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Joint ESC ELAA documentation issues

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The ESC and ELAA held an exploratory meeting between members to discuss documentation issues. Further meetings are due . . . Read More »

Burton joins NLI team

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Norton Lilly International (NLI) announced that Jim Burton has joined the company as the Chief Financial/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO) effective Feb. 1, 2007. Burton brings over 25 years of financial, accounting and operational experience to his posit Read More »

Huizhou Port Int’l Container Terminals holds joint-venture signing ceremony

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and Huizhou Port Affairs Group Company, Limited, hosted a ceremony for the signing of the joint-venture agreement of Huizhou Port International Container Terminals and the operational commencement of two container quay cranes Read More »

Port of Savannah posts 14% growth for CY06

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board Meeting held in Brunswick today, the GPA said it moved a record number of cargo containers in calendar year 2006, firmly establishing the Port of Savannah as the second-largest container port on the US East Coast Read More »

Governor Gregoire unveils Container Ports Initiative

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

State of Washington Governor Chris Gregoire visited the Port of Tacoma to unveil her Container Ports Initiative, a plan to improve the movement of products to markets and workers to jobs. "The Next Washington is a strategy that challenges Washingtonians t Read More »

Ports seek collaborative effort for security funding

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans unanimously approved a cooperative endeavor agreement aimed at teaming with ports from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi River to seek and administer Department of Homeland Security port secu Read More »

GAC Logistics (UK) clinches BIFA Special Services Award

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC Logistics (UK) has won the prestigious Special Services Award at the annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Services Awards. Read More »

VIEWPOINT: Target Logistic Services

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Supply chain professionals tell Target Logistic Services that senior management support is among the most crucial components of a successful logistics program. During the past year, we have been asking our customers to ascertain the role senior managemen Read More »

Norman Mineta to address TIA

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the leading trade association of third party logistics (3PL) companies, has announced that former Secretary of Transportation, Norman Y. Mineta, the longest serving Secretary in the history of the US De Read More »

CN maintains freight operations as UTU strike continues

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Intermodal

CN said the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) will continue Feb. 19 its hearing on the company's application for a declaration that the United Transportation Union (UTU) launched an illegal strike against CN. (MARKET WIRE) Read More »

RoadLink USA East expands services in Northeast

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Intermodal

RoadLink USA East has expanded service out of the Ports of Norfolk, Baltimore, and New Jersey. Effective immediately all three locations will be serving New England, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Nort Read More »

Railroad safety in desperate need of reform and oversight

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Intermodal

Congress must overcome the railroad industry's decade-long campaign to block common sense safety legislation and make clear that profits do not trump safety. Read More »

Intermodal fourth-quarter volume rises 0.6%

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Intermodal

The fourth-quarter results, including a 4.3% increase in international traffic, showed that volume reached 3.58 million shipments, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Market Trends & Statistics report. The fourth-quarter total was t Read More »

US sugar industry concerned over farm bill proposal

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

US sugar growers said a proposal by the Bush administration to regulate the supply of sugar on the market would place them at a disadvantage to Mexican farmers who could flood the country with cheap imports. Read More »

US economic outlook “positive”

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

Economic activity had a "significant pickup" in the fourth quarter, the housing market's slump appears benign and about to end, Kimmitt said, adding that he expects a "solid" 2007 marked by job creation and "moderate inflation." Read More »

Time for EU, Gulf to have free trade zone

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and a group of Gulf states must complete negotiations on a long-awaited pact to create a free trade zone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Read More »

China mulls ending VAT rebate on steel

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

China is considering removing or reducing value-added tax (VAT) rebates on some steel products, government sources said on Monday, apparently accelerating the timetable for changes following a US complaint to the WTO over the country's export subsidies. Read More »

Port of Houston opens Bayport, looks to add more box facilities

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Delighted that the first phase of the state-of-the-industry Bayport Container Terminal is open at last, Port of Houston Authority Chairman James T. Edmonds is looking to accelerated schedules for completing Bayport and bringing additional container capaci Read More »

Air cargo will be booming, but is the world ready?

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Airfreight volumes will triple by 2025 over 2005 levels. That is the major conclusion in a forecast recently released by Airports Council International. Read More »

Maersk enhances Asia ’ Red Sea service

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

In line with customer needs and continuous effort to develop services, Maersk Line is pleased to announce the new extended version of FM5, our Asia - Red Sea service. We will launch the extended service in March 2007. The new benefits offered by FM5 inclu Read More »

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