Premium Article  Port Everglades’ Florida International Terminal earns ISO certification

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades is pleased to announce that Florida International Terminal, LLC (FIT), a marine terminal operator, has earned the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2008) certification.

“This certification demonstrates F Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Gulf seaports add customers, infrastructure

Paul Scott Abbott | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

New customers and new facilities are springing up at the ports of the Gulf Coast of Florida, which serve a diverse range of markets, from offshore energy and bulk commodities to containerized cargo and breakbulk goods.

Exploring the latest at seaports Read More »

Premium Article  Florida ports seen gaining from transshipped cargos

Paul Scott Abbott | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Florida’s seaports won’t necessarily gain from new direct calls of all-water services transiting an expanded Panama Canal, but they can expect to benefit from increased volumes of cargo transshipped via Caribbean hubs.
- By Paul Scott Abbott, Read More »

Premium Article  Florida legislator proposes $500 million boost for ports

Paul Scott Abbott | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A member of the Florida House of Representatives is advancing legislation aimed at raising some $500 million for port-related infrastructure and logistics development and education.

State Rep. Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, said he is introducing a pair o Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics wins Jaguar Land Rover contract

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

One of the world's leading providers of finished vehicle logistics, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has won a new five year contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to ship its vehicles from the United Kingdom to North America and Oceania. Read More »

Cargotec signs an agreement with DP World Djazair for 10 Kalmar Reachstackers

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

DP World Djazair - a joint venture between DP World and the state of Algeria - has awarded Cargotec an order for 10 Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers. The machines will be delivered during the first quarter 2010. This order was booked in the fourth quarter 2009 Read More »

New container terminal in Northwest Russia orders Kalmar container handling equipment

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order for 12 Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors and one Kalmar DCF 90-45E7 empty container handler from the newly-built Container Terminal at the Seaport of St Petersburg. The order was booked in the fourth quarter 2009 order intake. Read More »

Opposition to proposed exemptions to the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Letter to Secretary LaHood by J. Craig Shearman VP, Government Affairs Public Relations, National Retail Federation
On behalf of the undersigned national and state associations representing importers, exporters, and the logistics industries Read More »

Five years of the green port policy at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s transformation into an environmental leader among seaports worldwide began five years ago this month with approval of the Green Port Policy.

The Port had been pursuing environmental programs, but the Long Beach Board Read More »

Commission to consider $9 million in incentives

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Vessel, terminal operators would get boost
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider adding nearly $9 million in incentives to further boost participation in the Green Flag air quality program and increase the use of trains Read More »

Ports America expands its handling capacity at PNCT with order for Kalmar Edrive® straddle carriers

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has been awarded an order for four Kalmar ESC350W straddle carriers from Ports America. The new Edrive® units will help the customer handle increasing cargo volumes at its Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) facility. Delivery of the machines w Read More »

Landstar integrates TransCore’s CarrierWatch Monitoring Service into their Transportation Management

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore announces that Landstar System, Inc., one of the nation's largest transportation and logistics services and ranked first in Fortune magazine's 2009 list of 'America's Most Admired Companies' in the trucking category, has completed integration of Read More »

ATA joins suit challenging California low carbon fuel standard

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California's recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The regulation adopted by the California Air Resources Board requires annual redu Read More »

FTR reports strengthening freight may lead to higher Truck sales in 2011

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

Accelerating economic activity has led FTR Associates to increase its estimates of the amount of truck freight that was moving at year-end 2009, as reported in the January edition of FTR's North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Report. If sustained, Read More »

CN announces new $100-million Calgary Logistics Park

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced it plans to establish a new $100-million CN Calgary Logistics Park (in Conrich, located in Rocky View County north east of Calgary.

The 680-acre park is planned to include a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal with room for cust Read More »

Smiths Detection, Lufthansa Cargo & Covenant team up to provide all-in-one air cargo solution

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Air Cargo

Smiths Detection, Lufthansa Cargo and Covenant Aviation Security, LLC, will provide an all-in-one TSA-approved security solution for the freight forwarding, air cargo shipping and logistics industry in the United States. Read More »

Cargo 2000 awards quality certification to SATS

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), the leading ground handler and inflight caterer at Singapore Changi Airport has gained certification in Cargo 2000's quality standards.

As part of the audit, SATS had to convince the assessors that Read More »

Emirates heads to Malaysia three times daily

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates, the international airline of the United Arab Emirates, has added an extra daily connection between its hub in Dubai and the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, bringing the total number to 21 weekly, non-stop flights.

The service has been estab Read More »

Crowley completes largest post-disaster cargo lightering operation in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), successfully discharged 202 20-foot containers of relief supplies across a beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday marking the largest post-disaster l Read More »

Atlantic Container line moves its corporate headquater

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Atlantic Container Line AB ( has relocated its corporate headquarters from Iselin, New Jersey to its newly constructed office in Westfield, New Jersey. ACL houses its corporate staff on the top two floors of the new 41,000 square foot, 3 Read More »