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Nigerian President opens APM Terminals Apapa

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President of Nigeria formally commissioned the modernized Apapa Container Terminal, part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, at the Port of Lagos. The Nigerian Government has commended APM Terminals Apapa Limited for its inv Read More »

Sacramento to export first bulk rice shipment in 30 months

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Sacramento exports on an average of 180,000‐200,000 tons of “bagged rice” per year to Asia. For the first time in two and a half years, an export shipment of “bulk rice” grown in Northern California will be made this week from the Port o Read More »

VIT signs 10-Year, half-billion dollar deal with shipping consortium

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] announced that its operating company, Virginia International Terminals, Inc. [VIT], has signed its largest customer to a 10-year contract valued at more than $500 million. Read More »

Ports America Group announces corporate promotions

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America Group has announced the promotions of Douglas A. Tilden from chief executive officer to chairman and Stephen Edwards from president to chief executive officer and president. Read More »

CaroTrans Announces New Senior Management Structure For Global Expansion

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Board of Directors of New Zealand-based Mainfreight Ltd., parent company to CaroTrans International, has announced a new CaroTrans senior management structure designed to allow for global expansion of the brand. Read More »

World freight forwarders gather for China networking forum

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Organized jointly by the China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) and the China Global Logistics Network (CGLN), the conference attracted unprecedented numbers of top executives of logistics companies from 140 countries as well as a conti Read More »

Agility solidifies presence in northern Europe

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The leading global logistics provider Agility announced its 100 per cent acquisition of the Danish, CF Geologistics A/S. The Copenhagen-based forwarding specialists are known for tailor-made air and ocean freight solutions. The company has a strong custom Read More »

DHL expands temperature controlled freight services in North America & Europe

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding continues to enhance its global capabilities for the life science and healthcare industries by expanding its network of Envirotainer QEP certified sites. The proper and expert handling of the 'Envirotainer' ' a temperature and humidi Read More »

Six paradigms for determining supply chain management services

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and IT solutions, says that while outsourcing of supply chain services is still increasing despite the weakened economy, the decision for a company to outsource to thir Read More »

Gary/Chicago Int’l Airport expansion smoothes way for CN EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said a four-party preliminary memorandum of understanding (PMOU) on the rail line relocation required for the expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport (GCIA) should resolve a key concern that had been raised in opposition to CN's proposed acquis Read More »

UASC signs contract in excess of $1.5bln with Samsung Heavy Industries

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. announced the signing of a newbuilding contract for nine 13,100 teus ships (A13) with Samsung Heavy Industries. Read More »

Suzuki bids farewell to MOL America

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Mr. Suzuki held numerous positions worldwide since joining MOL in 1973. His liner division experience began in 1984 when he became a Long Beach, California Representative. He served as General Manager of the Liner Division and Managing Director of MOL (As Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2008 & TRADE - Canadian ports welcome improved project-funding regime

Leo Ryan | June 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Canadian ports have strongly welcomed long-sought regulatory changes to borrowing and funding regimes that put them on a more level playing field with US competitors. Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2008 - Texas ports move forward to handle growing demand

Paul Scott Abbott | June 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Energy sector developments and increasing demand for facilities to handle both project cargo and containerized freight are among factors propelling progress at ports of the Texas Gulf region. Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2008 - International cargo carriers see Houston as emerging gateway hub

Karen Thuermer | June 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

At Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) optimism for growth in new markets is high despite these troubling economic times in the airline industry. Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2008 - Ports along Florida’s Gulf add to box-handling ability

Paul Scott Abbott | June 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With an eye toward increasing container trade associated with the projected 2014 completion of expansion of the Panama Canal, a number of port authorities on the Florida Gulf are advancing efforts to enhance their ability to move containerized cargo. Read More »

Port of Longview welcomes ‘green’ vessel

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

At a reception the Port of Longview honored the German marine vessel M/V Beluga SkySails and crew for their environmentally innovative transportation solutions. The vessel, which uses a large wind sail at sea to decrease environmental impacts, deli Read More »

PA Governor: Delaware River Deepening Project is a milestone

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell hailed the signing of a historic agreement that will officially begin a five-year, $379 million project to deepen the Delaware River's shipping channel, calling it a major milestone in ongoing efforts to expand comm Read More »

NC International Terminal project moves forward

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The North Carolina State Ports Authority and CenterPoint Properties of Oak Brook, IL, have made a key step toward the eventual development of the proposed North Carolina International Terminal in Brunswick County. The two organizations have come to terms Read More »

NCBFAA President: No need for published tariffs

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In testimony regarding the management of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Amer Read More »

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