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Premium Article  MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA TRADE & PORTS 2005

Karen Thuermer | October 09, 2005 | Ports & Terminals

With increasing volumes of cargo transiting the Mediterranean from Asia via the Suez Canal, Mediterranean ports are taking on increasing importance. With cargo volumes on the rise, however, these ports are experiencing capacity issues. Consequently, many Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS 2005 | VPA stretches is potential as major East Coast port

Karen Thuermer | October 09, 2005 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia is benefiting from a trend of using all-water service direct from Asia instead of transiting the US West Coast. It is also benefiting from the surge in cargo from that part of the world. Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS 2005 | Industrial Products Co. (IPC)

Karen Thuermer | October 09, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Industrial Products Co. (IPC), a fastener distributor located in Lynchburg, VA is one happy Port of Virginia customer. An industrial supply firm that concentrates on inventory management systems, Scott Wolf, IPC president, explains that the goal of the bu Read More »

Port of New Orleans bustling again

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of New Orleans is bustling again as nine ships, including four container vessels, were scheduled to call on the port. The total is nearly double the activity the port's docks experienced last week. Read More »

North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals announces $93-million terminal expansion

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. announced its intention to seek approval from the Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) for a $93-million expansion and upgrade of its existing potash storage facilities. Read More »

League hosts 2005 World Shippers’ summit

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Transportation freight professionals representing shippers' organizations from the three major trading regions of the world converged on San Francisco, CA last month for the 2005 Annual Tripartite Shippers' Group (TSG) Meeting. Since 1994 shipper delegat Read More »

Memphis ranked among

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Memphis has been recognized as one of the "Top Logistics Metros in the US" by Expansion Management magazine. The report calls Memphis a "Five Star Logistics Metro," which means that the city is in the top 20% of the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Read More »

NCBFAA honors Rep. Brady for CAFTA support

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

During its Political Action Committee's evening reception on Monday, September 19, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) in conjunction with its affiliate, the Houston Customshouse Brokers and Freight Forwarders Read More »

Bi-State Motor Carriers hold Awards Luncheon

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Intermodal

The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, Inc. held its 16th Annual Awards Luncheon on September 27th, 2005, at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, New Jersey. At this luncheon, awards are presented to those terminals and individuals who have Read More »

Norfolk Southern reopens New Orleans intermodal terminal

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Intermodal

On Oct. 3 Norfolk Southern Corporation reopened its intermodal terminal in New Orleans. The facility had been closed since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Aug. 29. Read More »

Short Line RRs embrace Railinc’s web tools

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Intermodal

Railinc announced that over 50 railroads have implemented the company's new RailSync suite of services. Since this time last year, the number of RailSync users has more than doubled, making it the fastest-growing service of its kind in North America. Rece Read More »

Despite hurricanes, port congestion low as retailers hit

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | International Trade

Despite recent hurricanes, congestion levels are low and cargo is flowing smoothly at the nation's major retail container ports as merchants move into the peak shipping cycle for the annual holiday sales season, according to the October Port Tracker repor Read More »

Grand Alliance and The New World Alliance to cooperate on key trades

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | International Trade

Slot-exchange and joint service to begin in early 2006 -The member lines of the Grand Alliance (GA) and The New World Alliance (TNWA) have announced their agreement to cooperate on key trades effective in early 2006. Read More »

APL, Maersk help streamline military Mideast supply chain

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | International Trade

Distribution is the buzzword that best describes the approach the military now takes to transportation. Distribution goes beyond earlier concepts of transportation and logistics by suggesting an end-to-end approach that delivers material from the factory Read More »

Canadian Steel Assn. talks tough to House Finance Committee

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | International Trade

Proposing a productivity and competitiveness strategy, the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) presented it's budgetary vision to the House of Commons Finance Committee. Covering government spending, taxation, improving international trade policy, Read More »

Canadian dollar seen easing over coming year

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | International Trade

The Canadian dollar is expected to retreat over the next twelve months, but will likely stay fairly close to the 14-year highs against the greenback it reached last week, according to a Reuters poll. Read More »

T-bone steaks to make triumphant return to EU menus

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | International Trade

On Oct. 5 the European Union agreed to allow T-bone steaks back into Europe's restaurants, lifting a four-year ban imposed over mad cow disease fears. Read More »

Emirates Skycargo and Korean Air Cargo ink Indian codeshare deal

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo and Korean Air Cargo have signed an agreement to codeshare cargo capacity on two key routes from India - the capital Delhi and commercial hub Mumbai. Read More »

Emirate takes delivery of fifth Boeing 777-300ER

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Air Cargo

The aircraft is Emirates' fifth Boeing 777-300ER from a total of 30 that the airline has on firm order. The remaining 25 Boeing 777-300ERs will be added to the airline's rapidly-expanding fleet by end 2007. Read More »

bmi to expand Heathrow long-haul services

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Air Cargo

BMI announced plans to increase its services from Heathrow to Mumbai, India to a daily service and to introduce a three-times-weekly Heathrow-Jeddah service, following the successful launch of its Heathrow-Riyadh service earlier this month. Read More »

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