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BNSF selects development partner for new Kansas Logistics Park

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that it has reached an agreement with The Allen Group to develop a new Logistics Park near Gardner, Kansas. The Allen Group is one of the leading industrial development companies in the nation and will help BNSF devel Read More »

CSX expects ‘07 price rises up to 6%

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Intermodal

CSX Corp. expects prices for its freight services to rise by up to six percent in 2007 with further increases to follow in 2008, the company's top executive said. Read More »

FedEx Express Pres. & CEO addresses Intermodal Transportation Institute grads

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver announced that its 2006 class is the largest to date with nineteen transportation management professionals enrolled in the six-quarter ITI Executive Master's Program. This class con Read More »

Sunkist says Commerce Dept. initiates antidumping investigations on ...

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | International Trade

Sunkist Growers announced that the US International Trade Commission and the U.S. Commerce Department have initiated antidumping duty investigations on imports of lemon juice from Argentina and Mexico. The petition, filed by Sunkist Growers, alleges that Read More »

US says EADS stake sale should be on open market

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | International Trade

A senior US trade official said Germany should be careful about intervening to help aerospace firm EADS and should allow any stakes in Airbus's troubled parent company to be sold on the open market. Read More »

US, Japanese automakers argue for end of US steel tariff

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | International Trade

US automakers joined their Japanese competitors recently to argue before the US International Trade Commission for an end to 13-year-old steel tariffs. Read More »

BAX Global and Qantas Freight celebrate 10 years of Direct Downunder Service

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

BAX Global celebrated the ten-year anniversary of its Direct Downunder Service with Qantas Freight, the freight division of Australia's Qantas Group on Oct. 7. BAX and Qantas Freight marked the anniversary with a ceremony and reception at the BAX Global Read More »

DHL forms strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

DHL is forming a strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The partnership will significantly improve service to DHL Express customers shipping goods between the US and Asia by se Read More »

Athens handles latest sea air shipment

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

Sea Air traffic at Athens, launched earlier this year, is progressing well with a steady increase in new traffic. The latest shipment, the movement of garments from Jordan to New York, illustrates clearly that this method can be both cost effective and ra Read More »

Move on Hanjin suggests big rationalization in container shipping

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Israeli shipping investor Sammy Ofer has bought a 12% stake in Hanjin, the Korean shipping line. Ofer bought the stake of Norwegian shipping magnate John Frederikson on Oct. 19, for over $100m, equivalent to 8% of Hanjin's equity. Ofer owns the Israel Read More »

NCBFAA calls steamship line immunity ‘an anachronism’

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

In testimony before the Antitrust Modernization Commission on Oct. 19, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) Transportation Counsel Edward D. Greenberg said that steamship line immunity under the Shipping Act is an Read More »

Grand Alliance restructures Asia/North Europe EU2 Service

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance member lines, Hapag-Lloyd (HL), MISC Berhad. (MISC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have announced the restructuring of the Asia/North Europe EU2 service from early 2007. Read More »

APL enhances China-Australia Coverage

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

APL is set to enhance its coverage of the fast-growing trade between China and Australia with the launch of a new weekly service in partnership with ocean carriers Cosco and PIL. Read More »

Gale Searing named Director - FANZL Sales/Customer Service

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

FANZL Fesco Australia New Zealand Liner Services announced that Gale Searing has been named as Director of Sales/Customer Service. Searing assumes the new position in addition to his ongoing work as Manager of West Coast Services for Hamburg S'd Region No Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES 2006 - Delaware River Ports offer perishables advantages

Karen Thuermer | October 15, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

The Delaware River might be best known for George Washington’s crossing one frigid December day in 1776, but today the river is booming with perishables imported from South and Central America to the Port of Philadelphia, the Port of South Jersey, and Del Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES 2006 - Sea Star eyes prospects in Puerto Rican produce market

Paul Scott Abbott | October 15, 2006 | Liner Shipping

As Puerto Rico goes through an economic downturn, the mix of produce being shipped to the island commonwealth is changing, but today’s shifts are relatively minor compared with the sea change of a half-century ago, according to the man who oversees Puerto Read More »

Port of Long Beach reports record-breaking Aug. imports

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Boosted by a robust initial wave of holiday season shipments, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported record-breaking imports that drove total container cargo volume up nearly 10% in August, the start of the peak season. Read More »

Retail container ports continue to hit new records

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports hit new records over the summer and is expected to continue to do so as the annual shipping cycle reaches its peak this month, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retai Read More »

VPA’s Marine Terminals approves Savi RFID technology

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) announced that Savi Networks will install Radio Frequency Identification-based (RFID) technology this fall at the VPA's terminals to further enhance the security and efficiency of cargo container shipments. Read More »

Chicago intermodal project offers great potential but little funding

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Intermodal

An important intermodal project- a ten-year effort to modernize Chicago's freight railroad system- kicked off last month. With only one-fifth of its total funding in place, however, the project is challenged to achieve its desired results. Read More »

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