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Intermodal News

News from the intermodal freight transportation industry.


Port of South Louisiana and Dow Chemical ribbon cutting ceremony
Port of South Louisiana and Dow Chemical ribbon cutting ceremony

AJOT | May 05, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

After a little over a year from the start of construction, representatives from the Port of South Louisiana and Dow Chemical held a ribbon-cutting and official operations kick-off of the SoLaPort Railyard.

Bombardier to exit Alstom stake with $630 million share sale

Bloomberg | May 04, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

DAT: Spot rates are in a very different place compared to a year ago
DAT: Spot rates are in a very different place compared to a year ago

AJOT | May 04, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

It's been one year since the protests in Washington, DC, when distressed truckers descended on the Capitol to protest low freight rates. The average spot market van rate is now almost $1.00 higher per mile than it was back then. Van rates cooled last week, but reefer continues to heat up and flatbed is on fire. In what can only be described as an unprecedented flatbed rate rally, the national average rate continued climbing last week, moving up another 4 cents.

CN proposal continues to garner positive momentum

AJOT | May 04, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Engineered Transportation International, announces new President of Kalyn Siebert
Engineered Transportation International, announces new President of Kalyn Siebert

AJOT | May 04, 2021 | People | Appointments | Intermodal News | Road

Engineered Transportation International, has appointed Jacques Klopper as President of Kalyn Siebert, a premium heavy-haul trailer manufacturer. In his new role, Klopper will be responsible for all Kalyn Siebert business.

Ford-backed Argo sees new sensor as key for self-driving cars

Bloomberg | May 04, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

CN issues open letter to KCS community
CN issues open letter to KCS community

AJOT | May 03, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Reaffirms commitment to maintaining CN’s U.S. headquarters in Kansas City and ongoing investment in local communities

U-Freight says Suez crisis is boosting its China-Europe rail freight service
U-Freight says Suez crisis is boosting its China-Europe rail freight service

AJOT | May 03, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

With increasing volumes of cargo being experienced on its LCL and FCL rail freight services between China and Europe, the U-Freight Group says that the recent problems in the Suez Canal have made the transport of freight by rail from China into Europe look all the more attractive.

Trucking applauds Texas legislature for tackling lawsuit abuse

AJOT | May 03, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Driverless truck startup Plus plans Hennessy SPAC deal

Bloomberg | April 30, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | Shipping Technology

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Jeremy Martin to Service Center Manager in Little Rock, Arkansas
Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Jeremy Martin to Service Center Manager in Little Rock, Arkansas

AJOT | April 30, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced Jeremy Martin has been promoted to service center manager in Little Rock, Arkansas.

IANA: Intermodal continues comeback in first quarter
IANA: Intermodal continues comeback in first quarter

AJOT | April 30, 2021 | Intermodal News | By The Numbers

Total intermodal volumes rose 10.5 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Quarterly report. International containers gained 14.8 percent from 2020; domestic shipments, 4.4 percent; and trailers, 20.0 percent

Self-driving truck startup plus said to plan Hennessy SPAC deal

Bloomberg | April 30, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | Shipping Technology

Railroads back bipartisan grade crossing improvement legislation

AJOT | April 29, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Fleet Complete’s BigRoad officially submitted for Canadian ELD certification
Fleet Complete’s BigRoad officially submitted for Canadian ELD certification

AJOT | April 29, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

As the Canadian ELD Mandate rollout approaches on schedule for June 12, 2021, Fleet Complete's BigRoad is getting ready for third-party certification, having submitted its solution to FP Innovations.

 SEA Electric announces sales management team
SEA Electric announces sales management team

AJOT | April 29, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

EV Company’s strategy includes new national sales leadership team and alignment with President Biden’s infrastructure plan

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