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Horizon celebrates 50 years in Puerto Rico

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, celebrated 50 years of service in Puerto Rico at an event for customers, vendors, labor leaders, government officials and staff held at the company's San Juan marine termin Read More »

Four percent drop projected for 2008 retail containers

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to decline four percent in 2008 compared with 2007 because of the nation's slow economy, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Glob Read More »

UASC takes delivery of new ship M.V. Jazan

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), owned by six Arabian Gulf States (Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.) formally took delivery of its new ship at a specially organized delivery and naming ceremony held at Ulsan in Korea. The ceremo Read More »

Premium Article  Tentative agreement covers 25,000 workers at 29 West Coast ports

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

After a marathon bargaining session, leaders from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced in a joint statement a preliminary agreement on terms for a new six year contract covering more t Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2008 - Connell rice shipments are key Stockton breakbulk exports

Paul Scott Abbott | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Getting rice from the rich paddies of the Colusa region of Northern California to consumers in Asia and elsewhere is big business for a key division of The Connell Co. and for the Port of Stockton. Read More »

Premium Article  MARYLAND PORTS 2008 - What economic woes? Port of Baltimore sees banner year ahead

Karen Thuermer | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

News surrounding the US economy may be gloomy, but the atmosphere at the Port of Baltimore is upbeat. That’s because business is soaring. Last year the port experienced a record-breaking year with total cargo moved through the port at $41.9 billion, up $5 Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2008 - Moving cable to mountain top the ‘biggest triumph’ for . . .

Leo Quigley | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Organizers for the 2010 Winter Olympics, to be held in Vancouver, BC, and the ski resort of Whistler, are striving for the spectacular, and they seem to have found it with a gondola ride that will stretch from the top of Whistler Mountain to the top of ne Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2008 - Burgeoning breakbulk

Peter Buxbaum | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

“The breakbulk market worldwide, and in the United States specifically, has been very strong over the last couple of years. All indications point to the market continuing in the same strong mode.” Read More »

INTTRA provides availability of idle container management

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, today announces the availability of INTTRA Idle Container Management (ICM), an intuitive, on-demand shipment management solution that allows shippers and freight forwarders to manage ex Read More »

Fuel cost recovery a priority for Asia-US lines

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) say they plan to begin narrowing the gap between what they pay for inland fuel in their intermodal operations and what they collect against those costs through inland fuel surcharges. TSA i Read More »

Port of Baltimore signs multi-year contract with Evergreen

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley, joined by Department of Transportation Secretary John Porcari, Maryland Port Administration Executive Director James J. White and officials from Evergreen Marine Corporation, today announced that the Port of Baltimore signed a ne Read More »

NY/NJ Port undertakes strategic assessment of future port cargo volumes

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey continuing to exceed projections, the Port Authority has launched a study to explore what it must do to keep the port the leading East Coast destination for international shippers. Read More »

Savannah exports more than one million teus for FY2008

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced today the GPA handled more than 2.6 million teus in fiscal year 2008, a 14.9% increase, setting a record for containers handled at the Port of Savannah. The GPA’s total tonnage fo Read More »

Prince Rupert container traffic achieves new milestones

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The first six months of 2008 saw 42,555 teus (435,550 tons) move through the Fairview Container Terminal, an average of 7,093 teus (20-foot equivalent units) per month. Outbound containers accounted for nearly 50% of the throughput, of which 39% were full Read More »

New managing director for GAC Logistics UK

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Global shipping, logistics and marine services company GAC has appointed Stuart Bowie as the new head of its rapidly expanding logistics operations in the UK. Read More »

Dachser & Seacon Logistics establish joint venture

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In early July 2008, logistics service provider Dachser and Seacon Logistics, a seafreight carrier and contract logistics provider based in the Netherlands, formed a joint company within the framework of a joint venture: Dachser Netherlands Air & Sea Logis Read More »

Integrated supply structures: report prepares manufacturers for revenue and margin growth

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

According to John Henderson, CEO of Frank Lynn & Associates, a nationally recognized market strategy consulting firm, Integrated Supply and emerging hybrid supply chain structures continue to be a powerful force in the industrial marketplace. These sup Read More »

Canadian Pacific and CN implement new rail terminal efficiencies at Deltaport

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Intermodal

CN and Canadian Pacific (CP) announced an agreement allowing the Deltaport Division of a jointly owned rail subsidiary to manage rail switching operations for CN's and CP's intermodal trains at Deltaport, a marine container terminal located at Roberts Ban Read More »

ATA files suit to block Los Angeles/Long Beach ‘Concession Plans’

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA), with the support of its Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC), today filed suit in the US District Court in California challenging the port "Concession Plans" as approved by the Cities of Los Angeles and Lon Read More »

CN comments on proposed EJ&E railway transaction

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) issued on July 25, 2008, by the Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on the company's proposed acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Jolie Read More »

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