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Inland waterways offer cost advantages, available capacity

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The number of barges plying 12,000 miles of US rivers rose in 2006 for the first time in eight years, according to an annual study published earlier this year. Barge numbers rise and fall for a variety of reasons, but industry experts say the increase las Read More »

GPA announces two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah, one via the Suez Canal and one via the Panama Canal. These new services further cement the Port of Savannah as the Sou Read More »

PRPA announces start of channel-deepening project

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid much fanfare, a day sought after by the Philadelphia regional maritime industry for more than two decades finally arrived when Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that conflicts with New Jersey related to the Delaware River Channel Deep Read More »

Museum seeks artifacts to honor “the box that changed the world”

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A group of international maritime industry leaders associated with transportation pioneer Malcom McLean has kicked-off a campaign to collect artifacts, historical data and documents for a public museum and research center about the history of containeriza Read More »

Tucker Company initiates ISO certification process

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company, a logistics company based in Cherry Hill, NJ, has announced that the firm has initiated the process for ISO-9000 certification. Read More »

NCBFAA elects new Area 8 Director

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

During its recent annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) announced the election of Rene Romero, President, AM-MEX International, to a two-year term as Area 8 Director. Read More »

Grant helps Menlo Worldwide expand in Warsaw, NC

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley announced that Menlo Worldwide will expand in North Carolina by opening a new distribution and logistics facility in Duplin County, creating 30 jobs and investing $1.2 million during the next three years. The announcement w Read More »

Carlyle Group acquires majority ownership of RMI

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

RMI, the largest independent provider of comprehensive rail information services to the transportation industry, announced that global private equity firm The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in the company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More »

Celadon acquires truckload assets from Air Road Express

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

Celadon Group, Inc. announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business and certain tractors and trailers of Air Road Express, Inc. ('Air Road'). Air Road will continue to provide asset based logistics services with it Read More »

Con-way executive testifies on support of National Guard and Reserves

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight'Central President David L. Miller does not mince words when he talks about the importance of the National Guard and reserves to America's national security and fighting forces. "The freedoms we enjoy as citizens of these United States are Read More »

EU wine deal puts an end to Australia’s Champagne

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | International Trade

Australia will stop using famous European wine names like Champagne, Port and Chablis as part of an updated trade deal that should smooth the path of Australian wine exports to Europe, officials said. Read More »

S. Korea taking steps toward wider US beef trade

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | International Trade

South Korea has taken the first tentative steps toward expanding beef trade with the United States, which would be a milestone toward approving a major trade deal, a South Korean source said. Read More »

US Commerce official Lavin to resign in July

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | International Trade

The US Commerce Department's top trade official said that he planned to resign, effective July 13, to return to the private sector. Read More »

G8 summit critical for WTO talks

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | International Trade

World leaders who attended the G8 summit must accept compromises to prevent years of further delay to a global trade deal, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said. Read More »

SWISS to introduce services to Delhi and Shanghai

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

Delhi will be SWISS's second destination (after Mumbai) in the emerging Indian market. "It's the rapid growth in this market, the strong business ties between the two countries and the high demand for air services from non-government and non-profit organi Read More »

Cargo B makes rapid progress

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

Since the announcement of the launch of Cargo B Airlines in February this year, the management team has been busy setting up operations ready for its October start. A planned capital increase to 20 million Euros has been executed with investors PMV, QAT a Read More »

New flights, $40mln. enhance DHL in Yangtze River Delta and Shandong

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, announced a new dedicated flight connecting Qingdao and Hangzhou with DHL's Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong. The move will increase the economic connectivity of the three cities and accelerate the inbo Read More »

APL’s Widdows: transport congestion peril to global economy

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Inadequate transportation infrastructure and congestion will negatively impact worldwide economic growth in the years ahead and urgent action is required globally to accelerate the pace of infrastructure development. That's the warning from Ron Widdows, C Read More »

Oceania VSA restructures

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Oceania Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd, and Maersk Line) have announced plans to upgrade their services linking the West Coast North America and Australia/New Zealand. Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIAN TRADE 2007 - Automotive, agriculture industries oppose US-Korea FTA

Peter Buxbaum | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

US industries provided mixed reactions to the terms of a free trade agreement that has been concluded between the between the United States and the Republic of Korea. A series of strenuous compromises led to the conclusion of an FTA between the world’s nu Read More »

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