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Premium Article  EU PORTS & TRADE 2008 - Alternative trans. options: solutions to Northern Europe’s port congestion

Karen Thuermer | November 16, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Northern Europe’s logistics landscape is changing. Despite the downturn in freight volumes due to the worldwide economic slowdown, seaports there face capacity challenges. They have little room to expand. Read More »

Clean Truck fee collection delayed

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Collection of the Clean Truck Fee at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will not begin Monday, November 17, as previously scheduled. More time is needed to complete ongoing discussions between Federal Maritime Commission staff and West Coast marine t Read More »

Total Terminals Int’l, Ports America test first West Coast CNG container yard hustler

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Total Terminals International (TTI) and Ports America are testing Capacity of Texas’s TJ9000 CNG off-road/on-road, 242,000-pound GCW container yard hustler machines that run on compressed natural gas, the first such machines on the US West Coast. Read More »

APM, Terminal Link, Alabama Port Auth. open Mobile Container Terminal

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Recently the Mobile Container Terminal LLC (MCT), a joint venture between APM Terminals, Terminal Link, a division of CMA CGM, and the Alabama State Port Authority marked the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art Gulf Coast gateway to global trade Read More »

Air China Cargo orders 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Boeing and Air China Cargo today announced that the carrier will add three 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) to its cargo fleet. Read More »

DHL Express to focus US business on international services

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL, the international logistics and express service provider, announced a repositioning of its US Express business. Beginning January 30, 2009, DHL's US Express business will focus entirely on its international offerings and will discontinue its domestic Read More »

APL Logistics names ex-DHL exec to head contract logistics

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

A longtime business development executive with DHL has been named Vice President of Contract Logistics for supply chain services leader APL Logistics. Read More »

BNSF adds third rail line through Cajon Pass

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway has completed construction of a third main rail line through Cajon Pass in Southern California that will increase capacity on BNSF's Chicago to Los Angeles Transcontinental (Transcon) route from 100 to 150 trains a day. The $90 million projec Read More »

Truckers encouraged by team approach towards Gateway

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Intermodal

The body that represents the long haul trucking and road transport sector in Atlantic Canada announced its support for a team approach to Gateway initiatives for the region. In a statement, Peter Nelson, Executive Director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucki Read More »

Volga-Dnepr reports 75% increase to $1.265 billion

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies has announced a 75% increase in sales for the first nine months of 2008 with total revenue from its charter and scheduled cargo transportation services of $1.265 billion compared to the same period a year ago. Read More »

Emirates announces half-year profits

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group reported a net profit of US $77 million for the first six months of its current financial year ending September 30th, 2008. Compared to a net profit of US $643 million for the same period in 2007, there is an 88% decrease, showing the s Read More »

Bringer Lines begins service from Port Everglades to the Amazon

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Bringer Lines, a Miami-based air and ocean shipping company, is beginning a new service from Port Everglades to the Amazon region of Brazil with Japanese cargo shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., better known as 'K' Line. Read More »

First call at Mobile Container Terminal for CMA CGM

AJOT | November 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

On the occasion of the official opening of Mobile Container Terminal LLC (MCT), CMA CGM announced the beginning of CMA CGM operations in this state-of-the-art Gulf Coast gateway, with the arrival of its PEX 3 service linking Asia to the US Gulf and East C Read More »

Cargotec strengthens service network in Italy

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area providing container handling solutions has acquired 80% of two Italian service companies, CVS Technoports S.r.l. and CVS Service S.r.l. The remaining 20% of the two companies’ shares will remain in the ownership of the CVS Read More »

Jade Master Terminal prepares DCT Gdansk for Maersk Line

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Jade Software Corporation (Jade)’s terminal operating system, Jade Master Terminal, is playing a central role in readying Baltic port DCT Gdansk for a significant contract with Maersk Line, the world's largest container operator. Services with Maersk are Read More »

Le Havre Port 2000 2nd phase well underway

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Construction work for the 2nd phase of Port 2000 is in great progress on both sides of the terminals in operation. They involve the completion of six new quay berths that is 2,100 meters of additional quayside, completing the existing 1,400 meters: 1,750 Read More »

Positive figures in Le Havre: nearly 80 million tons, 25% growth for containers

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The year 2007 ended with particularly positive results for port business in Le Havre, France, with a global growth of 6.6% of tonnage with nearly 80 million tons (Mt) (79.4 Mt as provisional figures including bunkering and ship stores) and an outstanding Read More »

2008 retail container traffic lowest since 2004

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell again in October, and 2008 is now expected to be the slowest year since 2004 as the downturn in the nation’s economy continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by t Read More »

Revolutionizing container terminal automation

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

TTS Port Equipment AB has revolutionized the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) concept by building superior manoeuvrability and flexibility into its new range of Cassette AGVs (C-AGV). Read More »

First Gottwald cranes for Suriname and Paraguay

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Together with the Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes recently sold to Suriname and Paraguay, the first ever to these countries, the total number of Gottwald machines sold to Latin America now exceeds 120. Read More »

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