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Cathay Pacific orders Boeing 747-400ER (Extended Range) Freighters

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Boeing Company and Cathay Pacific Airways announced the Hong Kong-based airline has ordered six Boeing 747-400ER (Extended Range) Freighters. The airplanes, with a total average list price value of $1.4 billion, ' Read More »

Schenker appoints new VP for International Air

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

Schenker of Canada announced the appointment of Eric Allard as its new Vice President and Product Manager for International Air. Allard takes over this role from David Rowswell who recently retired from Schenker after a 35 year career with the Company. Read More »

US should strengthen foundation for future of air transportation

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

In order to maintain US global leadership in aviation, NASA should expand its partnerships with public and private institutions and prioritize its aeronautics research according to a "decadal survey" that ranks projects based on their ability to improve t Read More »

Bromma Tandem’ Spreader passes 500 hour mark in China

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The world's leading crane spreader company, Stockholm (Sweden) based Bromma Group, reports continued global expansion of Tandem' container handling. In China, the Bromma Tandem' 45 spreader in service at Yantian International Container Terminal has now pa Read More »

Crowley’s Bay-Area ship assist and escort tugs relocate to Oakland’s Berth 9

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Liner Shipping

To better serve its Oakland ship assist and escort customers Crowley Maritime Corporation is relocating its tugs to Berth 9 in the Port of Oakland. The move, eight miles away from Crowley's previous terminal at 10th Avenue, will allow Crowley to provide f Read More »

Sea Star Line’s El Faro set for Summer Charter

AJOT | July 02, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Jacksonville-based Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that El Faro, the most recent addition to their fleet, will make a commercial charter to the Middle East during the summer months, and will return to the Puerto Rico service in the fall. Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2006 - Alabama’s Transportation Infrastructure short of new industry needs

Karen Thuermer | June 25, 2006 | Intermodal | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Alabama’s economy has changed dramatically in recent years. The state’s progressive effort to shift its economy away from dying industries in textile apparel, agricultural, and natural resources to today‚s leading industries of aerospace, life science, a Read More »

Premium Article  GULF COAST PORTS 2006 - Mid-Gulf ports continuing post-Katrina bounce-back

Paul Scott Abbott | June 25, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Ports in the US Central Gulf region are less and less feeling the impacts of Hurricane Katrina, which brought varying levels of devastation with its Aug. 29 landfall. Nearly 10 months later, however, it is clear that the storm will always be remembered. Read More »

Panama Canal expansion presents significant challenges

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority officially announced its plans to expand the canal a couple of months ago and immediately embarked on a public relations campaign to secure world support. Panamanian government and canal officials could be seen frequenting world Read More »

Wind turbines to transit Vancouver, USA docks this summer

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA has been selected as port of entry for this year's largest, wind-powered electric generation facility, scheduled for construction in Washington State. With the upcoming Wild Horse project, Port of Vancouver will have been involved Read More »

President Bush addresses US Merchant Marine Academy

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

(The following is an edited version of President Bush's remarks in a June 19 Commencement address at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.) Read More »

Port of LA’s FY 2006-2007 budget includes $33 million for security

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Los Angeles' $848.5 million fiscal year 2006/2007 budget includes more than $33 million for safety and security initiatives.

Included in the budget are $2.5 million for the design of Joint Container Inspection Facility, $8 million for Read More »

Yellow receives 2005 Military SDDC Quality Award for exceptional service

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Intermodal

Yellow Transportation has been honored with the 2005 Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Quality Award. This prestigious award is open to all Department of Defense-approved transportation providers and grades nominees on customer s Read More »

Ward Trucking implements ALK|FleetSuite Tolls and PC*MILER|Streets

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Intermodal

ALK Technologies announced Ward Trucking has added two new applications to its suite of ALK solutions. Ward has implemented ALK'|FleetSuite' Tolls and PC*MILER'|Streets for use by all three of its operating divisions: Ward Trucking, Ward Truckload Express Read More »

Schneider National, rail Execs, elected officials launch new Ohio Valley train service

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National Inc., national railroad executives and elected officials gathered in Marion, Ohio, on June 22 to officially celebrate the arrival of dedicated train service to manufacturers and businesses in the Ohio River Valley. The new service, a co Read More »

Virginia Port Authority, Suez Canal Authority sign cooperative agreement

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

On June 21 the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and the Suez Canal Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing an alliance of cooperation between the two agencies. Read More »

Peru’s Apra party to support US Free Trade Agreement

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

Peru's Apra party, led by President-elect Alan Garcia, will support in Congress the free trade agreement Peru negotiated with the US, according to party officials. Read More »

N. America aluminum shipments fall 3% in April

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

Preliminary estimates show North American aluminum demand, measured as shipments from US and Canadian producers plus imports, fell three percent in April over April 2005, according to an industry report. Read More »

Japan to finish US beef plant audits by July 21

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

Japan is expected to wrap up its audit of US beef producing plants by July 21, paving the way for a resumption of US exports to Japan, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Read More »

SIA Chew new IATA chairman

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Singapore Airlines' Chief Executive Officer, Chew Choon Seng, began his one year term as the chairman of the association's Board of Governors for 2006-7 with the close of the 62nd Annual Ge Read More »

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