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March 24, 2000 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico Sign Pact to Improve Rail Safety

U.S. Federal Railroad Administrator Jolene Molitoris and Mexico's Transportation Subsecretary Dr. Aaron Dychter Poltolarek have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in improving railroad safety, systems and technology in both countries. The agreement provides a framework

Tags: Intermodal

March 21, 2000 - Industry News

East Coast Port Terminals Extend Hours

Maher Terminals, a large stevedore at the Port of New York and New Jersey, is extending its gate hours by two hours a day. The new hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to

Tags: Intermodal

March 17, 2000 - Industry News

STB Tells Railroads to Take a Breather from Mergers

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.

Tags: Intermodal

March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Boycott Houston Container Yard

A three-day boycott of a container yard at the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal has received widespread support from the 1,000 - 1,500 truckers who serve the port

Tags: Intermodal

March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics is Oil For New Transportation World

A global alliance of all modes of transportation is evolving, and logistics will make it work, says U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue.

Tags: Intermodal

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Intermodal Facilities Delayed in Virginia

The opening of a new $100 million berth at Norfolk International Terminals will be delayed at least four months due to community opposition.

Tags: Intermodal

March 7, 2000 - Industry News

DOT to Field Test Intermodal ITS Systems

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater has announced two new Intelligent Transportation Systems field tests. Both, says DOT, are aimed at preparing for the expected doubling of intermodal freight transportation over the first two decades of the 21st Century

Tags: Intermodal

March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Automation, 24-Hour Operation Needed To Avoid Port Gridlock

"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA

Tags: Intermodal

February 28, 2000 - Industry News

Amtrak Chasing More Freight

Amtrak says it will go after more of trucking's business as it makes plans to expand its passenger service in its efforts to be self-sufficient

Tags: Intermodal

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

ESCO Announces Drayage Consolidation Plan

ESCO Transportation, Houston, has announced a five-year plan to try to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the transportation industry

Tags: Intermodal

February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Feeling the Pinch Too

Like trucking, rail is feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices and other fixed costs. So railroads are striking while the iron is hot and raising rates this year by as much as 4%. A continuing

Tags: Intermodal

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Union Pacific Back In Black

Railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. was back in the black in the fourth quarter, despite a poor performance from its trucking subsidiary Overnite Transportation.

Tags: Intermodal

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

CN & BNSF Explain Merger Benefits

Following a merger agreement late last year, Canadian National Railway Company and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation recently outlined how the combined businesses would become more efficient.

Tags: Intermodal

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Stolt-Nielsen To Build Louisiana Bulk Terminal

Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group., Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to purchase 620 acres on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Braithwaite, LA

Tags: Intermodal

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

European Port Tries New Technology To Speed Traffic

U.S. ports looking for ways to reduce drayage truck turnaround time might want to take a look at a new technology being implemented at Europe's largest port

Tags: Intermodal

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

New Rail Giant Targets Long-Haul Truckload Carriers

A proposed merger between two railway giants could mean long-term increased competition for truckload carriers

Tags: Intermodal

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

FTC Investigates Port Trucker Organizing Efforts

As independent truckers who haul in and out of the nation's ports prepare to meet in South Carolina tomorrow, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether their actions violate the Federal Trade Commission Act

Tags: Intermodal

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Railroad After Truck Freight

Canadian National railroad plans to wrest some business from trucks. Just a 1% market share gain from trucks would generate additional rail revenue of $300 million in Canada and $3 billion in the United States, CN President and CEO Paul Tellier told the Canadian Railway Club Tuesday

Tags: Intermodal

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

Triple Crown Moves St. Louis Facility

Truck-rail transport company Triple Crown Services is moving its St. Louis-area terminal and spending $8 million on its new 62-acre facility

Tags: Intermodal

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Port Lockout Over

Intermodal freight at the Canadian port of Vancouver, British Columbia, will be getting back to normal now that a lockout has ended

Tags: Intermodal

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Lock-Out Could Increase U.S. Volumes

A lockout at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, could mean more intermodal freight at U.S. ports in the Northwest

Tags: Intermodal

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Meetings To Discuss Intermodal Container/Chassis Maintenance

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a series of public meetings to discuss inspection, repair and maintenance practices in the intermodal transportation industry

Tags: Intermodal

September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Port Streamlining Truck Gates

In response to a walkout earlier this month by owner-operator truckers, the Port of Seattle has been meeting with steamship lines, terminal operators, railroads, trucking companies, organized labor and independent truckers. Several actions are already being taken to address long wait times that cost the owner-operators money

Tags: Intermodal

September 23, 1999 - Industry News

Tacoma Port Working On Trucking Issues

The Port of Tacoma has initiated discussions with trucking companies and shipping terminal operators about ways to improve trucker complaints about costly delays at shipping terminal truck gates

Tags: Intermodal

August 4, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Gets Tough With Intermodal Equipment Owners

The battle over intermodal equipment maintenance and safety has moved to the states. Louisiana just passed a law making intermodal equipment owners responsible for fines and related costs if that equipment is ordered out of service for safety violations. Illinois is considering similar legislation

Tags: Intermodal


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