Intermodal

Russia Globaltrans eyes 2nd freight company stake

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Globaltrans is interested in buying a stake in the soon-to-be-formed Russian Second Freight Company and may invest 25 billion roubles ($808.8 million), a source familiar with the firm's plans told Reuters. Read More »

W’rtsil’ enters rail market through joint venture with Transmashholding in Russia

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

W'rtsil' has signed a joint venture agreement with the Russian company Transmashholding (TMH) to manufacture modern and multipurpose diesel engines in Russia. The engines, including a new and technically advanced version of the W'rtsil' 20 -engine, will b Read More »

DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria receives traction license and begins independent railroad operations

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria EOOD, founded at the start of this year, celebrated its grand opening in Pirdop, Bulgaria. By expanding its network, DB Schenker Rail now has its own national company in the growing Southeast Europe region. The company also recei Read More »

AeroFlex’ fairings from Carrier Transicold improve trailer efficiency

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

AeroFlex' fairings, which have demonstrated up to a 7.5 percent improved fuel economy for tractor-trailer rigs, are now available from Carrier Transicold's North American dealer network. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Corp., a business unit of Un Read More »

DB Schenker links up road and rail with new service

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker now links up road and rail services even more effectively: the new DB SCHENKERhangartner service offers customers from trade and industry the combination of trucking and rail services from one source. Pick-up and delivery services are handled Read More »

Reddaway is named 2009 Regional Carrier of the Year by GlobalTranz

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Reddaway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. has been named 2009 Regional Carrier of the Year by GlobalTranz, a logistics management firm specializing in carrier, supply chain, and warehouse management. Read More »

New Afghan railroad to boost trade and supply troops

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Intermodal

Afghanistan's first railway in almost a century is due to be completed before the year's end, officials said, with the aim of not only boosting the country's economy but also supplying NATO troops there.

The $170 million project, the bulk of Read More »

Wilbur Ross mulls rail investments

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross said his private equity firm was considering investments in rail cars, real estate and casinos.

Ross' private equity firm WL Ross & Co bought into railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos in 2009, and the tw Read More »

YRC Worldwide receives Kaizen Challenge Award from Toyota NAPO

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc.. announced that it has been awarded the Kaizen Challenge Award from the Toyota North American Parts Organization (NAPO) for continuous improvement for the third consecutive year. Toyota Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines Earns LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Rheem Water Heating Division

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has received the 2009 LTL Carrier of the Year award by Rheem Water Heating Division for high-quality service.

Southeastern has also received Rh Read More »

NASSTRAC recognizes Duncan with Lifetime Achievement Award

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC recently recognized Doug Duncan, founding president and CEO of FedEx Freight, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes industry leaders who have achieved significant accomplishments on behalf of the industry through their leaders Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 14.6 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 »

Kenya floats fresh tender for faster cross-country railway

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Kenya Railways invited fresh bids for a new railway to run between its port city Mombasa and the Ugandan capital Kampala, that will treble train speeds and boost regional trade, after previous bids were too high for its budget.

The railway, w Read More »

Intermodal volume climbs 8.4% year-over-year in first quarter

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. economy emerged from its recession during the first quarter of 2010 as increased consumer demand and inventory acquisition prompted a significant rise in total inter'modal volume. Domestic container volume posted the strongest growth, rising 15.7 Read More »

Railinc launches TrainFax(TM) website for freight rail equipment reports


AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced the launch of the new Railinc TrainFaxTM website that now delivers reliable, up-to-date rail equipment information in a single report. Freight rail equipment owners, lessees, investors, insurers, inspectors and other professionals Read More »

ATA presents trucking industry leaders with Security, Leadership Awards

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council (SCS&LPC) presented its 2010 Excellence in Security Award to Schneider National, Inc. of Green Bay, Wis. and its Leadership Award to Richard Martin, Corporate Director of Secu Read More »

TransCore announces truckload rate exchange for spot market freight

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore introduces Truckload Rate Exchange program for spot market rates. The Truckload Rate Exchange is a consortium currently comprising truckload intermediaries (freight brokers and 3PLs) that anonymously pool rate data based on actual invoiced spot Read More »

CN modal shift protocol to help British Columbia meet greenhouse gas emissions targets

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia's transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today.

Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) Read More »

Retail container traffic to be up 10% in May

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be up 10 percent in May with double-digit increases expected into this fall as the U.S. economy improves, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming April carloads jump 16%

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc said carloads for April jumped 16 percent, its highest rise in more than a year. Read More »