Federal officials see Port of Long Beach safeguards firsthand

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

ohn S. Pistole, Administrator of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, along with other federal officials visited the Port of Long Beach recently to see firsthand the testing of a key security measure for shipping facilities.

The Transporta Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports relies on Konecranes Automation

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) in the United Arab Emirates has awarded Konecranes a contract for an automated container yard system. The order includes 30 automated stacking cranes (ASC) and a container terminal operating system (TOS). The value of the or Read More »

Georgia business leaders discuss impact of Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority, in partnership with the Georgia World Congress Center, the Supply Chain Leadership Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Regional Business Coalition, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia Chamber of C Read More »

Ships wait years off Brazil’s underinvested ports

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ships that arrived at Brazilian ports from January through September waited a total of 8.2 years to load and unload goods, the national center for navigation Centronave, in a clear example of the need for infrastructure investments.

Despite Brazil's i Read More »

Baltimore breaks record for most cars ever handled for second time in 2010

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

For the second time this year, the public marine terminals at the Port of Baltimore handled more autos in one month than in any other month in the Port’s history. In October, 42,830 cars came through Baltimore’s public docks, breaking the record of 38,05 Read More »

Longistics’ Long named VC of ATA

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Duane Long, chairman, has been elected vice chairman for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Currently chair of ATA's Insurance Task Force, Long received the posit Read More »

Truck productivity must improve to accommodate growing population, says ATA’s Graves

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

America must focus on improving freight efficiency to meet the increasing demands of our nation's growing population, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said in his opening remarks at the Moving the World: The Future of Freight Transportation conference, h Read More »

Dr. Sherry of NCIT stresses need for intermodal connectivity

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

In a keynote speech to the Conference on Intermodal and Global Supply Chain & Workshop in Manila Philippines, Dr. Patrick Sherry, Executive Director of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT) at the University of Denver, emphasized the ne Read More »

CN locomotive engineers on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new labor agreement

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that locomotive engineers working on the Company's Northern Quebec Internal Short Line (NQISL) have ratified a new labor agreement. Read More »

Shareholders vote to place Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA into liquidation

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

At an extraordinary general meeting held on November 26th 2010 in Brussels, the shareholders of traditional intermodal transport operator ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA, Basel, decided that to place the company into liquidation.

Joan Dubaer Read More »

Massman believes West & Southwest will show truck strength

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Ron Massman, CEO at Dependable Highway Express (DHE), believes demand for full truck load (TL) services will be strong in 2011 in the western and southwestern states with less than truckload (LTL) volume showing only slight recovery with aggressive compet Read More »

Swift Transportation sets terms for $942 mlllion IPO

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Swift Transportation Co, the largest truckload carrier in North America, set the for a $942.6 million initial public offering.

The Phoenix, Arizona-based company, formerly known as Swift Holdings Corp, filed with U.S. regulators to sell 67.3 Read More »

New feature allows Old Dominion’s odfl4me.com users to customize reports

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Users of Old Dominion Freight Line's odfl4me.com can now customize their reports and receive them via e-mail.
Odfl4me.com is a secured website that allows customers to manage their accounts with Old Dominion and control transactions, includi Read More »

Australia needs to save more from trade bonanza

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Australians should save more and the government needs to run bigger budget surpluses to prevent a once-in-a-century boom in export earnings from overheating the economy, the country's top central banker said. Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Steve Read More »

US, South.Korea push for auto, beef deal to save pact

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Top U.S. and South Korean trade officials plan more talks aimed at resolving auto and beef trade issues that have blocked congressional approval of a three-year-old free trade pact.

The push to bridge the remaining gaps comes just a few weeks after th Read More »

WTO members commend Hong Kong for its free trade regime

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) again commended Hong Kong for its open and free trade policies at a Trade Policy Review meeting held today (December 3, Geneva time), and on December 1, in Geneva. It was the sixth such WTO Review focusing on Read More »

China appeals in WTO case over U.S. duties

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

China has appealed against a ruling by a World Trade Organization panel upholding the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidised, an official at China's WTO mission said. Read More »

AAFA urges US action to resolve India cotton export ban

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) petitioned U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and U.S. Trade Representative Read More »

East Africa says EU trade deal talks still on

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Trade ministers from the East African Community (EAC) economic bloc plan to continue trade talks with the European Union despite missing a November deadline, a top Kenyan official said.

David Nalo, permanent secretary to Kenya's East African Community Read More »

Gaddafi issues warning to EU over African trade

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | International Trade

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned the European Union on Monday that Africa would turn to other trade partners if the EU continued to impose terms for cooperation.

Gaddafi's warning, at an EU-Africa summit attended by senior European officials, echo Read More »