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Lufthansa Cargo to run Europe’s most modern airport animal station

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Air Cargo

Grundbesitz & Beteiligungs AG, Bensheim, and the Hessian Ministry of Environment, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection recently took part in a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony that heralded the commencement of construction of a new animal station at Frankf Read More »

Mediterranean Shipping Company & Port of Boston celebrate twenty years of ship calls

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Two decades is a lot of years for a steamship line to be calling at a port. More often, the business of liner shipping and port management is too rambunctious, and full of change, to support such constancy. Read More »

MOL reports on iron ore carrier Giant Step incident

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Liner Shipping

MOL reported that the MOL-operated iron ore carrier Giant Step went aground offshore Kashima Port in Ibaragi Prefecture about 5:20 p.m. on October 6, 2006. Of 26 crewmembers, two lost their lives and eight are missing and the company is now working to con Read More »

Maersk adds new service to Port Everglades

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line is significantly expanding its presence at Broward County's Port Everglades by bringing its new NASA service to/from the East Coast of South America to APM Terminals, located at the Greater Fort Lauderdale seaport. In partnership with APL and Read More »

Michaels Stores names MOL ‘Carrier of The Year’

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Michaels Stores Inc. has named MOL, Ltd. one of its top two transport carriers for 2006. The announcement took place at the Irving, Texas based company's 10th annual Vendor Strategy Conference. Read More »

Premium Article  Mediterranean/ Middle East/Africa Trade - Grimaldi Group adds containers to ro-ro offering

Peter Buxbaum | October 08, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Grimaldi Group is continuing to augment its services from North America to West Africa. Beginning next month, Grimaldi, the Naples, Italy-based operator of ro-ro and multipurpose ro-ro/container vessels, will inaugurate a new, twice-monthly direct ser Read More »

Premium Article  Mediterranean/ Middle East/Africa Trade - Dubai offers one-stop business services

Karen Thuermer | October 08, 2006 | International Trade

Dubai is flourishing. Nowhere is the “new” Middle East more obvious than this emirate in the United Arab Emirate (UAE). At the time the UAE federation of seven sheikhdoms was formed in 1971, Dubai was a small town of 183,000 inhabitants straddling a creek Read More »

Mediterranean and Middle East ports grow with traffic trends

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mediterranean European ports have always faced tough competition with the ports of Northern Europe, which handle the bulk of Europe's cargo due to their close proximity to Western Europe's most dense and wealthiest population and excellent hinterland conn Read More »

JAXPORT promotes Massa to Dir. Ro/Ro, Military and Global Carrier Sales

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has promoted veteran maritime professional Benjamin M. Massa to the position of Director, Ro/Ro, Military and Global Carrier Sales within the Trade Development and Marketing department. In his new role, Massa will Read More »

VPA has highest bond rating of all East Coast Ports

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following an extensive review by three national bond rating agencies, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has become the first major port owner/operator on the US East Coast to carry a 'double A' bond rating. Read More »

Deltaport Third Berth Project receives Provincial Government approval

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) President and CEO, Captain Gordon Houston, recently welcomed the announcement by the provincial Ministry of Environment, that the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has approved the development of the VPA's Deltaport Read More »

Commissioner of US Customs & Border Protection to speak in Boston

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Commissioner of Customs & Border Protection, W. Ralph Basham, will make his first address to the New England international trade community on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the 5th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium at the Harvard Club in Boston, hosted by Read More »

New Education Director joins NCBFAA’s Washington, DC staff

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) Executive Vice President barbara reilly announced that Jan paul Miller, is the new NCBFAA Education Director. In his new position, Director Miller is responsible for ensuring that Read More »

NYK Logistics breaks ground for Norfolk logistics facility

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. held a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, October 2nd at it's first custom-built logistics facility in Norfolk, Virginia. The facility is located at 3002 Yadkin Road, Chesapeake, Virginia, 23323. Read More »

Southern Cal Transport chooses GeoLogic Solutions

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Intermodal

GeoLogic Solutions announced that Birmingham, Alabama-based Southern Cal Transport, Inc. has renewed its service agreement with GeoLogic and will upgrade the fleet's 400 MobileMaxTM mobile communications and fleet management systems with GeoLogic's new Ci Read More »

Todd Bolon named Railinc Chief Information Officer

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Intermodal

Railinc announced that Todd Bolon has been named Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Bolon has been a leader within Railinc's IT group since 2003. Read More »

Celadon CFO elected Chair of Industry Finance Council

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Intermodal

Celadon Group Inc. announced that Chief Financial Officer Paul Will was elected chair of the trucking industry's Accounting and Finance Council during its fall meeting in Washington DC. Read More »

Caterpillar Urges Passage of US-Colombian Trade Promotion Agreement;

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | International Trade

In testimony on Oct. 5 before the United States International Trade Commission in Washington, DC the Caterpillar Inc. vice president with responsibility for Latin America urged congressional passage of the pending US-Colombia Trade Promotion agreement. Read More »

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addresses Pacific Council

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | International Trade

On the eve of his trip to Asia, Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, joined the Pacific Council on International Policy in the unveiling of a binational US-Japan task force report, entitled Engaging China and India: An Economic Agenda for Japan and Read More »

FAIR calls EC proposal to impose anti- dumping customs duties on China and Vietnam footwear imports

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | International Trade

With an extremely close vote last week the Council of Ministers of the EU Member States adopted the proposal of the European Commission to impose anti- dumping customs duties on footwear imports from China and Vietnam. "We will not accept this decision," Read More »

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