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Intermodal Freight Industry Ponders Investment in Resilience

Intermodal panel From left: Bailey, Strongosky, Acors and Burton discuss intermodal's COVID challenges. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal freight industry is debating how much it should invest in infrastructure and other expenditures to build resiliency in the face of disruptive shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

IANA 2021: Massive Imbalances Plague Intermodal Industry

Intermodal panel at 2021 IANA Expo Intermodal panelists at IANA Expo were (from left) John Larkin, Clarendon Capital (moderator); Evan Armstrong, Armstrong & Associates; Tim Denoyer, ACT Research; and Larry Gross, Gross Transportation Consulting. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Global trade patterns distorted by the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown the intermodal shipping industry out of whack, creating massive imbalances in shipping containers, intermodal chassis and drayage drivers.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Logistics, TCA

Intermodal Port in Arkansas Moves Forward

Map of Fort Smith and Van Buren, Ark. The port will be located on the Van Buren side of the Arkansas River next to Highway 59. (Google Maps)

The new intermodal port in Arkansas between Van Buren and Fort Smith continues to move forward with hopes of breaking ground in two years. The Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority met on July 7 to learn about updates to the project.

Ty Thompson | Press Argus-Courier, Fort Smith, Ark.
July 12, 2021
Business, Logistics

Infinity Transportation Logistics Is Now Infinity Intermodal

Infinity Transportation Logistics has changed its name to Infinity Intermodal, the company announced Feb. 19.

February 20, 2020
Business, Logistics

Mark-It Express Logistics Acquires Spirit Trucking

Mark-It Express Logistics Chicago-based Mark-It Express was founded in 2009 and offers intermodal trucking and freight brokerage services. (Dennis Jourdan Photography)

Mark-It Express Logistics is expanding operations with the acquisition of the operating assets of Spirit Trucking Co., the company announced Jan. 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Alliant Reconfigures $46.5 Million Freight Hub Project in Iowa

Iowa flag Iowa's state flag flies in front of wind turbines on Alliant Energy Corp. property in Iowa Falls. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Shifting market needs and ballooning costs led Alliant Energy Transportation to revamp a multimillion-dollar intermodal project on nearly 75 acres it owns, northwest of Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.

Thomas Friestad | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
January 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

New Intermodal Facility Planned Near Portland

Portland Containers at the Port of Portland. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

PORTLAND — In about the same amount of time it takes for an office coffee break — 25 to 30 minutes, give or take — a semi-truck pulls into Northwest Container Services.

Alex Paul | Albany (Ore.) Democrat-Herald
November 19, 2019
Business, Logistics

IANA Honors BNSF’s Steve Branscum, CCM’s Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson and Kevin Lhotak Wilson (left) accepts the Silver Kingpin award from Lhotak. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Steve Branscum, retired group vice president for BNSF Railway, and Mike Wilson, CEO of Consolidated Chassis Management, have received Silver Kingpin Awards from the Intermodal Association of North America during Intermodal Expo 2019 on Sept. 16.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Stakeholders Outline Arkansas Intermodal Project

Arkansas River Arkansas River by iStock

Barges carrying shipping containers on the Arkansas River from as far as Asia and Europe is the goal of a company associated with an intermodal port that the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority is attempting to develop near Van Buren, Ark.

Thomas Saccente | Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.)
July 15, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Once Touted as an Economic Boon, W.Va. Intermodal Facility Faces Auction Block

Heartland Intermodal Gateway The first container arrives on site at the Heartland Intermodal Gateway, which opened in late December 2015. (West Virginia Public Port Authority)

Once touted as a key economic development tool for southwestern and central West Virginia, the $32 million Heartland Intermodal Gateway is likely to shut down this fall, and go on the auction block within a year, Transportation Secretary Byrd White said July 2.

Phil Kabler | The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
July 3, 2019