The Reliance Network Covers the Continent

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Averitt Express, Canadian Freightways/Epic Express, DATS Trucking, Inc., Lakeville Motor Express, Land Air Express, and PITT OHIO EXPRESS have come together to form The Reliance Network. Read More »

Joint Statement by Ministers Responsible for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of N. America

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | International Trade

In preparation for our leaders' meeting in New Orleans on April 21-22, we, the ministers responsible for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) met in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, to review progress on the five priorities identi Read More »

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer comments on signing of Andean Trade Preference Extension Act

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | International Trade

"The signing of the 10-month Andean Trade Preference Extension Act (H.R. 5264) by President George W. Bush is an important interim measure while we work to secure Congressional passage of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and to implement the U. Read More »

IMF Staff Mission issues statement on C’te d’Ivoire visit

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | International Trade

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Arend Kouwenaar visited Abidjan from February 21 to 29, 2008. The purpose of this visit was to look at budget execution in 2007 and to discuss a revised 2008 budget framework taking into account the Read More »

AMB Property Corporation(R) Leases 175,000 SF Build-to-Suit to DHL at Houston’s Int’l Airport

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

AMB Property Corporation(R) (NYSE: AMB), a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, announced last week it has leased a 175,000 square foot build-to-suit facility to DHL Global Forwarding. Read More »

Seaspan Corp believes crunch could lead to opportunities

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The global financial crisis should provide plenty of acquisition opportunities for Seaspan Corp, the container shipping company, as small operators run into financial difficulties, its top executive said last week. Read More »

Bilbao Port traffic tops 40 million tons

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

For the first time in its history, the Port of Bilbao has topped the 40-million ton mark after a 4% increase over 2006. In general, there were positive performances in all types of packaging, with record results in containers, general cargo and liquid bul Read More »

Palm Beach Deputy Director unanimously named Acting Port Director

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to make current Deputy Director Kathy Andress as Acting Port Director upon the departure of current Executive Director Lori Baer. Director Baer’s resignation was approved by the Comm Read More »

Port of Tacoma drives final wharf piling for new Blair Waterway terminal

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A Port of Tacoma contractor drove the last of 795 concrete pilings into the Blair Waterway to support a new wharf. The $46 million wharf is part of a facility planned for the 83-acre former Kaiser Aluminum property on the east side of the Blair. Read More »

Business models can be personalized to help freight forwarders remain competitive

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Melinda Elmowy, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing for CargoWise' edi, a provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, says that too often freight forwarders get caught up selecting a business strategy depending Read More »

FleetPride acquires Oklahoma Truck Supply

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Intermodal

FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, announced today that it is expanding its national reach with the acquisition of certain assets of Oklahoma Truck Supply in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read More »

Teamsters reach tentative DHL national agreement

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters national negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement on the historic DHL National Master Agreement. Read More »

House approves 10-month extension of Andean Nation Trade Benefits

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | International Trade

The US House of Representatives passed a 10-month extension of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA by a voice vote. The US Senate must now approve the companion bill before the ATPA expires in less than 55 hours, on February 29, to avoid any lapse in t Read More »

Steel imports increase in January over December

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | International Trade

Imports jumped in January by 33% over December, but remained lower by 10% compared to January 2007. 'January import arrivals are often affected by non-market factors such as December 31 inventory taxes, which in many jurisdictions such as Houston, Texas, Read More »

Qantas Freight commits to Boeing 747-400 Freighter operations

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Air Cargo

Qantas Freight Enterprises announced that it had agreed to a six-year wet lease extension on three Boeing 747-400 Freighter aircraft leased from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Read More »

Shipping lines act to recover fuel costs in US-Asia trade

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Major US-Asia container shipping lines have taken steps to recover rising fuel costs, by collecting a greater share of their published bunker fuel surcharges in cases where those surcharges have been partially or fully absorbed into ocean freight rates. Read More »

Diana Shipping, Inc. announces long-term time charter contract for MV Nirefs with COSCO Bulk

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a long-term time charter contract with COSCO Bulk Carrier Co., Ltd, Tianjin for one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, Read More »

New Orleans and Tri-City Regional Port District enter into marketing agreement

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A marketing agreement signed recently could help spur commerce between New Orleans and the southern Illinois - St. Louis, Mo. region. Read More »

Variglog extends cargo-handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Fraport Cargo Services announced the extension of its handling contract with long-time customer Varig Logistica. As a result, Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) will continue to perform the physical cargo handling for the Brazilian airline that has been coopera Read More »

New Pacific development role for AMI

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

AMI ' the world's largest freight wholesaler ' has appointed Paul Farnan to the newly-created post of Sales & Development Manager for the Pacific region, based in its Auckland office. Read More »