Intermodal

ATA truck tonnage index rose 1.5% in July

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5 percent in July, although June's reduction was revised from 1.4 percent to 1.6 percent. The latest improvement raised the SA index from 108.3 Read More »

Greenbrier gets $130 mlllion railcar deal

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Greenbrier Cos Inc said it received about $130 million worth of new railcar and refurbishment orders and plans to add jobs at its plant, in a sign that the nascent recovery in the railcar market is on track.

The company's railcar business, wh Read More »

Rail operator wants Uganda’s non-operational lines

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is seeking the return of two derelict sections of track seized by the Ugandan government over what it said was the operator's failure to invest in them. Read More »

US Western Railroads seen as a key

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Grain merchants say the wild card for success or failure in moving more than 130 million tons of U.S. grain exports in the coming year will be "logistics," meaning barge and truck availabilities but especially railcars and diesel locomotives. Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 6.8 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Direct ChassisLink to expand operations in Pacific Southwest locations

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Intermodal

Direct ChassisLink (DCLI) will expand its chassis program to the Pacific Southwest areas effective October 4, 2010. Locations will include Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland and Phoenix. DCLI will offer chassis for use in these markets to draya Read More »

Norfolk Southern selling 100-year bonds

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. railroad Norfolk Southern Corp is marketing 100-year bonds in a move to lock in low borrowing costs, a company spokesman said.

The bonds, expected to be priced later on Monday, are a reopening of a $300 million 100-year issue Norfolk Sou Read More »

The United States is “disappointed” Mexico has decided to impose retaliatory duties…

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Intermodal

The United States is "disappointed" Mexico has decided to impose retaliatory duties on additional U.S. goods in a dispute over cross-border trucking, the top U.S. trade official said.

"Mexico is an important U.S. export market and President ( Read More »

East Africa needs up to $25 bln for rail upgrade

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Intermodal

East Africa needs to raise up to $25 billion, or nearly two-thirds of Kenya's annual output, over the next decade to upgrade its railways to boost trade, a senior regional official said.

"We are talking about the railway master plan which is Read More »

Mexico puts tariffs on more US goods in truck row

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Mexico expanded the list of U.S. products subject to retaliatory tariffs as it steps up pressure on Washington to settle a long-running dispute that has kept Mexican long-haul trucks off U.S. roads.

The government of President Felipe Calderon Read More »

Exotic debt return brewing in transport, jet bonds

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

With structured finance markets largely moribund, some investors are taking a test drive in esoteric securitization markets backed by trains, planes and ships.

Securities backed by transportation assets and equipment leases varying from shipp Read More »

Mexico puts tariffs on more US goods in truck row

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Mexico expanded the list of U.S. products subject to retaliatory tariffs as it steps up pressure on Washington to settle a long-running dispute that has kept Mexican long-haul trucks off U.S. roads.

The government of President Felipe Calderon Read More »

Rebates are still available under the Conserve Nova Scotia Trucking Program

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association announced that the deadline to apply for the Conserve Nova Scotia Energy Efficiency Incentive Program as been extended to September 30th, 2010. Read More »

Trucking for Sarcoma event raises $30,000 for Gist cancer awareness

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

The Annual 'Trucking for Sarcoma' Event was held in late July. International Sarcoma Week ran from July 18 to July 25 and Marine Transport Company was a major participant. The trucking company's 450 members helped raise awareness of cancer sarcoma with 'S Read More »

Exel Transportation named Georgia-Pacific’s Intermodal Carrier of the Year

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Exel Transportation, an operating unit of Exel, the North American leader in supply chain management and a Deutsche Post DHL company, has earned the prestigious Intermodal Carrier of the Year award from Georgia-Pacific. The award recognizes Exel Transport Read More »

Brazil’s Rousseff: private sector to operate rails

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Brazil's ruling party presidential candidate pledged to expand Brazil's railways and open them to private operators, helping to reduce growing transportation bottlenecks.

Dilma Rousseff, who led President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's infrastru Read More »

Audi is DB Schenker Rail’s first CO2-free rail freight customer

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Europe's first CO2-free product in rail freight transportation successfully launched on the market

Audi now transports finished vehicles between Ingolstadt and Emden CO2-free. As of August, the German automobile manufacturer uses DB Schenker Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing and Garner, NC officials host new facility groundbreaking

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing, in conjunction with local government officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony in Garner, N.C. last week to commemorate the building of a state-of-the-art Penske facility in the Greenfield South Business Park. Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 4.4 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Klinge Corp unveils new collapsible food storage bins ’ ideal storage solution for ISO containers

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Transport refrigeration specialist Klinge Corporation has released their new collapsible storage bins for the transport and storage of perishable items. The Food Storage Bins, FSBs, are made of polypropylene and are extremely durable. The FSBs have passed Read More »