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First Industrial acquires 356 acres near new Dallas intermodal facility

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Intermodal

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. announced that it has acquired a 356 acre land parcel in the Dallas market for its Strategic Land and Development Joint Venture, FirstCal 3, LLC, with the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), the seco Read More »

Doha Free trade talks suspended 5 years

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Governments from around the world pledged to great fanfare in Doha that they would make free trade work for even the poorest countries. Five years later, it's just another quiet day at the World Trade Organization. Read More »

Next US Congress will dramatically shift trade policy

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

The next US Congress, led by Democrats, will bring a dramatic policy shift on international trade policy toward protectionism, according to the predictions of a former congressional assistant. Read More »

US remains global economic leader

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Billions of dollars in intellectual property losses a year and a mammoth trade deficit have hindered America's dominance in the global economy the past 20 years. But weaknesses in the nation's education system and energy inefficiency remain the two bigges Read More »

RR exec. forms Patriot Rail Corp.,

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Gary O. Marino, co-founder and former chairman, president and CEO of RailAmerica, Inc. has formed Patriot Rail Corp. for the purpose of acquiring short line and regional freight railroads. The newly formed company announced its first acquisition, the 118- Read More »

Public support for dedicated transportation funding grows

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Americans cast their vote on no less than 30 ballot initiatives designed to generate funds for transportation infrastructure improvements. Voters unmistakably said 'yes' to transportation funding, approving 23 measures calling for increased or extended ta Read More »

Consolidating the ConAgra fleet

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

An American food giant with $12 billion in annual sales, ConAgra Foods Inc. recently faced the daunting task of consolidating its considerable stable of truckers and centralizing the management of its remaining core carriers. The Omaha-based packaged food Read More »

CMA CGM announces new Boston direct call

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced they will begin calling Boston's Conley Terminal on a fortnightly basis via the Liberty Bridge Service. The CMA-CGM ELBE Voyage LB073W will arrive Boston on Dec. 7, 2006. Read More »

Ever Superb named ‘Ship of the Year’ 2006 by Maritime Asia

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Ever Superb, the fifth in the Evergreen Group's series of 7,024 teu S-class container vessels, has been named Ship of the Year 2006 by leading Asian maritime publication Lloyd's List Maritime Asia. The presentation was made to Dr. Kenny Ong, Chairman of E Read More »

TSA changes leadership structure to become more responsive

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) has charted a new course for leadership by creating a four-member Executive Committee that will run the organization. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA INTERMODAL EXPO 2006 - TransCore Launches 3sixty

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Intermodal

TransCore has introduced the new 3sixty product suite, merging six separate logistics capabilities into a single platform for third-party logistics providers, shippers, and carriers. The launch of 3sixty also marks major upgrades to TransCore's DAT freigh Read More »

Premium Article  IANA INTERMODAL EXPO 2006 - CN recognizes four short-line railways for superior performance

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Intermodal

CN recently honored four of its short-line railway partners at its 2006 Annual Shortline Conference in Montreal. Awards were presented to: Read More »

Kalmar looking to Kansas to grow American presence

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Scandinavia-based equipment manufacturer Kalmar Industries hopes the way to the hearts ' and purse strings ' of American port industry decision makers is through America's Heartland. Read More »

Jerry A. Bridges next Virginia Port Authority Exec. Dir.

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Jerry A. Bridges has been chosen to become the Virginia Port Authority's next executive director, succeeding the VPA's long-time leader, J. Robert Bray, who will be retiring next year. Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority welcomes Deltaport Third Berth Project decision

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) President and CEO, Captain Gordon Houston recently welcomed the decision by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, that the Deltaport T Read More »

Tacoma breakbulk cargo volume up 19.7%

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In mid-October, five over-dimension trucks arrived at the Port of Tacoma from Alberta, each laden with a huge Canadian-made gas compressor. Days later, the Spliethoff Anjeliergracht arrived at Terminal 7 to load the five 128,000-pound compressors for thei Read More »

Alan R. Klestadt named NCBFAA Customs Counsel

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan R. Klestadt, a partner in the law firm of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP as Customs Counsel for the Ass Read More »

Panalpina on track for record year

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The global transport and logistics group Panalpina persistently continues its solid performance and posts excellent results for the first nine months of 2006. Fueled by favorable world market conditions, substantial new business wins and successful cost m Read More »

CaroTrans opens Boston office to handle New England freight

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

CaroTrans International, one of the largest neutral, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs), has opened its newest branch office, CaroTrans Boston to handle LCL (less-than-container-load) and FCL (full-container-load) freight in the New England mar Read More »

Mitigating Southern California congestion

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Intermodal

That the Southern California highway system is congested is a well known fact to just about everyone. It is, perhaps, an understatement. The Southern California Leadership Council, a business-sponsored public policy partnership in the Southern California Read More »

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