Shipper-carrier panel takes on tough issues in US.-Asia trade

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA), a research and discussion forum of major container shipping lines in the U.S.-Asia trade lane, has formed a 16-member advisory board to solicit input from a broad cross-section of freight shipper Read More »

LaGoy to lead Sea Star Line commercial team

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line, LLC. has announced that Ned LaGoy has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial, and will assume leadership of the Sea Star's marketing, sales, customer service and yield management. Read More »

Container market to recover on intra-Asia trade

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Asian container exports to the West will take up to five years to recover after last year's market plunge, but a boom in traffic between China and Southeast Asia will help offset losses, the head of Pacific International Lines (PIL) said. Read More »

Premium Article  The compelling case for the US Marine Highway

Stas Margaronis | September 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Building a “marine highway” could save money, add jobs, help build the economy and cut air emissions but does the US have the political will to overcome historical obstacles?

As Congress struggles to find the $450 billion to pay for th Read More »

Premium Article  Despite booming intermodal growth, APL Logistics’s Howland cites challenges facing the industry…

Karen Thuermer | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

This year has been a good year for intermodal volumes. In fact, according to the Intermodal Association of North American (IANA), volumes continued to accelerate through 2010, posting an overall 17.2 percent year-over-year increase during Second Quarter ( Read More »

Premium Article  Heartland Corridor also draws attention of Canadian East Coast ports

Leo Ryan | September 26, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

In what some industry stakeholders have described as a “game-changer” in North American intermodal transportation, the significant upgrade to the rail route of Norfolk Southern (NS) between the busy Virginia ports and the big Midwest hubs of Columbus, O Read More »

Premium Article  IANA study highlights whopping growth for intermodal transport

Karen Thuermer | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

If upward trends for transportation modes are any indication of an improving economy, it’s possible we are past the doldrums and moving towards better days. In fact, the Intermodal Association of North American (IANA) refers to the intermodal sector as “ Read More »

Premium Article  It’s not all good news in the intermodal numbers

Peter Buxbaum | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Early holiday shipping accounts for strength and will flatten out, says industry expert
Reports on increases in intermodal traffic have been proliferating lately. The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) recently released statistic Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Long Beach’s $3 billion modernization

Stas Margaronis | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach is embarking on three projects with a price tag of $3 billion to accommodate the new generation of container vessels with a 10,000 to 12,000 teu capacity as well as improve cargo-moving efficiencies and reduce air pollution. Abo Read More »

Premium Article  Fighting Against Excess: How a good 3PL relationship can trim costs for higher profit margins…

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

How a good 3PL relationship can trim costs for higher profit margins and a better performing supply chain
Most businesses are faced with the challenge of eliminating excess in their supply chain operations. Internet-driven, customer-centric Read More »

American Honda recognizes Atlantic Container Line with Premier Partner Award

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Atlantic Container Line, a Grimaldi Group company, was recognized as a top supplier by American Honda Motor Co. President & CEO Tetsuo Iwamura presented the company's Premier Partner Award to ACL for excellence in International Transportation between Nor Read More »

Combined WWPC power for complex sugar plant movement from India to Sudan

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sudan Project forwarding specialists, Darka for Trading and Services, WWPC Member for Sudan, has met with success transporting 4100 cbm of heavy cargo over 1100 kilometers from Port Sudan to the White Nile Sugar Project in Abu Hibera(Central Sudan) Read More »

Brazilian President on hand for turnover of reconstructed flood damaged berth at Port of Itajai

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (known as Lula) visited the Port of Itajai in Brazil’s Santa Catarina State, September 13th, for the official handover of the reconstructed Berth 2 to the Itajai Port Authority. APM Terminals Itajai S/A which Read More »

Ceres Terminals appoints LaForgia

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ceres Terminals Incorporated announced the appointment of Anthony LaForgia as Vice President of Ceres Atlantic Terminals, Inc., operating in New York and New Jersey, effective October 1, 2010.

Mr. LaForgia replaces Gary Lesnevich who is retir Read More »

Port of Baltimore cargo business recovering from difficult 2009

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced that some of the key commodities of the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals are rebounding from one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history. Comparing Fiscal Year 2010 (July 2009- June 2010) with Fiscal Y Read More »

Cordero nominated to FMC Presidential appointment

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

President Barack Obama has announced that he will be nominating Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero to fill a vacancy on the Federal Maritime Commission. Read More »

Commissioner South Korea Trade Delegation Walter, Governor Schwarzenegger seek to expand trade

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Dr. Mike Walter joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other California leaders this week on a trade mission to South Korea, lending support to efforts to expand commerce with the Port’s second-largest trading partner. Read More »

SC Ports invests $17 million in new terminal operating system

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is investing $17.3 million in a new terminal operating system, enhancing cargo visibility and customer service. Read More »

Port Everglades signs sister city seaport agreement with Port of Rio de Janeiro

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades gained its first International Sister Seaport from South America when Port Everglades Director Phil Allen signed an agreement with Jorge Luiz de Mello, President-Director of Docas do Rio (Rio de Janeiro Port Authority). Brazil ranks as the Read More »

Charleston enhances breakbulk handling

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Charleston’s breakbulk-handling capabilities just got a big lift.
The barge-mounted Charleston Giant heavy-lift crane, already the largest floating crane in the Southeast, has increased its certified load capacity from 450 short tons (9 Read More »