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July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Cold Train to Expand Refrigerated Container Fleet and Destinations

Cold Train is expanding its Washington-state-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 53-foot containers (all built by Hyundai), and will also be adding several new destinations this year

Tags: Intermodal

July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Five Major Port Projects to Be Expedited

As part of its "We Can't Wait" initiative, the Obama Administration announced that seven nationally and regionally significant infrastructure projects will be expedited to help modernize and expand five major U.S. ports

Tags: Intermodal

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Chassis Shortage Hurting NY-NJ Container Terminals, Drivers

The Port of New York and New Jersey has been hit with a shortage of chassis for draying containers traveling to and from the terminals, reports the Journal of Commerce

Tags: Intermodal

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Seattle Arena Could be Job Killer for Seattle Port

The arena, which would be located south of downtown Seattle, would likely significantly increase traffic near the Port of Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Port of Seattle, Don Wilson)

Talk of building a new sports arena to house Seattle NBA and NHL franchises has business and labor groups worried about jobs at the Port of Seattle. The arena, which would be located south of downtown Seattle, would likely significantly increase traffic in the area

Tags: Intermodal

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

West Memphis Port to Benefit From $11 Million DOT Grant

West Memphis, Ark., has been awarded a $10.9 million grant to expand the West Memphis Intermodal project, which will increase the industrial and bulk shipping capabilities of the area,

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports Expected to Increase 4.8% in June

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8% in June compared with the same month last year, and year-over-year increases are expected to continue into the holiday season shipping cycle

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Transportation Services Becomes Calhoun Truck Lines

Calhoun Truck Lines is the new name of the Midwest-based intermodal trucking company formerly known as Universal Transportation Services

Tags: Intermodal

June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Importers Keeping Inventory Lean, Containerized Shipments Down 2%

U.S. containerized imports dropped 2% in April year over year to 1.27 million twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TRUs, as retailers responded to a slowing economy by keeping inventories lean

Tags: Intermodal

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Texas DOT Planning for Freight Boom From Panama Canal expansion

Saying the state is in a "unique position" to take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking steps to make sure the Lone Star State is well-positioned to capitalize on this economic opportunity

Tags: Intermodal

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Extends Relationship with BNSF Railway

The new agreement between Schneider and BNSF Railway stipulates that the railroad will continue to be a primary rail provider for the fleet.

BNSF Railway will continue to be one of Schneider National's primary rail providers under a new, multiyear agreement

Tags: Intermodal

May 9, 2012 - Industry News

Pacer Announces Agreement with CSX

Pacer International entered into a new multi-year agreement with CSX Transportation, under which CSX will continue as Pacer's primary rail carrier in the Eastern U.S

Tags: Intermodal

May 8, 2012 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Container Volume Surges 14.9% in First Quarter

Domestic container volume gained a "remarkable" 14.9% in the first quarter compared to a year ago, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

Tags: Intermodal

April 23, 2012 - Industry News

NS, KCS Partner for US-Mexico Container Program

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer a 53-foot, rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico. (Photo courtesy of KCS)

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer TMX, a new 53-foot rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico

Tags: Intermodal

April 18, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Jumped 9.6% in February

After 1.9% growth in January, U.S. containerized exports surged in February, rising 9.6% year-over-year and 4% from the previous month. The total February volume - measured in 20-foot equivalent container units - was 1,014,176 TEU

Tags: Intermodal

April 13, 2012 - Industry News

Port Drivers for Toll Group Vote to Unionize

Teamsters organizers said Xiomara Perez, a union supporter, was unfairly fired for taking an emergency bathroom break. (Photo courtesy Clean and Safe Ports)

Toll Group in Southern California will now be one of the few U.S. harbor fleets with drivers that are unionized after a 46-15 vote last week to join the Teamsters union. The election was sanctioned by the National Labor Relations Board

Tags: Intermodal

April 11, 2012 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach, OOCL Sign $4.6 Billion, 40-Year Lease Agreement

The Middle Harbor terminal will be complete in five to six years and will connect two old shipping terminals encompassing 294 acres into the new 330-acre terminal

The Port of Long Beach and shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line signed a $4.6 billion, 40-year lease agreement this week for OOCL to lease the port's new Middle Harbor, currently under construction

Tags: Intermodal

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. Partner for Dedicated Drayage Fleet

Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. announced a new partnership in which Cold Train will use a dedicated fleet of trucks from Interstate Distributor for short-haul drayage service to and from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal in Washington State

Tags: Intermodal

March 23, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Second California Container Drayage Facility

Following a 35% increase in container drayage shipments nationwide during the first quarter of 2012, Old Dominion Freight Line opened its second container drayage facility in California

Tags: Intermodal

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Boyd Unveils 'Groundbreaking' Flatbed Intermodal Innovation

Boyd Intermodal this week unveiled a new intermodal innovation allowing double-stacking of flatbed freight on the rails

Tags: Intermodal, Alabama, Flatbed, Boyd Bros. Transportation

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Study Says Last Mile Visibility a Growing Focus in Intermodal

Carriers and 3PLs are increasingly working together to use technology to eliminate blind spots in the movement of containers in the last mile - the final customer destination. So says a new report, Intermodal Optimization - Enhancing Last Mile Visibility and Execution, just published by the Aberdeen Group

Tags: Intermodal

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic to Increase in First Half of 2012

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be down 6.8% in February from a year ago, but it should show year-over-year increases through most of the remaining first half of 2012

Tags: Intermodal

February 15, 2012 - Industry News

Short-Haul Truckers Return to Work at Port of Seattle

About 400 truckers decided to end their walkout and return to work after two weeks of protesting unfair treatment from trucking firms, reports The Seattle Times

Tags: Intermodal

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers Continue to Fight Poor Working Conditions

About 300 truckers, unionists and supporters protested at the Port of Seattle Monday morning at a rally along the Duwamish Waterway in Seattle. The rally was part of an effort among Seattle port drivers to call attention to poor working conditions and wages as well as safety violation

Tags: Intermodal

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Panama Canal Expansion Will Likely First Affect New York-to-Ohio-Valley Intermodal

The Port of Baltimore may see increased container traffic from Asia after the Panama Canal starts accepting larger vessels. (Photo by Fatlouie/Wikimedia Commons)

Increased intermodal traffic from the New York/Baltimore area ports to the Ohio River Valley region will likely be the first effect when the Panama Canal opens its new, larger locks in late 2014, according to Scudder Smith, a consultant who has advised the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Panama Canal Authority

Tags: Intermodal

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maersk to Sell Direct ChassisLink

Maersk Inc. announced an agreement to sell its subsidiary Maersk Equipment Services Company, doing business as Direct ChassisLink Inc., to Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm

Tags: Intermodal


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