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Premium Article  Caterpillar digs into Mongolia

Robert Wallack | November 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Mongolia’s revised minerals law further opens investment by foreign mining companies to extract hundreds of millions of tons of mineral resources of mainly, coal, copper and gold. Wagner Asia Equipment LLC is the Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) dealer in Mongoli Read More »

Premium Article  IANA, NITL revamp programs to offer participants more value

Paul Scott Abbott | November 08, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade

Responding to transportation industry demands for fiscal efficiency, leaders of the Intermodal Association of North America and the National Industrial Transportation League have redesigned the program for their major collocated annual events.

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Premium Article  Geodis-Wilson counting on project cargo business

George Lauriat | November 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

The Geodis Wilson warehouse/office logistics complex lies a couple of Texas sized football fields from the end of the tarmac at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The facility is about ten minutes away from the airport but eventually will be Read More »

Premium Article  Albemarle Corporation is All Global

Karen Thuermer | November 08, 2009 | International Trade

Albemarle Corporation, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, demonstrates the diversity of products being shipped today as break bulk cargo. - By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Seaport leaders meet in Galveston for 98th annual AAPA convention

Paul Scott Abbott | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 98th annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities drew some 400 leaders of the seaport industry from throughout the Western Hemisphere to Galveston, Texas, in late October.

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Port of Wilmington, NC sets container move record

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A record of 46.3 crane moves per hour set on the Independent Accord at the Port of Wilmington on October 22 lasted less than a week, when a new record of 46.8 crane moves was set on the Independent Concept on October 29. The Wilmington container team incl Read More »

Massport receives top comprehensive environmental management award from AAPA

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that new regulations designed to make its construction projects more environmentally sustainable were honored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) at its 98th Annual Convention in Gal Read More »

Massport’s Port Director takes helm of AAPA for second tour

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Port Director Michael A. Leone was named the 2009-2010 Chairman of the Board to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), at the AAPA Annual Convention held in Galveston, Texas. Leone p Read More »

ATA responds to FMCSA’s reconsideration of Hours-of-Service regulations

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Intermodal

As the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has communicated for the last five years, the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, as they are currently constructed, are good safety rules. They are working and the proof is in the industry's safety performance Read More »

Maersk general rate increase in South Asia/Mideast to Europe trade

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective November 15, 2009 in the South Asia/Middle East to Europe trade. Read More »

Qatar Airways appoints new Senior VP to oversee growing cargo operation

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Three Boeing 777 Freighters to join cargo fleet from next year

Qatar Airways has announced the appointment of Dileepa Wijesundera to the position of Senior Vice President of the Doha-based carrier's thriving cargo business. Read More »

BACA votes Volga-Dnepr ‘Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year’

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted 'Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year 2009' by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA). Read More »

Maersk Line to re-join trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has decided to apply for membership in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) after a five year absence. With Maersk Line's acceptance, there will be 15 members of this research and discussion forum made up of major ocean shipping li Read More »

WTSA container lines extend 2009-10 rate restoration effort

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are proposing a new series of general rate increases (GRIs) on December 1, 2009 and January 15, 2010, that will affect all dry and refrigerated cargoes to all Asia desti Read More »

Hamburg S’d ups calls at ICTSI Syrian terminal

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Tartous International Container Terminal jsc (TICT), terminal operator of the container handling facility at the Port of Tartous in Syria, has revealed that German megaliner, Hamburg S'd, has shifted most of its vessel calls from Lattakia to Tartous. Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian East Coast ports fighting downturn

Leo Ryan | November 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The global recession has naturally had a negative impact on overall cargo and shipping activity in eastern Canada, including the St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, and Atlantic Coast regions. But quite optimistic forecasts for the Canadian economy point to Read More »

Premium Article  2009 Canada West Coast Ports

Leo Quigley | November 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Prince Rupert experienced a 53.7% surge in traffic in the third quarter of 2009, posting a 15.9% increase in cargo tonnage for the nine months ending September 30, compared to the same period in 2008. Throughput at all terminals totaled 9,001, Read More »

Premium Article  ELAA’s Bourne Assesses Liner Shipping on the European Trades Post-Conferences


AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Speaking at the Global Shipping Summit in Dalian last week, ELAA’s Executive Director Chris Bourne outlined the challenges his Members face in the current poor trading environment, co-incidental with the EU’s abolition of liner shipping conferences. Read More »

Premium Article  UP , CSXT launch RailChem Connect between Texas and Southeast

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Railroad and CSX Transportation (CSXT) are proud to announce the launch of RailChem Connect, a coordinated rail service for expedited transport of chemicals between the Texas Gulf Coast region and the Southeast. Read More »

Premium Article  Acting Maritime Administrator approves Port Dolphin Energy’s deepwater port application

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Acting Maritime Administrator David T. Matsuda recently signed the Record of Decision, approving Port Dolphin Energy LLC’s application to own, operate and construct a deepwater port to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the United States. Also, Port Read More »

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