Clean Truck Program to improve air and reduce impact of Conley Terminal

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have teamed up to establish a program which will give owners of older trucks servicing Conley Container Terminal an incentive to replace the vehicles with ones that are 2007 emi Read More »

Plains to expand Louisiana crude terminal

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Surplus crude from the U.S. Midwest will soon have a bigger home in the Gulf Coast.

Plains All American said on Thursday it would add 1.2 million barrels of crude oil storage to its St. James, Louisiana terminal by the third quarter of 2012 after secu Read More »

Port of Charleston launches truck replacement program

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has launched a new voluntary program to help truck owners replace older trucks with newer, cleaner rigs. That means truckers can earn some extra green, while they go green at the same time.

Seaport Truck Air Read More »

Port of Long Beach releases environmental study of proposed terminal
plan to develop…

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has released draft environmental documents on a proposal to develop a state-of-the-art, $650 million container shipping terminal on Terminal Island that would showcase sustainable goods movement and generate up to 40,000 jobs in the Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes M/V New General on her maiden voyage

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V New General, commanded by Capt. Jeng Ming-Kuanq on her maiden voyage to the United States on September 15, 2011.

Ming-Kuanq and his 19-member crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Jim Stewart, vessel superintend Read More »

Paragon routing software balances warehouse loading

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Paragon Software Systems, Inc. has introduced a special 'Dispatch Smoothing' feature to its transportation routing software to prevent bottlenecks in warehouse dispatch. Transportation plans tend to react to customer demand but do not take into account Read More »

APL Logistics, EMD power up partnership in India

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Global locomotive manufacturing giant Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. (EMD) and its global third party logistics provider APL Logistics opened a new 50,000 square foot production and warehousing facility in Patli, Gurgaon, India. Read More »

Crowley expands logistics offerings to the British Virgin Islands

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

"We strive to continually improve our services for customers - in this case those who are shipping to and from the Caribbean," said Carlos Rice, vice president of operations, Crowley logistics. "Adding logistics options in the BVI widens our capabilities Read More »

Globe Express Services’ (Overseas Group) adds industry veterans in LA, Pacific region

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Globe Express Services' (Overseas Group), a top 20 global logistics provider in the Transpacific trade, is proud to announce the recent expansion of our Sales and Operations team for the U.S. Pacific region. Based in Globe's Torrance, CA (Los Angeles coun Read More »

Warburg Pincus and Vestar Capital Partners acquire a controlling interest in IAS

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Warburg Pincus and Vestar Capital Partners, two leading global private equity firms, have announced they acquired joint control of transportation industry technology firm IAS' (International Asset Systems). Pritzker family business interests will retain Read More »

Echo Global Logistics ranks in the top 100 of 2011 InformationWeek 500

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Echo Global Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and logistics services,today announced that it ranked 52ndon this year's InformationWeek 500. The annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technol Read More »

Menlo Worldwide Logistics approved as responsible Care’ Partner by the…

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has announced its Chemical Group has been approved as a Responsible Care' Partner by the American Chemistry Council. With this designation, Menlo's Chemical Group join Read More »

Federal Court decision a victory for ATA

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles as a decisive victory for the trucking industry and consumers Read More »

CN Rail says coal exports steady, no recession signs

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co sees no drop in coal exports nor signs of a double-dip recession even though it expects years of sluggish economic growth ahead, its CEO said.

Coal shares slid on Wednesday after U.S. coal miner Alpha Natural Resources Inc Read More »

Albis Technologies fast-tracks active RFID to optimize railroad wagon management

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad companies are deploying active RFID solutions from Albis Technologies, a leading international manufacturer and developer of innovative electronic products and solutions, to detect, locate and track the frequency of use of rolling rail stock, in Read More »

Con-way Freight announces enhanced smart phone application for online shipping services

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the launch of its newly enhanced Con-way Freight Tools app for web-registered users. The smart phone app is the LTL industry's first for iPhon Read More »

ABF President and CEO Kemp to retire

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Arkansas Best Corporation has announced that Wesley B. Kemp, current President and Chief Executive Officer of its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System, Inc. ("ABF"), will retire on December 31, 2011. Roy M. Slagle, ABF's current Senior Vice President of Read More »

CP Rail to upgrade north line on resource demand

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway is spending C$300 million ($300 million) to improve its northern mainline across the Canadian Prairies to take advantage of strong global demand for potash and grains.

The upgrades on the line between the grain-trade center of Read More »

Con-way sees shaky economy as hurdle

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Economic uncertainty is the biggest barrier to sustained growth, but shipping volume is rising into the peak holiday season and rate increases are sticking with customers, executives of U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc said. Read More »

Old Dominion opens new service center in Pennsylvania

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened a new service center in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in response to significant growth in the region. The company plans to immediately hire 14 employees to support the new facility and expects to make 10 additional hire Read More »