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Premium Article  Heavyweight to market new Qantas Freighter from DFW

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air cargo general sales agent Heavyweight Air Express has been appointed by Qantas Freight to undertake the sales and marketing of its cargo products in the greater Texas region. Included in this will be offering capacity on the recently announced Qantas Read More »

Premium Article  Vachon named President and CEO of Montreal Port Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

To date, Vice-President, Administration and Human Resources, she has also been Acting President and CEO since last March. Read More »

Premium Article  New inland water transport route opened between Berlin and Hamburg

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

On August 3, 2009, the first containers that were brought from Berlin to the Port of Hamburg via the new Elbe-Spree inland waterway were unloaded. The line operated by the Berlin Hafen- und Lagerhaus AG in cooperation with Konrad Zippel Spediteur GmbH fro Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Richmond, VA selects new terminal operator

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Richmond has selected Port Contractors, Incorporated (PCI) of New Castle, Delaware to serve as Terminal Operator. Upon completion of negotiations, PCI will begin terminal operations for the Port of Richmond on October 1, 2009. Read More »

China Shipping opens new Seattle terminal

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping announced the opening of their new Seattle Terminal (T30), operating in partnership with Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) and Matson. The new 70-acre, 50 ft-draft container terminal has two berths of 1,500 ft and 1,200 ft, and can hand Read More »

Port of Georgetown, SC nets 20-year contract

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Georgetown will soon welcome the first ship call as part of a new, 20-year contract that will bring business to the port while supporting local manufacturing and maritime jobs. Read More »

New services benefit NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping companies contribute to business performance The two new container shipping companies that began service to the Port of Wilmington in March, Independent Container Line and Maersk Line, plus steady volumes from Wilmington’s two weekly CK Read More »

ATA applauds bill providing financial incentives to reduce idling

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kay Granger (R-Texas) for their sponsorship of H.R. 3383, which provides tax credits for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highway vehicles. Read More »

ATA supports ban on text messaging to improve highway safety

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the safety objectives in new legislation that encourages states to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle. Introduced on July 29, by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), M Read More »

C.R. England optimizing processes with Manhattan Carrier(tm)

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

C.R. England, the largest refrigerated truckload carrier in the United States, is reducing empty miles and improving resource utilization with solutions within the Manhattan Carrier(tm) product suite from Manhattan Associates. The Driver&Load(r) solution Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo adds new routes in USA and Europe

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is offering new and attractive destinations in the USA and southern Europe. The Greek capital Athens has been added to the carrier's freighter schedules. An MD-11F commenced a once-weekly flight on Thursdays ex Frankfurt to Athens - from Read More »

Volga-Dnepr assists Russian Space Program

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines have assisted the Russian Space Program by delivering Meteor-M satellite to its launch pad in Baikonour. The satellite together with its launch equipment amounted to a total cargo weight of 50 tons. Read More »

Jones Act supporters salute Grill for leadership of MCTF

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Cabotage Task Force ('MCTF') thanked its retiring Chairman, Philip M. Grill, for his 14 years of leadership of the labor/management coalition that promotes the Jones Act and other US maritime cabotage laws in Washington. Grill, who retired as Vic Read More »

US-Asia shipping lines implement program to restore rates

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Member container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have moved to halt the steady erosion of rates in the US-Asia freight market in recent months, with a general rate increase (GRI) recommended to take effect September 1, 2 Read More »

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg-S’d launch service East Coast of S.A. - N. Europe

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg S'd announced the launch of a new direct service on the route between the East Coast of South America and North Europe. As of August 6th 2009, the lines provide a joint weekly service of two loops, replacing their respecti Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service R-22 refrigerant changeover

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is equipped for the complex changeovers that the Montreal Protocol will demand when it comes into law on December 31, 2009. Read More »

MV Beluga Formation transports world’s largest buoy to offshore destination in the Gulf of Mexico

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The dimensions of this buoy outrange many conventional vessels: a weight of 1,100 tons and a height of 27 meters making it the world's largest in its category. The loading of such a both large and highly sensitive object required absolute precision and de Read More »

New commissioner for Port of Oakland

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The newest member of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners, Ms. Gilda Gonzales, was sworn in recently. Ms. Gilda Gonzales will be serving the remaining term formerly held by Mark McClure (7/2009 - 7/2012). Commissioner Gonzales is currently the Chief Read More »

Panama Canal and Port Everglades 
unveil new economic alliance

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Port Everglades this week. ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Port Everglades Director Phillip C. Allen signed the MOU during a ceremony held in Panama, agreein Read More »

DHL rolls out pan-European in-bound supply chain solution for Jaguar Land Rover

AJOT | August 06, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Supply Chain has launched a pan-European, in-bound logistics solution for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), resulting in considerable cost reduction and more responsive logistics planning. This follows the successful implementation of the UK parts collection s Read More »

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