Steel imports falter again in June

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | International Trade

Imports in June were down 18% compared to May 2009 and 69% compared to June 2008. 'Import arrivals in June were at very depressed levels due to weakness in the marketplace during the order period for non-NAFTA arrivals,' said David Phelps, president, AII Read More »

Evergreen’s export rate restoration

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The word sustainability has been used often to describe the environmentally sensitive and fuel-efficient business programs adopted by ocean carriers and other companies worldwide. In the midst of this unprecedented global economic recession, however, the Read More »

Maersk general rate increases in trans-Atlantic trade

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Since rates are at an unsustainable level in the trans-Atlantic trade, Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective September 1, 2009. Read More »

Matson VP Grill retiring after nearly three decade career

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

After a career with Matson that has spanned nearly three decades, Phil Grill, vice president, government relations, in Washington, DC is retiring. Grill has been the face of Matson in Washington since 1980, and has ensured that the company has been well r Read More »

Legislators join Port of Vancouver, USA in dedicating Groundwater Cleanup Facility

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver and Rep. Jim Jacks, D-Vancouver were instrumental in helping maintain state Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) funding for the groundwater cleanup process. The treatment towers – the most comprehensive method to cleaning the res Read More »

GPA handles 2.4 mln TEUs in FY09

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced today the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America’s fourth highest volume Read More »

Gov’t. of Canada and Montreal Port Authority join to stimulate the economy, reduce greenhouse gas

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Under Transport Canada’s Freight Technology Demonstration Fund, the Montreal Port Authority will receive a contribution of up to $500,000 towards a demonstration project involving a multiple-generator locomotive that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions a Read More »

ProLogis announces 100% occupancy at Pompano Beach Distribution Center

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced full occupancy at ProLogis Pompano Beach Distribution Center Building Three, a recently developed, 82,000-square-foot distribution facility. Read More »

Pacer to sell assets of specialized, heavy-haul trucking operation

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., the North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Universal Truckload Services, Inc. and UTS Leasing, Inc. (collectively, 'UTSI') to sell certain asse Read More »

Transportation unions applaud confirmation of Hersman as NTSB Chair

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in reaction to Senate confirmation of Deborah Hersman to be reappointed to and named Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board: 'Transportat Read More »

AAFA hails Burma import ban renewal

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) applauded both chambers of the US Congress for quickly renewing the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. In action taken July 21 by the House of Representatives (H.J. Res. 56) and July 23 by the Se Read More »

ABC reinforces reputation for carrying bloodstock

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) reinforced its reputation as a leading carrier of bloodstock by transporting British-trained racehorse, Bronze Cannon, to Russia to compete in the prestigious President Stakes. Read More »

TOTE Ships will reduce at-berth emissions by 90% in 2010

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nearly $1.5 million in grant money recently awarded to the Port of Tacoma will empower Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) to reduce the particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions of its two Orca Class vessels by an estimated 90 percent while at Read More »

Evergreen and COSCON introduce China-South East Asia Express (CSE) Service

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and Cosco Container Lines (COSCON) launched a new joint service, the China South East Asia Express Service (CSE), effective from Shanghai on July 26, 2009. Read More »

Horizon Lines reports second-quarter financial results

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net loss of $(31.1) million, or $(1.02) per share, on revenue of $278.5 million. The results reflect certain items, including a $20 million charge related to the previously disclosed class-action legal settlement in Read More »

APM Terminals Aarhus starts rail service

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Intermodal

Executives from APM Terminals Aarhus have announced a new rail shuttle service from the Port of Aarhus to serve the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The new service offers shippers a five hour transit time and frequency of up to three departures a week. Read More »

Anaheim selects HOK Los Angeles, Parsons Brinckerhoff to create intermodal center

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Intermodal

The Los Angeles office of HOK, a global architecture design firm, and Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization, announced its combined team was selected by the Anaheim Read More »

Leading vaccine company recognizes Envirotainer

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, recently presented a special award to Envirotainer for achieving 48 consecutive months without a product loss. Read More »

Cargoitalia receives AOC

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' the Italian all-cargo airline being re-launched under the new ownership of ALIS ' has achieved another milestone with the receipt of its AOC (Air Operator's Certificate) following a full review of its new operations by the Italian civil avi Read More »

Crowley building continues with launch of the latest heavy-lift deck barge

AJOT | July 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

With Crowley's vessel construction boom in full swing, shipyard employees, Crowley personnel and distinguished guests paused to welcome the newest heavy-lift deck barge to the Crowley fleet - the 455-6 - sixth in a series of heavy-lift deck barges slated Read More »