June 27, 2014 - Industry News
This was the highest week in history for total U.S. intermodal volume, topping the previous record set last week, reaching 272,553 units, up 7.8% compared with the same week last year.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal
As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Research, Economy, Intermodal
June 23, 2014 - Industry News
The Association of American Railroads reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 14, with 295,132 total carloads, up 2.2% compared with the same week last year. This was the highest week in history for total U.S. intermodal volume, reaching 270,243 units.
June 17, 2014 - Industry News
Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation's agent carrier, has expanded its arrangement with the Florida East Coast Railway to provide more reliable shipping between the Northeast and Florida, according to the company.
Tags: Intermodal, Christenson Transportation
Union Pacific has increased the frequency of two intermodal services: Portland-Chicago and Northern California-Chicago. Both are part of Union Pacific's top-tier "premium" intermodal service, with four-day delivery in the morning.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Union Pacific
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
The 2,200 acre site in Santa Teresa, N.M., which officially opened to truck traffic in April, is along the company’s critical Sunset Route, the rail line running 760 miles from El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles.
Tags: Railroads, New Mexico, Intermodal
May 22, 2014 - Industry News
Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, providing support for port maintenance and other maritime improvements.
Tags: Congress, Ports, Port Trucking, Legislation, President Obama, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Intermodal
May 21, 2014 - Industry News
After decades of planning and four years of construction, the PortMiami Tunnel will open in a few days for travel in an effort to speed up truck and other vehicle movements in and out of the South Florida facility, following a dedication ceremony on Monday.
Tags: Florida, Intermodal, Port Trucking
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
BNSF Railway and the Mexican railroad Ferromex have announced new intermodal service between Chicago and Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. Trains carrying intermodal containers will interchange at El Paso, Texas to and from FXE, Mexico’s largest railroad, which will operate the trains between the border crossing and Silao five days a week.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Intermodal, BNSF
May 13, 2014 - Industry News
Transplace announced that Celtic International has expanded its cross-border and intra-Mexico intermodal capabilities.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Intermodal, Transplace
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
A new competitor to refrigerated trucking officially launched Monday with the start of TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service, running in both directions between Wilmington, Ill., and Selma, Calif.
Tags: Trailers, Refrigerated Truck, Railroads, Intermodal, Reefers
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Total intermodal freight volumes rose 2.6% above the previous year in the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America, despite extreme weather conditions depressing economic activity across much of the continent.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight, IANA
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
The total amount of general cargo at the port’s public marine terminals reached 9.6 million tons, matching last year’s record.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Port Trucking, Port of Baltimore
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
Evansville Western Railway, an affiliate of CSX, has started operations at a new intermodal terminal located in Winter Haven, Fla.
Tags: Florida, Intermodal, CSX
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
Shareholders of CSAV have approved a merger with one-time rival Hapag Lloyd, creating the world’s fourth largest container carrier.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.
Tags: Drivers, California, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Illinois-based company says the change formally recognizes the growing importance of trucking operations as an integral part of Hub Group's expanding portfolio of transportation service offerings.
Tags: Intermodal, Hub Group
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic increased 1.1% in February compared to the same time a year ago, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Association of American Railroads
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
The new owner of a service that provides refrigerated intermodal shipping is planning an expansion.
Tags: Intermodal, Reefers, Cold Train, BNSF
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators
February 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Intermodal Association of North American has submitted several recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration to increase its focus on the intermodal movement of freight, following the agency recently releasing a draft designating the nation’s Primary Freight Network.
Tags: Intermodal, U.S. DOT, FHWA, Freight, MAP-21, DOT
February 7, 2014 - Industry News
Building on the industry’s positive 2012 performance, total intermodal shipments improved 4.6% in 2013, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s fourth quarter and year-end Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics.
Tags: Intermodal, IANA, Freight
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
Third party logistics provider and freight brokerage operation C. H. Robinson Worldwide says it plans to change its focus following its release of fourth quarter earnings.
Tags: 3PL, Intermodal, Earnings, C.H. Robinson
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