France reforms port policies to increase competitiveness

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

France, with a long maritime tradition thanks to its extensive coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean, is now reforming its ports for added economic attractiveness and competitiveness. Read More »

DCT Gdansk 2008 throughput tops 100,000TEU

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Against all expectations, the Polish container terminal operator DCT Gdansk passed the 100,000TEU mark in mid December whilst handling the 750TEU vessel Containerships V. According to DCT Gdansk’s CEO, Boris Wenzel, a steady increase in traffic has seen m Read More »

Oppel elected chairman of Port of Palm Beach District Commission

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Edward R. Oppel is the new chairman of the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners, elected to a one-year term in that post by fellow commissioners of the five-member port board. Read More »

A. Duie Pyle announces new services to the Caribbean

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

A. Duie Pyle, the Northeast United States' leading transportation and logistics provider, is now offering a one-source transportation service to the Caribbean. The service area includes Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping builds stronger presence in Australia

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Famous Pacific Shipping continues to build its presence in the important Australian market through a range of strategic investments and planning decisions that will see the global freight forwarding group ratchet up the pressure on the competition. Read More »

New Year rings changes for GAC management

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The turning of the year sees key personnel movement in global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group. Read More »

HCL AXON partners with CN

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Intermodal

HCL AXON announced a joint development partnership with CN to build iCREW, an SAP-based solution that addresses the crew management requirements of organizations that have complex work and job assignment and tracking rules. HCL AXON will work with CN to d Read More »

Evans Network expands into New Orleans

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Intermodal

The Evans Network of Companies, a market-leading trucking and logistics partner, opened a new service center in New Orleans, LA near five Class I railroads. The property is situated at 5501 B Chef Mentuer Hwy. Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo launches cargo management system

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Swiss WorldCargo, the cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., has officially gone live with "Swiss Worx," a customized version of the comprehensive end-to-end IT cargo management system SkyChain developed by Mercator, the Dubai-based busines Read More »

Nordana introduces additional port call in Libya

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nordana has been operating regular ro/ro and breakbulk service from the US into North Africa for more than 50 years. When trade relations re-opened between the US and Libya in 2004 after a lapse of almost 20 years, Nordana was the first carrier to return Read More »

Evergreen announces restructuring, office consolidations

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America), agents for Evergreen Marine Corporation, announced that the company would consolidate some North America offices and reduce staff in order to deal with the downturn in ocean shipping business due to the worldwide finan Read More »

CMA CGM Blue Whale calls Mobile Container Terminal

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced the Blue Whale as its first vessel to call the newly opened Mobile Container Terminal. Read More »

WWL M/V Tijuca maiden call at Port of Tacoma

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently the Wallenius Wilhelmsen M/V Tijuca made its maiden call at the Port of Tacoma. With a total length of just over 760 feet (231.6 meters) and a capacity of 7,500 autos, the Tijuca is among the largest in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen fleet. Read More »

First departure from Hamburg of new Grimaldi Lines Euro-Aegean service

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As the first vessel to be used in the new Euro-Aegean service of the Grimaldi Lines shipping company, the ro/ro ship Grande Sicilia was dispatched at Hamburg's Unikai Terminal. Together with its sister ship the Grande Italia, the Grande Sicilia forms part Read More »

Vancouver Port Commission, BNSF finalize “significant agreement”

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver USA commissioners approved agreements between the port and the BNSF Railway Company creating a historic transaction facilitating the construction of the port’s $137 million West Vancouver Freight Access project (WVFA) at the commission’s Read More »

Charleston terminal, port expansion advance

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With another $13 million in new security improvements, the SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is pumping more than $60 million into the local economy through recent construction projects and is preparing to bid another $60-million project. Read More »

Demand for technology solutions in Indian logistics industry

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

IT spending in the Indian logistics industry will grow to approximately INR 1,000 crores from the existing INR 400 crores ($83 mn) in the next five years (CAGR of 20 ' 22 %) revealed the 'Technology Survey for the Indian Logistics Industry ' 2008' Read More »

CN orders 40 new high-horsepower EMD locomotives

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced it has ordered 40 additional high-horsepower locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) and secured an option for 50 more of the EMD locomotives. Read More »

CN welcomes STB issuance of decision approving EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Intermodal

CN welcomed the issuance by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) of its decision approving CN's purchase of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). Read More »

RDS CEO Stefflre elected IANA’s Chairman of the Board

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) Board of Directors has announced the election of Greg Stefflre, Chief Executive Officer of Rail Delivery Services, Inc. as its Chairman for 2009. Stefflre succeeds Theodore Prince, Principal of T. Princ Read More »