stack container train service in India. APL IndiaLinx, its rail operations arm in the country, stacked 90 forty-foot boxes two high on a train that departed Mundra Port on the west coast on June 16 for an i Read More »

Saia supply chain, logistics & small biz study released

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Saia, Inc. announced the findings of the 2011 National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses, a nationwide survey of U.S. executives on their motivations and beliefs about economic conditions, budgets and supply chains. The vast majority (65 percent) Read More »

CSX, public sector partners bring cleaner air to New York State

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Public and private sector representatives recently unveiled the state's second ultra-low emission GenSet locomotive at an event at CSX Transportation's Selkirk Yard. Jointly funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CSX, the locomotive Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 2.3% in May

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.3% in May after decreasing a revised 0.6% in April 2011. April's drop was slightly less than the 0.7% ATA reported on May 25, 2011. The latest d Read More »

Transnet sees new Swaziland rail line in 2-3 years

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet said that a rail line through Swaziland could happen within two to three years.

Transnet has been looking at ways to free up capacity on its main export line leading to Richards Bay Coal Terminal. Read More »

Saudi railways to link Dammam, Jubail to mines

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia plans to link its industrial city of Jubail and Dammam port to a network that connects to mining centres, the head of the company that is overseeing the railway said.

"We are preparing the design and tendering documents and will soon tend Read More »

RWI Transportation named Ryder Truckload Specialized Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, was named top carrier of the 2010 Ryder Carrier Quality Award in the Truckload Specialized category. Read More »

Transnet to rail 70 mlllion T export coal in 2011-12

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet still expects to move 70 million tons of export coal to port by rail in its 2011-12 financial year, a senior official said.

Transnet transported 62 million tons in the financial year to the end of March 2 Read More »

New foe for US.solar energy: the railroads

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad company Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp has joined an unlikely coalition of environmentalists, American Indians and politicians who are opposing a massive solar energy project planned for California's Mojave Desert.

The railroad is sounding Read More »

Hungry Canadian railways eye slice of crude oil pie

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Chief Executive Fred Green had a message for investors about the oil under southern Saskatchewan: This time it will be different and railroads will get a piece of the pie.

North American railways have traditionally taken a bac Read More »

Breathe California Awards California Northern Railroad Co. the 2011 Clean Air Champion Business Awar

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

California Northern Railroad Company (CFNR), a short line railroad providing clean, alternative transportation of agricultural, food and construction products over 260 miles of track in the Sacramento Valley, today announced that is has been honored by Br Read More »

RWI Transportation receives Platinum Award in National Safety Program

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, received a Platinum award from Great West Casualty Co. as part of the 2010 National Safety Awards Pr Read More »

Floods add to Canadian Pacific Rail’s weather woes

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway has shut a key cross-border track for up to 10 days because of flooding in Saskatchewan and North Dakota, dashing its hopes of putting a recent deluge of bad weather behind it.

The company said the rapidly rising Souris River Read More »

IANA launches new resource to benefit intermodal industry

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The new IANA Intermodal Marketplace is an online buyer's guide that uses powerful search technology that allows users to more easily locate a wealth of intermodal-related products and services.

The IANA Intermodal Marketplace provides an efficient and Read More »

ATA’s Abbott named to FMCSA Advisory Panel

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Rob Abbott, American Trucking Associations' vice president of safety policy, was named to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

'I'm honored to have been chosen to represent ATA and the trucking ind Read More »

CN to sell assets of IC RailMarine Terminal for US$73 million; enters into related 10-year coal tran

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of IC RailMarine Terminal Company (ICRMT) to Raven Energy, LLC, an affiliate of Foresight Energy, LLC ("Foresight") and the Cline Group ("Cline"), for US$73 million. Read More »