EagleRail Proposes Automated and Electric Power Container Conveyance for Ports
EagleRail Container Logistics, based in Chicago, is partnered with Chinese container crane maker ZPMC developing short and longer distance container transport systems designed to reduce truck congestion and emissions at ports around the world.
DCLI acquisition of TRAC Intermodal’s 53-foot domestic chassis fleet key to a larger plan
On January 11, 2018, Direct ChassisLink Inc., better known as DCLI, completed the purchase of TRAC Intermodal’s 53-foot domestic chassis fleet. DCLI’s intention to purchase the TRAC units was made in late October 2017 before last month’s closing. The purchase price for the chassis fleet was not disclosed.
PMSA’S McLaurin says California Ports and Air Quality Agencies Must Help the Maritime Industry Achieve Zero Emission Goals
John McLaurin, president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), said the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as California air quality regulatory agencies need to rethink mandating zero emissions goals for terminals and trucking companies.
Optimism, concerns expressed at AAPA’s Tampa gathering
While showing optimism in general, a diverse group of ocean transportation leaders speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities’ Planning for Shifting Trade Conference have some genuine concerns as well.
Port of Montreal advances plan for sixth box terminal
On the heels of a record performance in 2017, the Port of Montreal has moved an important step further to establish a sixth container terminal, located at Contrecoeur, where there is an existing bulk shipping facility 25 miles away on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.
Port Newark Container Terminal successful close on tax-exempt bond paves way to future terminal development
In late December 2017, Port Newark Container Terminal LLC (PNCT) secured $298 million in tax exempt bond proceeds that will be used to refinance existing debt and to finance the ongoing development of the terminal.
Port of Oakland director seeks first Pacific coast port of call
Chris Lytle, executive director, Port of Oakland told AJOT in an interview that “the Port has been approached by three carriers, raising the possibility of Oakland becoming the first U.S. Pacific Coast port of call.
Infrastructure investment urged as AAPA opens Tampa conference
Increased investment in U.S. transportation infrastructure is being urged as the American Association of Port Authorities’ 11th annual Planning for Shifting Trade Conference gets under way today [Jan. 30] in Tampa, Florida.
Robinson Fresh San Bernardino Facility Expands California and Western States’ Service
Craig Mack, director for C.H. Robinson, a third-party logistics provider based in Minnesota, told AJOT that the company’s San Bernardino, California facility is helping expand distribution of fruits and vegetables while continuing to increase imports of grapes from Peru and Chile as well as fruits and vegetables from Mexico.
Broadened perspective urged as Jump Start ’18 gets in gear
Transportation industry leaders are being encouraged to be open to new ideas as Jump Start ’18, presented by SMC3, gets into gear today [Jan. 22] in Atlanta.

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