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LaGrange named to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Advisory Council

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange was recently named to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Advisory Council on Trade and Transportation. Members are responsible for providing advice, insight, and industry intelligence to the Federal Res Read More »

Southern European ports expand operations with Kalmar

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports in southern Europe are responding to the growing flow of goods by increasing their handling capacity. The ports of Koper in Slovenia and Evyap in Turkey are expanding their container handling capacity with Kalmar rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes. Read More »

US opposes parts of Los Angeles, Long Beach port concession plans

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The US Department of Justice yesterday took the unusual step of filing an amicus brief in support of the American Trucking Associations' challenge to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's Concession Plans. The litigation before the US Court of Appeals Read More »

Jurong Port’s Penjuru terminal officially opens

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Brigadier-General (NS) Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport officially opened the Penjuru Terminal this morning. The terminal, operated and managed by Jurong Port, is the new landmark for Singapore’s lighterage and ship-chandling bu Read More »

ZPMC delivers gantry cranes to Dunkirk

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

On the 25th of October 2008, ZPMC (Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery), a Chinese company specializing in the construction of cranes and large steel structures, delivered two super post-Panamax gantry cranes to NFTI, the container terminal operator of the po Read More »

FedEx recognizes Schneider National for level of service

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced it has been named Carrier of the Year by FedEx Ground, a division of the world's largest express transportation company, FedEx. FedEx Ground specializes i Read More »

CN acquires state-of-the art track geometry inspection vehicle

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Intermodal

CN accepted delivery of a new track geometry vehicle for the electronic inspection of track curvature, alignment and cross-level of rail lines across its network. Read More »

WFS wins Royal Jordanian cargo contract

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Air Cargo

Royal Jordanian Airlines has awarded a contract for cargo handling at London Heathrow and the UK and Ireland's regional airports to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). Read More »

American Airlines Cargo announces US launch of e-freight

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced its participation in the US launch of an air cargo industry e-freight initiative that supports a move toward paperless documentation. The initiative is facilitated by the International Air Transport A Read More »

Etihad appoints new regional cargo manager

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways has appointed Robert Fordree as its new cargo services delivery manager for Europe and the Americas. Read More »

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 »

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