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Premium Article  Kress Joins Port of Tacoma as Senior Project Manager

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | Interviews

Tom Kress recently joined the Port of Tacoma as a Senior Project Manager, responsible for project management, contract administration, project design, construction inspection, surveying and materials testing for Port construction projects. Read More »

NYK Logistics acquires Bruni International

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. announced its acquisition of Bruni International, a customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and warehouse- and distribution-services company based in Laredo, Texas. Read More »

FedEx improves LTL services

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | Intermodal

FedEx Freight has improved its service in key US markets, and FedEx National LTL now provides long-haul shippers with improved on-time service reliability after re-engineering its network, FedEx Freight, an operating company of FedEx Corp. announced. Read More »

Yen falls as Bush plan lifts dollar

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | International Trade

The yen fell against the dollar and euro on Friday after rising Asian and European equities calmed markets, prompting investors to edge back into relatively risky carry trades. Read More »

FedEx launches International Economy in Asia Pacific

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | Air Cargo

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced the expansion of its customer portfolio of services with the launch of FedEx International Economy service in 10 Asia Pacific markets. Read More »

ZIM France opens an office in Le Havre

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

ZIM announced that as of January 2008, ZIM France S.A. Marseille offices are joined by a new office in Le Havre, France's fast growing and leading container hub port. Read More »

OOCL announces new Asia, Middle East service

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced a new service providing direct links to the Straits, Middle East and India. The service, to be launched on February 1, 2008, is named the 'Asia India Middle East Service 2' (AIM2). Read More »

EU and Ukraine agree terms for Ukrainian WTO accession

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The European Union and Ukraine have resolved the final outstanding issues in their discussions on Ukraine's accession to the WTO. At a meeting in London, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson and Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Hryhoriy Nemyrya sealed the f Read More »

TACA to hold line on surcharges through March 15th

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Based upon the latest monitoring of fuel prices, TACA's Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF), will be held unchanged for a further period of thirty days, through, at least, March 15th, 2008 at the following levels: Read More »

Korean Register to class three ultra-large containerships

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Korean Register (KR) is to class three new-build ultra-large containerships. The 10,100 teu vessels, ordered by Danaos Corporation, are to be built by Hyundai Sambo Heavy Industries and will be delivered in 2011. This is the first time that Danaos - a lea Read More »

MSG moves forward despite judge’s denial of preliminary injunction

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doing so "regretfully," Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini on January 14 denied a preliminary injunction requested by The Maritime Stakeholders Group (MSG) to block a land swap in which the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) wou Read More »

European Commission releases

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Intermodal

The European Commission has released a comprehensive compilation of existing studies on external costs in the transport sector. This handbook, jointly prepared by several transport research institutes, summarizes the state of the art as regards the valuat Read More »

InBev opts for Quintiq for European transport planning system

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Intermodal

Quintiq has been selected by InBev, a leading brewer, to manage the complex first line distribution all over Western Europe. The Quintiq planning system will have to combine Full Truck Load (FTL) and Less than Truck Load (LTL) between plants, ramps, sorti Read More »

CN’s track-maintenance employees ratify four-year collective agreement

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Intermodal

CN announced the ratification of a new four-year collective agreement by members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union at CN's Canadian operations. Read More »

UPS Freight workers in New England seeking to become Teamsters

AJOT | January 16, 2008 | Intermodal

A majority of workers at seven UPS Freight terminals throughout New England have signed authorization cards to become Teamsters, providing strong momentum in the nationwide campaign to give thousands of company employees a strong voice on the job, Teamste Read More »

Babcock & Brown takes stake in Forth Ports

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Forth Ports PLC notes the acquisition of a significant stake in the Company by Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Fund and affiliate companies. This acquisition demonstrates their recognition of Forth Ports as a unique company and as an attractive in Read More »

Hamburg S’d, Maersk continue ASAS/NGX, NYK Line withdraws

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hamburg S'd, Maersk Line and NYK Line have decided to terminate their joint service cooperation in the Asia to South Africa ' South America East Coast Service (ASAS/NGX) as from April 2008. Hamburg S'd and Maersk Line have agreed to continue the cooperati Read More »

Hapag Lloyd future with parent TUI open to speculation

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Merging standalone shipping group Hapag-Lloyd into TUI AG would not of itself prevent a break-up of the German tourism and shipping group, as sought by some investors, analysts said on Monday, (Jan. 14th) TUI Chief Executive Michael Frenzel, who is trying Read More »

Green cargo invests in new TRAXX locomotives for cross-border traffic

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Intermodal

The Swedish transport and logistics company Green Cargo is investing in new BOMBARDIER TRAXX F140 AC2 freight locomotives for operation along the cross-border route of Sweden ' Denmark ' Germany. Green Cargo's new electric locomotives from Bombardier are Read More »

Commission’s report to Congress calls for new national freight program

AJOT | January 15, 2008 | Intermodal

The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission released its report to Congress, Transportation for Tomorrow, addressing the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, the future of the motor fuel tax, growing congestion, and our natio Read More »

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