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Business groups warn Congress must act soon to avert ‘catastrophic’ rail strike

Bloomberg | November 30, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Business groups are signaling the alarm that President Joe Biden’s call for Congress to intervene in a US rail labor dispute could come too late to stop a potential shutdown of transportation arteries vital to the broader economy.

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Penske Truck Leasing and Daimler Truck commemorate delivery of Freightliner eCascadias

AJOT | November 30, 2022 | Energy | Alternative | Intermodal | Trucking

Penske Truck Leasing and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) commemorated the delivery of two battery electric production model Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks. The delivery of these heavy-duty electric vehicles is a significant milestone for both companies and marks the culmination of a period of co-creation, refinement and field-testing that kicked off nearly five years ago.

UK civil servants set first strike dates, while rail talks fail

Bloomberg | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

CN names Harris Chief Operating Officer

AJOT | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

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Transportation prices before Christmas: always on the rise?

AJOT | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

Perhaps there is no better industry bar a few than road freight transport which is a first-hand witness of the chaos that happens before the Holidays in December. What has been the rule for the past few years is that in Europe, road freight transport is very cyclical and peaks during the fourth quarter of the year, with a slump in the few following months. Then, much like all of the greenery in the wild, it begins to blossom once again throughout the warmest period of the year until we once again decorate our homes with various Christmas ornaments.

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Biden asks Congress to force rail deal over union objections

Bloomberg | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

President Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are moving to prevent a looming shutdown of the nation’s freight railroads with the House preparing to take up legislation this week to impose a settlement over the objections of some unions.

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Theyab bin Mohamed witnesses the signing of a strategic partnership between Etihad Rail and Borouge

AJOT | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

• Theyab bin Mohamed: This strategic partnership comes in line with Etihad Rail's efforts to provide logistics solutions to the country’s largest companies, to transport goods through the rail network at reduced costs and time • Sultan Al Jaber: the partnership underlines the partners’ commitment to the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative • Etihad Rail to transport 1.3 million tons of polyolefins annually via rail for Borouge • Partnership includes the development of a rail freight terminal in Al Ruways Industrial City, where Etihad Rail’s freight services will reduce the time required for transporting Borouge’s products to 4 hours, compared to 12 hours via other transport methods

Turvo and DAT partnership combines best-in-class TMS with the largest load board in the US

AJOT | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Shipping Technology

How to smooth the road to electric work trucks

AJOT | November 29, 2022 | Energy | Alternative | Intermodal | Trucking

Washed-out roads are next hurdle for Australia’s wheat farmers

Bloomberg | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | International Trade | Commodity

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SACP 3.0 next generation chassis pool one step closer to launch

AJOT | November 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

South Atlantic Multiport Chassis Pool Agreement goes into effect

Korea orders cement truckers back to work, citing economy risk

Bloomberg | November 28, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

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Deutsche Post DHL Group introduces sustainability-linked finance framework in line with its ambitious sustainability targets

AJOT | November 28, 2022 | Air Cargo | Freighters | Intermodal | Trucking

• With its new sustainability-linked finance framework, Deutsche Post DHL Group creates the preconditions for sustainable financing • In the future, reaching sustainability targets may change interest rates to be paid by the company • The framework is accessible with immediate effect and can be used for long-term future debt issuances

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Modility receives new funding for development of its CT booking platform

AJOT | November 28, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

The technical development of further innovations at Modility, the booking and brokerage platform for combined transport, is funded as of November 2022 by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) in the context of their 'Future Rail Freight Transport' program. The funding will be used to accelerate the development and integration of new features and thus attract new customer segments on the supply and demand side. The project will run until October 2024.

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South Korea may order striking truckers to return to work

Bloomberg | November 28, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

A South Korean official said the government is considering issuing an order to disband a strike by truck drivers that has blocked ports and industrial complexes, hampering supplies of key exports.

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The Uber-ization of US trucking is only speeding up

Bloomberg | November 28, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Shipping Technology

US trucking is entering a tumultuous period that will likely reshape the $875 billion industry.

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