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ICTSI Latin American unit first to be ISO certified

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), manager and operator of Guayaquil Multipurpose and Container Terminal (GMCT) recently became the first Latin American container port to be ISO certified after the company received four ISO certifications: ISO 9001 (Quality Read More »

ATA applauds DOT ban on text messaging by commercial drivers

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves joined Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as LaHood announced a ban on text messaging by drivers of commercial vehicles. Read More »

CN’s new leadership team: Creel appointed COO, Ruest appointed CMO

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, announced the composition of his Leadership Team - a key step in driving CN to the next level.

Keith Creel, previously CN's executive vice-president, operations, is being appointed Read More »

YRC introduces automatic no-fee, money-back guarantee on standard service shipments

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Inc. ('YRC'), a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. announced the introduction of its new No-fee, Money-back Standard Service Guarantee. Effective January, shippers are automatically eligible to receive a 100 percent refund if their shipments fail to de Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 2.1% in December

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed 2.1 percent in December, following a 2.6 percent increase in November. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 106.2 (2000=100) in November to 108. Read More »

CN reports Q4-2009 net income of C$582 million

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

CN reported its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2009.Net income for full-year 2009 decreased two per cent from 2008 to C$1,854 million, with diluted earnings per share declining one per cent to C$3.92. The 20 Read More »

Union Pacific Railroad named to Most Admired for HR List

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Human Resource Executive has named Union Pacific Railroad as one of its 50 Most Admired for Human Resources companies for 2009. Union Pacific is the highest-rated U.S. Class I railroad on the list and is ranked No. 19 overall, up 10 spots from 2008. Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo expands business scope to include aircraft maintenance

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo continues its growth in Hawaii's aviation field through Aloha Tech Ops - a new division of the company dedicated to maintaining and repairing airframes and engines for other airline operators.

'Formalizing these agreements est Read More »

Lufthansa sends special flight with aid for earthquake victims in Haiti

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo recently flew a MD-11 freighter carrying around 75 tons of relief supplies for the quake victims in Haiti.

The Federal Agency for Technical Air (THW) is handling the logistics and coordinating the relief mission on behalf of t Read More »

Emirates Airline to launch Tokyo service in March 2010

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates has announced its plans to launch direct services to Tokyo ' Japan's capital city and one of the world's foremost economic centers. Read More »

airBaltic appoints MAC Holdings in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

MAC Holdings ' a member of the EGSAC cargo GSSA network - has been appointed to represent airBaltic Cargo offline in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. This is the first time that the airline has been represented in Sri Lanka, and cargo is already beginning to f Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands business ExtrAA program

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) unveiled its redesigned Business ExtrAA' program, which allows nearly all cargo customers to earn travel awards for booking cargo shipments. For every shipment on American Airlines, regardless of the size or boo Read More »

AirbridgeCargo Airlines awards Europe- wide distribution contract to Wallenborn Group

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Wallenborn will provide a full distribution package out of the six hubs AirBridgeCargo serves with Boeing 747-400 freighter services in Europe. ABC connects Europe with China. Hong Kong and Japan via Moscow with 28 flights a week, offering the most effici Read More »

Crowley Cargo lightering operation Successful in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Barges and cranes being mobilized for temporary docking and cargo ops in the port
Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command, successfully discharged 12 20-foot containers of relief supplies acr Read More »

Crowley promotes Ayala to director, labor relations

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Jose Ayala has been promoted to director of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation. Ayala will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue reporting to Steve Demeroutis, Crowley's vice president of labor relations.

In his new pos Read More »

Last decade exhibited a number of important trends air freight

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | International Trade

The end of a decade invariably brings pundits and other assorted experts out of the woodwork to pontificate on the changes which occurred during the previous ten year period. The $100 billion air freight industry is no exception. A wide variety of indust Read More »

Premium Article  Canada: tomorrow’s energy superpower

Leo Quigley | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | International Trade

During his inaugural trip to Asia in early December Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, told a business audience in Shanghai that Canada is an emerging energy superpower. Canada, he said, can provide the stable sources of energy China will need for f Read More »

Premium Article  Air and sea package wins Red Sea oil rig logistics contract

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

A complete air and sea supply chain solution has been successful in winning the logistics contract for a new $US50 million offshore oil drilling campaign in the Sudanese Red Sea.

Darka Shipping Agencies, a member of the Darka for Trading and Read More »

Premium Article  New Flame wreck removal a success in Gibraltar

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The view at Gibraltar's Europa Point looks much different these days. This month TITAN Salvage successfully completed removal of the New Flame and has delivered more than 50,000 tons of scrap cargo and wreckage for recycling. Read More »

Premium Article  Slow return of project activity anticipated for Houston area

Paul Scott Abbott | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Houston area remains the hub for U.S. project cargo moves, but it could be a year or more before such activity rebounds to the level it had enjoyed prior to the present economic downturn.

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT Read More »

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