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Corpus Christi cold storage officially transfers to Coastal Bend Cold Storage

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Corpus Christi based Coastal Bend Cold Storage took over operation of the Port’s refrigerated warehouse. Coastal Bend Cold Storage is owned by Paul R. Higginbotham, of Aransas Pass, Texas. Mr. Higginbotham was formerly a principal with Virginia-based Corr Read More »

New biodiesel storage tanks for Wilmington, Morehead City, NC

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A Raleigh-based company will provide the NC State Ports Authority with three biodiesel storage tanks and fuel systems for operating equipment at the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City. Read More »

Port of Kiel handling declines 5% in first half year

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel handled 2.36 million tons of cargo in the first half of this year, five percent less than in the same period of 2008. Above-average decline was recorded in the breakbulk sector, which was comparatively hard hit by the current economic cri Read More »

Throughput in Port of Rotterdam bottoms out

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2009, 185 million tons of goods were handled in the port of Rotterdam, 13.4% down on the same period of 2008. Exports fell by 4.6% to 54 million tons, imports by 16.6% to 131 million tons. Bulk cargo throughput was down by 12.4% to 12 Read More »

Hamburg part of new joint service of China Shipping and Evergreen Line

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The handling of the XIN HONG KONG at the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) on July 17, 2009 marked the start of a new weekly container line service that links northern Europe with the Far East. Read More »

LA Governor signs port-related tax credits

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Bobby Jindal signed progressive legislation that benefits Louisiana shippers and public port authorities statewide. Read More »

Study highlights New Orleans container expansion

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Prospects for growing container volumes through the Port of New Orleans remain on a solid footing as new trade route opportunities emerge in the coming years, according to a new study. Read More »

Grupo CICE modernizes its fleet of mobile harbor cranes

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Corporation Integral de Comercio Exterior, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo CICE), Mexico, has recently ordered a state-of-the-art Generation 5, G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbor Crane, a variant of Model 6, from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) for use in its terminal Read More »

Acquisition of Polish PCC Logistics Group finalized

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Deutsche Bahn has finalized the acquisition of PCC Logistics Group effective July 21. The agreement defining purchase terms for the largest privately owned freight railroad in Poland had been signed in Warsaw at the end of January. The EU Commission appro Read More »

Weight limits impede truck productivity, environmental progress

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

US trucks would be more fuel-efficient and emit less greenhouse gases if they were more productive like trucks in Europe, Canada and Australia, according to the preliminary results of a multi-nation study. These findings reaffirm results from 2008 using t Read More »

Dr. Alexander Hedderich to take over as head of DB Schenker Rail

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Dr. Alexander Hedderich will assume overall responsibility for the pan-European DB Schenker Rail Business Unit as of September 1, 2009. He will also be appointed to the Executive Board of Deutsche Bahn AG. Read More »

CN grows jet-fuel traffic at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

CN is developing a fast-growing business supplying jet fuel to airlines serving Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Read More »

CN provides logistics for wind turbine components to northern British Columbia

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

CN and CN Specialized Services (CNSS) recently completed the first-ever rail move of twin-pack wind turbine blades from German manufacturer Enercon GmbH and Salco Energy Services Inc. of Calgary. Enercon is a leading global manufacturer of wind turbine sy Read More »

Walmart selects Averitt for ‘Rising Star Carrier of the Year’

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Averitt Express was recently honored with the 2008 Rising Star Carrier of the Year award from Walmart, in recognition of Averitt's commitment to providing top-notch quality and service. Read More »

Werner elected Railinc Board Chairman; Campbell joins Board

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced that Tom Werner of Norfolk Southern Corporation recently was elected Chairman of the Railinc Board of Directors. Heather Campbell of Canadian Pacific Railway also was elected to the Board. Read More »

Air Canada Cargo first carrier in North America certified for RKN e1 container

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Air Cargo

This latest development makes Air Canada the first North American airline to be certified by Transport Canada for the carriage of RKN e1 containers, which allow the maintenance of temperatures between +2 to +25 C. Read More »

Hactl linked canopies offer extra protection for cargo

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) commemorated the completion of the construction of three external canopies on July 21, 2009. This forms an integral part of the company's ongoing drive to enhance operational and service excellence. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo expands security concept

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its security concept by also offering customers at smaller stations maximum-security standards. For that purpose, the logistics carrier has introduced a 'Premium Security Station' certification procedure. Once certified, the s Read More »

AirBridgeCargo Airlines heads for Kabul

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Volga-Dnepr Group's scheduled cargo airline, has launched a charter Boeing 747 freighter service to Kabul, Afghanistan. Read More »

OOCL Brisbane named at Geoje Shipyard, Korea

AJOT | July 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

OOCL announced the christening of the eighth Panamax class vessel in our line of sixteen 4,500-TEU vessels ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries. Read More »

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