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New Gateway at Kansai Int’l Airport to meet flourishing demand

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL inaugurated its new five billion yen (US$41 million) expanded facility at the Kansai International Airport. The 10,100 sqm DHL Kansai International Airport Gateway, located at the International Cargo Warehouse C, is the largest facility operated by an Read More »

High-value exports drive premium airfreight demand

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Air Cargo

The high value and urgency of many Irish airfreight exports is driving a mini-boom in express and time-definite airfreight services, according to IAM - Ireland's largest cargo GSSA. Read More »

Maersk’s Scan Med to call Piraeus, Greece

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced a new direct service between North Europe and Piraeus (Greece). The service will include Piraeus in the Scan Med service allowing a fast, reliable, and competitive product to and from Greece. Read More »

EIMSKIP introduces NECA Express

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The fixed day weekly schedule will offer an all water service between the ports of Eastern Canada and New England with a double port call in Halifax Nova Scotia serving both Halterm and Ceres Marine Terminals. Read More »

CMA CGM first global carrier to include DCT Gdansk

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

With the arrival of its 1,400teu feeder vessel Cape Fulmar at the DCT Gdansk terminal on June 6, CMA CGM became the first of the top 10 global container shipping lines to incorporate this brand-new Polish facility into its worldwide network. Cape Fulmar i Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION - Ocean Carriers embrace stand-alone “logistics company”

George Lauriat | June 10, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Management has at times struggled with the role of “logistics operations” within the umbrella of containership related activities. However, the stand-alone logistics division is coming of age for steamship lines and more often there is a bottom line to pr Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION -  Whirlpool cleans up distribution by streamlining inventory

Karen Thuermer | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Over the last decade, Whirlpool Corporation has transformed itself from a regional manufacturing and trade-focused business into a global, consumer-driven enterprise. Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION -  Kansas City Logistics Park part of “inland port” effort

Gene Linn | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

Kansas City's drive to become a major inland port for logistics and distribution centers kicked into a higher gear with Burlington Northern Sante Fe’s decision to build Logistics Park - Kansas City. Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION - Globalization creates demand for logistics expertise

Peter Buxbaum | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

The phenomenon of a globalized economy is bringing opportunity to third-party logistics providers, according to Joel Anderson, president and CEO of the International Warehouse Logistics Association, an industry group based in Des Plaines, IL, in an exclus Read More »

GPAA to seek flexibility in allocations by Corps

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Gulf port leaders would like to see more flexibility in US Army Corps of Engineers allocations so that recovery may be hastened for a maritime facility struck by a natural disaster. Read More »

Inland waterways offer cost advantages, available capacity

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The number of barges plying 12,000 miles of US rivers rose in 2006 for the first time in eight years, according to an annual study published earlier this year. Barge numbers rise and fall for a variety of reasons, but industry experts say the increase las Read More »

GPA announces two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah, one via the Suez Canal and one via the Panama Canal. These new services further cement the Port of Savannah as the Sou Read More »

PRPA announces start of channel-deepening project

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid much fanfare, a day sought after by the Philadelphia regional maritime industry for more than two decades finally arrived when Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that conflicts with New Jersey related to the Delaware River Channel Deep Read More »

Museum seeks artifacts to honor “the box that changed the world”

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A group of international maritime industry leaders associated with transportation pioneer Malcom McLean has kicked-off a campaign to collect artifacts, historical data and documents for a public museum and research center about the history of containeriza Read More »

Tucker Company initiates ISO certification process

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company, a logistics company based in Cherry Hill, NJ, has announced that the firm has initiated the process for ISO-9000 certification. Read More »

NCBFAA elects new Area 8 Director

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

During its recent annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) announced the election of Rene Romero, President, AM-MEX International, to a two-year term as Area 8 Director. Read More »

Grant helps Menlo Worldwide expand in Warsaw, NC

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley announced that Menlo Worldwide will expand in North Carolina by opening a new distribution and logistics facility in Duplin County, creating 30 jobs and investing $1.2 million during the next three years. The announcement w Read More »

Carlyle Group acquires majority ownership of RMI

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

RMI, the largest independent provider of comprehensive rail information services to the transportation industry, announced that global private equity firm The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in the company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More »

Celadon acquires truckload assets from Air Road Express

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

Celadon Group, Inc. announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business and certain tractors and trailers of Air Road Express, Inc. ('Air Road'). Air Road will continue to provide asset based logistics services with it Read More »

Con-way executive testifies on support of National Guard and Reserves

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight'Central President David L. Miller does not mince words when he talks about the importance of the National Guard and reserves to America's national security and fighting forces. "The freedoms we enjoy as citizens of these United States are Read More »

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