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Premium Article  US economic crisis affecting Asia’s trade and logistics

Manik Mehta | March 22, 2009 | International Trade

Many Asian countries, affected by the US downturn, are worried and trying to cushion themselves against the severe effects of the downturn. They fear the phantom of protectionism will return to haunt them. Read More »

Premium Article  CaroTrans International looks long term

George Lauriat | March 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

CaroTrans International’s CEO Greg Howard says that the 30 year-old NVO (Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier) has a 100 year vision, which is why looking long term is important even in a down market. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes Nona Bulker on maiden voyage

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Nona Bulker, commanded by Capt. Rodolfo G. Aponte of the Philippines, on its maiden voyage to the port. Read More »

Port of Boston welcomes CMA CGM’s Black Pearl service

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that CMA CGM (America) LLC has added the Port of Boston to its new Black Pearl Service rotation. The new service will connect Boston to CMA CGM’s mega trans-shipment hub in Kingston, Jamaica opening up Read More »

Port of Montreal Chief Executive dismissed

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of the Montreal Port Authority is seeking a new president and CEO after a fall-out with Patrice Pelletier over what was described as “the implementation of the corporate vision.” Read More »

Road transport association outraged by public sector union appeal for road tolls

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Intermodal

In a statement, Peter Nelson, Executive Director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) had this to say, 'Tom Mann and The NB Union of Public and Private employees want to put another noose around the struggling neck of the Atlantic Canadia Read More »

Pan Am Railways, Norfolk Southern to improve service in New York, New England

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Intermodal

Pan Am Railways (PAR) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) have received governmental approvals for their proposed Pan Am Southern joint venture, clearing the way for more than $87 million in rail infrastructure investment designed to significantly e Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Regional Sales Manager, Australia & New Zealand

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Colin Nicholls as its new Regional Sales Manager for Australia & New Zealand. Colin is responsible for all commercial operations in Australia and New Zealand, looking after both Virgin Atlantic Cargo and V Australia. Read More »

American Airlines awards contract to WFS

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a two-year contract to provide cargo handling and customer service for American Airlines at Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Canada. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr delivers Olympic infrastructure equipment to Sochi

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the first consignment of tunneling equipment to the Russian city of Sochi as it begins construction work of a new ground transport infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Read More »

TSA refines bunker charge calculation

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines serving the Asia-US freight market have overhauled the way they calculate bunker fuel charges, to make the process more transparent and stabilize the cost impacts to customers. Read More »

Dockwise secures USD 42 million in near-term contract awards

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announces nine near-term contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of a jack-up drilling rig, dredging equipment, military and various other cargoes. Total revenues for the contracts, including the previ Read More »

Port of Corpus Christi to receive federal stimulus funds

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi will receive $8.25 million from the Texas Transportation Commission which announced the allocation after a meeting which included district 20 State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen) and Port Chairman Ruben Bonilla. The st Read More »

NSCSA initiates port call at Charleston

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NSCSA will begin service to and from the Port of Charleston with the Saudi Tabuk V.140 on April 2nd. NSCSA operates four combination vessels, accommodating any and all kinds, types and sizes of cargo including containerized goods, breakbulk and self-prop Read More »

GPA awarded $250,000 DERA grant

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant. The $250,000 award will retrofit GPA-owned equipment with devices that reduce air emissions. Read More »

Rotterdam shows sharp growth in biofuels

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In 2008, throughput figures for biofuels in the port of Rotterdam were more than 80% up on 2007, at 5.7 million tons. 2.7 million tons of biodiesel were handled (+1.5 million tons) and 2.4 million tons of bio-ethanol (+0.8 million tons), plus 0.6 million Read More »

GAC Dubai brings acclaimed Cirque du Soleil to town

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Back in the Middle East for the second time, Cirque du Soleil once again entrusted GAC Dubai to handle the logistics for its performance in Dubai, which kicked off last weekend. Read More »

NYK Logistics (Americas) names Nolan SVP & General Manager, NVOCC & CHB Division

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. (NLA) announced the appointment of Mr. Timothy J. Nolan to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of the NVOCC & CHB Division. Domiciled in Secaucus, NJ, Mr. Nolan will oversea NLA's activities involving Read More »

DB Schenker opens new logistics center in Vietnam

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker Vietnam Co., Ltd. opened its flagship facility in Song Than Industrial Park I of Binh Duong Province, close to Ho Chi Minh City. The USD5.5 million investment jointly with Vietnam partner Gemadept, marks a significant milestone for both organizat Read More »

Logistics service providers can benefit in times of economic crisis

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Logistics service providers offering efficient and flexible supply chain solutions can actually do well in times of financial crisis, as Dr. Detlef Trefzger, member of the Board of Management of Schenker AG Essen, and responsible for Contract Logistics an Read More »

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