Kuebler Spedition arranged transport for world record flight

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Spedition Kuebler Gmbh, Member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE global Network, was involved in an amazing transport. A transformer with a weight of 189.89 tons has become the heaviest airfreight transported in one piece. The flight departed from Airpor Read More »

Three airlines award contracts as WFS launches in Boston

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

United Cargo, Air Canada and US Airways have awarded three-year handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Boston.

The new contracts, effective from September 1, 2009, mark the launch of WFS's own cargo handling operation at the Read More »

China Shipping named a ‘Carrier of the Year’ by Michaels Stores

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Michaels Stores, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual CEO Summit in Dallas, Texas in late August. In conjunction with the conference, the company announced its Vendor and Carrier Partnership of the Year Awards. Read More »

Horizon Lines adds Tampa to existing service between US Gulf - Puerto Rico

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that it would add regularly scheduled vessel container service between Tampa, Florida and Puerto Rico. A vessel call at the Port of Tampa will be added to the carrier's Gulf Express Service (GAX), currently operating a fixed- Read More »

Maersk Line offers best lead-time from South Vietnam to US West Coast

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line introduces an enhanced eastbound service from South Vietnam to the United States West Coast. With the introduction of the Pacific Express Service, Maersk Line has established an industry-best lead-time product, utilizing a proven network, cons Read More »

LaGrange highlights Port of New Orleans’s diversity, cites new challenges

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite the challenge of a global recession, the Port of New Orleans is taking steps to improve its infrastructure and grow business, Port CEO Gary LaGrange said during his annual address to the World Trade Club of Greater New Orleans. Read More »

Two appointed, two reappointed to NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two new members to the NC State Ports Authority Board of Directors have been appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue, while two current Ports Authority Board members have been reappointed by leadership in the NC General Assembly. 

Gov. Perdue appointed Read More »

Hong Kong statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for Q2 2009 released

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the second quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput decreased by nine percent compared to a year earlier to 61.7 million tons, according to statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the second quarter of 2009, released by the Census and Read More »

Cold storage terminal will be built at New Orleans Uptown terminal complex

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans approved a new location for its dockside refrigerated terminal within the Uptown riverfront cargo terminal complex. Under the new relocation plan, one of the port’s terminal operators has agreed to red Read More »

ICTSI names new officer for EMEA

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary ICTSI Ltd. recently appointed Manuel Fernandez as Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Read More »

Yunta named General Manager, Customized Brokers

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Crowley's logistics group announced that Nelly Yunta has been named general manager of Customized Brokers, Crowley's customs brokerage company in Miami. In her new position, Yunta will be responsible for the coordination of operations activities for Custo Read More »

A.P. Moller ’ Maersk’s logistics services now trading as Damco

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The A.P. Moller ' Maersk Group's logistics activities started trading as Damco on September 7, 2009.

Damco is the result of the integration of the company's supply chain management activities previously braded as Maersk Logistics and its forw Read More »

Agility wins major logistics contract from RasGas

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a global provider of integrated logistics solutions, has been awarded a major new contact in Qatar by RasGas, the country's premier liquefied natural gas (LNG) enterprise. The scope of the multi-million dollar contract comprises global freight fo Read More »

Jack So re-appointed Chairman of Trade Development Council in Hong Kong

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | International Trade

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced that the Chief Executive, Mr. Donald Tsang, had re-appointed Mr. Jack So Chak-kwong as Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) for two years with effect from October 1, 200 Read More »

Amerijet enhances e-commerce business solutions

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Air Cargo

Amerijet International, Inc. is further expanding its electronic channels by providing customers with electronic freight status updates. The new service, launched on September 2nd, generates an automated email to all registered Amerijet customers with dai Read More »

Hactl announces August tonnage throughput

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its air cargo tonnage throughput for August 2009. The overall cargo volume was picking up gradually. A total of 206,810 tons were handled in the month, representing a relatively milder year-on-year d Read More »

Seaspan takes delivery of 40th containership

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it accepted delivery of the MOL Eminence from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The 5,100 TEU containership is Seaspan's fifth newbuilding in 2009 and expands the Company's fleet to 40 vessels. The MOL Eminence is chart Read More »

Rickmers-Linie vessel calls Thessaloniki for special project cargo

AJOT | September 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

During the annual WWPC Conference in Frankfurt in May 2009, WWPC Member DELTA Maritime Limited, from Greece, and longstanding sponsor Rickmers-Linie, had a chat about general services that resulted in a booking. Read More »

Crowley’s newest heavy-lift deck barge makes waves in Portland, OR

AJOT | September 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley welcomed the newest 400-foot by 105-foot, heavy-lift deck barge to its fleet at a christening celebration at the Gunderson Marine shipyard in Portland, OR. Micki Harrison, Crowley's regional human resources manager, did the honors, smashing a bott Read More »

Vancouver USA welcomes Sanko Mermaid on maiden voyage

AJOT | September 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Sanko Mermaid, commanded by Capt. Danilo Nacario of the Philippines, on its maiden voyage to the port recently. Read More »