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Etihad announces new direct New York cargo service

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Air Cargo

Effective October 26, 2006, Etihad Airways' new direct service between Abu Dhabi and New York will provide a significant boost for its cargo division, Etihad Crystal Cargo. Read More »

Mobile welcomes Zim’s new Asia-Gulf Express (AGX) container service

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Alabama State Port Authority is putting out the welcome mat for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services' newest all water, direct Asia-Gulf Express (AGX) Service into the Port of Mobile, Alabama. The ZIM ADRIATIC departed from Shanghai, China on June 21 and is s Read More »

Ship owners may hike crew pay for East Med risk

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is negotiating a war risk bonus for ship crew sailing to east Mediterranean following heightened hostility between Lebanon and Israel, an official from ICS in London said. Read More »

Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Chang Yung-Fa awarded Commander of the British Empire

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

In recognition of his services to shipping and British economic interests, Dr. Chang Yung-Fa, Group Chairman of the Taiwan-headquartered transport conglomerate, the Evergreen Group, has been appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Q Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTIONS - China is key to future US hardwood exports

Peter Buxbaum | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

The current focus of American hardwood exporters can be boiled down to a single word: China. That country‚Äôs economic expansion, and particularly its housing and construction boom, has led to explosive demand in hardwoods for furniture production and domes Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTIONS - East Coast ports compete for forest products trade

Karen Thuermer | July 16, 2006 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Forest products is a major commodity for ports up and down the US East Coast. From August 2004 to July 2005, wood, paper and woodpulp commodities encompassed 32,702 short tons of exports from the United States and 24,136 short tons of imports into this co Read More »

BC talks about a ‘super port authority’

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new and larger port authority is being considered for British Columbia that would include the Vancouver Port Authority, the Fraser River Port Authority and the North Fraser Port Authority. Read More »

Shippers, carriers wrangle over rates, service

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shipper and rail industry representatives battled it out last month at a hearing before a Senate subcommittee considering issues of freight rail service and capacity. Shippers contended that industry consolidation has reduced competition and service and i Read More »

Largest container ship in Port Everglades’ history

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On June 30th Port Everglades celebrated a milestone with the arrival of the largest container ship in the seaport's history. The MSC Marina is 997 feet long, 73,819 gross registered tons and has capacity for 6,402 teus. By comparison, of the other types o Read More »

Maersk Line signs 20-year agreement with Georgia Ports Authority

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), recently announced the signing of a major new agreement between Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping line and the GPA. Read More »

Massport names Elvis Ganda as Deputy Port Director, Operations

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Elvis Ganda has been named Deputy Port Director of Operations, where he will oversee and manage the daily operations and maintenance of the Port of Boston's maritime facilities, including Conley C Read More »

FPS New Zealand open for business in Christchurch

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Famous Pacific Shipping has opened a new branch office in Christchurch, the group's first presence on New Zealand's South Island. Read More »

Natural to become part of PWC Logistics

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

PWC Logistics to strengthen European network by acquiring Basel-based Cronat Group, which trades under the forwarding and logistics brand 'Natural' Read More »

On the ball around the clock for 2006 FIFA World Cup

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker has been providing a great many services practically around the clock for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in recent weeks. At times there have been as many as 400 employees working at the twelve stadiums and at the media centers. Schenker's team had the Read More »

Penske lead logistics provider for Eaton Corp.‘s North American automotive and truck segments

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Intermodal

Penske Logistics announced that diversified industrial manufacturer, Eaton Corporation, selected the firm to serve as its lead logistics provider for the company's North American-based automotive and truck business segments. Read More »

TIA announces driver wellness program

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Intermodal

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is pleased to announce a new program to help members promote truck driver health and wellness, the Road Athlete System. TIA's members include a significant number of truckload carriers. Read More »

GAC XPRESS strengthens Middle East road transport

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Intermodal

The GAC Group (GAC) recently launched GAC XPRESS, a comprehensive land transport service for the Middle East region that aims to help companies reduce lead times, save costs and increase reliability. Read More »

Latin America growth seems set to last longer

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

Latin America's fastest growth in 25 years took shape in the past two years with more balance and breadth than past recoveries due to sound macroeconomic policies and market-based reforms, an IMF report said on Wednesday. Read More »

WTO meeting hopes to complete deal by end of year

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

Founded in 1995, the World Trade Organization creates the laws that govern international trade between its members and helps them settle trade disputes. The WTO's main goal is to promote free trade, which it says brings economic prosperity. Read More »

Critics say bold action needed on trade gap

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

The continued increase in the US trade deficit has some labor and business leaders worried about where the country's economy is headed and calling for strong action to narrow the gap. Read More »

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