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President & CEO of TIA visits TQL’s new headquarters

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Intermodal

Ken Oaks, President and CEO of TQL and Kerry Byrne, Executive Vice President of the company hosted Voltmann on a tour of the company's new facility, followed by discussions about TQL's recent growth and successes. Read More »

New Nova Scotia terminal targets Asia trade

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Based on forecasts that the East Coast will experience a sharp increase in container cargo from Asia and the Indian subcontinent via the Suez Canal, a Nova Scotia group with American partners has announced a $300 million project to build a major container Read More »

Environmentalists push for Great Lakes ocean shipping ban

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

A political dispute may lead to a moratorium of ocean-going ships on the Great Lakes, at least if an environmental group has its way. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition called in late May for just such a moratorium until Congress passes legislat Read More »

Companies look outside developing countries

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Companies from developing countries are raising vast sums of capital on global markets on an unprecedented scale, which has also increased their exposure to interest rate and currency risks, the World Bank said. Read More »

EU presses China on trade gap, rights

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union urged China to open its markets to help redress a "huge" trade surplus with the bloc and called on it to ratify a key rights covenant. Read More »

US trade gap can adjust without harming global economy

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

The large US trade and current account deficits have often been cited as one trouble spot that could derail the global economic expansion, with any disorderly correction weakening the dollar, boosting US interest rates and depressing growth here and abroa Read More »

Slower global growth means new risks

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Slower global economic growth has increased risks for developing countries, especially if the record levels of private capital that has flowed into these markets is reversed, the World Bank said on Tuesday. Read More »

Alitalia cargo initiates flights to Miami

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Alitalia Cargo, in cooperation with Centurion Air Cargo, initiated a weekly flight from Milan's Malpensa airport to Miami International airport with connecting service to Latin America. This new service will be operated with MD-11SF aircraft, providing a Read More »

Kerala flights signal growth in India

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Geert Boven, Etihad's executive vice president sales and services, said that Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad were all 'in the airline's sights' as the carrier launched flights on May 30 to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and June 2 to Kochi (Cochin). Read More »

Hamburg S’d christens Bahia Grande in Korea

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

On May 28, 2007 the container vessel Bahia Grande was christened at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) yard in Okpo, Korea. The Bahia Grande is the fourth of a total of six identical 3,752 teu containerships commissioned from DS Read More »

CMA CGM finalizes Comanav acquisition

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has officially acquired Moroccan maritime shipping company Comanav following publication of the privatization order signed by Prime Minister Driss Jettou. Read More »

MSC weekly direct call at Dunkirk

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

This line will offer, among other things, direct or transshipped access to the ports of the West Coast Africa (WCA), in conjunction with MSC's world network of lines. Read More »

MOL to upgrade India/Pakistan/UAE - Africa service

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced an upgrade of its service network linking India, Pakistan, the UAE, and Africa, starting in July. The service will be offered in partnership with Singapore-based Pacific International Line (PIL) and Mauritius-based Laur Read More »

Premium Article  NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY 2007 - Empire State airports anticipate cargo growth

Karen Thuermer | May 27, 2007 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s (PANY&NJ) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) have long ranked among America’s top 10 leading gateways for cargo arriving and departing the US Northeast. Read More »

Premium Article  NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY 2007 - NY/NJ infrastructure changes proceed apace

Peter Buxbaum | May 27, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Changes are coming to some of the terminal operations and logistics facilities at the port of New York and New Jersey. Some of these involve changes in ownership, but are nonetheless momentous. Read More »

Premium Article  NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY 2007 - NY/NJ experiences record cargo growth

Peter Buxbaum | May 27, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

International cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit record levels in 2006. The expectation of continued robust growth have prompted the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to plan $2 billion in investments over the next 10 years. Read More »

Pasha wins two top PMA safety awards

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the recent Pacific Maritime Association's (PMA) Southern California 58th Annual Safety Awards Banquet that recognized safety in the workplace for 2006, Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals operations in National City won two first place awards. Read More »

PMA and ILWU set course for early labor talks

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have agreed to pursue an early start to labor contact negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement prior to the expiration of their current six-year l Read More »

Philadelphia port coalition praises PA governor

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maritime Stakeholders Group hailed Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's announcement that the Food Distribution Center would not be built on Navy Yard property as "the first step in developing the world-class international Port of Philadelphia." Read More »

Mercedes-Benz USA moves port traffic to Brunswick

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue congratulated Mercedes-Benz USA for choosing Brunswick as the site of its new vehicle preparation center (VPC) for vehicles being imported into the United States. Read More »

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