Port Metro Vancouver Terminal reaches record monthly production on container vessels

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Fraser Surrey Docks at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) achieved a record monthly average production on their container vessels in May 2009. Building on a strong monthly average in April of 29.2 container moves per hour (MPH), during the month of May, Fraser Su Read More »

DHL enhances direct LCL services

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL will enhance its Less than Container Load (LCL) services with the launch of direct LCL services connecting Tokyo and Yokohama to Chicago, US The introduction of these weekly guaranteed services reduces transit times by at least three days compared to Read More »

Zepol announces top five insights in the US Census Bureau’s merchandise trade data

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | International Trade

The United States Census Bureau released its monthly merchandise trade data report, which tracks the movement of goods between foreign countries and the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and US Foreign Trade Zones. The report found that t Read More »

Agility wins

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

The air cargo carrier thus recognized the outstanding performances in its worldwide cooperation during the last year, which was confirmed, in particular, by the high level of customer satisfaction and a double-digit growth in the business with Lufthansa C Read More »

Aegean Cargo hits 40% share from France

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aegean began twice-daily services from Paris CDG in November 2008, using A320 aircraft. It began actively marketing its cargo capacity in December, using Paris-based Transnautic Air Service. Each successive month has seen a substantial increase in uplift, Read More »

National Air Cargo receives TSA approval

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it has received approval from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to operate a Certified Cargo Screening Facility at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI. The newly designated facility will help relieve c Read More »

CMA CGM announces rate restoration on Asia-Europe trades

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide its customers with the same reliable and efficient services they are accustomed to, the CMA CGM Group has decided to restore freight rates in the Asia-Europe trade to a more sustainable level. Read More »

MPA welcomes new Far East service

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced today that the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will begin a new direct, weekly container service next month between the Port of Baltimore and the Far East. Starting on or about July 13, the new Golden Read More »

Commitment to excellence earns TOTE OHSAS 18001:2007 certification

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc., (TOTE) proudly announces its completion in April of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification process for safety standards. Read More »

Hamburg S’d expands River Plate Express service to South America

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently the container ship Rio de la Plata of the Hamburg S'd shipping company put in an appearance at Hamburg's HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Read More »

Port of Indiana receives first shipment for one of world’s largest wind farms

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Giant wind turbine components are being unloaded today and tomorrow at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world’s largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana. Read More »

Long Beach, BP dedicate plug-in power for clean air

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Officials from the Port of Long Beach and BP America were joined by elected leaders to unveil the world’s first oil tanker terminal equipped with shore power to eliminate air emissions from docked vessels. Read More »

New record for ECT and Rotterdam
Recently the 14,000-TEU

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

MSC Daniela became the largest containership to have ever left the port of Rotterdam fully laden - a European record. Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael:

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, told a group of transportation industry, academics, and government leaders at the National Transportation Infrastruct Read More »

Ag HOS exemption receives strong support

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a critique that refutes a report prepared by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center alleging safety concerns with hours-of-service exem Read More »

Cairns Group says Doha trade talks

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Prospects for wrapping up troubled world trade talks have improved, after signs of a new commitment from key players such as the United States, a group of major agricultural exporting nations said. Read More »

Bank of France less gloomy, trade deficit narrows

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

The Bank of France forecast a marginally less gloomy outlook for the French economy in the second quarter and trade figures for April showed a slight narrowing in the deficit. Read More »

Freight needs the night

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG is continuing to campaign for a practicable night flight regulation at Frankfurt Airport. At the beginning of the hearing before the Higher Administrative Court in Kassel, the Workers Council of the airfreight company launched an inform Read More »

Volga-Dnepr helps to fight pirates

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported supplies and equipment for Japan's Ministry of Defense (JGSDF) from Sendai, Japan to the Republic of Djibouti in Africa as part of a major multi-national action to wipe out sea piracy off the coast of Somalia. Read More »

MOL barge service links Phnom Penh and North America

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In another move to reduce transit times between Southeast Asia and the USWC, MOL now offers a new service between Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and North America. Read More »