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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 »

World Bank cites ICTSI’s success in port projects

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The World Bank recently cited International Container Terminal Services, Inc.'s (ICTSI) port projects in South America, Africa and Europe as examples of successful Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) or the contractual arrangements between the public secto Read More »

Long Beach Harbor Commissioners approve $644mln budget

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $644 million budget that includes $116 million for major environmental and air quality projects at the Port of Long Beach. Read More »

Port of Tacoma plans terminal for Yusen Terminal Tacoma, Inc.

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma announced plans to build a $300 million, 168-acre (68-hectare) container terminal on the industrial east side of Tacoma's Blair Waterway. The terminal will be leased to a container terminal operator, Yusen Terminal Tacoma, Inc., a wholl Read More »

Menlo receives ‘Award of Excellence’ from Global Institute of Logistics

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide, a subsidiary of Con-way, Inc. and a global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services, announced today that its European operations received the Global Institute of Logistics' Award of Excellence for outsta Read More »

BMW selects Penske Logistics to drive supply chain flexibility

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Penske Logistics announced it has secured multi-year logistics contracts with BMW Manufacturing Co. and BMW of North America. Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Read More »

APL Logistics wins Army & Air Force Exchange Service contract

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Global supply chain leader APL Logistics has been awarded the international import logistics and freight transportation business of the $8.9 billion Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). Read More »

Labrie named President of Con-way Freight

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. announced that it has named John G. Labrie to the position of president, Con-way Freight. Labrie was previously senior vice president of strategy and enterprise operations for the company, a $4.2 billion leader in freight transportation and g Read More »

RMI announces new fleet management services

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Intermodal

RMI, the market leader and largest independent provider of accurate, reliable, comprehensive and secure rail information services to the transportation industry, announces today the launch of a broad new suite of services targeted toward rail shippers as Read More »

UP Distribution Services launches new business unit

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS) announced the formation of a new business unit called the Carload Solutions Group. The new business unit reflects the integration of UPDS' s OnePlus Transload Services and Rail Shipment Management Business Dep Read More »

US, Britain optimistic on global trade

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | International Trade

The United States and Britain are optimistic that World Trade Organization members can reach a long-sought agreement soon in the Doha round of world trade talks, the two countries' leaders said. Read More »

EU offers banana tariff cut to soothe Latin America

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | International Trade

EU negotiators have offered to cut import duties for Latin American bananas, hoping to placate major exporters like Ecuador and Panama and persuade them to drop international trade suits, industry sources said. Read More »

China tells US it’s poor and poses no threat

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | International Trade

China deflected US pressure for a faster rise in the yuan and bolder economic reforms by telling visiting Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that it is still poor and poses no threat to anyone. Read More »

N. Korea vows

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | International Trade

North Korea called on the United States to scrap a strict trade ban and drop it from a list of countries Washington says sponsor terrorism, promising steps in return that would improve ties between the adversaries. Jong Song-il, a spokesman for North Kore Read More »

TCC wins immediate S. African support for Coyne

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Air Cargo

Iraq and Afghanistan scheduled freighter operator Coyne Airways has appointed Johannesburg-based GSSA The Cargo Connection (TCC) as its offline sales agent for South Africa. It is the first time Coyne has had formal representation in the market. Read More »

Dnata enters strategic partnership with Chinese airport group

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Air Cargo

Dnata, the ground handling arm of Dubai's widely recognized Emirates Group, has signed a joint venture agreement with China West Airport Group (CWAG) to provide airport ground handling services in Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XXIA). Read More »

Cargo B Airlines extends GSA network

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Air Cargo

Cargo B airlines has signed a GSA contract with Globe Air Cargo covering Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Poland. Aero Cargo will handle France. Both GSAs are part of the ECS Group. The network will be systematically extended to cover other countries be Read More »

Grand Alliance cooperation extended for 10 years

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance, founded in 1998, is the leading integrated consortium in container liner shipping. Its members are Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), MISC Berhad (Malaysia), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), (Japan), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) (Hong Kong) Read More »

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