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Virgin Atlantic Cargo announces Worldwide Flight Services outsourcing arrangement

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced that it has entered into a long term outsourcing arrangement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), which involves the sale of the airline's North American cargo handling operation. Read More »

AirBridge Cargo strengthens teams in Asia, Russia and The Netherlands

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo (ABC), a subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, has today announced a number of new appointments in Asia, Russia and The Netherlands to support the continued development of its scheduled cargo network. Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines 3q rev up

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines Co. said its third quarter revenue rose 23.2% from a year ago on a similar rise in container volume during the period and higher shipping rates. Read More »

Safmarine’s Trans-Pacific service launch heralds new focus

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Multi-trade shipping line Safmarine has launched the 2006 promotion of its enhanced Trans-Pacific service at the Containerization International Liner Shipping and China Conference in Ningbo, China. Read More »

Evergreen Group launches Hatsu Smart

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Hatsu Smart, the third in a series of ten 7,024-teu S-type container vessels being built for Hatsu Marine Ltd., a company of the Evergreen Group, was launched October 21 at Mitsubishi Shipyards. Read More »

Shortsea activity progressing in Canada

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Launched a couple of years ago, the great offensive encouraged by both the US and Canadian federal transport authorities to expand shortsea shipping on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway continues. Recent positive initiatives point to a more promising Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority, Shanghai International Port Group sign agreement

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) signed an historic agreement last week to jointly promote all-water shipping routes and trade opportunities between Asia and the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Jim Capo, Peter Gatti & Rudy Mack to receive 2005

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2005 Containerization & Intermodal Institute Connie Awards will be presented this year to James Capo, Chairman and CEO of the United States Maritime Alliance; Peter J. Gatti Jr., Executive Vice President of the National Industrial Transportation (NIT) Read More »

National Rivers Hall of Fame honors Gary P. Lagrange with National Achievement Award

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The National Rivers Hall of Fame recently announced Gary P. LaGrange as the 2005 recipient of its National Achievement Award. Mr. LaGrange's award was presented in a special tribute as a part of the Waterways Council, Inc's Fall Symposium and Annual Meeti Read More »

Independent forwarders meet at APLN Worldwide Conference

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

More than 260 top independent freight forwarders from all over the world gathered at the third annual Advanced Professional Logistics Network (APLN) conference, held in Bangkok, Thailand at the end of September. Read More »

NITL President to address Traffic Club of Philadelphia

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company and Chairman of the Traffic Club of Philadelphia's Annual Industry Night Dinner, has announced that John Ficker, president of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), will be the guest speaker at this yea Read More »

Panalpina acquires Norwegian Overseas Shipping Group

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina has acquired the Overseas Shipping Group based in Oslo. The takeover of its longstanding agent for the Nordic area will enable Panalpina to further enhance its worldwide market leadership in the supply chain to the international oil and gas indu Read More »

ABF again named best in both claims/loss prevention and security

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) as the top motor carrier in both claims/loss prevention and security. ABF' is the only carrier to earn both the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award and the E Read More »

Rail traffic at historic levels

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Intermodal

After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, some national economists were estimating that gas prices could top $5.00 a gallon. The rising cost of fuel is having an impact on the trucking industry causing a shift and increase in the intermodal process of placing tr Read More »

Schneider recognizes carrier excellence

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Intermodal

Schneider National Inc. honored more than 20 carriers at the company's annual Carrier Recognition Conference on September 20, 2005, at historic Lambeau Field. The daylong event featured keynote presentations from industry leaders, an awards ceremony recog Read More »

Gap official says Latin America retains role as source

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | International Trade

Latin America may have lost luster as a source for apparel, but it will never be entirely replaced by the Far East and Middle East, according to a logistics executive for San Francisco-based specialty retail giant Gap Inc. Read More »

VA Conf. on World Trade discusses changing US perceptions and changing realities

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | International Trade

Some 300 attendees crowded the conference rooms of the Williamsburg Marriott last week in Williamsburg, VA to attend the 57th annual Virginia Conference on World Trade. Topics of the event surrounded the theme: "Is America's image costing us money?" Read More »

Mainland China and Hong Kong Sign Legal Text of CEPA III

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | International Trade

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) and the Central People's Government reached an agreement last week on liberalization measures under the third phase of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA Read More »

EU farm lobby: EU giving up too much in farm trade talks

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | International Trade

Europe's largest lobby warned European farmers will bear the brunt of efforts by the European Union to keep global trade talks afloat by "drip-feeding" its trade partners offers to open trade. Read More »

Russia hopes to end procedures for WTO accession by July ‘06

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | International Trade

Russia hopes to complete all the technical procedures necessary for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the first half of 2006, Maxim Medvedkov, director of the trade negotiations department of Russia's Economic Development and Trade Minist Read More »

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