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Farmer takes office as IANA chair

Katie Farmer, group vice president of consumer products at BNSF Railway, has taken office as the first woman to chair the Intermodal Association of North America’s board of directors.

Farmer succeeded Phil Shook, director of intermodal at C.H. Robinson, who remains on the board.

Trucker Kevin Lhotak, president of Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc., was named […]


Study findings beg question: Is the Marine Highway Program really necessary?

Container management Magazine examined the results of a study conducted in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and other transportation experts. Excerpts from their report follow:

The study finds that building coastal ships in foreign yards could save about 40% of the capital cost of the Ro-Ro ships and 60% for […]