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December 14, 2010 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Showing Strong Seasonal and Annual Gains

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports for 2010 should see a 17 percent increase over last year. -- Global Port Tracker report.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be up 9 percent in December over the same month last year, and 2010 should end with a 17 percent increase over last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report

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December 14, 2010 - Industry News

ProLogis: East Coast Ports to Grow with Panama Canal Opening

Post-Panamax vessels using the widened Panama Canal after 2014 will hurt volumes at West Coast ports. (photo by Maersk)

Port facilities located along the U.S. East Coast and the two biggest Class-1 railroads in the east are poised to grab market share from their West Coast rivals when the refurbished Panama Canal opens in 2014

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December 13, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Suit Against Port of Los Angeles to Move Forward

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has agreed to expedite a hearing in the American Trucking Associations' lawsuit against certain parts of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program

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November 29, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach to Replace Aging Bridge

Last week, officials gathered at the Port of Long Beach to mark the start of a nearly $1 billion project to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge, a vital link between the West Coast's second busiest port and the city of Los Angeles

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November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Is That Contract Driver Really an Employee? Port Drayage Companies Face Legal Challenge as They Invest in Clean Trucks

As the American Trucking Associations continues its legal struggle to stop the Port of Los Angeles from implementing a concession program that would ban owner-operators from the port, the drayage companies that contract with those drivers will likely be facing new claims that the drivers are just misclassified employees

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November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Court Denies Expedited Hearing in Clean Ports Case

The American Trucking Associations' legal challenge to certain aspects of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program will remain in legal limbo until late spring or summer

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November 5, 2010 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Predicted to be up 9 Percent in November

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is continuing to wind down as the year comes to an end but is nonetheless expected to be up 9 percent in November over the same month last year

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November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Volume Hits New Record Level

Intermodal volume for the third quarter was up more than 20 percent from last year. (Photo courtesy Port of Long Beach)

Intermodal volume increased 20.3 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, with international intermodal freight seeing a 28.1 percent upsurge, according to the Intermodal Association of North America

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November 3, 2010 - Industry News

South Carolina to Allow Heavier International Container Movements

South Carolina is now allowing heavier international intermodal containers on state highways

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October 29, 2010 - Industry News

Passenger Rail Grants Will Also Help Intermodal Lines

The focus of last week's announcement of DOT's $2.4 billion in grants for rail corridors was on passenger trains, but it turns out about $1 billion of that will benefit freight corridors, as well

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October 27, 2010 - Industry News

Judge Stays LA Port's Driver Employee Requirement

Carriers at the Ports of LA and Long Beach may continue using owner-operators while the case is appealed.

A federal judge in California stopped the Port of Los Angeles from implementing a key piece of its concession program for drayage carriers, pending an appeal of the issue to a higher court

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October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Breaks Ground on Greencastle Intermodal Terminal

The Norfolk Southern railway is set to begin construction of a $95 million intermodal facility in Greencastle, PA., located about 20 miles north of Hagerstown, MD

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October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Union Pacific Opens Intermodal Terminal at Joliet

Union Pacific Railroad officially opened a 785-acre intermodal terminal at Joliet, Ill., expanding its international and domestic container capacity and improving rail traffic efficiencies throughout the Chicago region

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October 12, 2010 - Industry News

CSX Delivers Record Third Quarter Results on Improving Business Levels

CSX Corp. announced third quarter earnings of $414 million, or $1.08 per share, versus $290 million, or $0.73 per share, in the same period last year. This represents a 48 percent year-over-year improvement in earnings per share and a third quarter record for the company

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October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Officials Celebrate Opening of Double-Stack Intermodal Corridor

Officials say the opening of a new rail corridor will allow double-stack intermodal freight to flow from the Port of New York and New Jersey to inland destinations and will cut the number of trucks on nearby highways

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September 29, 2010 - Industry News

C.R. England Introduces Double-Stack Refrigerated Container-on-Flatcar Service

C.R. England has introduced TempStack, 53-foot temperature-controlled, container-on-flatcar technology to its service offerings. The first shipment scheduled on October 15 from Chicago to Los Angeles

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September 28, 2010 - Industry News

Port of LA Revises Schedule for Clean Truck Program Concessions

Trucks entering terminal gate at Port of Los Angeles. No owner-operator will be allowed by t he end of 2013.

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission Monday agreed on a new implementation schedule for the provisions of its Clean Truck Program Concession Agreement that had been enjoined by the federal court

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September 21, 2010 - Industry News

More Shippers Turn to Transloading to Streamline Supply Chain

Industry experts report an increase in a tool known as transloading on the West Coast over direct shipping to the Midwest via intermodal rail,

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September 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Files Appeal of LA Port Decision

The American Trucking Associations has filed formal notice that it is appealing last month's ruling declaring the banning of owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles legal

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September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach, Innovative Chassis Pool Win Intermodal Achievement Award

Trucks entering a pier at the Port of Long Beach.

The Intermodal Association of North America named Direct ChassisLink and the Port of Long Beach as winners of the IANA Intermodal Achievement Award for 2010

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September 7, 2010 - Industry News

New Norfolk Southern Corridor to Increase Double-Stack Capacity

Norfolk Southern Railway will open its Heartland Corridor intermodal corridor this week, which will increase intermodal freight capacity by raising vertical clearances in 28 tunnels on a Norfolk Southern rail line between the port of Hampton Roads, Va., and Chicago known as the Heartland Corridor

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September 2, 2010 - Industry News

Rail, Intermodal Volume Reach Highest Level This Year

Last week, carloads were up 5.8 percent from the same week in 2009, while trailers and containers were 17.1 percent higher than the 2009 week.

Last week, the U.S. railroads set new record highs for 2010 in both rail carloads and intermodal volume, according to the Association of American Railroads

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August 19, 2010 - Industry News

Railroads Post Record High Volumes For 2010

Rail intermodal traffic on U.S. railroads set another record high for the year, with 233,767 total trailers and containers for the week ending Aug. 1

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August 19, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Completes I-81 Corridor Improvements

The final phase of improvement projects in Northern Virginia aimed at handling more trains at higher speeds has been completed, eliminating a choke point on Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor

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August 18, 2010 - Industry News

Direct ChassisLink to Expand Into Southeast, Gulf

Direct ChassisLink said it will expand its chassis program to the Southeast and Gulf inland regions starting Sept. 7

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