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Long Beach’s Cherin recommended for top trade post

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Alex H. Cherin, the executive officer to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, has been recommended by Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke for appointment as the Port’s Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations. Read More »

APM inaugurates new development in Pipavav, India

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ceremonies were held in Pipavav, India to inaugurate new gantry cranes and port improvements. The port is the gateway to the fast growing inland markets of Northwestern India. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority adopts environmental policy

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As part of the continuing effort to build upon current environmental initiatives, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has instituted a policy for managing port operations with consideration for best environmental practices and procedures. Read More »

Port Everglades breaks ground on new cargo terminal

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades broke ground for a new 41-acre marine terminal for containerized cargo. The Phase VIIA and VIII terminal yard at the southernmost end of Port Everglades is expected to be completed by spring 2010. Among the honorees to turn the first shove Read More »

WWPC Germany & Canada combine forces

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

LS Cargo Logistics GmbH, Ratingen/ Germany and Albacor Shipping, Inc., Canada, both members of the World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC), arranged the road transport of nine convection banks each about 12 meters long, 7.40 meters wide and up to five meters Read More »

DB Schenker moves to green mega hub in Melbourne

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DB Schenker is building a green mega hub in Melbourne. According to plan, Schenker Australia Pty Ltd will expand its forwarding and logistics operations with a new facility located directly at Melbourne's international airport in July. The hub comprises o Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo expands activities in Africa

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Agreement with Astral Aviation adds seven new destinations to global network / Jade Cargo International connects Africa with India and China Read More »

Dragonair introduces additional cost-cutting measures

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Dragonair announced a series of measures in response to the difficult business environment created by the current economic downturn. In an effort to contain costs and preserve cash, the airline will reduce its passenger capacity by 13% from May. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr provides solution for emergency charter request from Australia

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr operated its first IL-76TD-90VD flight from Australia with an emergency shipment of 10-meter pipes bound for Noumea in New Caledonia. Read More »

MOL delivers Jacksonville to European and African Continents

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

To provide exporters even more cost-effective ocean transportation options, MOL will soon offer direct export service between Jacksonville, Florida (JAXPORT) and key European and African ports as part of its APX service. Read More »

Seaspan takes delivery of first new containership in 2009

AJOT | April 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has accepted delivery of the CSCL Callao, a 2,500 TEU newbuilding. The new containership, which was constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., expands Seaspan's current operating fleet to 36 vessels wi Read More »

Premium Article  One woman’s impact on the trade

Peter Buxbaum | April 19, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Unusually for the mobile and fluid 21st century America, Mary Jo Muoio has spent her entire 27-year career in the same industry and with the same company. Maybe that was the best way she could make her mark. Read More »

Premium Article  TT Club takes the long view

George Lauriat | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Market conditions in 2008 were difficult and this year doesn’t look appreciably better. But the global transport insurer TT Club is looking to the future. Read More »

Premium Article  Ocean Carrier Review 2009:

George Lauriat | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

There is no question that the ocean carriers are in “survival mode”. They are fighting for the “continuation” of their respective businesses without the benefit of bailouts or stimulus packages. The ocean carriers have but one option: cut costs any place Read More »

Premium Article  China Shipping inaugurates new Asia-East Coast service

George Lauriat | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) is establishing an independent all-water East Coast service from Asia via the Panama Canal that will improve overall transit times and double capacity. The Shanghai-based containership operator’s reconfigured service f Read More »

Premium Article  New opportunities for short-sea shipping

Peter Buxbaum | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Short-sea carriers, those water transportation providers that shuttle containers back and forth between hub and feeder ports, are experiencing the same contraction in volumes as the rest of the industry. Yet some of them still feel the time is ripe to exp Read More »

Army Corps of Engineers declares Delaware River deepening environmentally safe

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Army Corps of Engineers has concluded that the proposed deepening of the Delaware River poses “no significant adverse environmental effects” in a newly released environmental assessment (EA). The new EA paves the way for the commencement of project c Read More »

Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project approved

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously approved an exhaustive environmental study of the Middle Harbor Redevelopment project, green-lighting a $750 million renovation to transform two aging Port of Long Beach shipping terminals into one Read More »

CN pact with City of Gary, IN, marks milestone in EJ&E transaction mitigation

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Gary, IN, addressing the municipality's concerns with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan. Read More »

BNSF crews begin $15 million track maintenance project in Illinois

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company has begun undercutting (the removal, repairing and replacement of ballast) and repairing roadbed beneath a 29-mile stretch of track between Galesburg and Wilbern, IL. A second BNSF crew will replace more than 70,000 railroad ties alon Read More »

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