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Port of Long Beach peak season import activity slows down

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

After several months of record-breaking imports, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported a slowdown in the growth rate of container cargo volume in September. Read More »

Retail container ports move toward end of peak season

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dipped slightly in September but will hit another new record in October before the annual peak shipping season comes to an end, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the Nationa Read More »

Port of Oakland to seek $600 million from CA Proposition 1B

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Oakland officials are pleased that California voters passed Proposition 1B, the $20 billion transportation bond measure during midterm elections with over 60% of the vote. The Port will seek approximately $600 million for goods movement initiative Read More »

Big Lots receives NASSTRAC 2006 Shipper of the Year award

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

NASSTRAC recently announced that Big Lots received the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year award. With annual sales of approximately $4.5 billion, Big Lots is the largest broad-line closeout retailer in the United States. Read More »

New WCA Family VP to focus on member relations

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

WCA Family of Logistic Networks has appointed Brian Majerus as vice president. He will be responsible for developing business opportunities within the WCA Family membership and promoting optimum member-to-member relations worldwide, but primarily in North Read More »

Industry leaders unite to elevate logistics practices in China

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National, Inc., together with The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech, gathered more than 250 logistics executives and government officials in Shanghai recently to explore the theme "Driving the Global Economy through China.' Delegates at the th Read More »

Schneider introduces Mexico Express Intermodal Service

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc. recently introduced a new Intermodal solution ' Mexico Express ' in June to deliver greater capacity and faster service between the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and Mexico. Through a contract with Kansas City Southern, Ka Read More »

Pacer wins two ‘Quest for Quality’ Gold Medals in 2006 for Service Excellence

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Intermodal

This year, two units of Pacer International, Inc. have taken home prestigious gold medals for service excellence in the Quest for Quality competitions run annually by Logistics Management magazine. Read More »

First Industrial acquires 356 acres near new Dallas intermodal facility

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Intermodal

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. announced that it has acquired a 356 acre land parcel in the Dallas market for its Strategic Land and Development Joint Venture, FirstCal 3, LLC, with the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), the seco Read More »

Doha Free trade talks suspended 5 years

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Governments from around the world pledged to great fanfare in Doha that they would make free trade work for even the poorest countries. Five years later, it's just another quiet day at the World Trade Organization. Read More »

Next US Congress will dramatically shift trade policy

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

The next US Congress, led by Democrats, will bring a dramatic policy shift on international trade policy toward protectionism, according to the predictions of a former congressional assistant. Read More »

US remains global economic leader

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Billions of dollars in intellectual property losses a year and a mammoth trade deficit have hindered America's dominance in the global economy the past 20 years. But weaknesses in the nation's education system and energy inefficiency remain the two bigges Read More »

RR exec. forms Patriot Rail Corp.,

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Gary O. Marino, co-founder and former chairman, president and CEO of RailAmerica, Inc. has formed Patriot Rail Corp. for the purpose of acquiring short line and regional freight railroads. The newly formed company announced its first acquisition, the 118- Read More »

Public support for dedicated transportation funding grows

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Americans cast their vote on no less than 30 ballot initiatives designed to generate funds for transportation infrastructure improvements. Voters unmistakably said 'yes' to transportation funding, approving 23 measures calling for increased or extended ta Read More »

Consolidating the ConAgra fleet

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

An American food giant with $12 billion in annual sales, ConAgra Foods Inc. recently faced the daunting task of consolidating its considerable stable of truckers and centralizing the management of its remaining core carriers. The Omaha-based packaged food Read More »

CMA CGM announces new Boston direct call

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced they will begin calling Boston's Conley Terminal on a fortnightly basis via the Liberty Bridge Service. The CMA-CGM ELBE Voyage LB073W will arrive Boston on Dec. 7, 2006. Read More »

Ever Superb named ‘Ship of the Year’ 2006 by Maritime Asia

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Ever Superb, the fifth in the Evergreen Group's series of 7,024 teu S-class container vessels, has been named Ship of the Year 2006 by leading Asian maritime publication Lloyd's List Maritime Asia. The presentation was made to Dr. Kenny Ong, Chairman of E Read More »

TSA changes leadership structure to become more responsive

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) has charted a new course for leadership by creating a four-member Executive Committee that will run the organization. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA INTERMODAL EXPO 2006 - TransCore Launches 3sixty

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Intermodal

TransCore has introduced the new 3sixty product suite, merging six separate logistics capabilities into a single platform for third-party logistics providers, shippers, and carriers. The launch of 3sixty also marks major upgrades to TransCore's DAT freigh Read More »

Premium Article  IANA INTERMODAL EXPO 2006 - CN recognizes four short-line railways for superior performance

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Intermodal

CN recently honored four of its short-line railway partners at its 2006 Annual Shortline Conference in Montreal. Awards were presented to: Read More »

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