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July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Cargo Volume Still Improves; Increases May Taper Off

Although import cargo volume at container ports should be up 16 percent in July over the same month last year, these double-digit increases are expected to taper off this fall, as retailers cautiously manage their inventorie

Tags: Intermodal

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Seattle Takes 200 Dirty Trucks Off the Roads

The Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound (Scraps) program hopes to get 250 trucks with pre-1994 engines off the road. It's already reached 200. (Photo courtesy of Port of Seattle)

The Port of Seattle has scrapped 200 older, higher-emissions trucks since the launch of the Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound (SCRAPS) program

Tags: Intermodal

July 1, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Continues to See Year-Over-Year Gains

Last week, intermodal traffic was up 20.5 percent from the same week a year ago, with trailers and containers at 227,229

Tags: Intermodal

June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Port Truckers File Class Action Suit Claiming Wage Theft

Two southern California port drivers have filed a class action suit against Sun Pacific Trucking and Pacific Green Trucking, alleging they were denied minimum wage, meal and rest period

Tags: Intermodal

June 24, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Traffic Reaches New High

Intermodal volumes are at their highest since November 2008.

Last week, intermodal traffic was up 21.2 percent from last year to 227,985 trailers and containers, a level not reached since November 200

Tags: Intermodal

June 17, 2010 - Industry News

Rail Activity Continues to Improve Over 2009

Intermodal traffic on U.S. freight railroads gained 17.7 percent last week compared to the same week last yea

Tags: Intermodal

June 11, 2010 - Industry News

Double-Digit Increases in Retail Container Volumes to Continue at Ports

June is expected to be a promising month for container volumes, which are expected to see a 15 percent year-over-year gain.

The nation's major retail container ports can expect double-digit increases in import cargo volume in the months ahead, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker repor

Tags: Intermodal

June 3, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Traffic Reaches Highest Since November 2008

Last week, container volume was up 37.5 percent, while trailer volume rose 25.2 percent over the same week in 2009. (Photo by Schneider)

Intermodal volume on U.S. freight railroads has reached its highest level since November 2008 last wee

Tags: Intermodal

May 21, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Volume Reaches Highest Level Since 2008

(Photo courtesy of CSX)

During the week ended May 15, intermodal volume reached its highest level since 2008, according to data by the Association of American Railroads

Tags: Intermodal

May 13, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes Gain Strength in First Quarter on Greater Demand

Over the first quarter, domestic container volume was up 15.7 percent over the 2009 period.

Intermodal volumes jumped 8.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, as consumer demand improved and inventory acquisition ros

Tags: Intermodal

May 11, 2010 - Industry News

NFI to Test Refrigerated Containers

NFI believes the next big thing in intermodal transportation is refrigerated containers, and the New Jersey-based trucking, intermodal and logistics company is getting ready to put half a dozen of them into service to test the waters

Tags: Intermodal

May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Share Reaches Record Highs

Intermodal transport's share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs during the first quarter 201

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Averitt Express Goes Intermodal

Tennessee-based Averitt Express will now offer intermodal services through strategic relationships with railroads including Union Pacific and BNSF in the West, Norfolk Southern in the East and Midwest, CSX in the East and Midwest, and Florida East Coast in Georgia and Florida

Tags: Intermodal

April 27, 2010 - Industry News

ACL to Require Truckers to Provide Chassis

ACL believes it's more cost efficient for trucking companies and drivers to manage a chassis fleet rather than for an ocean carrier.(Photo by Schneider)

Starting June 1, ocean carrier Atlantic Container Line will require trucking companies and owner-operators to provide chassis for moves in Miami, Boston and the Ohio Valle

Tags: Intermodal

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

BNSF Opens New Intermodal Facility

BNSF Railway Company has opened its new Memphis intermodal facility, after a $200 million expansion and rebuilding

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Hub Group Has Strong First Quarter On Higher Intermodal Volumes

Intermodal company Hub Group reported increased income, earnings and revenue for the first quarter, as intermodal volumes were up 16 percen

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Port of LA Wins Earth Day Award For Clean Truck Program

The Port of Los Angeles has received the Federal Maritime Commission Chairman's Earth Day Award for the innovation and environmental leadership involved with its Clean Truck Program

Tags: Intermodal

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

LA Port Clean-Truck Case Goes to Trial

The American Trucking Associations sued the Port of Angeles over the legality of its

The anticipated Port of Los Angeles clean-truck case got under way Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles

Tags: Intermodal

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Shorter-Haul Domestic Intermodal Loses Market Share

Over the past year, shorter-haul domestic intermodal has lost some of its share in the market, according to analysis by FTR Associate

Tags: Intermodal

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Tampa Highway to Make Port Access Easier

The I-4 / Selmon Expressway Connector is shown in this computer-enhanced drawing running diagonally across the photo frame. Interstate 4 is to the right in the photo; the Selmon Expressway is to the upper left.

Florida has broken ground on a new connector that will offer a special toll road to connect the Port of Tampa's main access point directly with the Interstate Highway System

Tags: Intermodal

April 6, 2010 - Industry News

Expedited Refrigerated Intermodal Service Launches Between Washington and Illinois

Cold Train refrigerated domestic container was so new at the IANA show in December that the fuel tank still had to be fitted. (Photo by STF)

Rail Logistics, Columbia Colstor, Chicago Cold Storage and the Port of Quincy, Wash., have begun to offer a new expedited refrigerated intermodal "Cold Train" container rail and distribution service between Quincy and Chicago

Tags: Intermodal

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

California Congressman Speaks Out Against Efforts to Regulate Drayage Operations

U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) has released a "Dear Colleague" letter last week, expressing his opposition to a campaign by the Teamsters to change federal transportation law in an effort to give ports the authority to ban owner-operator

Tags: Intermodal

March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Port of NY/NJ Finalizes Anticipated Clean Truck Program

Starting Jan. 1, 2011, the Port of NY/NJ will phase out pre-1994 model trucks, which will no longer be able to call on Port Authority marine terminals. (Photo courtesy of the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey)

Wednesday the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the details of its anticipated clean truck program, which involves replacing up to 636 older, polluting trucks serving the port with newer models

Tags: Intermodal

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Los Angeles to Improve Main Truck Route

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (center) was on hand to celebrate the ground breaking of the Harry Bridges Boulevard improvements project.

A $22 million federal stimulus grant project is underway at the Port of Los Angeles this week, which will result in improvements along a 1.3-mile stretch of Harry Bridges Boulevard in Wilmington, Calif

Tags: Intermodal

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Ports Can Expect Double-Digit Increases in Container Traffic in the Coming Months

In March, import cargo volume is expected to gain 13 percent over the same month of 2009.

The ports are poised for significant improvements in retail container traffic, with double-digit increases expected to continue through the summer as the U.S. economy begins to improv

Tags: Intermodal


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