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ATA Truck Tonnage Index plummeted 3% in October

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.0% in October, marking the fourth consecutive month-to-month drop. The index fell 0.8% in September and 1.9% in August. In October, the seasonally ad Read More »

Norfolk Southern harnesses sustainable wind energy

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Intermodal

On November 13 Norfolk Southern completed the installation of a 50 kilowatt wind turbine at its rail yard in North Kansas City to power the yard's wastewater treatment plant. The wind turbine consists of three 24-foot rotor blades mounted on a 100-foot to Read More »

CN disappointed in appeal court ruling

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Intermodal

CN expressed disappointment in a Federal Court of Appeal of Canada ruling that lets stand a Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) decision issued earlier this year to reduce rail revenue entitlement for grain transportation retroactively under the Canada T Read More »

Steel imports inch up in October

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | International Trade

Imports increased by .5% in October over final data from September based on preliminary reporting for October. 'The small increase in October reflects orders taken in June-July for non-NAFTA countries when the market was much stronger and steel prices in Read More »

TIACA calls on countries to take first step towards market liberalization

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Air Cargo

TIACA is calling on countries that support the severance of cargo from passenger rights to reach agreement on a separate cargo annex that could become the first step towards market liberalization and openness and unlock the significant economic benefits t Read More »

Abandonment of air duty ‘shot in the arm’ for UK Air Industry

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Air Cargo

The announcement in the Pre-Budget report that the Government is to abandon plans to levy an Air Duty Tax on passengers and freight using UK airports was wholeheartedly welcomed by Unite, the UK's biggest union. Unite says that the move is a much-needed s Read More »

Averitt expands Asia-Memphis express LCL service

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers, has announced it has expanded its less-than-container load (LCL) service known as Asia-Memphis Express with two new origin points, Hong Kong and Sou Read More »

Evergreen restructures US/Asia/Europe services

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will restructure its services on the US, Asia, Indian Sub continent and Europe routes to stabilize the ship schedules to ensure on-time performance and banker savings to meet the needs of the market and its own operations. The new routing w Read More »

Grand Alliance changes South China - US East Coast service

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) carriers ' Hapag-Lloyd (HL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) 'announced a revised Asia-US East Coast service, which will include the New World Alliance (NWA) lines ' APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine Read More »

Matson’s 2009 westbound Hawaii service rates to increase

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company announced that it would raise its rates for the company's Hawaii service by $120 per westbound container and $60 per eastbound container, effective January 4, 2009. Matson estimates that this increase will raise rates by an aver Read More »

CMA CGM, Maersk launch common services between Asia - US

AJOT | November 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and Maersk will be rationalizing their services linking Asia and the US East and West Coasts in May 2009. The two companies will be launching two joint strings adjusting their deployment to new trade environment: Read More »

Premium Article  GREEN TECHNOLOGY - Wearing the green: Port industry moves to ensure sustainability

Marty Pilsch | November 23, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Today, the maritime industry depends upon the ability of the port industry to establish the initiatives to institute significant changes in the way business is conducted. As one drills down the chart listing the challenges facing ports, shippers, steamshi Read More »

Premium Article  CANADA PORTS 2008 - Eastern Canadian ports confront slowing global trade

Leo Ryan | November 23, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In the global environment of sluggish economic growth and turmoil on financial markets, leading ports in eastern Canada are striving hard not to lose valuable cargo business in the container and bulk sectors. Some are, so far, succeeding better than other Read More »

Premium Article  Study endorses Montreal as gateway container leader

Leo Ryan | November 23, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Container activity should be concentrated and expanded at the Port of Montreal while bulk transshipment facilities at the Port of Quebec should be significantly enlarged to meet world demand. Such are the key recommendations of a two-year, private sector Read More »

Premium Article  Industry leaders find ray of hope at joint meeting in sunny Florida

Paul Scott Abbott | November 23, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade

Many leaders of the transportation industry have left sunny Fort Lauderdale with a ray of hope amidst the gloom of challenging economic times. Read More »

Fleet of Kalmar terminal tractors to Port of Salalah

AJOT | November 23, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to supply 42 Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors for the expansion of the Port of Salalah, located in the southern region of Oman. The equipment will be delivered to Port of Salalah by the end of this y Read More »

Georgia’s ports increase capacity to attract additional cargo

AJOT | November 23, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced today the GPA is increasing capacity at the Port of Savannah to attract additional cargo. Read More »

JAXPORT, Hanjin to develop new terminal

AJOT | November 23, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Mayor John Peyton and Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) officials are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of Hanjin Shipping Company of Seoul, Korea approved a 30-year lease agreement with JAXPORT. The lease calls for Hanjin to build an ap Read More »

Horizon Logistics multi-tenant distribution center in Los Angeles

AJOT | November 23, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Horizon Logistics, LLC, announced it has opened a new warehouse and cross-dock in Los Angeles to offer integrated inbound and export logistics services to manufacturers and retailers. The 176,000 square-foot distribution center is located 10 miles from th Read More »

Schneider expands with five new freight-forwarding locations

AJOT | November 23, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc., a global logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, recently announced the opening of five new freight forwarding offices at major gateways in the United States and Europe. These offices further expand Sc Read More »

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