Crowley’s first $1 million tug engine replacement part of Port of L.A. clean air quality initiative

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The air is a little cleaner at the Port of Los Angeles these days. Just this month, the new and improved Crowley harbor class tug Leader re-entered the ship assist and escort fleet of vessels following an extensive repowering of the vessel's main engines Read More »

Port of Wilmington, NC sets container move record

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A record of 46.3 crane moves per hour set on the Independent Accord at the Port of Wilmington on October 22 lasted less than a week, when a new record of 46.8 crane moves was set on the Independent Concept on October 29. The Wilmington container team incl Read More »

Massport receives top comprehensive environmental management award from AAPA

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that new regulations designed to make its construction projects more environmentally sustainable were honored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) at its 98th Annual Convention in Gal Read More »

Massport’s Port Director takes helm of AAPA for second tour

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Port Director Michael A. Leone was named the 2009-2010 Chairman of the Board to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), at the AAPA Annual Convention held in Galveston, Texas. Leone p Read More »

ATA responds to FMCSA’s reconsideration of Hours-of-Service regulations

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Intermodal

As the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has communicated for the last five years, the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, as they are currently constructed, are good safety rules. They are working and the proof is in the industry's safety performance Read More »

Maersk general rate increase in South Asia/Mideast to Europe trade

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective November 15, 2009 in the South Asia/Middle East to Europe trade. Read More »

Qatar Airways appoints new Senior VP to oversee growing cargo operation

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Three Boeing 777 Freighters to join cargo fleet from next year

Qatar Airways has announced the appointment of Dileepa Wijesundera to the position of Senior Vice President of the Doha-based carrier's thriving cargo business. Read More »

BACA votes Volga-Dnepr ‘Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year’

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted 'Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year 2009' by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA). Read More »

Maersk Line to re-join trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has decided to apply for membership in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) after a five year absence. With Maersk Line's acceptance, there will be 15 members of this research and discussion forum made up of major ocean shipping li Read More »

WTSA container lines extend 2009-10 rate restoration effort

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are proposing a new series of general rate increases (GRIs) on December 1, 2009 and January 15, 2010, that will affect all dry and refrigerated cargoes to all Asia desti Read More »

Hamburg S’d ups calls at ICTSI Syrian terminal

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Tartous International Container Terminal jsc (TICT), terminal operator of the container handling facility at the Port of Tartous in Syria, has revealed that German megaliner, Hamburg S'd, has shifted most of its vessel calls from Lattakia to Tartous. Read More »

SeaArk delivers patrol boat to the Port of New Orleans

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The vessel will be operated by the Harbor Police and used for a variety of port security, maritime response, and emergency rescue missions throughout the Port of New Orleans waterway systems. Additionally, the vessel will support the US Coast Guard in its Read More »

Clean Trucks settlement a boon for clean air

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The recent settlement of a legal challenge to the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program is good news, not only for the Port, but also for the cause of clean air. Why? Because the lawsuit was a potential roadblock. The settlement, however, clears the w Read More »

CN executive VP Claude Mongeau to address Citi Industrial Mfg. Transportation Conf. Nov. 12

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, CN executive vice-president, will address Citi's 2009 Industrial Manufacturing Transportation Conference in New York on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at 10.30AM EST. Read More »

BNSF Q3 2009 results

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF) reported quarterly earnings of $1.42 per diluted share, which included a $0.06 per share impact related to a favorable coal rate case adjustment. This compared to third-quarter 2008 earnings of $1.99 per dil Read More »

CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference adjourn negotiations

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) agreed to adjourn negotiations and are scheduled to resume talks with the assistance of federal mediators during the week of Nov. 16, 2009. Read More »

ATA urges improvement to border infrastructure and procedures

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Improving the security and efficiency of freight transportation across borders will require more funds for infrastructure, more reasonable enforcement of trade security program rules, and giving the lead role in coordinating federal efforts to the Departm Read More »

USTR counsel Tim Reif says hunting for trade rule breakers

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's trade team is "scouring the landscape" looking for violations of international trade deals that hurt American workers, farmers and companies, a top trade official said. Read More »

US economy likely grew in third quarter but inventory a wild card

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | International Trade

The US economy resumed growing in the third quarter after a year of decline as consumers spent more and investment in home-building bounced back to end the worst recession in 70 years, a Reuters survey of economists predicts. Read More »

US want further Yuan to rise - China says it needs time

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | International Trade

The United States welcomes the rise in the Yuan's exchange rate in recent years but wants the currency to climb further, visiting Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. Read More »