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Safmarine names last new containership for 2009

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Safmarine Benguela, the second of two new 3,100 TEU containerships to be delivered to Safmarine in 2009, was named in Korea. Read More »

INTTRA signs carrier contracts worth more than $100 million

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the e-commerce platform for the ocean freight industry, has entered into long-term agreements with Maersk Line, MSC, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud for e-commerce and professional services worth more than $100 million over the next three yea Read More »

Grand Alliance, Zim announce cooperation on South China US East Coast service

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Zim Integrated Shipping Services have agreed to cooperate on the service from South China to US East Coast via the Panama Canal. Read More »

Marchand named to 16th International Maritime Hall of Fame

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The International Maritime Hall of Fame announced recently the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand would be honored as one of its newest members on May 13, 2009, at the United Nations in New York City. The International Mar Read More »

Seattle port commission authorizes additional $17 million for East Marginal Way project

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Seattle commissioners voted to invest an additional $17.2 million in the East Marginal Way grade separation project, a crucial freight mobility improvement in South Seattle. Read More »

Ceres Paragon Terminals is now Amsterdam Container Terminals

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ceres Paragon Terminals (CPT) has changed its company name to Amsterdam Container Terminals (ACT). Ceres Amsterdam Marine Terminals (CAMT) will become Amsterdam Marine Terminals (AMT). Read More »

Forwarders team up to tackle Ireland

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Woodland Group has entered into a strategic partnership with a logistics provider from Belfast as it seeks to expand its operations on both sides of the Irish border. Read More »

IATA e-Freight technology brings paradigm shift According to Mike Coney, Vice President of Business

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

According to Mike Coney, Vice President of Business Development Asia for CargoWise' edi, a provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, the global IATA e-Freight initiative launched in 2004 to create a simpler, electroni Read More »

State of New York Selects DHL

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The State of New York, Office of General Services, announced it has awarded DHL one of two five-year statewide contracts for international express shipping services. All authorized users of the State of New York contract ' including State agencies, colle Read More »

SBS Worldwide strengthens freight connections in US - European trade

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

International full service freight forwarder, SBS Worldwide has signed a formal agency agreement with Milan-based freight forwarder Avion International to offer shippers in the United States and Italy a wider range of logistics services between the two ma Read More »

ATA: Los Angeles mayor, port officials distort purpose of litigation

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations Vice President of Public Affairs Clayton Boyce criticized officials of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the Natural Resources Defense Council for misleading the public and press about the purpose and resu Read More »

CN reaches mitigation agreements for EJ&E acquisition with Matteson & Vernon Hills, IL

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced agreements with the villages of Matteson and Vernon Hills, IL, addressing the municipalities' concerns with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed its EJ&E acquisition on Ja Read More »

CSXI president applauds new rail-truck opportunities

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Intermodal

CSX Intermodal President James Hertwig notes that new technologies and improved cooperation between railroads and truckload carriers are producing new opportunities for both transportation modes. Read More »

Coalition vows to fight to protect L.A. green-growth model

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Environmentalists, community members and port drivers expressed outrage at the nation's largest trucking lobby's repeated efforts to kill a pair of critical-clean air programs in the San Pedro Bay after a Court of Appeals panel sent a favorable ruling bac Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo increases African network

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, will now operate its A300-600 freighter aircraft between Abu Dhabi and Nairobi twice a week following a new interline deal with Astral Aviation. Read More »

Breaking ships on tidal beaches is illegal

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA) is quite clear; Bangladeshi ship breakers who are using tidal beaches are, as ISRA understands the court decision, illegal. The ruling by the Bangladeshi High Court on the petition filed by the Banglades Read More »

Premium Article  Intermediaries face host of customs issues

Peter Buxbaum | March 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Importers, freight forwarders, and customs brokers may not be aware of this, but they are eligible to participate in their own, self-actuated economic stimulus plan. By setting up an account within Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Envi Read More »

Premium Article  Pacific Northwest Ports 2009

Leo Quigley | March 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Coos Bay, Oregon, that has been without railway service for roughly 1 ½ years, is now getting into the railroad business and, in addition, is seriously looking at building the port’s first container terminal Read More »

Premium Article  Hard choices for tough times: It’s not your father’s forwarding business any more

Karen Thuermer | March 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

With today’s economic news overall pessimistic, retailers and manufacturers are increasingly implementing immediate cost cutting measures that include a hard look at transportation and logistics costs. Read More »

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 »

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