Swiss WorldCargo launches cargo management system

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Swiss WorldCargo, the cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., has officially gone live with "Swiss Worx," a customized version of the comprehensive end-to-end IT cargo management system SkyChain developed by Mercator, the Dubai-based busines Read More »

Nordana introduces additional port call in Libya

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nordana has been operating regular ro/ro and breakbulk service from the US into North Africa for more than 50 years. When trade relations re-opened between the US and Libya in 2004 after a lapse of almost 20 years, Nordana was the first carrier to return Read More »

Evergreen announces restructuring, office consolidations

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America), agents for Evergreen Marine Corporation, announced that the company would consolidate some North America offices and reduce staff in order to deal with the downturn in ocean shipping business due to the worldwide finan Read More »

CMA CGM Blue Whale calls Mobile Container Terminal

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced the Blue Whale as its first vessel to call the newly opened Mobile Container Terminal. Read More »

WWL M/V Tijuca maiden call at Port of Tacoma

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently the Wallenius Wilhelmsen M/V Tijuca made its maiden call at the Port of Tacoma. With a total length of just over 760 feet (231.6 meters) and a capacity of 7,500 autos, the Tijuca is among the largest in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen fleet. Read More »

First departure from Hamburg of new Grimaldi Lines Euro-Aegean service

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As the first vessel to be used in the new Euro-Aegean service of the Grimaldi Lines shipping company, the ro/ro ship Grande Sicilia was dispatched at Hamburg's Unikai Terminal. Together with its sister ship the Grande Italia, the Grande Sicilia forms part Read More »

Vancouver Port Commission, BNSF finalize “significant agreement”

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver USA commissioners approved agreements between the port and the BNSF Railway Company creating a historic transaction facilitating the construction of the port’s $137 million West Vancouver Freight Access project (WVFA) at the commission’s Read More »

Charleston terminal, port expansion advance

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

With another $13 million in new security improvements, the SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is pumping more than $60 million into the local economy through recent construction projects and is preparing to bid another $60-million project. Read More »

Demand for technology solutions in Indian logistics industry

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

IT spending in the Indian logistics industry will grow to approximately INR 1,000 crores from the existing INR 400 crores ($83 mn) in the next five years (CAGR of 20 ' 22 %) revealed the 'Technology Survey for the Indian Logistics Industry ' 2008' Read More »

CN orders 40 new high-horsepower EMD locomotives

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced it has ordered 40 additional high-horsepower locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) and secured an option for 50 more of the EMD locomotives. Read More »

CN welcomes STB issuance of decision approving EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Intermodal

CN welcomed the issuance by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) of its decision approving CN's purchase of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). Read More »

RDS CEO Stefflre elected IANA’s Chairman of the Board

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) Board of Directors has announced the election of Greg Stefflre, Chief Executive Officer of Rail Delivery Services, Inc. as its Chairman for 2009. Stefflre succeeds Theodore Prince, Principal of T. Princ Read More »

United Road acquires Autolog Auto Transport

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Romulus, MI-based United Road, one of the largest vehicle transportation logistics providers in the United States, announced today its acquisition of Autolog Auto Transport (Autolog), a Linden, NJ-based vehicle logistics provider. Michael A. Wysocki, chie Read More »

AirBridgeCargo Airlines reports 55% growth in sales

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

Russian air carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 55% increase in year-on-year sales for the first 11 months of 2008 with revenues of US$423 million. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Airlines renews ISO 9001-2000 certificate

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Russian Register Certification Association has renewed the ISO 9001:2000 certificate of conformity of Volga-Dnepr Airlines for another three years, qualifying the company's quality management system to international standards. Read More »

APL Central America service to call Miami

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Global shipping leader APL will route its leading Central America service through the Port of Miami beginning next month. The world's No. 7 container carrier by volume, APL said that the Central America Express (CAX) and its companion service ' the CX2 ' Read More »

Crowley enhances Bahamas service with new ship

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

To better serve customers shipping between Florida and Nassau, Bahamas, Crowley announced it has deployed in the trade a faster containership capable of accommodating a select number of larger containers. Read More »

Evergreen Line launches combined Arabian Express Service (ASX)

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has announced the launch of its new combined weekly service with Sea Consortium Pte, Ltd. on the Arabian Express Service (ASX) that commenced December 27, 2008. Read More »

UASC combines AEC1 and AEC2 services into AEC1

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The former AEC1 service covered Asia ' Arabian Gulf - Indian Sub Continent ' North Europe ' Red Sea ' Asia deploying 10 x 4,000 teu vessels. Read More »

Evergreen enhances its North China Service

AJOT | January 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line enhanced its North China service network by adding Tianjin into its China-South US West Coast-China Service (CPS). Read More »