Locomotives upgraded for European rail freight services on High Speed 1

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd is to upgrade five Class 92 locomotives for rail freight operations on High Speed 1, as it continues with its plans to introduce regular services on Britain's only European sized railway.

These powerful locomotives, which ope Read More »

Mexico says trucks to cross US border within weeks

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Mexican trucks will start crossing the U.S. border again in a couple of weeks, reducing transportation costs between the two neighbors by some 15 percent, Mexico's Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said.

The resolution of the long-standing cross-border t Read More »

Obama intervenes in US. freight rail dispute

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

President Barack Obama intervened in stalled contract negotiations at the largest U.S. freight railroads, heading off a potential strike by locomotive engineers that could have disrupted shipping nationally.

Signing an executive order to create a pres Read More »

Saudi cabinet OKs rail connecting east, west coasts

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia approved plans to build a freight and passenger railway connecting its western port of Jeddah with the eastern ports of Dammam and Jubail, president of the Saudi Railway Organisation said in an statement.

The 950 kilometre railway project Read More »

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index steady in September

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index saw load volumes remain strong in September with a 12 percent increase year-over-year and down slightly from August levels. September recorded the sixth highest load volume this year, the highest September volume for the Read More »

Transnet opens magnetite route

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

A unit of state-owned freight company Transnet opened a line to transport magnetite for export, after disruptions caused by damage to a bridge, the company said in a statement.

The Brakspruit bridge in the country's Limpopo province was damaged last y Read More »

CSX hosts industry leaders at inaugural bioenergy summit

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Industry leaders from around the world attended CSX Corporation's 2011 Bioenergy Summit, engaging in three days of talks designed to better understand the opportunities and challenges of this emerging market and its role in providing renewable energy. Read More »

NASSTRAC shippers meet with congress members during Washington fly-In

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC, an industry association that represents the interests of freight shippers in all modes of transportation, coordinated a Washington "fly-in" Sept. 27-28. Nearly 20 transportation executives met with a dozen members of Congress or their aides on c Read More »

Alstom wins locomotives order in Russia

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Intermodal

French engineering group Alstom said it had won a 400 million euros ($544 mln) order to supply freight train locomotives to the Russian railroad. Read More »

Federal Court decision a victory for ATA

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles as a decisive victory for the trucking industry and consumers Read More »

CN Rail says coal exports steady, no recession signs

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co sees no drop in coal exports nor signs of a double-dip recession even though it expects years of sluggish economic growth ahead, its CEO said.

Coal shares slid on Wednesday after U.S. coal miner Alpha Natural Resources Inc Read More »

Albis Technologies fast-tracks active RFID to optimize railroad wagon management

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad companies are deploying active RFID solutions from Albis Technologies, a leading international manufacturer and developer of innovative electronic products and solutions, to detect, locate and track the frequency of use of rolling rail stock, in Read More »

Con-way Freight announces enhanced smart phone application for online shipping services

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the launch of its newly enhanced Con-way Freight Tools app for web-registered users. The smart phone app is the LTL industry's first for iPhon Read More »

ABF President and CEO Kemp to retire

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Arkansas Best Corporation has announced that Wesley B. Kemp, current President and Chief Executive Officer of its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System, Inc. ("ABF"), will retire on December 31, 2011. Roy M. Slagle, ABF's current Senior Vice President of Read More »

CP Rail to upgrade north line on resource demand

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway is spending C$300 million ($300 million) to improve its northern mainline across the Canadian Prairies to take advantage of strong global demand for potash and grains.

The upgrades on the line between the grain-trade center of Read More »

Con-way sees shaky economy as hurdle

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Economic uncertainty is the biggest barrier to sustained growth, but shipping volume is rising into the peak holiday season and rate increases are sticking with customers, executives of U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc said. Read More »

Old Dominion opens new service center in Pennsylvania

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened a new service center in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in response to significant growth in the region. The company plans to immediately hire 14 employees to support the new facility and expects to make 10 additional hire Read More »

Russia’s Transcontainer says H1 profit up seven fold

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian rail firm Transcontainer said profit increased seven-fold in the first half of the year to 1.4 billion roubles ($44.5 million), while forecasting medium-to-long term growth.

The company, which controls over half of Russia's rail container tran Read More »

Lehmkuhl named President of Con-way Freight

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. announced has that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company's regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit.

The announcement was made by Douglas W. S Read More »

ABF Freight System names Keenan
Senior VP Sales & Marketing

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', the largest subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), today announced the appointment of James W. Keenan to the position of Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Keenan, who ha Read More »