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NS, short line railroads create options in New York

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation and 10 New York-based short line railroads have created a program to convert short-haul truck movements to rail. The "Empire Link" allows the short line railroads to market the excess rail freight capacity on NS' Southern Tier Read More »

Long Beach approves Clean Truck concession rules

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Aiming to begin signups for trucking companies in July, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to approve the terms for truckers to join the unprecedented Clean Trucks Program, which will reduce trucking emissions 80% by 2012 at the Port of Lo Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming completes acquisition of CAGY Industries, Inc.

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of CAGY Industries, Inc. (CAGY) for approximately $78.4 million in cash, to be adjusted for final working capital. In addition, GWI has agreed to pay contingent consideration of up to Read More »

UPS pilot union expresses solidarity with ABX/Astar pilot groups

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) expressed its support for the pilots at two carriers currently flying the bulk of package volume for DHL within the US, Canada, and Mexico. Those carriers are ABX Air and Astar. Read More »

AA Cargo further expands network

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) today announced new cargo service to Moscow, Russia, from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). AA Cargo will offer regular nonstop Boeing 777 service to Russia's Domodedovo International Airport (DME) beg Read More »

WFS new contracts with Lufthansa & KLM

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won two new cargo handling contracts from Lufthansa Cargo and KLM, further strengthening its cargo presence in North America. Read More »

Maersk announces general rate increase on N. American exports

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As a result of increasing costs associated with the growing North American export trade, Maersk Line will enact general rate increases for export cargo from the United States and Canada effective 1 July 2008. This will include trade routes for the Transat Read More »

INTTRA announces winners of Third Annual Customer Awards

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, announced the results of its "A Nite into the Future of e-Commerce" award ceremony, held at Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Shanghai, China. The annual event hosted more than 140 guests, wh Read More »

No quick fix for US-Asia space & equipment challenges

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) say they are working closely with US exporters to address continuing space and equipment shortages to Asia. But sorting out the complex operational and cost factors behi Read More »

2008 USS AOTOS Awards

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2008 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards will be presented to James A. Capo, Chairman & CEO of US Maritime Alliance, Ltd., and Michael D. Garvey, a Founding Partner and Past Chairman of Saltchuk Resources, Inc. A Special AOT Read More »

Campbell elected New Orleans Board Chairman

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected James O. Campbell as its chairman, succeeding Danny Hughes, whose term as chairman expired. Hughes will continue to serve as a commissioner. Read More »

Tom Ridge meets Ryder System leadership team

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Ryder System, Inc., a global supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions company, announced that the Honorable Tom Ridge, first secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, met with the com Read More »

Schenker AG extends rail services to Europe

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Intermodal

To meet the rising demand for rail based logistics, DB Schenker is now rolling out a new range of services in Europe: DB Schenkerrailog stands for rail based logistics and becomes an established component of DB Schenker's European land transport operation Read More »

Tucker Company joins ATA

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Intermodal

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company, Cherry Hill, NJ, has announced that the company has become a member of the American Trucking Association (ATA). The ATA, established in 1933, is the national voice for the trucking industry before Capitol Hill, regul Read More »

Heavy lift to light up Afghan capital

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn India has coordinated the air transportation of three mega transformers from Delhi to Kabul, as part of the high-profile project to provide electricity to the Afghan capital's three million inhabitants. Read More »

Deutsche Post World Net restructures US Express business with UPS

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Air Cargo

Deutsche Post World Net announced a plan to restructure its DHL US Express business by working with UPS for airlift capacity and reducing costs in its ground infrastructure. Under the plan, DHL and UPS have agreed to develop a contract whereby UPS will pr Read More »

Etihad Crystal cargo carries Picasso masterpieces

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has been given the privileged role of shipping more than 180 Pablo Picasso masterpieces from Paris to Abu Dhabi ahead of the opening of the world-renowned artist's exhibition in the UAE's capital city. Read More »

US-Asia container lines to accelerate fuel cost recovery

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Member shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have stepped up efforts to reach their 2008 goal of achieving full, floating bunker fuel surcharges across the board. Read More »

New Grand Alliance Far-East EU 5 liner service calls Hamburg

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

At the end of last week, the OSLO EXPRESS (3,322 teu) from the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd was the first vessel in the new Far-East-Europe EU 5 liner service of the Grand Alliance to sail for the Port of Hamburg. The OSLO EXPRESS is one of a total of eig Read More »

Premium Article  NEW YORK PORTS - Obama joins battle against CN Chicago rail purchase

Karen Thuermer | May 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Canadian National Railway’s proposed $300 million acquisition of a Chicago area shortline railroad now faces a substantial opponent beyond local residents on the warpath: Barack Obama, the Illinois senator and Democratic frontrunner for the US presidentia Read More »

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