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TSA reappoints Widdows as chairman

AJOT | December 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a research and discussion forum of 14 major container lines operating in the Asia-US freight market, has asked NOL Group president and chief executive officer Ronald D. Widdows to continue as chairman of the Read More »

Premium Article  Vision and reality in Canada

Leo Ryan | December 14, 2008 | International Trade

When Canada’s federal parliament resumes sitting on January 26, the minority Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be presenting a budget that it hopes will overcome a serious challenge to power from the political opposition led by Read More »

Premium Article  Shipping and the Great Global Recession of 2008

George Lauriat | December 14, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

There are many comparisons being made of the current economic crisis to that of the “Great [US stock market] Crash of 1929” and ensuing “Great Depression” which unofficially ended with the re-tooling of US industries during the lead up to the Second World Read More »

Premium Article  Fair trade on the horizon

Peter Buxbaum | December 14, 2008 | International Trade

With an almost unprecedented crisis hitting the United States economy, issues of international trade will emerge as central to the agenda of the incoming Obama administration. The president-elect has promised a substantial stimulus package to jump-start e Read More »

Premium Article  Timing appears to be right for short-sea shipping push

Paul Scott Abbott | December 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The US economy sure could use a cost-effective kick-start, congested highways need relief and America is increasingly thinking “green.” Read More »

Premium Article  Textile trade faces uncertainties caused by global recession, financial crisis

Manik Mehta | December 14, 2008 | International Trade

While it is not yet clear to what extent the ongoing global financial crisis will impact the global textile trade, many textile experts expect to see the impact of the crisis on the world’s textile trade in the next year when the actual decline in textile Read More »

Port of Tacoma tests GPS tracking system

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

To enhance inland rail supply chain visibility, the Port of Tacoma is testing a GPS tracking system that tracks intermodal containers from the time they leave waterfront terminals until they reach their destinations in the Midwest and Eastern United State Read More »

Retail container traffic falls for 16th straight month

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Year-over-year cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell for the 16th straight month in November, leaving 2008 on track to be the slowest year since 2004 as the U.S. economic downturn continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker r Read More »

APM Terminals Virginia’s innovative solution to security requirements

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Integrating the newly mandated Transportation Workers Identify Credential into the existing APM Terminals security protocol as the single and primary means of electronic access, security is enhanced in an efficient and cost-effective manner that can be us Read More »

SEKO corporate ownership consolidated

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and IT solutions, announced that William J. Wascher and Steven D. Goldberg, who with Thomas K. Cagney, purchased SEKO from U.S. Freightways in 2002, have purchased all Read More »

Laufer Group announces new Kansas City bonded container freight station

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Laufer Group International, a Global Logistics Management company headquartered in New York City, announced the opening of a new expanded full service Customs Bonded Container Freight Station in Kansas City, Missouri. At the new 50,000 square foot C-TPAT Read More »

C.H. Robinson expands into southern Texas

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, one of the world's largest third party logistics (3PL) providers of transportation and supply chain services, has expanded its operations into Corpus Christi, Texas. Read More »

Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell endorses rail transport

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell stressed the importance of investing in infrastructure and the state's job-creators to avoid the full brunt of the nation's weakening economy as he championed a national rail proposal and announced that a global manufacturing co Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael: Railroad-related Interstate II transportation system is needed

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Intermodal

In a recent address to the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in New York City, Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board for the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver and former Federal Railway Read More »

Singapore Airlines Cargo appoints WFS for cargo handling across the Nordic region

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a contract to perform all cargo handling in the Nordic region for Singapore Airlines Cargo. Read More »

New technology created to secure heavy, single pieces of cargo

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Air Cargo

A special 'hook' system designed by Volga-Dnepr Airlines' technical experts to secure heavy, single pieces of air cargo for transportation has been used successfully to deliver a 98 tons hydro turbine motor wheel from Russia to Kyrgyzstan. Read More »

Liberalized air agreement with EU a boost for Canada

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) congratulated the government for the successful negotiation of a liberalized air service agreement with the European Union. This landmark agreement, which contains achievable incremental targets for full Open Skies, wi Read More »

Crowley announces leadership, organizational changes

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley announced changes in leadership and company organization involving its logistics, technical services and marine salvage business lines. Read More »

CMA CGM Galilee begins new direct container service from Hamburg to Australia

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Galilee was the first containership of the new NEMO service calling the Port of Hamburg. With a transit time of just 31 days between Hamburg and Fremantle, the NEW NEMO service is the most rapid connection between Europe and Australia, and the Read More »

New CMA CGM & Maruba South America service departing from Hamburg

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping

On the first trip of the new South America service SAFRAN, the CMA CGM Violet put in to Hamburg on December 3, 2008. Loading and unloading was carried out at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA). Read More »

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