RailAmerica development efforts to add carloads, grow local businesses

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

In the first six months of 2011, thirty-four customers have announced plans to build, expand or re-open facilities on RailAmerica railroads. When completed over the next 12-to-18 months and operating at full production, the thirty-four projects are expect Read More »

New Penn Motor Express, Inc. celebrates 80th Anniversary

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

New Penn Motor Express, Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. celebrates its 80th anniversary serving the next-day LTL transportation needs of customers in the Northeast.

Founded in 1931 by Cloyd F. Erdley and Henry R. Arnold, the partners started Read More »

Opening of the UK to European sized rail freight celebrated with locomotive naming

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

The opening of the UK to the operation of regular European sized freight trains on High Speed 1 was on August 17th, celebrated by the naming of a high speed freight locomotive.

The naming ceremony took place at DB Schenker Rail's Channel Tunnel depot Read More »

US infrastructure woes: A roadblock to growth

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Long famous for its top-notch highways and passion for cars, the United States is letting bridges rust as traffic chokes overburdened roads, threatening a pillar of its economic strength.

A prime example of this neglect is the Brent Spence Bridge over Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line to expand its presence in Indianapolis

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Mayor Greg Ballard joined executives from Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a major expansion of the company's regional hub in Indianapolis.

Old Dominion will invest nearly $22 million to upgrade and enhance its existing facility at 3915 W. Read More »

Insource saves clients over $1 Billion on parcel shipping

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Insource Spend Management Group, a leading provider of third party rate negotiation services, announced it has hit a milestone of exceeding $1 billion in parcel savings for its clients. Many Fortune 500 clients have individually saved tens of millions by Read More »

FTR Shippers Condition Index improves slightly

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | International Trade

FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the August Shippers Update edged up in June to a current reading of -3.1. The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers; a reading above zero suggests a favorable shipping environm Read More »

China Mobile talking to Apple on iPhones

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | International Trade

China Mobile said it hoped to launch Apple iPhones soon to accelerate uptake of high-end 3G services as it reported first-half profit at the top end of expectations.

The world's largest mobile operator by subscribers said it has met with Apple chief e Read More »

US, EU urge Philippines comply on WTO alcohol ruling

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and European Union urged the Philippines to quickly comply with a new World Trade Organization ruling by ending a discriminatory tax system against foreign alcoholic beverages like Jack Daniel's and Spain's Brandy de Jerez.

"The pane Read More »

US steel exports drop in June from May

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | International Trade

Exports of steel declined in June from May be 4.2% according to government data. 'Declines in exports to NAFTA and Asia reflect more than the total decline. Softening market conditions in NAFTA in June, along with lower exports to the smaller export marke Read More »

From flying crate to jumbo freighter: Logistics industry celebrates 100 years of air cargo in…

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

100 years of air cargo flight in Germany: The logistics industry is duly celebrating this very special jubilee of its origins on its centennial anniversary. On 19 August 1911, a single-engined Harlan took off from a grass strip in Berlin-Johannisthal car Read More »

DHL Chicago, San Juan and Toronto stations accredited as qualified Envirotainer providers

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announced their Chicago (ORD), San Juan (SJU) and Toronto (YYZ) stations have been accredited as Qualified Envirotainer Providers (QEP). All three stations met the requirements of a five-step process, to earn th Read More »

Lindell named to ANS sales post

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

Airline Network Services' drive to deepen its market position in Southwestern United States moved into high gear with the appointment of veteran air transportation Executive to head the company's cargo sales effort in that region.

Jens Tubbesing, CEO Read More »

Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernization
of first AN-124-1OO to new…

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group and Antonov Company of the Ukraine have reached an agreement to upgrade the first one of Volga-Dnepr's fleet of AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighters to a modernised AN-124-111VD standard in the latest step towards relaunching serial p Read More »

Cathay Pacific says July cargo traffic down 11% on year

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways said that its cargo throughput in July fell 11 percent from the same month a year earlier, the fourth consecutive month of contraction, on continued weak demand in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Cathay is the world's largest air Read More »

Maersk cuts shipping view as container growth slows

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk cut 2011 guidance for its core container business, as growth in demand for container shipping slowed amid the global economic slowdown and freight rates came under pressure.

The group, whose Maersk Line Read More »

Horizon Lines promotes Kazura to position of VP International Services

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping company, has announced that Alherd Kazura has been appointed to the new position of Vice President of International Services. Kazura will report to Brian Taylor, Executive Vice President, C Read More »

CMA CGM signs a MOU for the expansion in Kingston of its future central hub in the Caribbean

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the operation, equipment and expansion of the Gordon Cay Container Terminal in the Jamaican port of Kingston, for a minimum period of 35 years. The project to develop t Read More »

Triple WWPC power gets Aussie mining equipment to transport coal in China

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Westfracht & Albacor Mongolia in conjunction with Sadleirs Global from Australia, who are all members of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC network, handled shipments of 30 dump bodies, each 20 tons, from the factory in Australia to Ovoot Tolgoi in the Read More »

GAC Taiwan takes the weight to deliver power plant cargo

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

When almost 800 tons of turbine and generator parts had to be transported nearly 500 km from Bade City in the north of the country to Kaoshiung port in the south, it was GAC Taiwan that was entrusted with the task.

Wood Group appointed GAC Taiwan to h Read More »