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GPA approves intergovernmental agreement for Jasper Ocean Terminal

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement for Development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal in which both Georgia and South Carolina will work cooperatively to develop a new port on the Savannah Ri Read More »

Wilmington, DE welcomes first Chilean fruit ship for 2007-2008 season

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Wilmington, Delaware welcomed this year's first shipment of Chilean winter fruit onboard Pacific Seaways' (PSW) specialized reefer vessel, m/v Discovery Bay, on Wednesday, December 19. Wilmington is the nation's leading marine terminal for imp Read More »

Containerized cargo at Port Everglades tops 6mln tons for first time

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Containerized cargo at Broward County's Port Everglades grew for the sixth consecutive year, surpassing six-million tons for the first time ever, according to the South Florida seaport's newly released waterborne commerce statistics for Fiscal Year 2007, Read More »

SC Board elects Posek Chairman, approves upland site work for new terminal

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) elected David J. Posek of Greenville to serve a two-year term as chairman and approved upland site work for a new terminal in the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port Manatee enters containerization era

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port Manatee entered the containerization era Dec. 19th when its brand new $3.9 million Gottwald mobile harbor container crane made its first pick from a Fresh Del Monte Produce ship. Read More »

After 30 years on Port of Tacoma Commission Fabulich retires

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

After more than three decades on the Port of Tacoma Commission, Chairman of the Board Jack Fabulich struck the gavel for the final time to close a Commission meeting. Read More »

Unipac Shipping selects Kewill Customs Brokerage

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Kewill, a provider of global solutions for the dynamic supply network, announced today that Unipac Shipping, has selected Kewill's US Customs Brokerage solution and services. Read More »

Schneider expands business offerings in China

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., a part of the Schneider National enterprise, announced the company has purchased the key operating assets of BaoYun Logistics in the People's Republic of China. The investment allows Schneider to further expand its Read More »

GAC earns top title at Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2007

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC Logistics has won the prestigious 'Transport-Logistics-Freight' award at the twentieth edition of the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent (MEIS) Awards that took place in Dubai on 5 November 2007. Read More »

CN and IBEW, System Council 11, announce labour contract ratification

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

CN and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), System Council 11, announced today the ratification of a new five-year collective labour agreement by IBEW members at CN's Canadian operations. Read More »

USF Holland driver reaches 3 million safe miles

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

USF Holland linehaul driver, Henry Pierce has achieved the elite status of driving three million miles without a preventable accident. Read More »

Intercontainer announces 2008 appointments

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

Basel-based rail-road unaccompanied transport operator, Intercontainer, has announced the following staff promotions with effect from January 1, 2008: Read More »

Con-way Freight expands in northern Illinois

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

The less-than-truckload freight carrier held groundbreaking ceremonies at the new sites in LaSalle and the Rockford suburb of Cherry Valley, marking the start of construction at both locations. In LaSalle, the company is building a new 220-door Freight As Read More »

CFI to invest in SmartWay-approved equipment

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a Con-way company providing international truckload services, today announced that it will purchase 140 Cummins 2007 ISX engines with the Cummins Particulate Filter. The SmartWay-approved engine was selected for its perfor Read More »

Vietnam embassy visits South Carolina to explore trade and investment

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

In the past few years, Vietnam has become an increased presence in South Carolina imports and exports. According to the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census 2007 report from the World Trade Atlas, imports from Vietnam into SC have increased by Read More »

Transportation & logistics deal volume to surpass previous levels

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

Total transportation and logistics deal volume for 2007 is on pace to exceed 2006 levels, according to Intersections, PricewaterhouseCoopers' quarterly report on M&A in the global transportation and logistics industry. This may be due in part to the effec Read More »

Non-asset based 3PLs on a roll, despite industry slump

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

A finely tuned crystal ball might provide a sharp vision of tomorrow's transportation industry, though with an asterisk that the picture emerging depends on whose crystal ball you're gazing into. Read More »

Chinese toys no less safe than others

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

Despite the recent media attention paid to the alleged dangers associated with Chinese made toys -- and the backlash as Chinese companies consider suing American partners that initially blamed them for the problems -- they pose no more risk than toys made Read More »

WTO World Trade Report examines six decades of multilateralism in trade

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

On January 1, 2008, the multilateral trading system celebrated its 60th anniversary. This year's World Trade Report celebrates this landmark anniversary with an in-depth look at the GATT and its successor the WTO. Read More »

World Bank has positive outlook on Latin America and the Caribbean for 2008

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

The World Bank expects Latin America and the Caribbean's economy to grow about 5.1%this year, up from a previous forecast of 4.8%, but sees growth coming down slightly in 2008 given the stabilization of commodity prices and the impact of the US economic s Read More »

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