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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Slowdowns Prompt Protest at Massachusetts Port

A labor dispute at the Port of Boston that led to a slowdown in processing trucks has had the truckers who haul containers in and out of the port fuming this week

Tags: Intermodal

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Continue Protest

Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor Independent truckers serving the Port of Savannah, Ga., are continuing to turn up the heat on long delays at the facility. But there is some question as to whether things have really been slowed down at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Fed Up

Truckers hauling out of the port of Savannah, Ga., plan today to park their trucks and line the highway outside the main gate of the port in protest against the long delays at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Improvements Result in Truck Backups

Truckers trying to pick up containers at the Port of Savannah have faced backups of 1 to 2 miles or more getting into the port, thanks to glitches in the port's new check-in process

Tags: Intermodal

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Combines Intermodal Operations

GE Capital Services, Stamford, CT, has consolidated TIP Intermodal Services and Genstar Container Corp.’s domestic container assets. The new group is called TIP Intermodal Services, headquartered in Devon, PA. As a result of the strategic consolidation, more

Tags: Intermodal

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

STB Proposes New Merger Rules

The Surface Transportation Board has proposed new rules for major railroad mergers and consolidations that are a major departure from its previous pro-merger stance

Tags: Intermodal

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

NTE Offers One-Hour OK for Trial Members

The National Transportation Exchange is offering 60-day trial memberships to shippers and promises to process applications within one hour at its Web site, The normal enrollment process occurs offline and generally takes a day or longer

Tags: Intermodal

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Authority Upgrades Trucker Check-In and Out

Truckers hauling containers into the Port of Savannah, Ga., Garden City Terminal will find clerks and checkers waiting to process them with hand-held computers beginning Oct. 2

Tags: Intermodal

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DuPont Sues Norfolk Southern Over Rail-Service Breakdowns

DuPont Co. has filed suit against Norfolk Southern Corp., seeking damages for rail-service breakdowns following Norfolk's operation of parts of the former Conrail -- breakdowns that resulted in more business for the trucking industry

Tags: Intermodal

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian National Railway to Build Memphis Intermodal Terminal

The Canadian National Railway Co./Illinois Central railroad, Chicago, plans to build a super rail and truck terminal in Memphis, Tenn

Tags: Intermodal

August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Bustling

Several improvements to make cargo move faster through the Port of Savannah, Georgia, are in the works

Tags: Intermodal

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads to Get $3.5 Billion In Rehab Loans

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a direct loan and loan guarantee program for railroads that will provide up to $3.5 billion in loans, including $1 billion for projects benefiting shortline and regional railroads. The Railroad

Tags: Intermodal

July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Huge Rail Merger Called Off

A merger that would have created North America's largest rail network hsa been called off

Tags: Intermodal

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Court Upholds STB's Moratorium on Rail Mergers

A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the Surface Transportation Board's 15-month moratorium on the filing of major railroad merger proposals

Tags: Intermodal

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Fighting For Truck Yard

A railroad company planning to build a large truck yard is battling it out in court with Georgia residents who are strongly against it

Tags: Intermodal

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Service Challenges Trucking in Canada

Canadian National, Montreal, has launched four new domestic intermodal trains, putting the pressure on over-the-road truckers operating between major centers in Central and Atlantic Canada

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Container Port Could Ease I-95 Truck Traffic

Supporters of a proposed container shipping port that could accept freight from New York and New Jersey say it could help reduce truck traffic on badly congested Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Conn

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Why Trains Lose the Battle for Time-Sensitive Freight

The freight world is getting faster all the time. Carriers are being pressured at both shipping and receiving ends to reduce transit times. Trucking is holding its own, but rail carriers are falling behind. Ed Ellis, an

Tags: Intermodal

June 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Competition From Trains?

Although far behind, it seems the railroad industry may soon challenge truckers in the science of hauling freight. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article focusing on E. Hunter Harrison and his discovery of an

Tags: Intermodal

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads Speed Cross-Country Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. have agreed to provide non-stop transcontinental intermodal service between the West Coast, Southwest and the Southeast beginning May 21

Tags: Intermodal

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Tracking Containers Helps Cut Waiting Times

Technology is being used to help truck drivers at one intermodal terminal avoid the long wait times that plague intermodal haulers across the country

Tags: Intermodal

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Public Money May Be Used to Fund Railway Expansion

Railroads are becoming more brazen about accepting public money to fund track expansions. According to The Wall Street Journal, Norfolk Southern Corp. wants the state of Virginia to help it pay the projected $900 million to

Tags: Intermodal

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Court Will Expedite Rail Merger Petition

The D.C. Circuit Court has promised to expedite review of an appeal to stay the railroad merger moratorium imposed by the Surface Transportation Board. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad filed the appeal after the STB announced

Tags: Intermodal

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

STB Denies Request to Proceed With CN/BNSF Merger

The Surface Transportation Board has denied a request to continue proceedings for the proposed merger of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Canadian National railway systems.

Tags: Intermodal

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Intermodal Terminals Trying To Improve Truck Movement

Reacting to trucker complaints about long waits and slow turnaround times, at least two intermodal terminals in New Jersey are working on improving the flow of trucks in and out of their facilities

Tags: Intermodal


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