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Pennsylvania Transportation Partners says Turnpike proposal deserves open, transparent debate

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Pennsylvania Transportation Partners (PTP) -- the preferred bidders seeking to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike -- applauded legislators who stood up for good government by strongly blocking an effort by special interests to suppress public debate on Gov. Read More »

AAFA urges Congress to renew import ban against Burma

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | International Trade

Citing continued human rights abuses in Burma, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke called for swift Congressional action to renew an expiring import ban on that country. Read More »

World Economic Forum: Hong Kong leads world in enabling trade

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | International Trade

The inaugural issue of the Global Enabling Trade Report 2008 measures and analyzes factors enabling trade in 118 industrialized and emerging economies around the world. The report covers four areas: market access, border administration, transport and com Read More »

Double hull celebration for Safmarine

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The double hull naming of the 2,500 teu container vessels, the Safmarine Nakuru and Safmarine Nuba, represents a first in the history of multi-trade shipping line Safmarine and brings to seven the total number of owned containerships named b Read More »

Horizon Lines/Logistics launch Green Initiative

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, announced a wide-ranging corporate environmental initiative called Horizon Green. Environmental stewardship is a fundamental tenet at Horizon Lines, and the company has la Read More »

COSCO adds second weekly sailing to Prince Rupert

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

China Ocean Shipping (COSCO) is adding Prince Rupert to the shipping line's existing CEN service, doubling its weekly calls to the Fairview intermodal container terminal, beginning with the 5,400 TEU (20-foot equivalent units) COSCO Hong Kong on Saturday, Read More »

Matson to raise fuel surcharge

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

With fuel related costs reaching historical highs, Matson Navigation Company announced today that it is raising its fuel surcharge for its Hawaii service by 4.5 percentage points, from 33.75 to 38.25%, and its Guam/CNMI and Micronesia services by six perc Read More »

Intermarine revises fuel surcharges

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As the cost of fuel continues to escalate, Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announces that the carriers will increase the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and th Read More »

GAC Australia extends port coverage

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Gulf Agency Company (Australia) Pty. Ltd. has added a 14th port office to its national network, just six months after the company was established. The latest addition, in Darwin, further expands GAC’s coverage of strategic ports around the Australian coas Read More »

TTS successfully installs linkspan after mammoth move

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Designed to minimize vessel turnaround times and reduce fuel consumption, the submerged tank linkspan, measuring 40m long by 40m wide and weighing over 1,000 tonnes, was originally designed for Stena Line’s now disbanded HSS fast ferry services between Ha Read More »

Zepol Corp. improve trade data product

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Zepol Corporation has added functionality to its TradeIQ(TM) product that provides subscribers access to industry-leading features and functionality. TradeIQ(TM) now separates House and Master Bills of Lading and allows users to search House, Master, or b Read More »

UTU ratifies accord with freight railroads

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Intermodal

Members of the United Transportation Union (UTU) have approved a new national agreement with the nation's major freight railroads, joining eleven other unions that had previously reached final agreements on new contracts. UTU, which represents almost one Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to go twice daily to Hong Kong

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, is to increase its frequency between London Heathrow and Hong Kong from daily to twice a day. Read More »

Aeroflot Cargo has carried out 1st cargo flight by MD-11

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

Aeroflot Cargo has carried out the 1st cargo flight by MD-11 on the route Helsinki ' Moscow ' Helsinki. The 1st flight with payload was carried out earlier this month. MD-11 made a landing in Moscow in 18.39 Moscow time and came back to Helsinki in 19.34 Read More »

Maiden voyage of XIN MEI ZHOU in the Hamburg

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The giant containership XIN MEI ZHOU built at the Hudong Shipyards in China called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time recently. Read More »

Evergreen launches Adriatic Feeder Service (AFS)

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line launched a regional service to central Adriatic and Balkan ports in June. The Adriatic Feeder Service (AFS) will significantly improve the existing Intra-Mediterranean feeder network with a hub in Taranto, Italy. Read More »

Grand Alliance introduces environment-friendly service concept for EU1

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) announced the implementation of a ninth vessel (6,200 teus) to its Japan'North Europe service (EU1). The addition completes an environment-friendly program aimed at lowering emissions that has been implemented on the Grand Alliance Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces trans-Pacific presence with Japan / US West Coast service

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced that a cooperation agreement has been signed with The New World Alliance (MOL, APL, HMM) on a new weekly service linking Japan and the US West Coast. Operating with four vessels, with nominal capacity ranging from 2,800 to 3,500 teu, Read More »

CMA CGM expands coverage of Asia-Panama-US East Coast

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM existing SAX Service (Asia-Panama-US East Coast Service) has been redesigned to include calls in BALBOA, Panama Eastbound and Westbound as well as Jacksonville, Florida Eastbound. Read More »

Hong Kong total port cargo throughput up 14% in Q1 2008

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In the first quarter of 2008, Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput increased by 14% compared to a year earlier to 62.6 million tons, according to the latest statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administra Read More »

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