Intermodal

China’s CNR says interested in buying foreign rail technologies

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

China CNR, one of the country's top trainmakers, said it was interested in buying foreign rail-linked technologies as China seeks to export its high-speed trains and rail expertise. Read More »

Regulator clears Cosan takeover of Brazil railway firm ALL

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil's antitrust regulator Cade approved the takeover of the country's main railway operator America Latina Logistica SA by Cosan Logistica SA with restrictions to protect against unfair market advantages. Read More »

Easing restriction on Colombia coal train would take months

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Colombia's constitutional court could take months to consider the government's request to ease restrictions it imposed on the use of the Fenoco coal railway, a senior court official said, raising the likelihood that exports would be affected. Read More »

German railway and drivers’ union break off wage talks

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

German state-run railway Deutsche Bahn and the train drivers' union GDL on Wednesday broke off talks over a wage dispute that caused major disruption late last year, raising the prospect of more strikes. Read More »

Canada labor minister says encouraging parties at CP Rail to bargain

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada Labour Minister Kellie Leitch said she was encouraging the parties at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd to bargain but declined to speculate on what Ottawa might do if workers went out on strike. Read More »

CP Rail faces a weekend strike; says it is ready

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said its managers will be ready to take over if engineers and conductors in Canada walk off the job on Sunday, as talks to try to avert a strike at the country's No. 2 railway continued. Read More »

Lawsuit against Union Pacific over deadly Texas collision dismissed

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Union Pacific Corp brought in connection with a 2012 collision between a freight train and a parade float that killed four veterans in Texas. Read More »

Second CP Rail union gives strike notice

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A second union representing workers at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd has given notice that it may go on strike just after midnight on Saturday. Read More »

Regulator clears Cosan takeover of Brazil railway firm ALL

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil’s antitrust regulator Cade on Wednesday approved the takeover of the country’s main railway operator America Latina Logistica SA by Cosan Logistica SA with restrictions to protect against unfair market advantages. Read More »

Intermodal Records Strongest Annual Growth Since 2011

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Despite the harsh winter that kicked off the year, intermodal volume improved 4.8 percent in 2014, with domestic containers leading growth and international intermodal delivering its biggest year-over-year advance since 2011. Read More »

Results of recent fleet advantage industry survey reveal apparent contradiction

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management recently conducted an online survey designed to take the pulse of Class 8 truck fleet managers on topics ranging from fuel economy trends to equipment acquisition and disposition, driver retention, maintenance and repair practices and more. Read More »

CN announces plan to buy back shares through a private agreement

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 658,333 of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm's-length third-party seller. The purchase will form part of CN's repurchase program for up to 28 million shares announced on Oct. 21, 2014. Read More »

Regulator approves Rumo’s takeover of Brazil railway firm ALL

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil’s antitrust regulator Cade on Wednesday approved the takeover of the country’s main railway operator America Latina Logistica SA by Rumo Logistica SA with restrictions to protect against unfair market advantages. Read More »

China’s CRCC wants Mexico compensation for scrapped train bid costs

Reuters | February 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A consortium led by state-owned China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) asked Mexico to compensate it for costs it incurred in bidding for a scrapped $3.75 billion high-speed rail tender. Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers face slew of issues across modes, with few solutions, Jump Start speakers say

Paul Scott Abbott | February 10, 2015 | Intermodal

Attendees of SMC3’s Jump Start 2015 Conference have left Atlanta with the feeling that there may be no easy answers to the manifold concerns facing the U.S. freight transportation industry. Read More »

California high-speed rail opponents challenge federal ruling

Reuters | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

California’s high-speed rail project faces another challenge after a group of counties and activists filed a lawsuit on Monday to overturn a decision they said fails to apply state environmental law to a segment of the train’s route. Read More »

Brazil’s grain traders fear Cosan, ALL rail merger creates monopoly

Reuters | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil’s grain industry association, Abiove, said on Monday the takeover of the main railway operator America Latina Logistica (ALL) by Rumo, the logistic arm of the biggest sugar and ethanol producer Cosan, could create a monopoly and hurt competition. Read More »

SCI Logistics Expands into Atlantic Canada

PR Newswire | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal

SCI continues to build its national transportation network, opens a new facility in Halifax

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Southeastern Freight Lines expands services across Kentucky

AJOT | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced it is expanding its business across the Sun Belt region, opening four new service centers in Kentucky in response to a growing customer service need. Read More »

CN continues record-setting grain movements

AJOT | February 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN moved 18 per cent more grain hopper cars in first-half of 2014-15 crop year than during same period of 2013-14 crop year Read More »