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PHA Managing Director to serve as acting Executive Director

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

During a Special Meeting called by Chairman Jim Edmonds, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority voted to appoint Managing Director Wade Battles as acting executive director of the port authority. Chairman Edmonds also announced that the Comm Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index plummeted 11.1% in December

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 11.1% in December 2008, marking the largest month-to-month reduction since April 1994, when the unionized less-than-truckload industry was in the midst o Read More »

Passage of Economic Recovery Bill gives hope to transportation workers

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued the following statement upon House passage of the economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1): Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO / HEAVY LIFT ‘09 - Thunder Bay finds success moving project cargo West

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Canadian Rockies provide Canada with lumber, coal, fresh water and tourism dollars but they also provide a major impediment to rail transportation between the West Coast and anything east of the mountains. Read More »

AAPA statement on US Senate Stimulus Bill

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Seaports are a critical part of America's infrastructure and AAPA is pleased with the Senate and House Appropriations Committees' inclusion of funding in the stimulus bill for ports. Safe and secure seaports are fundamental to protecting our borders and m Read More »

SCSPA remembers long-time director Don Welch

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) honors the memory of long-time executive director W. Don Welch, who passed away earlier at his home in Florida. Read More »

Seattle, Tacoma, & PSCAA match EPA Grant with over $300,000

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced a combined match of $318,000 in additional funding for the Clean Air Agency's Puget Sound Ports Cargo-Handling Equipment Replacement and Retrofit Program. This comes on top of Read More »

Port of Tacoma CFS grows as shippers manage transportation costs

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Longshore workers have transloaded cargo at the Port of Tacoma-operated Container Freight Station (CFS) since the early 1970s. Now, the operation is expanding this service for more shippers. Read More »

Maersk Line improves Westmed Service

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced the following enhancements to the WestMed Service, serving the Mediterranean - North America trade. The new service is achieved in cooperation with French-based CMA-CGM in a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) to commence in March 2009. A Read More »

OceanSchedules.com celebrates 2nd anniversary, new Web services for carriers

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

OceanSchedules.com celebrates its second anniversary by incorporating new Web-based technologies into its platform for the collection and distribution of real-time scheduling information. Read More »

US Customs data shows container traffic decline in the 4th quarter

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container traffic decreased 4.7% in 2008; however the most significant decline was felt in the 4th Quarter at 7.3%. Shipping traffic decreased every month except one when compared to 2007. Read More »

Governor Perdue announces increased cargo capacity at Port of Savannah

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority‚Äôs Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 ft. each and a total of 12,406 ft Read More »

Long Beach helps fund new Foss Maritime vessel to improve air quality

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach welcomed a new environmentally friendly dolphin-class, diesel-electric hybrid tugboat, a vessel custom-built by Foss Maritime of Seattle to help ports clean the air. Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert 2008 cargo traffic steady

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Led by a surge in container traffic through the Fairview Terminal, the Port of Prince Rupert handled 10,596,863 tons in 2008, a moderate increase over 2007, despite a global economic downturn that has resulted in declining traffic through most other North Read More »

Clean Trucks Fee to begin Feb. 18th

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach will begin collecting a Clean Trucks Fee on February 18, 2009 to accelerate the replacement of thousands of polluting cargo trucks. At the same time the Port will kick off an electronic gate access system that will enable the fee co Read More »

DHL expands infrastructure, operating capacity in Mexico

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL, the world's leading express services and logistics company, inaugurates today one of the industry's most advanced gateways in Latin America ' located in the customs area of Mexico City's International Airport ' and a customer service call center. Read More »

Horizon Logistics launches international non-vessel ocean shipping service

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Horizon Logistics, LLC, has launched an international ocean shipping service to offer supply chain solutions to US importers and exporters. Horizon Logistics has been licensed by the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to operate as a non-vessel operatin Read More »

DHL extends relationship with Kewill for 10+2

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Kewill, a provider of global trade and logistics software, announced that DHL Global Forwarding, the world's largest global forwarder has selected Kewill ISF (Importer Security Filing) to support their customers in meeting new US Customs requirements. Read More »

BNSF $2.7bln capital commitment program

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced a planned 2009 capital commitment program of $2.7 billion, which is expected to be approximately $150 million lower than 2008. BNSF currently expects to spend $1.9 billion to refresh track, signal systems, structures, Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority board approves program to stimulate use of ExpressRail facilities

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

To stimulate even greater use of the Port Authority's ExpressRail system, the agency's Board of Commissioners approved an incentive program to encourage shippers using the Port of New York and New Jersey to transport even more cargo by rail. Read More »

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