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ILA, AFL-CIO joins Walmart and Rep. Brady to support petition seeking temporary suspension of ...

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The 65,000-member International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO – the largest North American union of maritime workers – has joined a broad coalition of Delaware River port community interests in a petition asking U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vi Read More »

PRPA Director of Engineering Lawrence to be honored at American Society of Civil Engineers Dinner

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Charles J. (Chuck) Lawrence, Director of Engineering for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), has been named Engineering Manager of the Year by the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Lawrence will be honored Read More »

Cargotec wins an order from Yingkou Port Group for Kalmar port equipment

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order from Yingkou Port Group Corporation for eight Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers and one DCE80 empty container handler. The new machines will help the customer keep up with the demands of northern China's expanding port business. T Read More »

Draft EIR for Port of Redwood City Wharf redevelopment project released

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Redwood City Port Commission will hold a public hearing April 14 at 7 p.m. to receive public comments on a draft environmental impact report (EIR) prepared for the Wharves 1 & 2 Redevelopment project.

The meeting will be at the Port offic Read More »

Iraq to seek bids in April for $6 blllion port project

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Iraq will next month invite foreign firms to submit bids for the planned construction of a $6 billion port south of Basra, which together with a new rail system will create a regional transport conduit to rival the Suez Canal, officials say.

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APM Terminals earns top safety honors

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Americas recently earned several awards for its achievements in workplace safety at its East and West Coast facilities.

Pier 400 (Los Angeles), APM Terminals Oakland and APM Terminals Tacoma were honored by the Pacific Maritime Read More »

New BMW’S arrive at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Five-year contract with automaker to generate 200 new jobs
The Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessel Fidelio arrived at the Port of Baltimore recently carrying the first of 50,000 new BMW’s that the auto manufacturer intends to bring through Baltimor Read More »

Savannah celebrates opening of new southeastern distribution center for Diageo beer brands

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Savannah recently welcomed additional cargo when Diageo opened its new Southeastern distribution center for imported beer. The distribution center will be operated by Matson Global Distribution Services, a third-party logistics provider. Read More »

CN awarded Innovator of the Year by Wal-Mart Canada

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Wal-Mart Canada has awarded CN the prestigious Innovator of the Year honour recognizing the railroad's ongoing efforts to deliver cutting edge supply chain solutions for Wal-Mart Canada's evolving logistics network. The award commends CN's drive and abili Read More »

Czech Railways to launch record $858 mlllion tenders

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

State-run Czech Railways will launch tenders this year worth a record 16 billion crowns ($858.4 million) for new trains and modernise old ones, a spokesman said. Read More »

Siemens teams up with China for Saudi rail bid

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Germany's Siemens has teamed up with a Chinese consortium to supply trains and equipment for 450-km (280 mile) railway in Saudi Arabia, the FT.

Citing unnamed sources, the paper said Siemens has abandoned its initial bid with the Saudi Binlad Read More »

ATA reaffirms industry support of ‘Jason’s Law’ legislation

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) strongly encourages Congress to pass 'Jason's Law' to address shortages in safe parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System, said ATA Senior Vice President Dave Osiecki during a press confe Read More »

ATA to Congress: investing in highways will improve freight movement, global competitiveness

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The federal government must provide the leadership and resources necessary to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of goods on the nation's highway system, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Senior Vice President Tim Lynch told Congress today. Read More »

Federal transportation bill should clean up dirtiest, fastest growing transportation Sector: freight

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Report highlights clean freight innovations Congress could fund to improve reliability, reduce freight-related health risks
Congress should include comprehensive funding policies for the first time in the upcoming transportation reauthorizat Read More »

Major sugar exporters formally complain on EU exports

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

A European Union decision to let its sugar beet producers dump excess output on the world market could fuel bigger European exports of the sweetener, the world's top three sugar exporters warned. The Global Sugar Alliance told the European Commission in a Read More »

Obama says he’s “going to bat” for exporters

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama unveiled a series of U.S. government actions, including export regulatory reform, designed to make exporting easier and to boost the position of U.S. exporters in overseas markets in remarks before the Export Import Bank annual conf Read More »

Google chief sees outcome “soon” in China row

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Google expects an outcome soon from its talks with China over a censorship and hacking dispute, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said.

Google threatened in January to shut its Chinese Google.cn portal and to pull back from China, citing problems Read More »

US Republican Bunning stirs anger with WTO block

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

A Republican senator who held up action earlier this month on a bill to renew jobless benefits faced more criticism for blocking approval of President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization. Read More »

US Senate bill threatens stiff penalties on China

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Members of the U.S. Congress have threatened Beijing with duties on some of its exports if it fails to revalue its currency, pressuring the Obama administration to label China a currency manipulator.

The bipartisan bill to be introduced in th Read More »

Brazil trade seen surging on Latam trade deal

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil expects a new free trade agreement with Israel to swell bilateral trade to more than $3 billion within five years, officials said.

Trade between Israel and Brazil slipped below $1 billion in 2009 from a peak of $1.6 billion in 2008 -- Read More »

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