Government, Business, Logistics

N.Y. Proposes Grant of Up to $21 Million for Inland Port

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — State transportation officials have agreed to provide up to $21 million to transform the DeWitt rail yard owned by CSX Corp. into an intermodal cargo facility to ship containers to and from ocean ports.

June 22, 2018

Intermodal Volumes See Solid Gains in First Quarter

Intermodal train in Montana Roy Luck/Flickr

Intermodal volumes rose 7.2% in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the best gain since the second quarter of 2014, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks to Perform at Grand Opening of Alabama Intermodal Facility

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Alabama native Taylor Hicks will perform at the grand opening celebration of the Birmingham Intermodal Facility downtown.

Erin Edgemon | Alabama Media Group
February 20, 2018

Intermodal Freight Volume Accelerates, Raises Capacity Concerns for 2018

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Intermodal freight volume grew a solid 5.8% in the fourth quarter and set a record of 9 million international intermodal loadings for the year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

February 5, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Long Beach Sets Record for Container Volume in a Year

Hyundai merchant marine vessel at Port of Long Beach A Hyunday merchant marine vessel returns to the Port of Long Beach (Port of Long Beach via YouTube)

The Port of Long Beach recovered from a rocky 2016 with a record-setting year in 2017, moving 7.5 million industry-standard twenty-foot-equivalent units, the port’s leader announced at the State of the Port address Jan. 24.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Business, Logistics

Strong 4Q Helps Norfolk Southern Finish Year With a Flourish

Norfolk Southern train hauling J.B. Hunt containers John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Norfolk Southern Corp. released on Jan. 24 results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2017, beating analyst expectations and growing its intermodal revenues by 14% in the quarter.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business

CSX Pulls Support for Baltimore Tunnel Renovation

Howard Street Tunnel A CSX Corp. train exits the Howard Street Tunnel. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Federal and state lawmakers from Maryland expressed frustration at a decision from CSX Corp. to withdraw its support to fund the renovation of the Howard Street Tunnel near the Port of Baltimore, dealing another blow to the long-awaited project that would allow double-stack trains.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017

Intermodal Resurgence Chugging Along in Third Quarter

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The bounce back in the intermodal sector continues as volume jumped 6.3% in the third quarter — the highest growth rate in more than three years, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

Ari Ashe and Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporters
November 2, 2017
Business, Logistics

AAPA’s New Chairman From Port Everglades Begins One-Year Term

Steve Cernak has officially begun his duties as the new chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities, replacing Mark McAndrews.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

West Memphis, Tenn., Beefing up Deepwater Port’s Rail Service

A $10.9 million upgrade of West Memphis port facilities is under way, increasing connectivity among river, road and rail traffic and offering potential for up to 3,000 new jobs.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
October 6, 2017