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North Carolina International Port reaches major milestone

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The property for the new North Carolina International Port (NCIP) on the West bank of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County now The North Carolina State Ports Authority seeks a firm, or team of firms, to manage the development process of the proposed No Read More »

Retail ports operating smoothly as volume returns

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The nation's major retail container ports are operating smoothly this month as volume levels build back up after the winter slow season, according to the April Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Global Insight. Read More »

Saint John sees first quarter increases

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

'On the heels of the Seatrade Cruise Conference and Trade Show held recently in Miami, we are pleased to confirm five additional cruise calls to the port for this year' says Captain Soppitt, President & CEO. 'The Carnival Victory will call September 13, 2 Read More »

Port of Long Beach sees ‘modest’ Feb. traffic increase

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

China's New Year's celebration curtailed shipments through the Port of Long Beach in February, as the total number of cargo containers climbed a modest 3.5% to the equivalent of 515,464 twenty-foot container units. Read More »

BNSF opens China office

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company announced that it will become the first US railroad to open an office in China when its representative Shanghai office opens in the second quarter 2006. Read More »

State Trucking Assn. recognizes Con-Way safety records and practices

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Intermodal

At its annual safety awards banquet for the year 2005, the South Carolina Trucking Association awarded Con-Way Southern Express (CSE) first place in the General Commodities Local 2 million to 5 Million Miles Driven category. The company also was named ov Read More »

DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express delivers to Hawaii despite crippling floods

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Intermodal

For much of the year, Hawaii indeed is an island paradise with plenty of warm, sunny days, drawing millions of visitors each year. The islands recently weathered heavy rains with severe flooding which washed out roads, and drowned homes under rising water Read More »

Consumers urge Bush: Illegal duties on Canadian Softwood lumber should end

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | International Trade

US consumer groups have called on the Bush Administration not to appeal a decision by the US Court of International Trade saying that the US had violated its own law by applying the "Byrd Amendment" to countervailing and antidumping duties imposed on Cana Read More »

Etihad’s new services off to a flying start

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is reporting a record month for March 2006. Read More »

New Dnata Freezone Logistics Centre set to transform Dubai cargo handling

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

Dnata Cargo, operator of Dubai's air cargo terminals, is on track to complete the final expansion of its Freezone Logistics Centre (FLC) at Dubai International Airport. The new unit will more than triple annual throughput capacity of the FLC complex to a Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo makes Top 10 in Germany

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

240 German based air cargo agents voted for Etihad Crystal Cargo in an air cargo - performance study, conducted by the Bielefelder Marktforschungsinstitut TNS Emind, on behalf of Logistik Inside magazine. Read More »

General Dynamics NASSCO and Daewoo to build Jones Act Ships

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Liner Shipping

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, and Daewoo Ship Engineering Company (DSEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) based in Busan, Korea, announced a formal teaming agreement Read More »

MOL opens Middle East Office

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Liner Shipping

MOL announced the opening of the MOL Middle East Headquarters in Dubai. The company has been involved in an increasing number of projects in the Middle East, many of them focusing on the region's abundant natural resources such as oil and gas. Imports and Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS - ProvPort bulks up

George Lauriat | April 09, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Providence’s terminal operator, ProvPort, specializes in a diverse mixture of bulk and breakbulk cargoes. As with most East Coast bulk/breakbulk operators, 2006 looks good for the terminal operator. Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS - Vermont “Green” with export opportunities

Karen Thuermer | April 09, 2006 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

With a population of 800,000 and an area of 9,609 square miles, Vermont does not rank high on the list as a manufacturing and economic powerhouse. But for New England this land of maple syrup, cheddar cheese, and Green Mountains offers surprising opportun Read More »

Port of Indiana welcomes first ship of the season

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed the first ship of the 2006 international shipping season recently with the arrival of the Ziemia Cieszynska. Captained by Jan Jarosz from Poland, the vessel arrived at approximately 2:00 on March 31 carrying 8,900 Read More »

Evergreen announces enhanced China and Hong Kong e-commerce capability

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Evergreen has announced enhanced e-commerce capability for the China and Hong Kong markets that includes two integrated and regional information websites in simplified Chinese and in English. These practical and user-friendly e-commerce services are avail Read More »

TSA lines begin monthly fuel surcharge adjustments

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container shipping lines in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have made the first monthly adjustments to bunker and inland fuel surcharges, effective May 1, 2006, based on average prices over a four-week period during March. Earlier this yea Read More »

Vancouver introduces new container truck standards

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

Beginning March 27, the Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) introduced new and stronger requirements to its mandatory Truck Licensing System (TLS). These will include more rigorous safety, security and environmental standards that will apply to all container t Read More »

New Norfolk Southern unit promotes DE and MD rail service

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Railway Company has established a marketing and operating unit in Delaware and Maryland to improve customer service, increase operating efficiency and develop new business. The Delmarva Business Unit began operations on April 1, with head Read More »

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