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Arab economies grow despite regional violence

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

Arab Gulf states are utilizing oil revenues to diversify their economies better and non-oil producers in the Middle East are liberalizing faster despite political turmoil, the World Bank's deputy head said. Read More »

Continental availability and tracking at Cargo Portal Services

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo, a division of Continental Airlines, announced today that its cargo availability and shipment tracking are now live at Cargo Portal Services ('CPS'), a leading cargo e-commerce portal, operated by Unisys. The system offers Conti Read More »

Industry grapples with air cargo security; Senate debate continues

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

The US Congress continues to debate air cargo screening with the issue now being taken up by the US Senate. Senators are pressing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen all cargo carried on passenger airplanes, amid signs that Congress Read More »

Transport experts call for new generation of ocean cargo services

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Two freight transport experts today called for the creation of 'fast track' ocean cargo services that can provide shippers reliable and timely delivery of Asian imports. Brian Clancy and David Hoppin of Arlington-based MergeGlobal issued a research paper Read More »

MSC launches new Central America service

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced it will begin direct service to Central America with the first ship expected to call in Santo Tomas de Castillo, Guatemala and Puerto Cortes, Honduras, beginning this week. Service will be available to/from a Read More »

Crowley adds larger, faster ro/ro ship to Central America service

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

To better serve shippers needing more vessel space and unsurpassed schedule integrity, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Latin America liner services unit has added a new larger, faster ro/ro ship to its Central America northern zone service. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Orion Marine thrives on breakbulk challenges

Gene Linn | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Pirates, ice-choked ports and government embargoes are some of the challenges faced by Orion Marine Corp. as the Chicago-based logistics company seeks breakbulk and heavy-lift business in out-of-the-way-places. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Steel industry filled with latency and constraints

Karen Thuermer | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Just-in-time (JIT) supply chain management is a must-have business practice industry around the globe. Given the tight margins under which companies operate, time is money. Transportation needs to be closely scrutinized for efficiencies and savings. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - San Francisco making comeback with breakbulk

Peter Buxbaum | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

San Francisco’s image is not as a great port city, but it has a glorious maritime past. It was once the busiest port on the West Coast. That was before containerization, when cities like Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, which were able to de Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Following the paper trail

Leo Quigley | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Catalyst Paper, located on British Columbia’s Fraser River, is one of the province’s largest breakbulk operations, receiving paper from four locations within the province and shipping to roughly 300 cities worldwide. Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS - Florida Gulf Coast ports bolstering infrastructure

Paul Scott Abbott | February 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Situated in Florida’s far northwest corner, the Port of Pensacola finally showed nearly full recovery in 2006 from extensive damage caused by 2004’s Hurricane Ivan. Leading the way as port director since August has been Clyde Mathis, former Port of New Or Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS - Florida’s Atlantic seaports adding services, facilities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

New services and enhanced facilities are being added at ports along the Sunshine State’s Atlantic coast, largely to serve a growing Florida consumer base. The state, with a population now of more than 18 million, is adding residents at a pace of some 1,00 Read More »

Tacoma focuses on building cargo capacity

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Over three decades as a Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Jack Fabulich has witnessed containerized cargo grow from 85,000 to nearly 2.1 million teus (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). Read More »

National Retail Systems builds transload & special project distribution facility in Savannah

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of retail logistics services in the United States, broke ground on a 140,000 square-foot container transload and special project distribution facility in Savannah, GA. Scheduled to open for operation Read More »

Dr. Sherry of the NCIT addresses Congress on fatigue in the railroad industry

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Intermodal

Dr. Patrick Sherry, Co-Director of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT) and a Professor with the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, will address the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Read More »

Key hearing looms in CN’s Canadian strike

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Intermodal

Canada's largest railway has been using management personnel to replace the 2,800 striking freight train conductors and switchyard personnel, and says service is "at a level comparable to before the strike began." Read More »

Titan Steel & Wire: Making the ‘Devil’s Rope’

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

Barbed wire changed the face of The West, from wide open plains to neat packages framed by 'The Devil's Rope' that imprisoned horses, cattle and cowboys. Read More »

EU trade boss urges nations to look beyond farm row

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

Europe's trade chief urged EU countries to look beyond sacrifices needed in agriculture for a global trade deal and to focus instead on the bigger potential gains for other areas of the economy. Read More »

US trade gap widens in Dec, sets record for 2006

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

The US trade deficit hit a fifth straight annual record in 2006, driven by a record oil import tab and a flood of imports from China, a government report showed. Read More »

US, S. Korea free-trade pact possible by end March

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

The US and South Korea have a chance to finish a free-trade agreement by end-March, making it possible for President George W. Bush to submit the deal to Congress before his negotiating authority runs out, US Trade Representative Susan Schwab said. Read More »

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