Premium Article  NORTHWEST PORTS 2008 - Pace at Pacific Northwest Ports slows in 2007; but exports grow

George Lauriat | March 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With imports down, box totals at Pacific Northwest Ports were flat in 2007 and there are worries what this Peak Season will bring. Yet the Pacific Northwest ports are building for the future and flat results might represent a chance for projects to play c Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHWEST PORTS 2008 - Grays Harbor on a roll

Leo Quigley | March 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Grays Harbor, Washington, came off a record-breaking year last year and according to Leonard Barnes, Deputy Executive Director, is headed into an even better year this year. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE 2008 - Free-trade pacts bode to add to Latin American commerce

Paul Scott Abbott | March 30, 2008 | International Trade

Although the prospects of a once-envisioned Free Trade Area of the Americas coming to fruition are slim at best, a series of less-comprehensive trade promotion agreements is clearly boding to bring about further increases in commerce between the United St Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE 2008 - When will Puerto Rico’s economy rebound?

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | International Trade

Since the second half of 2006, the Puerto Rican economy has slowed. The GDP growth has been between 0.7%-1% over the last year (although some economists believe the island has recorded negative growth) and the forecast for 2008 is only marginally better. Read More »

Port of Mobile receives new container cranes and stacker/reclaimers

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mobile Container Terminal LLC oversaw the arrival of the first two new container cranes for the new multi-carrier container terminal expected to open in September this year. The two Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes were manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai, Read More »

Port of NY/NJ sets cargo record in 2007; expansion announced

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and executives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced record cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2007, outperforming other major ports in the US. Read More »

U-Freight targets aviation and aerospace logistics

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

U-Freight, an international freight forwarder, is seeking to build its presence in the market for the provision of supply chain management services to manufacturers, operators and vendors involved in the global aviation and aerospace industry. Read More »

Local 3PL providers like near-sourcing trend

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

While outsourcing to other countries may reduce manufacturing costs, companies are starting to realize that overall supply chain costs may increase. A recent report by AMR Research reveals that while 90% of surveyed goods producers have outsourced product Read More »

E.L. Hollingsworth Signs with Transportation Costing Group

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Intermodal

Transportation Costing Group' (TCG'), specialists in activity-based profitability and cost analysis for the transportation industry, today announced that Flint, Michigan-based E. L. Hollingsworth & Co. has adopted its Truckload Cost Information SystemTM ( Read More »

Patriot Rail Corp. and The Andersons, Inc. form railcar facility alliance

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. and The Andersons, Inc. jointly announced that Patriot's wholly owned railroad subsidiary, the Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway (BAP) located in Anaconda, Montana, has entered into a railcar maintenance and repair agreement with The An Read More »

TIACA awards Hall of Fame honor to Kuehne & Smith

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Air Cargo

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is honoring the achievements of Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel Group and Delford M. Smith, founder and owner of Evergreen International Aviation by inducting both executives into Read More »

Cargo B Airlines chooses Latacunga for flower operations

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Air Cargo

Cargo B is flying full from Brussels to Sao Paulo, Brazil and Latacunga, Ecuador with two weekly flights; one of which also flies via Buenos Aires. Outbound cargo is a mix of industrial, automotive, telecom equipment and machinery, whilst the return loads Read More »

WWL to call at Port of Galveston

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) one of the world's largest providers of outbound logistics for manufacturers of finished vehicles, announced that vessels in its North America / Middle East trade route will transition from the Port of Houston to the P Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces Latin America and Mediterranean

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group announced the launch of a new loop on its SIRIUS service linking the East Coast of Latin America, East Mediterranean and North Africa. Read More »

Ship pilot charged in San Francisco Bay oil spill case

AJOT | March 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

John Joseph Cota, the pilot of the COSCO Busan, the 65,131-ton containership that collided with the San Francisco Bay Bridge resulting in the discharge of approximately 58,000 gallons of oil, was charged recently with violations of the Clean Water Act and Read More »

Five Gottwald floating cranes ordered for lower Mississippi River

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Gottwald Port Technology GmbH has disclosed details of a Floating Crane order placed in 2007 by an US-based customer for the delivery of two Generation 5 G HPK 6400 B Floating Cranes. The two Generation 5 cranes were ordered by Archer Daniels Midland Comp Read More »

Godwin named NCSPA director of federal government relations

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

“Laura brings to the Authority working knowledge and experience in Federal public policy and processes,” Ports Authority CEO Thomas J. Eagar said. “Her Congressional experience parallels the Authority’s mission to enhance economic development in North Car Read More »

McClash proposes Port Manatee Encouragement Zone

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Property owners near Port Manatee and state legislators are taking note of a unique and timely economic stimulus package crafted by Manatee County Port Authority Chairman Joe McClash. Read More »

Vancouver USA, national leader in purchase of green energy

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA doesn’t just talk the talk when it comes to the development of green energy in the Pacific Northwest. Now the port walks the walk. Read More »

GPA details Container Berth 2 upgrades

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Steve Green, the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Chairman of the Board, announced today at the GPA’s board meeting that its Container Berth 2 upgrade, installation of electrified refrigerated cargo racks, and transfer of GPA’s ship-to-shore cranes to elec Read More »