Air France-KLM adds euro zone crisis to risk list

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM posted a 212 million euro ($308 million) net loss last quarter as fuel bills rose and it took a knife to plans to offer more seats next winter amid mounting fears over the euro zone debt crisis.

Europe's largest airline by revenue said Read More »

Bangkok Flight Services awarded IATA ISAGO Certificate

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Air Cargo

Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), following the successful completion of its Corporate and Station audit in Bangkok, Thailand, has been awarded the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO). ISAGO is a standard Read More »

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Air Cargo

Purolator, Canada's leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly's 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable suppl Read More »

Crowley names Michel VP of Safety & Learning

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Suz Michel has assumed the role of vice president of safety and learning, a position that gives her oversight for both the Safety, Security, Quality & Environmental (SSQE) and People Development & Learning (PDL) group Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines sees loss in H1

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines Co Ltd said it would swing to a net loss for the first half of 2011 from a profit a year ago, with the international container market adversely affected by the debt crisis in Europe. Read More »

NOL’s Wu named Asia Pacific CIO of the year


AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

NOL Group, the Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, today announced that CIO Wu Choy Peng has been named Asia Pacific CIO of the year.

The award recognizes Ms Wu's leadership and role as an advocate of information technology. It Read More »

MOL enhances Asia-East Coast South America Service (CSW)

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced an upgrade to its Asia-East Coast South America Service (CSW). From July 2011 through 2012, MOL will launch a total of 10 new 5,600 TEU containerships which will replace our currently-operated vessels on the CSW. Read More »

Evergreen Line will launch KCS service

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In order to continuously provide an improved network to customers, Evergreen Line will launch a new Kaohsiung-Cebu feeder Service (KCS Service) - effective from late July.

Evergreen Line will deploy one 950-TEU ship with a rotation: Kaohsiung - Cebu - Read More »

CMA CGM sees 2011 profitable

AJOT | July 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

French privately held shipping company CMA CGM expects to stay in the black this year despite pressure on freight rates and is preparing to resume investing in new vessels, Lloyd's List said.

"I will not say we are doing very well because it is not li Read More »

Sugar delays to ease as Santos port modernizes

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Delays in sugar loading at Santos are expected to ease as Latin America's No. 1 port modernizes, port and shipping executives said.

Santos, Brazil's leading sugar port, has seen delays in sugar loading stretching to several weeks, before the peak of t Read More »

Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has three new officers

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Board approved a resolution officially ratifying the election of new officers July 21, 2011.

The Port Board elected Commissioner Pamela Calloway to serve as president of the board. Commissioner Gilda Gonzales was elected to serve as 1st vice Read More »

Rare heavy snow snarls South African transport

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

An unusually heavy snowfall that blanketed large parts of South Africa snarled transport, halting trains and leaving thousands of motorists stranded after highways closed.

The winter storm also brought high winds that played havoc with shipping and de Read More »

MSC transfers services to Port of Felixstowe berths 8&9

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

During on-going operational commissioning at the new Berths 8 & 9, the Port of Felixstowe recently welcomed Capt. Rafaelle Porzio – MSC Operations Manager, who arrived on board the MSC Kalina, which celebrated its maiden call at the new terminal.

Both Read More »

Panama’s economic activity rises 9.5% in May

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Panama's economic activity rose 9.5 percent in May compared to the same month a year earlier, the government said. Read More »

GPA posts double-digit increases for TEUs, Autos & Breakbulk in FY2011

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz has announced that the GPA handled more than 2.9 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers) at the Port of Savannah, more than 465,000 automobiles and machinery units at the Por Read More »

Ports operator DP World sees higher H1 profit

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DP World , the world's third-largest ports operator, expects a "significant improvement" in first-half profit after container volumes rose 11 percent, helped by growth in Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

The ports operator also expects full-year res Read More »

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch marks five years of operation and customer service improvements…

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch marks five years of operation and customer service improvements using SPARCS N4 Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, today announced Read More »

Kerry Logistics expands network in the UK acquiring two freight forwarding companies

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics, a leading global provider of freight and logistics services, has acquired two freight forwarding companies in the United Kingdom; Bergen Freight Forwarding Limited ("Bergen") based in Manchester in the North West of England and Regency Fo Read More »

IES, Ltd. helps importer take a big step from Shenzhen to store

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

The first containers are being off-loaded in the United States following a major rollout of IES technology in Shenzhen. This launch has resulted in a 63% increase in volume and 50% time savings versus the same period i Read More »

Purolator International announces opening of new Minneapolis/MSP branch as part of US/International

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Purolator International, the leading provider of U.S. - Canada logistics services and subsidiary of Canada's largest logistics provider, Purolator Inc., announces the opening of a new Minneapolis/MSP facility as part of its US/International expansion. The Read More »