APM Terminals issues challenge to the industry

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Addressing the Terminal Operators Conference Europe 2008 in Amsterdam, APM Terminals’ COO Peder Sondergaard challenged terminal operators, equipment manufacturers and government officials to answer the needs of capacity, safety, security and environmental Read More »

NCBFAA Chairman Elected to Chair IFCBA

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

At its recent meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) Board of Directors elected as its Chairman, Mr. Federico C. (Kiko) Zuniga, currently Chairman of the Board of the National Customs Brokers and Read More »

New logistics park offers global shippers ‘reliable and cost-effective’ supply chain service

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Atlantic Gateway ' Halifax Logistics Park on the East Coast of Canada offers shippers 125 acres of transload, distribution and warehousing space within 10 kilometers (6miles) of the only seaport on the East Coast of North America deep enough to accomm Read More »

NVC Logistics Group expands to Midwest and West Coast

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Logistics services expert, NVC Logistics Group, has opened two new regional facilities in support of their nationwide transportation programs. Read More »

Target Logistic Services changes name to Mainfreight

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Carson, CA-based freight forwarder and logistics provider was acquired by Mainfreight in November of last year and increasingly is being integrated into the New Zealand company's worldwide logistics operation. Read More »

FAST Corridor Project improves road & rail freight mobility

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Intermodal

East D Street, a major corridor for rail and motor freight entering and leaving the Port of Tacoma industrial area officially opened, providing freight, motorists and pedestrians better access to much of Tacoma's industrialized "Tideflats" area as well as Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in May

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased on a month-to-month basis for the first time since January of this year, edging 0.5% higher in May. April's tonnage reading fell a revised 0.6% instead Read More »

RoadLink acquires C-Truck from Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Intermodal

RoadLink, the largest private independent intermodal logistics service provider in North America, announced that it has agreed to acquire CP Ships Trucking Ltd. (C-Truck) from Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Inc., subject to review by Investment Canada. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo assigns cargo handling to Fraport Cargo Services

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

After intense negotiations AirBridgeCargo (ABC) decided in favor of the Fraport subsidiary. Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) will provide the physical and document handling of the flights of the Russian airline within the scope of a long-term handling contrac Read More »

UASC takes delivery of new ship

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), owned by six Arabian Gulf States (Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.) formally took delivery of a new ship at a specially organized delivery and naming ceremony held at Ulsan in Korea. Read More »

The Grand Alliance and The New World Alliance offer joint Black Sea Service

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Grand Alliance (GA) and The New World Alliance (TNWA) are pleased to announce a jointly operated service from Asia to the Black Sea starting mid-June 2008. Read More »

Record construction at Canaveral

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With a record $213 million in current projects and newly signed cruise deals bringing the world’s largest ships to Canaveral beginning next year, the Port is generating much-needed jobs and boosting tax revenue for the area’s sagging economy, according to Read More »

Vancouver USA welcomes Saga Odyssey on maiden voyage

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Saga Odyssey, commanded by Captain Timothy J. Smith of Yorkshire, England, on its maiden voyage to the port. Read More »

APL Operations Director joins SF Marine Exchange board

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Capt. Julio Soares, Director of Marine Operations in the Americas for global container shipping line APL, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Region Marine Exchange. Read More »

FedEx Freight’s Beil named 2008 TMCA Transportation Marketing Executive of the Year

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) recently announced that Tammy Beil, vice president of marketing for FedEx Freight was named the "2008 TMCA Transportation Marketing Executive of the Year." This honor was awarded recently at Read More »

Fenway Partners acquires Preferred Freezer Services, LLC

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Fenway Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Preferred Freezer Services, LLC ('Preferred Freezer') in partnership with management. Financial terms of the transaction were not dis Read More »

Supply chain capabilities factors prominently into executive agendas for 2008

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Archstone Consulting, a fast growing management consulting firm, revealed in a recent survey that manufacturing executives plan to use supply chain as a key mechanism to improve both top- and bottom-line performance, despite challenges of the current econ Read More »

Harbor freight Transport appoints new marketing director

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Harbor Freight Transport Corp., located in Port Newark, New Jersey, has recently appointed Ms. Mia Skye Liberti as Marketing Director for the development of the their International Airfreight Division. Read More »

Sacramento Valley Railroad to test environmentally friendly locomotive

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. subsidiary, Sacramento Valley Railroad ('SAV'), announced that it will test an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art low emission locomotive this month. This test is the result of SAV's efforts to seek ways to help reduce air emis Read More »

ATA questions impact of climate change legislation on fuel prices

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the nation's economy and the price of fuel for the trucking industry, a top trucking industry official urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change ini Read More »