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Premium Article  Danzas opens its largest logistics facility in Middle East

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Danzas AEI Emirates, part of DHL, the world's leading provider of logistics solutions, today officially opened a new AED 185 million plus multi-purpose logistics facility, in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), further consolidating the operation’s Middl Read More »

Premium Article  Boeing forecasts growth in air cargo, near-term slowdown short-term

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Boeing said that world air cargo growth will expand at a 5.8% annual rate over the next two decades, with worldwide air freight traffic tripling through 2027, according to Boeing's World Air Cargo Forecast 2008/2009. Air cargo traffic will grow over the l Read More »

Premium Article  MOL announces TSA & CTSA resignations

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

MOL announced that it would resign from the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) and the Canada Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (CTSA), effective November 27, 2008. “With the European Union’s abolition of liner anti-trust immunity, it has beco Read More »

Premium Article  NITL / IANA 2008 - Economic conditions to lead discussions of NITL, IANA

Paul Scott Abbott | November 09, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade

Impacts of adverse economic conditions are expected to be at the forefront of discussions Nov. 14-19 as leading transportation associations meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2008 - Breakbulk carriers weathering global downturn better than container lines

Leo Ryan | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the volatile shipping market that has accompanied the current global economic slowdown, with many countries entering near-recession territory, the breakbulk sector appears to be better positioned to remain relatively strong, according to a well-known i Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2008 - Breakbulk 4th Quarter 2008: Sea of Fear

George Lauriat | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Ship owners, especially in the breakbulk sector, are sailing in a sea of fear, with tumbling freight rates, contracts flexing like timbers ready to be broken and plummeting ship values that threaten to engulf those not strong enough to weather the financi Read More »

UASC receives final A7 ship

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) received its eighth and last A7 ship, at a ceremony held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea). Read More »

MSC includes Hamburg in its South American schedule

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

On 29 October 2008 the containership MSC Leigh put in to the Port of Hamburg, in consequence of the Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) having improved its regular services to the east coast of South America. Read More »

GM adds to Port of Hueneme’s export market

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

General Motors recently expanded its market by exporting vehicles to China through the Port of Hueneme, with its first shipment of Buicks and Cadillacs. Read More »

JAXPORT sets vehicle handling record

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Statistics compiled by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) show that JAXPORT tenants and customers handled a record 656,805 vehicles in fiscal year 2008, which ended Sept. 30, 2008. JAXPORT broke its own previous record of 615,030 vehicles handled i Read More »

South Carolina ports’ impact: $45 billion

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Seaport operations in Charleston and Georgetown facilitate 260,800 jobs across South Carolina and nearly $45 billion in economic activity annually, according to a new study released today by the S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA). Read More »

VeriTainer & Erudite to expand nuclear port security

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Erudite, Inc., a technology innovator in cargo security and counter-terrorism technology, and VeriTainer Corporation, the world leader in crane mounted maritime security solutions, announced today that they are teaming up to deploy Synchronous Vibrational Read More »

Zepol presents: What is trade data?

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

There is a great amount of information that exists for understanding markets and the economy, however it can be difficult to find the information that is actually needed. When researching internationally traded products and trade transactions, there is a Read More »

Zepol presents: How to use trade data

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In my previous article, 'What is Trade Data', I talked about what types of trade data exist and what types of information can be found using different datasets. There are two main types of trade data from the United States government: Read More »

Zepol presents: How to choose a trade data provider

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In my two previous articles, 'What is Trade Data' and 'How to Use Trade Data,' I discussed what types of trade data exists, what questions it can answer, and what the general uses are. Once you have made the decision to use trade data in your company, the Read More »

FedEx Ground begins construction on new Portland area distribution hub

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

As part of an ongoing national expansion plan, FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has chosen a 77-acre site in Troutdale to build a distribution hub that will be more than double the size of the existing operation in Portland, Oregon. A formal gro Read More »

Rethinking security & logistics can help reduce risk of theft

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Consumer electronics, food and clothing are the three most stolen cargoes, and thefts of these and other items occur most often during the weekend, according to statistics compiled by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Chubb's statistical study a Read More »

Cargo B Airlines leases NCA 747-400 Freighter

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

After successfully completing its first year of operations, Brussels based Cargo B Airlines announces an agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines. Cargo B will dry lease a new B747-400 freighter to be delivered towards the end of 2008. The aircraft will be e Read More »

Emirates executives host briefing for 
inaugural L.A. flight

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Coinciding with the arrival of the Airline's first flight into Los Angeles, senior Emirates executives hosted a media briefing to answer questions about the airline's third US gateway and latest route in its global destination network. 
Keit Read More »

Rotterdam shows moderate growth in container throughput

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In the first nine months of 2008, container throughput in Rotterdam was six percent up, from 77.8 to 82.4 million tons. Incoming trade rose slightly more sharply than outgoing, by 6.9% to 40.8 million tons and 5.2% to 41.7 million tons respectively. Read More »

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