Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Q1 profit tops expectations

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corp reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the rebounding U.S. economy sent volumes up across all freight categories. Read More »

RailAmerica sees $550-600 mlllion in revenue by the end of 2011

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc expects revenue to grow to $550 million to $600 million by the end of 2011, its top executive said. Read More »

Safety programs must focus on risky behaviors and crash causes, ATA tells Senate

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | Intermodal

The trucking industry has made great strides to improve safety and is now the safest it has ever been, but 'we can do more,' the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today told a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Read More »

CN Rail earnings rise on higher volumes

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway posted a 21 percent jump in quarterly net income on improving freight volumes and sale of rail line near Toronto.

Canada's biggest railroad also increased its earnings estimate for the year because of the stronger ec Read More »

Kansas City Southern revenue jumps 26%

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern Railway Co reported better-than-expected first-quarter, saying higher volumes in most of its business lines drove double-digit gains in revenue and offered encouraging signs for the year ahead.

"A number of key economic i Read More »

Siemens transfers more shipments to rail

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Under contract to Siemens, DB Schenker Rail has started to transport bogies manufactured in Graz from Passau to Hamburg. From there, they will continue by ship to China, where they are to be installed in high-speed passenger trains. Read More »

Railinc upgrades RailSight’ CLM Engine, delivers more power to customers

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Enhanced Freight Car Track and Trace Data Improves Rail Fleet Management

Railinc released a major update to the RailSight' CLM (Car Location Message) engine, which delivers real-time track and trace data for freight rail. RailSight now Read More »

Shorter-haul intermodal not increasing in importance, FTR analysis shows

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The share of domestic intermodal revenue movements accounted for by moves of 1,000 miles or less has declined in the past year, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Domestic intermodal equipment moving less than 1,000 miles accounted for 42% of tota Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand climbs

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 8.6 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

US freight companies post higher Q1 results

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Freight transportation companies including Knight Transportation posted higher first-quarter results on improved volumes, and said the market was on track for a solid recovery.

"The operating environment grew increasingly positive during the Read More »

ATA seeks nominations for Fourth Annual ‘Good stuff’ Trucking Image Award

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations announced that it is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Mike Russell 'Good stuff' Trucking Image Award. The award honors those that creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. Read More »

DB Schenker opens most modern terminal

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The most modern forwarding terminal in DB Schenker's European land transport network has opened in the Austrian town of Bergheim, near Salzburg. Around EUR 26 million was invested in the terminal, which serves as a hub for flows of goods in Europe, effici Read More »

Russian Railways presses ahead with units sale

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Russian Railways will sell stakes in 18 units this year and the next as the world's top infrastructure firm presses ahead with the final stage of reforms to spur competition and fund modernization.

The company with the world's longest rail ne Read More »

Union Pacific reports 43 pct earnings jump

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp reported a 43 percent jump in first-quarter earnings as business volumes gained for the first time in two years, and the No. 1 railroad offered an optimistic outlook for a continuing economic recovery.

"What a difference a Read More »

Houser Transport announces joint venture with Furniture Tech’s

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Houser Transport, Inc., of Vale, N.C., is pleased to announce that it has acquired half of Furniture Tech's, a third-party logistics warehouse and home delivery firm headquartered in Ontario, Calif. Furniture Tech's will become a division of Houser Transp Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines celebrates 60th Anniversary

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

Founded in 1950 with 14 trucks, 20 employees and a $5,000 loan, Southeastern Freight Lines is celebrating its 60th anniversary as it has grown into one of the industry's most successful trucking companies. Read More »

Rail revamp seen vital to east African trade

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Intermodal

East Africa's railways carry less cargo than in the 1970s and their revival is crucial to boosting trade as the region deepens economic integration, the head of an African private equity firm said.

Transport prices in east Africa are among th Read More »

New Ulm’Melzo shuttle stopping in Niederglatt

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Since the start of the new timetable period on April 12, 2010 Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA, Basel, has been operating a new overnight shuttle service between Ulm and Melzo with a halt in Niederglatt. Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand jumps

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads jumped 26 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemical shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

CP Rail reaches tentative deal with track workers

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Co. has reached a tentative labor deal with track maintenance workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. Read More »