Intermodal

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand climbs

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 8.6 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 »

US freight companies post higher Q1 results

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Freight transportation companies including Knight Transportation posted higher first-quarter results on improved volumes, and said the market was on track for a solid recovery.

"The operating environment grew increasingly positive during the Read More »

ATA seeks nominations for Fourth Annual ‘Good stuff’ Trucking Image Award

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations announced that it is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Mike Russell 'Good stuff' Trucking Image Award. The award honors those that creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. Read More »

DB Schenker opens most modern terminal

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The most modern forwarding terminal in DB Schenker's European land transport network has opened in the Austrian town of Bergheim, near Salzburg. Around EUR 26 million was invested in the terminal, which serves as a hub for flows of goods in Europe, effici Read More »

Russian Railways presses ahead with units sale

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Russian Railways will sell stakes in 18 units this year and the next as the world's top infrastructure firm presses ahead with the final stage of reforms to spur competition and fund modernization.

The company with the world's longest rail ne Read More »

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 »

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 »