Intermodal

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September 17, 2014

Driver Shortage Leads Quality Carriers to Start Bulk Rail Intermodal Service

Quality said it completed testing of the service with its western rail partner earlier in the current quarter and has begun initial shipments with some of its largest customers.

September 15, 2014

PierPass Program Reduces Truck Turn Times at SoCal Ports

PierPass Inc. has launched a new test program called the Free-Flow Program to reduce the time trucks spend picking up containers at marine terminals.

September 9, 2014

Hub Converting California O-Os to Company Drivers Following Lawsuits

UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.

September 5, 2014

Rail Intermodal Traffic at or Near Record Highs

Intermodal rail traffic levels remained strong in August, hitting new highs or coming close to it, according to the Association of American Railroads.

September 4, 2014

ASF Intermodal Hits 300 Truck Milestone

ASF Intermodal announced that it has exceeded 300 trucks on the road which it is calling a significant milestone in the intermodal drayage industry.

September 2, 2014

PierPass Diverts 30 Millionth Truck from So Cal Ports

PierPass announced that its OffPeak program reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

August 29, 2014

Maryland Pulls Out of Baltimore Intermodal Project Development

The Maryland Department of Transportation has terminated its agreement with railroad operator CSX to locate a new Baltimore Rail Intermodal Facility in the western part of the city and has pulled all state funding from the project.

August 27, 2014

West Coast Port Workers, Shipping Companies Agree on Healthcare

Talks between representatives for longshoreman at West Coast ports and shipping companies have resulted in an agreement on at least one topic as they continue to try and hammer out a new labor contract.

August 26, 2014

Alabama Moves to Expand Container Capacity at Port of Mobile

The Alabama State Port Authority finalized its purchase this week of two industrial properties including a 35-acre tract fronting the seaport’s channel and a 63-acre industrial tract within one mile of the harbor for expansion.

August 21, 2014

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Heading Higher

Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.

August 20, 2014

Ground Broken for Future Intermodal Port of East St. Louis

Ground has been broken on a new $7 million multi-modal transportation project that will service the future Port of East St. Louis.

August 14, 2014

Savannah Port Handles Record Amount of Container Cargo in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units at Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, a 19.2% increase over the previous year.

August 8, 2014

Refrigerated Intermodal Service Ends Between Pacific Northwest, Midwest

A refrigerated intermodal container service between the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest has ended due service from partner BNSF Railway that allegedly was not so hot.

August 4, 2014

Intermodal Shipments Post Solid Second Quarter Gains

International containers increased 9.6%, trailers improved by 4.3%, and domestic containers grew 7.6% quarter-over-quarter, all indications that the intermodal industry is recovering from a harsh winter and a contracted economy.

July 28, 2014

Schneider Doubling Size of Bulk Intermodal Trailer Service

Freight transportation provider Schneider plans to double the size of its bulk intermodal trailer service to around 1,000 units throughout all of North American, including with new service into Canada and Mexico.

July 22, 2014

South Carolina Sees 8% Increase in Container Volume

The SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year on Monday with 8% container growth, an increase of 2% over projected plans.

July 14, 2014

Holt Logistics Partners to Develop New Marine Terminal in New Jersey

The planned 190-acre facility will be the first new multi-purpose marine terminal to be constructed on the Delaware River in over 30 years.

July 9, 2014

New Central America Canal Route Unveiled, Impact on World Shipping Uncertain

A new trade route has been settled on linking the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, which could be a boon that changes the face of container shipping, or be a boondoggle.

July 9, 2014

The Growth of Rail Intermodal

An article in DC Velocity says domestic intermodal "appears to have come of age." Deborah Lockridge looks at the issue in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

July 7, 2014

Intermodal Rail Traffic Continues Setting Records

After hitting record high levels for two straight weeks, intermodal rail traffic set another new record during June.

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