Monthly retail import volume still below one million containers

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports remained below the one million mark in April and was the third-slowest month in the past five years despite a slight improvement over March, according to the monthly Port Tracker report rele Read More »

New hub concept in raw coffee logistics brings additional shipments to Hamburg

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NKG Kala Hamburg has taken on full responsibility for raw coffee logistics on behalf of three Sara Lee roasting houses in Europe. Working closely together in the year 2008, the companies Decotrade, of Zug in Switzerland, and NKG Kala Hamburg worked out a Read More »

Port coalition praises Obama’s pick of Brennan to lead FMC

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A broad alliance of national, state and local environmental, public health, community and labor organizations applauded President Barack Obama for his appointment of Joseph E. Brennan as acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the DC agency Read More »

LimitLess International obtains approval as a CCSF

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

LimitLess International, Inc., a provider of international air and sea freight services with expertise in documentation, customs clearance, insurance, packing and storage, received approval as a Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) by the United Stat Read More »

Maersk Logistics, Maersk Customs Services and Damco combine as new market force

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

On September 7, 2009, the A.P. Moller ' Maersk Group will merge its supply chain management activities branded as Maersk Logistics, customs brokerage activities branded as Maersk Customs Services, Inc. and its freight forwarding activities branded as Damc Read More »

NCBFAA expresses concern over proposal for FDA registration of customs brokers

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

In a letter today to House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) President Mary Jo Muoio expressed concern with a proposed provision in the Committee's May 26 Di Read More »

3PL Nexus Distribution expands to 1 mln. sq. ft. in Chicago

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Third-party logistics provider Nexus Distribution announced that it has added a third warehouse to its Midwest region facilities. The new distribution center, located at 6510 W 73rd Street in Bedford Park, IL, features 306,552 square feet and direct acces Read More »

NITL and WSC welcome ICC statement on Rotterdam Rules

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) welcome the statement issued by the Paris‐based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) lending the support of the World Business Organization's Commission on Read More »

CSX & PSEG Power introduce low emission locomotives

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation (CSXT) and PSEG Power met with New Jersey state and local officials at the Trenton Transit Center to unveil new ultra-low emission GenSet locomotives to be operated in New Jersey. Read More »

ATA unveils progressive new highway safety agenda

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Intermodal

'While the trucking industry is now the safest it has been since the US Department of Transportation began keeping crash statistics in 1975, we must continue to further the trend,' said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. 'Our 18 progressive safety policie Read More »

Ag shippers name APL No. 1 for second time in three years

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

APL, the world's 7th-largest container shipping line, is No. 1 in the eyes of US agricultural exporters. That's the verdict of shippers surveyed this spring by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC). Read More »

Liquid food transport company relocates to Port Manatee Commerce Center

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hawaii Tank got its start transporting milk from California to Hawaii and is now experiencing a great deal of growth in the orange juice market here in Florida. Due to its uniquely designed tank container, Hawaii Tank allows transportation of up to 6,350 Read More »

Port of Montreal overtakes its main container market competitors in 2008

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

“The year 2008 was a record year for container handling at the Port de Montreal. In fact, the Port enjoyed higher growth than its main competitors on the East Coast,” announced Sylvie Vachon, Acting President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority during Read More »

NYK Logistics announces new warehouse facility in Spartanburg, SC

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NYK Logistics Americas, Inc. announced the opening of its newest Reverse Logistics facility in Spartanburg, SC. Located at 1,387 Victor Hill Road, Duncan, SC, the new warehouse encompasses 100,000 square feet, with 10 doors, fully secured with fenced yard Read More »

FL gov. Crist signs Port Manatee DRI exemption bill

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Just 11 days after signing a history-making pact with the Panama Canal Authority, Port Manatee’s good fortune was stroked again – this time by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s signature on a bill exempting Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) within three mi Read More »

Louisiana port legislation moves forward

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance two vital pieces of legislation aimed at improving the competitiveness of Louisiana’s international businesses and boosting private investment in public port authorities and HB744 by Rep. Cedric Richmond Read More »

Carriers prepare for Canadian ACI Truck e-Manifest requirements with Descartes

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Intermodal

Descartes Systems Group announced that industry-leading carriers, including Con-way Freight, are preparing for the soon-to-be-mandatory Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Truck e-Manifest with Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) Customs Filing & Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo shifts Asian hub to Krasnoyarsk

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Air Cargo

As of June, Lufthansa Cargo AG is relocating on schedule, its technical stopover point for its cargo flights from Astana (TSE), Kazakhstan, to Krasnoyarsk (KJA) in Russia. The first flight via the new route was made on June 1 from Tokyo via Krasnoyarsk to Read More »

New traffic at Athens Airport

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Air Cargo

Miltos Sintakis, Managing Director of Swiftair Hellas reports that his company through the mother company SWIFTAIR Spain, has started a regular five times per week service on behalf of DHL. The cargo, bound for both Thessaloniki and Tirana in Albania, is Read More »

Evergreen & China Shipping cooperate on Asia-America, Europe & Mexico/USEC Trades

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and China Shipping Container Lines have agreed to cooperate on Asia-US West Coast, Asia-Europe and Asia-Mexico-US East Coast containership services commencing June 2009. The agreement was signed by First Vice Group Chairman of the Evergree Read More »