DB Schenker Logistics now also directly in Iceland

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

DB Schenker Logistics has opened up its own business in Iceland effective June 1, 2011. Before, the customers relied on the service of a partner. All business is now handled by the new local office in Reykjavik. The new Iceland subsidiary is now represent Read More »

Volume of cars moved by rail freight increases by 15%

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail UK has moved 15% more cars by rail for STVA, the specialist car logistics provider, during the first quarter of 2011 than it did during the same period in 2010.

The increase is in line with the world wide recovery in automotive market Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line announces executive appointment

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced the promotion of Greg C. Gantt to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective June 30, 2011. Mr. Gantt joined Old Dominion in 1994 and had served as Senior Vice President of Oper Read More »

IPL names DB Schenker Rail as Most Sustainable Transporter

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Intermodal

International Produce Limited (IPL), a logistics supplier to WALMART responsible for supplying the supermarket chain ASDA with fresh fruit and vegetables, has named DB Schenker Rail UK as their Most Sustainable Transporter.

DB Schenker Rail UK won the Read More »

EU leads race for trade deals, starting with South Korea

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union is outflanking rivals including the United States and China to seal bilateral trade deals with lucrative markets while talks for a global trade pact remain deadlocked.

A free trade deal between the European Union and South Korea, wh Read More »

WTO rules China raw material export curbs illegal

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | International Trade

Trade judges ruled that China violated trade law by restricting exports of certain raw materials crucial for industrial production, dealing a victory to the United States, the European Union and Mexico. Read More »

Brazil beef industry seeks to challenge EU at WTO

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil's main beef industry group said it would ask the government to challenge European Union trade restrictions on Brazilian beef at the World Trade Organization, hoping to recover $600 million a year in lost business.

If Brazil's government pushes Read More »

Cargoitalia strengthens management team

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia, Italy's all-cargo flag carrier, has appointed Richard Mohler to the newly-created position of Manager - Network Planning and Revenue Management.

In his new post, Mohler will be responsible for the evaluation of new routes, and then settin Read More »

IES and Traxon Europe form ‘data hub’ for ICS connectivity

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | Air Cargo

'IES and Traxon Europe have created an extensive data-driven network for EU ICS (Import Control System) compliance," explains Andrew Bullen, President & CEO of transportation software provider IES, Ltd. 'In this scenario, the combined IES-Traxon network a Read More »

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 »