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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Importers Keeping Inventory Lean, Containerized Shipments Down 2%

U.S. containerized imports dropped 2% in April year over year to 1.27 million twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TRUs, as retailers responded to a slowing economy by keeping inventories lean

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May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Texas DOT Planning for Freight Boom From Panama Canal expansion

Saying the state is in a "unique position" to take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking steps to make sure the Lone Star State is well-positioned to capitalize on this economic opportunity

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May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Extends Relationship with BNSF Railway

The new agreement between Schneider and BNSF Railway stipulates that the railroad will continue to be a primary rail provider for the fleet.

BNSF Railway will continue to be one of Schneider National's primary rail providers under a new, multiyear agreement

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May 9, 2012 - Industry News

Pacer Announces Agreement with CSX

Pacer International entered into a new multi-year agreement with CSX Transportation, under which CSX will continue as Pacer's primary rail carrier in the Eastern U.S

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May 8, 2012 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Container Volume Surges 14.9% in First Quarter

Domestic container volume gained a "remarkable" 14.9% in the first quarter compared to a year ago, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

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April 23, 2012 - Industry News

NS, KCS Partner for US-Mexico Container Program

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer a 53-foot, rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico. (Photo courtesy of KCS)

Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway have partnered to offer TMX, a new 53-foot rail-controlled container program between the U.S. and Mexico

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April 18, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Jumped 9.6% in February

After 1.9% growth in January, U.S. containerized exports surged in February, rising 9.6% year-over-year and 4% from the previous month. The total February volume - measured in 20-foot equivalent container units - was 1,014,176 TEU

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April 13, 2012 - Industry News

Port Drivers for Toll Group Vote to Unionize

Teamsters organizers said Xiomara Perez, a union supporter, was unfairly fired for taking an emergency bathroom break. (Photo courtesy Clean and Safe Ports)

Toll Group in Southern California will now be one of the few U.S. harbor fleets with drivers that are unionized after a 46-15 vote last week to join the Teamsters union. The election was sanctioned by the National Labor Relations Board

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April 11, 2012 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach, OOCL Sign $4.6 Billion, 40-Year Lease Agreement

The Middle Harbor terminal will be complete in five to six years and will connect two old shipping terminals encompassing 294 acres into the new 330-acre terminal

The Port of Long Beach and shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line signed a $4.6 billion, 40-year lease agreement this week for OOCL to lease the port's new Middle Harbor, currently under construction

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