August 5, 2015 - Industry News
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma voted Aug. 4 to formally launch the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which unifies the cargo operations of the two Northwest ports in a bid to attract more cargo to the region.
Tags: Ports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Intermodal
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
Freight volumes are projected to grow nearly 29% over the next 11 years, according to a report released by American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Forecast, Intermodal, Freight
July 19, 2015 - Industry News
J.B. Hunt Friday announced an increase in its second quarter 2015 net earnings to $103.4 million, or diluted earnings per share of 88 cents.
Tags: Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Fleet Earnings, Economy
June 29, 2015 - Industry News
Memphis, Tenn.-based third party logistics provider ReTrans Inc. is being purchased by the Kuehne Nagel Group, the latest in a series of moves by companies extending their reach into trans-Atlantic freight.
Tags: Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets, 3PL, Global
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
Truckers at the Port of New Orleans are sick and tired of handling damaged boxes that they don't get paid for and are protesting, according to a local TV station.
Tags: New Orleans, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
June 22, 2015 - Industry News
Newly released figures show the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index once again remained higher in May than in each of the past three years, coming in 3.5% higher than May 2014 and 9.5% higher than two years ago.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
BNSF Railway announced new, faster service offerings along its Northern Corridor route, after heavy oil-field and grain shipments last year caused service times to drop.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, BNSF
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Economy, Intermodal
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
The California Trucking Association recently came out against a new chassis equipment inspection process at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying they are causing congestion problems for truckers.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, CTA, Congestion, Intermodal, Intermodal Chassis
May 6, 2015 - Industry News
Total intermodal shipments in the U.S. and Canada rose 2% over last year’s first quarter volumes despite port congestion issues that impacted international container traffic, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, IANA
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Labor Unions
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Labor Unions
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of truckload rates shows it hitting an all-time high in March, increasing 5.1% from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
Addressing the monumental traffic backups at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Trucking Association called on the ports to adapt to the higher volume and increase gate hours.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Intermodal
The Port of Savannah moved 333,058 TEUs in March, setting a single-month record that surpassed its previous high set in October 2014 by more than 21,000 TEUs.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Capacity, Port of Savannah, Intermodal
April 14, 2015 - Industry News
North American freight volume and expenditures rose again in March as shipments picked up significantly from the West Coast ports, according to the latest readings of the Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight Rates, Freight Volume, Cass Freight Index
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
Despite the slowing of economic growth late last year on into this year, the economy will pick up steam over the rest of this year, according to the State of Logistics Report Quarterly Update.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Truck Tonnage, GDP, Logistics, State of Logistics Report
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.
March 13, 2015 - Industry News
The Port of Virginia has begun implementing several policies to ease congestion and address problems for truckers at the busy East Coast port.
Tags: Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking, Virginia, Intermodal
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR, Ports, Research, Port Trucking, Stoughton, China, Railroads
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Ports
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
Singapore’s global container shipping and logistics company Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. has reached an agreement to sell its APL Logistics business for $1.2 billion.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking, Intermodal
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
Significant mid-year gains, paired with across-the-board growth in the final quarter of last year, contributed to strong overall intermodal freight performance in 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
Annual cargo volumes handled at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in 2014, surpassing the previous record set in 2012.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
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