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Retailers welcome CA container tax veto

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The National Retail Federation welcomed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto of legislation that would have imposed a $60 fee on containers moving through two of the nation's largest ports. Read More »

Intermarine opens Buenos Aires office and expands service

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine has announced the opening of a new management office in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the expansion of its liner service to the East Coast of South America. For more than six years, Intermarine has been making port calls at Buenos Aires as part Read More »

‘OOCL Europe’ calls Hamburg for the first time

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Liner Shipping

On the evening of September 13, 2006 the newbuilding 'OOCL Europe' made its first call at the Port of Hamburg. The vessel, which berthed at the CTA, began its first journey in China. It services the liner route 'AE4' of the Grand Alliance, of which OOCL i Read More »

Premium Article  31st ANNUAL INTERMODAL EDT - Intermodal’s steady growth likely, but economy is a question mark

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

While the intermodal transportation sector is likely to experience continued steady growth, its boom days are behind it, at least for now. So says Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates, a freight consulting firm based in Nashville, Indiana. Read More »

Premium Article  31st ANNUAL INTERMODAL EDT - Intermodal infrastructure tops port leaders’ concerns

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

Lack of sufficient intermodal transportation infrastructure to handle burgeoning trade volumes is a growing crisis that is causing leadership of the American Association of Port Authorities to push for additional funding and seek innovative solutions. Read More »

New AAPA chairman seeks expanded hemispheric reach

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Canadian port official who has just assumed chairmanship of the American Association of Port Authorities says he will aim to further expand the association's reach throughout the Western Hemisphere. Read More »

Senate passes Murray’s GreenLane Port Security legislation

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

For Washington State, passage means security grants for Washington's ports, new regional coordination center, new radiation detection equipment and Customs personnel, and a new system to keep Washington's trade-dependent economy moving. Read More »

Dubai World Chairman pledges further expansion for recently-expanded Centerm

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A visit by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World, to the Port of Vancouver on September 6 was a low-key event overshadowed by the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver the following day. While the Dalai Lama promised to build his first Centre for Pe Read More »

UPS opens large logistics facility in Ontario

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

UPS announced the opening of an 800,000-square-foot logistics campus in Burlington, Ontario, for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. Read More »

INTTRA launches Universal Carrier Access (UCA)

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

INTTRA has announced the launch of Universal Carrier Access (UCA), which will bring increased efficiencies for shippers, forwarders and all carriers around the world. Read More »

Penske Logistics & ABX LOGISTICS forge strategic alliance

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Penske Logistics and ABX LOGISTICS announced the formation of a strategic alliance focused on providing integrated, global supply chain solutions for multinational corporations. The alliance combines Penske Logistics' strengths in logistics execution and Read More »

Business Roundtable calls for US-China trade consensus;

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | International Trade

Business Roundtable, representing 160 CEOs of leading American companies, recently called attention to the critical state of the China trade debate in Washington and released a series of recommendations on how US policymakers can most effectively address Read More »

US Customs and Border Protection emphasizes trade role

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | International Trade

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the formation of a new office, designed to spearhead its national trade policy, which will consolidate its trade policy, program development, and compliance measurement functions into a single Office of Tra Read More »

Canada’s lower parliament passes softwood deal with US

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | International Trade

The controversial US-Canada softwood lumber deal passed easily in Canada's House of Commons on Sept. 19, ensuring the survival of the country's minority Conservative government. Read More »

Calgary concludes successful ACF 2006 Round Up

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

TIACA's biannual Air Cargo Forum and Exposition was held Sept. 12-14 at the Roundup Centre in Stampede Park, Calgary, Canada. The event cumulated with a rodeo and performance by Cirque du Soleil. Attendees were also entertained with an elaborate performan Read More »

SWISS to add more Airbus aircraft to European fleet

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

SWISS will acquire a further two Airbus A321 and an additional Airbus A320 aircraft next Spring for its European fleet. The extra capacity will enable the carrier to both benefit from the expected growth in European air travel demand and provide additiona Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo launches SkyChain cargo management system

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

SkyChain, a centralized cargo reservation and business management solution, offers a number of advantages over existing systems. Benefits include compatibility with the wide host customer systems, capacity to accommodate upgrades and changes through Java Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo celebrates 2nd anniversary at Air Cargo Forum

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, recently celebrated the second anniversary since its launch, at the Air Cargo Forum in Calgary, Canada. Read More »

USL announces weekly Australia/New Zealand service

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

US Lines (USL) announced that its service from Los Angeles to Tauranga, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will become weekly effective Thursday, October 5, 2006 with the sailing of Falcon 1, Voyage 607. Read More »

Crowley adds US-Virgin Islands capacity

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

To meet the needs of its customers shipping to the Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean during the peak holiday season, Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has acquired the use of a third container ship, the Pine Valley, to sail between Po Read More »

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