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DHL: Trade to rely more on rising incomes in Asia

AJOT | December 16, 2008 | International Trade

DHL revealed the findings of a study commissioned to the Economist Intelligence Unit on economic trends in world trade. The report, entitled Fuelling Global Trade: How GDP growth and oil prices affect international trade flows, looked at trade flo Read More »

Cargo B takes delivery of new B747-400

AJOT | December 16, 2008 | Air Cargo

As part of a planned development strategy, Brussels-based Cargo B Airlines has added its first B747-400 freighter to its fleet for commencement of operations in early January 2009. The aircraft new from the factory and leased from NCA, arrived in Brussels Read More »

TIACA tells regulators of the need to work together

AJOT | December 16, 2008 | Air Cargo

Global aviation security must be threat-based, risk-managed, multi-layered and operationally consistent to be effective, says the chairman of TIACA's Industry Affairs Committee. Read More »

Evergreen Line opens historic direct shipping link with Taiwan

AJOT | December 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The opening of direct shipping service across the Taiwan Straits commenced December 15 with the sailing of Evergreen Line's 1,200-TEU Uni-Adroit. A ceremony was held at the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's busiest harbor, in accord with the trade agreements b Read More »

Grand Alliance changes Asia to West Mediterranean service

AJOT | December 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) carriers - Hapag-Lloyd (HL), MISC Berhad (MISC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) , and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)- announced a revised Asia-West Mediterranean service (EUM), which will include the New World Alliance (NWA) line Read More »

TSA reappoints Widdows as chairman

AJOT | December 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a research and discussion forum of 14 major container lines operating in the Asia-US freight market, has asked NOL Group president and chief executive officer Ronald D. Widdows to continue as chairman of the Read More »

Premium Article  Vision and reality in Canada

Leo Ryan | December 14, 2008 | International Trade

When Canada’s federal parliament resumes sitting on January 26, the minority Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be presenting a budget that it hopes will overcome a serious challenge to power from the political opposition led by Read More »

Premium Article  Shipping and the Great Global Recession of 2008

George Lauriat | December 14, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

There are many comparisons being made of the current economic crisis to that of the “Great [US stock market] Crash of 1929” and ensuing “Great Depression” which unofficially ended with the re-tooling of US industries during the lead up to the Second World Read More »

Premium Article  Fair trade on the horizon

Peter Buxbaum | December 14, 2008 | International Trade

With an almost unprecedented crisis hitting the United States economy, issues of international trade will emerge as central to the agenda of the incoming Obama administration. The president-elect has promised a substantial stimulus package to jump-start e Read More »

Premium Article  Timing appears to be right for short-sea shipping push

Paul Scott Abbott | December 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The US economy sure could use a cost-effective kick-start, congested highways need relief and America is increasingly thinking “green.” Read More »

Premium Article  Textile trade faces uncertainties caused by global recession, financial crisis

Manik Mehta | December 14, 2008 | International Trade

While it is not yet clear to what extent the ongoing global financial crisis will impact the global textile trade, many textile experts expect to see the impact of the crisis on the world’s textile trade in the next year when the actual decline in textile Read More »

Port of Tacoma tests GPS tracking system

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

To enhance inland rail supply chain visibility, the Port of Tacoma is testing a GPS tracking system that tracks intermodal containers from the time they leave waterfront terminals until they reach their destinations in the Midwest and Eastern United State Read More »

Retail container traffic falls for 16th straight month

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Year-over-year cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell for the 16th straight month in November, leaving 2008 on track to be the slowest year since 2004 as the U.S. economic downturn continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker r Read More »

APM Terminals Virginia’s innovative solution to security requirements

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Integrating the newly mandated Transportation Workers Identify Credential into the existing APM Terminals security protocol as the single and primary means of electronic access, security is enhanced in an efficient and cost-effective manner that can be us Read More »

SEKO corporate ownership consolidated

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and IT solutions, announced that William J. Wascher and Steven D. Goldberg, who with Thomas K. Cagney, purchased SEKO from U.S. Freightways in 2002, have purchased all Read More »

Laufer Group announces new Kansas City bonded container freight station

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Laufer Group International, a Global Logistics Management company headquartered in New York City, announced the opening of a new expanded full service Customs Bonded Container Freight Station in Kansas City, Missouri. At the new 50,000 square foot C-TPAT Read More »

C.H. Robinson expands into southern Texas

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, one of the world's largest third party logistics (3PL) providers of transportation and supply chain services, has expanded its operations into Corpus Christi, Texas. Read More »

Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell endorses rail transport

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell stressed the importance of investing in infrastructure and the state's job-creators to avoid the full brunt of the nation's weakening economy as he championed a national rail proposal and announced that a global manufacturing co Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael: Railroad-related Interstate II transportation system is needed

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Intermodal

In a recent address to the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in New York City, Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board for the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver and former Federal Railway Read More »

Singapore Airlines Cargo appoints WFS for cargo handling across the Nordic region

AJOT | December 14, 2008 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a contract to perform all cargo handling in the Nordic region for Singapore Airlines Cargo. Read More »

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