US Chamber opposes retroactive tax hike on US flagged ocean carriers

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The US Chamber of Commerce denounced a measure hidden in the Technical Corrections Act that would repeal the tonnage tax option for US flagged ocean carriers hauling cargo between the mainland and Puerto Rico thus increasing shipping costs and making Amer Read More »

SC Ports Board Elects Posek Chairman, Approves Upland Site Work for New Terminal

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) today elected David J. Posek of Greenville to serve a two-year term as chairman and approved upland site work for a new terminal in the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port Board to Vote on Clean Trucks Fee

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container charges would fund fleet turnover, air quality improvements Having approved a clean truck requirement last month that will ban old, dirty diesel trucks from the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, December Read More »

Boeing Set to Begin Assembly of New 777 Freighter as Design Work Nearly Complete

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Air Cargo

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is set to begin full production of its new 777 Freighter now that engineers recently have completed more than 90 percent of the design work for the new cargo airplane. Boeing will start assembly of the first 777 Freighter Read More »

Ports America Group purchases Bayonne Maritime District site for $90mln

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Ports America Group announced the purchase of the historic 153 acre Maritime District site in Bayonne, New Jersey for $90 million from the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority (BLRA). Read More »

CMA CGM Group to acquire US Lines

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a move to further its global market presence, CMA CGM Group announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire US Lines based in Santa Ana, California (USL). US Lines is the vessel-sharing partner of ANL, expert of the Australian-New Zealand market Read More »

Proposed amendments to Canada Marine Act welcomed

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The recently announced proposed amendments to the Canada Marine Act (CMA) have been most welcomed by Canada's ports group. 'We have long argued that, while the Canada Marine Act has been good for Canada's major ports, changes such as those proposed by the Read More »

JAXPORT’s financial health earns ‘A’ from Wall Street

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

After a thorough review of the financial health of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Services have awarded JAXPORT 'A' and 'A2' designations ' among the financial industry's highest seaport ratings. Read More »

NOAA PORTS’ installed in Port of Mobile, AL

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

NOAA announced that the Port of Mobile, AL has become the 14th location in the United States to install the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS). PORTS', developed and operated by NOAA, provides accurate real-time oceanographic and meteorologic Read More »

Approval of Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port Everglades received approval today from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to move forward with a comprehensive Master/Vision Plan ' including a five-year Capital Improvement Plan, and 10- and 20-year Vision Plans. Environmental concer Read More »

Global Logistics Network enrolls 200th member

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

At its 5th Annual Conference held in Phuket, Thailand, Global Logistics Network announced that Shipair Express (China) Ltd has become the 200th member of their global network. Read More »

APL Logistics strengthens commitment to warehousing

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Global supply chain leader APL Logistics today created a new executive-level position to grow its warehousing business and selected an industry veteran to fill it. Read More »

Sinotrans and National Retail Systems announce joint venture

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Sinotrans, China's largest logistics company, and National Retail Systems, Inc., a leading provider of logistics services to US retailers, today announced they have formed a joint venture called SinoNRS to offer integrated factory-to-store logistics solut Read More »

Advance International posts excellent results on rail container service

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Intermodal

Freight forwarder, Advance International, is celebrating excellent results on its 'Advantage Express Service' between Almaty in Kazakhstan and Poti in Georgia as it passes a significant traffic milestone. Read More »

Carrier’s hybrid units put the ‘green’ in fresh & easy fleet

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Intermodal

When the new Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market chain opened its first grocery stores in Southern California this fall, it was supported by a 'green' fleet of refrigerated trailers that feature Carrier Transicold's hybrid Vector' 1800MT multi-temperature sy Read More »

Penske celebrates $1 million expansion of San Leandro facility

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the grand reopening of an existing facility in San Leandro, CA, located on 10755 Bigge St. The Penske-owned two-story building received a $1million facelift, highlighted by a 1,600-square-feet addition that includes a new c Read More »

MTC Holdings closes acquisition of multimodal facility in Toluca, M’xico

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

MTC Holdings, a leading terminal operating company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, announced that it has completed the acquisition of an inland, multi-modal terminal facility and services company branded as Puerta M'xico. Read More »

Transporting cargo requires skill, knowledge and training

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

Not too long ago, transporting cargo was a relatively simple affair. Freight was picked up at a loading dock, transferred to a truck for delivery to ship or airplane, with a reverse process at destination. Today, freight is no longer simply freight. It i Read More »

US/ Peru Trade Promotion Agreement passed

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

The US Senate passed the US/ Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) (HR 3688), 77 ' 18, previously negotiated by the Bush Administration, and approved by the US House of Representatives in November. The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) applau Read More »

WTO appoints Chinese judge, Taiwan drops objection

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization (WTO) appointed four appeal judges, including one Chinese, after Taiwan dropped its objections, easing tension between the two rivals and defusing a looming crisis. Read More »