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Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTIONS - East Coast ports compete for forest products trade

Karen Thuermer | July 16, 2006 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Forest products is a major commodity for ports up and down the US East Coast. From August 2004 to July 2005, wood, paper and woodpulp commodities encompassed 32,702 short tons of exports from the United States and 24,136 short tons of imports into this co Read More »

BC talks about a ‘super port authority’

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new and larger port authority is being considered for British Columbia that would include the Vancouver Port Authority, the Fraser River Port Authority and the North Fraser Port Authority. Read More »

Shippers, carriers wrangle over rates, service

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shipper and rail industry representatives battled it out last month at a hearing before a Senate subcommittee considering issues of freight rail service and capacity. Shippers contended that industry consolidation has reduced competition and service and i Read More »

Largest container ship in Port Everglades’ history

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On June 30th Port Everglades celebrated a milestone with the arrival of the largest container ship in the seaport's history. The MSC Marina is 997 feet long, 73,819 gross registered tons and has capacity for 6,402 teus. By comparison, of the other types o Read More »

Maersk Line signs 20-year agreement with Georgia Ports Authority

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), recently announced the signing of a major new agreement between Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping line and the GPA. Read More »

Massport names Elvis Ganda as Deputy Port Director, Operations

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Elvis Ganda has been named Deputy Port Director of Operations, where he will oversee and manage the daily operations and maintenance of the Port of Boston's maritime facilities, including Conley C Read More »

FPS New Zealand open for business in Christchurch

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Famous Pacific Shipping has opened a new branch office in Christchurch, the group's first presence on New Zealand's South Island. Read More »

Natural to become part of PWC Logistics

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

PWC Logistics to strengthen European network by acquiring Basel-based Cronat Group, which trades under the forwarding and logistics brand 'Natural' Read More »

On the ball around the clock for 2006 FIFA World Cup

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker has been providing a great many services practically around the clock for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in recent weeks. At times there have been as many as 400 employees working at the twelve stadiums and at the media centers. Schenker's team had the Read More »

Penske lead logistics provider for Eaton Corp.‘s North American automotive and truck segments

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Intermodal

Penske Logistics announced that diversified industrial manufacturer, Eaton Corporation, selected the firm to serve as its lead logistics provider for the company's North American-based automotive and truck business segments. Read More »

TIA announces driver wellness program

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Intermodal

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is pleased to announce a new program to help members promote truck driver health and wellness, the Road Athlete System. TIA's members include a significant number of truckload carriers. Read More »

GAC XPRESS strengthens Middle East road transport

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Intermodal

The GAC Group (GAC) recently launched GAC XPRESS, a comprehensive land transport service for the Middle East region that aims to help companies reduce lead times, save costs and increase reliability. Read More »

Latin America growth seems set to last longer

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

Latin America's fastest growth in 25 years took shape in the past two years with more balance and breadth than past recoveries due to sound macroeconomic policies and market-based reforms, an IMF report said on Wednesday. Read More »

WTO meeting hopes to complete deal by end of year

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

Founded in 1995, the World Trade Organization creates the laws that govern international trade between its members and helps them settle trade disputes. The WTO's main goal is to promote free trade, which it says brings economic prosperity. Read More »

Critics say bold action needed on trade gap

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

The continued increase in the US trade deficit has some labor and business leaders worried about where the country's economy is headed and calling for strong action to narrow the gap. Read More »

NAS Cargo joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

Lothar Moehle, Program Director of Cargo 2000, said: 'It is very important that ground handlers understand the importance of participating in the Cargo 2000 programme because they play a pivotal role in the air cargo supply chain. By making this commitmen Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo celebrates Munich-Dubai freight connection

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

With a ceremonial dousing with water by the Munich Airport Fire Department, Emirates SkyCargo celebrated the official launch of a new Munich-Dubai freight connection. Every Sunday an Airbus A310-300 F cargo plane will land at Munich Airport after taking t Read More »

First aircraft in Jade Cargo fleet unveiled

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

The hangar at the Boeing plant in Seattle opened recently for the first freighter of Jade Cargo International. Almost complete, the B747-400ERF emerged resplendent in the Chinese airline's green and white livery after four days in the Boeing paint shop. A Read More »

Hatsu adds two new vessels

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Hatsu Marine Ltd., the leading global ocean carrier based in London, has added two more post-Panamax container vessels, the Hatsu Crystal and Hatsu Smile, to its worldwide fleet. Read More »

Rasmussen to lead USL’s new service in Australia

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Liner Shipping

US Lines (USL) has announced the top executive teams to head its operations in Australia under the overall control of Vice President Australasia, Noel Coom. Read More »

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