Lufthansa sends special flight with aid for earthquake victims in Haiti

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo recently flew a MD-11 freighter carrying around 75 tons of relief supplies for the quake victims in Haiti.

The Federal Agency for Technical Air (THW) is handling the logistics and coordinating the relief mission on behalf of t Read More »

Emirates Airline to launch Tokyo service in March 2010

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates has announced its plans to launch direct services to Tokyo ' Japan's capital city and one of the world's foremost economic centers. Read More »

airBaltic appoints MAC Holdings in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

MAC Holdings ' a member of the EGSAC cargo GSSA network - has been appointed to represent airBaltic Cargo offline in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. This is the first time that the airline has been represented in Sri Lanka, and cargo is already beginning to f Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands business ExtrAA program

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) unveiled its redesigned Business ExtrAA' program, which allows nearly all cargo customers to earn travel awards for booking cargo shipments. For every shipment on American Airlines, regardless of the size or boo Read More »

AirbridgeCargo Airlines awards Europe- wide distribution contract to Wallenborn Group

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Wallenborn will provide a full distribution package out of the six hubs AirBridgeCargo serves with Boeing 747-400 freighter services in Europe. ABC connects Europe with China. Hong Kong and Japan via Moscow with 28 flights a week, offering the most effici Read More »

Crowley Cargo lightering operation Successful in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Barges and cranes being mobilized for temporary docking and cargo ops in the port
Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command, successfully discharged 12 20-foot containers of relief supplies acr Read More »

Crowley promotes Ayala to director, labor relations

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Jose Ayala has been promoted to director of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation. Ayala will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue reporting to Steve Demeroutis, Crowley's vice president of labor relations.

In his new pos Read More »

Last decade exhibited a number of important trends air freight

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | International Trade

The end of a decade invariably brings pundits and other assorted experts out of the woodwork to pontificate on the changes which occurred during the previous ten year period. The $100 billion air freight industry is no exception. A wide variety of indust Read More »

Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes year in review

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a highly volatile business environment, Liebherr’s Mobile Harbour Crane Division delivered satisfactory operational performance. In 2009, deliveries amounted to 74 Mobile Harbour Cranes and thus were 27% below those of the previous year’s period. In co Read More »

Port joins Haiti relief efforts

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Commissioner Wayne Richards is taking a leading role in Palm Beach County’s response to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. At a mobilization meeting of community leaders on Friday, Richards described a two prong approach. First, Missionary Flights Read More »

First shipment of stones for Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2 sea defences

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

On January 17th, the Yeoman Bontrup, the first ship carrying stones for the hard sea defences for Maasvlakte 2, was unloaded in Rotterdam. The stones come from Bremanger (Norway), about 200 km north of Bergen. During the coming two years, a ship loaded wi Read More »

ATA tells FMCSA: no basis for shortening hours of service

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

ATA representatives and other trucking industry speakers gave the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) a clear message: 'The current Hours of Service (HOS) rules are working. Retain them but add flexibility to the sleeper berth provision.' Read More »

CN donates C$100,000 to Red Cross to support humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti and will match…

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced it will make an initial donation of C$100,000 to the Red Cross in support of the agency's relief efforts in Haiti. In addition, CN is launching a program for employee donations to the Red Cross and will match employee contributions dollar-for Read More »

Truck-involved fatality rate declines 12.3% in 2008

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

The trucking industry is safer than ever, according to truck Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) figures just released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and previously released National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) data on cra Read More »

National Retail Systems appoints Ahern VP, International

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

Former Agility Executive Will Oversee Continued Expansion of SinoNRS and Integrated Factory-to-Store Import Solutions for U.S. Retailers National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of logistics services to U.S. retailers, pharmaceutical compan Read More »

AirBridgeCargo is Fraport Cargo Services’ top performer at Frankfurt Airport in 2009

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, recently announced the winners among its airline customers at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for the 'Best Cargo Performer 2009' award.

AirBr Read More »

Etihad to operate relief cargo flight to Haiti

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo will operate a special Red Crescent and Khalifa Welfare Foundation charter flight to Haiti , carrying medical and humanitarian supplies to the earthquake hit country.

The MD11 aircraft, which will use its full capacity of Read More »

Aid arrives in Haiti following devastating earthquake

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering's worldwide offices have been extensively involved with the effort to get search and rescue teams and emergency relief supplies to thousands of people affected by last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti.

In Read More »

MASkargo looking at growth for 2010

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Malaysia Airlines Cargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) is initiating intensive efforts to drive the company performance to achieve bigger targets for the year 2010.

For the most part, 2009 was very dismal for the air cargo industry as a consequenc Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Airlines flies missions to deliver aid to HaitiI

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines operated a third flight as part of a humanitarian cargo delivery program to help victims of the strong earthquake in Haiti. The flight from Paris-Vatry Airport in France followed operations to Port-au-Prince from Geneva and 'rebro. Vo Read More »