US Airways chooses WFS as cargo handling partner in Philadelphia

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Air Cargo

WFS has won a contract to provide cargo handling services to US Airways in the carrier's freight facility in Philadelphia. Services include cargo warehousing, customer service and cargo screening.

WFS has supplied the latest TSA-approved technology f Read More »

CMA CGM to launch a new service between Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18th, 2011.

Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will deploy 7 ships of 1 800 TEU and will allow the Group to provide its cu Read More »

The CMA CGM Group expands its eco-container fleet

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A pioneer in the development and provision of eco-containers for its customers, the CMA CGM Group has just acquired another 18,000 new units, bringing its eco-container fleet to nearly 140,000 teus.

Protecting the environment is one of the company's c Read More »

Alexander & Baldwin and Matson revised to stable

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it revised its outlook on Honolulu-based Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (A&B) and its ocean cargo carrier subsidiary Matson Navigation Co. Inc. (Matson) to stable from negative. We also affirmed our 'BBB+' long-term corpo Read More »

Intermax transports heavy, steel structures through China

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

InterMax Logistics Solution (ITM), a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network in Shanghai, has started to work with a state-owned Chinese company involving operations for various products ranging from construction cranes, gentry cranes to wind mi Read More »

WWL makes senior leadership appointments

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) announces two appointments to its global executive management team.

Christopher J. Connor has been named Chief Commercial Officer for the company's global organization. Mr. Connor will assume the CCO role wh Read More »

Albacor Shipping, USA moves heavy transformer from Savannah to Miami

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Albacor Shipping USA, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, through their office in Banning, CA handled the shipment of 1 Transformer 485000 Lbs / 33 ' x 12'4 x 14'8 from Savannah Port to Miami, Florida. Read More »

Mumphrey elected Board Chairman

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected J. Wayne Mumphrey chairman. Mumphrey succeeds John Fay, whose term as chairman expired. Fay will continue to serve on the Board as a commissioner. The Board also elected Commissioners Valerie C Read More »

Yemen plans Aden container port tender soon

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Yemen will soon hold a tender for international companies to expand its container terminal in the port of Aden, despite political unrest in the Middle Eastern country, senior government official told Reuters.

Located near the mouth of the Bab al-Manda Read More »

Trucks program gets even cleaner at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

An older group of trucks not originally included in the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will be banned from Port shipping terminals beginning July 1. About 500 “Class 7” trucks - smaller, less powerful rigs - will be barred from working Read More »

Tale of two ports strains Iraq-Kuwait ties

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sitting in a traditional black funeral tent near Iraq's only outlet to the sea, businessman Sadiq Jaafar is mourning the "death" of his country's biggest port -- even before it is built.

For Jaafar and many other Iraqis, the long-delayed Grand Faw por Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named BASF LTL Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has received the BASF 2010 LTL Carrier of the Year Award for demonstrating excellence in transportation. In 2010 Southeastern delivered 20,000 shipments to Read More »

APL Logistics extends double-stack train service to India

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

APL Logistics said it has run its first double-stack container train service in India. APL IndiaLinx, its rail operations arm in the country, stacked 90 forty-foot boxes two high on a train that departed Mundra Port on the west coast on June 16 for an i Read More »

Saia supply chain, logistics & small biz study released

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Saia, Inc. announced the findings of the 2011 National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses, a nationwide survey of U.S. executives on their motivations and beliefs about economic conditions, budgets and supply chains. The vast majority (65 percent) Read More »

CSX, public sector partners bring cleaner air to New York State

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Public and private sector representatives recently unveiled the state's second ultra-low emission GenSet locomotive at an event at CSX Transportation's Selkirk Yard. Jointly funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CSX, the locomotive Read More »

Mercosur eyes increase in import substitution

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | International Trade

South American trade bloc Mercosur will seek to increase trade within the zone and protect itself from cheap Asian imports, ministers from member countries said.

Representatives of the grouping -- which includes Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil Read More »

China sets trade sights on Southern Silk Road

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | International Trade

China will expand trade with developing states in the Southern hemisphere in the coming years, boosting outward investment and allowing imports to double, a senior Chinese diplomat said.

"China will increase trade with other developing nations, strivi Read More »

International air traffic up 6.8% in May

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air transport volumes could suffer turbulence in coming months due to unrest in the Middle East and the euro crisis, the industry body said when reporting a rise in volumes for May.

International Air Transport Association data showed passenger traffic Read More »

India next as ECS increases its global footprint

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Air Cargo

ECS Group is pressing ahead with the international expansion of its GSSA sales network with plans to cover major locations in India by the end of 2011.

Already this year the company has opened new operations in Vietnam and Hong Kong as well as Shangha Read More »

Southwest Airlines Cargo selects Descartes to provide its customers with real-time cargo visibility

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | Air Cargo

Descartes Systems Group announced that Southwest Airlines has deployed Descartes' cloud-based Air Messaging Service to its Cargo Customers. Descartes shipment status messaging allows Southwest Airlines Cargo to deliver real-time alerts to its freight forw Read More »