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NY/NJ Port Authority board approves lease extensions for New York seaport terminals

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To prepare for projected future growth in the region’s maritime industry, the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved two agreements with New York City that will allow the agency to promote the operation and future development of two major New Yo Read More »

Prince Rupert to host 51st Annual ACPA Conference in August

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 51st Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) will be held at the Chances Convention Centre in Prince Rupert, BC, from August 24 - 26, 2009. “We are really looking forward to our annual conference be Read More »

Canada ports group honors port pioneer

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has approved the nomination for the prestigious Medal of Merit award. This year's recipient is Dr. Bill Hick, a respected medical doctor who helped improve the health of Read More »

CHKY Alliance reorganizes Far East services from Hamburg

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The CKYH Alliance (COSCON, “K” Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) has reorganized its CNEU Far East service, and is now once again offering two independent services. At the end of the season in December 2008 the AE-N and AE-S services had been combined Read More »

Weber Distribution celebrates its 85-year anniversary

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Weber Distribution, a leading third party logistics and supply chain management provider, celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. This marks the company as one of the longest operating privately held third party logistics providers in the industry toda Read More »

Schneider introduces new regional intermodal offering

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Intermodal

Shippers in the Eastern United States who are struggling to cut costs without sacrificing service have a new resource with the unveiling of Schneider National's Eastern Core Intermodal Service. This new alternative to over-the-road transport offers truck Read More »

Autolog launches Southwest service, West Coast routes

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Intermodal

Autolog Auto Transport (Autolog), a Linden, NJ-based vehicle logistics provider and business unit of United Road, one of the largest vehicle transportation logistics providers in the United States, is now offering vehicle transport services between the Mi Read More »

US Chamber president embarks on 
economic mission to Brazil and Colombia

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | International Trade

Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce today began an economic mission through Brazil and Colombia, meeting with business and government leaders to discuss opportunities to expand commercial links, successfully conclude key tra Read More »

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.

- By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT Read More »

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 »

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