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SAECS adds seventh vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The four shipping lines (Safmarine, MOL, DAL and Maersk Line) in the SAECS vessel-sharing agreement in the trade between Europe and Southern Africa have agreed to add a seventh vessel to the SAECS Core Service. Read More »

Crowley Christens articulated tug-barge tank vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the third of 10 new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by the end of 2010. The vessels christened were the 9,280 HP-tug Resolve and barge 650-3. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: Fruits & Vegetables - USDA report details changing patterns in produce trade

Peter Buxbaum | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Patterns of trade in fresh produce have developed dramatically in the last 15 years, according to a recently released study by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Among the most interesting trends, the United States has Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: Fruits & Vegetables -  Mexico offers bounty of table grapes

Karen Thuermer | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Much to the delight of food shoppers, each April the first fresh bunches of red and green grapes start showing up in markets. Imported from Mexico, these succulent grapes are available from April through June, after which time the season begins to peak in Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: Fruits & Vegetables - Ciruli Brothers sets standards for Mexican produce

Karen Thuermer | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Growers, importers and shippers of Mexican produce have two major concerns when it comes to selling to the US market: obtaining US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification, and getting the produce to market quickly. Read More »

Premium Article  Target Corp. executive urges better use of shipping assets

Paul Scott Abbott | October 14, 2007 | Intermodal

A top transportation executive of retail giant Target Corp. believes a collaborative approach to using shipping assets and implementation of a national freight policy are critical to the smooth flow of goods through the supply chain. Read More »

Premium Article  Nogales is a “Tough nut to crack” for imported Mexican produce

Karen Thuermer | October 14, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Nogales means “walnuts” in Spanish, but to growers, shippers and importers it conjures up images of melons, tomatoes, citrus, peppers, squash and gourds, beans, grains, corn, tropical fruits, avocados, and even grapes and apples. That’s because Nogales is Read More »

AAPA puts emphasis on port sustainability

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Ports of the Western Hemisphere are moving to put the buzzword of 'sustainability' into practice, concentrating on balancing pursuits of economic prosperity, environmental quality and social responsibility. Read More »

Study shows economic impact of Port Everglades

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Broward County's Port Everglades generates approximately $17 billion worth of business activity and approximately 188,000 jobs statewide, according to a new study, released today, by nationally recognized maritime research company Martin Associates. Read More »

Breakbulk exports rise at Port of Tacoma

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

While containerized imports to North America generally exceed exports, a constant stream of agricultural, mining and construction equipment is strengthening non-containerized exports through the Port of Tacoma. In fact, compared with 2006, breakbulk cargo Read More »

FTR Associates conference outlook for transportation industry

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Intermodal

FTR Associates, a leading transportation freight forecasting and research firm, held their annual Freight Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, IN. This year's conference, 'America's Freight Transportation Through 2011,' featured guest speakers and p Read More »

Golden Spike ceremony marks completion of new siding at Port of Wilmington

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Intermodal

Representatives of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, the NC Department of Transportation and the Wilmington Terminal Railroad L.L.C. (WTR) drove ceremonial golden spikes, marking the completion of a new, 5,300-foot rail siding on the Port of Wilmi Read More »

SC hosts Ambassador King of Barbados: unlocking opportunities

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Ambassador Michael Ian King from Barbados was in South Carolina recently to be honored at the South Carolina World Trade Center's Embassy Series Event. Ambassador King's visit was in conjunction with the MOJA festival and helped to create buzz about the t Read More »

UK goods trade deficit narrows in August

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed as expected in August as the value of exports rose to its highest level in a year, official statistics showed. Read More »

Taiwan Sept. export growth hit by weak US demand

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Taiwan's annual exports growth in September probably eased to 7.4% due to sluggish US demand, even as shipments to markets such as China remained strong. Read More »

Global trade talks in jeopardy

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Global trade talks, aimed at helping to lift millions of people from poverty, have turned rancorous after picking up speed with poor countries making tough demands that the United States says could wreck a deal. Read More »

New DHL facility at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced the opening of a new facility at the Baltimore /Washington International Airport to better-serve the growing needs of shipping customers. DHL's previous operations at the airport have been enhanced with the opening of a new, $1.6 million on Read More »

BAX Global offers all cargo flight into Mexico for peak season

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo

BAX Global will expand its overnight distribution capabilities between Mexico, the USA and Canada by adding an additional air cargo flight into Mexico starting October 15, 2007 using the Quer'taro airport. Read More »

Cargo B airlines now operational

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo

After months of preparation and planning, Cargo B airlines has now received its AOC and Belgian authority permits and is now fully operational. Read More »

TNWA, Hanjin, UASC new Asia-Black Sea service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA) - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine, Co., Ltd. (HMM) - Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today announced a new Asia-East Mediterranean / Black Sea service, named Read More »

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