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Commitment to excellence earns TOTE OHSAS 18001:2007 certification

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc., (TOTE) proudly announces its completion in April of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification process for safety standards. Read More »

Hamburg S’d expands River Plate Express service to South America

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently the container ship Rio de la Plata of the Hamburg S'd shipping company put in an appearance at Hamburg's HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Read More »

Premium Article  Canada-US launch ‘Shiprider’ security regime

Leo Ryan | June 14, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Without great public fanfare, the United States and Canada have formally launched a first-of-its-kind accord in North America to enhance security on shared waterways and coastal areas.

- By Leo Ryan, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  China and US economies: ties that bind

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

The complex economic relationship between the US and China is likely the key to how the world emerges from recession.

By George Lauriat, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Iain Crawford’s HnH experience

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

English farmer Iain Crawford knows more than most about how the HnH (High and Heavy) supply chain works. He has witnessed the process up close and personal from factory to farm and offers some insight on what works and more importantly, what can be improv Read More »

Premium Article  Ro/ro challenges and opportunities in Baltimore

Peter Buxbaum | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore held its 13th annual Ro/Ro Rodeo last month, a tribute to the importance of roll on/roll off cargo to the port. Over 200 longshoremen participated in driver exercises on May 19 and 20 at the port’s Dundalk Marine Terminal. In an even Read More »

Premium Article  US-Taiwan trade in 2009: Is a free trade agreement on the horizon?

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Trade relations between Taiwan and the United States have a unique status. After the US recognized the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), relations with Taiwan have been built around the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA). Under the TRA, the US has official re Read More »

Premium Article  Japan 2009: Has the Japanese economy bottomed out?

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Although somewhat overshadowed because of the growth of China’s trade, Japan is the United States’ fourth largest trading partner and an important factor in the US economy.

- By George Lauriat, Editor-in-Chief, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Ports of Seattle and Baltimore implement policies and programs to ‘Go Green’

Karen Thuermer | June 14, 2009 | Energy | Alternative | Ports & Terminals

A cleaner environment has become a major concern of seaports around the United States. While some ports have implemented voluntarily efforts to address and develop “green” port policies, others are slow to adopt such measures. Nevertheless, all are aware Read More »

Port of Indiana receives first shipment for one of world’s largest wind farms

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Giant wind turbine components are being unloaded today and tomorrow at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world’s largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana. Read More »

Long Beach, BP dedicate plug-in power for clean air

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Officials from the Port of Long Beach and BP America were joined by elected leaders to unveil the world’s first oil tanker terminal equipped with shore power to eliminate air emissions from docked vessels. Read More »

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 »

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