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Australia beef feels heat from US return to Korea

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | International Trade

Australian exporters are preparing to defend their market share in the South Korean beef market, North Asia's second-biggest market after Japan, after Seoul said it planned to resume imports of US beef. Read More »

Emirates increases its services between New York and Dubai

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Air Cargo

Emirates will introduce a new service between New York and Dubai via Hamburg on October 29 this year. This service increases Emirates' flights to Dubai to three times a day, as well as increasing capacity on its recently launched Hamburg to Dubai service. Read More »

Focus on India’s infrastructure at Hannover show

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Air Cargo

Though India's economic reforms coupled with the rule of law and adequate IPR safeguards were praised at the Hannover Industrial Fair, held from April 24 to 28, German corporate executives urged India to build a viable infrastructure and improve the distr Read More »

US-Asia container lines adjust beef, pork and poultry rates

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Member shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have adopted a voluntary rate program for shipments of US meat and poultry to Asia, as the bulk of service contracts in that market segment come up for renewal. Read More »

H’egh Autoliners celebrates arrival of m/v H’egh Detroit

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The vessel is sixth in a series of nine newbuildings constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. under contract to H'egh Autoliners. Of the remaining vessels in the series, two will be delivered in 2007 and one in 2008. Read More »

Horizon Lines is Wal-Mart 2005 Carrier of the Year

AJOT | May 14, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, LLC was recognized by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as the 2005 recipient of the company's annual 'Carrier of the Year Award' for the Jones Act trades. Horizon Lines provides Wal-Mart ocean transportation and logistics services between the continen Read More »

Premium Article  OCEAN CARRIER REVIEW 2006 - Grand Alliance takes big changes in stride:

Peter Buxbaum | May 07, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Some big changes have come to the Grand Alliance in the last year, as one carrier departed and additional capacity was added. The alliance and its membership have responded by reallocating assets, reconfiguring services, and entering a new cooperative agr Read More »

Premium Article  OCEAN CARRIER REVIEW 2006 - Container lines must grapple with energy costs, congestion

Paul Scott Abbott | May 07, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Fuel costs and port congestion head the list of challenges facing global container carriers, which are looking to solutions ranging from installation of shipboard windmills to establishment of reserved berthing windows. Read More »

Premium Article  OCEAN CARRIER REVIEW 2006 - Larger steamship vessels warrant opportunity

Karen Thuermer | May 07, 2006 | Liner Shipping

When news broke in 2002 that an order had been placed for a ship capable of hauling 8,500 teus -- the first post-Panamax-size ship ever, the reverberation could be felt at every major seaport around the world and within the executive offices of the steams Read More »

Ship diversion brings 4,700 cars through Portland, OR

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

When the gigantic car carrying ship Morning Courier prepared to cross the Columbia River Bar and pull into Terminal 6's Berth 607 on March 26 instead of its scheduled East Coast port of call, it began a series of events that put hundreds of local waterfro Read More »

Towsley stepping down as Miami port director

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Charles A. 'Chuck' Towsley is stepping down as port director at the Port of Miami-Dade County. Read More »

Corps completes 50-foot inbound shipping channel project

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has completed a $37 million project to deepen the inbound lane of the shipping channel to the Hampton Roads harbor to 50 feet. Read More »

Schneider streamlines entry into Canada

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc., an international lead logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise today announced AccessCanada(TM), a new service offering that helps US exporters to Canada reduce cost and take risk out of the supply chain. Read More »

TIA Watchdog Account requests spike

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

After the TIA Convention, there was an immediate influx of interest in the Watchdog site. Since this time alone, there have been 80 requests from TIA members for new Master accounts, and this number is growing on a daily basis. Clearly, members were impre Read More »

VWR International chooses CII as its transport agent

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

One of the largest medical supply companies in the US, VWR International, has chosen Consolidators International, (CII) as transportation agent for domestic and international distribution of its products as well as for inventory control at CII's capacious Read More »

KCS and NS close on Meridian Speedway joint venture

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern(KCS) and Norfolk Southern (NS) announced that they have closed on the joint venture to increase capacity and improve service on KCS’s Meridian Speedway between Meridian, MS and Shreveport, LA. Read More »

Old Dominion expanding CA operations; Opens Service Center in San Jose, California

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Intermodal

Bob Foote, Vice President of the Western Region for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced the opening of a service center in San Jose, California. The 45-door facility is situated on a 3 1/2 acre site located at 390 Commercial Street. Manager of Sale Read More »

CN now offering new Customs Clearance Services

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | Intermodal

In its continuing drive to make supply chain management simpler and more efficient, CN today launched Customs Clearance Services for shipments entering Canada from the United States or overseas. Read More »

Congress urged to accelerate transportation reforms

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | International Trade

Congress should enact transportation legislation that would comprise user-supported surface networks and focus on integrating all modes into one system, according to Joseph Giglio, vice-chairman of the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank. Read More »

India’s first cargo of Imported wheat hit by quality issue

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | International Trade

A quality issue relating to India's first consignment of imported wheat in over six years may have arisen because of different testing methods deployed in various countries, a senior official at State Trade Corp. of India said. Read More »

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