White House: Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Intermodal | Rail

President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, the White House confirmed. Read More »

Intermodal Incentive Program announced to encourage container activity at the Port of Philadelphia

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority announces availability of State-Sponsored Intermodal Incentive Program to encourage container activity at the Port Of Philadelphia. Port also reports big gains in initial 2015 cargo activity. Read More »

Premium Article  Will autos put the brakes on the Trans Pacific Partnership

Matt Miller | February 24, 2015 | International Trade

The ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is edging towards a vote in the US Congress in 2015 or early 2016. But tariffs on the export of motor vehicles could put the brakes on the TPP. Read More »

PLS Logistics Services continues to grow, opening office in Philadelphia

PR Newswire | February 24, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PLS Logistics Services ("PLS"), a leading provider of third party logistics solutions and freight brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new branch office in Philadelphia. This is PLS' eighth office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS' expanding regional client base.

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Kimrad Transport rolls out SmartDrive across newly acquired fleet

PR Newswire | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that Kimrad Transport, LP, a family-based regional cargo transporter of liquid asphalt, petroleum crude oil, and other liquid petrochemicals to various industries, doubled its implementation of SmartDrive's video-based safety program by adding the program to its recently acquired fleet equipment operating as Bulk Crude Transport, LLC. Kimrad chose to roll out the SmartDrive technology fleet-wide following notable improvements in collision frequency rate and safety score.

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With labor dispute resolved, L.A., Long Beach Mayors pledge new levels of cooperation

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Ports plan to work together on environmental, security, legislative, supply chain logistics and marketing initiatives Read More »

CN negotiates tentative labour agreement with Unifor; CN withdraws lockout notice

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that it has negotiated a tentative labour agreement with the Unifor union. As a result, CN has withdrawn its lockout notice to Unifor, which would have come effective at 2300 hours local time tonight in the absence of a settlement. Read More »

Xiaomi appoints CEVA to manage its e-commerce distribution center in Malaysia

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Singapore, 24 February, 2015 - CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, announced today that it has won a new contract with Xiaomi, the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer, to operate their warehouse and distribution in Malaysia. Read More »

Material Handling Answers from India Make Strong Case at ProMat in Chicago

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Material Handling ProMat 2015 attendees facing a changing supply chain modality with high SKU proliferation are eager to hear what Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz bring to their US operations after very rapid growth in India. Read More »

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association concludes its largest AGM to date

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Landside Service

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) held its largest ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Amsterdam earlier this month, with more than 100 industry executives holding discussions on key developments in the sector, and keynote speeches on trends and challenges in port and terminal operations. Read More »

IAG Cargo grows network through strategic partnership with Finnair Cargo

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Air Cargo

Finnish flag carrier the sixth cargo operator to join IAG CArgo’s Innovative Partner Plus Programme Read More »

Paragon Helps Raleigh Reduce Lead Times and Improve Cash Flow

PR Newswire | February 24, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Nottingham based bicycle company, Raleigh, is enjoying the benefits of having implemented Paragon’s Multi Depot routing and scheduling solution for the company’s distribution operations. Read More »

German minister warns of European decline if US trade deal fails

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

Germany's economy minister said failure to agree a free trade deal with the United States could lead to a loss of influence for Europe, stepping up efforts to convince a sceptical public to back the accord. Read More »

US urges update to fast-track trade authority

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

The United States' top trade official urged lawmakers to update legislation streamlining the passage of trade deals through Congress to reflect the new global economy. Read More »

Obama begins sales pitch on trade to wary US public

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama began a broad sales pitch to the U.S. public about the merits of free trade deals, an area in which he faces stiff resistance from many in his own Democratic party. Read More »

West Coast port dispute costing Honda 25,000 vehicles

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Honda Motor Co praised an agreement to end a labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports but said shipping delays will cost the company about 25,000 vehicles this month. Read More »

West Coast ports to begin tackling backlog after labor deal

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. Read More »

Tentative deal reached for US West Coast ports; relief for trans-Pacific trade

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes consolidation of Crowley’s Jacksonville operations

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT’s Board of Directors unanimously approved an expanded, long-term lease with Crowley Liner Services Inc., a subsidiary of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, a privately held family and employee-owned company headquartered in Jacksonville and operating here since 1975. Read More »

Kenya to start work on new northern seaport

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya will start construction work next month on a long-delayed new port to be built on its northern coast, next to the historic trading town of Lamu, the presidency announced. Read More »