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IN BRIEF Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the second of four new Jones Act product tankers as part of the company's vessel build program. The 50,000 dead-weight-ton, 330,000barrel-capacity Texas joins sister ship Ohio, christened by Crowley in November 2015. As part of its 2016 CDN$2.9 billion capital spending plan, Canadian National plans to invest in track infrastructure (CDN$1.5 billion), rolling stock (CDN$600 million) and implementation of positive train control technology on portions of its U.S. rail network. Love's Travel Stops has entered into an agreement to purchase Trillium CNG, a nationwide operator and developer of compressed natural gas fueling stations, adding 37 fueling stations to Love's 28 CNG locations. Maersk Line is preparing an awareness campaign to alert shippers to container weighing regulations that come into effect on Jul. 1. The International Maritime Organization's guidelines for implementing the Safety of Life at Sea, SOLAS, regulations state a verified gross mass must be provided by shippers to shipping lines before a container is loaded. C.R. England has announced an increase in the company's detention pay for drivers in the National and Regional Divisions, effective Feb. 4, 2016. Integration planning has started after the Aug. 11, 2015 unanimous board approval of a merger agreement between Konecranes and Terex Corporation. The merged entity is to be called Konecranes Terex Plc. Separately, Konecranes has extended its lifting equipment service presence in the digital-industrial data landscape with the repositioned TRUCONNECT Remote Service suite and improved functionality of the customer portal, which becomes available to customers in more countries. ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company, announced the latest addition to its suite of transportation solutions, PC*MILER|Rates. Developed with transportation management software provider 3GTMS, PC*MILER|Rates provides shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers with quick, accurate realtime rate calculations and options for multiple less-than-truckload and small package carriers, the company says. TRAC Intermodal and Gary Chilo, the founder of Blocking and Tackling LLC, have formed a joint venture to introduce the Intermodal Data Hub platform, a cloud-based Software as a Service, SaaS, which automates the chassis billing and reconciliation process between motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers. A new supplier partnership, including products from several brands, will allow trailer and truck components manufacturer SAFHolland to strengthen relationships with distributors in the Vipar Heavy Duty network. The Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship to dock at a North American port, officially entered service for the first time in Long Beach following an inauguration ceremony for the 18,000 TEU vessel hosted by French shipping line CMA CGM. The Association of American Railroads debuted the newest installment of its Freight Rail Works campaign, which explores how the freight rail network helps move 54 tons of freight for every American per year. Marine terminal operator King Ocean Services Limited Inc. has renewed a 20-year lease agreement with Broward County's Port Everglades, calling for a minimum 72,000 container lifts annually over an initial 10-year term. Vigillo, and its CSA platform and big data and data mining software products, has been chosen by PeopleNet to provide CSA data for its new safety analytics dashboard. Port Logistics Group announced it has opened its new corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, a relocation which joins it with the company's City of Industry, Calif. retail distribution campus. Terminal South Holland, IL P: 708-339-9700 F: 708-339-9750 Divisions Local, Regional, OTR Intermodal Drayage Serving the Chicago-land area to IL, IN, MI, WI, IA, OH, MO, KY, MN March 2016 | Intermodal Insights 15

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Insights - March 2016
Aviation Bill Backs Federal HOS
FMC Launches Supply Chain Innovation Team
ITC Looks into Chinese Truck Tires
New Board Member
Nominations Sought for Silver Kingpin Award
Roundtables Announced for O&M Meeting
UMD Students to Conduct Membership Survey
Keeping Quality Chassis on the Road
Information Services News
Freight Reports
Sustainability News
Port News
2016 Sponsors
In Brief
People in the News
State Legislative Update
Welcome New Members
Early Intermodalist Carmichael Dies
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - March 2016