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Olympia and Tacoma Port Commissions explore South Sound Logistics Center

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Intermodal

The Port of Olympia and Port of Tacoma Commissions have voted to adopt an Interlocal Agreement to form a strategic partnership that will improve regional rail system capacity, establish a center for warehousing and distribution and create a major South Pu Read More »

BOC’s Dodge says global rate hikes

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | International Trade

Canada's central bank governor David Dodge said rate hikes by global central banks are "completely appropriate" because the world's economy is reaching the limits of its capacity. Read More »

Critics say bold action needed on trade gap

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | International Trade

The continued increase in the US trade deficit has some labor and business leaders worried about where the country's economy is headed and calling for strong action to narrow the gap. Read More »

Vehicle sales fuel rise in Canada’s wholesale trade

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | International Trade

Canadian wholesale trade climbed more than expected in May, rising 0.9%, thanks largely to a comeback by the automotive sector after three straight months of declines, Statistics Canada said. Read More »

Airline ownership, open skies issues headed for showdown

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Air Cargo

A sequel to the Dubai World Ports debacle, this one involving the ownership of US airlines, is shaping up in the US Senate this fall. At issue is a proposed Department of Transportation rule that would loosen strictures on foreigners owning shares in US a Read More »

Thai traffic up following MAC appointment

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Air Cargo

Thai Airways has seen a steady increase in its cargo uplift from Sri Lanka and the republic of Maldives since its appointment of MAC Holdings as its cargo GSSA in January 2006. Read More »

Cargoitalia joins Houston’s air cargo family

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Air Cargo

Beginning this month, Cargoitalia will operate two weekly flights between Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Milan, Italy. The airline will be the first Italian all-cargo carrier to operate out of Houston. Read More »

Etihad announces new direct New York cargo service

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Air Cargo

Effective October 26, 2006, Etihad Airways' new direct service between Abu Dhabi and New York will provide a significant boost for its cargo division, Etihad Crystal Cargo. Read More »

Mobile welcomes Zim’s new Asia-Gulf Express (AGX) container service

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Alabama State Port Authority is putting out the welcome mat for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services' newest all water, direct Asia-Gulf Express (AGX) Service into the Port of Mobile, Alabama. The ZIM ADRIATIC departed from Shanghai, China on June 21 and is s Read More »

Ship owners may hike crew pay for East Med risk

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is negotiating a war risk bonus for ship crew sailing to east Mediterranean following heightened hostility between Lebanon and Israel, an official from ICS in London said. Read More »

Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Chang Yung-Fa awarded Commander of the British Empire

AJOT | July 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

In recognition of his services to shipping and British economic interests, Dr. Chang Yung-Fa, Group Chairman of the Taiwan-headquartered transport conglomerate, the Evergreen Group, has been appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Q Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTIONS - China is key to future US hardwood exports

Peter Buxbaum | July 16, 2006 | International Trade

The current focus of American hardwood exporters can be boiled down to a single word: China. That country‚Äôs economic expansion, and particularly its housing and construction boom, has led to explosive demand in hardwoods for furniture production and domes Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTIONS - East Coast ports compete for forest products trade

Karen Thuermer | July 16, 2006 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Forest products is a major commodity for ports up and down the US East Coast. From August 2004 to July 2005, wood, paper and woodpulp commodities encompassed 32,702 short tons of exports from the United States and 24,136 short tons of imports into this co Read More »

BC talks about a ‘super port authority’

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new and larger port authority is being considered for British Columbia that would include the Vancouver Port Authority, the Fraser River Port Authority and the North Fraser Port Authority. Read More »

Shippers, carriers wrangle over rates, service

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shipper and rail industry representatives battled it out last month at a hearing before a Senate subcommittee considering issues of freight rail service and capacity. Shippers contended that industry consolidation has reduced competition and service and i Read More »

Largest container ship in Port Everglades’ history

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On June 30th Port Everglades celebrated a milestone with the arrival of the largest container ship in the seaport's history. The MSC Marina is 997 feet long, 73,819 gross registered tons and has capacity for 6,402 teus. By comparison, of the other types o Read More »

Maersk Line signs 20-year agreement with Georgia Ports Authority

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), recently announced the signing of a major new agreement between Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping line and the GPA. Read More »

Massport names Elvis Ganda as Deputy Port Director, Operations

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Elvis Ganda has been named Deputy Port Director of Operations, where he will oversee and manage the daily operations and maintenance of the Port of Boston's maritime facilities, including Conley C Read More »

FPS New Zealand open for business in Christchurch

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Famous Pacific Shipping has opened a new branch office in Christchurch, the group's first presence on New Zealand's South Island. Read More »

Natural to become part of PWC Logistics

AJOT | July 16, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

PWC Logistics to strengthen European network by acquiring Basel-based Cronat Group, which trades under the forwarding and logistics brand 'Natural' Read More »

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