Intermodal

Celadon Group tells Congress to increase investments in highway infrastructure

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Intermodal

The United States needs to increase its investments in highway infrastructure, funding that can be obtained by raising the fuel tax, Celadon Group Inc. Chairman and CEO Steve Russell told members of Congress during a Feb. 19 listening session. Read More »

SETA reintroduced to let states
 raise interstate weight limits for trucks with additional…

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 180 shippers and associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, today announced that federal truck weight reform known as the Safe an Read More »

CN Railway service level agreements bring shippers and terminal operators into shared network

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Service Level Agreements that bring Canadian National Railway, container terminals, shippers and ports into a shared communications network are dramatically increasing the efficiency and transparency of the logistics chain up north. And, according to Paul Read More »

China rail boom under cloud after fall of minister

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Intermodal

China's plans for a vast railway expansion could slow after the minister in charge came under disciplinary investigation and the official sent to sort out his ministry warned against corruption in project bids. Read More »

FTR Shippers Condition Index reflects tightening capacity

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has lowered its Shippers Condition Index (SCI) to reflect tightening carrier capacity, particularly in the truckload sector. The February Issue of FTR's Shippers Update reported that the SCI in January stood at -8.8. The SCI sums up all mar Read More »

Ashburton likes developed markets, truck-makers

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Intermodal

The Ashburton European equity fund is targeting growth plays in developed markets and companies that are in a position to benefit from rising inflation. Read More »

South Africa police fire rubber bullets at striking truckers

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Intermodal

South African police fired rubber bullets at striking truck drivers after they stoned vehicles transporting goods in Johannesburg and pulled drivers out of their cabs.

Truckers, whose labor action started at the weekend, are threatening a strike they Read More »

CN says CAW union members ratify new collective agreements

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Intermodal

CN announced that members of the Canadian Auto Workers union have ratified four-year collective agreements with the company and CNTL (a subsidiary of CN). Read More »

Bosnia rail strike ends, industry supplies resume

AJOT | February 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Railway workers in Bosnia's Serb region called off a strike that had disrupted shipments of raw materials to major industries across Bosnia for the second time in two months.

Cargo traffic in the Serb Republic was cut by around 70 percent after railwa Read More »

ATA seeks truckstop support for driver grassroots campaign

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

As part of its effort to contest the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Dec. 23 proposal to change the hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is seeking help from truck Read More »

BNSF Railway plans $3.5 billion capital spending in 2011

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Co , a Berkshire Hathaway company, plans to spend $3.5 billion this year mainly on its core network and assets.

The company said it plans to spend $2 billion of the total on the railway's core network and related assets, $450 million to b Read More »

Bosnia industries hit by a new rail strike

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Partial suspension of rail cargo traffic in Bosnia's Serb region has hit key industries across Bosnia, disrupting vital supplies of raw materials for the second time in two months.

Cargo traffic in the Serb Republic has been cut by 70 percent since Mo Read More »

Canadian Pacific, union reach tentative labor deal

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and a union representing 2,100 staff said they have reached a tentative labor deal, averting a strike at the country's second-biggest rail carrier.

The company and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), which represents mechanic Read More »

CN targets C$1.7 billion in 2011 capital investments

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

CN announced plans to invest C$1.7 billion in 2011 to maintain a safe and fluid railway network, to grow the business efficiently and to continue to provide customers with a high level of service.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer, Read More »

Colombia truckers strike has mixed effects on prices

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Colombia's truckers strike is producing mixed effects on food prices, a key ingredient of inflation, as some independent truckers fear reprisals if they don't participate in the walkout.

Around 100,000 of the 120,000 members of a truckers association Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming Q4 rises on strong freight revenue

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc , which owns and operates short-line and regional railroads, reported higher quarterly profit, helped by a rise in freight revenue.

Genesee & Wyoming said it expects its Australian business to benefit in 2011 on additional shipme Read More »

Overall intermodal volume ends 2010 up 14.7% year-over-year

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

International volume surged 16.9% in Q4 2010, helping to push overall intermodal volume up 14.7% for the year, according to a report released today by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). IANA's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report Read More »

India’s railways puff slowly to private sector reform

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Tentative reforms and some eye-catching projects could herald a private sector-driven shake-up of India's creaking railways, but deeper change is needed to tackle the supply bottlenecks that still crimp growth.

Once seen as a shining legacy of the Bri Read More »

Norfolk Southern to provide rail-switching services for Port of Indiana

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

For the first time since the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened in 1970, the Lake Michigan port will have an onsite, dedicated rail-switching service. Norfolk Southern has been selected to begin providing switching services for customers of Indiana's old Read More »

Several US oil terminals plan to move crude by rail

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Up to a dozen railroad terminals to load, unload and store oil are sprouting up around the United States as oil shippers turn to railroads to deliver barrels into markets where crude is priced higher.

Growing Canadian and North Dakota oil supplies are Read More »