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December 21, 2012 - Industry News

Millard Refrigerated Services Locating New Facility in S.C.

Millard Refrigerated Services announced plans to develop and operate a new cold storage distribution facility in Charleston County, S.C. "The facility will give us access to the world-class port in Charleston and provide an efficient hub for our customers along the East Coast and throughout the Southeast," said Lance Larsen, president and CEO of Millard Refrigerated Services.

Tags: Intermodal, South Carolina, Ports

December 20, 2012 - Industry News

Retailers, Intermodal Trucking Worry About Potential Port Strike

A coalition of more than 100 local, state and national trade associations sent a letter to President Obama yesterday urging action to prevent an East and Gulf Coast port strike next week over intermodal container handling

Tags: Intermodal, Ports

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

NRF Urges President Obama to Intervene in Port Negotiations

Container traffic at East and Gulf Coast ports like the Port of Savannah would be affected by a strike. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

The National Retail Federation sent a letter to President Obama to express the retail industry's growing concern about the possibility of a contract agreement not being reached between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

Tags: Intermodal, NRF, Ports, ILA, President Obama

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Imports to Increase 3.9% in December Despite Port Strike

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.9% in December despite a strike that closed the nation's largest port complex for the first few days of the month.

Tags: Intermodal, import cargo volume

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Reopen After Strike

Striking clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are back at work this morning, after they agreed to a new contract with terminal operators last night. The eight-day strike crippled the nation's busiest ports

Tags: Intermodal, Ports, California

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

Strike Slows Intermodal Traffic at LA-Area Ports

A strike by clerical workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has already diverted several container ships to other ports, and the National Retail Federation has asked President Obama to take action. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit has established pickets outside terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Imports to Increase 5.9% in November, Despite Sandy



Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 5.9% in November, despite the temporary closure of some ports by superstorm Sandy

Tags: Intermodal

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Acquires Central Cal Transportation

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Central Cal Transportatio

Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Intermodal, California

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Offers Intermodal Service from Birmingham to Northeast and Mexico

The Birmingham facility is part of Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor.

Norfolk Southern has opened its new Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility in McCalla, Ala

Tags: Intermodal

October 12, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Conditions Index Reflects Slowly Tightening Capacity

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for August fell to a reading of 6.8 reflecting a slowly tightening capacity environment for carriers and shippers.

Tags: Intermodal

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports to Increase 9.9% in October

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 9.9% in October as merchants wrap up the annual shipping cycle for holiday merchandis

Tags: Intermodal

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

RFID Tags to be Required at Port of New York/New Jersey

Trucks serving the Ports of New York and New Jersey will be required to use Radio Frequency Identification technology sometime next year

Tags: Intermodal

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

East Coast/Gulf Coast Port Strike Averted

A looming strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports has been averted for the time being

Tags: Intermodal

August 31, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Imports Up 9.7% in July

U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7 percent in July from a year earlier, to 1,562,235 twenty-foot-equivalent units, on strong growth in auto parts and furniture, according to PIERS.

U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7% in July from a year earlier, to 1.56 million twenty-foot-equivalent units, on strong growth in auto parts and furniture, according to import-export data traker PIERS

Tags: Intermodal

August 27, 2012 - Industry News

Labor and Management Asked to Resume Port Contract Talks

Union members protest the loss of handling military cargo at the Port of Charleston, S.C. A lack of a contract could drive shippers away from East and Gulf Coast ports, warn retailers.


The National Retail Federation urged labor and management to return to the table in negotiations for a new East Coast and Gulf Coast longshoremen's contract, saying retailers heading into the crucial holiday season will be forced to divert cargo elsewhere in a matter of days

Tags: Intermodal

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

South Carolina Ports Authority Teams Up with Norfolk Southern for Inland Port

The South Carolina Ports Authority is proceeding with plans to develop an inland port in Greer, S.C., to improve the efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston, the South Carolina Upstate region and neighboring states

Tags: Intermodal

August 13, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports Expected to Increase 6.3% in August

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.3% in August compared with the same month last year, and 2012 should show an increase of 4.8% over last year

Tags: Intermodal

August 7, 2012 - Industry News

International Intermodal Posts Best Quarter in a Year

International intermodal growth accelerated during the second quarter, posting its best quarterly result in a year and improving from Q1's 2.9% uptick, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

Tags: Intermodal

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Cold Train to Expand Refrigerated Container Fleet and Destinations

Cold Train is expanding its Washington-state-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 53-foot containers (all built by Hyundai), and will also be adding several new destinations this year

Tags: Intermodal

July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Five Major Port Projects to Be Expedited

As part of its "We Can't Wait" initiative, the Obama Administration announced that seven nationally and regionally significant infrastructure projects will be expedited to help modernize and expand five major U.S. ports

Tags: Intermodal

July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Chassis Shortage Hurting NY-NJ Container Terminals, Drivers

The Port of New York and New Jersey has been hit with a shortage of chassis for draying containers traveling to and from the terminals, reports the Journal of Commerce

Tags: Intermodal

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Seattle Arena Could be Job Killer for Seattle Port

The arena, which would be located south of downtown Seattle, would likely significantly increase traffic near the Port of Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Port of Seattle, Don Wilson)

Talk of building a new sports arena to house Seattle NBA and NHL franchises has business and labor groups worried about jobs at the Port of Seattle. The arena, which would be located south of downtown Seattle, would likely significantly increase traffic in the area

Tags: Intermodal

June 20, 2012 - Industry News

West Memphis Port to Benefit From $11 Million DOT Grant

West Memphis, Ark., has been awarded a $10.9 million grant to expand the West Memphis Intermodal project, which will increase the industrial and bulk shipping capabilities of the area,

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports Expected to Increase 4.8% in June

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8% in June compared with the same month last year, and year-over-year increases are expected to continue into the holiday season shipping cycle

Tags: Intermodal

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Transportation Services Becomes Calhoun Truck Lines

Calhoun Truck Lines is the new name of the Midwest-based intermodal trucking company formerly known as Universal Transportation Services

Tags: Intermodal

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