AMI Express sees heavyweights and imports boom

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

AMI Express ' the express division of the world's largest trade-only airfreight wholesaler ' has seen a dramatic increase in heavyweight shipments from the UK to the Americas, following a total overhaul of its rate structures in March 2008. Import shipmen Read More »

Pilot Freight Services shows continued growth throughout 2008

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced shipment figures and record revenue for the year ending Dec. 31, 2008. The company reported revenue for the year of $372.9 million, up 9.7% from 2007. Read More »

Grand Alliance cooperation with ZIM on Pacific North West trade

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced they would cooperate with ZIM in two strings in the trans-Pacific trade, with immediate effect. The scope includes North China and Japan, South China, South East Asia to Canada and US North West Coast (NWX and PNX Read More »

NYK restructures Asia-Central & LatAm services

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) announced a restructuring of its MAREX service, which links Asia with Hawaii and Central America, and the company's ALEX service, which links Asia with Latin America. Read More »

Proper lay-up arrangements curb insurance claims

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Against a background of rising claims costs, the UK P&I Club has issued guidelines to its owners about P&I cover for laid-up ships to help them prepare and maintain their vessels----and a comprehensive note on the return of calls. Read More »

Sale of Dock Express 10 & 12 to optimize Dockwise fleet

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announced the sale of two type IV vessels to optimize the composition of the company's fleet with an increasing focus on premium cargoes. Both Dock Express 10 and 12 have been sold to an undisclosed buyer at a modest book profit to Dockwise Read More »

ICTSI names new CEO for Baltic port

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently named Krzysztof Szymborski Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland. Read More »

ICTSI Syrian unit to handle transshipment

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Syrian Government recently granted Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) the authority to handle transshipment, making TICT the first and only terminal in the country to handle transshipment. Read More »

Over 100 liner services connect Hamburg to the world’s ports

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hamburg has one of the most comprehensive liner networks in Europe, which in turn means that it plays an important role as a transport hub for global cargo flows. Specialized liner traffic connects Hamburg to six continents. Over 100 container liner servi Read More »

CMA CGM obtains Port of Lattakia Concession

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

CMA CGM has signed a concession agreement with Lattakia Port General Company (LPGC) to manage and operate a container terminal in the Syrian port of Lattakia (Lattakia Container Terminal) for a period of 10 years (extendable to 15 years). Read More »

OHL presents 10+2 compliance solutions

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

OHL, a global third-party logistics solutions company, recently introduced a three-tiered Importer Security Filing (ISF) solution making it simple for importers to comply with new federal regulations known as the 10+2 rule. Enforced by the United States C Read More »

Impatex unveils pan-European system

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Called ICE (Integrated Customs for Europe), the new system will take over from the company's market-leading Customs Manager program ' which began life in 1998, is now used by 15 of the UK's top 30 airfreight agents, and handles over 50% of all UK airfreig Read More »

Impeva Labs & Agility solution for Iraq troop truck fleet

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Impeva Labs, Inc., a global asset management firm, and Agility, a leading logistics provider, announced the successful deployment of an advanced service to track and monitor more than 365 trucks operating on 2,000-plus miles of remote roads across challen Read More »

DHL expands TAS for global shippers

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL announced the expansion of its Trade Automation Services (TAS), now covering over 90% of the world's trade flows. TAS, a comprehensive online resource from DHL that provides complete trade and customs data for 63 countries, has been expanded to inclu Read More »

Is GPS fleet tracking the answer to falling profits?

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Intermodal

Fleet costs continue to rise while business slows. In some cases, drivers don't do all that they can to be most productive and mitigate costs. And time is always an issue. SME owners work an average of 15 hours more than the general population according t Read More »

Global Airline Group flying high

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

With more and more carriers seeking ways of reducing costs whilst increasing cargo tonnage and yields, GSAs are becoming a more attractive option. The recent spate of airline failures and downsizing has accentuated the pressure on carriers. Read More »

Cargo industry profits from Traxon’s ‘traffic light’ system

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Traxon Europe's web-based application, Cargo Data Management Portal (CDMP), enables airfreight processes between airlines and forwarders to be measured and monitored in line with Cargo 2000 standards. This same system has now been given an ultra-modern an Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Group reports 46% increase in sales in 2008

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group has announced a 46% increase in sales for 2008 from its charter and scheduled air cargo services to US$1.4 billion. Read More »

Houston’s global reach expands to Hong Kong

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

On Friday, March 6, Cathay Pacific Airways is launching all-cargo service at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) between Houston and Hong Kong -- becoming Houston's fourth Asian-based cargo operator and the first all-cargo service to Hong Kong. Read More »

V Australia appoints Virgin Atlantic Cargo to manage their cargo product

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading airlines, has been awarded the contract to manage the cargo product for Australia's brand new long-haul airline, V Australia. Read More »