Port Manatee signs strategic alliance with Panama Canal

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee’s stature as an emerging container port took a major step forward recently when Executive Director David L. McDonald and Panama Canal Authority CEO Alberto Alemán agreed to a two-year strategic alliance. Read More »

Coalition calls for national freight program, stronger federal role

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, a longstanding group of the country's largest shippers and public and private transportation providers, has released its 2009 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform. The Coalition's 17-member organizations repr Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport breaks one million barrier

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

In 2008, the transport of rail containers broke through the barrier of one million units for the first time. The 1,010,000 TEU equaled a rise of 11.6% as compared to the previous year (950,000 TEU). The train performed considerably better than the total t Read More »

Emirates Group posts 21st consecutve year of profit

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group has reported its 21st consecutive year of net profit for its 2008-09 financial year despite unprecedented challenges in the airline and travel industry. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo, DB Schenker support building of wells in Mali

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG, together with its Global Partner DB Schenker, has started a free transport of relief supplies to Mali in Africa. With the delivery of a new compressor, which had been donated by the Mannheim construction group Bilfinger Berger, importa Read More »

Twenty Kalmar Shuttle Carriers® to Algeciras mega terminal

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to provide a fleet of shuttle carriers to TTI Algeciras S.A. in Spain. These 20 Kalmar SHC240H shuttle carriers have a single-lifting capacity of 40 tons and can stack containers 2-high. The equi Read More »

JICT inaugurates second stage of its expansion program

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Comprising new facilities and equipment to increase its capacity to 2.5 million TEUs per annum and further enhance its productivity to meet the demands of the bigger vessels now calling at Indonesia’s gateway Tanjung Priok Port. Read More »

Grupo TMM five-year product tanker contract with Pemex

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Grupo TMM, S.A.B. ("TMM"), a Mexican intermodal transportation and logistics company, announced that Pemex awarded TMM with one bare boat and ship management product tanker contract that the Company had bid for in April. This five-year contract commences Read More »

CN settles all charges related to 2005 derailments in Alta. and BC

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced that it has reached settlements on all outstanding charges related to derailments that occurred at Wabamun, Alta. on Aug. 3, 2005 and at Cheakamus, BC on Aug. 5, 2005. Read More »

RILA applauds Senate Finance Committee for pressing forward on Panama Trade Agreement

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | International Trade

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded the Senate Finance Committee for holding a hearing on the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. The hearing is an important step forward to consider an agreement that will create new Read More »

ECS announces UK GSA contract with Arik Air

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

Globe Air Cargo, part of European Cargo Services (ECS) has won the exclusive cargo general sales agency contract in the UK for the Nigerian airline, Arik Air. Read More »

Cargoitalia receives its first MD11F

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' the Italian all-cargo airline being re-launched under the new ownership of ALIS ' has taken delivery of the first of three MD11SF freighters. Read More »

Services offered by Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Las Palmas

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service announced that a full range of services is now available from their establishment within the Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service provides refrigerant changeover for Exmar

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has signed a significant contract with Exmar Shipmanagement to provide refrigerants to all the vessels in their fleet. Read More »

Chinese logistics and port representatives interested in Hamburg

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On the joint invitation of Port of Hamburg Marketing, HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation, Hamburg Marketing GmbH and the Hamburg Port Authority, together with the companies POLZUG Intermodal GmbH, TFG Transfracht GmbH and HHLA AG, a delegation o Read More »

Transportation, logistics M&A activity drastically slows

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Deal activity dropped significantly during first quarter 2009 in the global transportation and logistics (T&L) industry, according to a report released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP: Intersections: First-quarter 2009 mergers and acquisitions analysi Read More »

CEVA Logistics awarded renewal of contract for Ford

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies, has been awarded a contract renewal for the operations of an inbound manufacturing support facility for Ford Motor Company's truck plant based in Claycomo, Missouri. CEVA will take respons Read More »

NCBFAA joins filer code revocation controversy

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) has filed an Amicus brief in the Court of International Trade contesting Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) authority to revoke a customs broker's entry filer code without Read More »

Spirit inaugurates new air cargo handling terminal in Gothenburg

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Air Cargo

Scandinavian air cargo handling company, Spirit, inaugurated a new terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The new facilities more than double existing handling capacity from 70.000 tons to 170.000 annually. Spirit Gothenburg handles inbound and outbound cargo fo Read More »

Polet Airlines launches new aircraft

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Air Cargo

To achieve this goal Polet Airlines has leased three IL-96-400Т aircraft from Ilyushin Finance Co. to bring them into commercial operation by autumn 2009. Furthermore, the aircraft fleet will be extended by acquisition of three additional IL-96-400 Read More »