DB Schenker Rail tests new transport box for automotive sector

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail Automotive presented a new box for the transportation of automobile parts for Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg. The automotive parts box will first be used to supply parts to the new Volkswagen plant in Kaluga, Russia, on behalf of Volkswagen L Read More »

Masco Corporation names Southeastern Freight Lines Carrier of the Year

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named 2009 Carrier of the Year by Masco Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products. Read More »

ATA urges Congress to restore federal highway safety funding

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) urges Congress to expedite passage of legislation to restore funding to critical federal highway and highway safety programs suspended by the Feb. 28 expiration of a SAFETEA-LU extension.

'The immediat Read More »

Corporate Responsibility names Union Pacific Railroad among 100 best corporate citizens

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Corporate Responsibility has named Union Pacific Railroad among its 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2010. The only railroad named to the list, Union Pacific is ranked second among all transportation companies and No. 69 overall.

The 100 Best Read More »

Penske Truck leasing completes acquisition of Bright Truck Leasing

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., announced it has completed the acquisition of Texas-based Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, a privately owned full-service truck leasing, truck maintenance, commercial truck rental and logistics services provider. Read More »

Ireland seeks to lure foreign shipping companies

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | International Trade

Ireland hopes to attract shipping companies and trade houses to base their European operations in the country, aiming to diversify its recession-hit economy, a senior Irish government agency official said on Friday. Ireland has been more successful than o Read More »

EU reaches trade deal with Colombia, Peru

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union reached a free trade deal with Colombia and Peru that will fully liberalise commerce in some sectors between the 27-country bloc and the two Latin American nations, the EU executive said.

The agreement will provide new mark Read More »

EU officials delay sugar trade dispute meet -producer body

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | International Trade

European Union officials have put on hold talks with the world's top sugar exporters over the bloc's controversial exports of the sweetener beyond agreed quota levels, an Australian sugar industry official said.

The talks, initiated by the Gl Read More »

American Airlines Cargo names Tiliacos VP of cargo operations

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has announced the appointment of John Tiliacos to vice president of cargo operations. Tiliacos will replace Mark Najarian, who has been named as American's managing director of JFK International Airport in New Y Read More »

Flying pigs to AirbridgeCargo’s expertise in movement of live animals

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

1,275 breeding pigs have arrived at Vladivostok in Russia onboard an AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) Boeing 747 charter flight from Montreal in Canada.

ABC was chosen for the flight for its proven expertise in the carriage of live animals. Prev Read More »

American Airlines Cargo opens state-of-the-art cargo terminal

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced its newly relocated cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The state-of-the-art facility will offer the latest in streamlined handling capability with more than 135, Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo appoints Bell for sales and business development

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo announced the appointment of Jeff Bell as senior director ' sales and business development. Bell brings nearly 20 years of experience in sales and customer service expertise and will be responsible for overseeing strategic sales planning a Read More »

MSC begins Asia-Suez service in Charleston

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) 'Golden Gate Service' (GGS) made its inaugural call in the Port of Charleston, linking the Southeast's deepest seaport with China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The first vessel in the service to c Read More »

Horizon Lines renews terminal agreement and plans new Asia liner service

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, announced that it has reached a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with APM Terminals North America (APMT) for a new six-year U.S. terminal services Read More »

Maersk Line/ Horizon Lines to end TP1 Slot Charter Agreement

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The slot charter agreement between Horizon Lines and Maersk Line on the Trans-Pacific 1 (TP1) service will cease in December 2010. This weekly service currently calls Yantian, Xiamen, Kaohsiuing, Los Angeles, Oakland, Honolulu and Guam. Horizon Lines ope Read More »

Yen promoted to VC of Evergreen Marine Corporation; Captain C.J. Wang appointed President

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Global carrier Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. has announced the promotion of its President Jack Yen to Vice Chairman. Captain C.J. Wang, Chief Executive Vice President, has been appointed President. Anchor Chang, Executive Vice President of In Read More »

NC State Ports Authority bond sale supports ports’ expansion

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The North Carolina State Ports Authority sold approximately $44 million in bonds on February 24, 2010 to support port terminal expansion projects, including reconstruction of a container berth at the Port of Wilmington, and a 177,000 square-foot warehouse Read More »

APM Terminals makes important step forward in safety performance

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Head of Health, Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) and CSR, Henrik Kristensen detailed APM Terminals’ Safety Culture implementation and approach which have established new standards of safety performance for the container industry while Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 3.1% in January

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.1 percent in January, following a revised 1.3 percent increase in December 2009. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 107 (2000=100) in Decembe Read More »

US Trade Representative Kirk closes out RILA Logistics Conference

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk closed out RILA Logistics 2010 with a dynamic presentation on how trade policy can help to create and increase export opportunities for American companies in the global marketplace and grow well-paid jobs for Am Read More »