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2014 Media Kit


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CP Rail profit beats, outlook intact, despite harsh winter

Reuters | April 22, 2014 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, the country's second-largest railroad, reported a higher-than-expected 17 percent jump in first quarter earnings on Tuesday and expressed confidence it can meet its targets for the year despite having to deal with setbacks from one of the harshest winters in decades. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index increased 0.6% in March

AJOT | April 22, 2014 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in March, after jumping 1.9% the previous month. February’s gain was less than the 2.8% reported on March 18, 2014. In March, the index equaled 127.3 (2000=100) versus 126.5 in February. The all-time high was in November 2013 (131.0). Read More »

Old Dominion announces GRI

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced from the carrier’s Thomasville, N.C. headquarters the organization will be increasing its base rates 4.3 percent effective May 1, 2014. Read More »

Evolution or revolution? LNG and the railroads

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Electro-Motive Diesel, the world's largest diesel locomotive manufacturer, has taken delivery of the first of four specially designed liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ultimately destined for use on the Canadian National railroad. Read More »

Tanzania president maps out plan for transport hub

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

Tanzania aims to hike cargo volumes through its main Dar es Salam port in 2015 by almost 40 percent over 2013 levels, part of plans to expand and build new transport links and become a regional hub, the president said. Read More »

Coal, grain shipments boost Union Pacific profit

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp, the largest publicly traded U.S. railroad, reported a 14 percent jump in profit as coal shipments, its largest cargo, picked up and the company hauled more grains meant for export to Mexico and China. Read More »

STV provides construction management of critical freight rail yard expansion

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

A major expansion at Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Bellevue Yard in Ohio that will make the facility one of the largest rail car classification and switching yards of its kind in North America, is nearing its completion thanks, in part, to STV, a leading engineering and construction management firm that has a history of supporting a number of significant freight rail initiatives. Read More »

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