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Intermodal News

News from the intermodal freight transportation industry.


Some Western Canada rail cars halted again on fire threat
Some Western Canada rail cars halted again on fire threat

Bloomberg | July 15, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co. told its customers on Wednesday that it’s temporarily suspending operations in parts of British Columbia due to wildfires, the latest snarl to rail traffic in the region after recent track damage left thousands of cars idled.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index remains strongly positive in May

AJOT | July 15, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

May 2021 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose slightly from April
May 2021 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose slightly from April

AJOT | July 15, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.1% in May from April, rising for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). From May 2020 to May 2021 the index rose 8.1% compared to a decline of 8.9% from May 2019 to May 2020 and a rise of 2.3% from May 2018 to May 2019 (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

CMA CGM to offer new intermodal rail solutions in Zimbabwe from Maputo Ramp, Mozambique
CMA CGM to offer new intermodal rail solutions in Zimbabwe from Maputo Ramp, Mozambique

AJOT | July 15, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Intermodal News | Rail

In complement to CMA CGM’s current rail service Beira > Harare, they have announced a new product with a weekly departure from Maputo on Mozex service to Ramp Harare, Bulawayo and Gweru.

NYC region rail boosters urge faster trains, plead for funds

Bloomberg | July 14, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

DAT: Spot truckload rates, demand for trucks soften after July 4
DAT: Spot truckload rates, demand for trucks soften after July 4

AJOT | July 14, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

The weeks leading up to Independence Day typically mark an annual peak in spot truckload freight volume and rates following a rush to move goods ahead of the close of June and the July 4 holiday. While last year was an exception, 2021 is starting to follow a more typical pattern albeit at elevated levels: spot rates for van, refrigerated and flatbed freight are on average 70 cents per mile higher than at this time in 2020 and nearly 76 cents higher than the five-year post-July 4 average.

Prime Inc. prepares for 3G sunsetting
Prime Inc. prepares for 3G sunsetting

AJOT | July 14, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | Shipping Technology

Ensures the reliability and efficiency of their communications along the cold chain and protection from network obsolescence

Rail traffic for the week ending July 10, 2021

AJOT | July 14, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Tedder joins Trova Commercial Vehicles advisory board
Tedder joins Trova Commercial Vehicles advisory board

AJOT | July 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Electric vehicle startup Trova Commercial Vehicles (TrovaCV) has added truck industry veteran Russ Tedder to its Advisory Board.

Roberts Trucking and affiliate companies announce name change to Wavepoint 3PL

AJOT | July 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | Logistics

Didi backer Temasek optimistic on China amid tech crackdown

Bloomberg | July 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Second train derails on South Africa’s coal-export line

Bloomberg | July 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

There’s a good reason Biden singled out railroads for criticism
There’s a good reason Biden singled out railroads for criticism

Bloomberg | July 12, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

The industry’s own regulator warns that consolidation has “created the potential for monopolistic pricing.”

Preventing driver fatigue and distractions
Preventing driver fatigue and distractions

AJOT | July 12, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Roads are essential to the world economy, linking people and products through a variety of transport. The freight and haulage sector is at the heart of this, with commercial road going vehicles, such as trucks, making up a large proportion of the way goods are moved across countries and between borders. Last year alone, more than 10.8 billion tons of freight were transported across the US.

CBP agriculture specialists in Pharr intercept rare pest, a first in the Nation discovery
CBP agriculture specialists in Pharr intercept rare pest, a first in the Nation discovery

AJOT | July 12, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

In Pharr, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge discovered a rare pest, a first in nation discovery, in a shipment of coconuts.

US freight slows in June; rates do not
US freight slows in June; rates do not

AJOT | July 12, 2021 | Intermodal News

As Federal stimulus fades and supply constraints continue, U.S. shipment volumes declined by 4.2% compared to May, on a seasonally adjusted basis. That said, 2021 volumes pulled ahead of 2019 levels in May, and showed a positive comparison again in June.

Continental tests tire prototypes for e-trucks at the Contidrom

AJOT | July 12, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

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