ATA truck tonnage index edged higher in February

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.6% in February after increasing 1% in January. (The 1% gain in January was revised down from a 2.4% increase ATA reported on February 19, 2013.) Tonn Read More »

CN relocates forest products reload center to Port of Chicago to improve supply chain efficiencies

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Intermodal

CN has announced the relocation of its forest products transload operation to North America Stevedoring Company, LLC's operation at the Port of Chicago to improve supply chain efficiencies for lumber customers.

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For Bradesco, Brazil infrastructure plan to take off next year

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Intermodal

A much awaited jump in infrastructure spending in Brazil may only materialize next year, as investors assess the success of upcoming auctions for some projects and the impact of policies to boost growth, bankers at Bradesco BBI said in an interview. Read More »

India hopes to complete three key coal rail links in 2017

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Intermodal

India hopes to commission three major railway lines in 2017 to move coal from existing and planned mines of Coal India Limited , the junior coal minister said, which the state-run miner considers crucial in helping it meet production targets. Read More »

Ruscon adds to container truck fleet to deliver CKD parts 
to Hyundai in St Petersburg

AJOT | March 19, 2013 | Intermodal

Ruscon, one of Russia's leading container transport operators, is taking delivery of 20 new trucks at the end of March to service its contract with Hyundai Motors. Read More »

Gas revolution to close price gap with oil

AJOT | March 14, 2013 | Intermodal

Diesel is now six times more expensive than natural gas on an energy-equivalent basis in the United States, a gap that is unsustainable. Read More »

Con-way Freight promotes McGowan to VP of Lean

AJOT | March 13, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that Brian McGowan was promoted to vice president of Lean. In his new role, McGowan will oversee the rollout of Lean practices throughout the company's service Read More »

China to set up $167 billion railway company

AJOT | March 13, 2013 | Intermodal

China's cabinet has approved the setting up of a railway company with a registered capital of 1.04 trillion yuan ($167.4 billion) following the government's decision to dissolve the scandal-plagued Railways Ministry. Read More »

Czech government backs Czech Airlines stake sale

AJOT | March 13, 2013 | Intermodal

The Czech government has approved the sale of a 44 percent stake in state-controlled Czech Airlines to Korean Air, securing an investor committed to turning round the loss-making national carrier. Read More »

South Africa investigates Chinese locomotive deal

AJOT | March 13, 2013 | Intermodal

A South African corruption watchdog is investigating a train contract awarded last year by state logistics group Transnet to a Chinese manufacturer for 95 electric locomotives, an anti-graft official said. Read More »

Truckload driver turnover slips in fourth quarter

AJOT | March 12, 2013 | Intermodal

The turnover rate for drivers in the truckload sector took a surprising dip in the fourth quarter, according to the American Trucking Associations' Trucking Activity Report, the likely result of a weakened economy and overall freight volumes.

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CN appoints three vice-presidents as part of company’s executive changes

AJOT | March 11, 2013 | Intermodal

Jim Vena, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CN , announced the appointment of three vice-presidents as part of the company's executive changes. Read More »

BNSF discounts rail rate to ship wheat into southern US Plains

AJOT | March 10, 2013 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway said it was lowering its rate to ship U.S. soft red winter wheat from Chicago to west Texas and western Kansas in response to demand for feed from cattle producers. Read More »

China not yet decided on railways debt

AJOT | March 10, 2013 | Intermodal

China has not yet decided who will take on the heavy debt load of the railways ministry, a senior official said, a day after the government announced it was dissolving the scandal-plagued ministry. Read More »

CP Rail sees Keystone approval, confident in crude-by-rail

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd assumes Washington will approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, and remains confident in the long-term viability of its crude-by-rail business, its chief executive said. Read More »

BNSF crude shipments to rise 33% in 2013

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Co expects its shipments of North Dakota Bakken crude oil to markets to surge by more 33 percent this year, Chief Executive Matt Rose said. Read More »

Con-way Freight dedicates new Laredo facility

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has dedicated its new service center facility in Laredo. Attended by local dignitaries, customers, government and company officials, the ceremony showcased the facility's Read More »

Could diesel engines go the way of coal-powered warships?

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Unless prices for natural gas and crude start to converge soon in the United States, the overwhelming incentive to switch to dual fuel engines which use a mix of diesel and natural gas will be overwhelming. Read More »

On the road, propane stakes claim as cheap, clean fuel

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Home satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp has signed a deal to run 200 of its trucks on propane, in the latest indication that the niche fuel could soon rival natural gas as the United States' cheap transport alternative. Read More »

Tata Steel seeks partners for Ivory Coast railroad

AJOT | March 06, 2013 | Intermodal

India 's Tata Steel will seek to form a consortium to finance construction of a railway line from its iron concessions in western Ivory Coast to the port of San Pedro, the head of the company's Ivorian subsidiary said. Read More »