Daily Transportation and Logistics News – Feb. 4, 2011

rail freight | intermodal freight | intermodal servicesDOT Issues Strong Intermodal Rail Endorsement

The Department of Transportation has sent a strong endorsement in favor of allowing rail and intermodal services to be able to regulate themselves. The STB proposal is attempting to give themselves regulatory power over all of this type of cargo.

Rails Seek Delay of STB Competition Hearing

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is being asked by the railroad industry to delay their May 3 hearing on the new proposals for tighter regulations.

TSA looks to bump up air cargo screening deadline

The previous deadline of 2013 for the air cargo screening deadline seems too far away for the Transportation Security Administration, who is hoping to move the deadline up to the end of the year.

Suez Canal Stays Open, Ports Congested

With the violence in Cairo escalating, many of the surrounding ports are becoming congested. This comes with the closing of Egypt’s ports, while the rest of the Suez Canal remains open.

Mica Announces Transportation Bill Field Hearings, Public Forums

John Mica, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, is staying true to his promises and has announced the locations for public forums to discuss the pending major surface transportation bill.

All systems stop in nation’s rail, truck hub

A large indicator of how bad the storm truly hit the US was the stoppage of all service through the Chicago terminals, the nation’s capital for the transportation of goods.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst