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Hong Kong total port cargo throughput up 14% in Q1 2008

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In the first quarter of 2008, Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput increased by 14% compared to a year earlier to 62.6 million tons, according to the latest statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administra Read More »

Retail container volume below last year but climbing

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The nation’s continuing economic slowdown will keep cargo traffic at major retail container ports below last year’s levels through this summer and early fall, but month-to-month numbers are climbing and ports should see a return to year-over-year growth b Read More »

Agility to acquire leading Shenzhen-based ocean freight forwarder

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a global logistics provider, has signed a conditional agreement to acquire Cosa Freight, a full service ocean freight forwarder with offices in six key locations in China and a presence in Hong Kong, USA, and Canada. The acquisition will further Read More »

Seko opens new branch in Scotland Expands coverage of the UK

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Keith O'Brien, Managing Director of SEKO SYNERGY, said: 'Scotland is a growing and important market that is home to many industries and many young, ambitious companies that wish to succeed in the international market. We believe our award-winning range of Read More »

Toyota honors Ryder at ceremony in Japan

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Ryder System, Inc., a supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions company, announced it was presented with the 2007 Regional Contribution Award for its overall performance in providing Toyota with world-class logistics services in No Read More »

Intermodal Monthly Update report shows ‘A tale of two markets’

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Monthly Update published by FTR Associates and Gross Transportation Consulting (GTC) reports in the June issue that while Intermodal revenue movements of International shipments continued to decline, domestic shipments are showing a distinc Read More »

Taddeo appointed Chairman of TICO Canada

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Intermodal

TICO Canada Intermodal Equipment Solutions, Inc. -- a provider of flexible, efficient terminal and Intermodal equipment, systems and solutions -- announced the appointment of Dominic J. Taddeo as Chairman of the Board. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo awarded AOC by Canadian aviation authorities

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has been awarded an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) by Transport Canada, the Canadian government department responsible for developing transportation regulations, policies and services. Read More »

Aviapartner gains Cargo 2000 certification

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000 has certified Brussels-based ground handler, Aviapartner, for meeting the cargo handling requirements of its quality management system. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo appoints director for Europe, Middle East, Africa

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo airline of Volga-Dnepr Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ludwig Hamburger as Regional Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Read More »

CMA CGM plans new Asia port call in Dunkirk

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Port Authority of Dunkirk (PAD) announced that CMA CGM is introducing Dunkirk into the rotation of its FAL3 service (French Asia Line), which will arrive from China beginning August 5th, with the stopover of the CMA CGM Carmen. Read More »

Premium Article  Congress sends President transportation legislation

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after Congress sent to the President H.R. 1195, bipartisan legislation to help promote 40,000 American jobs in transportation and construction: Read More »

Premium Article  Progress on EU Open Skies spells promise for Canada

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Canadian Airports Council applauded efforts achieved in reaching a new comprehensive air services agreement with the EU, as statements from both federal government and European Union officials today indicate progress. Read More »

Premium Article  Unprecedented scale of infrastructure investment in China & India

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

China and India are spending an unprecedented $1.5 trillion on infrastructure projects in the next five years, approaching the level of US infrastructure spending for the first time, according to investor reports which identify the full scale of expenditu Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION 2008 - WMS offers multiple layers for sophisticated supply…

Karen Thuermer | June 08, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Customer requirements can be daunting. When Reliance Infocomm Limited decided to target 7.8 million potential telecom customers in India for its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) voice services, executives there chose a revolutionary distribution strat Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION 2008 - Cross-docking supports lean inventory strategies

Peter Buxbaum | June 08, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Competitive companies exhibit a continuing focus on cutting costs from their supply chain by more effectively matching supply for their products with customer demand. This requires speed and agility to move products more quickly, efficiently and cost effe Read More »

Premium Article  CARGO INSURANCE 2008 - Boom in ships and ocean trade increases risk for underwriters

George Lauriat | June 08, 2008 | International Trade

With the recent boom in shipbuilding and global ocean trade comes an increase in risk for underwriters. However the increased risk associated with more high value ships and higher value cargos doesn’t always translate into larger premiums. Read More »

Ports America wins top PMA safety awards

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the recent Pacific Maritime Association's 59th Annual Safety Awards Banquets held at various locations on the West Coast, Ports America was honored with several awards for its achievements in workplace safety, including 1st Place Coast Award Group A S Read More »

GPA,  Suez Canal Authority solidify strategic alliance

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Suez Canal Authority signed an historic agreement today to jointly promote the all-water shipping route between Asia/Indian Subcontinent and the North American East Coast and the Port of Savannah via the Suez Cana Read More »

The Savannah-Shanghai connection

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) commemorated the launch of an E-tag cargo tracking demonstration project today. With the use of an RFID technology system, the GPA and the SIPG will track cargo movement in Read More »

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