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Premium Article  A&P 2007 - Challenges keep coming for airfreight business

Karen Thuermer | December 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

The air cargo industry is a challenged business. Manufacturers and retailers who understand how to exploit its advantages look to achieve profitability for their companies. Yet issues compounding airlines and air cargo carriers keep thwarting their own co Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2007 - Dominic J. Taddeo: Architect of Montreal gateway’s container growth

Leo Ryan | December 16, 2007 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Question: What port personality in North America is known for sometimes using three languages (English, French, Italian) in the same sentence? Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2007 - UPS strategists envision future for drivable pods, self-dispatch

Paul Scott Abbott | December 16, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Self-dispatch of parts to end users. Mode optimization through telematics. Up-charges for daytime deliveries. High-speed trains composed of individual drivable pods. New energy sources powering transit vehicles made from advanced materials. Read More »

What challenges lie ahead for the box industry?

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The box business in North America, the international movement of freight in ocean containers to and from North America, is challenged by economic, infrastructural, environmental, social and political issues that (with apologies to Massachusetts author, Se Read More »

Shaking up ocean transportation: How much difference will 53-foot containers make?

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Just last month, APL announced that its first consignment of 53-foot ocean containers were rolling off the assembly lines in China and being loaded with goods for eastbound transpacific voyages. APL's introduction of these new, oversized ocean containers Read More »

Maritime industry supports Ballast Water Management Act of 2007

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The following is from a letter submitted to Congress December 4, 2007 by the American Waterways Operators, Chamber of Shipping of America, Cruise Line Industry Association, INTERTANKO, Lake Carriers' Association and the World Shipping Council. Read More »

HHLA and Kalmar extend cooperation at Container Terminal Burchardkai

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Hamburg's biggest container terminal operator, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has turned to Kalmar to supply three more crane blocks with its automatic stacking crane (ASC) system and related technology for the second phase in the con Read More »

Diesel exhaust poses threat to port truck drivers

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

California port truck drivers face increased health risks from breathing dangerous levels of diesel exhaust fumes inside their truck cabs, according to a new report released today. The report was released just days before regulators are scheduled to consi Read More »

ARI Envirofleet’ team joins with Smartway’ Transport

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Intermodal

Automotive Resources International (ARI), announced its affiliation with SmartWay Transport', a voluntary collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, designed to increase energy efficiency while significant Read More »

Kalmar launches reachstacker spreader for North American intermodal market

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Intermodal

Kalmar Industries has introduced a new spreader designed specifically for reachstacker applications in the North American intermodal market. The product, which has been developed with ease of maintenance and safety in mind, can perform a variety of lifts Read More »

USF Holland announces faster transit times

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Intermodal

USF Holland, an operating unit of YRC Regional Transportation, has accelerated delivery times between cities on thirteen lanes. The lane pairs that have been upgraded to next-day delivery are: Read More »

Renewal of NCA fleet to be stepped up

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

According to NCA's medium- and long-term management plan, the Phoenix Project, the retirement of the B747-200F aircraft was scheduled to be completed in August 2008. However, NCA has decided to retire the remaining B747-200Fs earlier, completing the task Read More »

Major step in Emirates’ presence in America

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

Emirates has further expanded its presence in the Americas with the launch of non-stop service between Houston and Dubai, featuring the new Boeing 777-200LR. The service will initially operate three times a week, increasing to a daily service starting in Read More »

DFW increases Cathay Pacific Cargo service with new flight, route

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

DFW International Airport received an early gift this year with the addition of Cathay Pacific Cargo's eighth weekly flight. The new flight is the first roundtrip from Hong Kong to DFW. Read More »

Intermarine appoints Seeg Managing Director for Asia

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Recognizing the expanding scope and importance of its Far East, India and Gulf service, Intermarine recently appointed Mr. Richard Seeg to the position of Managing Director for Asia. Based in Intermarine's Asian Headquarters office in Shanghai, he will co Read More »

APL, HMM, MOL & CMA CGM announce further winter capacity plans

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Liner Shipping

APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) - and CMA CGM announced additional winter capacity plans for the trade between Asia and the US East Coast via Panama Canal. Read More »

US Chamber opposes retroactive tax hike on US flagged ocean carriers

AJOT | December 16, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The US Chamber of Commerce denounced a measure hidden in the Technical Corrections Act that would repeal the tonnage tax option for US flagged ocean carriers hauling cargo between the mainland and Puerto Rico thus increasing shipping costs and making Amer Read More »

SC Ports Board Elects Posek Chairman, Approves Upland Site Work for New Terminal

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) today elected David J. Posek of Greenville to serve a two-year term as chairman and approved upland site work for a new terminal in the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port Board to Vote on Clean Trucks Fee

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container charges would fund fleet turnover, air quality improvements Having approved a clean truck requirement last month that will ban old, dirty diesel trucks from the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, December Read More »

Boeing Set to Begin Assembly of New 777 Freighter as Design Work Nearly Complete

AJOT | December 13, 2007 | Air Cargo

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is set to begin full production of its new 777 Freighter now that engineers recently have completed more than 90 percent of the design work for the new cargo airplane. Boeing will start assembly of the first 777 Freighter Read More »

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