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Mongeon named CEO of Agility Defense & Government Services

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a global logistics provider, has named Dan Mongeon as CEO of its Defense & Government Services (DGS) business group. Agility DGS provides comprehensive logistics solutions to various government entities and non-governmental organizations on a glo Read More »

$140 billion price tag to repair, modernize America’s bridges

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Intermodal

America's 600,000 bridges are safe, but one out of every four US bridges needs to be modernized or repaired despite the best efforts of state and local departments of transportation. Making all of the necessary improvements today would cost at least $140 Read More »

SWISS posts solid first-half EBIT result

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Air Cargo

With its fuel hedges partly offsetting substantially higher jet fuel prices, SWISS achieved a solid result for the first half of 2008. On total operating income that was a tangible improvement on the same period last year, Swiss International Air Lines (G Read More »

CEVA Logistics joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Air Cargo

CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, has joined Cargo 2000 as an Associate Member to realize new opportunities for 'productivity gains, cost efficiencies and further quality improvements in customer service.' CEVA is one Read More »

OceanGuaranteed upgrades for first day-definite container service

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

OceanGuaranteed, which offers guaranteed delivery from Asia to the US for less than containerload (LCL) cargo, has added Canada to its list of destinations. It has also opened its first inland point of origin in Asia -- Guangzhou, China. Read More »

Dutch Runner calls Halifax

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Dutch Runner made its inaugural call at the Port of Halifax on Friday July 25, 2008. The Great Lakes Feeder Lines of Burlington, Ontario plans to operate the service between Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The Dutch Runner has a capacity for about 25 Read More »

Premium Article  PORT EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY 2008 - Cargo handling equipment: The challenge of keeping pace

Marty Pilsch | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Everyone in the business of operating seaports has been challenged at one time or the other. At the marine terminal level, challenges are a routine affair, bringing out the best in management, operations, labor and equipment on a daily basis. Today, many Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2008 - Congressional clampdown on illegal logging will affect trade

Peter Buxbaum | July 27, 2008 | International Trade

People involved in the trade of forest products rarely have occasion to scrutinize Congressional farm legislation, nor are they concerned with wildlife conservation laws. Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2008 - Greater US-China trade balance in hardwoods seen

Peter Buxbaum | July 27, 2008 | International Trade

The United States has been seeking greater balance in its trade with China for some time. The area of hardwoods and hardwood products is one area in which success in this endeavor may yet be seen. Read More »

Shipping lines attempt new charge collection on cargo from Taiwan

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seven shipping lines plying the Taiwan-Hong Kong/South China route are attempting to re-impose the Emergency Bunker Surcharge that they put on hold after their announcement to collect the charge from July 1st. The original eight liners--OOCL (HK) Ltd, Eve Read More »

Maersk purchases two US flag combination ships

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of two US flag general cargo and roll-on/roll-off combination ships, formerly employed under long-term charter to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC). In early 2008, Military Sealift Command e Read More »

Averitt unveils innovative LCL service from Asia

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers, has announced a new less-than-container load (LCL) service from Asia known as Asia-Memphis Express. Read More »

Vessel air emissions bill becomes law

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The President has signed into law H.R. 802, the "Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2008," which is the implementing legislation for MARPOL Annex VI. Enactment of this legislation has been actively supported by a broad coalition of maritime industry and Read More »

Port Everglades linked to Marseille, France

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County Mayor Lois Wexler, along with Port Director Phillip C. Allen, signed an agreement officially linking Port Everglades to the Port of Marseille, France as an International Sister Seaport. The Port Authority of Marseille’s ceremonies were host Read More »

CBP charges 1,000+ containers of illegal textile shipments to China’s quota levels

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has identified more than 1,000 cargo containers of Chinese apparel that were illegally transshipped and charged these goods to China’s quota. More than 900 individual importations containing more than four million do Read More »

Dredge fill to cut Charleston port expansion costs

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Construction of the new Navy Base Terminal in Charleston will cost less and have fewer environmental impacts under a plan that has been approved by the US Department of the Interior. Read More »

APM Terminals developing container terminal in Dinh Vu

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore - Executives from APM Terminals and Pharung Shipyard Company, a division of the Vietnam-based Vinashin Group, have entered into a Joint Venture agreement to develop and operate a new container terminal in the Dinh Vu Industrial Zone, serving the Read More »

Vietnam to play strategic role for the Port of Savannah

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced the opening of its 19th global sales office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Bui Quang Hung, Chairman of Barwil Sunnytrans JV Co., will serve as the Port of Savannah’s senior representative in Vietnam. Read More »

New Orleans approves $5.3 million in construction contracts

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has awarded $5.3 million worth of construction contracts for major renovations to the Alabo Street Terminal to expand the wharf and refurbish the cargo shed that primarily handles steel and other metal Read More »

Seven freight forwarding firms pay US to resolve bid rigging allegations

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Seven freight forwarding companies - Air Land Forwarders, Arpin International Group, Covan International, Jet Forwarding, and SIRVA, the parent company of Allied Freight Forwarding, Global Worldwide and North American Van Lines - agreed to pay the United Read More »

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