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ITS, Cooper/T. Smith & Husky Terminal mark 25 years in Tacoma

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Twenty-five years ago, when International Transportation Service, Inc. (ITS) and Husky Terminal first came to Tacoma, the Port was just entering the container business, with an annual volume of about 132,000 teus (twenty-foot equivalent container units). Read More »

Hill named Port Everglades Asst. Director of Business Dev.

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port Director Phillip C. Allen has named Alan Hill, a 16-year veteran of the Broward County Port Everglades Department, as the new Assistant Director of Business Development. Read More »

Wheels Logistics forges new link in supply chain

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Wheels Logistics announced the opening of its new warehouse facility featuring expanded services that provide a new link in their customers' supply chains. Located within minutes of Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, the 70,000 square Read More »

Fujitsu Siemens Computers Co. making tracks for Germany

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

In Xiangtang, some 700 kilometers north of Hong Kong, a container train left on its way to Germany. The Fujitsu Siemens Computers Company train, carrying 50 containers, is transporting high-end IT products, such as monitors and chassis manufactured in Chi Read More »

Railpower Technologies awarded contract from Union Pacific

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Railpower Technologies Corp. announced the sale of two high performance clean energy RP20CD Eco-Motive locomotives to Union Pacific ("UP"). These EPA Tier II certified, six-axle, 2000hp Ultra Low Emission locomotives are being ordered immediately after th Read More »

Bombardier wins contracts from Railpool

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Bombardier Transportation has won orders for the supply of 58 BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives from the leasing company Railpool. The two contracts overall amount to approximately 192 million euros (276 million US dollars). The agreement includes an option fo Read More »

YRC Worldwide appoints Wicks as Executive VP and CFO

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that Timothy A. Wicks has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective October 13, 2008. In this role, Mr. Wicks will be responsible for all aspects of the corporation's finance activities includi Read More »

Lexmark joins US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Lexmark International, Inc. announced that it has joined the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership (SmartWay), a collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce g Read More »

BNSF to replace rail in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company will replace more than four track miles of rail on the Panhandle subdivision between Noel, OK, and Barber, KS, beginning Oct. 1. The project is expected to cost almost $3 million and take approximately 12 days. Read More »

Dow deploys SmartChain’ to monitor & secure chemical tank rail cars

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Savi's SmartChain' Asset Management software now is being utilized by The Dow Chemical Company's Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) rail tank car fleet to automatically monitor the location and security status of the hazardous materials they transport. The so Read More »

US Airways, Continental & Northwest award contracts to WFS at Baltimore

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services' (WFS) extensive cargo handling operation in North America has received a major boost with three new contracts from Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and US Airways at Baltimore Washington International Airport. Read More »

FreightScan established in Asian Pacific Region

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

FreightScan, LLC, a leader in the development and deployment of innovative technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry, announced it has recently completed a series of evaluations of its FS100 automated cargo scanning system, including wit Read More »

Crowley appoints Atkinson VP Government Contracts

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Steve Atkinson has been appointed vice president of government contracts and business development for Crowley's technical services business unit. In this new position, Atkinson will report to Steve Collar, seni Read More »

Crowley equipment acquisitions $21 million in 2008

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services equipment fleet is continuing to grow this year with the acquisition of $21 million worth of containers, chassis, refrigerated containers, trailers and generator sets. Read More »

Aries Maritime Transport, Ltd. Q2 results

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Aries Maritime Transport, Limited reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. The following financial review discusses the results for the three months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the results for the three months Read More »

Arcade Acquisition Corp. to purchase 10 container vessels

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Arcade Acquisition Corp. announced that it has entered into a series of agreements pursuant to which it has agreed to acquire ten (10) feeder service containerships (with a total capacity of 21,135 teu) for an aggregate purchase price of $261.7 million (t Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS 2008 - Sterling Transportation’s sterling schedule links L.A.-to-FL in three days

George Lauriat | September 21, 2008 | People | Interviews | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Fifteen years ago Keith Davis, a transportation veteran, opened the doors at Sterling Transportation with the aim to serve a very particular market niche, expedited fixed day LTL (Less-than Truck-Load) service from California to Florida, or more specifica Read More »

Premium Article  CA PORTS 2008 - Global Shippers’ Forum urges universal scrapping of anti-trust exemption…

Leo Ryan | September 21, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Leading shipper associations around the world, including the United States, have urged countries in Asia, North America and elsewhere to follow the example of European reforms by eliminating long-entrenched, anti-trust exemptions for liner conferences. Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS 2008 - Port of Los Angeles’s mantra:

Paul Scott Abbott | September 21, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The philosophy at North America’s busiest containerport, the Port of Los Angeles, can be summed up in two words – “growing green.” Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS 2008 - Clean Truck Programs cleared for Oct. 1 start

Paul Scott Abbott | September 21, 2008 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

After months of heated conflict, the controversial programs of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to begin replacing older, heavy-polluting drayage trucks appear to have a green light to proceed Oct. 1. Read More »

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