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IATA launches revolution in air cargo

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) kick-started IATA e-freight, the cargo component of the association's Simplifying the Business initiative. The IATA e-freight programme's target is for paperless cargo processing by 2010, saving US$1.2 bi Read More »

ITS launches Advent terminal management system

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Advent has announced the successful launch of a new central terminal management system for the International Transportation Services (ITS) Long Beach, California container terminal. Read More »

TSA lines report continued shoreside, inland congestion

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Asia cargo may be flowing more smoothly through West Coast port terminals than it did this time a year ago, but it still is not reaching US importers and retailers in a timely manner, according to container shipping lines operating in the trade. Read More »

Chassis pool idea advances as AAPA gathering focuses on sharing practical skills

AJOT | November 06, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Of all the practical skills addressed by port officials of the Western Hemisphere who met Oct. 23-27 in Tampa for the 94th annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the most important one might just be the ability to cooper Read More »

Colography Group forecast says value of ocean, inter-country truck freight to soar in 2006

AJOT | November 05, 2005 | Intermodal

The value of international cargo moving on the water and over land via trucking services is projected to soar in 2006, surpassing the growth in the value of global goods moving by air, The Colography Group, Inc. said in releasing its annual forecast of th Read More »

Premium Article  European Ports & Trade 2005 - France making pitch for distribution business

Peter Buxbaum | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

The government of France is promoting that country as a gateway for trade with the European Union. There is some evidence that its message is getting across. Read More »

Premium Article  European Ports & Trade 2005 - VIE offers advantages

Karen Thuermer | October 30, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

It’s been decades since Austria has been able to market itself as being truly in the center of Europe, but with 10 European nations joining the European Union last year, this country and its capital city of Vienna are well positioned for the vast growth t Read More »

Port Newark Container Terminal dedicates new cranes

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) in Newark, New Jersey hosted a special dedication event in honor of its two new Post Panamax cranes on Oct. 20. The event took place in a tent outside the main PNCT building and included a reception, dedication ceremo Read More »

Panama Canal Authority announces FY 2005 metrics

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced operational metrics for the 2005 fiscal year (FY 05). Year-end statistics reveal a significant drop in Canal Waters Time (CWT), the average time it takes a vessel to navigate the Canal, including waiting time for Read More »

PRPA acquires significant new waterfront property

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brian Preski, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), is pleased to announce that PRPA recently concluded an agreement to acquire over 15 acres of waterfront property in the heart of Philadelphia's port industrial district, pro Read More »

SC celebrates one millionth BMW through port

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Carolina recently celebrated the one millionth BMW shipped through the Port of Charleston, demonstrating the strength of a relationship that began in 1992 when the automaker broke ground in the state on its first US production facility. Read More »

National Classification Committee Public Meeting to consider reclassifying freight

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Intermodal

Forty-nine classification proposals and review matters up for consideration, including: plastic water softeners, paint, furnaces for home heating, ceiling fans and blackboards/corkboards/whiteboards Read More »

Norfolk Southern sets 3/Q revenue records

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Intermodal

For the third quarter of 2005, Norfolk Southern Corporation reported net income of $301 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared with $288 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, for the same period of 2004. Third-quarter 2004 results included a gain fr Read More »

Vancouver container truckers join CAW

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Intermodal

About 800 independent truckers who move containers at the Port of Vancouver have signed with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). Bargaining with the 55 or so truck owners began October 25. Read More »

IBM is now in supply chain business

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

IBM has entered the supply chain management business. Announced last June, IBM has billed its new product a supply chain management business transformation outsourcing (SCM BTO) offering. Read More »

Food Products Assn. Pres. & CEO voices ‘Strong Support’ for administration’s trade proposals

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

In remarks delivered on October 25 during a news conference held by the American Business Coalition for Doha, Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the Food Products Association (FPA), made the following comments: Read More »

Sushi popularity fueling $23 million CA sea urchin industry

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

Sushi restaurants, once frequented almost exclusively by Asian Americans, now are becoming ensconced in American mainstream. Driven by Americans' appetite for exotic flavors and Japanese cuisine's reputation for healthfulness, sushi bars in the US quintup Read More »

World Bank calls for 75% cut in farm tariffs

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

Developed countries must cut their highest farm tariffs by 75% if the world's poorest nations are to benefit from a World Trade Organization attempt to liberalize agricultural trade, experts at the World Bank say. Read More »

Airship’s transport smooth sailing thanks to pre-fabrication planning

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

Even before the expert designers at Dillon Works! Inc. began fabricating a scale model of the famed Graf Zeppelin airship for a new balloon museum more than 1,500 miles away, they consulted the transportation professionals at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. Read More »

IATA welcomes US-EU open aviation area discussions

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the United States and European Union that they will re-commence discussions of an Open Aviation Area in Brussels on October 17. Read More »

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