Ice chills US-Flag fleet on Great Lakes in April

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Lake Carriers' Association has stated that significant ice coverage played a role in the seven percent decrease in cargo movement by US-Flag vessels on the Great Lakes in April. With the thickest ice seen in years, delays and slower transit times help Read More »

Evergreen/COSCON upgrade China/Persian Gulf Services

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

To meet the burgeoning requirement from customers, Evergreen and COSCON will each launch a weekly independent service to cover the China/Arabian Persian Gulf route starting from early June 2008. These will replace the CPG service, jointly operated by Ever Read More »

CMA CGM expands presence on West Coast of South America

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the launching, in June 2008, of a new weekly service dedicated to the West Coast of South America, linking Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Costa Rica: The ANDEX service. Read More »

APL celebrates opening of Global Gateway Central

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

APL, a leading global container shipping line, today celebrated completion of two-years of reconstruction at its Oakland, CA, marine terminal, doubling cargo-handling capacity without expanding its footprint. Read More »

Homeland Security grant awarded to Detroit Port Authority

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced $844 million in funding for fiscal year 2008, as part of its Infrastructure Protection Activities Grant Program, including over $388 million for its Port Security Grant Program. The Detroit/Wayne County Read More »

Long Beach awards $5 million in air quality grants

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Two Port of Long Beach container-cargo terminals will receive $5 million in grants from the Port to convert diesel-powered cargo cranes to electricity for substantial air pollution improvements. Read More »

Negotiations progress between PMA and ILWU on West Coast

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued the following statement today regarding their negotiations on a new waterfront labor contract: Read More »

Panalpina offers new airfreight service in Eastern Europe

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Anew 'own-controlled' airfreight service has been introduced to serve the needs of key industry customers in Eastern Europe, namely within the Telecommunication, Automotive and Hi-tech industries. Read More »

ATA urges Congress to act on GAO recommendations

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations is again calling on Congress to help the trucking industry keep drug and alcohol abusers off the road and improve safety on the nation's highways by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation's Read More »

NS receives first Uni-Level railcars for large motor vehicle transport

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation has put into service the first of the new Uni-Level railcars supplied by TTX Company. Last week, Norfolk Southern loaded the first 13 of 55 Uni-Level cars received from TTX, officially launching the railroad's Uni-Level servic Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 1.1% in April

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1% in April 2008. March's tonnage reading, meanwhile, fell 1.7% instead of the previously reported 3.2% drop. Read More »

Railroad fuel efficiency sets new record

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

In 2007, major freight railroads in the United States moved a ton of freight an average of 436 miles on each gallon of fuel. This represents a 3.1% improvement over 2006 and an astonishing 85.5% improvement since 1980. Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol to provide analysis to Network Appalachia

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

Moffatt & Nichol has been selected by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to provide strategic planning support for its new Network Appalachia initiative, designed to strengthen Appalachia's access to the global marketplace of the 21st century. Read More »

Transnautic starts B737F charters to Moscow

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Air Cargo

Transnautic Aero GmbH ' Germany's largest cargo GSSA ' has begun operating a B737 freighter service three times per week from Frankfurt Hahn to Moscow utilizing chartered aircraft. Read More »

UASC names M.V. Mayssan

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

On May 19th, 2008, at HHI Ulsan, South Korea, and in the presence of distinguished guests and HHI senior officials, UASC B.O.D. Member-IRAQ Mr. Dhia Habeeb Faris Al-Khayoun did the honors of naming the fourth vessel M.V. Mayssan bearing the Bahraini Natio Read More »

Evergreen enhances Far East Panama Service(FPS)

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

In response to the demands of emerging markets in Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Central America areas, Evergreen has launched its new Far East Panama Service (FPS). Read More »

Evergreen upgrades services to link East Asia - Australia

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will replace its existing North Asia-China-Australia Express Service (NCA) with a new Taiwan-China-Australia Express (TCA) at the end of May. This new service will link East Asia with Australia for the first time. Read More »

CMA CGM expands between Asia - South America East Coast

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has the pleasure to announce the launching, on June 20, of a new loop on its SEAS service between Asia and South America East Coast, in partnership with CSCL, MARUBA and KLINE. Read More »

Senator Lines doubles capacity on new Mediterranean Express Service

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Only shortly after announcing its increased capacity on the Mediterranean Express Service MEX, Senator Lines will now also double its capacity on the New Mediterranean Express Service NMX as from the beginning of June. The first journey with the increased Read More »

Shift to floating bunker fuel surcharges in 2008-09 Asia-US

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container lines have taken an important step forward in the current round of service contract negotiations with US importers. Foremost among these is restoration of floating bunker fuel surcharges that are adjusted monthly over the contract t Read More »