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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

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

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

2011 Record-Setting Year for Intermodal Container Volume

Intermodal container volume set a new record in 2011 with 12.4 million moves, beating former record-year 2007 by 3.7%, according to Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

Tags: Intermodal

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cool Cargoes Track at TPM Conference to Highlight Range of Refrigerated Transport Issues

The first ever Cool Cargoes track at the 2012 TPM conference March 5-6 in Long Beach, Calif., will focus on the growth and capacity issues of the global cold chain

Tags: Intermodal

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Exceeds 100 Trucks On the Road

ASF Intermodal, Mobile, Ala., has exceeded 100 trucks on the road, which it calls a major milestone in the intermodal drayage industry

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

IWLA Opposes Bill to Ban Independent Truckers from Ports

The International Warehouse Logistics Association joined other logistics industry associations in writing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging him to oppose a bill that would close the U.S. ports to independent truck owner-operators

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Extension of Double-Stack Heartland Corridor Reduces Transit Time

Norfolk Southern has opened an extension of the Heartland Corridor, a newly improved double-stack rail line between Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio

Tags: Intermodal

January 16, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Flat in January, Expected to Resume in Spring

Now that the holiday shopping season is over, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be nearly flat in January compared to January 2011

Tags: Intermodal

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

President of Tennessee Express Elected 2012 IANA Chairman

The Intermodal Association of North America's board of directors announced that Dave Manning, long-time IANA member and president of Tennessee Express Inc., was elected as the association's new chairman

Tags: Intermodal

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Exports up 5.8%, Asian Imports Almost Flat

The 3.7% gain in overall U.S. international ocean container volume follows an 11.8% year-over-year increase in 2010. Photo by Maersk Lines.

U.S. international containerized trade grew about 3.7% in 2011, a sharp slowdown from double-digit gains from the year before, according to preliminary figures from PIERS

Tags: Intermodal

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Drop

U.S. containerized exports dropped 3% year-over-year in October after a strong third quarter, an abrupt brake that included the first decline in motor vehicle exports in more than a year, reported The Journal of Commerce/PIERS

Tags: Intermodal

December 16, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Taking Focused Approach to Training Intermodal Drivers

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., says it will unveil a "focused new approach" to training its Intermodal truck drivers in 2012 with the opening of a new Training Academy in Chicago

Tags: Intermodal

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Holiday Shipping Season to End on an Up Note

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports should be up 0.3% in December compared with the same month last year as retailers head to the finish line of the holiday shopping season

Tags: Intermodal

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

'Occupy' Protesters Target Ports

There were protests and even some arrests Monday at West Coast ports as the anti-Wall Street movement hit tried to slow down container traffic

Tags: Intermodal

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

TOFC still going strong

Don't expect trailer-on-flatcar to go away anytime soon, but expect it to increasingly be via 53-foot trailers

Tags: Intermodal


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