VeriTainer receives notice of granted patent on fundamental crane-mounted scanning in Indonesia

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Silicon Valley based VeriTainer Corporation, the world leader in crane-mounted maritime security solutions, has received notice of granted patent from the Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights for the fundamental crane-mounted sca Read More »

Port Manatee awards berth 12 dredging bid

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Manatee County Port Authority announced that Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has been awarded the contract for Port Manatee’s Berth 12 dredging project.

The project, which includes dredging the berth to a depth of 41 feet at mean-low-water Read More »

Ceres Terminals appoints Hakala and Parker, VPs of Gulf operations

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Thomas J. Simmers, President & CEO of Ceres Terminals Incorporated, announced the appointments of Mr. Jeff Hakala as Vice President of Ceres Gulf Texas and Mr. James Parker as Vice President of Ceres Gulf New Orleans. Both Mr. Hakala and Mr. Parker will Read More »

CN, TSI Terminal Systems Inc. sign comprehensive Service Level Agreement

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Intermodal

CN and TSI Terminal Systems Inc. (TSI) announced the signing of a comprehensive Service Level Agreement (SLA). The agreement, which establishes specific performance targets and measurement tools, flows from the CN-TSI Supply Chain Collaboration Agreement Read More »

US railroad earnings top Wall Street forecasts

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. railroads Norfolk Southern Corp and Kansas City Southern posted results that topped Wall Street's forecasts, as recovering businesses needed to ship more products and commodities. Read More »

CN conductors on Northern Quebec internal short line ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced train conductors represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) on the Company's Northern Quebec Internal Short Line have ratified a new five-year collective agreement. Read More »

CP Rail earnings rise 30% on volumes, costs

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd posted a 30 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating analyst expectations on the back of higher volumes and cost controls.

CP, Canada's second-biggest railroad, earned C$166.6 million ($162 million), or 98 Canadi Read More »

Old Dominion Safety Compliance Director honored as North Carolina’s ‘Safety Director of the Year’

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Sam Faucette, director of safety compliance, training and recruiting for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., was awarded the North Carolina Trucking Association's 'Safety Director of the Year' Award for 2010.
The announcement was made July 24 during th Read More »

RailAmerica posts Q2 loss

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc reported a quarterly loss, hurt by higher expenses.
The company posted a net loss of $4.2 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with net income of $18.2 million, or 42 cents a share, a year ago. Read More »

Direct ChassisLink to expand operations in Southeast and Gulf inland locations

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Direct ChassisLink (DCLI) will expand its chassis program to the Southeast and Gulf inland regions effective September 7, 2010. Locations will include Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Hidalgo, Laredo, San Antonio, Atlanta, Dalton, Charlotte, Memphis, Nashvil Read More »

Steel imports decline in June weak market conditions persist

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

Steel imports declined by 13.6% in June compared to May, but were up by nearly 130% compared to June 2009. 'These import data show that the steel market has not recovered its strength in 2010, with imports from most major suppliers showing declines in Ju Read More »

WTO backs China in US chicken import row

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favour of China in its dispute with the United States over an effective U.S. ban on imports of cooked Chinese chicken, a Chinese source said.

The dispute, one of several political and economic dif Read More »

US farmers urge sanctions against EU’s GM crop ban

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

The largest U.S. farm group has urged the Obama administration to begin steps towards imposing sanctions on the European Union in a longrunning dispute over the EU's treatment of genetically modified crops.

The American Farm Bureau Federation Read More »

GM bullish on Thailand in

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

General Motors Co believes vehicle sales in Thailand could rise to more than 700,000 units this year as the economy proves resilient to recent political unrest and grows along with the rest of Southeast Asia. Read More »

New sales team for Virgin Atlantic Cargo in South Africa

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has brought sales 'in-house' in South Africa.

The move follows the launch of V Australia's new twice-weekly flight from Johannesburg to Melbourne and high customer demand for capacity on Virgin Atlantic Cargo's da Read More »

Cargoitalia starts Shanghai services

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia - Italy's freighter operator ' is poised to launch scheduled services to Shanghai in September, utilising its recently-arrived third MD11 freighter aircraft.

From September 8, Cargoitalia will operate direct non-stop flights from its Milan Read More »

Air France-KLM Q1 loss narrower than expected

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM unveiled a narrower-then-expected loss in its first quarter as the fallout from April's ash crisis dropped into second place behind renewed evidence of an upswing in the economy.

Europe's largest airline said it had lost 132 mi Read More »

Air freight demand leaps in June

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air cargo demand jumped by more than a quarter in June compared with a year ago and passenger numbers rose more than one tenth as airlines saw a growing recovery from the economic crisis, industry figures showed.

While the recovery is faster Read More »

Chile LAN 1st-half profit soars on air traffic

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chile's dominant airline LAN said its first-half net profit surged 115.1 percent to $148.9 million from last year on improved air traffic in the wake of the financial crisis.

LAN has seen passenger and cargo traffic recover quickly this year Read More »

Brazil invention enables ships to load in rain

AJOT | July 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Brazilian firm has invented a high-tech tarpaulin for bulk carrier ships to load during rain without putting their cargo at risk, potentially slashing turn-around times and shipping costs.

Loading of bulk goods such as sugar and grains grin Read More »