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Premium Article  NE PORTS / CHEMICALS 2008 - Moderate upturn forecast in Seaway 50th season

Leo Ryan | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The St. Lawrence Seaway launched its 50th commercial navigation season in late March under difficult weather conditions, with ice and snow provoking considerable delays for vessels in channels and on the Great Lakes. In many instances, ice-breaker support Read More »

PHA first port to meet new ISO security standards

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

ABS Quality Evaluations certified the security management system of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), Port Police to ISO 28000:2007. The PHA has become the first port authority in the world to receive ISO 28000:2007 certification. Read More »

AAPA leaders told re-authority of SAFETEA-LU is ‘heavy lift’

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Reauthorization of federal transportation legislation poses immense challenges, according to Jack Schenendorf, vice chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. Read More »

Chinese shipping lines’ depots new charge unjustified

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

We regret the decision of the Hong Kong Container Depot and Repair Association, Ltd. to go ahead with the new charge of In/Out Depot Management Fee on April 1st. The new charge is going to be collected without any justification nor any obvious value addin Read More »

YRC Logistics launches new global services in Mexico

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

YRC Logistics, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., announced that it will start offering global forwarding services in Mexico to better serve their clients worldwide. Read More »

What’s in a name? 3PL or freight forwarder

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

After 30 years in the transportation business, I still am waiting for a clear, simple explanation re the differences between a 3PL organization and a freight forwarder. Read More »

ATA urges federal government to help bring down fuel prices

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is urging the Bush Administration to act quickly to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers. Read More »

WFS acquires majority shareholding in British Airways Regional Cargo

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

WFS has purchased its 60% stakeholding from three of BARC's founders; Bryan Bullman, Jim Dunwoody and Malcolm Jackson. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The remaining 40% of shares will continue to be held by British Airways World Cargo (B Read More »

Open Skies is here - DFW celebrates new international service

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

The much-anticipated first flights under the international Open Skies agreement landed at DFW last week. Arriving flights from London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol were honored with a "shower of affection" by the Airport's Fire Department as they rolled Read More »

FESCO’s Vasily Golovin, arrives at the Port of Everett after polar expedition

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

FESCO'S ice class vessel, the Vasily Golovin, arrived at the Port of Everett after being chartered by the Argentinean Navy to re-supply the Argentina Antarctic Station with 220 tons of fuel, provisions, and research equipment, along with carrying 2 Read More »

Russian space shuttle Buran ‘lifts off’ to German museum

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

In another example of successful cooperation between Worldwide Project Consortium, WWPC members, Procargo, Ltd./Finland in cooperation with LS International Cargo GmbH/Germany and Steder Group b.v./Netherlands are involved in the transportation of the Rus Read More »

WTSA container lines act to expand fuel cost recovery effort

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Member shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have announced a schedule of recommended quarterly increases in their bunker fuel surcharges, aimed at restoring their existing bunker fuel surcharges to guideline levels t Read More »

Plans for new bulk terminal at Rotterdam

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The terminal will be situated in the ‘Hartelstrook’ on the Maasvlakte. Approximately one third of this location, which was created in part through land reclamation, will be reserved for a dry dock terminal. The new terminal will have a surface area of 12 Read More »

Retail container traffic building; still below last year

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Traffic at the nation’s major retail container ports is starting to build back up again after its traditional winter lull, but will still show weak increases or fall below last year’s levels over the next several months, according to the monthly Port Trac Read More »

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing enters South Africa

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In 2007 Liebherr set a new record by handing over 11 mobile harbor cranes to various African customers. With 11 units delivered to Tunisia (three units), Benin and Nigeria (two units each), Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Namibia (one unit each), it accounte Read More »

Canadian ambassador applauds Nicom IT Solutions’ American port contract

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

It was all smiles and handshakes at the Coast Guard Headquarters for the Delaware River and Bay as a Canadian ICT company and an American trade association signed a contract to work together to make seaports safer. Read More »

UP announces transfer agreement with Chemlogix

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Union Pacific has announced an agreement to transfer its BulkTainer' Service to ChemLogix, LLC. ChemLogix, a leading provider of logistics strategy and solutions to the chemical industry, will become the sole provider of BulkTainer Services to customers Read More »

Steel market & trade outlook for the US in 2008

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | International Trade

I want to thank the Chinese Iron and Steel Institute for the opportunity to speak to this important conference again. I am proud to represent the members of the American Institute for International Steel, the only US-based steel trade association that pro Read More »

AA Cargo unveils new US Customs import status functionality

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced the launch of new functionality via its AACargo.com Web site that provides online access to import status details from the US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP). The tool offers a new layer of tran Read More »

Dragonair to add frequency to Dhaka from July

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

Dragonair will increase the number of flights to Dhaka, Bangladesh, from four times a week to five from July 7, to cope with the increasing market demand. Read More »

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