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Retail container traffic ends four-month slump

AJOT | January 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports ended a four-month slump in December, rising above the previous year's level for the first time since mid-summer, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Feder Read More »

MAERSK Line Reorganises to drive new strategy

AJOT | January 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, the container shipping division of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, announces the details of its new strategy to drive the turnaround of the business and return to sustainable profitability. A long-term strategy comprising four core elements w Read More »

Atlanta wins bid to help TIACA celebrate 50 years

AJOT | January 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

Atlanta has won the bid to host The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) International Air Cargo Forum & Exhibition in 2012 and to help thousands of top executives from all sectors of the air cargo supply chain around the world to celebrate 50 year Read More »

Premium Article  IKEA’s DC in Savannah a sign of things to come

Karen Thuermer | January 06, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Atlanta’s “Designing Women” and other consumers in the US South with an eye for functional, well designed household products take note. IKEA has opened a distribution center in Savannah, Georgia that will funnel goods to its stores throughout the US Southeast. Read More »

Premium Article  Asian companies add to Georgia’s trade mix

Karen Thuermer | January 06, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

With $1.1 billion in exports to China last in 2006, this soaring dragon has become Georgia’s third largest export destination, up from sixth in 2005. Trade to and from China flowing to Georgia through Atlanta, Brunswick and Savannah totaled $12.1 billion Read More »

Premium Article  Georgia Ports well poised for growth in 2008

Karen Thuermer | January 06, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With more all water service coming to North America’s East Coast, ports up and down the Eastern seaboard are expanding facilities to attract and accommodate larger ships. Today Georgia’s Port of Savannah boasts the largest single container facility in all Read More »

Premium Article  UASC nearly doubles box totals with boost from SINA service call to Savannah

George Lauriat | January 06, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Dr. Anil Vitrarana, President of New Jersey-based United Arab Shipping Company Agencies, has a fondness for the Georgia Ports Authority’s, Port of Savannah. After all, UASC (United Arab Shipping Company) has been calling at the port for a quarter of a cen Read More »

EPA proposes more stringent emission standards for marine diesel engines on oceangoing vessels

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), proposing to establish new limits on emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and particulate matter (PM) from Category 3 marine comp Read More »

GPA approves intergovernmental agreement for Jasper Ocean Terminal

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement for Development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal in which both Georgia and South Carolina will work cooperatively to develop a new port on the Savannah Ri Read More »

Wilmington, DE welcomes first Chilean fruit ship for 2007-2008 season

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Wilmington, Delaware welcomed this year's first shipment of Chilean winter fruit onboard Pacific Seaways' (PSW) specialized reefer vessel, m/v Discovery Bay, on Wednesday, December 19. Wilmington is the nation's leading marine terminal for imp Read More »

Containerized cargo at Port Everglades tops 6mln tons for first time

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Containerized cargo at Broward County's Port Everglades grew for the sixth consecutive year, surpassing six-million tons for the first time ever, according to the South Florida seaport's newly released waterborne commerce statistics for Fiscal Year 2007, Read More »

SC Board elects Posek Chairman, approves upland site work for new terminal

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) elected David J. Posek of Greenville to serve a two-year term as chairman and approved upland site work for a new terminal in the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port Manatee enters containerization era

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port Manatee entered the containerization era Dec. 19th when its brand new $3.9 million Gottwald mobile harbor container crane made its first pick from a Fresh Del Monte Produce ship. Read More »

After 30 years on Port of Tacoma Commission Fabulich retires

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

After more than three decades on the Port of Tacoma Commission, Chairman of the Board Jack Fabulich struck the gavel for the final time to close a Commission meeting. Read More »

Unipac Shipping selects Kewill Customs Brokerage

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Kewill, a provider of global solutions for the dynamic supply network, announced today that Unipac Shipping, has selected Kewill's US Customs Brokerage solution and services. Read More »

Schneider expands business offerings in China

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., a part of the Schneider National enterprise, announced the company has purchased the key operating assets of BaoYun Logistics in the People's Republic of China. The investment allows Schneider to further expand its Read More »

GAC earns top title at Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2007

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC Logistics has won the prestigious 'Transport-Logistics-Freight' award at the twentieth edition of the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent (MEIS) Awards that took place in Dubai on 5 November 2007. Read More »

CN and IBEW, System Council 11, announce labour contract ratification

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

CN and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), System Council 11, announced today the ratification of a new five-year collective labour agreement by IBEW members at CN's Canadian operations. Read More »

USF Holland driver reaches 3 million safe miles

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

USF Holland linehaul driver, Henry Pierce has achieved the elite status of driving three million miles without a preventable accident. Read More »

Intercontainer announces 2008 appointments

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

Basel-based rail-road unaccompanied transport operator, Intercontainer, has announced the following staff promotions with effect from January 1, 2008: Read More »

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