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Gottwald harbor cranes attract attention in India

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Gangavaram Port Limited in Gangavaram, India, has ordered two G HMK 6407 B Mobile Harbor Cranes from Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) and they are already on-site. These are the first Generation 5 Model 6 cranes in India, bringing the overall number of Read More »

US Dept. of Commerce recognizes VIP for promoting free trade outreach

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Inland Port [VIP] received a Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade for its continued collaboration with the US Commercial Service in promoting Free Trade Agreement outreach. Read More »

Grant supports marine terminal security at Port of Portland, OR

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A $220,000 federal grant will help enhance security fencing at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 4, on the Willamette River. Port officials say that this funding will help deter individuals attempting to access the terminal by circumventing controlled acces Read More »

JAXPORT container terminal talks reach milestone

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and Hanjin Shipping Company LTD have taken another significant step towards development of a new 170-acre container terminal facility in Jacksonville, Fla. Following negotiations last week in Seoul, South Korea, t Read More »

Schneider joins with Chinese university to foster industry professionals

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc., an international logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, recently announced its intent to offer scholarships for logistics studies to outstanding students attending China's Tsinghua University. The Schn Read More »

BOC’s new website provides international shipment booking and tracking portal

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Impact & Image announced the launch of their latest Web project located at This site redesign represents a complete overhaul of architecture, design and functionality. Changes include the one-click translation of the entire website from E Read More »

Truck tonnage index remained flat in February

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February 2008, after rising 2.4% in January. Read More »

Vigillo delivers online risk management system to trucking industry

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Intermodal

Vigillo LLC announced the availability of its web based platform for the delivery of policies, forms, training, assessments, and management reports at the American Trucking Association's National Accounting and Finance Council's Annual Meeting and Exhibit Read More »

PA Governor announces $10 million investment in rail freight

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell announced the investment of $10.2 million in rail freight infrastructure in an effort to help create and maintain jobs at expanding businesses throughout the commonwealth. The 38 grants are part of PennDOT's rail freight assista Read More »

E.J. Ward, Inc. implements real-time tracking with Novatracker L.L.C.

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Intermodal

E.J. Ward, Inc., a leading fleet asset management company, has selected NovaTracker's GPS/wireless real-time GPS unit that will soon be installed in thousands of government and commercial fleets. The Ward Track GPS vehicle tracking solution will give flee Read More »

Premium Article  Trans-Pacific container lines gear up for contract season

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Costs outweigh first-half market uncertainty in contract discussions; supply-demand expected to stay in balance; ship utilization remains strong, fuel surcharge talks yield results. Read More »

Premium Article  Study group says Canada’s West Coast ports must make sweeping changes

Leo Quigley | March 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A federally appointed study group recommended dramatic changes to the way Canada’s West Coast ports do business. But the Three man Study Group’s findings are disputed by labor setting up future debate on waterfront practices. Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHWEST PORTS 2008 - Pace at Pacific Northwest Ports slows in 2007; but exports grow

George Lauriat | March 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With imports down, box totals at Pacific Northwest Ports were flat in 2007 and there are worries what this Peak Season will bring. Yet the Pacific Northwest ports are building for the future and flat results might represent a chance for projects to play c Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHWEST PORTS 2008 - Grays Harbor on a roll

Leo Quigley | March 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Grays Harbor, Washington, came off a record-breaking year last year and according to Leonard Barnes, Deputy Executive Director, is headed into an even better year this year. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE 2008 - Free-trade pacts bode to add to Latin American commerce

Paul Scott Abbott | March 30, 2008 | International Trade

Although the prospects of a once-envisioned Free Trade Area of the Americas coming to fruition are slim at best, a series of less-comprehensive trade promotion agreements is clearly boding to bring about further increases in commerce between the United St Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE 2008 - When will Puerto Rico’s economy rebound?

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | International Trade

Since the second half of 2006, the Puerto Rican economy has slowed. The GDP growth has been between 0.7%-1% over the last year (although some economists believe the island has recorded negative growth) and the forecast for 2008 is only marginally better. Read More »

Port of Mobile receives new container cranes and stacker/reclaimers

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mobile Container Terminal LLC oversaw the arrival of the first two new container cranes for the new multi-carrier container terminal expected to open in September this year. The two Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes were manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai, Read More »

Port of NY/NJ sets cargo record in 2007; expansion announced

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and executives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced record cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2007, outperforming other major ports in the US. Read More »

U-Freight targets aviation and aerospace logistics

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

U-Freight, an international freight forwarder, is seeking to build its presence in the market for the provision of supply chain management services to manufacturers, operators and vendors involved in the global aviation and aerospace industry. Read More »

Local 3PL providers like near-sourcing trend

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

While outsourcing to other countries may reduce manufacturing costs, companies are starting to realize that overall supply chain costs may increase. A recent report by AMR Research reveals that while 90% of surveyed goods producers have outsourced product Read More »

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