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Steel imports continue to slide

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | International Trade

Imports in April declined another 21% based on preliminary data released by the Department of Commerce's Census Bureau. 'A large decline in imports of OCTG lead the decline in import arrivals. OCTG imports in April were ordered long before the filing of Read More »

Cargo B signs with African partner

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo B operates 3 weekly B747 F flights from Brussels to Nairobi, whilst Astral offers capacity on DC9F to and from its Nairobi hub to Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar, Juba, Kigali, Bujumbura and Entebbe. In addition to joining forces on this network, fr Read More »

WFS first cargo handler to certify multiple US state locations for TSA cargo screening

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is the first cargo handler to offer independent certified cargo screening facility (ICSF) locations in more than one State in the United States after its Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania, operation was certifi Read More »

MOL announces North America headquarters relocation

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL (America) Inc.'s North America Headquarters, which includes the Trade Management staff, announced that it has decided to relocate its Concord Headquarters to Lombard, IL. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service strengthens its focus on Switzerland

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has further strengthened its presence in Switzerland by appointing Eivind Eriksen as General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Service Switzerland. Read More »

Premium Article  Warehousing & Distribution Centers look to rebound, the question is when?

George Lauriat | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

The Warehousing & Distribution Center market is looking to rebound from the deepest slump in recent memory. The question for both operators of warehouse space and real estate brokers is when will business begin climbing out of the slump?

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Premium Article  Recession is not the time to skimp on cargo insurance

Peter Buxbaum | May 31, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

In the current economic climate, businesses of all kinds are struggling to survive by cutting costs. Some shippers may be tempted to forego paying for cargo insurance in an effort to slash their overhead.

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Premium Article  Positioning inventory strategically

Peter Buxbaum | May 31, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Suppliers of big box retailers gain competitive advantage by placing smaller levels of stock at a greater number of key locations.

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Premium Article  FMI offers fashion customers seamless options

Karen Thuermer | May 31, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Jones Apparel Group, VF Corp., Under Armour, and Foot Locker are not just household names in the apparel/fashion world; they‘re customers who have come to rely on the warehouse and distribution services of FMI International. Since 1979, FMI Internatio Read More »

Premium Article  Changing times require a hard look at trade insurance

Karen Thuermer | May 31, 2009 | International Trade

Compared to the continuously changing and fluctuating world of international trade, insurance looks staid. Yet for companies shipping products globally, some types of trade insurance are must have items.

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UASC president & CEO departs after completion of term

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Directors of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced that Mr. Ken Bloch Soerensen is leaving after successfully completing his four year contract with the company ended on May 31, 2009. Read More »

President of China Shipping receives International Hall of Fame Award

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mr. Li Shao De, President of China Shipping (Group) Company, received the prestigious International Hall of Fame Award for 2009. The Maritime Association Port of New York & New Jersey founded this award in 1993 to recognize maritime visionaries, who throu Read More »

APL finds home in Phoenix, moving by 3Q 2009

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

NOL Group, parent company of APL, identified an office building in Phoenix, Arizona as the new home for its regional headquarters in the Americas. Read More »

ICL earns ‘Supplier Excellence Award’ from Eastman Chemical

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Independent Container Line (ICL) earned the 'Supplier Excellence Award' from Eastman Chemical Company for 2008 for the second year in a row. Read More »

President’s proposed budget includes $28.5mln for Craney Island

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia’s congressional delegation has helped secure $28.5 million in the President’s proposed 2010 budget for construction of the fourth state-owned marine terminal at Craney Island. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority welcomes COSCO to Savannah

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced today at its board meeting that China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO) now has vessels calling on the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Port Manatee signs strategic alliance with Panama Canal

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee’s stature as an emerging container port took a major step forward recently when Executive Director David L. McDonald and Panama Canal Authority CEO Alberto Alemán agreed to a two-year strategic alliance. Read More »

Coalition calls for national freight program, stronger federal role

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, a longstanding group of the country's largest shippers and public and private transportation providers, has released its 2009 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform. The Coalition's 17-member organizations repr Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport breaks one million barrier

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

In 2008, the transport of rail containers broke through the barrier of one million units for the first time. The 1,010,000 TEU equaled a rise of 11.6% as compared to the previous year (950,000 TEU). The train performed considerably better than the total t Read More »

Emirates Group posts 21st consecutve year of profit

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group has reported its 21st consecutive year of net profit for its 2008-09 financial year despite unprecedented challenges in the airline and travel industry. Read More »

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