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European Union cements market access for ACP countries; takes important step in EPA negotiations

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | International Trade

The European Commission welcomed the formal adoption by the Council of the market access offer for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries under the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). 35 ACP countries have signed either interim agreements or f Read More »

US GDP up 4.9% in 3Qtr

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | International Trade

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 4% in the third quarter of 2007, according to final estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Read More »

ELAA signs data warehouse contract

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The European Liner Affairs Association is pleased to announce that P3 Technology has been granted a contract to run its new information exchange system ' a database of volumes shipped on trades to and from Europe on a port/port basis. Read More »

ELAA Announces New Chairman

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The top liner shipping companies that make up the Membership of the European Liner Affairs Association (ELAA) have voted in its new Chairman. He is to be Mr Ulrich Kranich, Member of the Executive Board of Hapag Lloyd. Mr. Kranich's appointment is effect Read More »

11,000 teu Eugen Maersk name

AJOT | December 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

On Saturday 15 December 2007 Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Read More »

US rep chairs global logistics advisory committee

AJOT | December 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

A leading American logistics expert has been elected chair of an advisory committee that will help guide the expansion of global logistics solutions provider, Project Professionals Group. Read More »

Penske Logistics opens new distribution center in Mexico

AJOT | December 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Penske Logistics announced the opening of a new intermodal and multi-client distribution center facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Read More »

National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. announces resignation of Executive Director

AJOT | December 18, 2007 | Intermodal

The NMFTA Board of Directors announced that it accepted William W. Pugh's resignation as NMFTA's Executive Director. Read More »

Crowley Presents Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships

AJOT | December 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Continuing its support of students wishing to enter maritime, transportation and logistics fields, Crowley Maritime Corporation presented four US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) midshipmen with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. memorial scholarships totaling $10,000. Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2007 - Challenges keep coming for airfreight business

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

The air cargo industry is a challenged business. Manufacturers and retailers who understand how to exploit its advantages look to achieve profitability for their companies. Yet issues compounding airlines and air cargo carriers keep thwarting their own co Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2007 - Dominic J. Taddeo: Architect of Montreal gateway’s container growth

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

Question: What port personality in North America is known for sometimes using three languages (English, French, Italian) in the same sentence? Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2007 - UPS strategists envision future for drivable pods, self-dispatch

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

Self-dispatch of parts to end users. Mode optimization through telematics. Up-charges for daytime deliveries. High-speed trains composed of individual drivable pods. New energy sources powering transit vehicles made from advanced materials. Read More »

What challenges lie ahead for the box industry?

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The box business in North America, the international movement of freight in ocean containers to and from North America, is challenged by economic, infrastructural, environmental, social and political issues that (with apologies to Massachusetts author, Se Read More »

Shaking up ocean transportation: How much difference will 53-foot containers make?

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Just last month, APL announced that its first consignment of 53-foot ocean containers were rolling off the assembly lines in China and being loaded with goods for eastbound transpacific voyages. APL's introduction of these new, oversized ocean containers Read More »

Maritime industry supports Ballast Water Management Act of 2007

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The following is from a letter submitted to Congress December 4, 2007 by the American Waterways Operators, Chamber of Shipping of America, Cruise Line Industry Association, INTERTANKO, Lake Carriers' Association and the World Shipping Council. Read More »

HHLA and Kalmar extend cooperation at Container Terminal Burchardkai

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Hamburg's biggest container terminal operator, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has turned to Kalmar to supply three more crane blocks with its automatic stacking crane (ASC) system and related technology for the second phase in the con Read More »

Diesel exhaust poses threat to port truck drivers

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

California port truck drivers face increased health risks from breathing dangerous levels of diesel exhaust fumes inside their truck cabs, according to a new report released today. The report was released just days before regulators are scheduled to consi Read More »

ARI Envirofleet’ team joins with Smartway’ Transport

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Intermodal

Automotive Resources International (ARI), announced its affiliation with SmartWay Transport', a voluntary collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, designed to increase energy efficiency while significant Read More »

Kalmar launches reachstacker spreader for North American intermodal market

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Intermodal

Kalmar Industries has introduced a new spreader designed specifically for reachstacker applications in the North American intermodal market. The product, which has been developed with ease of maintenance and safety in mind, can perform a variety of lifts Read More »

USF Holland announces faster transit times

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Intermodal

USF Holland, an operating unit of YRC Regional Transportation, has accelerated delivery times between cities on thirteen lanes. The lane pairs that have been upgraded to next-day delivery are: Read More »

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