Intermodal

India’s Snapdeal to invest up to $200 million to improve deliveries

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Ecommerce company Snapdeal.com will invest $150 million-$200 million to strengthen its delivery network in the next financial year, an executive said. Read More »

Transport sector set to give big lift to oil demand

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

Demand for oil is intimately connected to the demand for transportation in the United States and the other advanced industrial economies. Read More »

Canada transport watchdog wants new tank cars in service earlier

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada's transportation watchdog said that recent fiery derailments of trains hauling crude oil mean a new generation of stronger tanker wagons should be introduced ahead of schedule. Read More »

CN to build new intermodal and logistics hub in Milton, Ontario

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced a plan to build a C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in the Town of Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of Toronto. Milton has ready access to major highways reaching key industrial and commercial areas in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Read More »

AFPM Asks DOT to Clarify its Position on Derailments

GlobeNewswire | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna sent the following letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in response to the Department’s failure to adequately address track integrity as a cause of train derailments: Read More »

Greenbrier Announces Orders for 10,100 Railcars Valued at $1.09 Billion

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.announced today that it received new orders in its second quarter ended February 28, 2015 for 10,100 railcar units valued at $1.09 billion. Read More »

CN says Unifor members ratify new labor contracts

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced that members of the Unifor union have ratified the clerical/intermodal, Savage Alberta Railway, excavator-operator and CNTL owner-operator collective agreements. The company is awaiting the results from the mechanical bargaining unit represented by Unifor Local 100R. Read More »

ATA, allies ask Congress to reject dangerous devolution of highway program

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In a letter to Congress, American Trucking Associations and a coalition of 37 other organizations warned about the dangers of devolving the federal highway program and urged passage of a robust, long-term highway bill that secures the federal role in transportation. Read More »

Crude oil joins rail industry staples as key revenue producer

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. railroads generated almost as much money last year hauling crude oil and sand, largely used in hydraulic fracturing, as they did moving industry staples like field crops and motor vehicles, according to a Reuters' analysis of newly released federal data. Read More »

US regulators order leaky valves on oil railcars be replaced

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. Federal Railroad Commission said about 6,000 tank railcars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials have valves that can leak and must be replaced within 60 days. Read More »

US senator calls for first-responder training for derailments

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Senator from Pennsylvania called for measures to provide resources and training to first responders who handle crude oil train derailments. Read More »

Zara-owner Inditex has the edge in online battle with H&M

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | International Trade

The families behind Zara-owner Inditex and H&M will need to fend off fast-moving competitors if they are to replicate online the winning formulae that made them the world's top two fashion retailers. Read More »

Bunge sells Cincinnati grain facility to warehouse firm Vogt

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Bunge North America's grain terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, which closed last year following an explosion, was sold in the past week to a local warehouse business, a spokeswoman for the company said. Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing starts new national ad campaign

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Penske Truck Leasing is “tipping off” a new ad campaign this month starting with ESPN.com during college basketball’s biggest month. The new campaign aims to highlight the breadth of the brand’s service offering to businesses and consumers in a unique and entertaining way. Read More »

CN announces plan to buy back shares through a private agreement

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced today that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 1.1 million of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm's-length third-party seller. Read More »

Two key themes to dominate Army Women’s Foundation Seventh Annual Summit and Hall of Fame Induction

PR Newswire | March 13, 2015 | Intermodal

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Women's Foundation will convene service members and veterans, leading employers, senior military members, policy and legislative experts, and other guests for its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Summit March 17 and 18 in the nation's capital.

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Canada says unable to agree with U.S. on rail car brakes

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada was unable to reach agreement with the United States on whether to require advanced braking systems in new oil tank cars, so the requirement was dropped from a draft of new Canadian tank-car standards, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

Canada’s PM says railways can’t dictate terms on grain backlog

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how Canada’s grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Read More »

US sues railroad company over fires at national park

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against an Indiana railroad, saying the company was responsible for fires that damaged a national park and disrupted research on an endangered butterfly. Read More »

CN Rail says some oil product spills in Manitoba derailment

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Thirteen cars on a Canadian National Railway Co train went off the tracks in rural Manitoba and spilled some petroleum product on the ground in the company's third derailment in a week. Read More »