Tioga Group Releases CIGMA international freight study

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

A new study, Containerized Intermodal Goods Movement Assessment (CIGMA) 2008, has been released by freight transportation consultant The Tioga Group, Inc. (http://www.tiogagroup.com). Supported by interviews with more than 60 leading firms linked to the supply c Read More »

IT optimization, leadership drive freight forwarding industry

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Gene Gander, Vice President of Sales for CargoWise' edi, a provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, says that while today's global business environment is replete with dynamic execution technologies and IT initiative Read More »

U-Freight upbeat on intra-Asian trade report

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

U-Freight, the international freight forwarding and logistics group, has welcomed the positive news about intra-Asian trades featured in a leading industry report as an antidote to the gathering gloom facing much of the world's business community. Read More »

Saddle Creek streamlines supply chain for Hornell Brewing Co., Inc.

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Improving efficiencies and accommodating seasonal fluctuations are two key reasons why Hornell Brewing Company Inc., national marketer of the famous AriZona' brand iced teas and other beverages, is turning to Saddle Creek Corporation for its logistics nee Read More »

Con-way MultimodalTM launched

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Intermodal

Con-way, Inc. announced that it has launched Con-way Multimodal', providing expanded freight brokerage capabilities and services in the third-party logistics and multimodal freight transportation business, focusing on flexible, efficient capacity solution Read More »

BNSF expands mileage-based fuel surcharge program

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that it will extend its mileage-based fuel surcharge program to carload (Agricultural Products, Coal, Industrial Products and Automotive) customers who do not currently pay a mileage-based fuel surcharge beginning Jan Read More »

CN seeks legal relief to conclude EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said that it will be seeking legal relief in order to permit the company to close on its proposed acquisition of the major portion of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). Relief will be required now that the Surface Transportation Board Read More »

Coalition to DOT: Right problems, wrong solutions

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Intermodal

In its 2009 Reauthorization policy proposal, Refocus. Reform. Renew., the Administration gets it right on identifying the challenges facing the nation's transportation system and SAFETEA-LU, the legislation authorizing federal funding for the system. How Read More »

Kintetsu World Express signs up with AFRA

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

Kintetsu World Express (KWE) has signed a contract for its operations in 10 countries in Europe and South Africa to use OAG Cargo's Airfreight Rates (AFRA) application to distribute and search for real-time worldwide cargo rates. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo appoints Airnautic as GSA partner in France

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

Founded in 1984, Airnautic France has become one of the country's leading specialists in air cargo transport. The company operates from three locations in Mulhouse, Paris Roissy and Lyon. Read More »

KLM cargo switches to Traxon CDMP

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

KLM Cargo is now using the Traxon CDMP system to monitor the quality of all of its cargo shipping processes worldwide. KLM Cargo is the fourth major cargo airline − after Lufthansa Cargo, Air France Cargo and Martinair − to choose Traxon CDMP. Read More »

Horizon celebrates 50 years in Puerto Rico

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, celebrated 50 years of service in Puerto Rico at an event for customers, vendors, labor leaders, government officials and staff held at the company's San Juan marine termin Read More »

Four percent drop projected for 2008 retail containers

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to decline four percent in 2008 compared with 2007 because of the nation's slow economy, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Glob Read More »

UASC takes delivery of new ship M.V. Jazan

AJOT | August 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), owned by six Arabian Gulf States (Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.) formally took delivery of its new ship at a specially organized delivery and naming ceremony held at Ulsan in Korea. The ceremo Read More »

INTTRA provides availability of idle container management

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, today announces the availability of INTTRA Idle Container Management (ICM), an intuitive, on-demand shipment management solution that allows shippers and freight forwarders to manage ex Read More »

Fuel cost recovery a priority for Asia-US lines

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) say they plan to begin narrowing the gap between what they pay for inland fuel in their intermodal operations and what they collect against those costs through inland fuel surcharges. TSA i Read More »

Port of Baltimore signs multi-year contract with Evergreen

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley, joined by Department of Transportation Secretary John Porcari, Maryland Port Administration Executive Director James J. White and officials from Evergreen Marine Corporation, today announced that the Port of Baltimore signed a ne Read More »

NY/NJ Port undertakes strategic assessment of future port cargo volumes

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey continuing to exceed projections, the Port Authority has launched a study to explore what it must do to keep the port the leading East Coast destination for international shippers. Read More »

Savannah exports more than one million teus for FY2008

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced today the GPA handled more than 2.6 million teus in fiscal year 2008, a 14.9% increase, setting a record for containers handled at the Port of Savannah. The GPA’s total tonnage fo Read More »

Prince Rupert container traffic achieves new milestones

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The first six months of 2008 saw 42,555 teus (435,550 tons) move through the Fairview Container Terminal, an average of 7,093 teus (20-foot equivalent units) per month. Outbound containers accounted for nearly 50% of the throughput, of which 39% were full Read More »