Radiant Logistics further expands distribution by Air Network with new operations in Houston, TX

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Radiant Logistics, Inc., a domestic and international logistics services company, has announced the further expansion of its Distribution By Air ('DBA') network with a new station in Houston, Texas. The Houston facility will leverage Radiant's robust tec Read More »

A. Duie Pyle receives package carrier safety award for the Dow Chemical Company

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

A. Duie Pyle, a leading Northeast transportation and logistics provider, received the "2010 Menlo Worldwide Logistics Package Carrier Safety Award" for excellence in the safe transport of products for The Dow Chemical Company. The award recognizes A. Duie Read More »

APL Logistics wins Emerson Rosemount’s best supplier award

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

APL Logistics has received the best supplier award from global manufacturing technology giant Emerson's Rosemount business unit for the second year in a row. Tom Moser, President of Emerson Process Management, handed out the 2010 Supplier of the Year awa Read More »

Building on performance, the scheduled grain service plan

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

CN grain car unloads at Canadian west coast ports reached near-record levels in the 2010-2011 crop year ended on July 31.

CN moved more than 125,000 grain cars to export terminals at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert during the crop year -- the Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 1.3% in July

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.3% in July after rising a revised 2.6% in June 2011. June's increase was slightly less than the 2.8% ATA reported on July 26, 2011. The latest pu Read More »

Russia mulls 20-30% rail tariff on coal exports

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Russia's Transport Ministry could levy a 20-30 percent tariff on coal shipped to export markets in order to fund the expansion of the railway grid, sources at the ministry and the RZhD state rail monopoly told Kommersant daily.

The sources told the ne Read More »

Con-way Truckload announces exclusive benefits package for owner-operators

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced a new program under which owner-operators will have the opportunity to obtain health care benefits provided by a third-party insurance carrier.

The program, known a Read More »

China vows to appeal raw materials WTO case

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | International Trade

China vowed to appeal a recent World Trade Organization ruling against its raw materials export policy, a case that could threaten Beijing's handling of rare earths.

In July, a WTO legal panel dismissed China's claim that its system of export duties a Read More »

Russia rules out compromise trade deal with Ukraine

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | International Trade

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ruled out a compromise deal with Ukraine which would have allowed Kiev to pursue free trade pacts with the European Union and a Russian-led regional bloc.

Medvedev said that to secure access to Russia's market and a m Read More »

Evergreen Line boosts refrigerated fleet with energy efficient PrimeLINE’ units from Carrier Transic

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Liner Shipping

With its latest order for 4,000 PrimeLINE' refrigeration units from Carrier Transicold, Evergreen Line, one of the world's largest container shipping companies, has tripled its initial investment in a unit that leads the industry in energy efficiency. Car Read More »

China COSCO seeks to reassure shipowners over unpaid bills

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Liner Shipping

China COSCO Holdings, the country's top shipping company, sought to reassure investors that negotiations with shipowners over unpaid bills would be resolved and its business remained strong.

COSCO's decision to halt payments to several shipowners in t Read More »

Safmarine enhances its Europe - West Africa service portfolio

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine has reshuffled a number of its existing West Africa shipping services and introduced three new services - the WAF11, WAF12 and WAF13 ' as part of its revised West Africa service portfolio.

According to Dirk Geens, Safmarine's Africa Trade Di Read More »

Grindrod H1 profit falls, exchange rates a worry

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Africa's biggest shipping company Grindrod posted a 42 percent decline in first-half profit, hit by weak freight rates and unfavourable swings in currencies.

The South African-based company, whose ships haul raw materials such as iron ore, cement and Read More »

Steder Group sends complete dredger accross the Atlantic

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Steder Group B.V., a member of the Worldwide Project Consortiumm WWPC for The Netherlands, executed the complete mobilization for a dredging project in from The Netherlands to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

All components for the huge dredger were consolidated Read More »

Murmansk port up for auction after sale collapses

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Murmansk Commercial Sea Port was put up for sale by its owners after a failed attempt to sell it for $250 million to trader Gennady Timchenko, sources close to the sale told Reuters.

"The port is up for grabs after Timchenko quit," a source close to t Read More »

Germany seizes 5 million euros of cocaine in major haul

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

German police said they had detained seven men suspected of smuggling an estimated 5 million euros worth of cocaine, in one of the country's largest ever strikes against drug trafficking.

Police said some 100 kg of cocaine was intercepted in Berlin. T Read More »

Cascade Sierra Solutions to manage new clean ports programs

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Heavy duty diesel trucks typically pass through a progression of owners as they age, often operating at seaports toward the end of their useful lives. These older trucks are the least fuel efficient and produce more air pollution than newer models. So, ma Read More »

PRPA expresses condolences over deaths of two longshoremen

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman Charles G. Kopp, Executive Director James T. McDermott, Jr., and the entire PRPA staff express their sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of Carmen DiRago and Vernon Knight, two Internatio Read More »

Kerry Logistics targets automotive sector at New Hefei Logistics Center

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics has opened a 215,000-square-foot logistics center in Hefei, China, for the growing automotive industry sector in Anhui Province, directly west of Shanghai in central China.

The logistics center has been customized to serve a rapidly in Read More »

Averitt Expands warehousing capabilities with premium storage and processing space in…

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Averitt Express recently expanded warehouse operations in Marietta, Ga., Greenville, N.C., and McAllen, Texas, to meet customer needs for flexible shared warehouse space. Read More »