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Walmart awards Horizon Lines 2008 Jones Act Carrier of the Year

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. has been named Jones Act Carrier of the Year for 2008 by Walmart Stores, Inc. The award is presented each year to a domestic ocean carrier to recognize best-in-class schedule reliability and exceptional customer service. The award was Read More »

Premium Article  Safmarine appoints Dyrbye new CEO

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | People | Appointments | Liner Shipping

Tomas Dyrbye is currently Maersk Line Regional Manager for Northern Europe. Tomas is 51 years old, joined the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in 1985, and has occupied a number of international positions which includes CEO for the Nordic and Baltic Area for Ma Read More »

Premium Article  MSC and Port of Charleston ink deal for boxship calls through 2017

George Lauriat | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) have signed a new deal to keep the Geneva-based box ship operator in the Port of Charleston through 2017. The deal is significant for both parties. MSC, which is the Read More »

Premium Article  Domestic container gains extend through Q1 2009

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Domestic container volumes provided a glimmer of hope during a quarter weighed-down by plunging international numbers. Given the challenging economic climate, even the small 0.1% growth of domestic containers during Q1 2009 is considered impressive. Altho Read More »

Premium Article  From Bremen to Houston to Alberta

Peter Buxbaum | May 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Ports & Terminals

Houston is a port that is known for handling a great deal of project cargo, much of it exports of locally manufactured oil and gas exploration and drilling equipment. But it might not be the first port that comes to mind for delivery of European oil and g Read More »

Premium Article  Increased coffee consumption forces importers/roasters to consider options

Karen Thuermer | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

With some 400 billion cups of coffee consumed per year, coffee is without a doubt the world’s most popular beverage. In fact, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) estimates world coffee consumption for 2008 to be 125 million bags. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston takes big step toward the future with today’s work on new terminal

George Lauriat | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has a full plate. Construction is well underway on the new 280-acre container terminal at the site of the former Charleston Naval Base. The estimated $550 million project is to expand box facilities to acco Read More »

New state-of-the-art ship for WWL

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

One of world's largest and most environmentally adapted car and truck carrying vessels, MV Tijuca, was named in Melbourne, Australia. The Lady Sponsor is Mrs. Andrea Schrempp, wife of Wolfgang D Schrempp, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacif Read More »

Retail import volume at lowest level in five years

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports improved in March over February’s seven-year low, but was still at its lowest level in five years and remained below the one million mark, according to the monthly Port Tracker report releas Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol selected for new Montreal container & breakbulk terminals

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that it has been selected by the Montreal Port Authority to prepare the detailed development plan, complete preliminary engineering and develop contracting strategies for the construction of the new Hochelaga-Viau container term Read More »

$11.8 mln for Oakland’s -50 ft deepening project from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

It has been confirmed that the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes a total of $11.8 million in economic stimulus funding for the Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project and operations and maintenance of th Read More »

ATA urges quick action on Jason’s Law

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauded Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, for introducing legislation, H.R. 2156 in the House and S.971 in the Senate, titled 'Jason's Law,' that would implement a pilot program to address shor Read More »

ITI: Investment in infrastructure critical to international trade growth

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Professor Patrick Sherry, a faculty and board member of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver recently addressed the 6th Annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministers Meeting in Manila, Philip Read More »

German minister urges progress on EU-Gulf trade deal

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called on European and Gulf states to show a willingness to compromise and clinch a free trade agreement. Read More »

Low energy imports hike Canada March trade surplus

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

Substantially lower energy imports helped boost Canada's trade surplus in March to C$1.11 billion ($953 million), more than double analysts' expectations, from C$262 million in February. Read More »

UK output falls sharply but recovery seen

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

British industrial output fell less than expected in March though still posting its biggest annual decline on record, while the country's trade deficit narrowed to its smallest in almost two years, data showed. Read More »

US trade gap widens first time in eight months

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade gap widened in March for the first time in eight months as exports fell 2.4% and imports dropped for the eighth consecutive month, a US government report showed. Read More »

TIACA elects Ogiermann as new Chairman

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

Ulrich Ogiermann, President & CEO of Cargolux Airlines International, has been elected as the new Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo blesses new Maui cargo facility

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo held a blessing ceremony at its new air cargo facility in Kahului, Maui recently. A traditional Hawaiian blessing and lei untying were conducted by Kahu Alika, the Kahu of Keawalai Congregational Church in Makena, Maui. Numerous Maui dig Read More »

Carrier Transicold reaches milestone with Maersk

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mirroring 40 years of escalating growth in refrigerated seaborne trade, Carrier Transicold's Container Products Group recently achieved a new milestone: production of its 700,000th container refrigeration unit. That's far and away the greatest number of c Read More »

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