Intermodal

CenterPoint Properties announces 315,810 SF speculative facility at CIC-Savannah

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

CenterPoint Properties has announced a new 315,810 SF speculative building within the CenterPoint Intermodal Center – Savannah. The facility will be located on 26 acres of the transportation and logistics park, offering direct access to the Georgia Port Authority, the NS Dillard Yard and direct rail service from Norfolk Southern. John Neely of Colliers will have direct responsibilities for marketing the facility. Read More »

CenterPoint announces built-to-suit wheeled storage yard at CenterPoint Intermodal Center – Joliet,

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

CenterPoint Properties has announced the development of an 8.67-acre build-to-suit wheeled storage yard for California Multimodal, LLC (“CMI”), a full service 3PL that provides warehousing and trucking services nationwide, at CenterPoint Intermodal Center – Joliet. Adam Roth of NAI Hiffman worked diligently with CenterPoint on the transaction. Read More »

Engineering work advances on Colombia’s Fenoco coal railway

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Engineering work to enable Colombia’s Fenoco coal railway to resume overnight operation has been progressing after protestors had interrupted it in late April, a local government authority said on Thursday. Read More »

Transportation Research Board Releases First National Cooperative Rail Research Program Project

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

This Guidebook provides a “toolbox” of ways to pay for rail projects with a funding shortfall. The TRB release includes both a report summary and the full Guidebook. Read More »

Nine high school students, two adults dead in Mexico truck accident

Reuters | May 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Eleven people, including nine high school students, died on a highway in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi after their vehicle collided with a freight truck's trailer. Read More »

UK freight association says illegal stowaways threaten future of cross channel freight

AJOT | May 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade is warning that a significant recent increase in would-be illegal immigrants attempting to stowaway on trucks passing through the Calais Eurotunnel terminal and ferry port is causing major problems and threatening the future of cross channel trailer services. Read More »

U.S. House passes transportation spending extension

Reuters | May 19, 2015 | Intermodal

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Tuesday a two-month extension of federal spending authority on transportation projects, delaying decisions over longer-term funding until the Highway Trust Fund is depleted in July. Read More »

EU rules German minimum wage law on foreign truckers is illegal

Reuters | May 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A German law ordering foreign truck drivers be paid the German minimum wage for any hours spent driving across the country is illegal, the European Commission said. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 3% in April

AJOT | May 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% in April, following a revised gain of 0.4% during the previous month. In April, the index equaled 128.6 (2000=100), which was the lowest level since April 2014. The all-time high is 135.8, reached in January 2015. Read More »

Tesoro building crude railcars stronger than new US rules require

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. refiner Tesoro Corp has ordered new crude oil railcars with features that surpass safety standards that federal regulators set this month, executives told Reuters. Read More »

New open-ended strike to hit German railways this week, union says

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

German train drivers' union GDL announced its ninth strike in an ongoing dispute with railway operator Deutsche Bahn which will stop freight trains from Tuesday and passenger trains from Wednesday - with no date given for the strike to end. Read More »

JD.com in online pharmacy tie-up with Shanghai Pharma

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc has tied up with leading Chinese drugmaker Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co Ltd to develop its online healthcare business, the drugmaker said in a filing. Read More »

Open-ended strike to bring German trains to a halt again this week

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

German train drivers announced on Monday their ninth strike in an ongoing dispute with rail operator Deutsche Bahn, which will bring freight trains to a standstill from Tuesday and passenger trains on Wednesday - with no date given for the strike to end. Read More »

Opinion: Trucking Needs Better Roads to Keep Our Country Moving

PR Newswire | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

At the conclusion of Infrastructure Week, an op-ed from American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves calls for Congress to move quickly to address our burgeoning infrastructure crisis Read More »

TruStar Energy and D.L. Withers Team Up to Build New CNG Fueling Station for Tucson

AJOT | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

TruStar Energy, a national leader in design and construction of turnkey Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, in conjunction with Arizona-based D.L. Withers Construction, is excited to announce the award to refurbish the City of Tucson’s existing CNG fueling station. Read More »

Freight train carrying gravel derails south of San Antonio

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Union Pacific Corp freight train carrying gravel derailed south of San Antonio on Friday with no reported of injuries, the railroad company said. Read More »

BNSF drops plan to buy tank cars on customer concerns

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

BNSF Railway Co this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. Read More »

Penske seeks $1 billion sale of Truck-Lite

Reuters | May 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Transportation services company Penske Corp is exploring a sale of Truck-Lite Co LLC, in a deal that could value the maker of lighting, wiring harnesses and mirrors for trucks at close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Read More »

CN’s Claude Mongeau says Canada’s trade agenda needs a market-based regulatory regime

AJOT | May 15, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN's Claude Mongeau says Canada's trade agenda needs a market-based regulatory regime that encourages continued rail investment and innovation Read More »

U.S. lawmaker wants hearing on train safety controls

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

USA-TRAIN/DERAILMENT-CONGRESS:U.S. lawmaker wants hearing on train safety controls Read More »