Intermodal

Opening of the UK to European sized rail freight celebrated with locomotive naming

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

The opening of the UK to the operation of regular European sized freight trains on High Speed 1 was on August 17th, celebrated by the naming of a high speed freight locomotive.

The naming ceremony took place at DB Schenker Rail's Channel Tunnel depot Read More »

US infrastructure woes: A roadblock to growth

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Long famous for its top-notch highways and passion for cars, the United States is letting bridges rust as traffic chokes overburdened roads, threatening a pillar of its economic strength.

A prime example of this neglect is the Brent Spence Bridge over Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line to expand its presence in Indianapolis

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Mayor Greg Ballard joined executives from Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a major expansion of the company's regional hub in Indianapolis.

Old Dominion will invest nearly $22 million to upgrade and enhance its existing facility at 3915 W. Read More »

Insource saves clients over $1 Billion on parcel shipping

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Insource Spend Management Group, a leading provider of third party rate negotiation services, announced it has hit a milestone of exceeding $1 billion in parcel savings for its clients. Many Fortune 500 clients have individually saved tens of millions by Read More »

Premium Article  Baltimore DCs handle types of products with national reach

Karen Thuermer | August 14, 2011 | Intermodal

An undisputed strength of the Port of Baltimore is its community and variety of distribution centers (DCs) and warehouses. Thanks to Baltimore’s geographic location between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, and its rail and highway connections to market Read More »

Premium Article  Old Dominion opens container drayage facility in MD

AJOT | August 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced the opening of a new container drayage site to serve all ports and container yards in the Baltimore area.

The new site – the third new container drayage facility Old Dominion has opened this year – will off Read More »

Premium Article  Glen Raven’s China operations, as all others, practices JIT Logistics

Karen Thuermer | August 14, 2011 | Intermodal | Photos | Transport Intermediaries

Harold Hill describes his company, Glen Raven Technical Fabrics, as a 130+ year old start up. But as Karen Thuermer reports, Glen Raven’s cutting edge manufacturing logistic skills contribute to the company’s abi ity to continuously reinvent itself. Read More »

Premium Article  CN and China’s CNBM Forest Products Trading strike deal for B.C. lumber export supply chain

AJOT | August 14, 2011 | Intermodal | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

CN and China’s CNBM Forest Products Trading Ltd. have announced that they have reached an agreement to use CN’s new lumber transload facility in Vancouver to increase the supply chain capacity for Canadian lumber exports.

CN is scheduled to start oper Read More »

Domestic container volume continues to surge in second quarter

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Domestic and international intermodal volumes posted solid gains in Q2 2011, according to a report released today by the Intermodal Association of North America. IANA's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report notes that domestic container volume grew Read More »

Old Dominion names Nowak VP of Midwest Region

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has named Darek Nowak vice president of the company's Midwest Region.

Nowak has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry and has been with Old Dominion for 13 years. He previously served as manager Read More »

LeanLogistics launches LeanFleet’ for fleet routing and optimization

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

LeanLogistics, a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services, announced today the launch of LeanFleet', fleet routing and optimization technology.

LeanFleet is a web-based application util Read More »

Freight solution to searing gas prices: intermodal transportation

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

With escalating gas prices, stricter government highway safety regulations and increased demands to protect the environment, manufacturers are aggressively seeking the most efficient means for transporting products to market. Intermodal freight transporta Read More »

Stella Jones Q2 profit rises on demand for railway ties

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella Jones, a maker of railway ties and treated wood utility poles for electricity and telecom companies, reported a higher second-quarter profit on strong demand for maintenance and special projects.

The company also raised its semi-annual dividend Read More »

Central Freight Lines founder inducted into Texas Transportation Hall of Honor

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Central Freight Lines (CFL), a leading less-than-truckload (LTL) for-hire common carrier, has announced its founder, William Woody Callan, was inducted into the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Hall of Honor. Mr. Callan becomes the 33rd member of the Read More »

US firms plan rail expansion to profit from oil spread

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Logistics firms are accelerating plans to build crude-by-rail terminals in the United States as shippers look to transport more oil on railroads to capture massive oil price spreads between the country's northern and southern regions.

Logistics firm M Read More »

CSX investing $15 million for new intermodal terminal in Louisville

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX has announced that a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Kentucky. The terminal, which is slated to begin operations in early 2012, will provide efficient, economical and environmentally-friendl Read More »

FTR’s trucking conditions index remains in modestly positive territory

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Intermodal

FTR's June Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the August Trucking Update, rose slightly to a reading of 7.7 from 7.3 in May. The reading is expected to remain in modestly positive territory until Q4 when it likely will resume climbing fueled by a c Read More »

Averitt rolls out enhanced online rate quoting where shippers can see guaranteed delivery…

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Intermodal

Shippers seeking rate quotes from http://www.averittexpress.com now have instant access to guaranteed delivery rates in addition to standard delivery quotes. Averitt introduced the new service in order to address shippers' needs for expedited delivery. Read More »

British police step up nationwide war on metals theft

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Intermodal

British police raided scrap yards in a nationwide campaign on Friday after steeply climbing prices of metals like copper led to a 26 percent rise in thefts this year, causing huge economic losses from halted trains and power blackouts.

Authorities are Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming Q2 beats expectations

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc., which owns and operates short line and regional railroads, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings, helped by a 70 percent rise in freight revenue.

The Greenwich, Connecticut-based company also said it agreed to buy t Read More »