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Poll: Majority ready to pay for better infrastructure

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania was joined by co-chairs of Building America's Future to announce the results of a national poll that shows Americans are willing to pay for improvements to the nation's infrastructure and identifying their priori Read More »

Legal challenge to CN railroad purchase

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

The Village of Barrington filed an appeal of the Surface Transportation Board's decision approving Canadian National's takeover of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern (EJ&E) Railway. The appeal was filed with the United States Court Of Appeals for the District Read More »

Economic stimulus funding would rehabilitate WA rail line

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

A groundswell of support is occurring for Economic Stimulus Funding to be allocated to rehabilitate the Clark County, Washington Rail Line. The "Clark County Rail Line Rehabilitation Project" is a critical infrastructure project that would result in immed Read More »

UK export slump drives trade deficit to record level

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade gap with the rest of the world grew to record levels in November as the global economic downturn pummeled demand for UK exports beyond the EU, despite a big fall in the value of the pound. Read More »

US Nov. trade gap shrinks on record import plunge

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade deficit shrank nearly 29% in November, the largest amount in 12 years, as weak consumer demand and plummeting oil prices caused imports to sink by a record amount. Read More »

Chinese exports, imports drop as crisis bites

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

China's exports and imports fell in December for the second month in a row, showing how badly the financial crisis is hitting the world's fourth-largest economy and putting Beijing under pressure to do more to protect jobs. Read More »

Dollar gains as US trade deficit narrows

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The dollar extended gains versus the euro after a government report showed the US trade deficit narrowed sharply in November. Read More »

Ukraine International Airlines signs worldwide contract with ECS

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has extended its 16-year working partnership with European Cargo Services (ECS) with the awarding of a new GSA contract to provide sales representation for the airline across Europe and worldwide. Read More »

Dusseldorf will welcome new flights in 2009

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The popularity of D'sseldorf as both a passenger and cargo/distibution center for the Northern half of Germany has encouraged many airlines to operate at this airport. Ghana International Airlines started a B757 service in November last year, which will Read More »

Swiss sets cargo record in 2008

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The airfreight business of Swiss WorldCargo showed a positive overall trend for the year. Total cargo traffic was 7.3% up in revenue ton-kilometer terms; and cargo load factor (by volume) stood at a high 83.8%, only slightly down from the 84.6% of 2007. Read More »

NOL picks Phoenix, AZ for new Americas headquarters

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Global container transportation and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) said it would relocate its Americas regional headquarters to the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area during the second half of 2009. Read More »

Maritime industry wins additional time to comply with new regulations

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

A team of K&L Gates LLP environmental and maritime lawyers representing a coalition of shipping interests has obtained an order from a United States District Judge in San Francisco to allow the maritime industry additional time to comply with the Environm Read More »

Northport awarded BrandLaureate Award

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Malaysia’s largest multipurpose port operator has been nominated for The BrandLaureate – SMEs Chapter Awards 2008, “The Top Ten Most Preferred Brand.” Read More »

AFTER OUTSTANDING 2008, MONTREAL READY TO FACE GLOBAL RECESSION

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, officially inaugurated the start of a new year of activities at the Port of Montreal by awarding the Gold-Headed Cane to Captain Rossiter, of the Uni Read More »

Jurong Port has successful ‘08, new leadership in ‘09

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mr. Lee Chong Kwee became the new Chairman of Jurong Port’s Board of Directors earlier this month. Mr. Lee, Corporate Advisor to Temasek Holdings, was with Singapore Airlines for over 10 years; and thereafter with MSAS Global Logistics where he held a num Read More »

Kalmar’s 4,500th straddle carrier delivered to Bremerhaven

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area delivered its 4,500th straddle carrier to EUROGATE at Bremerhaven, Germany. Read More »

Grace appointed to lead board of VIT

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

William M. “Bill” Grace of Newport News has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Virginia International Terminals Inc., the terminal operating company of the Virginia Port Authority. Read More »

Logistics review can help businesses manage costs

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

New York businesses spend anywhere from 10 to 50% of their operating budgets on costs associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. While costs can vary based on volume and complexity of logistics needs, almost without exception, transportati Read More »

WFS wins Turkish Airlines cargo handling contract

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Turkish Airlines has awarded a contract for cargo handling at Birmingham Airport in the UK to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). Read More »

New Cargo B aircraft put into service

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo B Airlines wasted no time getting their new B747-400 F into action with full loads of flowers from Latacunga in Ecuador on the second, fourth and sixth of January. Both this new aircraft and the existing B 747-200 F will be fully occupied with Latin Read More »

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