Intermodal

Union Pacific reports 43 pct earnings jump

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp reported a 43 percent jump in first-quarter earnings as business volumes gained for the first time in two years, and the No. 1 railroad offered an optimistic outlook for a continuing economic recovery.

"What a difference a Read More »

Houser Transport announces joint venture with Furniture Tech’s

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Houser Transport, Inc., of Vale, N.C., is pleased to announce that it has acquired half of Furniture Tech's, a third-party logistics warehouse and home delivery firm headquartered in Ontario, Calif. Furniture Tech's will become a division of Houser Transp Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines celebrates 60th Anniversary

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Founded in 1950 with 14 trucks, 20 employees and a $5,000 loan, Southeastern Freight Lines is celebrating its 60th anniversary as it has grown into one of the industry's most successful trucking companies. Read More »

Rail revamp seen vital to east African trade

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

East Africa's railways carry less cargo than in the 1970s and their revival is crucial to boosting trade as the region deepens economic integration, the head of an African private equity firm said.

Transport prices in east Africa are among th Read More »

New Ulm’Melzo shuttle stopping in Niederglatt

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Since the start of the new timetable period on April 12, 2010 Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA, Basel, has been operating a new overnight shuttle service between Ulm and Melzo with a halt in Niederglatt. Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand jumps

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads jumped 26 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

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

CP Rail reaches tentative deal with track workers

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Co. has reached a tentative labor deal with track maintenance workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. Read More »

JB Hunt Q1 results beat market expectations

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly results on strong performance at its intermodal segment, which moves freight across multiple transportation platforms.

Revenue at intermodal, its biggest segment, jumped 2 Read More »

China banks on rail boom to fire inland growth

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

In southwestern Yunnan province, giant concrete pillars bestride the fields, tracing the route of one of scores of new rail lines that China is building.

In western Xinjiang, construction crews toil on a lonely line crossing the desert wastes Read More »

Hub Group to buy 2,000 intermodal containers

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Hub Group said it would buy 2,000 intermodal containers from a subsidiary of Singamas Container Holdings , in a sign that the freight market is picking up. Read More »

CSX sees economy moving in ‘positive direction’

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

The chairman of U.S. railroad operator CSX Corp said that the economy appears to be moving in a "positive direction" and that its major markets should grow this year.

The comments from CSX Chairman Michael Ward come a day after the company re Read More »

Premium Article  Rail abandonment in Maine puts freight at risk

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

On February 5th 2010, the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) filed a "Notice of Intent " with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to abandon certain of its lines in Maine. The notice, which is required by the STB, represented a preliminary step i Read More »

Premium Article  Connecticut receives $40 Million for New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Corridor

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that Connecticut has received $40 million in federal stimulus funding that will be used to add double-tracking to the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line – the first step toward providing high-speed commuter rail servi Read More »

Ccnfidex, the tag provider for returnable transit items

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Confidex, a leading manufacturer of UHF Gen2 Passive RFID tags, including a versatile portfolio of tags for IT Assets, Returnable Transit Items (RTIs), and Industrial Assets, announced the extension of its UHF RFID product portfolio with new tags for retu Read More »

CII seeks 2010 Connie Award nominations

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the prestigious annual Connie Awards. Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented every year since 1972 to those who have made outstanding contributions to the c Read More »

Natural gas boom brings riches to a rural US town

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

At a windswept rail yard at Wellsboro in northern Pennsylvania, dozens of railcars wait to load thousands of tons of sand onto trucks that will take the cargo to natural gas rigs across the state. Read More »

US chemical shipments by rail rises 11.5%

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 11.5 percen, 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 »

CP Rail picks ex-CN official as new executive

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway named former Canadian National Railway executive Ed Harris as its new chief operating officer.

Harris had working as a railroad consultant since he retired as CN's executive vice-president of operations in 2007, after Read More »

Decisiv introduces ManagedCare for FleetsTM

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Decisiv, Inc., the provider of an advanced web-based technology designed to connect fleet managers with internal and external service locations, introduced ManagedCare for Fleets, a fleet facing service built on its industry leading Decisiv Service Manage Read More »

Deutsche Bahn increases its activities in the United Arab Emirates

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Deutsche Bahn is planning to enter into a strategic partnership for the planning, construction and operation of rail systems in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A corresponding Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Abu Dhabi today at a ceremony attende Read More »