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Arbitrator to decide wage and benefit issues for CN locomotive engineers

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Unresolved wage and benefits issues for 1,700 CN locomotive engineers in Canada will be submitted to binding arbitration after renewed negotiations between the company and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) ended without a settlement. Read More »

GIER officially ‘Open for Business’

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Following Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) approval in November, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has officially launched its Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER). This equipment-marking alternative was develope Read More »

Administration and Congress signal support for multimodal, merit-based transportation investment

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) heralded the recent endorsement by both the President and Congress for investment in multimodal infrastructure through merit-based, objective distribution criteria. Just a day after the Pres Read More »

Emirates raises over $1.13 billion for Airbis A380 delivers

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Air Cargo


Emirates, the award-winning international airline, raised over $1.13 billion for the financing of six new Airbus A380 aircraft. Reflecting the airlines robust delivery schedule, Emirates will receive the first of these aircraft early next week, wit Read More »

Laufer Group International’s new Atlanta office opening

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Laufer Group International, a Global Logistics Management company headquartered in New York City, announced the opening of its new Atlanta, Georgia office in December 2009. The Atlanta expansion represents the second office opening in 2009 for Laufer Gro Read More »

Crowley offers a third weekly sailing to Santo Tomas, Guatemala and Puerto Cortez, Honduras

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Crowley is enhancing its Speed to Market services by offering customers a third, fixed-day sailing from Port Everglades, Fla. to Santo Tomas, Guatemala and Puerto Cortez, Honduras effective Dec. 12. Read More »

MOL announces US to Asia and Canada to Asia refrigerated cargo general rate increase

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that effective January 15, 2010, the company will increase ocean freight rates for all refrigerated cargo originating in the US and exported to Asia. Read More »

Premium Article  West Coast ports’ post-recession future

Martin Rushmere | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

What’s in store for the US West Coast ports and their Gulf and Eastern counterparts in the post-recession future may lie with how successful the Panama Canal expansion is and the role of the Class 1 railroads.

An 800-pound gorilla is lumberin Read More »

Premium Article  Intermodalism in the Buffett era

Peter Buxbaum | December 10, 2009 | Intermodal

Storied investor places big bet on future of rail, but massive investments are needed if intermodalism is to achieve its potential.

Warren Buffett's recently announced investment of $26 billion to buy the Burlington Northern Santa Fe R Read More »

Premium Article  FMC Affirms Lawful Use of Unlicensed Agents by OTIs

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Editor’s note: Attorneys Ashley Craig and Robert Hart of the Washington, DC-based law firm Venable look at the recent Appeals Court case that forced changes to the 1984 Shipping Act. The Landstar Express America v. Federal Maritime Commission affi Read More »

Premium Article  Emirates SkyCargo Demonstrates Success in Careful Planning

Karen Thuermer | December 10, 2009 | Air Cargo

Dubai has been in the world news lately, bringing enormous attention to its debt crisis. But none of this news relates or has an impact on Emirates SkyCargo.

“All and all we have been doing very well, although we have not been spared by the Read More »

Premium Article  DC sees no sustainable global recovery till 2011

Leo Ryan | December 10, 2009 | International Trade

The finish line in the race to global economic recovery is still a long way off, suggests Canada’s Export Development Corporation (EDC) in an in-depth, wide-ranging analysis of current trends.

- By Leo Ryan, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  China Shipping Container Line celebrates decade of box service at Port Of Los Angeles

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

On December 3rd 2009, China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) celebrated its 10-year anniversary of service with the Port of Los Angeles. The Shanghai-based steamship line leases a high-volume container terminal that ranks as one of the Port of LA’s busiest Read More »

Premium Article  Colombians and American Businesses Look for Growing Opportunities for Trade

Karen Thuermer | December 10, 2009 | International Trade

Free trade agreements (FTAs) can save companies millions of dollars and create opportunities at home and abroad. While the United States has not yet signed an FTA with Colombia -- as was hoped during the Bush Administration, Colombians are rushing forward Read More »

Premium Article  CG Railway’s most remarkable enterprise

George Lauriat | December 10, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

CG Railway is the most unusual short rail. The “railroad” runs a rail-ferry service between Mobile, Alabama and Mexico, bringing real meaning to the word intermodal. But this floating rail bridge might be more than a niche service. Is this the future o Read More »

Premium Article  10+2: Is Customs ready to enforce?

Peter Buxbaum | December 10, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite the looming deadline, it's still a work in progress.

The grace period on the enforcement of the 10+2 regulation is about to expire. Beginning January 26, 2010, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will start to impose penalties o Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s export outlook shining brighter

Leo Ryan | December 10, 2009 | International Trade

Following an unprecedented decline in 2009, Canada’s exports will stage a moderate but sustained recovery in 2010, reflecting the anticipated gradual bounce back in the post-recession world economy.

Such was a forecast contained in an in-depth analysi Read More »

Hong Kong statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the 3rd quarter

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the third quarter of 2009.

In the third quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput decreased by 4% over a year earlier to 64.4 Read More »

Streetcars shipped from Germany to Tacoma; bound for Vancouver B.C.

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars, shipped from Germany, arrived at the Port of Tacoma last week. They are being transported on special-purpose road trailers to Vancouver, B.C. Read More »

Footwear Motor Freight Rates To Jump In January


AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Intermodal

According to a recent report published by the AAFA (Apparel and Footwear Association) a change in classification will lift motor freight rates on footwear. The article cites a report issued by the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) Commodity Cla Read More »

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