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Volvo Trucks opens battery plant in Belgium
Volvo Trucks opens battery plant in Belgium

AJOT | May 17, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.

C.H. Robinson announces Carrier of the Year award winners

AJOT | May 17, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | Logistics

Wabash announces new parts distribution network

AJOT | May 17, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad names Watson Bryant General Manager
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad names Watson Bryant General Manager

AJOT | May 17, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), has named Tomeka Watson Bryant as its General Manager effective June 1, 2022. With this promotion, Watson Bryant, who has received industry-wide recognition, becomes the first African American woman to lead a short line railroad in the United States.

Transportation services contributed 5.4% to US GDP in 2020; a decline from 5.9% in 2019
Transportation services contributed 5.4% to US GDP in 2020; a decline from 5.9% in 2019

AJOT | May 17, 2022 | Intermodal

Transportation contributed $1.2 trillion (5.4%) to the economy in 2020

Gates sells $940 million of CN Rail stock, trimming stake to 9%
Gates sells $940 million of CN Rail stock, trimming stake to 9%

Bloomberg | May 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Bill Gates sold about $940 million of Canadian National Railway Co. shares, trimming one of the largest holdings of the investment firm that controls his $117 billion personal fortune. 

Ryder surges on $4.4 billion takeover offer from HG Vora
Ryder surges on $4.4 billion takeover offer from HG Vora

Bloomberg | May 15, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

Ryder System Inc. shares jumped on Friday after HG Vora Capital Management LLC offered to buy the trucking company in a deal valued at about $4.4 billion.

Bolloré Logistics decarbonises its road solutions with its new biofuel truck
Bolloré Logistics decarbonises its road solutions with its new biofuel truck

AJOT | May 12, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

On 1 April 2022, Bolloré Logistics put into operation a new shuttle that uses B100 biofuel.

AFC Transport announces Dave Ables as new President

AJOT | May 12, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

MARS summer meeting to highlight ‘mutual success’

AJOT | May 12, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

UK retailers sue truckmakers over alleged price fixing

Bloomberg | May 12, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

Soaring fuel costs cast shadow for the US economy this summer
Soaring fuel costs cast shadow for the US economy this summer

Bloomberg | May 12, 2022 | Air Cargo | Airlines | Intermodal | Road

From neighborhood gas stations to America’s interstate highway system to the friendly skies, soaring fuel costs amid dwindling supplies look set to further squeeze consumers and businesses alike this summer.

Rail traffic for the week ending May 7, 2022

AJOT | May 11, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

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