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Name brand garment manufacturers enjoy Asia’s advantages

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

No industry is as highly competitive when it comes to cost cutting manufacturing than the textile and garment industry. But for big brand names such as Victoria Secret, cost, as well as skilled workmanship, go hand in hand. Add to those qualities efficien Read More »

FedEx and Austrade launch new Australian export initiative

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

FedEx Express and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), have signed a two-year alliance agreement to expand trade between Australia and the United States. The agreement leverages the expertise of both FedEx and Austrade in order to make expert resou Read More »

Valentine’s Day sweetness comes at a price for US industry

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

Valentine's Day sweetness comes at a price for an industry that employs nearly one million Americans. The Commerce Department reported that more than 10,000 jobs were lost between 1997 and 2002 at sugar-consuming companies, such as confectioneries. The st Read More »

New fabrics and technologies fuel performance apparel growth

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | International Trade

Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile and clothing industry. Market growth is being fuelled by the emergence of new fibres, new fabrics and innovative process technologies. Read More »

Korean Air wins ATW honors

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Korean Air has won the coveted "Phoenix Award" from Air Transport World (ATW) for successfully overcoming challenges faced by major growing airlines in the global airline industry. Read More »

Emirates to launch double dailies to Perth

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Initially, the service will be launched with four weekly flights beginning March 2, which will be escalated to a daily in September. Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said, 'Strong and steady demand for Emirates' passenger and cargo services has motiv Read More »

Fernandes to spearhead Global Dubai plans

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Mumbai-based Global Aviation Services has appointed Klien Fernandes as General Manager of its recently-launched Dubai subsidiary, which operates as Jupiter Express Services. Read More »

H’egh Autoliners appoint Cutrone and Govertsen

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Cutrone holds a Master's Degree in Total Quality Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Dowling College, Oakdale, New York and an Associate Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Norfolk, VA Read More »

Hamburg S’d opens new office in Mexico

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Effective April 3, 2006, Hamburg S'd will be opening a proprietary office in Mexico City. Hamburg S'd Mexico S.A. de C.V. will take over from Representaciones Maritimas (Repmar) the general agency function for Mexico. Repmar will continue to act as port a Read More »

CMA announces new West Coast of South America, . . .

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced a new weekly, direct container service from the West Coast of South America, Central America, and Mexico to Southern California providing importers from those regions with unique and competitive shipping alternatives for both dry and Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUATERLY - HACTL enters next frontier for Chinese logistics services

Karen Thuermer | February 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

The figures are staggering. China's trade surplus could top US$120 billion in 2006, up over 22% from estimated 2005 figures of US$97.4 billion, according to China‚Äôs State Information Center. With so many goods now being produced in China, the tarmacs are Read More »

Largest container ship ever calls on Baltimore

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The largest container ship ever to call the Maryland Port of Baltimore arrived February 1 at Seagirt Marine Terminal. The Tokyo, one of Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) largest ships, weighs nearly 72,000 tons dead weight, is 900 feet in length, 131 Read More »

South Jersey Port Corp. celebrates 3rd consecutive record year

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) reported new record tonnage at its facilities during 2005 as combined cargoes at the Ports of Camden and Salem surpassed 3.5 million tons, spurred by significant increases in bulk and containerized cargoes. Read More »

Port of Seattle sets container, cruise records in ‘05

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

2005 as a record 2,088,000 twenty-foot equivalent units moved through the harbor, a 17.6% increase over 2004. Read More »

Attempting a national freight policy

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The major significance of unveiling a national freight transportation policy framework lies beyond (way beyond) the words written on the page of such a document. When Undersecretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane presented a policy framework to a Transpo Read More »

Blue Sky Logistics provides tracking and monitoring technology . . .

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The management team of Blue Sky Logistics, Inc., a new company recently formed by several industry executives, have joined forces to provide innovative software solutions and services for customers looking to further optimize their supply chain networks. Read More »

TIA expands member benefits

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is now offering members the opportunity to obtain their company credit scores which are posted on all Load Matching Services. This free member benefit is a result of arrangements recently completed by TI Read More »

Mid-sized international forwarders growing

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite claims by the large multi-national freight forwarders that they are crowding out mid-sized consolidators for international cargo business, one freight executive disputes this assertion based on the growth of his own customer list and surveys made Read More »

Baltimore increases security measures for trucking companies

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) began compiling trucking company and driver information into a consolidated database on February 15. The database will enhance security measures at its marine terminal truck gates. Under the new system, called eModal Read More »

Bridge Terminal Transport recognizes Safe Drivers for 2005

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. (BTT), national provider of marine drayage services, is pleased to announce the presentation of Safe Driver Awards for 2005 to their owner/operators. Safety banquets were being held last month and this month at each of the Read More »

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