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Highly technical operation requires special skills at Port Freeport

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport partnered with COSCO Shipping Company, Hercules Offshore Liftboats, NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors, GAC-RUR, J & S Contractors, Brazos Pilots and Freeport Launch to handle special cargo that requires highly skilled labor. Read More »

Maersk Line Increases Commitment and Investment to Breakbulk and Out of Gauge (OOG) Market

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Charlotte, VA, US. Guided by a commitment to serve the needs of global shippers, Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment. Read More »

René de Vries new (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

René de Vries (49) has been appointed (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam, taking office on March 1, 2010. That is the date on which the current Harbor Master Jaap Lems retires. The port of Rotterdam is not unknown territory for De Vries. He began his car Read More »

APM Terminals’ Safety Drive Shows Impressive Results

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Hague, Netherlands – Today, on the occasion of APM Terminals’ Third Annual Global Safety Day the company is reporting an impressive decline in Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate. The rate of 4.8 year-to-date reflects the continuous improvement sin Read More »

The Evans Network of Companies Acquires Certain Assets of Land Trans. & Phoenix Transit and Logistic

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Evans Network of Companies will expand into new areas with the acquisition of the container drayage, domestic truckload, and brokerage assets of Land Transportation and Phoenix Transit and Logistics. A total of 25 new agent partners will be added to t Read More »

Kodak Partners with Global Supply Chain Company OHL

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Kodak recently chose logistics company, OHL as its direct to consumer fulfillment partner. Kodak Store customers can purchase digital cameras, accessories, inkjet printers and other items on line. Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Jessup, Md. Facility

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new 21,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Jessup, Md., located at 8685 Washington Blvd. Penske offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract mainte Read More »

ATA appoints new Chairman at annual conference in Las Vegas

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Recently, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Board of Directors named G. Tommy Hodges as Chairman during the banquet of the annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Read More »

US net steel exporter in August

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | International Trade

Final steel export and import data reveal that in August, for the first time in over 50 years, the US was a net exporter of steel. "This dramatic development shows the increasing importance of US exports of steel to international markets which are returni Read More »

AA Cargo receives security partnership award from DGF

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has been honored with the Airfreight Security Partnership Award presented by DHL Global Forwarding (DGF). The award was offered in recognition of professional work in air transport security. Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the third quarter of 2009

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) recently announced its tonnage throughput for September, the third quarter and the first nine months of 2009. Read More »

Evergreen rate restoration Europe - Mediterranean Sea Trade

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In view of the increasing operation costs, implementing a further rate restoration program is necessary to maintain reliable service. Read More »

MOL starts consolidation service for Steve Madden, Ltd.

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that Steve Madden, Ltd., a leading international footwear and fashion designer, has selected Hong Kong-based MOL Consolidation Service Limited (MCS) as its exclusive buyer's consolidator encompassing China and Ind Read More »

Evergreen and China Shipping offer joint service between Asia and Pacific Northwest

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and China Shipping commenced a joint weekly service linking ports in Asia to locations in the American and Canadian Pacific Northwest. The two lines say that the purpose of the new service is to use mutual slots more efficiently and share r Read More »

Premium Article  Laufer Group International opens new Boston office

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Laufer Group International, a Global Logistics Management company headquartered in New York City, recently announced the opening of its new Boston, Massachusetts office. Read More »

Premium Article  Virginia Ports could up the competitive ante for container traffic

Karen Thuermer | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Like ports elsewhere around the country, the recession has hit the Port of Virginia hard. But its big story is not anchored in today’s trade volumes, but what the future holds for this significant east coast seaport.

- By Karen E. Thuermer Read More »

Premium Article  Perishables shipments “less-bad” than other sectors

Peter Buxbaum | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Overall, fruits are faring better than vegetables

Describing the current state of the perishables business, and in particular, fruits and vegetables, is reminiscent of President Obama's cheerleading of the flagging economy. A few month Read More »

Premium Article  West Coast perishables 2009

Leo Quigley | October 12, 2009 | International Trade

Increasingly, retailers who sell fresh fruit and vegetables have moved away from having their produce delivered from a local warehouse and are choosing instead to have it delivered Just In Time by truck in an effort to reduce their costs and deliver a fre Read More »

Premium Article  Delaware River ports key to perishables

George Lauriat | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Delaware River ports have a long history of handling perishables, particularly for fresh fruits and related products.

For example, the Port of Wilmington, Delaware handles a wide variety of fruits such as New Zealand-grown and kiwi Read More »

Cargotec delivers 20 terminal tractors and starts to refurbish 13 straddle carriers in Tunisia

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has delivered 20 Kalmar terminal tractors to Société Tunisienne d’Acconage et de Manutention (STAM) for the port of Rades in Tunisia. STAM has also ordered the refurbishing of 13 straddle carriers which will be carried out later this year. Read More »

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