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TIACA delegates head to China for 2006 conference

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Air Cargo

The events will take place in April, starting with the AGM on Sunday April 9th followed by the two-day Executive Conference. As with all TIACA events, the occasion provides a wealth of networking opportunities with industry colleagues, partners and suppli Read More »

Volga-Dnepr transports 42 ton tram from Pisa to Los Angeles

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported a prototype tram to Los Angeles destined for the Los Angeles County MTA Gold Line, utilizing the unique capabilities of one of the Russian airline's AN124-100 aircraft. Read More »

NEMA welcomes first time visitors

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Air Cargo

Cargolux Airlines International and Singapore Airlines Cargo both flew B747-400 Freighters to NEMA direct from the United States on the afternoons of July 14 and 17, respectively. Read More »

Crowley acquires 3,661 pieces of new equipment

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Crowley has begun to take delivery of 3,661 new pieces of equipment as part of its ongoing commitment to provide customers with containers that are modern, secure and sized right for their cargoes. Read More »

Sea Star Line promotes Fred Schloth

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Fred joined Sea Star Line as director of marketing services in 2002. "Since Fred joined the Sea Star team our marketing capabilities and effectiveness have improved considerably," said Peter Baci, senior vice president of yield management. Read More »

Higher US-Asia wastepaper rates proposed

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Trans-Pacific container lines are recommending a second-stage 2005 increase in US-Asia wastepaper rates, in order to accommodate demand growth and address steadily higher cargo handling and equipment positioning costs in Asia. Read More »

Premium Article  Operation Safe Commerce enters Phase III

Karen Thuermer | July 24, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Homeland security is at the forefront of the news on any given day, but with terrorism threats always in the wind, efforts are moving along to standardize security among seaports in the United States and around the globe so that everyone is on the same tr Read More »

Premium Article  CV International moves toward increase in services

Gene Linn | July 24, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

In the old days, being an NVOCC could be easy. "For a long time you just said (to your customers), 'Here's my route,'" said Ron Reighter, vice president of Norfolk-based CV International. Now, Reighter said, two big trends in the industry are shaking up t Read More »

Technologies being adapted to seaports

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

With seaport security and efficiency problems far from solved, a continuing stream of technology products continue to be introduced to the maritime terminal environment. Read More »

Mobile has forest products handled, coming and going

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Mobile, which became a leader in forest product transportation thanks in large part to pines of the U.S. Southeast, is now putting its burgeoning facilities to use handling almost as many imports as exports in the commodity sector that include Read More »

MOL announces JAXPORT’s first Asian container service

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Officials with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., (MOL, have announced their intent to sign a 30-year lease agreement on August 3 with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), providing the city's first direct container ship service between Jacksonville and Asi Read More »

North Carolina’s ports record 2nd year in a row of double-digit growth

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Business at North Carolina's Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City rose 20% in fiscal year 2005, on the heels of a 24.5% hike posted in fiscal 2004. The two ports handled 5.4 million tons of cargo for the year ' three million tons at Wilmington and 2.4 m Read More »

First ship arrives for Pensacola freezer cargo

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Lyra, a 466-ft. Lithuanian-flagged reefer ship, docked at the Port of Pensacola July 15, becoming the first vessel to call at the Port's newly-opened freezer terminal. The vessel is being loaded by freezer terminal operator, Pate Stevedoring and C Read More »

New logistics combination speeds up business

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker European Logistics Center in Germany allows even shorter reaction times A unique combination of transit hub and logistics warehouse is now accelerating Schenker's European services. Goods received late in the evening reach any destination in Germ Read More »

NAL Worldwide announces SIRVA Logistics acquisition

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

NAL Worldwide LLC announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the SIRVA' Logistics business assets from North American Van Lines, Inc., a subsidiary of SIRVA, Inc. The SIRVA Logistics business will be renamed NAL Worldwide LLC when the tran Read More »

Trans-Pacific carriers adopt floating inland fuel surcharge

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Intermodal

Container lines use established diesel fuel index, methodologies to recover intermodal rail and truck increases. Read More »

CPR’s western capacity expansion

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway is installing more than 530,000 feet of heavy premium rail, 137,000 crossties, and 300,000 tons of rock ballast as it carries out a $160-million program to expand freight capacity this year between the Canadian Prairies and the Va Read More »

China revalues yuan 2.1 percent

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | International Trade

China finally bowed to two years of political and market pressure by revaluing the yuan by 2.1 percent and leaving the door open to further rises by abandoning the currency's decade-old peg against the dollar. Read More »

China likely to post trade surplus in H2

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | International Trade

Though spokesman of the National Bureau of Statistics said at a press release on July 20 that China's trade surplus will continue, some experts say the country is likely to see a rough balance in import and export in the second half of this year. Read More »

End of farm subsidies no panacea for Africa

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | International Trade

African countries hoping for a boost from the end of rich nations' farming subsidies should concentrate on improving efficiency to ensure they can seize new opportunities, a US trade official said. Read More »

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