Groundforce Portugal joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

Groundforce Portugal has joined the growing ranks of air cargo handling organizations that have made a commitment to join Cargo 2000's quality management program to support airlines and freight forwarders. Read More »

ANS named JetBlue Cargo’s GSA

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

JetBlue Cargo has appointed Airline Network Services as its General Sales Agent for New York's Metropolitan Area, a territory that includes New York City's suburban counties and portions of New Jersey. Read More »

NYK receives highest rating on SMBC environmental friendliness assessment

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

NYK's high rating is the result of its environmental management system and environmental communications, both of which were determined to be at an extremely high level, in addition to the company's environment-sensitive corporate management, which was ass Read More »

UK Defence Club strategy copes with increased claims

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Despite claims levels rising significantly as a result of the worldwide financial turmoil and downturn in the shipping market, the UK Defence Club increased its entries, premium and investment income and level of reserves in 2008/9. Read More »

SCI, MSC seven ships in ISES service between Hamburg - India

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), based in Geneva, are together running a regular weekly service (ISES) between northern Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Read More »

CMA CGM upgraded service between Asia, Mideast

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The NEW CIMEX will be an enhanced service in partnership with CSCL, in replacement of CMA CGM CIMEX / CSCL AMA services, featuring two major changes: Read More »

Cold Ironing Project ’ Port of Antwerp and Independent Container Line

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Antwerp has taken an important step forward in the fight against port-related air pollution. Seagoing ships belonging to Independent Container Line (ICL) will henceforth be able to use a shore-based electricity supply when they are lying at be Read More »

Oakland adopts comprehensive truck management plan

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners adopted the Port of Oakland’s Maritime Comprehensive Truck Management Plan (CTMP) at their board meeting. The CTMP addresses air quality, safety and security, business and operations, and community issues related to Read More »

Governor Crist tours Port Everglades

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp toured Port Everglades with Port Director Phillip C. Allen for a first-hand glimpse of three current construction projects that are being partially funded through $24 million in state grants and su Read More »

VPA adds third first-in vessel call

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia was the first US East Coast port call on a reconfigured vessel service that connects the Caribbean with the East Coast. Read More »

ATA applauds new strategies for surface transportation

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauded the leaders of the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Highways and Transit Subcommittee for its draft of a comprehensive transportation and infrastructure plan for the future. Read More »

CTP urges Congress to support Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a coalition of more than 100 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, sent a letter to members of Congress. The letter urged mem Read More »

Freight Coalition hails new surface transportation blueprint

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors commended House leadership for introducing a blueprint framework that includes a number of the critical programmatic components necessary to address goods movement infrastructure needs in the next s Read More »

EU trade chief rejects Russia accusation on WTO bid

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

The European Union's trade chief rejects Russian accusations that Brussels is to blame for Moscow's failed unilateral bid to join the World Trade Organization, her spokesman said. Read More »

Mexico posts May trade surplus despite exports plunge

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

Mexico posted a surprise trade surplus in May as exports declined at a slower rate despite a flu outbreak that forced some factories to idle, encouraging the view that the recession's darker days are past. Read More »

China defends export policies against WTO complaint

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

China rejected US and European charges that its restrictions on raw materials exports violate international trade rules, saying that its policies were in keeping with WTO regulations. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo partner Jade Cargo expands

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

The German-Chinese freight airline Jade Cargo International is further expanding its European network. In future, the freight airline will fly from Asia to Vienna and, in addition, increase its frequencies to and from Amsterdam. Prior to this, Jade Cargo Read More »

Qatar Airways extends Cargo 2000’s program in the Mideast

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000's program to improve the quality of air cargo is increasing its coverage of the Middle East following Qatar Airways Cargo's decision to become a Regional Associate Member. Read More »

Is domestic airfreight an endangered species?

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

Assorted analysts and pundits are calling domestic airfreight a "vanishing industry." Domestic air cargo had been declining even before the current, deep Recession slugged our economy. Today, airfreight within the US is a shadow of its once vigorous sel Read More »

Rickmers donates EUR 1 million to World Future Council

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

As part of their "175 Years of Rickmers in Shipping" anniversary, Hamburg shipowners and businessmen Bertram and Erck Rickmers have donated one million euros to the World Future Council (WFC). "On the occasion of the family's 175th anniversary we would li Read More »