Volga-Dnepr delivers to major coal mining projects in Russia

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

DHL Global Forwarding called upon Volga-Dnepr to transport a 65-ton engine for a giant Komatsu PC3000 excavator used for coal mining. The flight from St. Petersburg to Kemerovo in Siberia was part of a 1,000 tons logistics project managed by DHL. The rest Read More »

Boeing begins major assembly of first new 777 Freighter

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Boeing mechanics began major assembly of the new 777 Freighter at the company's Everett, Wash., facility today. The 777 Freighter will fly farther and provide more capacity than any other twin-engine cargo airplane. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo / DHL Express joint venture to operate 777 Freighters

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Deucalion Capital VII Limited ("Deucalion"), a company advised and managed by DVB Bank AG, has purchased eight Boeing 777 Freighters for lease to AeroLogic, a new joint venture airline formed by Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express. Read More »

Maltese government extends CMA CGM’s concession 65 years

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

At an official ceremony held in Malta, the Maltese government granted CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping company, an extension of its terminal concession held through its subsidiary Malta Freeport Terminals, Ltd. in the Port of Marsaxlo Read More »

Study shows US container ports among nation’s biggest polluters

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

US ports are among the biggest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in their cities, and progress toward reducing harmful emissions has been slow, according to a new research study conducted by Energy Futures, Inc. Read More »

New high-volume transload & special project facility opens near Port of Savannah

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Hosts Distinguished Guests to Open New Crossdock, Marking Another Milestone in Company's Gateway Ports Strategy National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a provider of logistics services to America's retailers, hosted a ribbon cutting ce Read More »

DHL wins global freight contract with Siemens

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding has been selected as preferred international carrier for Siemens' air and ocean freight and Customs Brokerage business in the US. The global contract awarded to DHL will support Siemens in improving service levels, reducing costs and Read More »

80% of companies involved in domestic/international supply chain transformation

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

After an industry-wide survey of more than 800 companies, Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company, published the recent report, "The Supply Chain Executive's Strategic Agenda 2008," which outlined information revealed from supply chain executives about their prio Read More »

How did US inspectors ‘miss’ Mexican truck safety violations?

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters Union demands to know why US inspectors opened the border to a Mexican truck company with an abysmal safety record. Read More »

CN announces retirement of Cedraschi

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Intermodal

David G. A. McLean, chairman of CN's board of directors, said: "Tullio has been one of the most successful pension fund managers in Canada. Under his leadership, the division that manages the Canadian pension fund assets of CN generated consistently super Read More »

OPAIN and Airis International to develop new air cargo terminals at Bogot’

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

OPAIN S.A., the consortium managing the Concession at Bogot' Eldorado Airport, and Airis International, LLC have reached contractual closure to modernize and to expand the air cargo terminals. The cargo project will be implemented in accordance with the C Read More »

Cornerstone ceremony for new air cargo facility at Frankfurt Airport

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

After receipt of the building permit and extensive preparatory work at the estate, about 50 guests met to lay the cornerstone for the 8,000 sqm large building. The new building which will be constructed close to the premises of Fraport Cargo Services is e Read More »

EIB provides EUR 900m for Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

President Maystadt of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Mr. Smits, chief executive officer of the Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (HbR) signed a first financing contract of EUR 100 million for the Maasvlakte 2 project of the Port of Rotterdam Authority ( Read More »

Port of Virginia responsible for 340,000 Jobs, $41 Billion

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia's three general cargo marine terminals in fiscal 2006 accounted for more than 340,000 jobs across the Commonwealth and in excess of $41 billion in total revenues, says an economic impact study that was recently completed by the Mason Read More »

Construction to begin on I-81 rail corridor improvements

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Intermodal

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) announced the execution of an agreement for I-81 rail corridor improvements to benefit rail operations in Virginia. The $57 million contract signed with Norfolk Southern in January is a maj Read More »

Teamsters respond to court ruling on Hours-of-Service

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said he is disappointed that the court declined to end a dangerous rule that lets truckers drive longer hours. Read More »

Norfolk Southern reports strong Q4, 2007 results

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation reported record fourth-quarter 2007 net income of $399 million, an increase of four percent, compared with $385 million for fourth-quarter 2006. Diluted earnings per share were $1.02, up seven percent, compared with the $0.95 Read More »

Trade powers eye new WTO push

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

Rich and poor countries aim to meet around Easter to try to seal a long- elusive global trade deal before President George W. Bush leaves office, ministers said. Read More »

North Asian power firms wince at China coal export ban

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

Japanese and South Korean utilities scrambled to get details on China's move to ban coal exports for the next two months, but said they had been bracing for more bad news following a year of uncertain shipments. Read More »

China urges Doha trade deal

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

China called for a successful conclusion this year of the Doha global trade talks to shield the broader world economy from the difficulties faced by many countries. Read More »