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Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - India’s Jet Airways launches “Historic” air service to US

Manik Mehta | August 26, 2007 | Air Cargo

India’s largest private airline, Jet Airways, has finally, landed on America’s shores after going through a protracted two-year waiting period in getting clearances and overcoming all kinds of procedural delays and hurdles. With its maiden flight to Newar Read More »

Columbia Coastal inaugurates bi-weekly Portland, ME-New York service

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Bruce Fenimore, president & CEO of Columbia Group announced that Columbia Coastal Transport has launched a bi-weekly container barge service linking the ports of Portland, Maine and the Port of New York/New Jersey effective August 19, 2007. This expansion Read More »

Maher partners with Kalmar to launch Prince Rupert operations

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maher Terminals of Canada Corp has opted to outfit its new container handling operations at Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada with multiple types of Kalmar equipment. The New Jersey-based marine terminal operator has ordered in Read More »

Year of momentum at South Carolina Ports

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has closed its latest fiscal year, capping off a period of momentum and key accomplishments that included the groundbreaking for a new container terminal, significant new equipment deliveries and increased productivity Read More »

Construction of SITV Underway

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and joint venture partner Saigon Investment Construction & Commerce Company Limited (SICC) celebrated today the commencement of construction works for Saigon International Terminals Vietnam Limited (SITV). The occasion was ma Read More »

Wal-Mart selects C.R. England

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

C.R. England, Inc. announced the company has been selected to be a carrier for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at its distribution center in Sterling, IL. Read More »

Vancouver Port Commission approves Rail Project change order

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

The Vancouver Port Commission authorized staff to award a change order for project management and construction services for the execution of the Schedule 1 Rail Project. Read More »

Former FMCSA administrator addresses transportation industry Carrier Council meeting

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Intermodal

Annette Sandberg, former Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), was a guest speaker at the recent first annual transportation industry Carrier Council meeting. The meeting was held at the headquarters offices of the host Read More »

Group finds China toy factory conditions “brutal”

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

A US-based workers' rights group said it found "brutal conditions" and labor violations at eight Chinese plants that make toys for big multinationals, and called on the companies to take steps for better standards. Read More »

Iraq plans WTO membership, trade minister says

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

Iraq plans to enact a business-friendly customs code and expects to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within two years despite the violence damaging its economy, the Iraqi trade minister said. Read More »

Bush tries to strengthen ties with Canada, Mexico

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

US President George W. Bush tried to assure leaders of Canada and Mexico that the United States wants to build closer ties with them, despite the distraction of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

Japan PM visits India, eyeing trade and China

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in India for a high-profile visit to India with around 200 business executives in a trip designed to boost trade with a booming economy and counterbalance China. Read More »

China offers opportunities for US Airport

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Air Cargo

China factors in a big way for US airports in hot pursuit to increase traffic and carriers with this roaring dragon. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), JFK International (JFK), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Read More »

APL’s new Suez Express Service arrives in New York City

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL delivered an answer to the global freight congestion crisis with the arrival of its Suez Express service from South Asia. Read More »

Sea Star Line positions for the future

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | Liner Shipping

To support its long-standing commitment to its core business of serving Puerto Rico while proceeding with long-term strategic expansion plans, Sea Star Line, LLC announced the following organizational changes. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICA TRADE EDT. - MIA remains market leader for cargo to/from Latin America

Karen Thuermer | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Other airports in the United States have their eyes set on making better connections with South America, but Miami International Airport (MIA) already does that and remains the behemoth provider in that market for both cargo and passenger operations.

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Premium Article  LATIN AMERICA TRADE EDT. - Trailer Bridge makes history with new Dominican service

Paul Scott Abbott | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Trailer Bridge Inc.’s introduction this month of new container service between Jacksonville and the Dominican Republic breaks ground on multiple fronts – from its use of 53-foot-long containers in a non-Jones Act trade to the fact that it links the Caribb Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICA TRADE EDT. - Brazil looking to overcome challenges to flow of trade

Paul Scott Abbott | August 19, 2007 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Insufficient port infrastructure and other challenges continue to hinder the efficient flow of trade in Brazil, but Latin America’s largest nation is looking to make progress, according to the Jacksonville Port Authority’s recently appointed manager of La Read More »

Delaware River dredging confirmation brings major port development a step closer

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A world class container port development at the Port of Philadelphia moved closer with the appearance here of United States Senator Arlen Specter confirming the government's commitment to fund the 45-foot Delaware River dredging project. Read More »

Port of Seattle to enter labor agreement for terminal projects

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to enter Project Labor Agreements (PLA) for two new construction projects in the Seattle harbor, including conversion of Terminal 30 into a container terminal, and expansion of Terminal 91 as a base for cruise shi Read More »

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