February 7, 2014 - Industry News
Building on the industry’s positive 2012 performance, total intermodal shipments improved 4.6% in 2013, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s fourth quarter and year-end Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics.
Tags: Intermodal, IANA, Freight
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
Third party logistics provider and freight brokerage operation C. H. Robinson Worldwide says it plans to change its focus following its release of fourth quarter earnings.
Tags: 3PL, Intermodal, Earnings, C.H. Robinson
February 4, 2014 - Industry News
One logistics provider, with the help of a railroad, is gearing up to take what may arguably their best shot at trucking’s dominance when it comes to hauling refrigerated freight.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Intermodal, Reefers, Railroads, Trailers
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Intermodal Association of North America has announced a series of additions to the Intermodal Expo. Taking place Sept. 21-23 in Long Beach, Calif., the 2014 Intermodal EXPO will be a stand-alone event for the first time in 11 years.
Tags: FTR Associates, Intermodal, Events, IANA, Association of American Railroads
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
Congress is getting to work on the next highway bill. At its opening hearing on reauthorization on Jan. 14, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard urgent calls for a bipartisan approach to sustainable funding, a multi-year program and federal leadership.
Tags: Congress, Caterpillar, NTSB, Intermodal, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Multimodal
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
Union Pacific Railroad recently initiated a new intermodal service between Laredo, Texas and Memphis, Tenn., supporting growing transportation needs for the automotive manufacturing and intermodal marketplaces.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Intermodal, Freight
Trucking and related services provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacer Internation, the third largest provider of intermodal transportation services in North America.
Tags: Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics, Pacer International, Drivers, Cross-Border Trucking
January 3, 2014 - Industry News
Intermodal freight rail traffic in the United States picked up steam in 2013, according to newly figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
Truckload linehaul rates in November were 1.8% above the same month last year, according to the latest Cass Truckload Linehaul index.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates
December 17, 2013 - Industry News
Schneider National is making a significant investment in its intermodal service with the creation of a company-owned and managed chassis fleet for railroad movements.
Tags: Intermodal, Chassis, Schneider National
December 15, 2013 - Industry News
The EPA is announcing the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports, many of which are in areas that face environmental justice challenges.
Tags: EPA, Intermodal, DERA, Ports, Multimodal
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two container shipping companies have acknowledged they are in talks about a possible merger that would create the world’s fourth largest such shipping fleet.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Panama Canal, Port Trucking
Union Pacific Railroad recently introduced a new intermodal service offering between Chicago and Monterrey, Mexico, giving companies another option to move goods across the border six days a week.
November 20, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking company Schneider National has unveiled a new interchange offering for moving freight across the U.S.-Mexico border that it says is a faster, more efficient option for shippers.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Intermodal, Schneider National
November 10, 2013 - Industry News
A monthly analysis of seasonality trends is the latest feature to be added to FTR's Intermodal Update publication. This new feature will provide a detailed view each month of the how current performance and seasonal patterns compare to those seen over the past ten years.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The California Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing that funding is now available to help Bay Area truck owners reduce emissions and meet upcoming state air quality requirements.
Tags: CARB, Intermodal
November 3, 2013 - Industry News
ASF Intermodal announced the opening of the company’s newest intermodal drayage facility in Chicago, the firm’s first location in the Midwest. The new Chicago terminal is located in Rockdale, Illinois and is the first of several Midwest terminals ASF Intermodal plans to open over the next 12 months.
Tags: Intermodal, Expansion, ASF Intermodal
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Total intermodal traffic grew in the third quarter of 2013 by 4.7%, year-over-year, attributable to gains across the board.
Tags: Intermodal, IANA
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
The Intermodal Association of North America and The National Industrial Transportation League have announced ten educational sessions that will take place on the tradeshow floor during the Intermodal Expo and TransComp Exhibition, taking place Nov. 17-19 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
Tags: Intermodal, Events, IANA, NITL, Multimodal
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The transportation holding group PTA Holdings, Phoenix, Ariz. has announced it is entering the intermodal transportation rail segment with American Trainco Logistics, initially centered in the Chicago area.
Tags: Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
Activity at the Port of Baltimore started returning to normal Friday afternoon after an arbitrator's ruling put striking workers back on the job. An arbitrator ruled Friday afternoon the strike by the ILA violated a “no-strike” clause in a national master contract the union signed off on earlier in the year.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes
CSX Corp. and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries announced plans to design and build a new intermodal facility in McKees Rocks and Stowe Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The proposed facility will give western Pennsylvania shippers direct intermodal freight rail access.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Intermodal, CSX
October 16, 2013 - Industry News
Several media outlets Wednesday morning reported operations at the Port of Baltimore have been shut down due to a strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Strikes, Intermodal
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic in the U.S. during September hit the second-highest weekly average of any month on record, according to new figures from the Association of American Railroads.
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