Insights - November 2015 - (Page 18)

IN BRIEF Union Pacific will invest $90 million to expand its Port Laredo Intermodal Ramp in North Laredo, Texas. The first phase - construction of a new entrance with automatic gates - will allow the facility to operate around the clock. Europe-based TNT N.V. announced shareholders agreed to a $4.9 billion acquisition by FedEx Corp. The European Commission's competition authority is reviewing the acquisition. McLeod has announced a mobile application, based on its LoadMaster Enterprise system, that allows drivers to transmit images of trip documents with the device's camera, electronically capture signatures for proof of delivery, and view paid and pending settlements. J&R Tire of Fairburn, Georgia has joined Marangoni Tread North America and will offer Marangoni's signature Ringtread spliceless retread and its Unitread procure treads. APL launched the Eagle Express service, a weekly U.S.-flagged service that will connect markets in North Asia with the U.S. West Coast, and serve U.S. inland regions via rail. The first sailing of the new GSX service was expected to depart Yokohama on November 24, 2015. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced it is entering into a strategic alliance with Mallory Alexander International Logistics, LLC, designed to enhance its oceanforwarding offering. Under the new alliance, Mallory Alexander will perform all ocean freight forwarding back-office and operational services, and Old Dominion will serve as sales agent for Mallory Alexander. Logistics Park Kansas City will see its seventh industrial building developed by NorthPoint Development. The 548,333 square foot facility, Inland XV, joins the group's Inland XIV, which is 822,104 square feet. When the Inland XV facility is completed, it will bring the total industrial space NorthPoint has developed in the Logistics Park to 4.3 million square feet. Kansas City Southern announced it has launched a new and improved site at www. for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. CSX announced the completion of planning and permitting activities for the Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal in McKees Rocks and Stowe Township. Construction on the terminal has begun, with initial activity focused on building demolition and site clearing, and is expected to take approximately two years. In Southeast Washington, D.C., where CSX is replacing the Virginia Avenue Tunnel to allow for doublestacking, the company is investing in a new mobile-friendly online app, The Neighborhood Guide, to support local businesses. A Palmetto Railways proposal to build two connectors for a 100acre intermodal container transfer facility in North Charleston, South Carolina is under consideration by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A.P. Moller-Maersk Group announced it is using AT&T Internet of Things technology to connect its refrigerated containers. The 18 Intermodal Insights | November 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - November 2015

PTC Extended to December 2018
SMS Data Sufficient Says FMCSA
CII Recognizes IANA’s Casey
Official IANA 2016 Board Election Results
Driving Change for Intermodal Growth
State Legislative Update
FMCSA Metrics Dig Deeper
Freight Reports
Scenes from EXPO 2015
Sustainability News
Port News
People in the News
In Brief
2015 Sponsors
Welcome New Members
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - November 2015