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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #390 on: November 27, 2018, 12:50:32 PM »
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Private equity firm Fortress (FIG) will own 52% of BOX(SeaCube) post-IPO. Fortress is the selling shareholder here. Note that Fortress attempted to bring their container properties public in early 2008 under the name SeaCastle. The market cap at the time was to be over $2 billion. Thankfully, it got shelved as that market cap would have been under hefty pressure from the get go. SeaCastle would have had over $3 billion in debt on IPO, brought on by leveraging containers as well as via the leveraged buyout nature of Fortress acquisitions. Post-IPO, BOX will have $700 million in net debt.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #390 on: November 27, 2018, 12:50:32 PM »

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #391 on: November 29, 2018, 04:55:10 AM »
That Volvo is one of the newest additions to Musket's fleet. Looks like it only runs between Toronto and Montreal as I don't see it on local roads.

Here is one of their new Volvos.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #392 on: December 03, 2018, 05:06:41 AM »
More November 2018 updates.....

Ontario Transway


Carterm on a very cold raw morning. This driver has a faithful co-driver keeping watch.


Carmel with a Dong Fang container


IWD parked outside McDonalds. Driver came back to the truck with his lunch.


Virdi with a daycab


Rexway with a 20 footer.


Highland - these guys used to be much busier when CP Ships were in business. Then CP Rail lost the Orient Overseas business to CN. Now they seem to be just another container hauler.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #393 on: February 04, 2019, 01:19:56 PM »
So, I haven't been looking for can haulers recently - taking a break and looking for more variety.
But, this morning I saw two from a new (to me at least) fleet ATM Freight Management.
(where's Zeprome...do you know this carrier?)
Also, this Freightliner from EGGR from the Montreal area.


I've seen and posted them before but here is their website.
http://www.eggr.ca/en/

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #394 on: February 10, 2019, 10:46:21 PM »
Nope. But by personal observation, I've seen ATM do mostly container reefer drayage.

Some updates. I haven't been taking much photos.

Best Choice pulling a B-train of K-Line cans which are now merged with ONE.



An old Mack still hauling cans for Western Canada Express.



A very sharp Pete for Carterm Intermodal Logistics (CIL)



A rather sharp Western Star for MTMX



A late evening shot of this super sharp Pete for Passport Trucking.



This Freightliner for IBL is still rolling. A close family-friend of mine knows this driver. Great to still see him and his truck serving the GTA.



Another sharp Freightliner for Rowcliffe. Never seen this truck but nonetheless, it's refreshing to see these splendid giants.



Just a collection of these new galvanized container chassis I have found at a local tire depot. A lot of local carriers are obtaining these CIMC container chassis. One thing that irks me are the rear side lights because it seems to be difficult for the driver to see the rear of the chassis. This is because the lights are designed at a 45 degree angle away from the driver's view. Never haul these chassis before but that's my first impression.



















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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #395 on: February 10, 2019, 10:55:42 PM »
Interesting new chassis, wonder how they will stand up!

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #396 on: February 17, 2019, 07:45:00 PM »
Here is a Musket "almost LCV" with a 40 and a 20 nearby their terminal.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #397 on: February 17, 2019, 10:31:15 PM »
Another awesome catch!  8)

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #398 on: February 23, 2019, 11:20:21 AM »
Guys, do you still see CDI in the GTA 's intermodal scene ? ? It's been awhile since I've seen one around here
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« Reply #399 on: February 23, 2019, 03:19:25 PM »
Guys, do you still see CDI in the GTA 's intermodal scene ? ? It's been awhile since I've seen one around here

CDI?
Can't think that I have.
Canada Drayage is part of Fastfrate now.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #400 on: February 23, 2019, 03:41:30 PM »
Yes, CDI still roams the streets of GTA.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #401 on: February 24, 2019, 06:15:42 PM »
Guys, do you still see CDI in the GTA 's intermodal scene ? ? It's been awhile since I've seen one around here

CDI?
Can't think that I have.
Canada Drayage is part of Fastfrate now.
It's been awhile now. CDI was already part of the FastFrate group where my dad finished his driving career. And he had to stop for medical reason in 2011...
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #402 on: February 25, 2019, 09:15:38 AM »
That reefer-dry combo is really cool. Maybe the first one I've seen in North America

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #403 on: February 26, 2019, 05:56:16 AM »
That reefer-dry combo is really cool. Maybe the first one I've seen in North America
It's probably a more interesting picture that reality - they are likely empties being returned to CN.
It does make for a cool picture though.

Riger with a Maersk can going up the street.


Adams Cargo stopping for a coffee


The lettering on the chassis




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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #404 on: February 26, 2019, 08:21:35 PM »
From what I have witnessed, assuming that if these are empties, they are transported to Montreal to board a vessel. Maersk and MSC, which are two primary SSLs that Musket services, majority of the boxes are transported by CN lines. Since CN runs on reservation systems, loads have more priorities over empty boxes. It’s also simply more efficient to transport empty or light-weight loaded containers by trucks and leave the heavy lifting for trains. There’s also drayage for really right scheduled loads, for instance those that miss the cut-offs at terminals or have bookings booked with requiring outside carriers to transport. Then, there’s New Jersey/New York port where I’ve heard there’s no established rail corridors (except for Buffalo which is what’s Seaport does) which requires transport by trucks.

It’s also interesting to note how various carriers designate their chassis equipments. Like, 20-40-45-03 indicates the length a chassis can extend while the “03” indicates it’s the third chassis in their line up. I wondered how dispatches and truckers would coordinate especially if they used lease chassis such as flexi-van or trac-lease because each chassis designation is presumably difficult to identify without asking the driver “do you have a 40’ with 3  axle chassis”? Based on adam’s cargo chassis number, I assume 2410 means it can extend 20 to 40 and is the 10th chassis with the similar specification. Under this system, communicating with dispatch is relatively easy because they know what chassis it is without further inquiries, which can painstaking given some language barriers.
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