Port Corpus Christi moves forward with design of the La Quinta multipurpose facility project

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Taking the next step in the development of the La Quinta Trade Gateway project, the Port of Corpus Christi commission approved a Professional Services Agreement for engineering designs with Goldston Engineering, a CH2M HILL company, on Tuesday, December 8 Read More »

Cargotec invests in its North African sales and service network

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec strengthens its sales and service activities in Morocco by acquiring the port service and equipment related part of Maghrepic S.A. business operations. Maghrepic has been Cargotec's dealer representative in Morocco with a long experience in servi Read More »

Belk boosts business for Charleston Port

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Just in time for the peak holiday shopping season, one of the Southeast’s top retailers is bringing a boost to business at the Port of Charleston.

Belk, Inc., which operates more than 300 department stores across the Southeast, has begun impo Read More »

Lone Star Overnight maintains pricing advantage

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Lone Star Overnight, a Texas-based regional overnight package delivery company, has announced that its 2010 published rates will continue to be significantly below those of national package carriers.

Thanks in part to a multi-million-dollar i Read More »

Horizon Logistics adds LTL rating engine to suite of online logistics tools

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Web-based solution offers customers 24/7 access to book less-than-truckload shipments, track delivery and create reports Horizon Logistics, LLC, the third-party logistics management subsidiary of Horizon Lines, Inc. has introduced a less-than-truckload (L Read More »

Uremovich stepping down as Pacer CEO, Avramovich to be new company head

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Pacer International, the asset-light North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Michael E. Uremovich, will retire effective as of the close of business today, December 15 Read More »

DB Schenker invests further in organic growth of its worldwide contract logistics business

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Additional employees and industrial standards to boost business in selected regions and industries DB Schenker has launched its new "Go for Growth" program to bolster growth in its Contract Logistics business unit. The core of the four-year program will c Read More »

DB Schenker establishes industrial-standard LTL network in Romania

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Romtrans has set up an LTL network in Romania based on European industrial standards and shipments are now handled through the newly established central hub in Brasov. The project got off to a good start not least because of the cooperation wi Read More »

Schneider National completes conversion to container-only intermodal fleet

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Schneider National, a leading provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced today that its Intermodal division has completed a three-year conversion project, replacing its mixed trailer/container fleet to an all-container fleet. Read More »

Analysis questions ‘Green’ benefits of forcing truck traffic onto the rails

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The most recent analysis by Transportation Fundamentals author No'l Perry throws into question whether proposed government actions to incent greater use of freight rail will actually result in a greener transport system. However, he suggests that reductio Read More »

Levelland announces $8.6 million industrial rail park

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Levelland City and Economic Development officials recently announced an $8.6 million industrial rail park to be built in the 12,866 population town. Read More »

DHL to secure capacity between North Asia and Europe

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

DHL Global Forwarding, the international market leader in the air and ocean freight business, is securing additional capacity from commercial carriers to avoid capacity constraints between North Asia and Europe throughout the first quarter of 2010. In Nov Read More »

Singapore Airlines launches scheduled service to Singapore

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Far East has moved a little closer to Bavaria: as of the start of the upcoming summer timetable, Singapore Airlines will be flying nonstop from Munich to Singapore five times a week. Beginning at the end of March the Boeing 777-300ER, originating in M Read More »

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol commits to Cargo 2000

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000's aim to develop a quality measurement for air cargo at airports has received a boost with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's decision to join the group. Read More »

Irish Post Office awards mail carriage to airBaltic

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

An Post, the Irish Post Office, has awarded a contract to airBaltic for the carriage of mail between Ireland and Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Tallinn (Estonia). Read More »

MOL establishes ship management company in Philippines

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its joint venture company in the Philippines, Magsaysay Mitsui O.S.K. Marine, Inc., has reorganized its ship management division and established a new ship management company called MAGMOL Ship Management Inc. Read More »

TSA carriers pursue interim revenue recovery in early 2010

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Emergency charge of $400 per FEU, effective January 15th, will expire upon execution of 2010 contracts.

Transpacific shipping lines have announced an emergency revenue program for the first half of 2010, in an effort to obtain critical Read More »

Videotel reviews its Piracy & Armed Robbery training package

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

As the Somali pirates once again escalate their activities, taking advantage of the calmer seas that mark the passing of the monsoon season, and with a number of nasty incidents occurring elsewhere such as off the coast of West Africa, Videotel's launch o Read More »

CMA CGM announces Transpacific emergency revenue charge

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group announces a Transpacific emergency revenue program as from mid January 2010, in anticipation to the General Rate Increase (GRI) scheduled May 1st 2010.

Therefore, the Group has decided, in the frame of the Transpacific Stabiliza Read More »

Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift in the future

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | International Trade

Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next decade. Read More »