intermodal

Business, Logistics

Experts Paint Grim Picture for Intermodal Growth

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

HOUSTON — Intermodal businesses that have become accustomed to steady long-term growth are facing the prospect of tougher times ahead in the form of a likely recession and changing freight patterns, three industry experts said Sept. 19.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 19, 2016
Business, Logistics

US Ports, Private Firms to Spend $154.8 Billion on Projects Over the Next 5 Years, AAPA Says

U .S. ports and private com panies will spend an esti mated $154.8 billion on capital projects over the next five years, from dredging harbors and expanding terminals to building warehouses and buying automated container handling equipment, according to the American Association of Port Authorities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Business, Logistics

Takeaway: Focus on Ports

South Carolina Ports Authority

Just as highway bottlenecks can impede the transport of goods over the road, congestion in and around the nation’s seaports can disrupt the supply chains of companies that import and export goods.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Shipments Fall 6.1% in 2Q

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Intermodal freight shipments fell 6.1% in the second quarter from a year earlier, ending a string of 25 consecutive quarterly increases, hurt by fewer international and trailer shipments, the Intermodal Association of North America reported.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016
Business, Logistics

North American Intermodal Freight Declines for First Time Since 2009

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

Intermodal freight shipments fell 6.1% in the second quarter, ending 25 consecutive year-over-year increases, hurt by fewer international and trailer shipments, the Intermodal Association of North America reported.

August 3, 2016
Business, Logistics

Charlotte Getting Direct Intermodal Rail Service to Port of Wilmington

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CSX is launching a new intermodal rail service between the Port of Wilmington and the railroad’s terminal in Charlotte, North Carolina, boosting the city’s status as a transportation hub, company and state officials said July 19.

Rachel Stone | The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
July 20, 2016
Business, Logistics

Iowa Lands $25 Million Grant for Freight Hub

A grant worth more than $25 million has been awarded to construct a Cedar Rapids intermodal transportation facility officials say is to become a one-of-a-kind freight hub for the state.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
July 8, 2016
Business, Logistics

Construction Starts on $13.5 Million Indiana Intermodal Facility

State and local officials joined executives from Transpoint Intermodal to break ground June 28 on a new $13.5 million, 64-job cargo transfer facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Kevin Leininger | The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
June 29, 2016
Business, Logistics

TRAC Intermodal Reports 2015 Profit, Reverses Year-Earlier Loss

Chassis provider TRAC Intermodal reported 2015 net income of $26.7 million, reversing a year-earlier loss of $3 million as revenue improved 10%.

March 4, 2016
Business, Logistics

Boeing Patents Design for Intermodal Container Plane

Boeing has patented a design for an airplane that can pick up and carry containers in its belly, Popular Mechanics reported.

January 21, 2016

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