JFK’s longest runway reopens on time and on budget

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Flights resumed on John F. Kennedy International Airport's 'Bay Runway,' the region's longest and busiest runway, on June 28 after a four-month closing to reconstruct the runway, implement flight delay measures, increase the width to handle the world's la Read More »

Vueling Airlines appoints WFS at Heathrow and Edinburge

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Vueling Airlines of Spain is the latest cargo handling customer for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at London Heathrow.

The airline operates three flights a day to Bilbao, Madrid and Seville and carries some 1,500 tons a year on its Airbus A320 servic Read More »

Dubai opens new airport with first cargo flights

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Dubai opened what is planned to become the world's largest airport, starting with cargo operators, making the emirate a two-airport city, as it aspires to build itself into a global logistics hub. Read More »

Chapman Freeborn charters first Qatar Airways Cargo B777 freighter

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has successfully coordinated the first ever charter on Qatar Airways Cargo's latest addition to their fleet - a new Boeing 777 Freighter only recently delivered to the Doha-based airline. Read More »

May brings increase in Port Columbus activity

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Passenger activity at Port Columbus International Airport increased in May while cargo activity was down slightly at Rickenbacker International Airport.

Statistics released at today's meeting of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority Board o Read More »

US to finance new, Chinese-built airport in Mali

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

China's Sinohydro Corporation has signed a contract with Mali to build a new airport for the capital, Bamako, a $71.6 million project that will be financed by the U.S. Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Read More »

[Correction] JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Correction: In the June 28th edition of the AJOT, an error was discovered in the article 'JAXPORT welcomes first All-Water Cargo Service through Suez Canal' on page 15. Read More »

CMA CGM upgrades its services between North Europe, South Atlantic, Mexico and the US Gulf

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the upgrading of its Victory Bridge service linking North Europe to US South Atlantic, Mexico and the US Gulf. Read More »

Changes at APL: stronger focus on trades, new President for Europe

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL is moving two senior executives into new roles to strengthen global trade lane management and build further momentum in the European market. Read More »

Largest CMA CGM vessel ever to serve the US makes maiden call in Los Angeles

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The largest CMA CGM containership ever to call at a U.S. port, the 8,500-TEU* CMA CGM Figaro, recently arrived in Los Angeles on its maiden voyage in the Bohai Rim service linking China and the U.S. West Coast. The vessel headed for Oakland, before crossi Read More »

Albacor Shipping sends heavy Canadian freezers to Poland

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

WWPC Member Albacor Shipping USA in Mahwah , NJ handled the transport of 2 Cold Boxes from the Port of Robinson, Canada to the final jobsite in Wloclawek / Poland. Read More »

Dockwise secures $35 million in heavy marine transport awards

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise Ltd. today announces 10 awards for Heavy Marine Transport projects and two for engineering assignments related to a float-over for CNOOC and to Wheatstone. Total revenues for these various commitments are expected to exceed $35 million USD. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service opens new office in Krishnapatnam, India

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is pleased to announce the opening of a branch office in Krishnapatnam on the east coast of India. Krishnapatnam is one of the fastest growing private ports in the region, serving primarily the coal market for imports and iron ore Read More »

Brazil vessel lineup highlights strong demand

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A long queue of vessels has lined up to load new-crop Brazilian sugar to destinations around the world, underscoring the strength of demand for the sweetener. Read More »

Air Products signs GAC to handle helium shipments

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

GAC Qatar has signed a deal with international gas producer Air Products USA to handle helium deliveries from Qatar to the UAE. Read More »

Northern Asia service begins at Port of Charleston

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A new, weekly service between Charleston and Northern Asia is calling at the Port of Charleston.

The new service means jobs at the port in a variety of sectors – and highlights the state’s strong export potential to markets in Asia. Read More »

Port Authority acquires additional waterfront property to develop new container terminal at the Port

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As part of its recent initiatives to position the Port of New York and New Jersey for future economic growth, the Port Authority announced the acquisition of additional prime waterfront property – the 98-acre Global Terminal on the Port Jersey peninsula i Read More »

Global port industry has passed “stress test” of 2009

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals CFO Christian Laursen outlines operator port investment strategies and realities at the TransFin 2010 Conference, including how the industry has responded to the new global economy. Read More »

APM Terminals announced winner of Safety Award

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Safety at Sea International names APM Terminals' Safety Culture initiative as winner of the annual industry-wide safety award in the category of Management/Operations. Read More »

Edmonds re-appointed Chairman of Port Commission

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

By unanimous vote, the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council on Tuesday jointly re-appointed James T. Edmonds as chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. County commissioners and city council members gathe Read More »