AJOT to serve as a 2010 GFTC Media Sponsor

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | International Trade

Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC) General Chairman Doug J. Marchand announced the American Journal of Transportation (AJOT) would serve as a media sponsor for the 2010 event. The 42nd GFTC will be held January 31 - February 2, 2010 at Read More »

Hong Kong remains world’s freest economy

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | International Trade

Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy according to the findings of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report released recently by the Cato Institute. This marks the 13th consecutive year Hong Kong has topped the ranking. Read More »

Alpine Air gross profits increase

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Air Cargo

Alpine Air Express, Inc. announced that its operating subsidiary, Alpine Aviation, Inc., posted its 1-Q for the quarter ending July 31, 2009. The Company's gross revenue for the quarter was $4,823,402, an eight percent decrease from the same period in 200 Read More »

Saudi Airlines Cargo selects Descartes to manage bookings

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Air Cargo

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has selected Descartes' GF-X Exchange and Descartes CargoBooker to provide its customers with the option to Read More »

New SE Shipping Lines service between Europe - Papeete & Noumea

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Last June Swire Shipping decided to suspend its direct WRTW / Bank Line service, which had been operating for many years between Northern Europe and the South Pacific. Two months after this suspension, the company SE Shipping Lines announced the startup o Read More »

Asian shipping interests must speak up, says Korean Register CEO

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

According to Mr. Oh Kong-Gyun, Chairman and CEO of the Korean Register of Shipping (KR), the size of the Asian shipping and shipbuilding industries is such that they should occupy a more prominent and influential position in the international regulatory p Read More »

Shipco announces new corporate appointment

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Shipco Transport, one of the leading NVOCC's in the United States, with offices also throughout Europe and Asia, has announced the appointment of Thorkild Hove as 'Director ' Global Accounts,' effective October 1st, 2009. Read More »

Stone crushers shipped to mining operations in South Africa

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Project Management Logistics (Pty) Ltd, the South African Member of the Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd WWPC, recently arranged for the move of three mobile crushers from South Dakota, USA to Durban, South Africa. They were transported to a mine in the L Read More »

Stirling Capital Investments secures lease with Plastipak Packaging Inc.

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Stirling Capital Investments announced it has secured a 231,185-square-foot lease with Plymouth, MI-based Plastipak Packaging, Inc., at Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC), a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex in Victorville, CA. Plastip Read More »

Descartes users form Global Customs Filing working group

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Descartes Systems Group announced the formation of a Global Customs Filing working group by its customers to help them interpret, understand and prepare for the various existing and upcoming country-specific and international customs filing mandates acros Read More »

Panalpina awarded business by KRONES

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

KRONES has awarded Panalpina the distribution of spare parts from Europe into the Asia Pacific and Greater China area resulting in several thousand air freight shipments per year. The project further includes the construction of a distribution warehouse i Read More »

Purolator USA offers SW easy access to Canada

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Purolator USA, a provider of cross border logistics, has expanded service to the Canadian border, making it easier than ever for Los Angeles and other regional businesses to reach the Canadian market. Purolator, which maintains a full service processing Read More »

Dachser handles logistics for the world’s second largest solar park

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

At the end of August the big day had come: three months ahead of plan, juwi Solar GmbH and German Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States, Wolfgang Tiefensee, inaugurated the world's second-largest photovoltaic installation. The interna Read More »

British Airways Chief Executive:

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

The world has a historic opportunity to make real progress on curbing aviation's carbon emissions, Willie Walsh, Chief Executive, British Airways, told a United Nations forum on climate change in New York. Read More »

Coyne picks Air Proxy

AJOT | September 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways, the British carrier noted for serving difficult markets such as Iraq and Afghanistan, has appointed Air Proxy as its first ever GSSA for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Air Proxy is the exclusive member of the EGSAC network for the Baltic St Read More »

Dockwise Mighty Servant 1 safely escorted by EURNAVFOR through Gulf of Aden

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Dockwise semi-submersible, heavy-marine transport vessel, Mighty Servant 1, was recently safely escorted by EUNAVFOR warships through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden. Read More »

Konecranes supplies environmentally friendly reach stackers to India

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently Konecranes received an order for two environmentally friendly reach stackers from Maersk CFS, Chennai, India, a division of the A.P. Möller-Maersk Group. The reach stackers will feature Konecranes’ Eco-Drive system, which calculates the fuel effi Read More »

Long Beach simplified claiming gets preliminary OK

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted preliminarily to eliminate a requirement that obligates most importers and exporters to claim cargo and pre-pay a Clean Trucks Program fee. The change is designed to end a bureaucratic step that has becom Read More »

ILA wage scale delegates attempt to kill progress

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A proposal by the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) to extend the current International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) Master Contract to September 2012, did not succeed because some 200 ILA Wage Scale delegates unanimously rejected the pr Read More »

First Cargotec port security spreader-mounted radiation detection system at Port Charleston

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec Port Security has installed its first spreader-mounted radiation detection system at a US container terminal, the facility located at Port Charleston, South Carolina. The Cargotec Port Security equipment at Port Charleston is being used by global Read More »