Intermodal

RailAmerica August carloads up 4%

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc reported a 4 percent rise in August freight carloads helped by an increase in metallic ores, metals, non-metallic mineral and chemicals shipments. Read More »

U.S. railcar usage points to recovery

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

The queues of unused railroad cars in sidings in Montana in the United States have shrunk dramatically in the last year in a sign that economic recovery is taking hold, investment guru Ralph Acampora said. Read More »

TransCore’s North American Freight Index reports highest August spot market truck freight since 2005

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index achieves highest level for the month of August since 2005. Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009. Year-over-year comparisons are expected to be progressively less dramatic Read More »

UPS makes waves with new preferred LCL ocean freight service

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

UPS has launched a new ocean freight service that provides up to 20 percent faster door-to-door delivery than other less-than-container-load (LCL) services on the market.

UPS's Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service combines the strength of UPS' Read More »

US senator says time to reform freight rail

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Freight railroads use their market power to overcharge certain shippers, and new legislation or regulation is necessary to ensure fair pricing, a U.S. Senate committee chairman said.

"Things are going to have to change, and change big time," Read More »

‘New thinking, new resolve, and new optimism’ characterize official opening of Norfolk Southern’s…

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor, one of the most extensive railroad engineering projects in modern times and a template for public-private partnerships that strengthen the nation's transportation infrastructure ' officially opened for business today Read More »

Balkan joint rail cargo venture to start in October

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Ex-Yugoslav republics Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia will start to reclaim the railway cargo traffic lost during the turbulent 1990s in October, as hostilities continue to give way to business ties in the Balkans.

The first Cargo X train, named Read More »

CN brakemen & conductors in northern Minnesota ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CN (and the United Transportation Union (UTU) announced that UTU-represented employees working on the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DM&IR) have ratified a new 7-year collective agreement. CN purchased the DM&IR as part of its May 2004 ac Read More »

Coalition for Trans. Productivity expands ’ merging with Americans for Safe & Efficient Trans.

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, announced a merger with Americans for Safe and Efficient Trans Read More »

CSN sees Transnordestina project operating by 2012

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CSN, Brazil's largest diversified steel group, expects its $2.6 billion railway and logistics project Transnordestina to start operations by the end of 2012. Read More »

FTR’s trucking condition index expected to remain in positive territory

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

FTR's Trucking Condition Index, at 0.8 for July and reported in the September Trucking Update, is expected to remain in positive territory for the remainder of the year. It was the fifth consecutive month that the index had been above neutral. The Trucki Read More »

IANA announces recipients of 2010 Intermodal Achievement Award

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has named both Direct ChassisLink, Inc. and the Port of Long Beach and as winners of the IANA Intermodal Achievement Award for 2010. This prestigious industry award is presented to either a public or priv Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 7.7 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 »

Mongolia favours Russia as rail route for minerals

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Linking Mongolia's desert mines with foreign clients will require billions of dollars of investment over a decade and some investors fear suspicion of China, rather than pure economic logic, is shaping its plans. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines provides customers new estimated time of delivery service

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, is introducing a service feature new to the LTL industry: Estimated Time of Delivery (ETD). Southeastern can now estimate the delivery of a shipment within Read More »

Harsco receives new rail equipment orders totaling million

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Intermodal

Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced new orders totaling $13 million for its Harsco Rail unit, including orders from Bangladesh and Liberia, as the Company continues to expand the internatio Read More »

CN gearing up for fall grain harvest

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Intermodal

The Canadian harvest is getting underway and CN is ready to meet the demand. CN's objective is to move this year's crop more reliably than it ever has before. And CN has launched a Scheduled Grain Plan to do just that. Read More »

DB Schenker Rail to invest in new freight cars and locomotives

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail, the Deutsche Bahn freight operator, will invest approx. EUR 410 million primarily in new freight cars and locomotives throughout Europe this year. "This is a record amount which we plan to invest at exactly those points where there is in Read More »

Kansas City Southern says post-storm volumes surge

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern said that it expects its second-half revenue to increase almost 20 percent due to rebounding freight volumes, providing what it characterized as a "very strong finish" to the year. Read More »

Ex-Yugo states to form joint cargo railway firm

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Intermodal

Three ex-Yugoslav republics will next week form a joint railway company, aiming to win back some of the cargo market in central Europe lost during the ethnic wars of the 1990s. In a rare display of close business cooperation, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia Read More »