Advance International helps power Bulgarian shipbuilding

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Global project cargo forwarder Advance International Transport Inc has commenced a three-year contract to provide heavy lift transport management services for Japanese-built ship engines destined for a multi bulk-carrier order being undertaken at a leadin Read More »

CN to implement wage increase and aligned mileage caps for its locomotive engineers in Canada…

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Intermodal

CN gave the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) notice of its plan to increase wage rates and apply a change to the mileage caps for the company's locomotive engineers the union represents in Canada on CN. CN is taking the step after collective bargai Read More »

New DOT Fuel Efficiency Study Cites Double-Stack Rail Benefits

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Intermodal

In a newly released report, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) finds that double stack freight rail transportation is up to five times more efficient than motor carrier transportation. The FRA's 'Comparative Evaluation of Rail and Truck Fuel Effici Read More »


AJOT | November 30, 2009 | International Trade

J.P. Morgan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced today that they have signed the Credit Guarantee Agreement under ADB's Trade Finance Facilitation Program (TFFP) to further enhance support for international trade in developing countries in Asia. Read More »


AJOT | November 30, 2009 | International Trade

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the third quarter of 2009, (that is, from the second quarter to the third quarter) Read More »


AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

Incheon International Airport, the world's second largest international cargo airport and home base of Korean Air, the world's biggest cargo airline has been chosen to host The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) International Air Cargo Forum & Read More »

Lufthansa Consulting specialist conference: ‘1st Fuel Think Tank’

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

From 1st ' 2nd December 2009, Lufthansa Consulting will host its third specialist conference for the aviation industry in Berlin. After the two successful events for Central/Eastern European airports in 2007 and for Russian/CIS airports in 2008 the focus Read More »

USG Corp. Named NASSTRAC 2009 Shipper of the Year

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

NASSTRAC recently announced that USG Corp. received the 2009 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year award. NASSTRAC, a non-profit association that provides education, advocacy, provider relations, and networking for transportation and logistics professionals, creat Read More »


AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Panama Canal Authority's (ACP) Environment Division received ISO 14001-2004 certification resulting from an audit performed by Lloyd's Register Central and South America Inc., during an official ceremony November 17. The recognition underscores the AC Read More »


AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Danbrit Shipping with Headoffice in Goole/UK, Members of the CEE, specialized in handling heavy cargo through their Humber Ports terminals, recently handled a heavy 100 mts transformer from Germany to Lowerstoft, bound for a new paper factory outside Lowe Read More »

GPLN Member Younger Niche sets a new overland record in ZhangJiaGang

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global Project Logistics Network member Younger Niche Logistics (YNL) has the distinction of being responsible for the movement of the single largest piece of equipment ever moved by road transport in ZhangJiaGang, Jiangsu Province, China. The piece, 14m Read More »

Westfeldt elected Board Chairman

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected long-time coffee industry executive and civic leader Thomas D. Westfeldt as its chairman today, succeeding Capt. A.J. Gibbs, whose term as chairman expired. Gibbs will continue to serve as a co Read More »

Konecranes acquires South African crane and service company

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes has acquired the remaining 80.5 % of the share capital in crane and service company Dynamic Crane Systems Ltd. (DCS) in South Africa. In June 2007 Konecranes acquired 19.5 % of the company shares with a call option to acquire the remaining by D Read More »

Port of Long Beach, China Merchants sign “green” pact
environmental accord…

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In a new “green port” collaboration, the Port of Long Beach and China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), one of the world’s largest operators of seaport terminals, have signed a comprehensive environmental exchange agreement to further “green” techn Read More »

New owners for PD Ports

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports, the leading UK ports & logistics business based in Middlesbrough, has today confirmed that it is under new ownership, following the sale of 100% of its equity to Canadian-based Brookfield Asset Management (“Brookfield”). Read More »

PHA Commission approves costs share of ship channel maintenance

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved authorizing up to $20.1 million for the PHA's share of the 2010 costs for construction and rehabilitation of dredged material disposal and beneficial use sites for the Houston Ship Channe Read More »

Gov. O’Malley announces 50 year contract with Ports America to operate Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt..

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced a 50-year agreement between the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and Ports America Chesapeake that will allow the MPA to lease its 200-acre Seagirt Marine Terminal to Ports America. In return, Ports America has agreed Read More »

Sunteck appoints VP of LTL operations and sales

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Intermodal

Sunteck Transport Group, a non-asset based provider of transportation services, has named Chris Castellaw as vice president of LTL operations and sales. Castellaw has more than 15 years of transportation operations, procurement and consulting experience Read More »

Kenco Logistic Services expands direct-to-consumer warehousing and fulfillment relationship

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Intermodal

Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has been selected to establish and operate a second direct-to-consumer distribution center (DC) in Chino, Calif. for Keurig, Incorporated, the Read More »