REZ-1, CN partner on automated chassis tracking, billing & collection

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

REZ-1 and CN announced the launch of an automated chassis tracking, billing and collections program at the railway's Brampton, Ont., and Vancouver, BC, intermodal terminals. CN and its chassis pool participants anticipate increased customer service, opera Read More »

CSX framework established for train control implementation

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

The four major Class I freight railroads confirmed their agreement to establish interoperability standards for Positive Train Control (PTC). Read More »

Saudi Arabian Airlines says Cargo 2000 is ‘next step’

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

The decision to join Cargo 2000 and adopt its industry standard quality management system is in line with the airline's commitment to provide the highest quality standards for its customers. Read More »

‘Transparent performance’ attracts Hactl to Cargo 2000

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) ' the leading air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong ' has joined Cargo 2000. The company says the move can serve as a solid foundation for Hactl to establish more transparent performance indicators with air Read More »

UASC naming & delivery of M.V. Al Hilal

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), owned by six Arabian Gulf States (Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.) celebrated the naming and delivery of its 7th new A7 ship at a specially organized ceremony held at HHI, Ulsan in Korea. The nam Read More »

CMA CGM launches operations in Tangier

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM LA TRAVIATA is the first CMA CGM high capacity vessel to call at the new Tanger Med I container terminal (TC2) since its opening in August 2008. Read More »

Fairstar completes load-out of Tombua Landana modules

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fairstar Heavy Transport (FAIR) has completed the loading of two topside modules onto its heavy transport ship Fjord at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. ,Ltd. (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea, where the two modules have been constructed. Read More »

Qingdao vessel calls first at Yantai Port

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal Ltd. (YRDICTL) recently serviced Qingdao Marine Noah’s Ark Shipping Co., Ltd.’s J. Pioneer during the latter’s maiden voyage to the Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal in Shandong, C Read More »

Ports America opens packaging company

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America Baltimore, Inc. has expanded its portfolio of capabilities, flexibility and services with the opening of a packaging operation in its Dundalk facility on November 1, 2008. This will establish Ports America’s first on-dock packaging and wareh Read More »

Clean Trucks Program to reduce big-rig pollution by 80%

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With cargo continuing to move smoothly, an unprecedented air quality program to slash air pollution from trucks began at the Port of Long Beach as older, dirtier big rigs were phased out of Port service. Read More »

PNCT wins terminal awards

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) recently received two prestigious awards from the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, Inc., an organization that is dedicated to the representation of the trucking industry in the ports of New York and New Jersey Read More »

Commercial Port of Vladivostok to boost modernization

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

For first time in 25 years, the Commercial Port of Vladivostok announced today that it has received new cargo equipment, including four container handling cranes, each one weighting approximately 1,000 tons. Read More »

New Orleans settles lawsuit for Katrina damages with insurer

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans approved the settlement of its lawsuit with property insurer FM Global for an undisclosed amount. This amicable resolution follows almost two years of intense negotiations and legal skirmishes. Both si Read More »

Governor Schwarzenegger vetoes ‘Lowenthal’ bill

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The following statement was issued by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Senate regarding Senate Bill 974 (also known as the 'Lowenthal' bill) that would have resulted in a $30/TEU or $60/FEU charge for containers moving thr Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA purchases second mobile harbor crane

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Following up on authorization from the Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners, the port has signed a contract with Austrian crane manufacturer Liebherr to purchase a second mobile harbor crane, Executive Director Larry Paulson announced. Read More »

Port Rotterdam and Amsterdam to merge

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

As of July 1, 2009, the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam will have one joint port community system. To achieve this, the organizations behind the two current systems - Port infolink in Rotterdam and PortNET in Amsterdam – are to merge. Via one port commun Read More »

Port Manatee’s Tyndal elected secretary of AAPA Harbors, Navigation & Environment Committee

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Steve Tyndal PPM®, Port Manatee’s senior director of trade development and special projects, has been elected to a two-year term as secretary of the American Association of Port Authorities’ Harbors, Navigation and Environment Committee. Read More »

Ryder acquires Transpacific Container Terminal, Ltd. & CRSA Logistics, Ltd.

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ryder System, Inc., a global supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions company, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Transpacific Container Terminal, Ltd. (TCTL) and CRSA Logistics, Read More »

SAS Cargo appoints new VP Global Sales

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

SAS Cargo VP for Global Sales Nils Pries Knudsen has decided to leave SAS Cargo and will head for new challenges in Swissport International. Michael Sandberg (47) has been appointed new VP Global Sales, and he is very experienced within logistics, sales a Read More »

U.S. Xpress acquires minority interest in Smith Transport, Inc.

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Intermodal

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. and Smith Transport, Inc. jointly announced today that the companies have completed a transaction in which U.S. Xpress Enterprises will acquire a 47% interest in Smith Transport, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Read More »