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Massport commemorates five years of China trade

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Massachusetts Port Authority officials, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Governor Deval Patrick, Lt. Governor Tim Murray, and Capt. Wei Jiafu, President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company ('COSCO') commemorated the fifth anniversar Read More »

Logistec Stevedoring appoints new VP Sales & Mktg.

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Mr. Serge Dubreuil, President of Logistec Stevedoring, Inc., a subsidiary of Logistec Corporation, announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Vannelli as Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing. Read More »

NASSTRAC opposes more time for NCC and rate bureaus

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

NASSTRAC has filed replies with the STB opposing requests by the NCC and many regional rate bureaus seeking extensions of a year or more in their antitrust immunity. NASSTRAC supports the May 7, 2007 decision of the board terminating antitrust immunity fo Read More »

CH Powell expands through Tandem Global Logistics

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

CH Powell Company, a United States' based customs broker and transportation intermediary, in business since 1919, announced its participation in the new global freight transportation network ' Tandem Global Logistics. Read More »

Eurotunnel signs railway partnership agreement with the Port of Dunkirk

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Intermodal

Eurotunnel and the Port Autonome de Dunkerque (PAD) have signed a strategic partnership agreement with the intention of developing a coordinated approach to rail freight activities. Read More »

NITL opposes ports of L.A./L.B. truck plan

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Intermodal

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) told port officials in a letter that it strongly opposes a proposed new program by the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to place restrictions on trucks operating in and out of the ports. Read More »

US firms campaign to win S.Korea trade deal

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

US business groups, hoping to see a "gold standard" trade deal with South Korea in place this fall, are launching a campaign to overcome opposition in Congress to the deal's provision on autos. Read More »

China to cut some export rebates

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

China will remove or reduce tax rebates on nearly 3,000 export categories, including some metals products, textiles, shoes and other manufactured goods, to help reduce its trade surplus, the Finance Ministry said. Read More »

Canada April wholesale trade unexpectedly lower

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

A sharp drop in automotive sales pushed Canadian wholesale trade unexpectedly lower by 3.1% in April from March, wiping out strong gains made in the previous two months, Statistics Canada said. Read More »

China actively seeking WTO deal, wary of farm cuts

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | International Trade

The head of the WTO rejected suggestions that China is not doing enough to help global free-trade talks but said Beijing is wary of agreeing to more farm tariff cuts so soon after joining the world trade body. Read More »

Etihad places $2.2 billon order for 12 new aircraft

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways has placed an order with Airbus worth US$2.2 billion at list prices for 12 new wide-body aircraft that includes four A340-600s, five A330 passenger aircraft and three A330 freighters. Read More »

Southwest Airlines Cargo enhances customer service

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Southwest Airlines Cargo announced it has purchased the AdvancedCargo Suite from Lufthansa Systems. This new system will help the airline optimize its air cargo booking, handling, and accounting processes, thus enhancing Customer Service. Shippers will Read More »

NYK Invests in Jett8 Airlines Cargo

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has invested US$5 million in Jett8 Airlines Cargo, a new international cargo airline based in Singapore, following a heads of agreement reached in February 2007. Read More »

MOL to launch India- USEC service

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Liner Shipping

MOL announced that beginning July 2007, the company will offer a new service that will directly connect India and the United States. Read More »

2007 peak season opens for trans-Pacific shipping lines

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Liner Shipping

With factory holidays in Japan and China behind them, and with summer and back-to-school retail shipments building, container shipping lines are reporting nearly full vessels from Asia to all U.S coasts. Network capacity constraints have already produced Read More »

NYK service from Asia to Tunisia and Morocco

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The new service, part of NYK's global expansion of Liner services, will utilize the Grand Alliance's expanded EU M loop and involve transshipment to Tunisia and Morocco via Barcelona. Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Move to San Diego puts a dent in Hueneme’s year-end

Leo Quigley | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Vehicle imports at the Port of Hueneme, CA, received a major dent when Mazda Motors of America decided to move its operations to the Port of San Diego last year. Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Military “pushes the envelope” in ro/ro technology

Karen Thuermer | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

In April, three Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships set sail from the Port of Savannah carrying US Army cargo for troops in Iraq. Two of the vessels -- the USNS Watson and USNS Charlton, were government-owned, contractor-operated large, medium-speed, rol Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Mercedes-Benz to benefit from Brunswick projects

Paul Scott Abbott | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Mercedes-Benz USA is poised to be one of the first entities to benefit from roadway improvements that enhance connectivity and efficiency at the Georgia Ports Authority’s Port of Brunswick. Read More »

ICTSI readies take over Syrian terminal

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is preparing to take over operations of one of its recent port acquisitions, the Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria. Read More »

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