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APM Terminals Virginia container terminal opens

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

APM Terminals Virginia officially opened its new $450 million, 291-acre container terminal (on 576 acres of land) to serve customers in the Hampton Roads region. This world-class maritime center, the third-largest container terminal in the United States, Read More »

Interview with Ken Wykle, NDTA President

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Ahead of the National Defense Transportation Association's (NDTA) 61st Annual Forum and Expo, in Charleston, South Carolina, Forum Communications Team member Jennifer Cawley (JC), of The Howland Group, Inc., sat down with NDTA President Lieutenant General Read More »

President of Hawks Logistics speaks in China

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Steve Hawks, president of Hawks Logistics, Inc., has returned from addressing and meeting with Chinese government and transportation leaders at high-level Chinese-American transportation conferences in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, China. Read More »

USF Holland launches new guaranteed & expedited services

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Intermodal

USF Holland, an operating unit of YRC Regional Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., announced the launch of its new guaranteed and expedited service offerings, including expedited next-day service up to a 750-mile range and time-specific g Read More »

Crowley Trucking joins EPA SmartWay Transport’ Partnership

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Intermodal

Crowley Trucking, Inc. announced that it has joined the SmartWay Transport' Partnership, a voluntary collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly red Read More »

KCS appoints Godwin assistant VP premium operations

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern (KCS) and its subsidiaries announced that D. Morris Godwin has been appointed assistant vice president premium operations. Read More »

EU bans British meat, dairy, livestock exports

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union has banned all British exports of fresh meat, live animals and milk products following a confirmed outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the European Commission said. Read More »

US trade gap narrows in welcome sign for growth

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

The US trade deficit narrowed slightly in July as exports continued to outpace imports, the government said, suggesting trade could offer a welcome lift to third-quarter economic growth. Read More »

China, EU must shun protectionism

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

A group of European companies doing business in China cautioned both Brussels and Beijing against the dangers of protectionism, saying all they were asking for was a level playing field. Read More »

Canada’s trade surplus shrinks

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

Canada's trade surplus shrank more than expected in July as imports rose because of the stronger Canadian dollar, while the housing sector proved surprisingly resilient this summer, figures showed. Read More »

Sodexi launches paperless airfreight

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

Sodexi, one of France's leading pioneers of the EDI revolution in Air Transport, has developed a system for total electronic processing of air cargo shipments. Read More »

East Midlands Airport plans for wind turbines

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

The four proposed wind turbines, which will generate 10% of the Airport's energy, are another important step closer to making Airport site operations carbon neutral by 2012. Read More »

SWISS to introduce new Geneva-Bucharest service

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Air Cargo

SWISS is further expanding its Geneva-based network with the introduction next April of a thrice-weekly service to and from Bucharest. The new route extends the range of non-stop services operated by SWISS from Geneva to 10 destinations. Read More »

Crowley moves 110,000-lb. boiler for Fruit of the Loom

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner and logistics services groups recently worked together to provide both inland and ocean transportation for a massive boiler bound for Fruit of the Loom in Honduras. This large boiler measuring 35-feet long, 12-feet wid Read More »

TSA lines meet in Taipei for ‘08-‘09 contract season

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) met in Taipei last week to take initial soundings of the Asia-US cargo market for 2008-09, updating their assessments of the industry supply/demand balance and general operating co Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL, SPORTING GOODS & TOYS - Timely logistics removes obsolescence in fickle world of f

Karen Thuermer | September 09, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

In last year’s hit movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and cynical editor of top fashion magazine Runway determines whether a high fashion collection succeeds or fails simply by pursing her lips. Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL, SPORTING GOODS & TOYS - Plus-size importer gaining from customs broker visits

Paul Scott Abbott | September 09, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

The plus-size women’s fashions imported by Ulla Popken seldom are hindered by Customs officials, thanks in large part to the hands-on approach of the firm’s longtime logistics and customs brokerage firm. Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL, SPORTING GOODS & TOYS - Recalls hurt toy importers

Peter Buxbaum | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Importing toys from China has seen better days. Some of the leading names in the US toy world have been forced to recall products, particularly those manufactured in China. The recalls revolved around safety issues involving lead paint and small magnets e Read More »

Thamesport welcomes traffic boost

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thamesport (London), Limited has welcomed the largest vessel ever handled at the Port. The 352m Adrian Maersk operates on Maersk's AE1 Far East service. This latest call by the world's largest container Line at Thamesport will be followed, on Sunday 2nd Read More »

PHA Commission approves $25 million for construction contracts & projects

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved about $25 million for construction contracts and projects, including sound reduction and environmental matters, at its regular meeting. Read More »

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