FTR Associates slashes railcar forecast

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has sharply reduced its expectations for railcar orders in 2009, in response to the fast-deteriorating condition of the general economy. The transportation and equipment forecasting firm released an interim revised rail equipment forecast f Read More »

Domestic intermodal posts best results in four years

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Intermodal

Domestic intermodal had its best performance this quarter since the second quarter of 2004 according to a report released today by the Intermodal Association of North America. A strong 10.5% gain in domestic containers ' their strongest quarter of growth Read More »

Schneider makes list of Top Military-Friendly Employers 3rd year straight

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced it has been named to G.I. Jobs' list of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers for the third consecutive year. At number 13, Schneider is the highest ranked t Read More »

AA Cargo increases weight limit

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced that it has increased the per-piece weight limit on its Priority Parcel Service SM (PPS) product from 70 to 100 pounds for shipments within the US and to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read More »

2008 USS AOTOS Awards Presented to Capo, Garvey, General Schwartz

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2008 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards was presented to James A. Capo, Chairman & CEO of US Maritime Alliance, Ltd., and Michael D. Garvey, a Founding Partner and Past Chairman of Saltchuk Resources, Inc. on November 7. A S Read More »

Horizon Lines ReeferPlus(R)GPS security solution

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the ReeferPlus(R)GPS container tracking and shipment monitoring solution for refrigerated ocean containers moving between the continental US and Puerto Rico. This innovative solution is designed Read More »

Tilbury Container Services goes greener with Kalmar hybrid technology

AJOT | November 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

With fuel costs increasing and growing pressure to reduce exhaust emissions, many terminal operators are now evaluating Kalmar's new 'hybrid' straddle carrier. Tilbury Container Services (TCS), operators of the only dedicated, modern, direct access deepse Read More »

Shipping’s premier league debate the impact of the credit crunch

AJOT | November 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The impact of the current financial crisis topped the agenda at last week's inaugural Seoul International Maritime and Shipbuilding conference. Organised by the Korean Register of Shipping and attended by around 150 leading industry representatives from t Read More »

UASC receives final A7 ship

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) received its eighth and last A7 ship, at a ceremony held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea). Read More »

MSC includes Hamburg in its South American schedule

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

On 29 October 2008 the containership MSC Leigh put in to the Port of Hamburg, in consequence of the Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) having improved its regular services to the east coast of South America. Read More »

GM adds to Port of Hueneme’s export market

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

General Motors recently expanded its market by exporting vehicles to China through the Port of Hueneme, with its first shipment of Buicks and Cadillacs. Read More »

JAXPORT sets vehicle handling record

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Statistics compiled by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) show that JAXPORT tenants and customers handled a record 656,805 vehicles in fiscal year 2008, which ended Sept. 30, 2008. JAXPORT broke its own previous record of 615,030 vehicles handled i Read More »

South Carolina ports’ impact: $45 billion

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Seaport operations in Charleston and Georgetown facilitate 260,800 jobs across South Carolina and nearly $45 billion in economic activity annually, according to a new study released today by the S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA). Read More »

VeriTainer & Erudite to expand nuclear port security

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Erudite, Inc., a technology innovator in cargo security and counter-terrorism technology, and VeriTainer Corporation, the world leader in crane mounted maritime security solutions, announced today that they are teaming up to deploy Synchronous Vibrational Read More »

Zepol presents: What is trade data?

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

There is a great amount of information that exists for understanding markets and the economy, however it can be difficult to find the information that is actually needed. When researching internationally traded products and trade transactions, there is a Read More »

Zepol presents: How to use trade data

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In my previous article, 'What is Trade Data', I talked about what types of trade data exist and what types of information can be found using different datasets. There are two main types of trade data from the United States government: Read More »

Zepol presents: How to choose a trade data provider

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In my two previous articles, 'What is Trade Data' and 'How to Use Trade Data,' I discussed what types of trade data exists, what questions it can answer, and what the general uses are. Once you have made the decision to use trade data in your company, the Read More »

FedEx Ground begins construction on new Portland area distribution hub

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

As part of an ongoing national expansion plan, FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has chosen a 77-acre site in Troutdale to build a distribution hub that will be more than double the size of the existing operation in Portland, Oregon. A formal gro Read More »

Rethinking security & logistics can help reduce risk of theft

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Consumer electronics, food and clothing are the three most stolen cargoes, and thefts of these and other items occur most often during the weekend, according to statistics compiled by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Chubb's statistical study a Read More »

Cargo B Airlines leases NCA 747-400 Freighter

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

After successfully completing its first year of operations, Brussels based Cargo B Airlines announces an agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines. Cargo B will dry lease a new B747-400 freighter to be delivered towards the end of 2008. The aircraft will be e Read More »