Gov’t. of Canada and Montreal Port Authority join to stimulate the economy, reduce greenhouse gas

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Under Transport Canada’s Freight Technology Demonstration Fund, the Montreal Port Authority will receive a contribution of up to $500,000 towards a demonstration project involving a multiple-generator locomotive that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions a Read More »

ProLogis announces 100% occupancy at Pompano Beach Distribution Center

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced full occupancy at ProLogis Pompano Beach Distribution Center Building Three, a recently developed, 82,000-square-foot distribution facility. Read More »

Pacer to sell assets of specialized, heavy-haul trucking operation

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., the North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Universal Truckload Services, Inc. and UTS Leasing, Inc. (collectively, 'UTSI') to sell certain asse Read More »

Transportation unions applaud confirmation of Hersman as NTSB Chair

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in reaction to Senate confirmation of Deborah Hersman to be reappointed to and named Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board: 'Transportat Read More »

AAFA hails Burma import ban renewal

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) applauded both chambers of the US Congress for quickly renewing the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. In action taken July 21 by the House of Representatives (H.J. Res. 56) and July 23 by the Se Read More »

ABC reinforces reputation for carrying bloodstock

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) reinforced its reputation as a leading carrier of bloodstock by transporting British-trained racehorse, Bronze Cannon, to Russia to compete in the prestigious President Stakes. Read More »

TOTE Ships will reduce at-berth emissions by 90% in 2010

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nearly $1.5 million in grant money recently awarded to the Port of Tacoma will empower Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) to reduce the particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions of its two Orca Class vessels by an estimated 90 percent while at Read More »

Evergreen and COSCON introduce China-South East Asia Express (CSE) Service

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and Cosco Container Lines (COSCON) launched a new joint service, the China South East Asia Express Service (CSE), effective from Shanghai on July 26, 2009. Read More »

Horizon Lines reports second-quarter financial results

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net loss of $(31.1) million, or $(1.02) per share, on revenue of $278.5 million. The results reflect certain items, including a $20 million charge related to the previously disclosed class-action legal settlement in Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Metro Vancouver’s rising star

Leo Quigley | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At 40 years of age Robin Silvester must be part of a very small group of young, energetic businessmen who are the President of a major port. Silvester is a rapid-fire speaker who lacks the grey hair and Captain’s title of his predecessors.

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Premium Article  Recession hammers Great Lakes/Seaway marine industry

Leo Ryan | July 26, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

For a St. Lawrence Seaway celebrating the 50th anniversary of an engineering marvel and important commercial corridor in North America, these are grim times. As the global recession shows few signs of relaxing its grip on the US and Canadian economies, co Read More »

Premium Article  Eagar indicates NC ports are holding OK during economic crisis

Karen Thuermer | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

While Fiscal Year 2009 figures were not available at this writing, North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) officials indicate that forecasts for that year project bulk cargo tonnage for both its Port of Wilmington and Morehead City to be flat over pr Read More »

Premium Article  Advent finds opportunity in tough times

Peter Buxbaum | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Advent, Inc. stumbled by sheer good fortune on a venture that will keep the company liquid during these hard economic times. The Murray Hill, N.J.-based software developer, best known for its maritime terminal operating systems, won a contract in 2008 to Read More »

Premium Article  Recession for now, but growth for equipment handling on the horizon

George Lauriat | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Dan Vicini, who is Barloworld Handling’s account manager-jumbo truck sales, principally container handlers, has been in the business since the 1970s, and says he’s never seen market conditions as “slow” as those currently impacting the port sector. “It’s Read More »

APM Terminals Aarhus starts rail service

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Intermodal

Executives from APM Terminals Aarhus have announced a new rail shuttle service from the Port of Aarhus to serve the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The new service offers shippers a five hour transit time and frequency of up to three departures a week. Read More »

Anaheim selects HOK Los Angeles, Parsons Brinckerhoff to create intermodal center

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Intermodal

The Los Angeles office of HOK, a global architecture design firm, and Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization, announced its combined team was selected by the Anaheim Read More »

Leading vaccine company recognizes Envirotainer

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, recently presented a special award to Envirotainer for achieving 48 consecutive months without a product loss. Read More »

Cargoitalia receives AOC

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' the Italian all-cargo airline being re-launched under the new ownership of ALIS ' has achieved another milestone with the receipt of its AOC (Air Operator's Certificate) following a full review of its new operations by the Italian civil avi Read More »

Crowley building continues with launch of the latest heavy-lift deck barge

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

With Crowley's vessel construction boom in full swing, shipyard employees, Crowley personnel and distinguished guests paused to welcome the newest heavy-lift deck barge to the Crowley fleet - the 455-6 - sixth in a series of heavy-lift deck barges slated Read More »

Ocean Knight Shipping/Shanghai moves giant drilling block

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Shanghai Ocean Knight Shipping Inc, China-Member to the Worldwide Project Consortium, Ltd. (WWPC), recently coordinated transportation for 1 pc of drill block fm Nangton, Jiangsu, province to Yangtai, Shandong province. Read More »