Carrier Transicold reaches milestone with Maersk

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mirroring 40 years of escalating growth in refrigerated seaborne trade, Carrier Transicold's Container Products Group recently achieved a new milestone: production of its 700,000th container refrigeration unit. That's far and away the greatest number of c Read More »

Matson honored by Toyota Logistics

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company has been honored with a 2008 Toyota Logistics Excellence award for outstanding achievement. This is the second consecutive year Matson has received this honor from Toyota Logistics. Read More »

Crowley announces organizational changes

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it has made several organizational changes within its contract services and marine operations groups. John Ara has been named vice president, contract services, and Chris Peterson has been named vice president, Read More »

CMA CGM to launch new direct service between North Europe, Greece, Turkey

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group announced the launch, effective June 1st, 2009, of its new service linking North Europe, Greece and Turkey: The French Europe Med EXPRESS (FEMEX). Read More »

Sour economy takes toll on US-Flag lakers in April

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

US-Flag vessels working the Great Lakes saw their cargo totals plummet in April as steel mills, iron ore mines, and other industrial activities slumped from the weight of the recession. Cargo movement totaled only 5.1 million tons, a decrease of 45% compa Read More »

WWL adds Ecuador, Peru to North America/South America Trade

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

John Felitto, Executive Vice President, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Region Americas, explains, South America's economy attracts a variety of ro/ro cargo, from vehicles to agricultural, construction, mining and factory equipment. Our service will be an Read More »

Port of NY/NJ facilities experience traffic declines in national economic downturn

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority saw declines at agency tunnels, bridges, airports, the PATH system and seaport during the first quarter of 2009. Read More »

NRS expands West Coast operations

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a provider of global logistics services to US retailers and manufacturers, today announced it has opened a 15-acre distribution center in Compton, CA, near both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. This Read More »

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL, addressing the municipality's issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan Read More »

Tough times will continue for trailer manufacturers

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Trailer production will continue at current depressed levels through the end of 2009 before beginning a slow recovery, Eric Starks, President of FTR Associates recently told the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). Addressing the organization's Read More »

Second new 747-400 freighter for Cargo B

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Following the successful introduction last December of the first new Boeing 747-400 freighter, Cargo B airlines took delivery of its second brand new aircraft in Seattle. This aircraft is also leased from the airline's strategic partner, Nippon Cargo Airl Read More »

AA goes daily ex Dublin

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines (AA) has increased its cargo capacity and frequency from Ireland, following the recent reinstatement of daily services from Dublin to Chicago. The carrier now has the same capacity as in the corresponding period of 2008, up from four fli Read More »

National Air Cargo flies from Willow Run Airport to Afghanistan

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it would start a weekly charter utilizing DC 8 aircraft from its subsidiary company based in Ypsilanti, MI to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to assist ongoing efforts to provide materials and goods to the United States mi Read More »

WFS wins handling contract for UK, France & Netherlands

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Airbridge International Agencies has awarded a contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to provide cargo reception points and handling in the UK, France and the Netherlands for its customer S7 Airlines, the second largest domestic carrier in Russia. Read More »

First BBC Chartering vessel discharges cargo at San Francisco’s Pier 80

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The BBC England, a 10,380-deadweight-ton general cargo carrier operated by BBC Chartering, recently made its maiden call at the Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 marine terminal to discharge project cargo. This is the first call to the Port by a BBC Charte Read More »

IMCL to connect Rotterdam and DCT Gdansk

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Inter Marine Container Lines (IMCL) was one of the first feeder operators to recognize the potential of the Polish container terminal DCT Gdansk and has included it on its weekly schedules since it began calling at the new facility in December 2007. With Read More »

PHA applauds Texas Federal Delegation for securing $98.3 million in stimulus funding

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Houston Authority (PHA) officials are applauding the efforts of the bipartisan Texas Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Rep Gene Green, which resulted in the designation of $98.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to Read More »

Governor, Port of Baltimore sign new agreement

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley joined officials of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to sign a six-year extension of the current contract between the Port of Baltimore and the Geneva-based international container shipping giant. The deal maintains 628 direct Read More »

Economic momentum continues to accelerate at the Port of Boston

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that the Port of Boston continues to gain new business with the start-up of direct export service at Boston Autoport located in Charlestown. Beginning today, the Grimaldi Group starts its monthly Roll- Read More »

Port of Galveston receives $40 million in federal dredge funding

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston is pleased to report that our Nation considers the harbor to be a vital link to the economy by investing $40 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This funding, which is managed though the Corps of Read More »