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Port of Boston cargo gains for 5th straight year

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that cargo activity at Conley Container Terminal increased by 7.3% in 2006 to 200,113 total teu. Total tonnage was 1,555,313 short tons. The most significant container growth was led by Massport's fiv Read More »

Governors Perdue, Sanford announce cooperative ports proposal

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford joined together to announce their proposal for a port in Jasper County, South Carolina that would be owned, developed and operated jointly by the two states. Read More »

Independent bond rating agencies give VPA bonds high marks

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Three of the nation's leading bond rating agencies have, for the second consecutive year, given very high marks to the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) revenue bonds. Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investor's Service and Standard & Poor's have given the VPA bonds an Read More »

Schneider wins 2006 INFORMS’ Prize

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced it has been named the winner of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences' (INFORMS') annual INFORMS Prize. The internatio Read More »

Aramex expands, opens new Canadian facility

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Situated right on the city's international airport, the Toronto operation will be offering a full range of air and ocean services. The expansion of Aramex's Canadian services ' which already operate in Montreal - follows the company's global expansion pl Read More »

New managers for GAC Logistics in the Asia Pacific / Indian Subcontinent & Middle East

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Global shipping, logistics and marine services group, GAC has appointed Peter Orange and Simon Rhodes as the new Regional Freight Sales Managers for Asia Pacific / Indian Subcontinent (APISC) and Middle East respectively. Read More »

CSXT joins call for cleaner air

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Intermodal

At the invitation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, CSX Transportation (CSXT) joined EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and other stakeholders at Port Newark, NJ, to support the agency's overall goal of reducing diesel locomotive emissions. Read More »

NASSTRAC 2007 Carrier Of The Year award recipients

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC announced the recipients of its 2007 Carrier of the Year, an annual program that recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, leadership a Read More »

Sterling receives CBP approval

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Intermodal

Sterling Transportation, provider of expedited less-than-truckload transportation connecting the coasts from California to Florida, announced that it has been granted approval by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of its application to operate a Bonde Read More »

A thirst for transportation funding

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The future of freight movement in the United States is receiving ever-increasing attention in the public policy arena. Evidence of this came last month in Washington, when a national summit of major US trade corridors was convened. Read More »

US lawmakers bid to keep out ill-gotten timber

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed for tougher rules to stop American companies from buying illegally logged timber plundered from fragile forests around the world. Read More »

EU, US strengthen fight against counterfeit trade

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and the US have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against counterfeit trading, the European Commission said. Read More »

Myanmar remains obstacle to EU-ASEAN pact

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and Southeast Asia will try to chart a course for increased cooperation, but military-ruled Myanmar remains a obstacle to the ultimate aim of a bloc-to-bloc free-trade pact. Read More »

Mexico’s Slim tells Bush to invest in Latin America

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, the world's third-richest man, called on US President George W. Bush to push more US investment in Latin America, where he is at odds with leftist leaders. Read More »

Australian trade gap shrinks as exports recover

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

A solid rise in exports sharply narrowed Australia's trade deficit at the start of this year, raising hopes that the economy will shift to a higher gear in 2007. Read More »

E-Freight and Cargo 2000 join forces; Pilot programs set

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

The statistics are astonishing. The air cargo industry fills up 39 Boeing 747 freighters each year with paper wasted on documentation, all of which costs money to produce and slows down shipping. Twenty years ago it took 6.5 days, on average, to send a sh Read More »

Against the odds, US and EU reach aviation accord

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

The United States and the European Union announced a tentative open skies agreement on March 5, 2007. It is tentative because the agreement still requires approval by officials in Washington and Brussels. A US-EU open skies accord was once reached in Nove Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo takes VEX in-house

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo (VAC) has taken over the management of its express product (VEX) in New York and New Jersey, following a successful four-month transition period when it was managed by Airmax International. Read More »

Direct air service to China from Logan Airport

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Chairman of the Board for the Hainan Group, Chen Feng and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) officials to commemorate the inaugural air cargo flight of Yangtze River Expres Read More »

TSA execs hold first-of-its-kind meeting

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Member line executives from the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) met with a diverse group of 27 customers in a first-of-its-kind exchange between ocean carriers and shippers. Read More »

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