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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

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Georgia DOT Awards Contract for Port of Savannah Connector

The Port of Savannah's long-anticipated Jimmy Deloach Parkway Connector, linking the Port directly to Interstate 95, got a big boost last week with the awarding of a $73 million contract for its construction

Tags: Intermodal

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Occupy Movement Targets West Coast Ports

The Occupy movement says it will sponsor demonstrations at several coastal port facilities, with the intention being to shut down all of the major gateways

Tags: Intermodal

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Containerized Exports Climb for 8th Consecutive Quarter

Westbound trans-Pacific volumes represented 56% of total U.S. containerized exports.

Strong demand for agricultural products in Asia drove U.S. containerized exports up by 6.7% in the third quarter. Total U.S. containerized export volume is up 8.3% through the first nine months of 2011

Tags: Intermodal

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

ABF Launches Global Expedited LCL/LTL

ABF has expanded its global offerings to include Ocean LTL, a single-contact, expedited less-than-container-load/less-than-truckload supply chain solution for customers who import from manufacturing centers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Tags: Intermodal

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Expected to Decline in November

With most holiday season merchandise already on its way to store shelves, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports has started to decline for the fall

Tags: Intermodal

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Intermodal Volume Posts Year-over-Year Gains for Seventh-Straight Quarter

Domestic container volume posted its strongest growth of the year in Q3 2011, according to IANA'sIntermodal Market Trends & Statistics report released today

Tags: Intermodal

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Ports of L.A. and L. B. to Ban 2006 and Older Trucks, Discontinue Clean Truck Fee

Beginning January 1, 2012 trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older will be banned from both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal

October 31, 2011 - Industry News

September U.S. Containerized Imports Fall 6% from August

U.S. containerized import volume fell 6 percent in September from the month before as retailers restrain inventories. Even a surge in auto parts shipments was not enough to offset growing retailer pessimism about consumer demand

Tags: Intermodal

October 28, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Moving Forward on Appeal on LA Port Concessions

While the American Trucking Associations won a court victory striking down the controversial owner-operator ban portion of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program, the association has decided to move forward on an appeal to the Supreme Court on other provisions which an appeals court upheld

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic to be Up 2.6% in October

The Global Port Tracker report predicts October will be the busiest shipping month for 2011.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.6% in October over the same month last year and should reach its highest level of the year as retailers stock up for the holiday season

Tags: Intermodal

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

CN Acquires More Energy-Efficient Intermodal Equipment

CN has purchased 200 efficient EcoTherm containers to increase customer efficiency and help reduce energy consumption in its temperature-sensitive intermodal markets

Tags: Intermodal

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider National Develops Canada Direct Intermodal Service

Partnering with Canada's CN Rail, Schneider's new cross-border intermodal service offers truck-like service and transit times at competitive rates

Tags: Intermodal

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

CSX Making Significant Progress on National Gateway Project

CSX Transportation has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects along the double-stack freight rail corridor between Mid Atlantic seaports and the Midwest

Tags: Intermodal

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Intervenes in U.S. Rail Dispute, Forestalling a Friday Strike

Had the White House not intervened, a walkout could have begun on Friday. Photo credit: Norfolk Southern.

President Obama has intervened in stalled contract negotiations with locomotive engineers from several freight railroads in order to head off a potential strike.

Tags: Intermodal

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Truckers at S.C. Ports Eligible For $5,000 In Cash-for-Clunkers-type Program

A program similar to Cash for Clunkers was announced by the South Carolina State Ports Authority in an effort to get some of the oldest, most polluting diesel trucks serving the Port of Charleston off the road

Tags: Intermodal

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Downturn in Retail Container Traffic Ending as Retailers Prepare for Holidays

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is beginning to see cautious increases over last year again, ending a summer-long downturn as retailers prepare for the holiday season,

Tags: Intermodal

August 29, 2011 - Industry News

CSX to Invest $59 Million for Intermodal Terminal Expansion in Columbus

CSX announced that a $59 million intermodal freight terminal expansion is under way in Columbus, Ohio

Tags: Intermodal

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Cargo Terminals at Southern California Ports Reach Settlement With Attorney General

Terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach must reduce their diesel emissions and do a better job of warning the public about the dangers of diesel exhaust under the terms of a lawsuit settlement announced this week

Tags: Intermodal

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

CSX Investing $15 Million for Intermodal Terminal in Louisville

CSX announced it will build a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Intermodal

August 10, 2011 - Industry News

Union Pacific Begins Construction on N.M. Rail/Intermodal Facility

Union Pacific Railroad began construction on an all-new rail facility just outside Santa Teresa, N.M., including an intermodal ramp

Tags: Intermodal

August 9, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Drops Below Last Year, Expected to See Gains as Holidays Approach

Year-over-year increases in retail container shipping are expected to resume in September. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports will remain below last year's levels for the remainder of the summer before seeing year-over-year gains again this fall as retailers begin to stock up for the holiday season

Tags: Intermodal

August 8, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Drayage Facility in Maryland

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new container drayage site to serve ports and container yards in the Baltimore area

Tags: Intermodal

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

CSX To Build New $15 Million Intermodal Terminal In Louisville

CSX announced that a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Intermodal


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