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Senate passes Murray’s GreenLane Port Security legislation

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

For Washington State, passage means security grants for Washington's ports, new regional coordination center, new radiation detection equipment and Customs personnel, and a new system to keep Washington's trade-dependent economy moving. Read More »

Dubai World Chairman pledges further expansion for recently-expanded Centerm

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A visit by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World, to the Port of Vancouver on September 6 was a low-key event overshadowed by the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver the following day. While the Dalai Lama promised to build his first Centre for Pe Read More »

UPS opens large logistics facility in Ontario

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

UPS announced the opening of an 800,000-square-foot logistics campus in Burlington, Ontario, for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. Read More »

INTTRA launches Universal Carrier Access (UCA)

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

INTTRA has announced the launch of Universal Carrier Access (UCA), which will bring increased efficiencies for shippers, forwarders and all carriers around the world. Read More »

Penske Logistics & ABX LOGISTICS forge strategic alliance

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Penske Logistics and ABX LOGISTICS announced the formation of a strategic alliance focused on providing integrated, global supply chain solutions for multinational corporations. The alliance combines Penske Logistics' strengths in logistics execution and Read More »

Business Roundtable calls for US-China trade consensus;

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | International Trade

Business Roundtable, representing 160 CEOs of leading American companies, recently called attention to the critical state of the China trade debate in Washington and released a series of recommendations on how US policymakers can most effectively address Read More »

US Customs and Border Protection emphasizes trade role

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | International Trade

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the formation of a new office, designed to spearhead its national trade policy, which will consolidate its trade policy, program development, and compliance measurement functions into a single Office of Tra Read More »

Canada’s lower parliament passes softwood deal with US

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | International Trade

The controversial US-Canada softwood lumber deal passed easily in Canada's House of Commons on Sept. 19, ensuring the survival of the country's minority Conservative government. Read More »

Calgary concludes successful ACF 2006 Round Up

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

TIACA's biannual Air Cargo Forum and Exposition was held Sept. 12-14 at the Roundup Centre in Stampede Park, Calgary, Canada. The event cumulated with a rodeo and performance by Cirque du Soleil. Attendees were also entertained with an elaborate performan Read More »

SWISS to add more Airbus aircraft to European fleet

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

SWISS will acquire a further two Airbus A321 and an additional Airbus A320 aircraft next Spring for its European fleet. The extra capacity will enable the carrier to both benefit from the expected growth in European air travel demand and provide additiona Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo launches SkyChain cargo management system

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

SkyChain, a centralized cargo reservation and business management solution, offers a number of advantages over existing systems. Benefits include compatibility with the wide host customer systems, capacity to accommodate upgrades and changes through Java Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo celebrates 2nd anniversary at Air Cargo Forum

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, recently celebrated the second anniversary since its launch, at the Air Cargo Forum in Calgary, Canada. Read More »

USL announces weekly Australia/New Zealand service

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

US Lines (USL) announced that its service from Los Angeles to Tauranga, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will become weekly effective Thursday, October 5, 2006 with the sailing of Falcon 1, Voyage 607. Read More »

Crowley adds US-Virgin Islands capacity

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

To meet the needs of its customers shipping to the Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean during the peak holiday season, Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has acquired the use of a third container ship, the Pine Valley, to sail between Po Read More »

APL exec. warns port infrastructure and high costs hamper India’s progress

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Liner Shipping

A lack of world-class infrastructure and high port and inland costs continue to limit India's economic progress, a senior executive of global container transportation leader, APL, told a recent gathering of high-level shipping industry executives. Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS - California Port Survey

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

n discussions about California’s economy, it is often pointed out that if the Golden State were a nation, its $1.5 trillion GDP would rank within the top ten countries worldwide. The international trade component of California’s GDP is estimated to be $37 Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS - California port success a group effort

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

A recently-released analysis from the National Retail Federation presents some interesting facts about Southern California ports. Volumes of containers flowing through the ports in July 2006, the most recent month for which statistics are available, top t Read More »

US Chamber chairman warns of $1 trillion funding shortfall

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

As a top executive of a major US corporation, Gerald Shaheen is very familiar with the importance of our major seaports, and as elected leader of the world's largest business federation, Shaheen is part of ongoing efforts seeking to ensure a transportatio Read More »

Philip V. Connors named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc.

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Philip V. Connors has been named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. (BTT), a national provider of marine drayage services. Mr. Connors will assume the position October 1. He replaces Clark E. Brown, who retired in July. Read More »

Sea Star Line welcomes Edward LaGoy as AVP Sales

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that Edward (Ned) LaGoy has joined the company as assistant vice president of field sales. LaGoy came on board on September 1 and reports directly to Bill Stallings, vice president of sales. Read More »

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