Port of Long Beach Commission votes to postpone cargo fee

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Acting to keep the Port of Long Beach competitive in the current economic downturn, the Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to postpone collection of an Infrastructure Cargo Fee, approved incentives to boost intermodal cargo, modified the Clean Truck Fee Read More »

CSX announces first Environmental Award winners

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced the winners of its first-annual Environmental Awards recognizing customers that have reduced their carbon emissions on the freight they ship by relying on CSX Transportation. Read More »

CN board selects Mongeau to succeed Harrison as president and CEO

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Intermodal

David G. A. McLean, chairman of the board of directors of CN, announced the board's selection of Claude Mongeau to succeed E. Hunter Harrison as president and chief executive officer of the company at the end of 2009. Read More »

CRS opens in Portugal

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

CRS Airlines Representatives ' the Spanish member of the EGSAC GSSA network ' has launched a new subsidiary in Portugal, with offices within Lisbon's new cargo complex and at Porto Airport's cargo facility. CRS Portugal has also been appointed as EGSAC's Read More »

Retail import volume hits lowest level in seven years

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports hit its lowest level in seven years in February as the number of containers dropped below the 1 million mark for the first time in half a decade, according to the monthly Port Tracker report Read More »

Tri-State business group endorses Delaware River Channel Deepening Project

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Group Cites Project’s Job Creation and Economic Development Power The PENJERDEL Council, a leading business advocacy group for the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, recently came out strongly in support of the Delaware River Chan Read More »

APM Terminals earns top honors in 2008 PMA Safety Awards

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Americas recently earned several awards for its achievements in workplace safety from the Pacific Maritime Association. APM Terminals Pier 400 (Los Angeles), APM Terminals Oakland and APM Terminals Tacoma were each recognized in their respe Read More »

Corpus Christi enters negotiations with Coastal Bend Cold Storage

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi commission approved entering in negotiations with Coastal Bend Cold Storage for lease with option to purchase the refrigerated warehouse facility (cold store). Paul Higginbotham, president of Coast Bend Cold Storage addressed th Read More »

Long Beach’s Cherin recommended for top trade post

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Alex H. Cherin, the executive officer to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, has been recommended by Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke for appointment as the Port’s Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations. Read More »

APM inaugurates new development in Pipavav, India

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ceremonies were held in Pipavav, India to inaugurate new gantry cranes and port improvements. The port is the gateway to the fast growing inland markets of Northwestern India. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority adopts environmental policy

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As part of the continuing effort to build upon current environmental initiatives, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has instituted a policy for managing port operations with consideration for best environmental practices and procedures. Read More »

Port Everglades breaks ground on new cargo terminal

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades broke ground for a new 41-acre marine terminal for containerized cargo. The Phase VIIA and VIII terminal yard at the southernmost end of Port Everglades is expected to be completed by spring 2010. Among the honorees to turn the first shove Read More »

WWPC Germany & Canada combine forces

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

LS Cargo Logistics GmbH, Ratingen/ Germany and Albacor Shipping, Inc., Canada, both members of the World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC), arranged the road transport of nine convection banks each about 12 meters long, 7.40 meters wide and up to five meters Read More »

DB Schenker moves to green mega hub in Melbourne

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DB Schenker is building a green mega hub in Melbourne. According to plan, Schenker Australia Pty Ltd will expand its forwarding and logistics operations with a new facility located directly at Melbourne's international airport in July. The hub comprises o Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo expands activities in Africa

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Agreement with Astral Aviation adds seven new destinations to global network / Jade Cargo International connects Africa with India and China Read More »

Dragonair introduces additional cost-cutting measures

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Dragonair announced a series of measures in response to the difficult business environment created by the current economic downturn. In an effort to contain costs and preserve cash, the airline will reduce its passenger capacity by 13% from May. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr provides solution for emergency charter request from Australia

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr operated its first IL-76TD-90VD flight from Australia with an emergency shipment of 10-meter pipes bound for Noumea in New Caledonia. Read More »

MOL delivers Jacksonville to European and African Continents

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

To provide exporters even more cost-effective ocean transportation options, MOL will soon offer direct export service between Jacksonville, Florida (JAXPORT) and key European and African ports as part of its APX service. Read More »

Seaspan takes delivery of first new containership in 2009

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has accepted delivery of the CSCL Callao, a 2,500 TEU newbuilding. The new containership, which was constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., expands Seaspan's current operating fleet to 36 vessels wi Read More »

Army Corps of Engineers declares Delaware River deepening environmentally safe

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Army Corps of Engineers has concluded that the proposed deepening of the Delaware River poses “no significant adverse environmental effects” in a newly released environmental assessment (EA). The new EA paves the way for the commencement of project c Read More »