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Hurricane Rita delays Crowley’s Gulfport return until October 8

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Crowley announced that it has delayed the resumption of its liner services over the Port of Gulfport, MS, by one week. After monitoring the developing path of Hurricane Rita, the company has decided to postpone services until Saturday, October 8. The serv Read More »

Fuel costs a key concern for transpacific ocean carriers

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are sounding a warning to Asia-US freight shippers that runaway fuel costs pose critical operating and financial difficulties for the trade despite fuel surcharges already in place Read More »

US AF General John Handy (Ret.) named Dir of the Boards of . . .

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Liner Shipping

US Air Force General John W. Handy, recently retired Commander of the United States Transportation Command and the United States Air Mobility Command became a Director on the Boards of American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC), and American Auto Logistics ( Read More »

Premium Article  30th ANNUAL INTERMODAL - Tael and Retail: US-China economic relations

George Lauriat | September 25, 2005 | Intermodal | International Trade

In dynastic China a Tael was a measure of currency. Historically, the economic ideal was to retain wealth by exporting goods and importing as little as possible. There was no sense of economic partnership. Eventually, this approach didn’t work out for Chi Read More »

Premium Article  30th ANNUAL INTERMODAL - Kansas City inland port project is

Gene Linn | September 25, 2005 | Intermodal

The drive by non-profit Kansas City SmartPort, Inc., to develop and promote an inland import/export hub is on a roll, both coming and going. Read More »

Ships lining uptown river complex marks another milestone in New Orleans’s recovery

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

As the Port of New Orleans continues to make strides toward its recovery, five commercial cargo vessels were in port creating jobs and economic activity along the Mississippi River on Sept. 21. That represented a record number of ships in port since Hurri Read More »

NOAA plays key role clearing Katrina-ravaged waterways

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Less than two weeks after Katrina made landfall, ports along the Gulf coast and channels on the Mississippi River are once again navigational and safe for ship traffic. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal agency responsible fo Read More »

Port of Seattle Commission opposes Initiative 912

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Seattle Port Commission unanimously passed a resolution urging voters to reject Initiative 912, which would roll back a gasoline tax increase approved by the state Legislature to fund transportation improvements. Read More »

Intermodal transport looks to inland waterway options

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Intermodal

As the intermodal shipping industry continues to search for alternatives to traditional land-based links with seaports, inland waterways are gaining increasing attention. Read More »

SAS Cargo expands Scandinavia - US capacity

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Air Cargo

Effective September 22 SAS Cargo will start offering additional all-cargo freighter capacity between Scandinavia (Copenhagen) and the US (Chicago) twice a week. The additional capacity will especially benefit customers with odd size shipments, which does Read More »

Freight operations re-start at Kent International

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Air Cargo

New owners Infratil welcomed the first aircraft, an Air Atlanta 747, which flew in from London Gatwick to have an engine changed. Read More »

DHL consolidates air operations with $300 million DHL Air Park

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Air Cargo

DHL announced that it has completed consolidation of hub operations and has transitioned primary hub operations to the new $300 million air and ground facility in Wilmington, Ohio ' one month ahead of schedule. The opening of the hub will significantly e Read More »

Albany barge service proves river alternative can succeed

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Liner Shipping

The Albany ExpressBarge Service is proving that, with the right partners and the right cargoes, plus a commitment to customer service, inland waterway barge service can successfully be utilized as an intermodal shipping alternative. Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen names newest addition to fleet

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Liner Shipping

A ceremony naming the newest addition to Wallenius Wilhelmsen's fleet was held on September 16th, at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland. The M/V Toronto was christened by Mrs. Elisabeth Hartmann, the wife of Arild B. Iversen, President of Wilhelmsen Lines, W Read More »

President urged to reject waiver of Jones Act

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Liner Shipping

American shipping companies are ready to transport agricultural products in the US and a request to use foreign shipping companies instead is "unprecedented and unnecessary," the largest coalition of the American maritime industry said in a letter to Pres Read More »

Grand Alliance announces 2006 service structure

AJOT | September 25, 2005 | Liner Shipping

The member lines of the Grand Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd Container Line (HLCL), Malaysia International Shipping Corp. (MISC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), have outlined their service structure for 2006, following a resi Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS 2005 - Frisco targets breakbulk, Oakland begins night gate trials

Leo Quigley | September 18, 2005 | Ports & Terminals

Unlike the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the Port of San Francisco is concentrating on handling breakbulk cargo and is having some real success at developing this market niche. Read More »

Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS 2005 - Best Buy in Rapid Growth Mode

Karen Thuermer | September 18, 2005 | International Trade

Think of Best Buy Co. and all sorts of technology and entertainment goodies automatically come to mind. This innovative Fortune 100 growth company certainly strives to create superior customer experiences. Some 39% of its business is in consumer electroni Read More »

Morehead City pitches in to

AJOT | September 18, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

As the Port of New Orleans recovers from the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, North Carolina's Port of Morehead City is stepping up to help tire manufacturers keep their factories running. Read More »

Canadian Forces support Katrina relief efforts

AJOT | September 18, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Our close allies and friends are going through very difficult times, a situation well beyond anything we could have ever anticipated. Fortunately, things are slowly starting to improve for the thousands of citizens affected by Hurricane Katrina, as relief Read More »

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