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KPMG and Ernst & Young partner with AAEI

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | International Trade

Two of the world's largest accounting and business consulting firms are being awarded a partnership with the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) to provide global cost-cutting information and strategies to multinational importers and ex Read More »

Federal agencies issue draft guidance for Good Importer Practices

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | International Trade

The US Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Transportation and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the US Trade Representative issued draft Read More »

Airfreight to the rescue

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

The flexibility of airfreight was clearly demonstrated by a recent charter flight from Athens to Larnaca in Cyprus. The shipment delivered by road to Athens from Latvia, was originally destined to be moved by sea. However due to congestion problems at the Read More »

GM appointed for Skybridge Networks

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Skybridge Networks ' exclusive member of the EGSAC GSSA network in Bulgaria and Romania ' has appointed Catalin Radulescu as General Manager of its Bucharest office. Read More »

Horizon presented ‘Platinum Carrier Award’ by Lowe’s

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. , the domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded the "2008 Platinum Carrier Award" by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc., based in Mooresville, NC. Lowe's presented the Platinum Carrier Awar Read More »

SBS Worldwide redesigns container logistics

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

SBS Worldwide has reorganized the movement of containers through its ocean freight forwarding network to speed up deliveries to its clients and help make the supply chain greener by taking unnecessary truck journeys off UK roads. Read More »

Premium Article  Höegh adds Savannah, Georgia to Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Service

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Höegh Autoliners, Inc. has announced the addition of the Port of Savannah to its US Middle East Service. This service will call on the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal twice a month and will move cargo from various manufacturers of new equipment as well Read More »

Premium Article  Importers find Kansas City ideal as hub for distribution

Paul Scott Abbott | January 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Importers of major-brand consumer items increasingly are finding that distribution hubs in the Kansas City area provide an ideal, centrally located solution for getting products to shelves swiftly and cost effectively. Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS CENTERS 2009 - North American waterway ports face hard times

Leo Ryan | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence System, which accounts for a significant number of inland ports in North America, tougher times certainly lie ahead as a global recession takes hold and world trade stumbles away from a long period of sustained growth. Read More »

Premium Article  GEORGIA PORTS & TRADE 2009 - Well “trained”

John Powers | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The only US East Coast port with two Class I rail providers operating on-terminal. The only port in the country offering two Intermodal Container Transfer Facilities (ICTF). Clear indicators of the ascendancy of intermodal rail traffic in the Port of Sava Read More »

Premium Article  GEORGIA PORTS & TRADE 2009 - Savannah’s coolest market

John Powers | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Even before the advent of the container, poultry products ranked high on the roster of goods exiting Savannah. The port’s natural hinterland supports a thriving poultry industry spawned by favorable climate, land availability and access to feed sources. A Read More »

Premium Article  GEORGIA PORTS & TRADE 2009 - Think USA, think Savannah

John Powers | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The growth statistics are at the same time both extremely impressive and contrary to the norm. While other US ports posted moderate growth to actual declines in calendar year 2007, Savannah grew by a robust 20.6%, increasing container throughput to 2.6 mi Read More »

VPA deputy positions filled; reorganization complete

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges named four new deputy executive directors and in doing so effectively completed the agency’s first major reorganization in more than 20 years. Read More »

NCBFAA files comments with FMC on TSA’s amendment request

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., (NCBFAA) submitted comments to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) opposing requested anti-trust immunity by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA). Prepared and filed by NC Read More »

Soft economic period can be good time to invest in IT systems

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Lisa Tree, Marketing Manager for CargoWise' edi, a leading provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, says that while many freight forwarding executives view the current economic conditions as an imprudent time to expe Read More »

Poll: Majority ready to pay for better infrastructure

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania was joined by co-chairs of Building America's Future to announce the results of a national poll that shows Americans are willing to pay for improvements to the nation's infrastructure and identifying their priori Read More »

Legal challenge to CN railroad purchase

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

The Village of Barrington filed an appeal of the Surface Transportation Board's decision approving Canadian National's takeover of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern (EJ&E) Railway. The appeal was filed with the United States Court Of Appeals for the District Read More »

Economic stimulus funding would rehabilitate WA rail line

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

A groundswell of support is occurring for Economic Stimulus Funding to be allocated to rehabilitate the Clark County, Washington Rail Line. The "Clark County Rail Line Rehabilitation Project" is a critical infrastructure project that would result in immed Read More »

UK export slump drives trade deficit to record level

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade gap with the rest of the world grew to record levels in November as the global economic downturn pummeled demand for UK exports beyond the EU, despite a big fall in the value of the pound. Read More »

US Nov. trade gap shrinks on record import plunge

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade deficit shrank nearly 29% in November, the largest amount in 12 years, as weak consumer demand and plummeting oil prices caused imports to sink by a record amount. Read More »

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