Manhattan SCOPE(R) solutions help wholesalers raise margins while keeping service levels high

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Wholesale distributors live in a world where competitors offer many of the same products--and often the same service level-- which results in riding a fine line of offering superior service (assortment, response time and unique value added services) and m Read More »

Laufer Group International expands its national network with new offices in San Francisco and Norfol

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Global logistics company Laufer Group International, headquartered in New York City, continues to expand its national coverage with the openings of its new offices in San Francisco, CA and Norfolk, VA. Both branches will provide customers with Laufer' Read More »

Saddle Creek names new President of Transportation

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Saddle Creek Corporation has announced that Mike DelBovo will assume the position of president, Saddle Creek Transportation Inc. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider.

As the tra Read More »

Kane Is Able partners with Manhattan Associates to improve productivity and support customer service

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kane Is Able, a leading third-party logistics provider of consumer packaged goods, has selected solutions from the Manhattan SCALE' product suite from Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) to support its Scranton, Penn. business campus, which features seve Read More »

Damco launches online calculation of CO2 emissions

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Damco, a leading world provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions, has begun providing customers with an online calculation of carbon dioxide emissions.

The new information is available online at 'myDamco,' the browser-based Read More »

Sentry Insurance unites with CargoNet to combat cargo theft

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

CargoNet(R), a leading source of information about supply chain risk, today announced that Sentry Insurance has become a member of CargoNet. By becoming a CargoNet member, Sentry joins a national initiative to combat cargo theft through improved informati Read More »

Union Pacific: US consumer is wild card

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

US consumer confidence is at a two-year low and proving to be a real test for this year's late-starting peak shipping season, Jim Young, Union Pacific Corp's chief executive, told Reuters.

The peak season, which includes fall harvest and Christmas shi Read More »

Russian Railways cuts 2011 cargo growth forecast

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian state railway monopoly Russian Railways has cut its forecast for cargo shipments growth this year to 3.0-3.3 percent from 5 percent, chief executive Vladimir Yakunin said.

Rail cargo is seen as a barometer for the Russian economy as a whole, a Read More »

Averitt Express and Transite Technology announce partnership

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Averitt Express and Transite Technology have agreed upon a partnership that enables the carrier to offer Transite's transportation management products as part of the Averitt Transportation and Operations Management System (ATOM System'). Along with Transi Read More »

Mexico aims for October end to US trucking dispute

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The Mexican government aims to scrap in October the rest of the retaliatory duties it imposed on certain U.S. farm and industrial goods during a trucking dispute, the Economy Ministry said.

On July 6, Mexico said it would cut in half the duties on 99 Read More »

ABF establishing Asian offices
to augment its global solutions

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Continuing its global expansion, ABF' is now operating with offices in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. These locations are in addition to current ABF offices in Ch Read More »

CSX sees up to $15 mlllion Irene impact, affirms view

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Hurricane Irene's net hit to CSX Corp's earnings came to $10 million to $15 million, the railroad's chief financial officer estimated.

In a broadly moderating economy, most markets are performing at or above second-quarter growth rates, CFO Oscar Muno Read More »

New engineering analysis of Maine bridges supports case for heavier, six-axle trucks on interstates

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 180 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal vehicle weight limits on interstate highways, today encouraged members of Congress to review new eng Read More »

US disappoints Whirlpool in case versus South Korea

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department dealt a blow to 100-year-old American manufacturer Whirlpool's push for duties on a flood of lower-priced refrigerators made by South Korean competitors.

In a preliminary ruling, the department said LG Electronics, Samsung Read More »

Toyota aims for quake-proof supply chain

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

Toyota Motor Corp is working to create a robust supply chain that would recover within two weeks in the event of another massive earthquake like the one on March 11 that is still affecting output after six months, a top executive said.

Toyota and othe Read More »

Locke calls for open trade, investment in China

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

China and the United States should reduce trade and investment barriers to create jobs, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke said on Friday, striking a broadly cooperative tone in his first official public address since assuming the position in August. Read More »

US trade deals face tricky path to approval

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

After a heated fight this summer over the U.S. debt ceiling, cooler-headed Republicans and Democrats could come together this fall to pass three long-delayed free trade agreements.

But to get past distrust built up on each side, business groups such a Read More »

Braskem sees US as launchpad for growth

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas, will focus international expansion on the United States even as it considers building "green" plastics factories in Mexico and Asia, Chief Executive Carlos Fadigas told Reuters.

U.S. growth w Read More »

Italy 2011 jewellery export seen down as gold bites

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

Jewellery exports from Italy, Europe's top producer and exporter, are expected to fall about 10 percent in volume in 2011 as surging gold prices and global economic uncertainty hit consumer demand, senior industry officials said.

Gold prices have stor Read More »

China August trade surplus dips, exports off peak

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

China's trade surplus fell sharply in August as exports pulled back from a record high and imports jumped, indicating the world's second-largest economy is feeling the pinch from weaker global growth while domestic demand remains resilient.

China's ex Read More »