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Japanese-bound soybeans backfill auto parts containers

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

Containers full of exports regularly rumble out of a CSX railroad facility a half mile from the $3.2-billion Honda auto plant at Marysville, Ohio. They first roll to Columbus and then to inland transport hubs such as Chicago and Kansas City. Then the boxe Read More »

STB seeks railroad plans for “Fall Peak” shipping season

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober announced that he has asked each of the seven largest railroads to report to the Board within 30 days on its plans to meet the expected increase in demand during the fall shipping season, which is known as Read More »

Schneider Logistics, Inc. announces pending acquisition of American Port Services

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

Schneider Logistics, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire American Port Services, a US provider of port transloading/deconsolidation, warehousing, and distribution services. Upon completion, Schneider will have a significant Read More »

RailRunner raises $5 million

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

RailRunner, N.A., Inc., the developer and operator of innovative intermodal systems that dramatically broaden the reach of the containerized rail network, announced it has received an investment of $5 million from US Boston Capital Corporation. Read More »

Vietnam footwear industry struggles on

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | International Trade

Last year, while exporting 450 million pairs of shoes, the footwear industry earned US$2.8 billion, making Vietnam the world's fourth-largest exporter in this regard. Domestically, footwear ranked third in export revenue after crude oil and garments. Read More »

Greenspan warns of dangers of US tariff on China

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | International Trade

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said there would be large risks to the global financial system if the United States imposed unilateral across-the-board tariffs on Chinese imports. Read More »

EU sugar reform draws sweet and sour response

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | International Trade

The world's top three sugar cane exporters, Brazil, Thailand and Australia, welcomed a radical reform of Europe's heavily subsidised sugar industry, but Caribbean nations said it would cost them millions of dollars in lost revenue. Read More »

Don’t put all your eggs in the China basket

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Air Cargo

Speaking at the Trans-Pacific Air Cargo Conference held in Los Angeles, Julian Keeling, President & CEO at Consolidators International, Inc. (CII), a leading air freight wholesaler and forwarder, stated, "While China-US trade is receiving the lion's share Read More »

Evergreen to begin US-Japan air cargo flights

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Air Cargo

Evergreen International Airlines (Evergreen) began Boeing 747 freighter service between Japan and the United States on June 5, 2005. The first flight took off from Nagoya, Japan (NGO) at 12 p.m. local. This inauguration of service follows a decision by th Read More »

World Airways to expand cargo service between China and North America for Air Canada

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Air Cargo

World Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Air Holdings, Inc., has reached agreement for a multi-year ACMI wet-lease contract with Air Canada to operate an additional MD-11F freighter aircraft for international cargo service, subject to Air Canada Read More »

Port of Long Beach Commission votes to reduce ‘free time’

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Liner Shipping

In order to avoid backups of cargo at Port of Long Beach shipping terminals, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commission voted on Monday, June 20, to decrease the time that container cargo can be temporarily stored on the docks free of charge. Read More »

Caribbean Shipping Services tops list of JAXPORT trade partners

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Recently released statistics from Jacksonville Port Authority list Caribbean Shipping Services as the largest locally owned shipper to Puerto Rico, JAXPORT's number one trade partner. Read More »

Horizon Lines’ Chuck Raymond is Carolina’s 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Charles G. (Chuck) Raymond, Chairman, CEO and President of Horizon Lines LLC, has been named Carolinas 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year' (EOY). The award was presented June 16 at a black-tie event at the Westin Charlotte. Read More »

TNWA announces peak season service enhancements

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA), which consists of APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL), has unveiled its Trans-Pacific deployment programme for the busy peak shipping season. Read More »

Premium Article  Roll On/Roll Off 2005 - Deere & Co. rolls through Baltimore

Paul Scott Abbott | June 19, 2005 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The fact that the four ro/ro lines on which John Deere primarily relies operate out of Baltimore port facilities is but one reason why David Panjwani, Deere’s manager of global transportation, is pleased to call Baltimore his company’s leading strategic p Read More »

Premium Article  Roll On/Roll Off 2005 - War zone logistics

Peter Buxbaum | June 19, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Ro/ro shippers and carriers are challenged to get vehicles and equipment to their intended destination on time. The US Army's 49th Transportation Battalion, headquartered in Fort Hood, Texas, is also in the business of moving cargo, wheeled and otherwise. Read More »

Steelscape to locate $200 million facility at Port of Shreveport-Bossier

AJOT | June 19, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco joined executives from Grupo IMSA, a multinational metal processing company headquartered in Kalama, WA, to announce the location of Grupo IMSA subsidiary, Steelscape, at the Port of Shreveport-Bossier. Read More »

Halifax secures new retail cargo from Asia

AJOT | June 19, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

A group of major Canadian retailers has selected the Port of Halifax to route growing volumes of import products from Southeast Asia and the Indian Sub-continent. Halifax will be the East Coast hub for sorting and distribution activities of retail giants Read More »

American Gypsum implements RMI’s Shipperconnect’ services

AJOT | June 19, 2005 | Intermodal

American Gypsum, the nation's 5th largest producer of gypsum wallboard and a subsidiary of the Eagle Materials Corporation, has implemented RMI's ShipperConnect' Freight Management Services (FMS) to pro-actively monitor rail shipments to reduce transit ti Read More »

Railinc supports world-class rail data network

AJOT | June 19, 2005 | Intermodal

Railinc announced that it has increased its annual investment in IT infrastructure and staffing to maintain its status as a leader in data network transactions. Railinc compiles, processes and manages more daily transactions than any other provider of inf Read More »

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