SCE2 begins in Charleston

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The first ship in a new, all-water service connecting the growing Southeast U.S. region with South Korea and Central and South China, called the Port of Charleston recently, the first in a weekly service calling North Charleston Terminal.

The South Ch Read More »

US retail port traffic seen edging up through July

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at major U.S. retail container ports should be nearly flat through July as slowing consumer spending has led retailers to cut back on inventory and orders, said a report released.

May traffic at ports followed in the global Port Tracker r Read More »

ICTSI Davao doubles reefer capacity

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Davao Integrated Port Services & Stevedoring Corp. (DIPSSCOR), port services provider in Sasa Wharf in the Port of Davao in southern Philippines and subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently increased the capacity of Read More »

Post-Panamax service at the Port of Mobile infrastructure investments paying off

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority's harbor and terminal investments are creating new vessel opportunities for port users. The largest steel shipment to date at the Port of Mobile was offloaded through the Alabama State Port Authority's Pinto Steel Termin Read More »

CN to sell assets of IC RailMarine Terminal for US$73 million; enters into related 10-year coal tran

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of IC RailMarine Terminal Company (ICRMT) to Raven Energy, LLC, an affiliate of Foresight Energy, LLC ("Foresight") and the Cline Group ("Cline"), for US$73 million. Read More »

ATA welcomes new VP of Legislative Affairs

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations announced it has hired Caroline Decker as its new vice president of legislative affairs.

'With nearly 20 years of experience working on Capitol Hill ' both as a staffer and representing the interests of transportation, C Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing opens Garner, N.C. location

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new $3.3 million state-of-the-art facility in Garner, N.C., located at 100 Laurensfield Court, in the Greenfield South Business Park. Housed on 8.5 acres, the 12,000 square-foot building offers full-service truck leasing Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line named 2010 LTL National Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Ryder System Inc. last night named Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. its LTL National Carrier of the Year for the second year in a row. The honor was presented to Old Dominion as part of the 2010 Ryder Carrier Quality Award recognition event, held in Novi, M Read More »

CN’s CEO Mongeau says Alberta short-line rail acquisitions, upgrades total C$400 million

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN said the company will have invested almost C$400 million to buy and rehabilitate four short-line railways serving resource-rich regions of northern Alberta by year-end 2011.

"CN has stepped u Read More »

Brazil, U.S. set timetable on WTO orange juice row

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil and the United States have agreed that Washington must implement within 9 months a WTO ruling against anti-dumping measures imposed on Brazilian orange juice exports, Brazil said.

Brazil, the world's largest exporter of orange juice, claimed vi Read More »

Weak Asia-Pac demand to hurt Owens-Illinois Q2

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

The world's largest glass-bottle maker Owens-Illinois Inc cut its second-quarter profit outlook and warned that margins would fall, blaming weak demand in the Asia-Pacific region and supply chain problems in North America.

Although the company is incr Read More »

AIIS joins NAM in support of broader pro-manufacturing agenda

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

'AIIS and its predecessor organizations have been promoting 'economic growth through free trade in steel' since 1950 -- a record we are proud of. Support of open markets and free trade ' both imports and exports -- is critical to the steel consuming base Read More »

Ford investing $500 mlllion in China engine plant

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co said it and its Chinese joint venture partner began building a $500 million engine plant in Chongqing , part of the No. 2 U.S. automaker's drive to boost its sales in that country. Read More »

Steel exports decline in April reflecting softer demand in NAFTA region

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

Exports declined by 9.3 percent in April from March, according to government reporting. 'Softening shipments to the NAFTA region led the decline in April, although there was some good news as non-NAFTA Western Hemisphere shipment rose, mostly due to a ju Read More »

Ottawa set to step in to halt Air Canada strike

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

The Canadian government said it is preparing legislation to order nearly 4,000 striking Air Canada Inc customer service and sales agents back to work.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the strike at the country's biggest airline is damaging the econo Read More »

Fraport Cargo Services switches to LED lighting in warehouse

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

Following the successful installation and use of LED lamps in its truck station, Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) is now planning to introduce this lighting technology throughout its 48,000-square-meter handling warehouse in CargoCity South of Frankfurt Airpo Read More »

UK bars UPS cargo screening at some airports

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Air Cargo

Britain has restricted the number of sites at which United Parcel Service can screen air cargo at some airports until the courier company improves its security procedures, the government said.

The transport ministry said the restrictions were not base Read More »

Oman signals intent to buy Hapag-Lloyd stake

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Liner Shipping

An Omani state-owned fund has told TUI AG in writing that it wants to buy a stake in Hapag-Lloyd from the German tourism group, a person familiar with the matter said.

There is no binding agreement yet, though, the person said, and China's HNA Group i Read More »

Hanjin Shipping to invest $845.9 mlllion in 5 vessels

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Liner Shipping

South Korea's Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd said that it would spend 923.6 billion won ($845.9 million) on building five container ships. Read More »

Maersk Line says Asia freight rates very low

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping rates are still low on Asia-to-Europe routes because of a glut of capacity entering the market, the head of the world's biggest container shipping company told a German paper. Read More »