H’egh Autoliners announces Galveston, TX new port of load for Eastern Med, Mideast

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

H'egh Autoliners, Inc. has added the Port of Galveston as a load port for the US Middle East Service. Vessels will call Galveston twice a month with port calls in the Middle East including Abu Dhabi, Aqaba, Bahrain, Beirut, Dammam, Doha, Jebel Ali, Jedda Read More »

TSA withdraws capacity program discussion amendment

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container shipping lines have advised the Federal Maritime Commission that they will not pursue an amendment to the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) that would allow them to discuss potential vessel capacity program options in the A Read More »

AXS-Alphaliner has released a new report on China’s container ports

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

AXS-Alphaliner has released a new report on China's container ports highlighting the significant over-capacity issue that port operators will face as new capacity expansion continues unabated despite a sharp decline in demand. Read More »

Port of Longview, RSG reach property agreement

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

After several months of negotiating, the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners approved a settlement agreement and option to purchase real estate with RSG Forest Products. The agreement grants the Port an option to acquire the last piece of property nee Read More »

Marit Maersk - longest containership that has ever visited the Port of Hamburg

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Having been constructed and christened at the Danish shipyard of Odense, the Marit Maersk, a giant container ship built for the MAERSK LINE shipping company, called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time on its maiden voyage. The ship's length of 367 m Read More »

FTR analysis shows intermodal losing market share in Q4 2008

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

Intermodal transport lost market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2008, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Intermodal's share of US long-haul (550+ mile) movements of international and domestic containerized freight dropped by 0.2% to Read More »

TNT acquires LIT Cargo of Chile

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

TNT announced the acquisition of 100% of LIT Cargo, a leading express delivery company in Chile. The acquisition gives TNT a strong nationwide road network in Chile and strengthens its position in the country's domestic express delivery market. Read More »

Truck-involved fatality rate declines 5.8% in 2007

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

Figures recently released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) indicate that the truck-involved fatality rate in 2007 declined 5.8% to 2.12 per 100 million miles from 2.25 per 100 million miles in 2006. Read More »

AA Cargo meets initial TSA screening

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has successfully met the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) mandate to screen 50% of cargo on all passenger planes, as directed by Change 5 to the Aircraft Operator Standard Security Pro Read More »

AMI Express sees heavyweights and imports boom

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

AMI Express ' the express division of the world's largest trade-only airfreight wholesaler ' has seen a dramatic increase in heavyweight shipments from the UK to the Americas, following a total overhaul of its rate structures in March 2008. Import shipmen Read More »

Pilot Freight Services shows continued growth throughout 2008

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced shipment figures and record revenue for the year ending Dec. 31, 2008. The company reported revenue for the year of $372.9 million, up 9.7% from 2007. Read More »

Grand Alliance cooperation with ZIM on Pacific North West trade

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced they would cooperate with ZIM in two strings in the trans-Pacific trade, with immediate effect. The scope includes North China and Japan, South China, South East Asia to Canada and US North West Coast (NWX and PNX Read More »

NYK restructures Asia-Central & LatAm services

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) announced a restructuring of its MAREX service, which links Asia with Hawaii and Central America, and the company's ALEX service, which links Asia with Latin America. Read More »

Proper lay-up arrangements curb insurance claims

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Against a background of rising claims costs, the UK P&I Club has issued guidelines to its owners about P&I cover for laid-up ships to help them prepare and maintain their vessels----and a comprehensive note on the return of calls. Read More »

Sale of Dock Express 10 & 12 to optimize Dockwise fleet

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announced the sale of two type IV vessels to optimize the composition of the company's fleet with an increasing focus on premium cargoes. Both Dock Express 10 and 12 have been sold to an undisclosed buyer at a modest book profit to Dockwise Read More »

ICTSI names new CEO for Baltic port

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently named Krzysztof Szymborski Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland. Read More »

ICTSI Syrian unit to handle transshipment

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Syrian Government recently granted Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) the authority to handle transshipment, making TICT the first and only terminal in the country to handle transshipment. Read More »

Over 100 liner services connect Hamburg to the world’s ports

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hamburg has one of the most comprehensive liner networks in Europe, which in turn means that it plays an important role as a transport hub for global cargo flows. Specialized liner traffic connects Hamburg to six continents. Over 100 container liner servi Read More »

CMA CGM obtains Port of Lattakia Concession

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM has signed a concession agreement with Lattakia Port General Company (LPGC) to manage and operate a container terminal in the Syrian port of Lattakia (Lattakia Container Terminal) for a period of 10 years (extendable to 15 years). Read More »

OHL presents 10+2 compliance solutions

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

OHL, a global third-party logistics solutions company, recently introduced a three-tiered Importer Security Filing (ISF) solution making it simple for importers to comply with new federal regulations known as the 10+2 rule. Enforced by the United States C Read More »