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ITI: Investment in infrastructure critical to international trade growth

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Professor Patrick Sherry, a faculty and board member of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver recently addressed the 6th Annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministers Meeting in Manila, Philip Read More »

German minister urges progress on EU-Gulf trade deal

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called on European and Gulf states to show a willingness to compromise and clinch a free trade agreement. Read More »

Low energy imports hike Canada March trade surplus

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

Substantially lower energy imports helped boost Canada's trade surplus in March to C$1.11 billion ($953 million), more than double analysts' expectations, from C$262 million in February. Read More »

UK output falls sharply but recovery seen

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

British industrial output fell less than expected in March though still posting its biggest annual decline on record, while the country's trade deficit narrowed to its smallest in almost two years, data showed. Read More »

US trade gap widens first time in eight months

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade gap widened in March for the first time in eight months as exports fell 2.4% and imports dropped for the eighth consecutive month, a US government report showed. Read More »

TIACA elects Ogiermann as new Chairman

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

Ulrich Ogiermann, President & CEO of Cargolux Airlines International, has been elected as the new Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo blesses new Maui cargo facility

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo held a blessing ceremony at its new air cargo facility in Kahului, Maui recently. A traditional Hawaiian blessing and lei untying were conducted by Kahu Alika, the Kahu of Keawalai Congregational Church in Makena, Maui. Numerous Maui dig Read More »

Carrier Transicold reaches milestone with Maersk

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mirroring 40 years of escalating growth in refrigerated seaborne trade, Carrier Transicold's Container Products Group recently achieved a new milestone: production of its 700,000th container refrigeration unit. That's far and away the greatest number of c Read More »

Matson honored by Toyota Logistics

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company has been honored with a 2008 Toyota Logistics Excellence award for outstanding achievement. This is the second consecutive year Matson has received this honor from Toyota Logistics. Read More »

Crowley announces organizational changes

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it has made several organizational changes within its contract services and marine operations groups. John Ara has been named vice president, contract services, and Chris Peterson has been named vice president, Read More »

CMA CGM to launch new direct service between North Europe, Greece, Turkey

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group announced the launch, effective June 1st, 2009, of its new service linking North Europe, Greece and Turkey: The French Europe Med EXPRESS (FEMEX). Read More »

Sour economy takes toll on US-Flag lakers in April

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

US-Flag vessels working the Great Lakes saw their cargo totals plummet in April as steel mills, iron ore mines, and other industrial activities slumped from the weight of the recession. Cargo movement totaled only 5.1 million tons, a decrease of 45% compa Read More »

WWL adds Ecuador, Peru to North America/South America Trade

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

John Felitto, Executive Vice President, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Region Americas, explains, South America's economy attracts a variety of ro/ro cargo, from vehicles to agricultural, construction, mining and factory equipment. Our service will be an Read More »

Port of NY/NJ facilities experience traffic declines in national economic downturn

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority saw declines at agency tunnels, bridges, airports, the PATH system and seaport during the first quarter of 2009. Read More »

NRS expands West Coast operations

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a provider of global logistics services to US retailers and manufacturers, today announced it has opened a 15-acre distribution center in Compton, CA, near both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. This Read More »

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL, addressing the municipality's issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan Read More »

Tough times will continue for trailer manufacturers

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Trailer production will continue at current depressed levels through the end of 2009 before beginning a slow recovery, Eric Starks, President of FTR Associates recently told the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). Addressing the organization's Read More »

Second new 747-400 freighter for Cargo B

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

Following the successful introduction last December of the first new Boeing 747-400 freighter, Cargo B airlines took delivery of its second brand new aircraft in Seattle. This aircraft is also leased from the airline's strategic partner, Nippon Cargo Airl Read More »

AA goes daily ex Dublin

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines (AA) has increased its cargo capacity and frequency from Ireland, following the recent reinstatement of daily services from Dublin to Chicago. The carrier now has the same capacity as in the corresponding period of 2008, up from four fli Read More »

National Air Cargo flies from Willow Run Airport to Afghanistan

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it would start a weekly charter utilizing DC 8 aircraft from its subsidiary company based in Ypsilanti, MI to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to assist ongoing efforts to provide materials and goods to the United States mi Read More »

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