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Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2007 - Port of Mobile developments dovetail with aerospace growth

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

The Port of Mobile is being positioned as a key economic development driver for the State of Alabama in its pursuit for a major contract to build refueling tankers for the military. Mobile is in a race to become home to the nation’s largest military contr Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2007 - Florida Gulf seaports eye Panama Canal expansion

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

When Panamanians voted last Fall to proceed with expansion of the Panama Canal, Florida’s Gulf ports began accelerating plans to accommodate anticipated increases in traffic, particularly, containerized cargo. By the time canal expansion is completed in 2 Read More »

PB selected for Charleston terminal construction management

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board approved an $8.5-million construction management contract for site preparation at the Port of Charleston's new container terminal on the former Navy Base. Read More »

Mid-Gulf ports move past recovery from 2005 storms

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Now that recovery from the 2005 hurricane season is just about complete, officials from ports around the central Gulf region are busy moving forward with facility enhancements and new agreements to handle burgeoning trade volumes while hoping they will be Read More »

Vancouver, USA considers lease agreement for waterfront development

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Vancouver USA Commission is considering a lease agreement that will help create the focal point of a new waterfront development being planned by the City of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC. Read More »

Hanjin inaugurates Port of Wilmington’s new container service to North China

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 950-foot Hanjin Wilmingtondocked at the North Carolina State Ports Authority's Port of Wilmington Saturday morning, making the first call of the new North China service at its namesake port. The 4,024-teu (20-foot equivalent container) vessel s Read More »

Massport commemorates five years of China trade

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Massachusetts Port Authority officials, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Governor Deval Patrick, Lt. Governor Tim Murray, and Capt. Wei Jiafu, President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company ('COSCO') commemorated the fifth anniversar Read More »

Logistec Stevedoring appoints new VP Sales & Mktg.

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Mr. Serge Dubreuil, President of Logistec Stevedoring, Inc., a subsidiary of Logistec Corporation, announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Vannelli as Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing. Read More »

NASSTRAC opposes more time for NCC and rate bureaus

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

NASSTRAC has filed replies with the STB opposing requests by the NCC and many regional rate bureaus seeking extensions of a year or more in their antitrust immunity. NASSTRAC supports the May 7, 2007 decision of the board terminating antitrust immunity fo Read More »

CH Powell expands through Tandem Global Logistics

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

CH Powell Company, a United States' based customs broker and transportation intermediary, in business since 1919, announced its participation in the new global freight transportation network ' Tandem Global Logistics. Read More »

Eurotunnel signs railway partnership agreement with the Port of Dunkirk

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Intermodal

Eurotunnel and the Port Autonome de Dunkerque (PAD) have signed a strategic partnership agreement with the intention of developing a coordinated approach to rail freight activities. Read More »

NITL opposes ports of L.A./L.B. truck plan

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Intermodal

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) told port officials in a letter that it strongly opposes a proposed new program by the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to place restrictions on trucks operating in and out of the ports. Read More »

US firms campaign to win S.Korea trade deal

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

US business groups, hoping to see a "gold standard" trade deal with South Korea in place this fall, are launching a campaign to overcome opposition in Congress to the deal's provision on autos. Read More »

China to cut some export rebates

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

China will remove or reduce tax rebates on nearly 3,000 export categories, including some metals products, textiles, shoes and other manufactured goods, to help reduce its trade surplus, the Finance Ministry said. Read More »

Canada April wholesale trade unexpectedly lower

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

A sharp drop in automotive sales pushed Canadian wholesale trade unexpectedly lower by 3.1% in April from March, wiping out strong gains made in the previous two months, Statistics Canada said. Read More »

China actively seeking WTO deal, wary of farm cuts

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

The head of the WTO rejected suggestions that China is not doing enough to help global free-trade talks but said Beijing is wary of agreeing to more farm tariff cuts so soon after joining the world trade body. Read More »

Etihad places $2.2 billon order for 12 new aircraft

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways has placed an order with Airbus worth US$2.2 billion at list prices for 12 new wide-body aircraft that includes four A340-600s, five A330 passenger aircraft and three A330 freighters. Read More »

Southwest Airlines Cargo enhances customer service

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Southwest Airlines Cargo announced it has purchased the AdvancedCargo Suite from Lufthansa Systems. This new system will help the airline optimize its air cargo booking, handling, and accounting processes, thus enhancing Customer Service. Shippers will Read More »

NYK Invests in Jett8 Airlines Cargo

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has invested US$5 million in Jett8 Airlines Cargo, a new international cargo airline based in Singapore, following a heads of agreement reached in February 2007. Read More »

MOL to launch India- USEC service

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Liner Shipping

MOL announced that beginning July 2007, the company will offer a new service that will directly connect India and the United States. Read More »

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