Seaborne cargo in Hamburg 2009 H1 remains below last year’s levels

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2009, the Port of Hamburg handled a total of 54.2 million metric tons of seagoing cargo. This represents a drop of 23.7% in comparison to the same period in the previous year. Port of Hamburg Marketing, the marketing organization for Read More »

GAC opens Logistics and Maritime Service Center in Rotterdam

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

GAC Netherlands, Ltd. has opened a Logistics and Maritime Service Center to increase efficiency, improve customer services and bring its ship spares logistics and freight forwarding operations under one roof at a new 6,500 square metre office and warehous Read More »

SW Washington Congressional delegation dedicates new terminal

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The complete US Congressional delegation that represents Southwest Washington participated in a dedication of the Port of Vancouver USA’s new Terminal 5 recently. Read More »

Panalpina Japan goes operational

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina and the NYK Group have agreed to realign the level of their current cooperation in Japan. Panalpina Japan will entirely in-source the air and ocean freight operations effective January 2010. In line with an earlier agreement communicated in Febr Read More »

Chapman Freeborn sees strong demand for On Board Courier services

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has reported that demand for its On Board Courier (OBC) services is increasing amid reports that the worldwide recession is easing in some sectors. Read More »

C.A.L. Cargo Airlines joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Founded in 1976, the airline is privately owned by the Nir Shitufi agricultural cooperative that represents the Israeli kibbutzim and moshavim. C.A.L. carries approximately 75,000 tons of cargo annually, exporting goods from Israel ranging from fresh agri Read More »

United Cargo launches temp control service

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

United Cargo has announced the launch of Temp Control (sm), a service designed for convenient shipping of healthcare and pharmaceutical products that require strict temperature controls and monitoring during transport. Read More »

East Midlands Airport’s cargo performance shows promise defying industry trend

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

East Midlands Airport (EMA) reports that despite the economic downturn and continuation of poor market conditions; for the 6-month period January 2009 to June 2009, its cargo volumes remain strong in comparison to other airports that are suffering signifi Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service awarded full agency representation in Taiwan by Sea-Consortium

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been chosen by Sea-Consortium, part of the worldwide X-press Feeders Group, to handle all their traffic in Taiwan, with immediate effect. Read More »

Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana named Matt Smolek as port director at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, effective Aug. 17. Smolek most recently served as sales manager for Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) based at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Read More »

Poti Sea Port, Georgia opts for Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Poti Sea Port on the Black Sea in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E Mobile Harbor Cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald). The cranes each have a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t and a maximum radius of 44 m and are therefore the ideal machi Read More »

Radius Rail under new ownership

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Radius Rail Logistics LLC (RRL), a provider of full-service intermodal (truck-rail-truck) transportation to freight brokers and shippers, has been acquired by two former officers of the company. Read More »

Domestic container gains continue through Q2

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Domestic containers once again provided the only positive intermodal volumes, up 0.9%, as the economic climate continued to hamper intermodal results in the second quarter. Advances were in 53-foot equipment, which jumped 5%; this segment now represents 9 Read More »

US trade gap widens in June on oil prices

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade deficit widened in June to $27.0 billion, as goods imports increased for the first time in 11 months on the back of higher oil prices, a Commerce Department report said. Read More »

French trade deficit down in first half, up in June

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

France's trade deficit narrowed in the first half of 2009 compared with the same period last year, mainly due to lower energy prices, though on a month-on-month basis the deficit widened in June, data showed. Read More »

UK trade gap widens in June as oil swings into deficit

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade gap with the rest of the world widened slightly more than expected in June as the oil balance swung into deficit following summer maintenance work, official data showed. Read More »

Air France Cargo, KLM Cargo announce start of commercial integration in US

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo announce the integration of their commercial activities in the USA effective October 1, 2009.

This integration will result in 'One face' to US customers; integrated commercial teams under a joint management will p Read More »

Cargoitalia builds sales and handling network

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia has appointed the GSSAs and handling agents who will represent the carrier in its four launch markets of Hong Kong, the UAE, Canada, and the USA. Read More »

Seaboard Marine employs larger ship in New Orleans service

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Increased demand led Miami-based Seaboard Marine to employ a larger ship in its weekly Port of New Orleans container service with Latin America. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie and Escombe Lambert Holdings establish UK liner agency company

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd. Read More »