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Europeans welcome Bush defeat, question impact

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | International Trade

Many Europeans welcomed President George W. Bush's resounding defeat in mid-term US elections, hoping the resurgent Democrats would help end ugly rifts that have soured trans-Atlantic relations in recent years. Read More »

LatAm trade deals face uphill climb in Democratic House

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | International Trade

The prospect of Democratic control of at least one chamber of the US Congress has thrown Peru and Colombia's free trade agreements with the US into greater uncertainty. Read More »

China trade growth to slow in 2007

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | International Trade

China's swollen trade surplus will shrink next year after coming in below $150 billion for the whole of 2006, a senior researcher from a Commerce Ministry think-tank said. The trade surplus would narrow as a result of government efforts to balance trade b Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Group becomes Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group's scheduled and charter airline operations transported a record 95,000 tons of freight in the first nine months of 2006, establishing the Group as Russia's largest all-cargo airline. Read More »

AirBridge Cargo achieves new milestone

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo (ABC) has been awarded an Air Operators' Certificate (AOC) by the Russian Government, a key milestone in Volga-Dnepr Group's strategic development plan to operate financially independent and operationally strong scheduled and charter cargo Read More »

Airbus A380 woes push EADS to Q/3 loss

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Air Cargo

Airbus parent EADS swung to a third-quarter operating loss after delays to the A380 superjumbo program that drove away major customer FedEx led to 1 billion euros ($1.28 billion) in charges. Read More »

Macquarie to acquire Halifax Container Terminal Operator

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Halterm Income Fund, the parent company of Halterm Limited, operator of the South End Container Terminal at the Port of Halifax, announced that it has entered into an acquisition agreement with New York-based, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. Read More »

Michael R. Christensen named Dir. of Port Development at Port of LA

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Michael R. Christensen, a 30-year veteran Transportation Engineer, recently joined the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's number one container port, as Director of Port Development. The Director of Port Development is the number two position at the Port re Read More »

Fraser River Port welcomes M.V. MARUBA ZONDA

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Fraser River Port was pleased to welcome M.V. MARUBA ZONDA, on its maiden voyage to Fraser Surrey Docks on November 1, 2006. Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH CAROLINA PORTS - “Location, Location, Location” true for port selection

Karen Thuermer | November 05, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Ex-cell Home Fashions, Inc. has saved money by utilizing North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington. Located 90 miles, or a one-and-one-half hour drive, from Wilmington, the Goldsboro, NC designer, manufacturer and importer of home decorator products trucks each Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH CAROLINA PORTS - NC Ports sets groundwork for containerized freight growth

Karen Thuermer | November 05, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

If projections for future growth in containerized freight hold true, North Carolina Ports is right on the money as far as expansion plans are concerned. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway heads towards banner year

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A banner year is shaping up on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway which offers shipping lines direct access to the industrial heartlands of the United States and Canada. Cargo numbers are expected to be the highest since the late 1990s, thanks to stron Read More »

Port of Tacoma infrastructure and capacity attract IKEA DC

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma Commission recently authorized port staff to sell approximately 70 acres of Port land in the Frederickson Industrial Area to IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer. Read More »

Breakbulk cargo surges to spur port recovery

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Total general cargo figures for the first eight months of 2006 are up 9.5% overall, boosted by a nearly 38% gain in traditional breakbulk cargo imports. In addition, the 2006 figures are 9.5% ahead of the Port's five-year average for the period. Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority welcomes newest crane

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Alabama State Port Authority's newest crane, which will operate at McDuffie Berth 1, arrived at the mouth of the Mobile River on Sunday, October 22, 2006. The crane is part of a $30 million conversion and expansion project at McDuffie to meet the stat Read More »

Golden Gate Logistics appoints Antonio Leung Senior VP, Asia Region

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Golden Gate Logistics, a logistics company focused on Asia-to-North America supply chain solutions, has named Antonio Leung senior vice president, Asia region, a new executive position with the company. In this post, Leung will be responsible for the stra Read More »

New study to evaluate unit loads in supply chain

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

In an effort to identify potential areas for improvement in unit load packaging, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has reached an agreement with Carolina Supply Chain Services (CSCS), a Carolina Logistics Services (CLS) company, to study the most prevalent t Read More »

APL Logistics chief says collaboration key to optimizing China supply chains,

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Companies moving cargo from China to the US must adopt a more collaborative approach to improving the efficiency of their supply chains, according to Brian Lutt, President of global supply chain leader, APL Logistics. Lutt's comments were made during a re Read More »

Port of NY/NJ announces major rail projects

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Intermodal

The Port Authority of NY/NJ Board of Commissioners recently authorized construction of the remaining major pieces of the on-dock rail infrastructure planned for the Port of New York and New Jersey, which will give the port the ability to handle up to 1.3 Read More »

Texas Freight deploys ARGO Tracker

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Intermodal

ARGO Tracker Corporation announces it is providing its GPS-based, real-time tracking solution to Texas Freight Services, a trucking company located in Houston. Texas Freight will use the system primarily for GPS location and tracking of its trucks. To dat Read More »

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