Roadway receives 2008 NASSTRAC ‘Carrier of the Year Award’

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | International Trade

Roadway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, announced that it was named '2008 Carrier of the Year' by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) and Logistics Management magazine. Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo chooses OAG Cargo Solutions

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of UAE-based Etihad Airways, has signed a contract to publish airfreight rates and post important operational announcements to freight forwarders on OAG Cargo Solutions' worldwide cargo portal. Read More »

$1.2 billion in improvements for George Bush Intercontinental

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Houston Airport System (HAS) in partnership with Continental Airlines, today, announced details of a $1.2 billion renovation project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which will result in the expansion of the airport's Terminal B to 1.7 m Read More »

AirBridgeCargo takes delivery of 3rd Boeing 747-400ER

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest international cargo carrier, has taken delivery of its third B747-400ER Freighter from The Boeing Company. Read More »

YRDICT steps up to cargo consolidation

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal Ltd. (YRDICTL) recently boosted cargo consolidation service at the Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal (YRDICT) in China with the opening of an independent gate for the terminal's con Read More »

Sears names Crowley ‘Partner in Progress’ for 6th consecutive year

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner services group was recognized by Sears as a Partner in Progress for the 6th consecutive year during a formal awards ceremony at the Normandy Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read More »

The Grand Alliance starts new European Service

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance is pleased to announce the implementation of a new EU5 Service and updates to our dedicated Far East service. These changes reflect our commitment to responding to the needs of customers due to the growth of the Chinese mainland market. Read More »

PHA first port to meet new ISO security standards

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

ABS Quality Evaluations certified the security management system of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), Port Police to ISO 28000:2007. The PHA has become the first port authority in the world to receive ISO 28000:2007 certification. Read More »

AAPA leaders told re-authority of SAFETEA-LU is ‘heavy lift’

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Reauthorization of federal transportation legislation poses immense challenges, according to Jack Schenendorf, vice chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. Read More »

Chinese shipping lines’ depots new charge unjustified

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

We regret the decision of the Hong Kong Container Depot and Repair Association, Ltd. to go ahead with the new charge of In/Out Depot Management Fee on April 1st. The new charge is going to be collected without any justification nor any obvious value addin Read More »

YRC Logistics launches new global services in Mexico

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

YRC Logistics, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., announced that it will start offering global forwarding services in Mexico to better serve their clients worldwide. Read More »

What’s in a name? 3PL or freight forwarder

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

After 30 years in the transportation business, I still am waiting for a clear, simple explanation re the differences between a 3PL organization and a freight forwarder. Read More »

ATA urges federal government to help bring down fuel prices

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is urging the Bush Administration to act quickly to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers. Read More »

WFS acquires majority shareholding in British Airways Regional Cargo

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

WFS has purchased its 60% stakeholding from three of BARC's founders; Bryan Bullman, Jim Dunwoody and Malcolm Jackson. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The remaining 40% of shares will continue to be held by British Airways World Cargo (B Read More »

Open Skies is here - DFW celebrates new international service

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

The much-anticipated first flights under the international Open Skies agreement landed at DFW last week. Arriving flights from London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol were honored with a "shower of affection" by the Airport's Fire Department as they rolled Read More »

FESCO’s Vasily Golovin, arrives at the Port of Everett after polar expedition

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

FESCO'S ice class vessel, the Vasily Golovin, arrived at the Port of Everett after being chartered by the Argentinean Navy to re-supply the Argentina Antarctic Station with 220 tons of fuel, provisions, and research equipment, along with carrying 2 Read More »

Russian space shuttle Buran ‘lifts off’ to German museum

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

In another example of successful cooperation between Worldwide Project Consortium, WWPC members, Procargo, Ltd./Finland in cooperation with LS International Cargo GmbH/Germany and Steder Group b.v./Netherlands are involved in the transportation of the Rus Read More »

WTSA container lines act to expand fuel cost recovery effort

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Member shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have announced a schedule of recommended quarterly increases in their bunker fuel surcharges, aimed at restoring their existing bunker fuel surcharges to guideline levels t Read More »

Plans for new bulk terminal at Rotterdam

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The terminal will be situated in the ‘Hartelstrook’ on the Maasvlakte. Approximately one third of this location, which was created in part through land reclamation, will be reserved for a dry dock terminal. The new terminal will have a surface area of 12 Read More »

Retail container traffic building; still below last year

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Traffic at the nation’s major retail container ports is starting to build back up again after its traditional winter lull, but will still show weak increases or fall below last year’s levels over the next several months, according to the monthly Port Trac Read More »