Port of New York/ New Jersey comments on strike situation

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The following statement was issued by Joseph Curto, President of the New York Shipping Association, “regarding the end of the job action in the Port of New York and New Jersey: Although the situation that precipitated the work stoppage in the Port of N Read More »

Port of Baltimore handles record number of containers for second straight month

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

For the second consecutive month, the public marine terminals at the Port of Baltimore handled a record number of containers. In July, 63,740 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) containers made their way across Baltimore’s docks, breaking an all-time record Read More »

Psion marks next major open innovation landmark with 
launch of Psion Omnii™ Platform

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Psion, the global provider of mobile computing solutions, has unveiled another strategic landmark for the company, with the launch of Psion Omnii™, a sophisticated, highly modular mobile computing platform. The new Omnii platform will give Psion, its rese Read More »

CN and MPA reach agreement to increase gateway productivity and market share

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN and the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that commits the parties to develop a best-practices vision for the gateway's supply chain, improve productivity, and leverage these gains to increase th Read More »

Adani says India ready for huge coal import boom

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

India's Adani expects Asia's No.3 economy to have the infrastructure in place to handle a surge in domestic coal demand from power, steel and cement industries, a senior executive said.

Coal powers more than half of India's electricity plants Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet studying, rail port expansion

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

South Africa's logistics group Transnet said that it would this year complete a study to expand the rail infrastructure leading to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and for another port.

South Africa is a major exporter of coal to power stations Read More »

GPA posts 22% growth for August

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA experienced 22-percent container growth in August and has recorded nine consecutive months of double-digit growth.

“August represented the second highest tot Read More »

CN Rail conductor union says doesn’t want strike

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The union representing 2,700 train conductors and other workers at Canadian National Railway Co Ltd will not serve strike notice unless the company is intent on making drastic changes to their labor agreement, a union spokesman said.

Negotiat Read More »

Averitt takes state association’s Clean Diesel Leadership Award

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

For the second straight year, Averitt Express earned the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association. The TTA made the announcement at its annual awards ceremony held in Destin, Fla. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index plunged 2.7% in August

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.7 percent in August, which was the largest month-to-month decrease since March 2009. The latest drop lowered the SA index from 110 (2000=100) in July Read More »

CN’s focus on supply chain collaboration driving positive results for western Canadian coal shipment

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said a comprehensive new supply chain approach to managing the flow of coal from mines to west coast terminals is helping the railway improve service to its coal customers and grow their volumes to Asian markets.

A series of clear metrics Read More »

Greenbrier gets more railcar orders

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

Greenbrier Cos Inc received its second new railcar order in just over a month, indicating that a recovery in the railcar market was well underway.

The company, whose customers include Union Pacific Corp and General Electric Co , said the orde Read More »

CSX Corporation announces dividend increase

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of CSX Corporation voted to approve an 8 percent increase in the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. Read More »

CN named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index in North America for the second year in a row

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said its sustainability practices have earned it a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the second year in a row. CN is the only railway among three large North American industrial transportation companies named to the D Read More »

China’s home-grown innovation drive stirs unease

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

In the 1860s, Chinese laborers laid track over the treacherous terrain of California's high Sierras to help complete America's first transcontinental railroad. Read More »

US House set to pass bill aimed at Chinese yuan

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. House of Representatives was set to pass a bill to put pressure on China to let its currency rise faster, fanning the flames of a long-running dispute over trade and jobs. Read More »

China criticises weak U.S. dollar policy

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

China said the United States should take action to stabilise the dollar, criticising Washington's expansionary monetary policy for weakening the currency despite its key role in the global financial system. Read More »

Sino-U.S. trade disputes pile up

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

China and the United States have long clashed over trade policies and disputes over mutual market access. A bill in the U.S. House aimed at offsetting undervalued currencies could further fuel tensions.

Here are some of the disputes affecting Read More »

Lawmakers urge Obama challenge China on clean energy

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

More than 180 U.S. lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to fight back against what they called China's "unfair" tactics to dominate global production of clean energy technology. Read More »

Indian, Chinese markets boost Kenya tea prices

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | International Trade

Demand from the Indian and Chinese markets supported Kenya's tea prices in the first eight months of 2010, powering export earnings 51 percent higher than last year, the tea board said. Read More »