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Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Greater use of coastal shipping in US advocated

Leo Ryan | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

A think-tank based in Gloucester, Massachusetts has urged the United States to emulate Europe by making much wider use of “motorways of the sea.” Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Chiquita 11-year lease with the Port of Wilmington, DE

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Governor Ruth Ann Minner announced an 11-year, multi million dollar land lease between Chiquita Fresh North America (Chiquita) and the Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC). This new 27.6-acre lease will keep the Chiquita at the Port of Wilmington and in Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Fresh fruits & vegetables: A growth industry

Peter Buxbaum | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Worldwide trade in fresh fruits and vegetables has been a growth industry for a quite a number of years and is likely to remain so. Even a major economic downturn is not likely to dampen this market. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Warehouse options for food products cater to customer needs

Karen Thuermer | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Food products and perishables in particular, can be sensitive items to move around. With today’s high cost of fuel, getting these products to market is increasing challenging, especially from a cost point of view. Simply put, there’s only so much money a Read More »

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing ‘s 200th LHM 400 goes Down Under to Patrick Stevedoring

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In Autumn 2008 Liebherr-Werk Nenzing celebrates the benchmark of the 200th LHM 400 mobile harbor crane. Since its market introduction in 1996, the LHM 400 - characterised by a max. lifting capacity of 104 tons and a max. outreach of 48 meters – establishe Read More »

Georgia’s ports increase overall tonnage

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced the GPA handled more than 2.2 million tons of cargo for all terminals in August, a 4.4% increase, or an additional 94,765 tons of cargo compared with the same period last year. Read More »

APM Terminals appoints Mitchell as new CCO

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals announced the appointment of Richard Mitchell as Chief Commercial Officer effective January 1, 2009. Mitchell makes the move to APM Terminals from Maersk Line Ltd., where he held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for the UK and Read More »

The Allen Group gains approvals for development of Logistics Park Kansas City

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Allen Group, one of the nation's leading Inland Port development companies, received final approval from the Johnson County Board of Commissioners for a public infrastructure Plan of Finance supporting the new intermodal and logistics park development Read More »

TT Club appoints new Logistics Insurance Director

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Brian Sullivan comes to TT Club with over 30 years' experience in the insurance industry, having spent the last 18 with leading insurance brokers Marsh, where he was practice leader in European transportation, responsible for developing the firm's capabil Read More »

Panalpina partners with Envirotainer

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina has signed a global Master Lease Agreement with Envirotainer to provide temperature-controlled air cargo containers for its new cold chain management solutions for the healthcare industry. The two companies have worked together for more than six Read More »

Freight railroads commend congressional leadership on rail safety bill

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

The railroad industry would like to commend the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the work they did in crafting a comprehensive and far-reaching rail safety bill. Read More »

Transportation Secretary Peters, Gov. Perry praised as

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

The Reason Foundation is heralding US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Texas Gov. Rick Perry as "Innovators in Action" for their work in developing fresh solutions to cope with our growing infrastructure and traffic problems. In Innovators in Acti Read More »

Penske opens four new facilities

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

These one-story locations offer commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance. A wireless technology component allows Penske service technicians to integrate various vehicle diagnostic and repair softwa Read More »

India to sign ASEAN trade deal mid-Dec

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade

India will sign a free trade deal with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as expected in December after around four years of talks, an Indian minister said. Read More »

UK economy flat in Q2

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade

Britain's current account deficit doubled and the economy stood still in the second quarter of 2008, even before a worsening in what is being described as the worst financial crisis in a generation. Read More »

South Korea deficit soars to record

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade

South Korea's current account deficit soared to a record high in August on higher costs of imports, which together with a failed US bid to finalize a bailout capped the worst month for the won in 11 years. Read More »

Vitoria Airport reports 17.6% growth

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Air Cargo

Traffic at Vitoria Airport in Northern Spain has continued to grow steadily throughout 2008, despite the problems of the global air cargo industry. Throughput for the first six months of 2008 has recorded an increase of 17.61% over last year, which is par Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker get ‘e-freight’ off the ground

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG, together with its Global Partner DB Schenker recently despatched the first paperless airfreight shipment from the German market. Right on time, at 17.55 hrs. local time, the item of freight on board Lufthansa Passage's flight LH712 lef Read More »

Evergreen Line offers new service pattern in Asia-Australia trade

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has confirmed it will join the two Asia Australia Services, known as AAS and AAN, operated by four steamship lines -- APL, Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd and Hyundai Merchant Marine. Compared to Evergreen Line's existing TCA route, the new servic Read More »

Four newbuildings earmarked for Rickmers-Linie

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Four more 24,000dwt multi-purpose vessels have been ordered for the global services of Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo shipping company by Polaris Shipmanagement, a Rickmers Group company. The contract with the Chinese shipbuilder Guangzho Read More »

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