Intermodal

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 »

Berkshire’s BNSF to test using natural gas to power locomotives

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Co, one of the largest users of diesel fuel in the United States, plans to test using natural gas to power its locomotives this year, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read More »

Colombian truckers end walkout, pressure still on for Santos

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Intermodal

Colombian truckers lifted a three-day walkout that had disrupted exports and aggravated fuel shortages in some provinces while coffee farmers continued to block roads. Read More »

Three men crushed to death in Alabama rail car accident

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Intermodal

Three men were crushed to death and another was injured when a pile of steel beams fell on them in the railway car where they were sleeping, Alabama authorities said. Read More »

China to provide loan for rail track to key Sri Lankan port

AJOT | March 05, 2013 | Intermodal

China's Export-Import Bank will provide a loan of $278.2 million to Sri Lanka to help lay a rail track to a key port which Beijing is building that has stoked concern in neighboring India. Read More »

U.S. Xpress named Dollar Tree’s 2012 Dedicated Carrier of the Year

AJOT | March 04, 2013 | Intermodal

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, has been honored as Dollar Tree's 2012 dedicated carrier of the year. This distinction is based on exceptional performance at Dollar Tree's Berwick, Pennsylv Read More »

Mozambique reopens coal export railway after floods

AJOT | March 04, 2013 | Intermodal

Mozambique has reopened the Sena railway line, the only available rail coal export route for mining giants Vale and Rio Tinto, following flooding along the tracks, state logistics group CFM said. Read More »

Cold Train to open new office in Chicago to increase focus on westbound shipments

AJOT | March 03, 2013 | Intermodal

Cold Train is opening a new office in downtown Chicago in 2013 that will primarily focus on hauling more cargo and various products back from the Midwest and East Coast to Washington State and Oregon. Read More »

CN and LBC Tank Terminals team up to increase heavy northern Alberta crude oil shipments through Gei

AJOT | February 27, 2013 | Intermodal

CN has announced it will increase shipments of heavy northern Alberta crude oil through LBC Tank Terminals' expanded terminal at Sunshine, located within the Geismar, La., Industrial Complex, starting in March 2013. Read More »

Kansas City Southern’s potential crude terminal deal

AJOT | February 27, 2013 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern, the fourth-largest U.S. public railroad operator, is close to a deal to build a crude terminal in Port Arthur, Texas. Read More »

India’s railway budget sets tone for austerity year

AJOT | February 26, 2013 | Intermodal

India reined in spending on its vast but decrepit rail network on Tuesday, setting the tone for what is expected to be the most austere federal budget in years in two days' time as the government struggles to tame its fiscal deficit. Read More »

Hungary plans to build new railway using Chinese funds

AJOT | February 26, 2013 | Intermodal

Hungary plans to build a new railway link funded by a credit line signed with China last year to open a new freight route to western Europe, the government said. Read More »

UAE’s Etihad Rail gets $1.28 billion loan for project

AJOT | February 25, 2013 | Intermodal

Etihad Rail, the state-backed firm building a $11 billion railway network in the United Arab Emirates, said on Tuesday it secured $1.28 billion of bank financing to build the first phase of the project. Read More »

North Etowah Industrial Park first in TN to receive CSX Select Site designation

AJOT | February 25, 2013 | Intermodal

CSX has announced that the North Etowah Industrial Park in McMinn County, Tenn., is the first recipient in the state to receive CSX Select Site designation at a special event in Etowah, TN. Read More »

Transportation unions vow vigorous push to end neglect of Nation’s transportation System and infrast

AJOT | February 24, 2013 | Intermodal

Transportation union leaders are rolling out a 2013 transportation investment and jobs agenda, staking out an aggressive stance against irresponsible liberalization of aviation trade and condemning damaging cuts to transportation programs and jobs that ar Read More »

Virginia General Assembly passes legislation opposing tolls on I-95

AJOT | February 24, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations and NATSO, representing America's travel plazas and truckstops, praised the Virginia General Assembly for taking a stand against tolling of existing interstates. The transportation legislation that passed today by the Read More »

Carrier Transicold’s Athens facility achieves 5 million hour safety milestone

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Intermodal

Carrier Transicold recently celebrated a safety milestone at its Athens, Ga. plant, surpassing 5 million hours without a lost-time injury. The company has recorded zero lost-time injuries at the facility since October 2006, an achievement that demonstrate Read More »

Finance deals put growing mountains of metal out of reach

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Intermodal

The world's warehouses are packed with ever more metal like copper that industrial users think they can use if needed, but they could suffer costly surprises: big financial firms have other plans for the material. Read More »