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Premium Article  BREAKBULK 2007 - To “infinity and beyond” for Rickmers

Karen Thuermer | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In October 2006, a photograph taken of Rickmers Tokyo as she left Italy bound for Asia showed the range of cargo carried on a typical round-the-world voyage for Hamburg-based Rickmers-Linie. As she departed, every square foot of deck space was utilized, a Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK 2007 - Cemex builds for the future

Karen Thuermer | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In 2012, the world will focus on London as athletes from around the globe gather to participate in the Summer Olympic Games and 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. But long before the Olympic Torch is lit and the crowds amass, contractors will begin the en Read More »

Houston and Galveston sign agreement for development of new container facility

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Galveston signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities for the development and use of property on Pelican Island as a future container-handling facility. Representatives of the maritime Read More »

Port of Halifax and Suez Canal Authority enter into MOU

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Halifax Port Authority and the Suez Canal Authority have entered into a memorandum of understanding. This agreement is aimed at generating new business by promoting the all water route between Asia and the Indian Subcontinent by moving cargo through t Read More »

AIGGIG enters into agreement to purchase MTC Holdings

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

AIG Global Investment Group (AIGGIG) and Christopher Redlich, Jr. announced that Highstar Harbor Holdings III, Inc., a subsidiary of AIG Highstar Capital (Highstar), entered into a definitive agreement with Redlich to purchase 100% of MTC Holdings (MTCH). Read More »

SCSPA signs four-year contract for Suez Service with TNWA

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has signed a new four-year agreement with The New World Alliance (TNWA), securing current business and adding a weekly, all-water service through the Suez Canal that connects Charleston to Southeast Asia an Read More »

BDP acquires full ownership of German joint venture

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

BDP International (BDP), a privately-held global logistics and transportation services company based in the US, announced it has acquired full ownership of its joint venture with the transportation division of Merlin Logistics GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany. BD Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics & Mitsubishi ink contract

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Canada (VSC) has announced the signing of a three-year contract with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada to handle all of the car-maker's imported vehicles from Japan, plus a smaller volume of US-built Mitsubis Read More »

Hallmark partners with New Breed Logistics

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

New Breed Logistics, Inc., based in High Point, North Carolina, announced today that it has signed a five-year contract with Hallmark Cards, Inc., to operate two new retail distribution centers located in Clayton, North Carolina and St. Joseph, Missouri. Read More »

US-Mexico trucking closer to reality

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

A vote scheduled to be taken later this week in the US House of Representatives would place restrictions on a proposed Department of Transportation program to allow US-Mexico crossborder trucking. The measure, if it does become law, might actually jumpsta Read More »

Unit trains play key role in combine transport

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

For agricultural equipment manufacturers such as John Deere and CNH Case New Holland, mile-long unit trains are playing an integral role in getting combines to customers in Russia, former Soviet states and elsewhere throughout the world. Read More »

Intermodal first quarter volume rises 1.1%

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume rose 1.1% in the first quarter of 2007, setting a first-quarter record and continuing a growth pattern that has now entered its sixth year. Read More »

ITI Chairman: railroads are taking leadership role in economic development

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Intermodal

Thomas Finkbiner, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, told a recent gathering of the Global Logistics Conference, in Jackson, Mississippi, that while the federal government has Read More »

NZ Trade Min, says NZ-US free trade prospects improve

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

New Zealand Trade Minister Phil Goff says the country's chances of securing a free-trade pact with the US have improved after a deal between the White House and Congress, the Dominion Post reported. Read More »

Bush struggling to get “fast track” trade authority

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush administration still faces big hurdles to renewing its "fast track" trade negotiating authority despite a deal with top Democrats in Congress on labor and environmental issues, analysts said. Read More »

US manufacturing will trail GDP this year

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

Growth in US manufacturing will slow in 2007 and trail a lackluster economy that is weighed down by housing market troubles and a correction of business inventories, a manufacturing group forecast. Read More »

China vows steps on trade, asks for US cooperation

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

China vowed to take further measures to ease its booming trade surplus, but also called on the United States to treat it as an equal in an upcoming meeting between the two to discuss such tensions. Read More »

Hurdles remain in Africa-EU trade talks

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | International Trade

Debate over how much aid the European Union should give poor African countries to help them upgrade their production is at the heart of finding a new trade deal between the two regions, African officials said. Read More »

TIACA welcomes new US-EU ‘open skies’ agreement

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has welcomed the signing of a new transatlantic economic partnership between the United States and the European Union that incorporates an 'open skies' agreement for transatlantic flights, effective from Mar Read More »

Five challenges for China’s aviation sector

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified five challenges China will face in building a cost-efficient, safe and competitive industry. These are: efficient air traffic management, environmental sustainability, cost-efficient airpor Read More »

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