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Canada’s lower parliament passes softwood deal with US

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | International Trade

The controversial US-Canada softwood lumber deal passed easily in Canada's House of Commons on Sept. 19, ensuring the survival of the country's minority Conservative government. Read More »

Calgary concludes successful ACF 2006 Round Up

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

TIACA's biannual Air Cargo Forum and Exposition was held Sept. 12-14 at the Roundup Centre in Stampede Park, Calgary, Canada. The event cumulated with a rodeo and performance by Cirque du Soleil. Attendees were also entertained with an elaborate performan Read More »

SWISS to add more Airbus aircraft to European fleet

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

SWISS will acquire a further two Airbus A321 and an additional Airbus A320 aircraft next Spring for its European fleet. The extra capacity will enable the carrier to both benefit from the expected growth in European air travel demand and provide additiona Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo launches SkyChain cargo management system

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

SkyChain, a centralized cargo reservation and business management solution, offers a number of advantages over existing systems. Benefits include compatibility with the wide host customer systems, capacity to accommodate upgrades and changes through Java Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo celebrates 2nd anniversary at Air Cargo Forum

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, recently celebrated the second anniversary since its launch, at the Air Cargo Forum in Calgary, Canada. Read More »

USL announces weekly Australia/New Zealand service

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

US Lines (USL) announced that its service from Los Angeles to Tauranga, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will become weekly effective Thursday, October 5, 2006 with the sailing of Falcon 1, Voyage 607. Read More »

Crowley adds US-Virgin Islands capacity

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

To meet the needs of its customers shipping to the Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean during the peak holiday season, Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has acquired the use of a third container ship, the Pine Valley, to sail between Po Read More »

APL exec. warns port infrastructure and high costs hamper India’s progress

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

A lack of world-class infrastructure and high port and inland costs continue to limit India's economic progress, a senior executive of global container transportation leader, APL, told a recent gathering of high-level shipping industry executives. Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS - California Port Survey

George Lauriat | September 17, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

n discussions about California’s economy, it is often pointed out that if the Golden State were a nation, its $1.5 trillion GDP would rank within the top ten countries worldwide. The international trade component of California’s GDP is estimated to be $37 Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS - California port success a group effort

Peter Buxbaum | September 17, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

A recently-released analysis from the National Retail Federation presents some interesting facts about Southern California ports. Volumes of containers flowing through the ports in July 2006, the most recent month for which statistics are available, top t Read More »

US Chamber chairman warns of $1 trillion funding shortfall

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

As a top executive of a major US corporation, Gerald Shaheen is very familiar with the importance of our major seaports, and as elected leader of the world's largest business federation, Shaheen is part of ongoing efforts seeking to ensure a transportatio Read More »

Philip V. Connors named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc.

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Philip V. Connors has been named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. (BTT), a national provider of marine drayage services. Mr. Connors will assume the position October 1. He replaces Clark E. Brown, who retired in July. Read More »

Sea Star Line welcomes Edward LaGoy as AVP Sales

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that Edward (Ned) LaGoy has joined the company as assistant vice president of field sales. LaGoy came on board on September 1 and reports directly to Bill Stallings, vice president of sales. Read More »

WWPC teams up to deliver heavy-lift solution

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Transporting a 98-foot, 60-ton, aluminum-hull crew boat and 25 giant fermenting tanks that weighed a total of 194.9 tons was all easily within the capabilities of the Worldwide Project Consortium, and its heavy-lift project cargo partners. Read More »

BDP opens Nuremberg project logistics office

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

"It is vital for us to enhance our project logistics capability in Europe, particularly Germany whose large industrial companies are migrating operations to every corner of the globe," said Luc Van Heygen, head of BDP's project logistics unit. "The new of Read More »

Schneider National receives ShopKo’s transportation performance award

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National Inc. announced that the company has been honored with a Supply Chain All-Star award from ShopKo, a $2.2 billon retailer of quality goods and services. For the past five years, ShopKo has presented the award annually to companies that de Read More »

John S. Connor handles valuable guitar shipment

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

John S. Connor, Inc. has recently completed the shipment of 22 guitars, owned by a London-based rock star, for sale in the US. The owner, Bernie Marsden, was a lead guitarist for the internationally known rock group Whitesnake, which had hit records in th Read More »

Fenway Partners acquires RoadLink USA, Inc.

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Intermodal

Fenway Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, announced an agreement to partner with RoadLink's senior management team and acquire RoadLink USA, Inc., the leading national independent intermodal trucking service provider. The terms of the Read More »

FedEx Corp. completes acquisition of Watkins Motor Lines

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Intermodal

FedEx Corporation announced that it has completed the $780 million cash purchase of the LTL operations of Watkins Motor Lines and certain affiliates. A privately held company based in Lakeland, FL, ... Read More »

Idaho delegation applauds signing of Softwood Lumber Agreement

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | International Trade

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Reps. Mike Simpson and C.L. "Butch" Otter say last week's signing of the US-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement is a necessary final step to provide for the implementation of this long sought resolution. The d Read More »

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