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Surface Transportation Board Chairman tours Houston rail network

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Intermodal

US Surface Transportation Board Chairman Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham met with Mayor Bill White at the Port of Houston Authority to take a helicopter tour of the region's rail network. Later, Nottingham engaged in a discussion at the PHA's Executive Offic Read More »

Stronger FDA, tougher US import rules urged

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

The United States must tighten its scrutiny of imported food and other products, consumer and business groups said, even if overseas manufacturers adopt rules aimed at safer products. Read More »

Big changes to EU dumping rules unlikely

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson has been urged to take into account a wider range of interests when considering anti-dumping cases but big changes to the rules are unlikely, a senior trade official said. Read More »

Peru trade deal advancing, others not

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

A free trade pact with Peru is moving toward final approval in the US Congress, but separate trade deals with Colombia and Panama face big obstacles, a senior US senator said. Read More »

SC trade mission to Mumbai, India

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

On February 7-10, 2008, representatives from the South Carolina World Trade Center plan to lead a trade mission to the Innovative Technologies for Manufacturing (ITM) Expo in Mumbai, India, (hosted by the World Trade Center Mumbai). This forum will connec Read More »

DHL launches new service between US & Canada

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, introduces a new daily air service between the US and Western Canada, designed to meet the growing needs of customers shipping across the northern US border. The new service provides the mo Read More »

HAECO breaks ground for third hangar in Hong Kong

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, Ltd. (HAECO) held a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction of its third aircraft maintenance hangar at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Read More »

Senator Lines extra loader on Asia-Middle East route

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The extra loader Northern Fortune will run on a singular round trip starting in Singapore on October 9 and ending in Singapore on November 14 before the vessel is phased in into its regular liner service. Read More »

K Line vessel maiden call at MICT

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.'s 2,257 teu-capacity vessel Bay Bridge recently made its maiden call at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The vessel is part of K Line's new service, JASECO Read More »

Crowley to build largest, fastest ATBs

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Vessel Management Services subsidiary has signed a contract with VT Halter Marine, Inc. and Dakota Creek Shipyards to build three articulated tug-barge (ATB), 330,000-barrel tank vessels, the largest in the company's history Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS & TRADE - Port of Virginia positioning to become premier East Coast port

Karen Thuermer | September 30, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority has an ambitious goal, and that is to make its Port of Virginia the premier and largest port on the US East Coast. Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS & TRADE - OH Logistics chooses Virginia inland port location for new warehouse

Karen Thuermer | September 30, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Not many companies are able to benefit from a major seaport when they are located 220 miles inland, close to a mountain range. However, when Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) chose Winchester, VA, near the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains for a Read More »

‘Move over Jamestown’

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement demonstrate Virginia's long tradition of international trade and business. In fact, part of the Jamestown celebrations center on the fact the Commonwealth was founded as a foreign-owned Read More »

Is US-Mexico crossborder trucking dead?

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The on-again off-again plan to allow crossborder trucking between the United States and Mexico may be off again. In mid-September the US Senate added an amendment to the Department of Transportation fiscal year 2008 spending bill that would cut off funds Read More »

US Sec. of Transportation visits Port Manatee

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) discussed the merits of an east-west connector road linking Port Manatee to I-75 during a visit to the busy port Sept. 21st. Read More »

Port Everglades signs sister seaport agreement with Port of Xiamen

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Xiamen in the People's Republic of China became Port Everglades' second International Sister Seaport today in a signing ceremony with Broward County Mayor Josephus Eggelletion, Jr., Port Everglades Director Phillip C. Allen and Wang Yong Jun, Read More »

LaGrange cites New Orleans successes in state-of-the-port address

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new facility for a long-term Port tenant, recruitment of an operator for niche shipping from the Port's Inner Harbor, and better than 50% gains in container traffic highlighted New Orleans Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange's annual State of the Port Read More »

Port of Beaumont will finish fiscal year with a bang

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port officials said a total of 33 ships will have loaded or unloaded during the month of August, handling a total of almost 400,000 tons of cargo. Read More »

GPA taking advantages to the next level

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prosperity for the Port of Savannah during his annual State of the Port speech today, 'Taking Our Advantages to the Next L Read More »

Trucking industry says APL terminals the best, coast-to-coast

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Intermodal

For the fourth time in three years, a major port truckers' association has honored global containership leader APL for outstanding terminal management in the U.S. The latest recognition comes from the Port Newark, NJ-based Association of Bi-State Motor C Read More »

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