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BAX Global and Qantas Freight celebrate 10 years of Direct Downunder Service

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

BAX Global celebrated the ten-year anniversary of its Direct Downunder Service with Qantas Freight, the freight division of Australia's Qantas Group on Oct. 7. BAX and Qantas Freight marked the anniversary with a ceremony and reception at the BAX Global Read More »

DHL forms strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

DHL is forming a strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The partnership will significantly improve service to DHL Express customers shipping goods between the US and Asia by se Read More »

Athens handles latest sea air shipment

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

Sea Air traffic at Athens, launched earlier this year, is progressing well with a steady increase in new traffic. The latest shipment, the movement of garments from Jordan to New York, illustrates clearly that this method can be both cost effective and ra Read More »

Move on Hanjin suggests big rationalization in container shipping

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Israeli shipping investor Sammy Ofer has bought a 12% stake in Hanjin, the Korean shipping line. Ofer bought the stake of Norwegian shipping magnate John Frederikson on Oct. 19, for over $100m, equivalent to 8% of Hanjin's equity. Ofer owns the Israel Read More »

NCBFAA calls steamship line immunity ‘an anachronism’

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

In testimony before the Antitrust Modernization Commission on Oct. 19, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) Transportation Counsel Edward D. Greenberg said that steamship line immunity under the Shipping Act is an Read More »

Grand Alliance restructures Asia/North Europe EU2 Service

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance member lines, Hapag-Lloyd (HL), MISC Berhad. (MISC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have announced the restructuring of the Asia/North Europe EU2 service from early 2007. Read More »

APL enhances China-Australia Coverage

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

APL is set to enhance its coverage of the fast-growing trade between China and Australia with the launch of a new weekly service in partnership with ocean carriers Cosco and PIL. Read More »

Gale Searing named Director - FANZL Sales/Customer Service

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

FANZL Fesco Australia New Zealand Liner Services announced that Gale Searing has been named as Director of Sales/Customer Service. Searing assumes the new position in addition to his ongoing work as Manager of West Coast Services for Hamburg S'd Region No Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES 2006 - Delaware River Ports offer perishables advantages

Karen Thuermer | October 15, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

The Delaware River might be best known for George Washington’s crossing one frigid December day in 1776, but today the river is booming with perishables imported from South and Central America to the Port of Philadelphia, the Port of South Jersey, and Del Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES 2006 - Sea Star eyes prospects in Puerto Rican produce market

Paul Scott Abbott | October 15, 2006 | Liner Shipping

As Puerto Rico goes through an economic downturn, the mix of produce being shipped to the island commonwealth is changing, but today’s shifts are relatively minor compared with the sea change of a half-century ago, according to the man who oversees Puerto Read More »

Port of Long Beach reports record-breaking Aug. imports

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Boosted by a robust initial wave of holiday season shipments, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported record-breaking imports that drove total container cargo volume up nearly 10% in August, the start of the peak season. Read More »

Retail container ports continue to hit new records

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports hit new records over the summer and is expected to continue to do so as the annual shipping cycle reaches its peak this month, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retai Read More »

VPA’s Marine Terminals approves Savi RFID technology

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) announced that Savi Networks will install Radio Frequency Identification-based (RFID) technology this fall at the VPA's terminals to further enhance the security and efficiency of cargo container shipments. Read More »

Chicago intermodal project offers great potential but little funding

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Intermodal

An important intermodal project- a ten-year effort to modernize Chicago's freight railroad system- kicked off last month. With only one-fifth of its total funding in place, however, the project is challenged to achieve its desired results. Read More »

Union Pacific CFO Robert Knight Jr. “optimistic” about remainder of year

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Intermodal

Speaking during the railroad company's analyst day in Dallas, which was Webcast, Knight said Union Pacific hasn't closed the books on the third quarter, but it still expects to meet the quarterly guidance it targeted in July. Read More »

NationaLease and AmeriQuest to combine organizations

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Intermodal

NationaLease Purchasing Corporation ('NPC'), the purchasing arm of NationaLease, and AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corporation ('AmeriQuest'), announced that they have signed an agreement to combine both organizations to provide a broa Read More »

Old Dominion expands Midwest Region

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Intermodal

Mike Wood, Vice President of the Midwest Region for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced the October 9th opening of two new service centers in the LTL carrier's Midwest Region: Rockford, Illinois and Saginaw, Michigan. Read More »

Matson’s fast boat from China furnishes ‘FAB-ulous’ solution

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | International Trade

In a shift from tradition, FAB/Starpoint LLC is counting on a fast boat from China ' Matson Navigation Co.'s China-Long Beach Express ' to keep children's backpacks and a host of fashion accessories on US shelves. (FAB is short for Fashion Accessory Bazaa Read More »

Dollar slips after record US trade gap in August

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | International Trade

The dollar edged down against the yen and euro last week after a report showed the second consecutive record US trade deficit in August, but improved sentiment on the US economy stemmed the decline. Read More »

China, ASEAN speed up tariff reduction process

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | International Trade

China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are speeding up the tariff reduction process to facilitate establishment of the free trade area (FTA), according to a senior foreign trade official in Beijing. Read More »

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