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Intermarine takes delivery of Industrial Eagle

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine has announced that the M/V Industrial Eagle, the first of eight new heavy lift ships entering the Intermarine services fleet over the next three years, was delivered in Portugal in Mid October. The ship was immediately subchartered to Intermar Read More »

Premium Article  World’s top 20 airports face heightened competition amidst economic slowdown

Karen Thuermer | October 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

The international airport sector is increasingly challenged, as high fuel prices and a global credit crunch give the airline industry a one-two punch, thereby causing many airlines to cutback underperforming routes and rethink growth plans. In fact, the I Read More »

Premium Article  Ports America focuses on expansion, preparing for future

Peter Buxbaum | October 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America is by now well known as a major terminal operator in North America. But its current incarnation came about only earlier this year, when AIG Highstar Capital, the investment fund which owns Ports America, Inc., MTC Holdings and Amports, Inc., Read More »

Premium Article  TERMINAL OPERATORS - Port of Prince Rupert, Canada: location, location, location

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

While the 500,000 teu terminal located on the North Coast of British Columbia has proven it can deliver a container to Chicago in two to three days less time than the Ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach - that speed is going to increase in the future. Read More »

Premium Article  TERMINAL OPERATORS - DP World’s expansion brings growth despite worldwide recession

Karen Thuermer | October 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

While leading indicators project a deteriorating global economy that will, no doubt, be felt heavily within the world ocean container trade, not all is bad news on the open seas. Read More »

Premium Article  TERMINAL OPERATORS - Canadian terminals maintain long-term goals

Leo Ryan | October 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Amidst the current global economic downturn and volatile financial markets, terminal operators on Canada’s East Coast and Great Lakes are striving to hold a steady course to maintain their competitiveness and to preserve their cargo markets. The trend, ho Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Participants voice concern at Lufthansa Cargo security conference in New York

Manik Mehta | October 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo’s security conference on September 30 in New York, which attracted a large turnout of shippers, forwarders and others involved in cargo transportation, provided a platform for the participants to voice their concerns at the projected enfor Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Fuel costs causing havoc for planned China service

Karen Thuermer | October 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

Amidst so much doom and gloom in the financial markets, lowering fuel prices seem to be giving a reprieve to airlines and their customers, although earlier steep prices caused some carriers to retract some business. Read More »

Long Beach preparing next generation for thousands of jobs

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In this period of economic downturn, the Port of Long Beach is a bright spot on the horizon. The Port is projecting growth that will double or triple in the next 15 years, generating more than $2 billion in expansion projects, and creating a significant n Read More »

Corpus Christi receives first major portion of Naval Station Ingleside

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Navy reverted 336 acres of Naval Station Ingleside (NSI) dredge placement property to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA). This is the first NSI property to be deeded back to the Port, starting a process that will ultimately revert the entire Read More »

APM Terminals aims for zero accidents 


AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals


APM Terminals marked the occasion of its second “Global Safety Day” on October 22nd by introducing a comprehensive worldwide safety culture program for all terminal personnel. The goal of the new program will be to instill a “culture of safety” and Read More »

In slow economic times, shippers demand

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In hard economic times, it is remarkable how management at companies of every size, type and description declare their businesses are "getting back to basics." Not only do they assert their people are concentrating on the nuts and bolts of running a busi Read More »

Economic turbulence can be improved through company-wide IT platform

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Lisa Tree, Marketing Manager for CargoWise' edi, a provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, says that while today's global freight forwarding business environment is in a state of volatility, there are practical ways Read More »

The Allen Group secures $20mln loan for Dallas Logistics Hub

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Intermodal

The Allen Group, developers of the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH), a 6,000-acre multi-modal logistics park in Dallas, Texas, announced they have secured a $20 million bridge loan for the recapitalization of 1,031 acres within the DLH. Read More »

New L.A.-to-Indian intermodal connection hot topic at Logistics Summit

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Intermodal

There has never been regular intermodal rail service from the thriving West Coast ports to Indiana' until now. A new partnership between the CSX and Union Pacific railroads has opened a route from Los Angeles to the CSX intermodal facility in Avon, Ind. C Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines expands operations to Mexico

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, has expanded international operations to Mexico. Read More »

TSA Asia-US trade analysis and 2009 outlook

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

US economic slowdown and credit crunch suggests flat growth through much of 2009; cargo demand and vessel capacity expected to remain closely aligned; container lines focus on full fuel, inland transport, cargo handling and equipment management cost recov Read More »

P&B Associates Partners with INTTRA in Latin America

AJOT | October 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, announced that it will partner with P&B Associates, a leading provider of software solutions for freight forwarding agents, to provide greater control and efficiency to supply chain dat Read More »

Intermarine revises BSC

AJOT | October 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announces that the carriers will revise the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean effective November 20, 2008. Read More »

High throughput level at Port of Rotterdam

AJOT | October 23, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Throughput in the port of Rotterdam increased by 6.1%, to 321 million tons, over the first nine months of the year. Most types of cargo showed a positive trend: agribulk (+26%), other liquid bulk (+16%), ores and scrap (+11%), coal (+9%), crude oil (+7%), Read More »

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