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Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2008 - Steel imports: how much is enough?

Peter Buxbaum | May 18, 2008 | International Trade

Steel imports in March of this year showed an up-tick compared to February, but steel imports are way down from their record highs in 2006. Advocates for steel consumer companies, such as automakers that incorporate steel in their end products, say the US Read More »

Retail container traffic growing, still below last year

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports will grow steadily this summer but will nonetheless remain at or below last year's levels throughout the period because of the nation's economic slowdown, according to the monthly Port Tracker report re Read More »

PHA receives President’s E Star Award for export service

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority has received the 2007 President's "E Star" Award for export service, in recognition of its continuing support of export growth in the US business community for at least five years. PHA was among only four US organizations to Read More »

SBITC launches Container Terminal-1 in Subic Freeport

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) has officially launched the New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1), Subic's newest terminal and container handling facility located at the Subic Bay Freeport. Armand Arreza, Subic Bay Metropolitan Development Autho Read More »

NLM includes intra-Mexico service

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Continuing its proactive approach to offering clients a diverse suite of transportation and software solutions, logistics management expert NLM has further enhanced its capabilities to include intra-Mexico shipment management services for critical and dyn Read More »

Phoenix Int’l shows strong growth

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Phoenix International - a little Chicago based freight forwarder - isn't little anymore. With continuing annual growth at 20%, the company has reached 1,700 employees in 76 of its own locations. In the process, the basic components of founder Bill McInern Read More »

Gelsomino appointed Avalon Risk Management, President

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Lisa Gelsomino has been appointed President of Avalon Risk Management, Inc. She succeeds Scott Wollney who has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln General Insurance Company, Avalon's sister company. Avalon is a national insuran Read More »

ActionView intends to acquire Jim Palmer Trucking, Inc.

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Intermodal

ActionView International, Inc. announced that the company has entered into an initial agreement in the form of a letter of intent for an acquisition transaction with Jim Palmer Trucking, Inc., a leading transportation company headquartered in Missoula, Mo Read More »

New CN service between Eastern Quebec, Ont. & Western Canada

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Intermodal

The new service will appeal to forest products producers and manufacturers seeking cost-effective transportation to key markets in Ontario and Western Canada. Read More »

ITI completes 5th Intermodal Travel Seminar

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver announced that it has concluded its 5th annual Intermodal Travel Seminar, one of the key components of the Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation Management degree. The ITI Read More »

US appeals WTO shrimp import rulings

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | International Trade

The United States has appealed World Trade Organization (WTO) rulings condemning its measures against cheap shrimp imports from India and Thailand, according to US documents filed at the WTO. Read More »

South Korean liberals threaten to block US trade deal

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | International Trade

South Korea's liberals will use their last few days in control of parliament to block a sweeping trade deal with the United States unless they can win changes on a separate US beef import pact, its leader said. Read More »

WTO chief says trade deal still possible in 2008

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | International Trade

It is still possible to reach a deal on long-delayed world trade negotiations before the end of the year, the head of the World Trade Organization said in an interview. Read More »

Former Qantas exec. pleads guilty in air cargo conspiracy

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

The former highest-ranking Qantas Airways Limited cargo executive employed in the United States has agreed to plead guilty, serve eight months in jail, and pay a criminal fine for participating in a conspiracy to fix rates for international air cargo ship Read More »

CAC says important changes needed in Canada

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Canadian Airports Council support the Minister of Industry's pledge this week to "make transportation a North American advantage," To that end, the federal government can make some policy changes for this to become a priority and a Canadian reality. Read More »

Athens Int’l Airport reports record volumes

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

Athens International Airport has recorded the best month for freight and mail traffic since the new airport opened some eight years ago. A total of 11.3 thousand tons was handled, a 22% increase over April 2007. Apart from an overall rise in traffic, this Read More »

FSL Trust to acquire three containerships for $210mln.

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (''FSLTM''), Trustee-Manager of First Ship Lease Trust ("FSL Trust"), announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire three container vessels from a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiwan-based and listed Ya Read More »

ELAA supports review of consortia regulations

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

ELAA, the representative body for container shipping lines in Europe, supports both the review of the EC Regulation on consortia and the Commission's recent public statements that this will result in the adoption of a new block exemption. Read More »

Evergreen named best Intra-Asian line

AJOT | May 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Marine Corp has been awarded Best Shipping Line -Intra Asia for the fourth consecutive year at the 22nd Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). Read More »

Port of Hamburg offers specialized service for breakbulk & project cargo

AJOT | May 15, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Hamburg is Europe’s second largest container port and Germany’s premier universal port. The multipurpose terminals in the Hamburg port have long-time experience and modern equipment to handle breakbulk or conventional and project cargo. Among Read More »

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