Maher partners with Kalmar to launch Prince Rupert operations

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maher Terminals of Canada Corp has opted to outfit its new container handling operations at Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada with multiple types of Kalmar equipment. The New Jersey-based marine terminal operator has ordered in Read More »

Year of momentum at South Carolina Ports

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has closed its latest fiscal year, capping off a period of momentum and key accomplishments that included the groundbreaking for a new container terminal, significant new equipment deliveries and increased productivity Read More »

Construction of SITV Underway

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and joint venture partner Saigon Investment Construction & Commerce Company Limited (SICC) celebrated today the commencement of construction works for Saigon International Terminals Vietnam Limited (SITV). The occasion was ma Read More »

Wal-Mart selects C.R. England

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

C.R. England, Inc. announced the company has been selected to be a carrier for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at its distribution center in Sterling, IL. Read More »

Vancouver Port Commission approves Rail Project change order

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

The Vancouver Port Commission authorized staff to award a change order for project management and construction services for the execution of the Schedule 1 Rail Project. Read More »

Former FMCSA administrator addresses transportation industry Carrier Council meeting

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

Annette Sandberg, former Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), was a guest speaker at the recent first annual transportation industry Carrier Council meeting. The meeting was held at the headquarters offices of the host Read More »

Group finds China toy factory conditions “brutal”

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

A US-based workers' rights group said it found "brutal conditions" and labor violations at eight Chinese plants that make toys for big multinationals, and called on the companies to take steps for better standards. Read More »

Iraq plans WTO membership, trade minister says

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

Iraq plans to enact a business-friendly customs code and expects to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within two years despite the violence damaging its economy, the Iraqi trade minister said. Read More »

Bush tries to strengthen ties with Canada, Mexico

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

US President George W. Bush tried to assure leaders of Canada and Mexico that the United States wants to build closer ties with them, despite the distraction of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

Japan PM visits India, eyeing trade and China

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in India for a high-profile visit to India with around 200 business executives in a trip designed to boost trade with a booming economy and counterbalance China. Read More »

China offers opportunities for US Airport

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Air Cargo

China factors in a big way for US airports in hot pursuit to increase traffic and carriers with this roaring dragon. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), JFK International (JFK), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Read More »

APL’s new Suez Express Service arrives in New York City

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL delivered an answer to the global freight congestion crisis with the arrival of its Suez Express service from South Asia. Read More »

Sea Star Line positions for the future

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Liner Shipping

To support its long-standing commitment to its core business of serving Puerto Rico while proceeding with long-term strategic expansion plans, Sea Star Line, LLC announced the following organizational changes. Read More »

Delaware River dredging confirmation brings major port development a step closer

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A world class container port development at the Port of Philadelphia moved closer with the appearance here of United States Senator Arlen Specter confirming the government's commitment to fund the 45-foot Delaware River dredging project. Read More »

Port of Seattle to enter labor agreement for terminal projects

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to enter Project Labor Agreements (PLA) for two new construction projects in the Seattle harbor, including conversion of Terminal 30 into a container terminal, and expansion of Terminal 91 as a base for cruise shi Read More »

Groundbreaking for West Vancouver Freight Access Project

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

United States Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) spent part of the Congressional Recess today at the Port of Vancouver USA's Terminal 1 assisting in the groundbreaking for the West Vancouver Freight Access Project, which will provide congestion relief on the mai Read More »

USF Holland drivers reach milestones

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

USF Holland recently honored three drivers for driving two million miles without a preventable accident, and 33 drivers for driving one million miles without a preventable accident. Read More »

Con-way Freight expands freight assembly center in Montgomery, NY.

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

Completed in June, the 67,000 square-foot facility now features 63 new dock doors. The expanded facility increases freight handling capacity to 3.6 million pounds per day ' an addition of two million pounds daily. Con-way FACs are strategically located, h Read More »

Hines named President and COO of Celadon Group, Inc.

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

With more than 20 years of experience, Hines has a proven track record of leading complex organizations in the trucking industry. Prior to joining Celadon in his current role, he had previously served on Celadon's board of directors since July 2006. Read More »

‘Aid for trade’ targets Latin American trade

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The Inter-American Development Bank is helping small and medium-sized exporters in Colombia obtain access to the US market with a grant of $850,000. The grant comes through the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund. The Washington-based IDB is also active in Read More »