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Premium Article  Intermodal facing changes and challenges

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

“Logistics will go out of business if we build a true intermodal system,” said Carmichael, the Senior Chairman of the Board of the Intermodal Transportation Institute of the University of Denver. “Right now, logistics is the science of how to get a ton of Read More »

Premium Article  NITL, IANA leaders focus on capacity, security issues

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

As two leading transportation associations prepare to meet Nov. 9-14 in Atlanta, the presidents of the groups are focusing on the related issues of sufficient intermodal capacity and the impacts of heightened security demands. . . Read More »

Savannah chosen by Heineken for Southeast distribution

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Heineken USA's Demand Point center will be fully operational in early 2008 and will initially handle 4,000 containers annually moving from breweries in Holland to distributors in Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. In total, the facil Read More »

APL takes delivery of the world’s first ‘ocean-capable’ 53-foot containers

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Singapore-based carrier said it will take delivery of the world's first 'ocean-capable' 53-foot boxes November 7. The first units will be deployed as a weekly service on APL's premier South China to Los Angeles service. Read More »

Official opening of Port of Morehead City’s new warehouse

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Carl J. Stewart Jr., chairman of the NC State Ports Authority Board of Directors, served as master of ceremonies, and Newport Mayor Derryl Garner, a member of the Board of Directors since 2002, was keynote speaker. Read More »

Deeper water and improved infrastructure will unlock the Port of Brunswick’s potential

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), outlined the steps necessary to take advantage of the new and expanding resources available at the Port of Brunswick during his annual State of the Port speech, entitled 'New Resou Read More »

New Orleans Board approves $1.98mln for projects, repairs

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board awarded a $938,363 contract to Kenner-based Augustino Brothers Inc. for repairing Hurricane Katrina damage to the Port's Henry Clay Avenue and Milan Street Wharf sheds and a truck maintenance facility at 4001 France Road. The majority of the wor Read More »

Bender Group announces FTZ activation

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Bender Group, a 62 year veteran of providing third-party logistics services in warehousing, distribution and supply-chain management, announces the activation of foreign-trade zone ('FTZ') operations at its facility located on Parr Boulevard in Reno, Neva Read More »

SEKO opens major Miami gateway office

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has opened a new, expanded gateway office in Miami to enhance its footprint in the growing international trade business to Central and South America. The new, larger SEKO Miami gateway facility is 3,500 Read More »

CEO study reveals key trends and opportunities in global supply chains

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Dr. Robert C. Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, and Vincent Hartnett, President ' Penske Logistics, unveiled the latest findings from an annual survey of CEOs of many of the world's largest third party logistics provid Read More »

China 2007 trade surplus to hit $250bln

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | International Trade

China's trade surplus is expected to reach $250 billion this year, as exports surge to $1.2 trillion and imports grow to $950 billion, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing a Ministry of Commerce official. Read More »

Anti-counterfeiting trade agreement announced

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | International Trade

With the support of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), US Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced plans to pursue an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) with US trade partners. The agreement will consolidate international inte Read More »

US steel imports decline again in September

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | International Trade

American Institute for International Steel, Inc. (AIIS) reported steel imports declined 17% from August and year to date imports were down 25.8% compared to 2006 based on preliminary reporting. 'Import arrivals in September were down again on weak demand Read More »

IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and Central Asia

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | International Trade

"The Middle East and Central Asia region is undergoing a remarkable transformation, driven by rapid GDP growth, which is set to outpace global growth for the eighth year in a row. Helped by continuing high oil and non-oil commodity prices, and despite inc Read More »

Royal Jordanian Airlines joins TIACA

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

Royal Jordanian Airlines has joined The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and vowed to support the Association in its ongoing campaign to tackle major issues restricting the development of the air cargo industry. Read More »

Cargo direct from Mexico City with new Lufthansa service to DFW International Airport

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

DFW International Airport has added Mexico City to its list of international cargo destinations on Lufthansa Cargo as well as a fourth weekly freighter flight to Frankfurt, Germany. The new service will add direct Mexico City service on two weekly flights Read More »

American Airlines Cargo selects Riechesbaird

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

RiechesBaird, a business/brand consulting firm that builds the market value of B2B brands, has been selected by American Airlines CargoSM, a division of American Airlines, Inc., to provide business strategy, brand development, integrated marketing, creati Read More »

COSCO sees this year’s contract negotiations in trans-Pacific as critical

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

COSCO like most carriers in the trans-Pacific had a pretty good year volume wise; the same could not be said unfortunately for revenue. Howard Finkel, COSCO's, Executive Vice President of trade said, 'Volumes were good overall but the tremendous increase Read More »

Trans-Pacific peak season heats up, fuel prices hit record levels

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

After a brief slowdown in August, Asia-U.S. cargo demand rebounded in September, apparently in anticipation of a healthy holiday season. Container shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) report strong growth in shipments during Se Read More »

Caytrans BBC LLC adds third vessel

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Germany and Caytrans Project Services Americas, New Orleans announced the expansion of the service with the addition of a third vessel, BBC Canada. The BBC Canada is a multipurpose, shallow-draft vessel with a service speed of 15 knots. Built in 1999, th Read More »

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