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PHA receives ISO 14001 recertification for

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority’s (PHA’s) historic Environmental Management System (EMS) has been recertified to meet the rigorous standards of the universally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. The independent auditing f Read More »

SC&RA presents testimony before Labor Department to support proposed cranes and derricks safety rule

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Joel Dandrea, Executive Vice President of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), advocated the proposed safety rule on cranes and derricks in construction during testimony on March 19 before the Occupational Safety and Health Administrati Read More »

Houston Ship Channel transportation needs

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), who represents Texas' 30th Congressional District, got a firsthand look at Houston Ship Channel transportation needs when she was briefed by representatives of the Port of Houston Authority, officials from marit Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol to perform strategic assessment of PRPA terminals, facilities

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Taking a proactive, long-range view of the Port’s future business needs, the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) earlier this month engaged the worldwide engineering firm of Moffatt & Nichol to perform a strategic assessm Read More »

Transite Technology launches industry’s first aggregated 3PL rate service

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

'My Freight Rates' service enables Brokers and Shippers to obtain easily the lowest rates from multiple parties from a single source while serving as a powerful marketing channel for 3PLs. Read More »

New GAC logistics company to serve Norwegian energy sector

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC has set up a new company in Norway, and opened a business development office in Oslo, to meet the needs of the country's energy sector. GAC Logistics (Norway) AS focuses on the energy industry's air, sea and road transportation needs and serves the wh Read More »

Maersk Logistics and First Climate partner

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Maersk Logistics and First Climate have formed a partnership to extend the portfolio of environmental services to Maersk Logistics clients. Read More »

AIIS letter to President Obama highlights many areas of agreement on trade

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | International Trade

In a letter to President Barack Obama, American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) David Phelps endorsed the President's "pro-trade and pro-job creation trade policy" as described in the President's 2009 Trade Policy Agenda. Read More »

EPA to clean-up diesel ship pollution nationwide

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is taking steps under a new global agreement to reduce ship pollution within 200 miles of US shores. Under the new proposal, US and foreign-flagged ships in this area will be required to use dramatical Read More »

MOL’s Gator Guarantee arrives just in time

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In response to customer demand for affordable, exact-day intermodal delivery, MOL has announced its new Gator Guarantee (GG) offering guaranteed, on-time service. Read More »

Premium Article  LaHood, Harman vow support for ports at AAPA spring event

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and US Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., were among high-level officials pledging to do their part to support the US port industry, in separate remarks at last week’s American Association of Port Authorities spring conf Read More »

Premium Article  Maritime executives feel like weary boxers, conferees told

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

For maritime transportation industry executives, surviving the challenges of the current economic environment is akin to a battered boxer weathering blows in a championship bout. Read More »

Premium Article  Cold comfort for recessionary times

Peter Buxbaum | March 29, 2009 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Retailers and car sellers, among others, may be taking the brunt of the recessionary hit that faces the US economy as a whole. Many consumers find it expedient to postpone buying a new car, or they decide to purchase fewer new clothes, or they forgo the n Read More »

Premium Article  The International Boston Seafood show swims strong against the economic tide

George Lauriat | March 29, 2009 | International Trade

The International Boston Seafood Show held place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, from March 15-17th 2009, is considered to be the preeminent seafood conference and exhibition in North America. This year’s show, despite the unfavorable econ Read More »

Premium Article  Exports to Latin America a trade bright spot

Peter Buxbaum | March 29, 2009 | International Trade

With the Asian and European mega trade lanes reflecting the global economic crisis, US trade with Latin America represents a growth area. Lower exposure to the downside of Wall Street financial shenanigans has meant that southern markets continue to deman Read More »

Premium Article  Greater NW FL. infrastructure developments show promise for Caribbean, Central & S. American Trade

Karen Thuermer | March 29, 2009 | Air Cargo | International Trade

There’s a new airport in the works that -- along with other infrastructure developments in the region -- could someday help alter the scene for distribution and warehousing in the US Southeast -- markets that often play big for international trade with th Read More »

Premium Article  Cuba trade opportunities could soon become reality

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | International Trade

Embargoed since 1962, open US trade with Cuba might soon become a reality, and ocean carriers and terminal operators alike are poised to capitalize upon opportunities both for shipping goods to the Caribbean’s most populous island and initiating transship Read More »

Regular container handling begins in Kiel

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Regular container handling began in Kiel recently with the arrival in the port’s Ostuferhafen of the first 100 20ft containers from Riga on board the MS Vera Rambow. The Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co KG) Dirk Claus Read More »

Great Lakes Maritime Task Force reports progress in dredging crisis

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Thanks to a significant increase in funding for dredging on the Great Lakes in FY08, the US Army Corps of Engineers was finally able to start reducing the backlog of sediment that is clogging the Great Lakes Navigation System announced Great Lakes Maritim Read More »

US sues UP for $37 million

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Intermodal

The government has filed two lawsuits against the Union Pacific Railroad Company for allegedly failing to prevent the use of its rail cars to smuggle large quantities of narcotics into the United States, the Justice Department announced today. The complai Read More »

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