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Project cargo specialist warns of vessel shortage

AJOT | April 29, 2007 | Liner Shipping

An ocean cargo specialist is warning that bottlenecks will continue to tighten in 2007 and during the remainder of the decade for shippers of heavy, oversized and outsized freight known as project cargo. Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Revenue management system helps Continental manage revenues, bookings

Karen Thuermer | April 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo, a division of Continental Airlines, recently raised its annual revenue 2.5% by applying revenue management technology that has proven its value in the hotel, retail and passenger industries. But this is just the beginning. By u Read More »

Go-ahead for Liverpool’s post -Panamax container terminal

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The '90 million development on the River Mersey would almost double container capacity at the Port of Liverpool ' Britain's third ranking deep-sea container port and the No 1 gateway for container trade with North America. Read More »

Port of Long Beach breaks ground on security hub

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Long Beach broke ground on a $20-million Security Command and Control Center, a post-9/11 facility for the Port's expanding Security Division and its law enforcement partners. Read More »

Port of Indiana welcomes first ships of the season

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Cyprus-flagged Isolda, captained by Z. Ksiezopolski, arrived carrying 8,148 metric tons of steel coils from Ijmuiden, Holland. Built in 1999, the 653-foot vessel stopped in Cleveland before coming to the Port of Indiana and next traveled to Milwaukee Read More »

Hong Kong 2006 total port cargo throughput up four percent

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the fourth quarter of 2006, the port of Hong Kong handled 6.2 million teus of containers, representing a five percent increase compared to a year earlier. Within this total, both laden and empty containers rose five percent to five million teus and 1.1 Read More »

Rail industry: balances investments with returns

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Intermodal

The railroad industry continues taking steps to increase the amount of traffic it can handle, but the chief executives of the largest railroads warned that capacity investments must be balanced with the returns they generate. Read More »

Old Dominion to purchase selected assets of Priority Freight Lines

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Intermodal

Earl E. Congdon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced that it would purchase selected assets of Priority Freight Lines, headquartered in Sumner, WA. Priority Freight Lines, produced revenue of approximately $17 Read More »

CN Rail lifts lockout as legislation passes

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co. lifted its lockout of picketing workers as Canadian lawmakers ordered an end to the labor dispute at the country's largest railway. Read More »

Panama hikes canal tolls to find expansion

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | International Trade

A 30% increase in Panama Canal container tolls is leading some carriers to consider diverting some cargo through the Suez Canal. The Panama Canal Authority announced it will implement annual increases of ten% for the next three years beginning in July. Th Read More »

Agility announces purchase of Houston-based WTS and Global Express Line

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | International Trade

Agility (formerly PWC Logistics), a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions, announced an agreement to purchase WTS of Houston, Inc., (WTS), and its sister company, World Transportation Services, Inc., (Global Express Line). With more than 20 Read More »

Domestic air service fulfills certain needs

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

Figures recently released by the Air Transport Association (ATA) indicate that domestic cargo traffic for the US airlines fell to its lowest monthly total in three years in February, slipping 0.6%. The 914.1 million cargo ton-miles the ATA counted on the Read More »

New Service for Thamesport

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Thamesport (London), Limited announced that the South Africa Europe Container Service (SAECS) ('Intermediate' string) will commence calls at the Medway port from 29th March 2007, with the arrival of the 1,800-teu Sirius. Read More »

MTLA names Jamian as new Affiliate Member

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Transport & Logistics Advisors (MTLA) announced the addition of Mr. John Jamian, former Acting Maritime Administrator for the US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration, to its select group of Affiliate Members. Read More »

Safmarine upgrades Safari shipping services

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine's Safari shipping services between the Far East and South Africa are to be upgraded following the deployment of new larger, faster vessels and the inclusion of an additional, direct port of call at Ningbo, China. The service upgrades are set to Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE—Canadian shippers see further growth in trans-Atlantic trade

Leo Ryan | April 15, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Even though Canadian trade with Asia has soared in the past few years, commercial exchanges and overall trans-Atlantic maritime trade with Europe have not stagnated: they have even maintained strong growth. This trend could offer opportunities for shippin Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE—Larger containerships enhance Charleston’s trans-Atlantic role

Paul Scott Abbott | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

As increasingly large containerships ply trans-Atlantic routes, officials of the South Carolina State Ports Authority are looking to further boost the Port of Charleston’s role in trade with Europe. Read More »

Port of Savannah announces new Suez Service

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Maersk Line announced today the addition of the Port of Savannah to Maersk's MECL2 service. Read More »

Long Beach, Los Angeles and Alameda Corridor impact California’s economy

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A trade impact study issued by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) underscores the role of nation's two largest container ports play as critical economic powerhouses and job generators for both the Read More »

PHA Commission approves TWIC, $5mln. in additional security projects

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved nearly $5 million in security improvements, including payment of up to $100,000 for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) enrollment fees on behalf of its Commissioners Read More »

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