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Red Ensign gains fifth Wilhelmsen ship

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The pure car and truck carrier `Topeka' was flagged to the Red Ensign on Saturday, August 12th as part of the vessel's naming ceremony - making it the fifth vessel in the Wilhelmsen Lines Car Carrier fleet to come under the UK Flag in recent months. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie adds additional tonnage to Middle East/India service

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie, Hamburg has signed a long-term chartering agreement with Samudera Indonesia, Jakarta, securing additional modern capacity to complement its existing fleet deployed on its Middle East and India service. Read More »

NOL Group 2006 1H results indicate ‘more challenging business environment’

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) reported net profit of US$187 million for the first half (1H) of 2006, down 52% from the same period of 2005. The company posted a second quarter (2/Q) net profit of US$67 million, 66% lower than in 2005. Read More »

Premium Article  MARYLAND PORTS - Port of Baltimore celebrates 300 years of trade and commerce

Karen Thuermer | August 13, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

For 300 years the Port of Baltimore has played a key role in trade and commerce for the Eastern United States. Since the 1700s, ships have sailed up the Chesapeake Bay to bring cargo into the Port from around the world and to deliver American manufactured Read More »

Premium Article  MARYLAND PORTS - Port of Baltimore key entry point for Hyundai and Kia automobiles

Karen Thuermer | August 13, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Think cars and you automatically think Baltimore. Anyone driving past the Port of Baltimore on Interstate 95 will observe a sea of automobiles shining in the sun. Read More »

Premium Article  MARYLAND PORTS - From Baltimore to the world

Peter Buxbaum | August 13, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Eric Henderson hasn’t used the Port of Baltimore as an exporter yet, but he is ramping up operations to do just that in the near future. Read More »

HMT waiver sought for Great Lakes shortsea shipping

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Legislation was recently introduced in Congress to provide a limited exemption to the Harbor Maintenence Tax (HMT) to stimulate shortsea shipping on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System for the movement of non-bulk commercial cargo. Vessels moving b Read More »

Horizon Lines’ Chuck Raymond comments on Sean Connaughton’s MARAD appointment

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sean Connaughton was nominated by President Bush to be the Maritime Administrator on June 27, 2006, and was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2006. Read More »

Port of Tacoma issues $100 million in bonds; Increases financial capacity

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma has issued $100 million in revenue bonds with an effective fixed interest rate of less than four percent. Read More »

New Pensacola-Mexico service announced

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Pensacola, Navitech Enterprises and AztecMaritime Services are pleased to announce the commencement of regular all-water service between Pensacola, FL and Veracruz, Mexico. Read More »

Retired Admiral named Port of Long Beach No. 2 exec.

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Commissioners approve appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard D. Steinke announced on August 7, that the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the appointment of retired Coast Guard Rear Admiral Kev Read More »

Whirlpool names Penske Logistics lead logistics provider

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Penske Logistics announced that Whirlpool has selected the company as its lead logistics provider (LLP), responsible for managing and evaluating regional supply chain operations to ensure maximum efficiency, optimal visibility and increased cost savings. Read More »

NYC Roundtable presents Rosalyn Wilson

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The 17th Annual CSCMP State of Logistics Report will be presented by Author Rosalyn Wilson at the kick-off meeting for the 2006/2007 year on September 13, 2006 at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York City at 41st Street, just below Grand Central Terminal. Read More »

Cargo Connection Logistics staffs up Vietnam operations

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Cargo Connection Logistics Holding, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cargo Connection Logistics - International, Inc., has hired its first two employees for its Vietnam operations. The Company recently announced that its first containers o Read More »

Inland Ports Across North America Conf. scheduled for Oct 11 - 12

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Intermodal

Free Trade Alliance San Antonio and North America's SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO) are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Inland Ports Across North America Conference. Subjects of interest cover the latest on intermodal trends, cargo security, new logistics corri Read More »

BNSF reports all-time record quarterly volumes, revenues and EPS

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Intermodal

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF) reported record quarterly earnings of $1.27 per diluted share (including a $0.04 benefit from lower income tax rates), a 32% increase over second-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.96 per diluted share. Read More »

Short Line Railroad traffic climbs 3.8%, continuing to outpace Class I Traffic

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | Intermodal

RMI reports the RailConnect Index Analysis of Traffic Statistics for the first 26-week period of 2006. In its analysis, which is designed to provide railroads and rail shippers with insight on short line growth and trends, RMI reports that short line carl Read More »

Nokia asks court to enforce Qualcomm obligations

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | International Trade

"Nokia is asking the court to order Qualcomm to abide by its written contractual obligations in international standards setting organisations to license intellectual property essential to GSM and UMTS technology standards on fair, reasonable and non-discr Read More »

Canada’s Emerson sets Aug. 21 deadline for lumber deal

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | International Trade

Canada's lumber companies have until Aug. 21 to decide whether to back a deal to resolve the softwood lumber dispute with the US, International Trade Minister David Emerson said. Read More »

Doha needs new focus

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | International Trade

"The Doha Round of international trade negotiations collapsed mainly because of a fight for advantage in agricultural markets by large and powerful countries, corporations and lobbies," Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. Read More »

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