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EGSAC Italy adds bonded warehousing

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Air Cargo

AirLog - the ground handling arm of the Milan-based ACSSys Group of cargo general sales agents - has extended its portfolio of services to airlines with the addition of import handling and clearance of inbound freight. ACSSys is the first Italian GSSA org Read More »

Shannon welcomes new airport handling operation

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Air Cargo

Irish Transport Minister Martin Cullen cut the ribbon to mark the official launch of ITC Handling's Shannon operations, in front of a large audience of VIPs and representatives of the Shannon freight agent community. The company was launched by Dublin-bas Read More »

Hanjin Logistics sees excellent timing for 3PL entry

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. may be a relative latecomer into the third-party logistics field, but executives of the Korean shipping giant's unit that is dedicated to 3PL functions are confident of success. Read More »

New Hamburg S’d ships make first South American calls

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Six new custom-built containerships, all of identical design, are now being rotated into service on the trade route linking Europe and East Coast South America, with the final vessel in the series set for delivery in August. The fourth member of the new f Read More »

Maersk offers to withdraw P&O Nedlloyd from certain conferences and consortia

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Liner Shipping

A.P. Moeller-Maersk AS has announced that it is offering a commitment to withdraw Royal P&O Nedlloyd from some of the conferences and consortia of which P&O Nedlloyd is a member, should European Union antitrust authorities request such a withdrawal as a c Read More »

CP Ships to double of Asia-Australia frequency

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | Liner Shipping

CP Ships Limited announced that one year after launching fortnightly service between Asia and Australia, it plans to double the frequency to weekly through a vessel sharing agreement with Yantai Marine (SYMS). Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS - Oriented strand board gains in residential construction

Peter Buxbaum | July 17, 2005 | International Trade

Up until recently, the use of plywood was standard for the paneling needs of the North American wood frame residential construction market. But times are changing. Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS - International Forest Products on aggressive acquisition, repositioning drive

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | International Trade

The high costs of logging in British Columbia’s rugged coastal region, together with growing competition from engineered wood products is pushing one of British Columbia’s oldest forestry companies, International Forest Products Limited (Interfor), to rep Read More »

Columbia River Channel deepening begins

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun deepening the Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel from 40 to 43 feet through a contract with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. Work to deepen the first 13 miles of the project, from River Mile (RM) 3 to R Read More »

GPA announces new South American Service via Savannah with CSAV Line

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Less than 60 days after announcing a new Eastern-Mediterranean service to the Port of Savannah, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced the signing of a formal agreement between CSAV Line and the GPA. Read More »

Port of Halifax gains China Shipping as customer

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Halifax has been selected to be the first North American port of call on China Shipping's new round-the-world service, following the Canadian port's recent Asia trade mission promoting itself as an alternative to capacity-stretched West Coast ports. Read More »

Port of Tacoma and Maersk Sealand celebrate 20 years of partnership

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sea-Land first called the Port of Tacoma in May 1985, and just weeks later, the first Maersk vessel entered Tacoma's Commencement Bay. At the time, a Maersk official summarized the company's decision to start a Pacific Northwest service, stating, "This ar Read More »

G-Log’s addresses industry challenges fueled by globalization;

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Further expanding its lead as a complete logistics platform solution, G-Log today announced the general availability of version 5.0 of its award-winning G-Log Global Command and Control Center (GC3) software. This latest version of GC3 continues G-Log's h Read More »

Leading forwarders opt for Ex Works

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Determined to solve the stubborn problems of managing information from their sprawling networks of truckers, three of the world's top forwarders have contracted the technology-based service of Ex Works Inc. Read More »

League/others urge end to NVO contracting limitations

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

In response to a recent federal court case decision, on July 6 The National Industrial Transportation League (League) joined with several other companies and organizations in urging the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to amend the agency's current r Read More »

Vancouver truck strike halts domestic container traffic

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Intermodal

One of Canada's top mediators has failed in his attempts to settle a dispute between independent truck drivers who haul containers between the port's four terminals: Deltaport, Vanterm, Centerm and Fraser Surrey Docks and customers throughout British Colu Read More »

Port of Vancouver encouraging truckers back to work

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Intermodal

Approximately 200 trucks had accessed the lower mainland's container terminals as of July 13 and the Port of Vancouver is urging others to follow their lead as it reaffirms its commitment to enhance efficiency. Read More »

IWLA opposes BNSF changes to demurrage calculation rules;

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | Intermodal

New, more onerous demurrage rules implemented by BNSF Railway July 1 will negatively impact the warehousing industry and create unnecessary delays in rail shipments, according to a leading trade association of third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Read More »

CPR’s western capacity expansion

AJOT | July 17, 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 »

Global forest industry experiences good progress in 2004

AJOT | July 17, 2005 | International Trade

In early June forest and paper industry executives worldwide met in Vancouver to discuss the future of the world's industries that rely on forests. Read More »

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