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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.

June 27, 2014

Rail Intermodal Traffic Posts Second Straight Weekly Record High

This was the highest week in history for total U.S. intermodal volume, topping the previous record set last week, reaching 272,553 units, up 7.8% compared with the same week last year.

June 27, 2014

Study Lays Out Consequences of West Coast Port Strike as Deadline Looms

As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.

June 23, 2014

U.S. Intermodal Rail Traffic Hits Weekly Record High

The Association of American Railroads reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 14, with 295,132 total carloads, up 2.2% compared with the same week last year. This was the highest week in history for total U.S. intermodal volume, reaching 270,243 units.

June 17, 2014

Christenson Transportation Expands to Ohio

Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation's agent carrier, has expanded its arrangement with the Florida East Coast Railway to provide more reliable shipping between the Northeast and Florida, according to the company.

June 17, 2014

Union Pacific Railroad Adds Premium Intermodal Service

Union Pacific has increased the frequency of two intermodal services: Portland-Chicago and Northern California-Chicago. Both are part of Union Pacific's top-tier "premium" intermodal service, with four-day delivery in the morning.

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