Intermodal

New Afghan railroad to boost trade and supply troops

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Intermodal

Afghanistan's first railway in almost a century is due to be completed before the year's end, officials said, with the aim of not only boosting the country's economy but also supplying NATO troops there.

The $170 million project, the bulk of Read More »

Wilbur Ross mulls rail investments

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross said his private equity firm was considering investments in rail cars, real estate and casinos.

Ross' private equity firm WL Ross & Co bought into railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos in 2009, and the tw Read More »

YRC Worldwide receives Kaizen Challenge Award from Toyota NAPO

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc.. announced that it has been awarded the Kaizen Challenge Award from the Toyota North American Parts Organization (NAPO) for continuous improvement for the third consecutive year. Toyota Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines Earns LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Rheem Water Heating Division

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has received the 2009 LTL Carrier of the Year award by Rheem Water Heating Division for high-quality service.

Southeastern has also received Rh Read More »

NASSTRAC recognizes Duncan with Lifetime Achievement Award

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC recently recognized Doug Duncan, founding president and CEO of FedEx Freight, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes industry leaders who have achieved significant accomplishments on behalf of the industry through their leaders Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 14.6 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Kenya floats fresh tender for faster cross-country railway

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Kenya Railways invited fresh bids for a new railway to run between its port city Mombasa and the Ugandan capital Kampala, that will treble train speeds and boost regional trade, after previous bids were too high for its budget.

The railway, w Read More »

Intermodal volume climbs 8.4% year-over-year in first quarter

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. economy emerged from its recession during the first quarter of 2010 as increased consumer demand and inventory acquisition prompted a significant rise in total inter'modal volume. Domestic container volume posted the strongest growth, rising 15.7 Read More »

Railinc launches TrainFax(TM) website for freight rail equipment reports


AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced the launch of the new Railinc TrainFaxTM website that now delivers reliable, up-to-date rail equipment information in a single report. Freight rail equipment owners, lessees, investors, insurers, inspectors and other professionals Read More »

ATA presents trucking industry leaders with Security, Leadership Awards

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council (SCS&LPC) presented its 2010 Excellence in Security Award to Schneider National, Inc. of Green Bay, Wis. and its Leadership Award to Richard Martin, Corporate Director of Secu Read More »

TransCore announces truckload rate exchange for spot market freight

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore introduces Truckload Rate Exchange program for spot market rates. The Truckload Rate Exchange is a consortium currently comprising truckload intermediaries (freight brokers and 3PLs) that anonymously pool rate data based on actual invoiced spot Read More »

CN modal shift protocol to help British Columbia meet greenhouse gas emissions targets

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia's transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today.

Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) Read More »

Retail container traffic to be up 10% in May

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be up 10 percent in May with double-digit increases expected into this fall as the U.S. economy improves, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming April carloads jump 16%

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc said carloads for April jumped 16 percent, its highest rise in more than a year. Read More »

Economy and freight tonnage growing after recession

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

As the United States economy recovers from the worst post-war recession, freight transportation is poised for a sustained recovery as well, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 202 Read More »

Intermodal market share sets record in Q1 2010 according to FTR analysis

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Intermodal transport's share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs in the first quarter of 2010 a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market sh Read More »

Greenbrier, WL Ross buy $230 mlllion railcar portfolio

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos and private equity firm WL Ross & Co said they have jointly acquired a lease portfolio of nearly 4,000 railcars valued at about $230 million. Read More »

CN signs voluntary mitigation agreement with Barrington Hills, IL

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced it has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Barrington Hills, Ill., located approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago, addressing the municipality's environmental and safety concerns with CN's acquisition of th Read More »

NASSTRAC names ABF National LTL Carrier of the Year

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc., has been named National LTL Carrier of the Year by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC). The selection of ABF' was announced April 26, 2010, during the NASSTRAC Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida Read More »

CN says its precision railroading model and customer-centric

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Intermodal

CNI said that customer-focused innovation and balanced accountability among transportation partners are the keys to improving the effectiveness of Canada's logistics supply chain. Read More »