Transnet seeks new port pricing plan

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South African freight logistics group Transnet plans to develop a new pricing strategy for ports that is expected to be adopted in March 2012, the Business Report newspaper reported.

State-owned Transnet is in charge of South Africa's major freight ra Read More »

Brad Jacobs: a U.S. transport ‘serial acquirer’

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Bradley Jacobs sees a pioneering role in the U.S. transport business: to be an acquisition juggernaut and create a multi-billion dollar company in a $3 trillion global industry.

To narrow that down, the 55-year-old entrepreneur and investor wants to t Read More »

CS Logistics is now Seaonus

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

ICS Logistics, Global Stevedoring, Industrial Cold Storage, JaxPort Refrigerated Services, Mobile Stevedoring and Mobile Refrigerated Services have completed their rebranding process and will officially transition into the Seaonus family of companies begi Read More »

GT Nexus adds enterprise social networking capabilities to cloud supply chain platform

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Nexus has announced the global launch of G2, a business-to- business collaboration center for companies that are on the GT Nexus cloud supply chain platform. Any user that is logged into GT Nexus now has direct, secure access to G2, where they will find Read More »

Kerry Logistics wins Hugo Boss logistics contract for Greater China

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics services provider, has secured a contract with Hugo Boss to manage Greater China distribution of a range of premium fashion and luxury goods.

The new contract will provide for logistics services through two Read More »

Leading global logistics firm NDO America leases space at Dominguez Technology Center in CA

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

NDO America, Inc., a leading provider of global logistics solutions, has leased 26,853 square feet of high image industrial space in Rancho Dominguez, CA for relocation within the South Bay area, announces The Klabin Company/CORFAC International. Read More »

ABF earns ATA
excellence in Security Award

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF' has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) for exceptional security practices'earning the 2011 Excellence in Security Award from the ATA Supply Chain Security and Loss Prevention Council. The award was presented at the Supply Cha Read More »

Celadon seeks takeover talks with USA Truck

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucker Celadon Group reported a 6.29 percent stake in USA Truck Inc , and said it was interested in buying its smaller rival.

In a regulatory filing, Celadon said it recently asked to meet USA Truck's management to discuss a possible association betw Read More »

CN and Agri-March’ announce supply chain collaboration agreement to drive service and…

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and Agri-March', Inc. have announced that they have signed an agreement to promote greater efficiencies in the Quebec grain supply chain and to deliver better customer service.

The parties will measure performance against specific targets and ident Read More »

Con-way Multimodal opens new office in Bentonville, AK

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.'s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, has announced it opened a new branch office in Bentonville, AK., at 609 Southwest 8th Street, Suite 355. This is the fourth Con-way Multimodal location in addition Read More »

Congo invites mining firms to fund rail revamp

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Congo has opened talks with mining companies over bridging a $200 million gap left by delayed Chinese funds meant to help revamp the country's dilapidated rail network, Congolese officials said.

Under the proposed plan, mining firms would recoup any c Read More »

CSX announces significant National Gateway progress

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation announced that it has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects included in the National Gateway, keeping the major American infrastructure initiative on track for completion by 2015. Read More »

Four unions at CN’s Algoma Central Railway (ACR) subsidiary ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CN announced the ratification of a new labour contract by four unions represented by the Associated Railway Unions of Algoma Central. The unions are the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Maintenance of Way Division, Canadian Auto Workers, International Ass Read More »

Kernersville FedEx ground hub bolsters Piedmont Triad’s logistics reputation

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The new FedEx Ground hub opened on schedule this month, bringing the highly anticipated project to fruition.

The roughly 400,000-square-foot hub on Old Greensboro Road is important because it will help bolster the Triad's reputation as a logistics and Read More »

Locomotives upgraded for European rail freight services on High Speed 1

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd is to upgrade five Class 92 locomotives for rail freight operations on High Speed 1, as it continues with its plans to introduce regular services on Britain's only European sized railway.

These powerful locomotives, which ope Read More »

Mexico says trucks to cross US border within weeks

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Mexican trucks will start crossing the U.S. border again in a couple of weeks, reducing transportation costs between the two neighbors by some 15 percent, Mexico's Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said.

The resolution of the long-standing cross-border t Read More »

Obama intervenes in US. freight rail dispute

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

President Barack Obama intervened in stalled contract negotiations at the largest U.S. freight railroads, heading off a potential strike by locomotive engineers that could have disrupted shipping nationally.

Signing an executive order to create a pres Read More »

Saudi cabinet OKs rail connecting east, west coasts

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia approved plans to build a freight and passenger railway connecting its western port of Jeddah with the eastern ports of Dammam and Jubail, president of the Saudi Railway Organisation said in an statement.

The 950 kilometre railway project Read More »

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index steady in September

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index saw load volumes remain strong in September with a 12 percent increase year-over-year and down slightly from August levels. September recorded the sixth highest load volume this year, the highest September volume for the Read More »

Transnet opens magnetite route

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

A unit of state-owned freight company Transnet opened a line to transport magnetite for export, after disruptions caused by damage to a bridge, the company said in a statement.

The Brakspruit bridge in the country's Limpopo province was damaged last y Read More »