CII expands in New Zealand

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Consolidators International (CII) is expanding its New Zealand freight operations with the signing of a new, exclusive agreement with that nation's largest forwarder, Mondiale Freight Services, Ltd. Read More »

Trucking calls for plan to limit fuel cost effect on economy

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

A top trucking official along with a professional truck driver urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive energy plan that will ensure an affordable supply of oil and limit the effect of rising fuel costs on the US economy. Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Ohio Central Railroad System

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire nine short line railroads known as the Ohio Central Railroad System (OCR), for $219.0 million in cash. In addition, GWI has agreed to pay contingent consideration of approxi Read More »

Schneider selected as Wal-Mart’s ‘Intermodal Carrier of the Year’

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National announced today it has been selected as the 2007 Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Schneider was notified of this year's honor after Wal-Mart's annual evaluation of its trucking and logistics services providers. S Read More »

Chile July trade surplus seen at $2.1 bln.

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

Chile's trade surplus is expected to total $2.1 billion in July, down from $2.4 billion in the same month last year, as imports and exports each touch record highs, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

Taiwan July exports growth seen easing to 16.8%

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

Taiwan's exports in July probably grew 16.8% from a year earlier, the slowest pace in three months, due mainly to weaker electronics demand in the United States and Europe, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

Brazil’s Lula to seek rapid revival of trade talks

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

Brazil wants to restart collapsed global trade negotiations and believes an agreement can be reached within two months, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said. Read More »

Cargo 2000 measures quality of 1mln. route maps

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000's program to improve the quality of air cargo achieved an important milestone in June 2008 when it measured the quality of more than one million individual route maps for the first time. Read More »

ATA vows legal action to stop DOT auction

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the US airlines, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation (DOT) announcement that it will auction slots at Newark Liberty Internation Read More »

Lam joins Trans Global Logistics to lead worldwide airfreight

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Trans Global Logistics, a leading Hong Kong-based logistics company with a wide network throughout Asia, has named Peter Lam corporate director of airfreight. Lam joins Trans Global from Virgin Atlantic Cargo, where he was regional sales manager for Hong Read More »

Portland, OR celebrates return of ‘K’ Line, service to Japan

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

For farmers, business owners and port officials alike, it was great news when the first 'K' Line ship since December 2004 arrived in Portland Oregon recently. Along with it came the return of direct export service to Japan. Port officials boarded the vess Read More »

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. ( 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 »