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Premium Article  LATIN AMERICA TRADE EDT. - MIA remains market leader for cargo to/from Latin America

Karen Thuermer | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Other airports in the United States have their eyes set on making better connections with South America, but Miami International Airport (MIA) already does that and remains the behemoth provider in that market for both cargo and passenger operations.

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Premium Article  LATIN AMERICA TRADE EDT. - Trailer Bridge makes history with new Dominican service

Paul Scott Abbott | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Trailer Bridge Inc.’s introduction this month of new container service between Jacksonville and the Dominican Republic breaks ground on multiple fronts – from its use of 53-foot-long containers in a non-Jones Act trade to the fact that it links the Caribb Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICA TRADE EDT. - Brazil looking to overcome challenges to flow of trade

Paul Scott Abbott | August 19, 2007 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Insufficient port infrastructure and other challenges continue to hinder the efficient flow of trade in Brazil, but Latin America’s largest nation is looking to make progress, according to the Jacksonville Port Authority’s recently appointed manager of La Read More »

Delaware River dredging confirmation brings major port development a step closer

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A world class container port development at the Port of Philadelphia moved closer with the appearance here of United States Senator Arlen Specter confirming the government's commitment to fund the 45-foot Delaware River dredging project. Read More »

Port of Seattle to enter labor agreement for terminal projects

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to enter Project Labor Agreements (PLA) for two new construction projects in the Seattle harbor, including conversion of Terminal 30 into a container terminal, and expansion of Terminal 91 as a base for cruise shi Read More »

Groundbreaking for West Vancouver Freight Access Project

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

United States Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) spent part of the Congressional Recess today at the Port of Vancouver USA's Terminal 1 assisting in the groundbreaking for the West Vancouver Freight Access Project, which will provide congestion relief on the mai Read More »

USF Holland drivers reach milestones

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

USF Holland recently honored three drivers for driving two million miles without a preventable accident, and 33 drivers for driving one million miles without a preventable accident. Read More »

Con-way Freight expands freight assembly center in Montgomery, NY.

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

Completed in June, the 67,000 square-foot facility now features 63 new dock doors. The expanded facility increases freight handling capacity to 3.6 million pounds per day ' an addition of two million pounds daily. Con-way FACs are strategically located, h Read More »

Hines named President and COO of Celadon Group, Inc.

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

With more than 20 years of experience, Hines has a proven track record of leading complex organizations in the trucking industry. Prior to joining Celadon in his current role, he had previously served on Celadon's board of directors since July 2006. Read More »

‘Aid for trade’ targets Latin American trade

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The Inter-American Development Bank is helping small and medium-sized exporters in Colombia obtain access to the US market with a grant of $850,000. The grant comes through the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund. The Washington-based IDB is also active in Read More »

China’s factories slow the tempo in July

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

China's industrial output slowed more than expected in July after tax changes made exports less attractive, suggesting to some economists that the country's politically sensitive trade surplus may shrink in coming months. Read More »

US agency, lawmakers seek tests of China-made toys

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The US toy industry is under growing pressure from US lawmakers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to launch a testing program to ensure the safety of products from China, officials said. Read More »

Li & Fung H1 jumps 38%, unveils buys

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

Li & Fung, the sourcing and trading firm that posted a 38% jump in first-half earnings, has agreed to buy two firms for nearly US$250 million and is looking for more. Read More »

Trade officials reject calls for NAFTA overhaul

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The top trade officials of Canada, the United States and Mexico dismissed calls to overhaul or scrap NAFTA, but said parts of the trade deal could always be improved. Read More »

Vitoria is the popular choice for freighter operations

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Over the last few weeks, the specialist team of Vitoria Integrated Air Services (VIAS) have been busy dealing with several charter flights at Vitoria Airport. The first flight was an AN-124 containing four helicopters from Korea destined for the Toledo fi Read More »

Aviation infrastructure expert sees Piedmont Triad as potential ‘aerotropolis’

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

During his keynote address at the Piedmont Triad Partnership Annual Community Meeting, aviation and logistics expert John Kasarda, PhD, told a regional audience of more than 350 that the Piedmont Triad can 'fundamentally transform the region's global c Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo Charter uses Girjet B747F

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Charter's satellite office in Madrid was the first broker to contract Girjet's B747-200 freighter for a long haul charter flight from Vitoria to Lima / Peru. Read More »

TSA cautions of tight space as peak season progresses

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The carrier research and discussion group is reporting consistently high ship utilization numbers since May and going forward through the summer; higher monthly volume and utilization totals relative to 2006; and increased congestion at Asian ports ' nota Read More »

COSCO first to inaugurate service to new Prince Rupert container terminal

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has announced that that they will commence calling Maher Terminal's new container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada during the 4th quarter of 2007. The announcement was made by Howard Fin Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA PORTS & TRADE - Logistics services in China offers opportunity, risk

Karen Thuermer | August 12, 2007 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Despite the scrutiny some poorly and questionable Chinese made products are receiving today, China remains a powerhouse for manufactured goods. Just as quality must stand behind brand name, efficient distribution systems are imperative for the continued s Read More »

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