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Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency posts good 2006 results

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

The positive performance trend at Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency (LCCA) continued in the 2006 financial year. Despite increasingly tough market conditions characterised by a sizeable increase in scheduled freighter capacities, the company succeeded in boo Read More »

Mediterranean Shipping Corp. joins TSA

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a research and discussion group of container shipping lines serving the trade from Asia to the US, will add a second new carrier to its membership this year. Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), based in Geneva Read More »

Intermarine names Wilson VP Sales

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine announced that Paul Wilson has been given the additional title of Vice President of Sales where he will manage all sales and customer service activities. He will retain his responsibilities for the company's US flagged vessel operations. Withi Read More »

Safmarine GM’s 2006 ‘Supplier of the Year’

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Multi-trade shipping line Safmarine was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award ' themed the 'Best of the Best' - was giv Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD-Industry, government address avian flu

Peter Buxbaum | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

Public concern over an outbreak of avian flu is centered primarily around human health issues. While outbreaks of the H5N1 virus, as the current virulent strain is technically known, has led to the destruction of hundreds of thousands of birds in East and Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD-Once caught, seafood continues its travels via land, sea & air

Karen Thuermer | April 01, 2007 | Air Cargo | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Darden Restaurants, Inc., the world's largest casual dining restaurant company, has high standards when it comes to its suppliers. After all, it operates nearly 1,400 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill and Seasons 52 r Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEATS, POULTRY, SEAFOOD-Refrigerated cargo industry profits from new technology

Paul Scott Abbott | April 01, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Technological advances are helping shippers of refrigerated cargo make the most of limited inventories of equipment and warehousing space while increasing cold chain visibility. Read More »

US ports continue to face major awareness challenge

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

From a persistent lack of understanding of the importance of maritime transportation to specific concerns such as those related to nationwide worker credentialing, US port officials continue to face an uphill battle. Read More »

AAPA spring conference draws port leaders to DC

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

More than 200 seaport leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere gathered March 19-20 at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington as the American Association of Port Authorities held its 61st annual spring conference. Read More »

Target to manage supply chain network for French beauty maker, L’Occitane

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Target Logistic Services, a domestic and international logistics provider, has been chosen to manage the national supply chain network of French luxury beauty products' maker and distributor, L'Occitane. Read More »

UK freight forwarders welcome changes to SAD harmonization

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

HM Revenue and Customs has informed the British International Freight Association (BIFA) that it has revised its plan to implement SAD Harmonization as a 'big bang' on July 1st 2007. Read More »

John S. Connor handles dredge/booster barge from US to Cambodia

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

>John S. Connor, Inc., a full service logistics company established in 1917, has recently completed the shipment of a dredge/booster barge for Sokimex Group, a multi-divisional global organization based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sokimex will use the equipm Read More »

Senate Committee puts brakes on dangerous trucks from Mexico

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Intermodal

The Senate Committee on Appropriations struck a major blow for the safety of all Americans on our streets and highways by reining in an irresponsible proposal recently announced by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement a so-called 'demons Read More »

Intermodalism: A new science of transportation

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Intermodal

The following is taken from a speech delivered by Gilbert E. Carmichael, Senior Chairman, Intermodal Transportation Institute University of Denver and United States Federal Railroad Administrator (1989-1993) before The Transportation Table in Washingto Read More »

Venezuela signs deals to supply oil, fuel to China

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

Venezuela signed deals to supply crude and fuel oil to China, part of President Hugo Chavez's attempt to break his dependence on energy exports to the United States. Read More »

China, Russia flaunt $4 bln deals

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

Commercial deals worth $4 billion were signed to crown Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Russia after a show of rapidly growing ties between the two huge neighbors. Read More »

Oil CEO says boss aware of Iran lobbying

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

The head of French oil firm Total told bribery investigators his boss Thierry Desmarest, who now chairs the company, knew about the use of lobbyists to clinch a major deal in Iran, a newspaper reported. Read More »

Japan and Chile sign free trade agreement

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

Japan and Chile have signed a free trade pact, Tokyo's first with a South American nation and only its fifth overall, that will eventually scrap over 90% of tariffs on bilateral trade worth $8.2 billion last year. Read More »

IATA World Cargo Symposium

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

Giovanni Bisignani, Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened the World Cargo Symposium by laying down three challenges for the industry and governments: (1) to implement e-freight by 2010, (2) to harmonize risk-based s Read More »

Graham appointed as Global CEO for Aviation DHL Express

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL, a leading express delivery and logistics company, has appointed Charles Graham as the new Global CEO for Aviation, DHL Express, and named him as a member of the company's Global Express Management Board. He succeeds Terry Nord, who will retire from D Read More »

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