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Gutierrez touts record US exports at Port of Charleston

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and US Senator Jim DeMint today met with Charleston business leaders and touted the importance of exports to South Carolina and the United States as they toured the Port of Charleston, one of the busiest container po Read More »

GPA sets record for containers, tonnage in FY 2007

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

t the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board Meeting held in Savannah, the GPA released its fiscal year end results showing that the Port of Savannah set new annual records for containers handled and total tonnage. The Port of Savannah further established it Read More »

Senator Specter visits PRPA’s Packer Ave. Terminal

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Senator from Pennsylvania Arlen Specter, a longtime ally of the Port of Philadelphia, visited the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to reiterate his continuing support of Philadelphia's working waterfront, in particul Read More »

DaimlerChrysler and Schenker officially open supplier park in Bremen

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

DaimlerChrysler and Schenker Deutschland officially put the industrial park in Bremen, Germany into operation with a symbolic handover of keys in the presence of the State Senator for Economics Ralf Nagel and approximately 100 guests from the political, b Read More »

Target Logistics & Sameday Right-O-Way form US-Canadian partnership

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Target Logistic Services, a rapidly expanding US-based logistics company and Sameday Right-O-Way, one of Canada's leading transportation firms, have formed a strategic partnership to move surface and air cargo between the world's two largest trading natio Read More »

Overall intermodal volume moderates

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

Rail intermodal volume in the second quarter of 2007 fell 1.5% from last year's record level of 3.58 million units to 3.53 million units as overall U.S. economic activity slowed. Read More »

Virginia Port Authority’s Midwest rail volume grows

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

The Virginia Port Authority's rail traffic to and from its markets in the Midwest grew to more than 430,000 teus in fiscal 2007 and continues the trend of increasing rail volume at the port. Read More »

Con-way acquires Contract Freighters, Inc.

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., in a transaction valued at $750 million. Read More »

US exports to China from all Congressional Districts

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) released the full analysis of US exports to China from all 435 districts in the US House of Representatives. "This report illustrates the widespread benefits to the US economy that have resulted from growing US export Read More »

US upholds ITC import ban against Qualcomm

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush Administration said it upheld a US trade agency ban on imports of some advanced mobile phones using Qualcomm Inc chips at the center of a patent dispute. Read More »

EU bans British livestock, meat and dairy exports

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union slapped a ban on all British exports of fresh meat, live animals and milk products following the country's recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the European Commission said. Read More »

Japan studying US data to decide on beef rules

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

Tokyo currently only allows American beef from cattle aged 20 months or younger, as a precaution against mad cow disease, but it has started to take steps which industry officials believe could lead to raising the age limit to 30 months. The data was prov Read More »

Jade Cargo International first-ever landing in Frankfurt

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

Jade Cargo International premiered its first flight into Frankfurt recently. The Chinese cargo carrier's flight JI 7423 (LH 8055) operated by a Boeing 747-400ERF touched down at 5.35 hours at Europe's biggest freight airport. Read More »

Moscow DME becomes transfer node for Asiana Airlines

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

Asiana Airlines, the second biggest South Korean carrier, has launched cargo operations to DME. The airline will operate Boeing 747-400F regular flights to Vienna through DME on Tuesdays. Read More »

Dragonair boosts services for customers with new office in Beijing

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

Guests attending the opening ceremony included the Civil Aviation Administration of China Deputy Director General of Transport Department He Jin Ri, Deputy Director General of the Department of Exchange and Cooperation of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs O Read More »

NYK acquires J. Lauritzen’s 50% share in NYKLauritzenCool

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Liner Shipping

J. Lauritzen A/S and NYK Reefers Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYK Line) announced that NYK Reefers Limited has acquired the 50% share of NYKLauritzenCool AB previously held by their joint venture partner J. Lauritzen A/S, whereby NYK now control Read More »

Cheng Lie Navigation launching of two new services

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Further to the acquisition of CNC by CMA CGM last April, Cheng Lie Navigation is pleased to announce an important expansion plan for the coming months with the launching of two new services between China and India Read More »

Car containers join CMA CGM fleet

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM is introducing new car-carrying containers outfitted with a system of sliding, retractable ramps. The 40-foot containers can transport up to four vehicles of any kind and represent a breakthrough in automobile transport. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUATERLY - Breakbulk cargo offers ports good niche business

Karen Thuermer | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

In the world of shipping, breakbulk commodities like rubber, lumber, steel and wood pulp that are shipped in units such as bundles, pallets or bins may not seem as glamorous as their containerized counterparts. Nevertheless, breakbulk is an important main Read More »

Wal-Mart Canada expands ‘Green Shipping’ concept

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Green Shipping concept has been taken to an unprecedented level for a major shipper by retail giant Wal-Mart's Canadian operation: it has announced the introduction of what is called a 'Supply Chain Sustainability Scorecard' for all service providers Read More »

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