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Genesee & Wyoming to sell Mexico railway assets

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Intermodal

US railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR) said that it will cease its rail operations in southern Mexico - nearly 20 months after a hurricane swept away a third of its business. Read More »

RLBC Unions ratify agreements with the NCCC

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Intermodal

Six of the seven unions making up the Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition, which represents more than 85,000 rail workers, ratified their contracts with the National Carrier's Conference Committee (NCCC). Read More »

Bridges will build on Port of Virginia’s successes

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | International Trade

Jerry A. Bridges has a quarter-century of diverse transportation industry experience, a customer-focused businessman's approach and the demeanor of an affable pastor ' all of which should serve him well as he looks to build upon his predecessor's four dec Read More »

USTR, Congress settle on changes to trade deals

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush administration and US lawmakers have agreed on a blueprint to strengthen labor and environmental protections in four pending free trade deals, and trade officials now want to see a vote next month on a pact with Peru, they said. Read More »

Philippine electronics exports seen growing 10%

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | International Trade

Philippine electronics exports can still expand by a targeted 10% in 2007 despite a disappointing performance in April and a drop in imports of parts, an industry group said. Read More »

Japan, US experts begin beef safety talks

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | International Trade

Japanese and US experts met in Tokyo to start two days of technical discussions about the safety of beef from the United States, which has only resumed partial exports to Japan. Read More »

S.Korea allows beef imports from Tyson, Cargill

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | International Trade

South Korea will resume beef trade with six plants owned by Tyson Foods, Inc. and Cargill, Inc. after the United States verified that recent beef shipments made in error were not the companies' fault, the Agriculture Ministry said. Read More »

Etihad to fly non-stop to Singapore

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways will start non-stop flights in September three times-a-week from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Singapore. Read More »

DHL acquisition of stake in ASTAR Air Cargo

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced the acquisition of a 49% minority equity interest and a 24.9% voting interest in ASTAR Air Cargo of Miami, FL. DHL also extended its ACMI contract with the carrier through 2019. The financial terms of DHL's investment in ASTAR were not dis Read More »

APL adds US East Coast to Central American service

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Global container transportation leader APL heightens its commitment to trade between the United States and Central America beginning June 30, when it adds a new third vessel string with fixed weekly sailings to compliment its existing CAX and MCX Service. Read More »

CMA CGM Herodote christened in Southampton

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping company, is pleased to announce the christening of its new vessel, the CMA CGM Herodote, at Southampton City Cruise Terminal. Read More »

Schmidt accepts post in Shanghai

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine has announced that Michael Schmidt recently transferred to the company's new Shanghai office. Michael will have direct management responsibility for project development and pricing activities in the company's Far East, India and Arabian Gulf Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2007 - Diversity spells success for Ports America in Gulf

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

One word comes to mind when surveying Ports America’s operations at Gulf of Mexico ports: diversity. The company operates at eleven ports on the Gulf Coast, manages a variety of operations and handles diverse cargoes. Read More »

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 »

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