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Port of New Orleans christens new dredge

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Patricia Karst Reed honored her late husband, former Port of New Orleans Executive Director Edward S. “Ned” Reed, by christening the Port’s new dredge that bears his name.

The dredge is the third owned by the Board of Commissioners of the Por Read More »

JAXPORT names Interim Executive Director

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) appointed Chris Kauffmann interim Executive Director following the decision by Rick Ferrin to step down from this role. Ferrin has agreed to serve in a new position where he will exercise Read More »

GPA welcomes 8,500-TEU vessel

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) welcomed the largest vessel ever to call on the Port of Savannah recently when the 8,500-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) M/V CMA CGM Figaro docked at Garden City Terminal.

"The future of shipping is here to Read More »

GPA moves more than a quarter million TEUs in July

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the GPA moved more than a quarter million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in July 2010, marking the best month ever in GPA’s history and continuing eight consecutive mon Read More »

Court ruling: Los Angeles Clean Truck Program legally sound

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Industry attacks to derail Clean Air Program defeated; port programs nationwide given greenlight.

The U.S. District Court upheld the legality of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program, which the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Read More »

50 Kalmar terminal tractors for Mexico

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order for 50 Kalmar Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors from Idealease, a North American-based truck and equipment lease and rental services business. The units will be leased to a customer operating at the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas and M Read More »

Forth Ports profit up, eyes ports acquisitions

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Forth Ports reported an expected 29 percent rise in first-half profit, driven by growing container volumes and cost cutting initiatives, and said it would look to acquire other port businesses. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index rose 1.5% in July

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5 percent in July, although June's reduction was revised from 1.4 percent to 1.6 percent. The latest improvement raised the SA index from 108.3 Read More »

Greenbrier gets $130 mlllion railcar deal

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Greenbrier Cos Inc said it received about $130 million worth of new railcar and refurbishment orders and plans to add jobs at its plant, in a sign that the nascent recovery in the railcar market is on track.

The company's railcar business, wh Read More »

Rail operator wants Uganda’s non-operational lines

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is seeking the return of two derelict sections of track seized by the Ugandan government over what it said was the operator's failure to invest in them. Read More »

US Western Railroads seen as a key

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Intermodal

Grain merchants say the wild card for success or failure in moving more than 130 million tons of U.S. grain exports in the coming year will be "logistics," meaning barge and truck availabilities but especially railcars and diesel locomotives. Read More »

Obama tire tariffs didn’t work

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's decision to slap duties on tires from China doesn't appear to have reduced overall tire imports or saved U.S. jobs, the U.S.-China Business Council said. Read More »

Russia wants official US assurance on salmonella

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Russia needs more assurance from the United States on salmonella, otherwise it will take action on poultry imports, the head of Russia's consumer protection watchdog RosPotrebNadzor told RIA news agency. Read More »

US grain exports strong amid Russia export ban

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

There was no let-up in demand for U.S. grains last week amid drought-hit Russia's export ban, as federal government data showed weekly export sales of corn and wheat exceeded trade expectations. Read More »

EU states may block Chinese fibreglass tax

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Several European Union member states will try to pressure the European Commission to scrap plans for a new tax next month on Chinese fibreglass used in the clean technology sector, EU diplomats told Reuters.

A special gathering of a secretive Read More »

India says US visa issue may be solved outside WTO

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

India is confident of resolving a visa restrictions issue with the United States outside the WTO framework, a senior government official said. Read More »

World’s workshop heads to inland China

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

This region, too, has attracted a dragon head company -- Nasdaq-listed contract manufacturer Flextronics . It will soon open a factory employing 11,000 in one of Ganzhou's new industrial estates to make transformers and power adaptors. Read More »

Lufthansa upbeat after summer travel boost

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa said business had developed strongly in recent months with all its carriers meeting or exceeding expectations.

"If this continues in the coming months, we can be confident we will fulfill our expectations," management board member S Read More »

Air traffic recovery starts to slow in July

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

International air freight traffic grew in July but at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures showed, offering fresh evidence that the economic recovery is starting to falter. Read More »

Air China Q2 net up 29 pct on bouyant air travel

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China reported a 29 percent rise in second-quarter earnings as more people took to the skies in the world's fastest growing major aviation market. Read More »

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