Intermodal

Rail car with ammonium nitrate didn’t cause Texas blast

AJOT | April 23, 2013 | Intermodal

A rail car filled with extremely hazardous ammonium nitrate did not cause the fiery explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, investigators said, in their first statement ruling out possible sources of the deadly blast. Read More »

Russian railway company UCL Rail eyes mid-2013 IPO

AJOT | April 23, 2013 | Intermodal

>Russian railways company UCL Rail will be ready to launch an initial public offering (IPO) around the start of July depending on market conditions, the chief executive of a subsidiary said. Read More »

Trucking exec calls on Congress to do more to address freight transportation

AJOT | April 23, 2013 | Intermodal

Derek Leathers, chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises Inc., told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that Congress needs to address the needs of the trucking industry by dedicating real funding to addressing freight transportatio Read More »

UPS to expand natural-gas truck fleet

AJOT | April 23, 2013 | Intermodal

United Parcel Service Inc said it will buy about 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and build four refueling stations by the end of 2014, as the logistics and courier services company ramps up its natural gas investments. Read More »

ATA honored with EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

AJOT | April 21, 2013 | Intermodal

On Earth Day, American Trucking Associations was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency as one of seven winners of the 2013 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Awards. Read More »

CN earns 2012 TRANSCAER’ national award for transportation emergency response training

AJOT | April 21, 2013 | Intermodal

CN has earned a 2012 National Achievement Award from Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response in recognition of its ongoing work to help communities understand the movement of hazardous materials and what is required in the event of trans Read More »

Gebr’der Weiss opens new terminal near Prague

AJOT | April 21, 2013 | Intermodal

Gebr'der Weiss is investing in the Czech Republic and strengthens its presence in the immediate vicinity of Prague. Last Friday (19 April), the global transport and logistics company officially opened a state-of-the-art transhipment centre in Jeneč. Read More »

TCB Railway expands its rail services and reaches a transportation capacity of 17,000 TEUs per month

AJOT | April 21, 2013 | Intermodal

TCB Railway, which forms part of Grup TCB and specializes in rail freight, has reached a monthly transportation capacity of 17,000 TEUs between the Port of Barcelona and hinterland intermodal terminals in Zaragoza, Vitoria, Selgua, Azuqueca de Henares, Bu Read More »

ASF Intermodal opens Norfolk location

AJOT | April 18, 2013 | Intermodal

ASF Intermodal has announced the opening of the company's newest intermodal drayage facility and first location in Virginia. ASF Intermodal's new Norfolk terminal is located at 828 Seaboard Ave in Chesapeake, Virginia, and will provide drayage service in Read More »

Kansas City Southern profit rises on auto, intermodal shipments

AJOT | April 18, 2013 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern, the No. 4 U.S. railroad, beat analysts' expectations with a 39 percent rise in quarterly profit, as strong automotive and cross-border intermodal shipments offset drought-related decline in grain volumes. Read More »

Oil-by-train may not be substitute for Keystone pipeline

AJOT | April 18, 2013 | Intermodal

The prospects for bringing large amounts of Canadian heavy crude oil into the United States by train is a contentious issue as the U.S. government weighs whether to allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to go ahead. Read More »

Union Pacific sees short-term recovery in coal shipments

AJOT | April 18, 2013 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp, the No.1 U.S. railroad, reported strong quarterly results helped by higher freight rates and forecast a short-term recovery in coal shipments as large utilities rebuild stocks they have run down over the past year. Read More »

ATA takes LA port regulations challenge before U.S. Supreme Court

AJOT | April 16, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations made arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States in the trucking federation's ongoing challenge to the ill-founded attempt by the Port of Los Angeles to impose a comprehensive licensing scheme on trucks hauli Read More »

CSX profit rises despite coal struggles

AJOT | April 16, 2013 | Intermodal

CSX Corp, the No. 2 US railroad, posted a higher quarterly profit as strong business in merchandise and intermodal helped offset its struggles with the coal business. Read More »

Poor railways, ports put brake on Mozambique’s coal rush

AJOT | April 16, 2013 | Intermodal

Mozambique's transport system offers a cautionary tale to African mining ventures, as investors play poker with the government over fixing links that remain shambolic two decades after its civil war. Read More »

Rio Tinto among main bidders for Mozambique rail project

AJOT | April 11, 2013 | Intermodal

Mozambique has named miner Rio Tinto as one of six preferred bidders for a new $3 billion railway and port development project to boost coal exports, the country's transport minister said. Read More »

Exec says trucking is prepared for Canal expansion, but challenges exist

AJOT | April 11, 2013 | Intermodal

In testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express, said trucking is prepared for the projected increases in freight to come from the expansion of the Panama Canal, but warn Read More »

Administration’s infrastructure plan falls short in delivering real solutions

AJOT | April 11, 2013 | Intermodal

President Obama's budget fails to provide adequate detail and direction for how the country should pay for its infrastructure needs, American Trucking Associations leaders said today.

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HollyFrontier plans crude-by-rail project

AJOT | April 11, 2013 | Intermodal

Independent refiner HollyFrontier Corp plans to build a rail facility at its New Mexico refining system in collaboration with logistics partnership Holly Energy Partners to enable access to various cheap inland U.S. crude oils, the companies said. Read More »

NASSTRAC honors Old Dominion as 2013 Carrier of the Year

AJOT | April 11, 2013 | Intermodal

>The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) will recognize Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. as 2013 Carrier of the Year for the Multi-Regional LTL category at its Logistics Conference & Expo. Read More »