PortVision improves waterway visibility for Gulf intracoastal Canal Association members

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, has announced an agreement with the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) that will enable the organization’s members to view GICA waterway alerts and relat Read More »

One millionth Kia vehicle comes through the Port of Tacoma

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The one millionth Kia vehicle to come into the United States through the Port of Tacoma – a 2011 Optima Hybrid, still covered in protective wrap – rolled off a ship at the Port’s Blair Terminal on August 11.

“We congratulate Kia Motors on reaching thi Read More »

Logistec moves wind towers through Trois-Rivières

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Stevedoring Inc. has succeeded in attracting a new type of cargo to the Port of Trois-Rivières (QC).

Logistec is now working with GE Energy to ship wind towers from the St. Lawrence River port to markets in the U.S. Midwest. Read More »

TZA names new Director of Marketing

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

TZA, an industry leading provider of supply chain productivity software and services, announced that George Huhta has joined the leadership team as Director of Marketing, responsible for the firm's marketing, communications, PR and business development ac Read More »

Menlo strengthens management team in Europe

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced the appointment of Marco van Walveren as Director of Operations, Europe and Edwin Schouten as Senior Manager, Transportation, Europe.

Menlo has experien Read More »

Saddle Creek opens facilities in Chicago and Jacksonville

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced that it is expanding its nationwide network with the addition of two new facilities in Chicago and Jacksonville, Fla. The expansion is part of Saddle Creek's strategic plan to grow Read More »

Kerry Logistics initiates expansion of Chongqing Logistics 
Center to meet rapid growth…

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics has broken ground on the expansion of its Chongqing Logistics Centre just months after the completion of the first phase of the building to meet the rapid growth in demand.

Phase 2 construction, which is scheduled for completion in the Read More »

Radiant announces further expansion of Airgroup Network with operations in Tucson

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Radiant Logistics, Inc., a domestic and international logistics services company, has announced further gains in the growth of its Airgroup network with a new office opening in Tucson, Arizona. The Airgroup-TUS regional office will leverage the Company's Read More »

Crown Mongolia constructs new warehouse facility

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Relocations, a worldwide leader of global mobility, domestic and international transportation of household goods, including departure and destination services, has made a strategic investment in building a state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Ulaanbaata Read More »

Concert Group Logistics opens in Dulles, VA

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Concert Group Logistics (CGL), a Downers Grove, Ill.-based leader in worldwide freight services, recently opened its Dulles, Va. office under the leadership of Jim Brech. Read More »

Domestic container volume continues to surge in second quarter

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Domestic and international intermodal volumes posted solid gains in Q2 2011, according to a report released today by the Intermodal Association of North America. IANA's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report notes that domestic container volume grew Read More »

Old Dominion names Nowak VP of Midwest Region

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has named Darek Nowak vice president of the company's Midwest Region.

Nowak has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry and has been with Old Dominion for 13 years. He previously served as manager Read More »

LeanLogistics launches LeanFleet’ for fleet routing and optimization

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

LeanLogistics, a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services, announced today the launch of LeanFleet', fleet routing and optimization technology.

LeanFleet is a web-based application util Read More »

Freight solution to searing gas prices: intermodal transportation

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

With escalating gas prices, stricter government highway safety regulations and increased demands to protect the environment, manufacturers are aggressively seeking the most efficient means for transporting products to market. Intermodal freight transporta Read More »

Stella Jones Q2 profit rises on demand for railway ties

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella Jones, a maker of railway ties and treated wood utility poles for electricity and telecom companies, reported a higher second-quarter profit on strong demand for maintenance and special projects.

The company also raised its semi-annual dividend Read More »

Central Freight Lines founder inducted into Texas Transportation Hall of Honor

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Central Freight Lines (CFL), a leading less-than-truckload (LTL) for-hire common carrier, has announced its founder, William Woody Callan, was inducted into the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Hall of Honor. Mr. Callan becomes the 33rd member of the Read More »

US firms plan rail expansion to profit from oil spread

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Logistics firms are accelerating plans to build crude-by-rail terminals in the United States as shippers look to transport more oil on railroads to capture massive oil price spreads between the country's northern and southern regions.

Logistics firm M Read More »

EU challenges Canadian green power rules at WTO

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union has launched a legal challenge against Canada at the World Trade Organization to protest against provincial rules for solar and wind energy subsidies, the bloc's executive said.

Following on the heels of a similar challenge by Japan Read More »

South.Korea trade minister sees exports holding up, fears protectionism

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea's trade minister sees limited impact on the country's exports from a global slowdown caused by debt worries in Europe and the United States, though fears countries will resort to protectionism to protect their economies.

Kim Jong-hoon said Read More »

Li & Fung H1 profit falls on rising costs and weak U.S., Europe

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

Li & Fung Ltd , the manager of supply chains for retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp , posted a 15 percent decline in its first-half net profit, as rising operating costs and flagging U.S. and European demand ate into margins.

It i Read More »