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WFS wins handling contract for UK, France & Netherlands

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Airbridge International Agencies has awarded a contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to provide cargo reception points and handling in the UK, France and the Netherlands for its customer S7 Airlines, the second largest domestic carrier in Russia. Read More »

First BBC Chartering vessel discharges cargo at San Francisco’s Pier 80

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The BBC England, a 10,380-deadweight-ton general cargo carrier operated by BBC Chartering, recently made its maiden call at the Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 marine terminal to discharge project cargo. This is the first call to the Port by a BBC Charte Read More »

IMCL to connect Rotterdam and DCT Gdansk

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Inter Marine Container Lines (IMCL) was one of the first feeder operators to recognize the potential of the Polish container terminal DCT Gdansk and has included it on its weekly schedules since it began calling at the new facility in December 2007. With Read More »

PHA applauds Texas Federal Delegation for securing $98.3 million in stimulus funding

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Houston Authority (PHA) officials are applauding the efforts of the bipartisan Texas Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Rep Gene Green, which resulted in the designation of $98.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to Read More »

Governor, Port of Baltimore sign new agreement

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley joined officials of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to sign a six-year extension of the current contract between the Port of Baltimore and the Geneva-based international container shipping giant. The deal maintains 628 direct Read More »

Economic momentum continues to accelerate at the Port of Boston

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that the Port of Boston continues to gain new business with the start-up of direct export service at Boston Autoport located in Charlestown. Beginning today, the Grimaldi Group starts its monthly Roll- Read More »

Port of Galveston receives $40 million in federal dredge funding

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston is pleased to report that our Nation considers the harbor to be a vital link to the economy by investing $40 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This funding, which is managed though the Corps of Read More »

WA Legislature passes budget, includes funding for the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Proj.

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Washington State Legislature passed its 2009-11 Transportation Budget and included $2 million in funding to begin constructing Segment 2 and rehabilitating Segment 3 of the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project. Read More »

C.H. Robinson, CSS work together to help motor carriers reduce emissions

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

C.H. Robinson Worldwide and non-profit organization Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) have announced they will work together to help motor carriers reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Read More »

Parsons awarded $1.46 bln+ contract for Houston Light Rail Project

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.46 billion+ facility provider contract by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) for its light rail expansion project in Houston, Texas. Read More »

Funding for Clark County rail project Included in WA budget

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Washington State Legislature passed its 2009-11 Transportation Budget which included $1 million in funding to begin to rehabilitate a portion of Clark County / Chelatchie Prairie Rail Line. Read More »

CN appoints Luc Jobin executive vice-president and chief financial officer

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN, announced the appointment of Luc Jobin, C.A., as the executive vice-president and chief financial officer of the company effective June 1, 2009. Read More »

DHL expands its express network capacities in Asia

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

The two new gateways, the DHL Express Taipei Gateway at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan and the DHL Express Incheon Gateway at Incheon International Airport, South Korea, are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which will help DHL further inc Read More »

Crowley meets all TWIC deadlines 
with 100% compliance

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Continuing its practice of proactively addressing maritime security issues and of meeting new federal security requirements, Crowley announced that all of its employees, who needed Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) by the final mid- Read More »

Grand Alliance and ZIM to cooperate with Hamburg S’d on ATX Service

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), together with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, will cooperate with Hamburg Sud on the Atlantic Express Service (ATX). Read More »

Premium Article  Delaware River ports prepare for tomorrow’s growth

Karen Thuermer | May 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite these economically challenged times, transportation networks remain at the forefront of keeping America’s trade with the world strong. As seaports around the globe strengthen their positions to attract steamship lines by deepening their channels a Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s Atlantic trade mirroring economic downturn

Leo Ryan | May 03, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The global recession has caught up with shipping lines, ports and terminal operators active on Canada’s east coast. While the Port of Halifax recently received some good news with the addition of two new container customers, the overall downward trend on Read More »

Premium Article  Corps allocates two percent of stimulus funds to Great Lakes

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The Great Lakes came up way short when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided how to divvy up the $4.6 billion Congress gave it for job creation and infrastructure improvements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Corps allocated only 2 Read More »

Premium Article  Swimming the Great Pond - Trans-Atlantic Trade 2009

George Lauriat | May 03, 2009 | International Trade

Trade between the US and Europe accounts for nearly 40% of the world’s trade. Approximately, 25% of the US-European trade total is with firms that have a stake on each other’s side of the pond. Despite the obvious success there are vexing trade issues: be Read More »

A new era in vehicle processing comes to Belgium

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened a flagship European vehicle processing center (VPC) in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Read More »

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