Premium Article  Is the time right for DC investments?

Peter Buxbaum | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal | International Trade

Economic expectations, market conditions driving growth

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

What does the expansion of the Panama Canal have to do with investments in warehousing properties? Read More »

French nuclear waste train enters Germany

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

A French train carrying 150 tons of reprocessed nuclear waste entered Germany recently en route to a storage site after a 24-hour stop at the border following clashes between riot police and anti-nuclear activists who tried to block the transport. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named LTL Carrier of the Year by Home Depot

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leader in regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year for 2011 by The Home Depot', the nation's largest home improvement retailer. This is the second year in a row that S Read More »

US trucking tonnage up in October vs September

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

The index that tracks tonnage hauled by American trucks rose in October in tandem with a revival in U.S. manufacturing, a trade group said. Read More »

Klinge Corporation to unveil new lower-cost, marinized version of popular low-temperature solution

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | Intermodal

Following its purchase of Norfrig Equipment in Denmark, Klinge quickly become one of the leaders in ultra-low temperature storage, blast-freezing, and quick thawing. Continuing the engineering excellence established by Norfrig Equipment, Klinge is moving Read More »

Russian Railways asks to put off TransContainer sale

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | Intermodal

State railway monopoly Russian Railways has asked the government to postpone the sale of its shares in TransContainer until next year, citing poor market conditions, according to a letter to the First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov obtained by Reuter Read More »

Intermodal volume posts year-over-year gains for seventh-straight quarter

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

Domestic container volume posted its strongest growth of the year in Q3 2011, according to IANA's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report released today. Domestic container shipments increased 9.0% year-over-year during the quarter, slightly above th Read More »

ABF launches global expedited LCL/LTL
featuring service Up to 40% faster

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF' has expanded its portfolio of global solutions to include Ocean LTL: a single-contact, expedited less-than-container-load/less-than-truckload (LCL/LTL) supply chain solution for customers who import from manufacturing centers in China, Hong Kong and Read More »

APA launches new trucking security requirements to fight back against $10 billion losses from organi

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

A new global security standard to protect high value consumer goods traveling on international roads has been launched by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) to stamp out cargo crime levels involving attacks on vehicles estimated to cost i Read More »

Bakken rail terminal ships first crude cargo

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

The first train with Bakken crude oil shipments recently embarked from the newly completed Bakken Oil Express terminal near Dickinson, North Dakota, Lario Logistics said. Read More »

CN and Coalspur sign memorandum of understanding to develop high-quality supply chain for west coast

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and Coalspur Mines Limited (Coalspur announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they will develop a high-quality logistics supply chain to transport export thermal coal from Coalspur's Vista Coal Project (Vista) nea Read More »

Con-way Freight named 2011 LTL Carrier of the Year by Transfreight

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it has been recognized by Transfreight with its 2011 LTL Carrier of the Year award. Read More »

CSX, State of Florida close on SunRail transaction

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation has completed the previously announced transaction with the State of Florida to sell a 61-mile rail corridor for the SunRail commuter railroad. Read More »

Green Plains’ BlendStar to build new 96-car unit train terminal

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, BlendStar LLC, will build, own and operate a new ethanol unit train terminal in Birmingham, Alabama on the BNSF Railway. The new terminal will have 160,000 barrels of storage, Read More »

IAS helps industry address challenges of intermodal container haulage with new collaborative solutio

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

IAS' has unveiled a new generation of cloud technology to address the complexities associated with planning, pricing, booking and executing inland container haulage. Developed as an extension to the industry-leading IAS DispatchManager, a web solution tha Read More »

Kansas City Southern pushing for investment grade

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

The fourth largest U.S. public railroad is pressing hard to get investment grade debt ratings, a move it says will improve the bottom line and allow it to better compete with larger rivals locking in rock-bottom borrowing costs on loans extending as far o Read More »

Schneider National uses CargoNet from Verisk to support supply chain security program

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

Verisk Analytics, a leading source of information about risk, announced that Schneider National is employing CargoNet(R) to help support its supply chain security program. CargoNet will help facilitate secure and controlled information sharing between Sch Read More »

Transnet moves to scheduled rail service

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet said it was rolling out a scheduled railway service that would stick to strict timetables, replacing its current system in which trains only depart when they are loaded. Read More »

European rail freight history made as DB Schenker delivers first Poland to UK service

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | Intermodal

European rail freight history was made at 0100 on Friday November 11th when DB Schenker delivered on-time the first of a regular new weekly container train from Poland to the UK.

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Premium Article  IANA, NITL, TIA have plenty to discuss November 13-15 in Atlanta

Paul Scott Abbott | November 14, 2011 | Intermodal | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

From continuing economic woes to federal regulations to capacity concerns, there should be plenty to discuss Nov. 13-15 in Atlanta as three freight transportation industry trade associations gather for collocated annual events. Read More »