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$1.2 billion in improvements for George Bush Intercontinental

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Houston Airport System (HAS) in partnership with Continental Airlines, today, announced details of a $1.2 billion renovation project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which will result in the expansion of the airport's Terminal B to 1.7 m Read More »

AirBridgeCargo takes delivery of 3rd Boeing 747-400ER

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest international cargo carrier, has taken delivery of its third B747-400ER Freighter from The Boeing Company. Read More »

YRDICT steps up to cargo consolidation

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal Ltd. (YRDICTL) recently boosted cargo consolidation service at the Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal (YRDICT) in China with the opening of an independent gate for the terminal's con Read More »

Sears names Crowley ‘Partner in Progress’ for 6th consecutive year

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner services group was recognized by Sears as a Partner in Progress for the 6th consecutive year during a formal awards ceremony at the Normandy Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read More »

The Grand Alliance starts new European Service

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance is pleased to announce the implementation of a new EU5 Service and updates to our dedicated Far East service. These changes reflect our commitment to responding to the needs of customers due to the growth of the Chinese mainland market. Read More »

Premium Article  NE PORTS / CHEMICALS 2008 - Canadian East Coast ports forge ahead

Leo Ryan | April 06, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Canadian ports on the east coast are generally enjoying steady growth in cargo activity and targeting investments in infrastructure and technology to increase business. And even though it has been going through a difficult period due largely to carrier re Read More »

Premium Article  NE PORTS / CHEMICALS 2008 - A one-time deal

Peter Buxbaum | April 06, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Be careful what you wish for, because it might come true. That could very well be the mantra being repeated by ocean carriers operating in the United States-to-Asia trades out of the port of New York and New Jersey. Read More »

Premium Article  NE PORTS / CHEMICALS 2008 - Should the State of Maine expropriate Pan Am railways?

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

For decades, Maine shippers have suffered with bad service from Pan Am Railways, the biggest line in the state. Ironically, just as the Legislature is entertaining an effort to expropriate Pan Am’s lines because of the bad service, many are saying that se Read More »

Premium Article  NE PORTS / CHEMICALS 2008 - Local freight buoys Port of Boston results

George Lauriat | April 06, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Former Speaker of House and a Massachusetts political icon, Thomas “Tip” O’Neil is once remarked, “All politics are local.” To a degree that holds true for the Port of Boston’s box shippers. “It’s a local market, and that’s not a bad thing,” says Mike Leo Read More »

Premium Article  NE PORTS / CHEMICALS 2008 - Post-9/11 mandates impact transportation of chemicals

Paul Scott Abbott | April 06, 2008 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Private and public sectors are working together to enhance security and safety of transportation of chemicals, both through new procedures and the development of next-generation rail tank cars. Read More »

Premium Article  NE PORTS / CHEMICALS 2008 - Moderate upturn forecast in Seaway 50th season

Leo Ryan | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The St. Lawrence Seaway launched its 50th commercial navigation season in late March under difficult weather conditions, with ice and snow provoking considerable delays for vessels in channels and on the Great Lakes. In many instances, ice-breaker support Read More »

PHA first port to meet new ISO security standards

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

ABS Quality Evaluations certified the security management system of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), Port Police to ISO 28000:2007. The PHA has become the first port authority in the world to receive ISO 28000:2007 certification. Read More »

AAPA leaders told re-authority of SAFETEA-LU is ‘heavy lift’

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Reauthorization of federal transportation legislation poses immense challenges, according to Jack Schenendorf, vice chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. Read More »

Chinese shipping lines’ depots new charge unjustified

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

We regret the decision of the Hong Kong Container Depot and Repair Association, Ltd. to go ahead with the new charge of In/Out Depot Management Fee on April 1st. The new charge is going to be collected without any justification nor any obvious value addin Read More »

YRC Logistics launches new global services in Mexico

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

YRC Logistics, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., announced that it will start offering global forwarding services in Mexico to better serve their clients worldwide. Read More »

What’s in a name? 3PL or freight forwarder

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

After 30 years in the transportation business, I still am waiting for a clear, simple explanation re the differences between a 3PL organization and a freight forwarder. Read More »

ATA urges federal government to help bring down fuel prices

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is urging the Bush Administration to act quickly to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers. Read More »

WFS acquires majority shareholding in British Airways Regional Cargo

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

WFS has purchased its 60% stakeholding from three of BARC's founders; Bryan Bullman, Jim Dunwoody and Malcolm Jackson. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The remaining 40% of shares will continue to be held by British Airways World Cargo (B Read More »

Open Skies is here - DFW celebrates new international service

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

The much-anticipated first flights under the international Open Skies agreement landed at DFW last week. Arriving flights from London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol were honored with a "shower of affection" by the Airport's Fire Department as they rolled Read More »

FESCO’s Vasily Golovin, arrives at the Port of Everett after polar expedition

AJOT | April 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

FESCO'S ice class vessel, the Vasily Golovin, arrived at the Port of Everett after being chartered by the Argentinean Navy to re-supply the Argentina Antarctic Station with 220 tons of fuel, provisions, and research equipment, along with carrying 2 Read More »

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