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January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Morehead City Reopens After Chemical Cleanup

The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Morehead City terminal following a chemical spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate, which is explosive

Tags: Intermodal

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Los Angeles to Test Vision's Zero-Emission Trucks

Vision Industries Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric truck at the Port of Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Business Wire)

The Port of Los Angeles plans to purchase hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric trucks from Vision Industries

Tags: Intermodal

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Oakland Truckers Granted Second Extension

Port of Oakland truck drivers now have until Feb. 16 to line up financing. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)

Truck drivers serving the Port of Oakland now have until Feb. 16 to comply with California's port truck rule aimed at reducing diesel emissions in and around port communitie

Tags: Intermodal

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

Port of Morehead City Closed After Chemical Spill

The Port of Morehead City in North Carolina was closed Tuesday as first responders and emergency management officials addressed a chemical spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate, the primary ingredient in detonating cords used for industrial explosion

Tags: Intermodal

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Ports Finally See Some Positive Signs of Growth in Container Volumes

December container volumes were at 1.08 TEU, a 1.7 percent boost over December 2008.

December was a good month for the ports, as retail container traffic saw an end to a nearly two-and-a-half-year streak of year-over-year declines

Tags: Intermodal

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Summary Judgment in LA Port Case

The court will hear ATA's motion as well as the Port's cross motion on Jan. 11.

The American Trucking Associations is asking the court to decide some of the legal issues involved in its case against the Port of Los Angeles regarding the Concession Plan prior to going to trial

Tags: Intermodal

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Environmental Groups Sue Long Beach Over Port Trucking Deal

Environmental groups say a deal between Long Beach and American Trucking Associations is not legally valid.

Environmental groups are suing the Port of Long Beach and the American Trucking Associations, asking that an agreement the two reached to settle an ATA suit against the port should be thrown out

Tags: Intermodal

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Compliance Deadline on 'Roadability' Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the Dec. 17 deadline for compliance on its "roadability" rule for intermodal container chassis to June 30, 201

Tags: Intermodal

December 18, 2009 - Industry News

Door-to-door Reefer Intermodal

Cold Train refrigerated domestic container was so new at the IANA show that the fuel tank still had to be fitted. It will mount under the reefer, within the framework that protects the front of the box and refrigeration equipment.

A unique domestic shipping container bowed in at the NITL/IANA/TIA Conference and Show in Anaheim, Calif., recently

Tags: Intermodal

December 17, 2009 - Industry News

Switching to Rail Freight May Not Be the Greenest Option

One option for a greener transport system would be a transloading model, where truck is used for local transport and rail for the intercity movement. Photo courtesy of Norfolk Southern

The answer to achieving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions may not necessarily be the greater use of freight rail, but we should consider improved access to intermodal terminals, equalization of rail and truck standards for production of potent NOx exhaus

Tags: Intermodal

December 16, 2009 - Industry News

Port Truckers Can Drive Old Vehicles While Waiting

To qualify for the truck ban extension, the truck must be a Level 3 retrofit and also have a 25 percent NOx reduction capability.

To be consistent with a new California Air Resources Board ruling, the Port of Los Angeles has made another amendment to its tariff to allow certain truck drivers to continue operating their old trucks beyond the Jan. 1, 2010 ba

Tags: Intermodal

December 16, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National Completes Container Conversion

Schneider National has converted its mixed trailer/container fleet to an all-container fleet, after working on the conversion for three years

Tags: Intermodal

December 11, 2009 - Industry News

IANA's Intermodal Equipment Registry Goes Live

The Intermodal Association of North America has launched its Global Intermodal Equipment Registry, a virtual technology alternative to the intermodal equipment marking options that were mandated in the final roadability regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Tags: Intermodal

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: Customs and Border Protection Needs a Plan For Container Scanning

The Customs and Border Protection has not achieved sustained scanning rates above five percent at comparatively larger ports.

According to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not been making progress under the 9/11 Commission Act, which requires 100 percent of U.S.-bound cargo containers to be scanned by 2012

Tags: Intermodal

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Prop 1B Grant Applicants Get Extension on Port of LA Truck Ban

Truck drivers waiting on Prop 1B funding will be allowed to service the Port of Los Angeles until April 30, or until the new truck is delivered.

The Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission will now allow drivers to continue to operate their old trucks beyond the Jan. 1 ban date for those who are waiting for their Prop 1B grants to be delivered

Tags: Intermodal

November 25, 2009 - Industry News

Retail Container Volumes to See Uptick in 2010

Retail container cargo is expected to total 973,872 TEU in February, a 16 percent rise over February 2009.

Retail container ports are on track to experience the first year-over-year increase in import cargo volume in more than two years in early 201

Tags: Intermodal

November 24, 2009 - Industry News

Double Stack Trains Provide More Fuel Savings Than Truck

Since 1990, rail fuel efficiency has improved by about 20 percent, or 1.1 percent per year. Photo courtesy of Norfolk Southern

Double stack freight rail transportation is up to five times more fuel efficient than truck transportation, according to a new report by the Federal Railroad Administration

Tags: Intermodal

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Fast Lane Transportation Opens New Intermodal Facility

Fast Lane Transportation, a provider of intermodal transportation and equipment services throughout California, has acquired an 80-acre intermodal crossdock and equipment depot to serve rail logistics providers, trucking companies and equipment leasing companies

Tags: Intermodal

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA to Amend Roadability Final Rule Creating "Fifth Marking Option"

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to a petition for reconsideration of the final "roadability" rule for intermodal container chassis and will amend the regulations to allow a fifth intermodal equipment marking option

Tags: Intermodal

November 15, 2009 - Industry News

Port Truckers Protest Fees

Hundreds of trucks convoyed from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Friday to Los Angeles City Hall to protest parts of the ports' Clean Truck Program, snarling traffic on the 710 Freeway and in downtown LA

Tags: Intermodal

November 12, 2009 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes See Slight Improvement From 2Q

While intermodal volume was off 16.4 percent, domestic containers saw a 1.3 percent uptick in the third quarter.

While total intermodal volume was down 16.4 percent in the third quarter, it was an improvement over the second quarter's loss of 18.7 percen

Tags: Intermodal

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

JBHT Signs Intermodal Deal With Norfolk Southern

Under a new multi-year deal, Norfolk Southern will provide intermodal service to J.B. Hunt Transport Services, an initiative that will convert some of its truck traffic to intermodal

Tags: Intermodal

October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach Official Sticks Up For ATA Settlement

The executive director of the Port of Long Beach, Richard Steinke, is fighting back against the Natural Resources Defense Council's criticism of the port's move to settle with the American Trucking Association

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

ATA and Port of Long Beach Reach Settlement

The American Trucking Associations and the Port of Long Beach announced a settlement that will end the ATA's legal challenge of the port's Clean Trucks Program. The association will continue to pursue legal action against the Port of Los Angeles

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Approves $341 Million Loan For Port of Miami Tunnel

The Port of Miami says port trucks clog downtown streets. Photo courtesy of Port of Miami Tunnel Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $341 million loan to build a tunnel at the Port of Miami in order to provide cargo trucks and tourist buses better access to the por

Tags: Intermodal


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