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February 2, 2012 - Industry News

2011 Record-Setting Year for Intermodal Container Volume

Intermodal container volume set a new record in 2011 with 12.4 million moves, beating former record-year 2007 by 3.7%, according to Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

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January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cool Cargoes Track at TPM Conference to Highlight Range of Refrigerated Transport Issues

The first ever Cool Cargoes track at the 2012 TPM conference March 5-6 in Long Beach, Calif., will focus on the growth and capacity issues of the global cold chain

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January 26, 2012 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Exceeds 100 Trucks On the Road

ASF Intermodal, Mobile, Ala., has exceeded 100 trucks on the road, which it calls a major milestone in the intermodal drayage industry

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January 19, 2012 - Industry News

IWLA Opposes Bill to Ban Independent Truckers from Ports

The International Warehouse Logistics Association joined other logistics industry associations in writing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging him to oppose a bill that would close the U.S. ports to independent truck owner-operators

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January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Extension of Double-Stack Heartland Corridor Reduces Transit Time

Norfolk Southern has opened an extension of the Heartland Corridor, a newly improved double-stack rail line between Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio

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January 16, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Flat in January, Expected to Resume in Spring

Now that the holiday shopping season is over, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be nearly flat in January compared to January 2011

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January 12, 2012 - Industry News

President of Tennessee Express Elected 2012 IANA Chairman

The Intermodal Association of North America's board of directors announced that Dave Manning, long-time IANA member and president of Tennessee Express Inc., was elected as the association's new chairman

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December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Exports up 5.8%, Asian Imports Almost Flat

The 3.7% gain in overall U.S. international ocean container volume follows an 11.8% year-over-year increase in 2010. Photo by Maersk Lines.

U.S. international containerized trade grew about 3.7% in 2011, a sharp slowdown from double-digit gains from the year before, according to preliminary figures from PIERS

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December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Drop

U.S. containerized exports dropped 3% year-over-year in October after a strong third quarter, an abrupt brake that included the first decline in motor vehicle exports in more than a year, reported The Journal of Commerce/PIERS

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December 16, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Taking Focused Approach to Training Intermodal Drivers

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., says it will unveil a "focused new approach" to training its Intermodal truck drivers in 2012 with the opening of a new Training Academy in Chicago

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December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Holiday Shipping Season to End on an Up Note

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports should be up 0.3% in December compared with the same month last year as retailers head to the finish line of the holiday shopping season

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December 12, 2011 - Industry News

'Occupy' Protesters Target Ports

There were protests and even some arrests Monday at West Coast ports as the anti-Wall Street movement hit tried to slow down container traffic

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December 8, 2011 - Industry News

TOFC still going strong

Don't expect trailer-on-flatcar to go away anytime soon, but expect it to increasingly be via 53-foot trailers

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December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Georgia DOT Awards Contract for Port of Savannah Connector

The Port of Savannah's long-anticipated Jimmy Deloach Parkway Connector, linking the Port directly to Interstate 95, got a big boost last week with the awarding of a $73 million contract for its construction

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November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Occupy Movement Targets West Coast Ports

The Occupy movement says it will sponsor demonstrations at several coastal port facilities, with the intention being to shut down all of the major gateways

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November 17, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Containerized Exports Climb for 8th Consecutive Quarter

Westbound trans-Pacific volumes represented 56% of total U.S. containerized exports.

Strong demand for agricultural products in Asia drove U.S. containerized exports up by 6.7% in the third quarter. Total U.S. containerized export volume is up 8.3% through the first nine months of 2011

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November 9, 2011 - Industry News

ABF Launches Global Expedited LCL/LTL

ABF has expanded its global offerings to include Ocean LTL, a single-contact, expedited less-than-container-load/less-than-truckload supply chain solution for customers who import from manufacturing centers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

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November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Expected to Decline in November

With most holiday season merchandise already on its way to store shelves, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports has started to decline for the fall

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November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Intermodal Volume Posts Year-over-Year Gains for Seventh-Straight Quarter

Domestic container volume posted its strongest growth of the year in Q3 2011, according to IANA'sIntermodal Market Trends & Statistics report released today

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November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Ports of L.A. and L. B. to Ban 2006 and Older Trucks, Discontinue Clean Truck Fee

Beginning January 1, 2012 trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older will be banned from both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach

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October 31, 2011 - Industry News

September U.S. Containerized Imports Fall 6% from August

U.S. containerized import volume fell 6 percent in September from the month before as retailers restrain inventories. Even a surge in auto parts shipments was not enough to offset growing retailer pessimism about consumer demand

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October 28, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Moving Forward on Appeal on LA Port Concessions

While the American Trucking Associations won a court victory striking down the controversial owner-operator ban portion of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program, the association has decided to move forward on an appeal to the Supreme Court on other provisions which an appeals court upheld

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October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic to be Up 2.6% in October

The Global Port Tracker report predicts October will be the busiest shipping month for 2011.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.6% in October over the same month last year and should reach its highest level of the year as retailers stock up for the holiday season

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October 18, 2011 - Industry News

CN Acquires More Energy-Efficient Intermodal Equipment

CN has purchased 200 efficient EcoTherm containers to increase customer efficiency and help reduce energy consumption in its temperature-sensitive intermodal markets

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October 11, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider National Develops Canada Direct Intermodal Service

Partnering with Canada's CN Rail, Schneider's new cross-border intermodal service offers truck-like service and transit times at competitive rates

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