CN increases Brampton Intermodal Terminal capacity

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

CN announced a series of capacity improvements to accommodate growing container volumes at its Brampton Intermodal Terminal (BIT) and to ensure a high level of service for intermodal customers across its system.

BIT, located in the prime logistics are Read More »

ABF Service Centers recognized as ‘Best of the Best’

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

ABF® service centers in Vancouver, British Columbia; Altoona, Penn.; Laredo, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah, are scheduled to receive the prestigious President’s Quality Award from ABF President and CEO Wes Kemp. The award recognizes service centers most Read More »

Growth in retail container traffic levels off but consumer demand remains strong

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is forecast to level off this month at about the same numbers as last year after nearly 18 months of year-over-year gains, and is expected to remain steady into mid-summer before resuming ga Read More »

Port of New Orleans’ cruise, cargo operations continue undeterred

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of New Orleans continues to conduct business as usual and new forecasts since the opening of the Morganza Floodway indicate river levels in New Orleans are expected to remain steady for the next two weeks. Read More »

Metro Ports appoints new Director, Business Development, U.S.W.C.

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Allyn to the position of director, business development, U.S. West Coast. Read More »

Harwich makes space for largest jack-up vessel

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Harwich International Port has welcomed the maiden call of the MPI Adventure in readiness for its participation in operations at the London Array offshore wind farm project.

The vessel, which arrived from a shipyard in China, is 19,533 tons and by far Read More »

Volkswagen Chattanooga selects Port of Savannah to receive auto parts

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations has selected the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal to handle auto parts in containers for its new plant in Tennessee.

“We look forward to this new partnership with the Port of Savannah and appr Read More »

Container cargo volume rebounds at the Port of Long Beach in April


AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

After a slight dip in container cargo volume in March compared to a year ago, the Port experienced a rebound in April with a 12 percent increase in imports and a 9.5 percent growth overall compared to April 2010.

Overall, the Port moved 531,090 twenty Read More »

Economic recovery continues to build momentum at the GPA

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that the Port of Savannah posted its second highest monthly volume ever in April with 260,035 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which was a 8.5-percent increase compared with April 2010. Read More »

Deal endorses crucial Savannah infrastructure investment


AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Gov. Nathan Deal has endorsed building an estimated $140 million highway, the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Connector, to improve truck access to and from the Port of Savannah – America’s fourth-largest and fastest growing container port. 

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TransCore’s North American Freight Index Dips in April due to extreme weather

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index showed a 14 percent decline in spot market truckload freight volume for the month of April, compared to March, but a 12 percent increase compared to April 2010. Freight volumes in the South and Midwest were negativ Read More »

Old Dominion relocates and expands St. Louis service center

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its St. Louis service center to a 25-acre site on 2880 Elm Point Industrial Drive in St. Charles.

The new 98-door terminal employs more than 140 and will enable Old Dominion to more efficiently handle shipments Read More »

Domestic, international intermodal volumes rise during Q1 2011

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume increased 9% year-over-year in Q1 2011 as international volume grew for the fifth-straight quarter, posting a solid 9.6% uptick, according to a report released May 12 by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). IANA's Intermo Read More »

GE to build new locomotive factory in Texas

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

General Electric Co plans to build a new factory to assemble railroad locomotives in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest U.S. conglomerate said.

The factory will employ about 500 people, cost about $96 million and begin operation next year, GE said. Read More »

Green energy, rail freight to drive growth at Stella Jones

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella Jones, which makes railway ties and treated wood utility poles for electricity and telecom companies, expects green energy, increased rail freight, and mining activity to boost results this year, its CEO said.

The company, which remained profit Read More »

US Republicans press for results from US-China talks

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

Congressional Republicans urged the Obama administration to hold China's feet to the fire over currency and industrial policies they said are hurting American companies.

"The U.S.-China relationship is critically important. But much work needs to be d Read More »

EU slaps first anti-subsidy duties on China

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union imposed a five-year hike in duties on imports of glossy paper from China, the first EU challenge to Chinese state subsidies and a sign of more to come. In a double swipe likely to anger China, the bloc said it would charge duties worth Read More »

US steel exports increase strongly in March

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports increased in March by 19 percent over February according to government data. 'We believed that the low levels of exports in February could have been due to logistics disruptions related to weather in February and the shortness of the month, Read More »

White House draws worker aid line over trade pacts

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The White House will not submit legislation to Congress to implement free trade pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia without a deal to extend aid to U.S. workers affected by overseas competition, senior officials said.

The Obama administration Read More »

China offers concession on key US trade irritant

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

China pledged to make it easier for U.S. companies to win Chinese government contracts, addressing a long-standing complaint of foreign corporations seeking a piece of the fast-growing market.

The pledge was made in two days of talks between the world Read More »