Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project approved

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously approved an exhaustive environmental study of the Middle Harbor Redevelopment project, green-lighting a $750 million renovation to transform two aging Port of Long Beach shipping terminals into one Read More »

CN pact with City of Gary, IN, marks milestone in EJ&E transaction mitigation

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Gary, IN, addressing the municipality's concerns with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan. Read More »

BNSF crews begin $15 million track maintenance project in Illinois

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company has begun undercutting (the removal, repairing and replacement of ballast) and repairing roadbed beneath a 29-mile stretch of track between Galesburg and Wilbern, IL. A second BNSF crew will replace more than 70,000 railroad ties alon Read More »

AirBridgeCargo Airlines wins prestigious ‘Wings of Russia’ award

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

The airline won the accolade based on its growth and development in 2008 and the balanced strategy applied to its development by Volga-Dnepr Group. Read More »

Hactl releases tonnage throughput for the first quarter of 2009

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced today its tonnage throughput for March and the first quarter of 2009. A total of 186,636 tons were handled in March, showing a decline of 21.1% year-on-year. Cumulative tonnage for the first quarte Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo gains Cargo 2000 certification

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has been awarded the quality certification by the industry body, 'Cargo 2000,' and is the first carrier in the Middle East region to make this achievement. Read More »

CMA CGM Group ready for 2009-2010

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a year shaped by a sudden slowdown in the world economy that affected the shipping industry during the second half, the CMA CGM Group maintained its growth trajectory in 2008. Expansion was driven by the strategic decisions to: Read More »

TSA members adopt program of recommended minimum rates for 2009-10 contracts

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Trans-Pacific container lines are recommending an unprecedented schedule of minimum base freight rates from Asia to US for their upcoming service contracts, in an effort to stabilize revenues and services. Member lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Ag Read More »

MPA to issue RFQ for operation of Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from private parties interested in leasing and operating the Port of Baltimore‚Äôs Seagirt Marine Terminal. The MPA is seeking a private partner that is willing and able to com Read More »

PHA successfully implements TWIC

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority successfully implemented the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) this week, in compliance with the deadline for the US Houston-Galveston sector. In fact, two PHA facilities, Care and Barbours Cut te Read More »

Judge refuses to block Clean Trucks

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US District Court Judge Richard J. Leon issued a decision Wednesday, April 15 denying the Federal Maritime Commission request for a preliminary injunction to block elements of the Port of Long Beach's landmark Clean Trucks Program, including the collectio Read More »

More than $30 million in federal grants for Washington State port security

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state ports would receive $30,335,542 for port security efforts across the state this year. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to state ports, will go toward infrastructure security i Read More »

NCIT report: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act should include transportation

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Intermodal

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation at the University of Denver (NCIT) has concluded a Transportation Policy Paper following the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The NCIT policy paper outlines critical transportation el Read More »

BNSF crew begins replacing 90,000 ties in Minnesota & Wisconsin

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) dispatched a maintenance crew of 43 people to begin replacing railroad ties between East Winona, Wis., and St. Croix Tower, Minn. The crew is expected to replace more than 1,300 ties a day through July. This maintenance project Read More »

ECT and Kombiverkehr launch Betuwe Express to Duisburg

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

ECT and Kombiverkehr jointly gave the signal for the launch of the 'Betuwe-Express'. The train will operate a daily service between the ECT terminals in Rotterdam Maasvlakte and the DeCeTe hinterland terminal in Duisburg. The connection allows dire Read More »

Infrastructure optimism: reality, long-term outlook

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

As economies continue to falter, infrastructure is being touted as a means to stimulate growth around the globe. To bolster its economy and preserve jobs, China has embarked upon a $580 billion infrastructure building program, with others (including Argen Read More »

New President named by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) announced that Linda M. Conlin has been named President of the organization. Ms. Conlin has extensive experience in international trade, public policy and business development and has most recently se Read More »

Turkish Airlines returns to cargo handling of Fraport Cargo Services

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Turkish Airlines decided to assign Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) with the provision of cargo handling services at Frankfurt again. Read More »

AA Cargo offers increased weight limit for US-Europe PPS

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has announced it has expanded its Priority Parcel Service SM (PPS) Heavyweight product for shipments between the United States and Europe. Read More »

Emirates expands service in Africa

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Dubai - Luanda service, which begins August 2nd, will operate three times a week - on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Operating the Airbus A330-200, the new Emirates service will help support the nation's oil-led boom, the emerging tourism market and t Read More »