Ports leveraging data, operating hours to combat delays
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.
Intermodal volumes on the rise
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.
Inland Manitoba Port Gets the Gas
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.
Intermodal Shipments Increase in Third Quarter
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).
Schneider Streamlines Cross-Border Intermodal Service
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.