Vale may bid for new Brazil railway rights, CEO says

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Intermodal

Brazil's Vale SA, the world's No. 2 mining company, wants to participate in auctions for new Brazilian railway concessions, the company's chief executive, Murilo Ferreira, told reporters in Brasilia.

Vale, already Brazil's largest railway operator, ho Read More »

Brazil unveils steps to boost road, railway construction

AJOT | August 14, 2012 | Intermodal

Brazil's government unveiled measures to lure up to 133 billion reais ($66 billion) in private investment for new roads and railways needed to unclog the country's transportation bottlenecks. Read More »

CN to invest $35 million in Wisconsin to serve Superior Silica Sands frac sand plant and other produ

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Intermodal

CN Superior Silica Sands have announced a multi-year agreement to move frac sand from a new processing plant now under construction in northern Wisconsin. Read More »

CN Rail gets miner support for study of Quebec rail plan

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Ltd has won backing from a group of mining companies to study the feasibility of a proposed C$5 billion ($4.9 billion) rail link in northern Quebec to ship iron ore from the isolated region. Read More »

Companies pile on perks to keep drivers truckin’

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Truck stops are getting a makeover as companies add amenities to combat a growing shortage of a precious commodity: drivers. Read More »

Australian developer Goodman eyes Brazilian logistics market

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Australian industrial property developer Goodman Group wants to enter the Brazilian market to tap strong demand for high-quality warehouses, and will likely make an announcement on such a move later this year, a company executive said. Read More »

Stella-Jones profit rises on robust railroad tie sales

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Stella-Jones Inc, which makes wood products for railroads and utilities, reported a 21 percent rise in second-quarter profit on strong demand for railway ties. Read More »

Transoil buys 10,000 rail cars from Freight One

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Transoil has increased its fleet of rail cars by around 70 percent after acquiring 10,000 from Russian rival Freight One for an undisclosed sum, to extend its lead as the country's biggest transporter of oil and refined products by rail. Read More »

International intermodal posts best quarter in a year

AJOT | August 06, 2012 | Intermodal

International growth accelerated during Q2 2012, posting its best quarterly result in a year and improving from Q1's 2.9% uptick, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report, released today. The Read More »

Canada unions present merger plan but leave divisive issues open

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Two major Canadian unions unveiled a formal plan to create the country's biggest private-sector union, but left open which political party they would support, who would lead the new organization and what it would be called. Read More »

Freight revenue growth drives Genesee & Wyoming profit

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc's profit topped estimates for a third straight quarter as a 5 percent growth in freight revenue offset declines in carload traffic. Read More »

Massachusetts lawmakers finalize major transport bill

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Massachusetts lawmakers finalized a $1.39 billion bill for transportation infrastructure projects, including highway and bridge repair and railway expansion. Read More »

Russian coal miner modernizes, boosts exports

AJOT | August 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Russia's second-largest coal producer, Kuzbassrazrezugol, aims to increase exports this year and recover from a slump in output by 2016 after cutting costs and investing to modernise and improve rail shipments, its chief executive said. Read More »

Afghan truckers a forgotten front in a war growing deadlier by the day

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Intermodal

In the cabins of their "jingle" trucks flamboyant with tinsel baubles and painted tiger patterns as they move NATO's war supplies, Habibullah thinks he and other drivers are becoming a forgotten front in an Afghan war growing more vicious. Read More »

ATA to FMCSA: new CSA revision process a start, but serious flaws remain

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that while it supports the agency's new process for improving its carrier oversight program Compliance, Safety, Accountability, the system still has serious deficiencies t Read More »

IANA joins amici filing in case against Hours of Service Rule

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America, along with 14 other trade associations, filed a joint amici curiae brief in a legal challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Hours of Service Final Rule. IANA believes that the previous Ho Read More »

Arkansas Best profit beats forecast

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Intermodal

Trucking company Arkansas Best Corp reported a better-than-expected profit as pricing improved. Read More »

Brazil truck strike ends after deal with government

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Intermodal

Brazilian truckers ended a week-old strike after agreeing to start talks with the government, in a stoppage that had raised worries over food prices as it disrupted the flow of goods in the country's heavily populated southeast. Read More »

CN Rail to shelve Quebec rail plan if miners don’t sign up soon

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Ltd will soon shelve plans to build a C$5 billion ($4.9 billion) rail line to northern Quebec unless more miners sign deals with the rail operator to ship iron ore from the isolated region to port, CN's chief executive said. Read More »

Con-way misses profit foreecast on light freight

AJOT | July 31, 2012 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. reported higher earnings that were slightly below Wall Street forecasts and revenue that was in line with estimates. Read More »