Horizon Freight Lines thrives in tough conditions

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Horizon Freight Lines, Inc. was founded in 1937 by Indiana native Ezra Satter. Then a one-man, one-truck operation, it served areas of southern Indiana hauling general commodities and providing household moving services. This once tiny business has since Read More »

Central Freight Lines implements Cheetah Freight

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Cheetah Software Services, Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation logistics solutions provider, announced that Central Freight Lines has implemented the Cheetah Freight solution. Central Freight, an LTL carrier servicing roughly the central t Read More »

‘Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009’ reduces congestion, emissions and increases . . .

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the 'Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009,' (H.R. 1799) which was introduced by US Reps. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) and Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio). The bill will allow states to authorize the operat Read More »

BNSF first to receive new award from the Texas National Guard

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway announced that it was the first recipient of the Texas National Guard's Texas Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Prominence Award. The award was presented at ESGR's annual March banquet honoring companies for their continuous o Read More »

CN announces operations leadership appointments

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Gordon Trafton, currently senior vice-president, Southern Region, becomes senior vice-president, Strategic Acquisitions and Integration. His first assignment is the continued, successful integration of the former EJ&E railway into CN's network. In additio Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo announces new destinations

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Air Cargo

Swiss will be offering two new flown European destinations from Zurich ' Oslo and Lyon ' in its 2009 summer schedules. Lyon will receive four daily flights operated by Avro RJ100 aircraft, complementing the existing road feeder services, while Oslo will e Read More »

Premium Article  Chemical industry addresses logistics issues

Karen Thuermer | April 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Up economy, down economy, chemicals are central to everything that is manufactured in the world. It’s important business to worldwide seaports, regions, national employment and consumers. That because it’s an industry that converts raw materials such as o Read More »

Premium Article  St. Lawrence Seaway launches 50th anniversary season

Leo Ryan | April 05, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

While pursuing infrastructure improvements and business incentives to halt a steady decline in traffic, the St. Lawrence Seaway launched its 2009 navigation season on March 31. It has a historic dimension: the 50th anniversary of its official opening in J Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Albany prospects look good

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Last year was a very good year for the Port of Albany. However, this year the port has started slow but business is picking up. With new projects on the way, the future looks bright for New York’s “Upstate” port that is halfway to nearly every place. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Boston – Port of Opportunity

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

It’s no mystery that nationwide the port business is down. The global economy has taken one to the solar plexus, and everyone is feeling the hurt. Still, while some numbers are off, Massport, the quasi-state agency that administers the public terminals in Read More »

Premium Article  Maine Ports gear up for the future

George Lauriat | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Portland, the State's largest port, lost two container services, the Eimskip feeder ship and the Columbia Coastal Transport’s container barge service. Eimskip’s feedership service was halted due to general economic problems that beset Iceland Read More »

The Grimaldi Group adds Boston call to its West Africa direct service

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Grimaldi Group has added Boston as its newest port-of-call to the twice monthly, Direct ro/ro Service between the US and West Africa. Grimaldi is already accepting deliveries for its inaugural call in mid-April. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority completes electrified refrigerated cargo racks

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director, announced today at its board meeting that the GPA has completed the construction of 34 electrified refrigerated racks that will eliminate the use of 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel a Read More »

Port Freeport granted permit to widen channel

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport announced that it has been granted a permit by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to widen the offshore entrance and jetty channels to the Freeport harbor. The non-federal widening project is an innovative public-private collaboration b Read More »

Konecranes to supply eight RTG cranes to Ivory Coast

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently, Konecranes received an order for eight rubber tired gantry (RTG) container handling cranes from Bolloré Africa Logistics, a branch of the French Bolloré Group. The RTGs will be delivered to the customer’s terminal Société d’Exploitation du Termi Read More »

DB wins contract for rail project in Mongolia

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Experts from Deutsche Bahn will be responsible for the overall project planning for a new freight railway in southern Mongolia. This involves a 260-kilometer long line for the transport of coal to the Chinese border. The relevant contract was signed at th Read More »

ASPA issues RFEI in Garrows Bend intermodal terminal

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) has issued a request for expression of interest (RFEI) in the 74-acre Garrows Bend Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) in which the Port Authority is seeking private sector participation from terminal oper Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo welcomes new-generation freighter into fleet

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo's first Boeing 777 Freighter has arrived in Dubai after completing its inaugural commercial flight from Hong Kong. Read More »

SAS Cargo launches EuropeXpress

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

On April 1, 2009, SAS Cargo launched a new product called EuropeXpress, which is faster and more reliable than most other airfreight products. This is made possible through a more extensive exploitation of SAS's route network, which counts more than 700 d Read More »

Columbia Coastal Transport resumes weekly Portland ’ New York service

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Bruce Fenimore, president & CEO of Columbia Group has announced that Columbia Coastal Transport will resume weekly container barge service linking the ports of Portland, Maine and the Port of NY/NJ. Read More »