Transportation committee leaders roll out reauthorization proposal

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Transportation Committee leaders rolled out a new six-year transportation reauthorization proposal that streamlines and reforms federal programs, expedites the project approval process, maximizes leveraging of limited resources, provides flexibility for s Read More »

French train robbers revive Wild West tactics

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In a scene taken straight out of an American Wild West movie, masked men robbed a freight train in southern France after blocking the railway tracks with shopping carts and metal beams.

The daring attack on the northern outskirts of the southern Frenc Read More »

German railway goes ‘invisible’ fighting metal theft

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn is outfitting its rails with invisible codes to try to thwart theft from black-market dealers cashing in on high commodities prices, a spokesman said. Read More »

Kansas City Southern settles hurricane insurance claim

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern said it has settled insurance claim for damages from Hurricane Alex for $66 million and will record a gain in the third quarter. Read More »

Greenbrier Q3 misses Wall Street view

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos Inc posted third-quarter results well below market estimates, hurt by a temporary shortage of castings in North America and a delay in certification of railcars in Europe.

Greenbrier, however, said it remains Read More »

Cut in oil freight volumes to hit Russia rail firms

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Russia's rail freight market faces a sharp contraction over the next five years in the volume of transported oil, which is likely to drive a number of companies out of business or into the arms of competitors.

Oil and oil products currently account fo Read More »

Volume of cars moved by rail freight increases by 15%

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail UK has moved 15% more cars by rail for STVA, the specialist car logistics provider, during the first quarter of 2011 than it did during the same period in 2010.

The increase is in line with the world wide recovery in automotive market Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line announces executive appointment

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced the promotion of Greg C. Gantt to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective June 30, 2011. Mr. Gantt joined Old Dominion in 1994 and had served as Senior Vice President of Oper Read More »

IPL names DB Schenker Rail as Most Sustainable Transporter

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

International Produce Limited (IPL), a logistics supplier to WALMART responsible for supplying the supermarket chain ASDA with fresh fruit and vegetables, has named DB Schenker Rail UK as their Most Sustainable Transporter.

DB Schenker Rail UK won the Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named BASF LTL Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has received the BASF 2010 LTL Carrier of the Year Award for demonstrating excellence in transportation. In 2010 Southeastern delivered 20,000 shipments to Read More »

APL Logistics extends double-stack train service to India

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

APL Logistics said it has run its first double-stack container train service in India. APL IndiaLinx, its rail operations arm in the country, stacked 90 forty-foot boxes two high on a train that departed Mundra Port on the west coast on June 16 for an i Read More »

Saia supply chain, logistics & small biz study released

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Saia, Inc. announced the findings of the 2011 National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses, a nationwide survey of U.S. executives on their motivations and beliefs about economic conditions, budgets and supply chains. The vast majority (65 percent) Read More »

CSX, public sector partners bring cleaner air to New York State

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Public and private sector representatives recently unveiled the state's second ultra-low emission GenSet locomotive at an event at CSX Transportation's Selkirk Yard. Jointly funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CSX, the locomotive Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 2.3% in May

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.3% in May after decreasing a revised 0.6% in April 2011. April's drop was slightly less than the 0.7% ATA reported on May 25, 2011. The latest d Read More »

Transnet sees new Swaziland rail line in 2-3 years

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet said that a rail line through Swaziland could happen within two to three years.

Transnet has been looking at ways to free up capacity on its main export line leading to Richards Bay Coal Terminal. Read More »

Saudi railways to link Dammam, Jubail to mines

AJOT | June 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia plans to link its industrial city of Jubail and Dammam port to a network that connects to mining centres, the head of the company that is overseeing the railway said.

"We are preparing the design and tendering documents and will soon tend Read More »

RWI Transportation named Ryder Truckload Specialized Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, was named top carrier of the 2010 Ryder Carrier Quality Award in the Truckload Specialized category. Read More »

Transnet to rail 70 mlllion T export coal in 2011-12

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet still expects to move 70 million tons of export coal to port by rail in its 2011-12 financial year, a senior official said.

Transnet transported 62 million tons in the financial year to the end of March 2 Read More »

New foe for energy: the railroads

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad company Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp has joined an unlikely coalition of environmentalists, American Indians and politicians who are opposing a massive solar energy project planned for California's Mojave Desert.

The railroad is sounding Read More »

Hungry Canadian railways eye slice of crude oil pie

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Chief Executive Fred Green had a message for investors about the oil under southern Saskatchewan: This time it will be different and railroads will get a piece of the pie.

North American railways have traditionally taken a bac Read More »