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Maersk automates street turns with Avantida

January 15, 2019 by John Smith

Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping lines, is now offering street turn services on their platform in Canada and the U.S., and will leverage an established tool for the job. The triangulation of empty containers, or the interchange of […]

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Ports leveraging data, operating hours to combat delays

January 2, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Efforts to ease congestion at Canada’s ports are often anchored in physical changes. But another layer of recent upgrades — involving everything from shared data to extended gate hours – has also been introduced to keep intermodal containers rolling.

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Intermodal volumes on the rise

April 12, 2018 by John Smith

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Intermodal volumes and related rates are on the rise this year, buoyed by a strong U.S. economy, but a shortage of rail capacity is also pushing more of the freight onto trucks, FTR Transportation Intelligence reports.

“We’re still expecting healthy growth in rates, even in the back half of the year,” said senior transportation analyst Todd Tanausky, during a webinar on the topic.

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New transload site planned in Manitoba

May 10, 2017 by John Smith

LETELLIER, MB – Mid Canada Transload Services has announced plans to build a new inland port and rail siding at the Canada-U.S. border, about 1.5 kilometers south of Letellier, Manitoba.

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Intermodal makes gains in December: FTR

February 15, 2017 by John Smith

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Intermodal loads made some positive gains as 2016 came to a close, FTR’s December Intermodal Competitive Index shows.

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New Intermodal Service from U.S. to Canada Launched

January 5, 2016 by sehui

ATLANTA, GA — Infinity Transportation Logistics LLC (ITL) recently added to its service offerings, providing expedited temperature-controlled domestic intermodal service to Toronto and Miami, FL from Washington State and Oregon.

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Inland Manitoba Port Gets the Gas

December 3, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB – Development of Canada’s first and largest tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone has gotten a shot in the arm with the company Manitoba Hydro announcing a new project that will extend natural gas service and other utilities to CentrePort’s 20,000-acre footprint.

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Intermodal Shipments Increase in Third Quarter

November 5, 2015 by sehui

CALVERTON, MD — Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth in Canada and the U.S. of 3.4 percent was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

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Schneider Streamlines Cross-Border Intermodal Service

September 16, 2015 by sehui

GREEN BAY, WI – The freight transporter Schneider Intermodal said this week it has streamlined the process for shipping select commodities that originate in Canada or the U.S. and move into Mexico via rail that previously required additional handling at the U.S. border.

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Schneider Adds Montreal Intermodal Shipping Lane

September 10, 2015 by sehui

GREEN BAY, WI — One of North America’s largest freight transportation providers has added a new shipping lane, based on the old adage that the quickest way from one point to another is a straight line.

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International Freight Lifts N.A. Intermodal Growth

August 5, 2015 by sehui

CALVERTON, MD — Intermodal freight volume jumped 4.5 percent during the second quarter of the year in North America, with international shipments surpassing expectations, according to a new report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
It said despite some softening due to declining trailer volumes, domestic containers, which includes Canada and the U.S., buoyed the overall domestic market segment in the two countries with 3.5 percent growth.
“International volumes displayed one of the largest increases since IANA began keeping records in 2000,” said Joni Casey, president and CEO of IANA. “While much of the strong performance in second quarter was due to the recovery from the first quarter’s port congestion issues, strengthening imports also played a role in pushing international volumes higher. We are also optimistic that the domestic market will continue to show gains, as the over-the-road segment begins to tighten.” The seven highest-density trade corridors, accounting for 65.8 percent of total intermodal volume, rose 4 percent this quarter, just below the 4.5 percent industry average. Growth rates for each individual corridor varied widely.

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Intermodal Shipments Increase 2% in First Quarter

May 11, 2015 by sehui

CALVERTON, MD. — Total intermodal shipments in Canada and the U.S. rose 2% from the same time a year earlier, according to new a Intermodal Association of North America report, despite port congestion issues that impacted international container traffic.

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Port drivers ready to strike, union warns

December 23, 2014 by Allan Janssen

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Packed meeting on Sunday reveals drivers ‘disappointment’ in a pay system that costs them about $250 a week.

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Feds announce amended rules for Port Metro Vancouver

December 22, 2014 by Allan Janssen

VANCOUVER, BC – Port Authorities Operations Regulations will now require container trucking companies to have provincial licences to access Port Metro Vancouver.

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200 Peterbilt trucks to be converted to natural gas

December 18, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

ATLANTA, GA- Synergy Natural Resources, a firm that specializes in the supply and transportation of bulk aggregate materials, announced a deal with truck-maker Peterbilt to convert 200 trucks to liquefied natural gas.