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Premium Article  ACTA — ACTing on a potential emergency

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Intermodal

In the mid-1980s, a plan was formed to improve cargo rail service between the transcontinental rail yards east of Los Angeles and the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Read More »

Premium Article  Long Beach cargo fee for transportation projects postponed

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to push back for at least six months the collection of a cargo-container fee intended to collect funds for road, rail and bridge improvements in the harbor area. Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver generates $10.5 billion in GDP

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Trade through Port Metro Vancouver generates 132,700 total jobs across Canada, according to a new study prepared for the Port by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., a leading transportation consulting firm. As the first study to assess the economic impact of the Read More »

Kalmar celebrates opening of the Port of Vuosaari

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has delivered four new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and nine other new container-handling machines to the Port of Vuosaari in Helsinki, Finland. This new equipment is being joined by other Kalmar machines that are being moved Read More »

TWIC implemented in Port of Charleston

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thousands of workers in the Port of Charleston now must show a new mandatory federal identification card at the terminal gates, and so far the implementation process is going smoothly. Read More »

Global Shipping & Logistics drives Middle East growth with Manhattan Associates

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Manhattan Associates, the global supply chain optimization company, announced that Global Shipping & Logistics (GSL), one of the Middle East's leading logistics service providers, has made key improvements in the service it provides to customers following Read More »

Airfreight in Scandinavia goes paper free

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

As founding members of IATA e-freight program, SAS Cargo has operated e-freight trade lane between Gothenburg and Hong Kong for more than a year. The trade lane Hong Kong ' Gothenburg and Stockholm went operational during September 2008. Now the Scandinav Read More »

The Allen Group build-to-suit container yard at DLH

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Intermodal

The Allen Group, developers of the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH), a 6,000-acre multi-modal logistics park in Southern Dallas County, announced today an execution of a lease with Bridge Terminal Transport (BTT), one of the largest marine container haulers cov Read More »

YRC Worldwide seeks to modify Teamsters contract

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that its Yellow Transportation, Roadway, Holland and New Penn business units have reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to modify the current labor agreement for employees covered by the Read More »

Traxon Europe supports Lufthansa Cargo

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo customers can now book their airfreight shipments through all major booking portals. And now the cargo airline has recently been connected via Traxon Europe to the Internet portal Cargo Portal Services (CPS). Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo awards GSA contract to Globe Air Cargo

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Globe Air Cargo, part of the European Cargo Services group, as its general sales agent in Hungary. Read More »

Despite challenging year for airfreight pockets of growth will be found in ‘09

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

Airfreight will face an extremely challenging year in 2009, but pockets of growth will be found, particularly in US-Asian trade. Read More »

More African expansion as GAC opens in Mozambique

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The global shipping, logistics and marine services provider's focus will be on supporting the country's rapidly growing oil and gas, mining and energy supply industries. Oil drilling offshore Mozambique is due to start in three blocks next year, as is con Read More »

CMA CGM (America) LLC appoints Pearman Equipment Director

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that David Pearman has been appointed as Equipment Director for North America. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's equipment, including, empty container stock management for exports, empty ev Read More »

Containerized waste: so much can go wrong

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Containers carrying waste shipments can suffer structural damage due to improper stowage practices at the loadout point or become unusable due to tainting from a particular cargo's malodorous properties. Ports may turn down cargoes of contaminated green w Read More »

Leading global parts distributor chooses DHL

AJOT | December 03, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL announced it has been chosen by Systems Material Handling (SMH) as its preferred international shipping provider. SMH is a world-leading supplier of replacement parts, safety equipment and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment Read More »

EcoDriven solutions from Carrier Transicold

AJOT | December 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Fuel conservation, reducing environmental impact and managing total cost of ownership are core concerns of refrigerated fleets, based on 2008 customer demand for Carrier Transicold's EcoDriven suite of products for the container industry. Read More »

IICL launches test containers

AJOT | December 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) announces that it has, in collaboration with 13 ocean carriers, placed 400 containers into a live test program to determine the effectiveness of two alternative floor designs that significantly reduc Read More »

The WCA Family of Logistic Networks launches new alliance

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The WCA Logistics Distribution Partnership (supply chain strategy and management, procurement, inbound and outbound logistics and waste control and management, etc.) has been created in response to demand from manufacturers and suppliers for more responsi Read More »

NY/NJ Forwarders & Brokers Assn. names Keller 2009 ‘Person of the Year’

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Peter I. Keller, President of NYK Line (North America), Inc., has been selected the 2009 Person of the Year by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. Read More »

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