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APL Executive renews warning about transport system

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Intermodal

America's aging transportation infrastructure can't keep up with relentless world trade growth. If it isn't overhauled, consumers and the US economy will pay a steep price. Read More »

‘America’s Freight Transportation Through 2010’ Conference

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Intermodal

FTR Associates, a leading transportation freight forecasting and research firm, has scheduled their 2006 conference 'America's Freight Transportation Through 2010' for September 13-14 in Indianapolis, IN. The conference will bring together transportation Read More »

Short line traffic climbs 2.2%, outpacing Class I traffic in 1/Q 2006

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Intermodal

RMI recently reported the RailConnect Index Quarterly Analysis of Traffic Statistics for the First Quarter 2006. In its Quarterly Analysis, which is designed to provide railroads and rail shippers with insight on short line growth and trends, RMI reports Read More »

Garcia fights for Peru votes with ‘responsible’ pledge

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | International Trade

Alan Garcia, who left Peru economically ruined when he led the country two decades ago, is now ahead in polls for the June presidential runoff but is still fighting hard to convince voters he wants "responsible change." Read More »

Japan’s Koizumi to visit Bush in June

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | International Trade

Japan's role in the Iraq war and US beef exports are expected to be on the agenda when Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, one of President George W. Bush's closest allies, visits the White House on June 29. Read More »

EFJ, Inc. subsidiary receives ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | International Trade

EFJ, Inc. announced that its Transcrypt International subsidiary has been recognized by the Midwest International Trade Association (MITA) as exporter of the year. MITA, a trade association dedicated to the development and expansion of international trade Read More »

Boeing predicts air cargo transport demand to triple in 20 years

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Air Cargo

Once upon a time, airlines and aircraft manufacturers looked upon freight as the illegitimate child of the airline business. But with more cargo taking to the skies than ever before, the market for air cargo carriers is booming. Read More »

Strong traffic demand in 1/Q; Oil remains wild card for profitability

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that first quarter 2006 international passenger traffic recorded 5.9% growth while international freight traffic was up 5.2% over the same period for 2005. For the month of March, passenger growt Read More »

Rickenbacker posts 12.5% increase in April activity

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Air Cargo

Over 19.7 million pounds of cargo moved through Rickenbacker in April for a 12.5% increase compared to April 2005 activity. Read More »

DAX combines high levels of service with advanced technology

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Air Cargo

The newest organization to join the ranks of the air cargo industry believes it recognizes the formula for success in a very competitive business; a genuine integration of high levels of personal service combined with advanced technology. Read More »

Italia Marittima adds to shortsea/feeder services out of Taranto Container Terminal

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Italia Marittima will launch a new service linking its Mediterranean hub, Taranto Container Terminal, with Algiers. The ALS service commenced on May 9. A 369-teu chartered vessel will offer sailings every nine days. Read More »

New container carrier coming to Port of Seattle

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the second largest operator of container ships and one of the fastest-growing maritime transportation companies in the world will begin calling at the Port of Seattle next year. Read More »

Evergreen named best intra-Asian shipping line at Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Marine Corporation has been named Best Shipping Line - Intra Asia for the second consecutive year at the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) 2006. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK TRANS. REVIEW 2006 - Port of Vancouver (USA) and Canada‚s Fraser River Port Take Breakbulk

Karen Thuermer | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver (USA) is an anomaly. With most West Coast seaports increasing their commitments to containerized freight, this Washington State port sees breakbulk as its future.

“Most ports have stopped investing in infrastructure for breakb Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK TRANS. REVIEW 2006 - Great Lakes see renewed breakbulk interest

Gene Linn | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Massive bulk shipments of industrial and construction raw materials and grain still are the bread and butter of Great Lakes shipping. But growing shipments of breakbulk cargoes add an increasingly tasty helping of jam. Read More »

ZIM’s new Portland service begins

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

When the 3,800 teu ZIM USA docked at the Port's Terminal 6 (T-6) May 14, it marked the culmination of two years of intensive efforts by the Port of Portland to attract a third container carrier. Read More »

Delaware River importers experience Taste of Chile

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Delaware River importers of Chilean cargo and leaders of the imported fruit trade gathered on April 26 in Wilmington to celebrate the conclusion of another successful Chilean winter fruit import season and experience the 'Taste of Chile.' Ronald Bown, Cha Read More »

“Hyundai Shanghai” visits Hamburg on her maiden voyage

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On its first journey from the Far East to Europe the containership new building, "Hyundai Shanghai' visited the Port of Hamburg at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder. Read More »

Healthy 1/Q for Port of Virginia

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In March the Port of Virginia posted its busiest month of 2006 having handled 172,121 teus, an increase of 9.8% over the same month last year; the March totals were 172,121 teus, and 46,409 tons of breakbulk cargo. Read More »

DHS issues proposed rulemakings for TWIC and Merchant Mariner Credential

AJOT | May 21, 2006 | Intermodal

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the US Coast Guard recently took another step toward the implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) by approving proposed regulations for a biometric-based identificati Read More »

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