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New record for ECT and Rotterdam
Recently the 14,000-TEU

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

MSC Daniela became the largest containership to have ever left the port of Rotterdam fully laden - a European record. Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael:

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, told a group of transportation industry, academics, and government leaders at the National Transportation Infrastruct Read More »

Ag HOS exemption receives strong support

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a critique that refutes a report prepared by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center alleging safety concerns with hours-of-service exem Read More »

Cairns Group says Doha trade talks

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Prospects for wrapping up troubled world trade talks have improved, after signs of a new commitment from key players such as the United States, a group of major agricultural exporting nations said. Read More »

Bank of France less gloomy, trade deficit narrows

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

The Bank of France forecast a marginally less gloomy outlook for the French economy in the second quarter and trade figures for April showed a slight narrowing in the deficit. Read More »

Freight needs the night

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG is continuing to campaign for a practicable night flight regulation at Frankfurt Airport. At the beginning of the hearing before the Higher Administrative Court in Kassel, the Workers Council of the airfreight company launched an inform Read More »

Volga-Dnepr helps to fight pirates

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported supplies and equipment for Japan's Ministry of Defense (JGSDF) from Sendai, Japan to the Republic of Djibouti in Africa as part of a major multi-national action to wipe out sea piracy off the coast of Somalia. Read More »

MOL barge service links Phnom Penh and North America

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In another move to reduce transit times between Southeast Asia and the USWC, MOL now offers a new service between Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and North America. Read More »

2009 IICL Fleet Survey released

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Institute of International Container Lessors President Steven Blust, has announced the release of the IICL's Twenty First Annual Lease Container Fleet Survey, noting that as of January 1, 2009, the operating leasing fleet of world containers reached a Read More »

Hamburg S’d moves copters from Australia to western Canada

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping

With threats of another dry summer on the West Coast of North America, Hamburg S'd has been helping reposition a fleet of nimble Bell B212 helicopters from service below the equator to the Canadian West. Seven of the choppers have been delivered so far f Read More »

Anniversary in Hamburg: 175 years of Rickmers

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Their family has been involved in shipping for 175 years. They are the fifth generation and today run two independent groups of companies: Bertram and Erck Rickmers, entrepreneurs and ship owners from Hamburg, will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of Read More »

Cold ironing exploration gets

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades got the "green light" from the Broward County Commission to begin exploring the possibility of installing shore-side power, commonly called "cold ironing," at the new Cruise Terminal 18, which will be the year-round homeport terminal for R Read More »

Container transport with batteries: zero exhaust gas for terminals

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The first battery-driven AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) will in future be transporting containers at HHLA's Container Terminal Altenwerder. HHLA and Gottwald are committed to zero exhaust emissions. Read More »

ATA tells Congress cap-and-trade will harm trucking industry

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told a Congressional Committee that a cap-and-trade program would impose significant costs on the trucking industry and American consumers. Read More »

Mainfreight expands US-Canadian trucking services

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Intermodal

The company is adding equipment and personnel to its nightly service between the US Northeast and Toronto with continuing service to other major cities in Canada. Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput in May

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage figures for May 2009. A total of 177,980 tons were handled last month, down 18.6% year-on-year. Cumulative tonnage for the first five months of the year was 815,803 tons, down 23.0% compar Read More »

NY/NJ port authority new bird strike mitigation efforts at NYC region’s airports

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Air Cargo

On the eve of an annual goose roundup at Rikers Island that already has removed nearly 1,250 geese from the vicinity of LaGuardia Airport, the Port Authority today highlighted a number of new initiatives to strengthen its aggressive bird mitigation progra Read More »

TITAN & CSA to partner on environmentally sensitive salvage and wreck removal jobs

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

TITAN Salvage and CSA International, Inc. announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows TITAN to gain the experience and expertise of CSA's coral reef and seagrass experts when TITAN undertakes environmentally sensitive jobs an Read More »

Monthly retail import volume still below one million containers

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports remained below the one million mark in April and was the third-slowest month in the past five years despite a slight improvement over March, according to the monthly Port Tracker report rele Read More »

New hub concept in raw coffee logistics brings additional shipments to Hamburg

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NKG Kala Hamburg has taken on full responsibility for raw coffee logistics on behalf of three Sara Lee roasting houses in Europe. Working closely together in the year 2008, the companies Decotrade, of Zug in Switzerland, and NKG Kala Hamburg worked out a Read More »

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