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Port of NY/NJ facilities experience traffic declines in national economic downturn

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority saw declines at agency tunnels, bridges, airports, the PATH system and seaport during the first quarter of 2009. Read More »

NRS expands West Coast operations

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a provider of global logistics services to US retailers and manufacturers, today announced it has opened a 15-acre distribution center in Compton, CA, near both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. This Read More »

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL, addressing the municipality's issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan Read More »

Tough times will continue for trailer manufacturers

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Trailer production will continue at current depressed levels through the end of 2009 before beginning a slow recovery, Eric Starks, President of FTR Associates recently told the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). Addressing the organization's Read More »

Second new 747-400 freighter for Cargo B

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Following the successful introduction last December of the first new Boeing 747-400 freighter, Cargo B airlines took delivery of its second brand new aircraft in Seattle. This aircraft is also leased from the airline's strategic partner, Nippon Cargo Airl Read More »

AA goes daily ex Dublin

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines (AA) has increased its cargo capacity and frequency from Ireland, following the recent reinstatement of daily services from Dublin to Chicago. The carrier now has the same capacity as in the corresponding period of 2008, up from four fli Read More »

National Air Cargo flies from Willow Run Airport to Afghanistan

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it would start a weekly charter utilizing DC 8 aircraft from its subsidiary company based in Ypsilanti, MI to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to assist ongoing efforts to provide materials and goods to the United States mi Read More »

WFS wins handling contract for UK, France & Netherlands

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Airbridge International Agencies has awarded a contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to provide cargo reception points and handling in the UK, France and the Netherlands for its customer S7 Airlines, the second largest domestic carrier in Russia. Read More »

First BBC Chartering vessel discharges cargo at San Francisco’s Pier 80

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The BBC England, a 10,380-deadweight-ton general cargo carrier operated by BBC Chartering, recently made its maiden call at the Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 marine terminal to discharge project cargo. This is the first call to the Port by a BBC Charte Read More »

IMCL to connect Rotterdam and DCT Gdansk

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Inter Marine Container Lines (IMCL) was one of the first feeder operators to recognize the potential of the Polish container terminal DCT Gdansk and has included it on its weekly schedules since it began calling at the new facility in December 2007. With Read More »

PHA applauds Texas Federal Delegation for securing $98.3 million in stimulus funding

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Houston Authority (PHA) officials are applauding the efforts of the bipartisan Texas Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Rep Gene Green, which resulted in the designation of $98.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to Read More »

Governor, Port of Baltimore sign new agreement

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley joined officials of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to sign a six-year extension of the current contract between the Port of Baltimore and the Geneva-based international container shipping giant. The deal maintains 628 direct Read More »

Economic momentum continues to accelerate at the Port of Boston

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that the Port of Boston continues to gain new business with the start-up of direct export service at Boston Autoport located in Charlestown. Beginning today, the Grimaldi Group starts its monthly Roll- Read More »

Port of Galveston receives $40 million in federal dredge funding

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston is pleased to report that our Nation considers the harbor to be a vital link to the economy by investing $40 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This funding, which is managed though the Corps of Read More »

WA Legislature passes budget, includes funding for the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Proj.

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Washington State Legislature passed its 2009-11 Transportation Budget and included $2 million in funding to begin constructing Segment 2 and rehabilitating Segment 3 of the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project. Read More »

C.H. Robinson, CSS work together to help motor carriers reduce emissions

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

C.H. Robinson Worldwide and non-profit organization Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) have announced they will work together to help motor carriers reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Read More »

Parsons awarded $1.46 bln+ contract for Houston Light Rail Project

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.46 billion+ facility provider contract by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) for its light rail expansion project in Houston, Texas. Read More »

Funding for Clark County rail project Included in WA budget

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Washington State Legislature passed its 2009-11 Transportation Budget which included $1 million in funding to begin to rehabilitate a portion of Clark County / Chelatchie Prairie Rail Line. Read More »

CN appoints Luc Jobin executive vice-president and chief financial officer

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN, announced the appointment of Luc Jobin, C.A., as the executive vice-president and chief financial officer of the company effective June 1, 2009. Read More »

DHL expands its express network capacities in Asia

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

The two new gateways, the DHL Express Taipei Gateway at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan and the DHL Express Incheon Gateway at Incheon International Airport, South Korea, are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which will help DHL further inc Read More »

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