Trade officials reject calls for NAFTA overhaul

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The top trade officials of Canada, the United States and Mexico dismissed calls to overhaul or scrap NAFTA, but said parts of the trade deal could always be improved. Read More »

Vitoria is the popular choice for freighter operations

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Over the last few weeks, the specialist team of Vitoria Integrated Air Services (VIAS) have been busy dealing with several charter flights at Vitoria Airport. The first flight was an AN-124 containing four helicopters from Korea destined for the Toledo fi Read More »

Aviation infrastructure expert sees Piedmont Triad as potential ‘aerotropolis’

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

During his keynote address at the Piedmont Triad Partnership Annual Community Meeting, aviation and logistics expert John Kasarda, PhD, told a regional audience of more than 350 that the Piedmont Triad can 'fundamentally transform the region's global c Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo Charter uses Girjet B747F

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Charter's satellite office in Madrid was the first broker to contract Girjet's B747-200 freighter for a long haul charter flight from Vitoria to Lima / Peru. Read More »

TSA cautions of tight space as peak season progresses

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The carrier research and discussion group is reporting consistently high ship utilization numbers since May and going forward through the summer; higher monthly volume and utilization totals relative to 2006; and increased congestion at Asian ports ' nota Read More »

COSCO first to inaugurate service to new Prince Rupert container terminal

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has announced that that they will commence calling Maher Terminal's new container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada during the 4th quarter of 2007. The announcement was made by Howard Fin Read More »

Kwon appointed new Maritime Director at Port of Oakland

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has appointed James J. Kwon as its new Director of Maritime. Mr. Kwon was previously the President and CEO of Total Terminals International, LLC in Long Beach, California. The Commission announced the appoi Read More »

Gutierrez touts record US exports at Port of Charleston

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and US Senator Jim DeMint today met with Charleston business leaders and touted the importance of exports to South Carolina and the United States as they toured the Port of Charleston, one of the busiest container po Read More »

GPA sets record for containers, tonnage in FY 2007

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

t the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board Meeting held in Savannah, the GPA released its fiscal year end results showing that the Port of Savannah set new annual records for containers handled and total tonnage. The Port of Savannah further established it Read More »

Senator Specter visits PRPA’s Packer Ave. Terminal

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Senator from Pennsylvania Arlen Specter, a longtime ally of the Port of Philadelphia, visited the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to reiterate his continuing support of Philadelphia's working waterfront, in particul Read More »

DaimlerChrysler and Schenker officially open supplier park in Bremen

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

DaimlerChrysler and Schenker Deutschland officially put the industrial park in Bremen, Germany into operation with a symbolic handover of keys in the presence of the State Senator for Economics Ralf Nagel and approximately 100 guests from the political, b Read More »

Target Logistics & Sameday Right-O-Way form US-Canadian partnership

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Target Logistic Services, a rapidly expanding US-based logistics company and Sameday Right-O-Way, one of Canada's leading transportation firms, have formed a strategic partnership to move surface and air cargo between the world's two largest trading natio Read More »

Overall intermodal volume moderates

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

Rail intermodal volume in the second quarter of 2007 fell 1.5% from last year's record level of 3.58 million units to 3.53 million units as overall U.S. economic activity slowed. Read More »

Virginia Port Authority’s Midwest rail volume grows

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

The Virginia Port Authority's rail traffic to and from its markets in the Midwest grew to more than 430,000 teus in fiscal 2007 and continues the trend of increasing rail volume at the port. Read More »

Con-way acquires Contract Freighters, Inc.

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., in a transaction valued at $750 million. Read More »

US exports to China from all Congressional Districts

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) released the full analysis of US exports to China from all 435 districts in the US House of Representatives. "This report illustrates the widespread benefits to the US economy that have resulted from growing US export Read More »

US upholds ITC import ban against Qualcomm

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush Administration said it upheld a US trade agency ban on imports of some advanced mobile phones using Qualcomm Inc chips at the center of a patent dispute. Read More »

EU bans British livestock, meat and dairy exports

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union slapped a ban on all British exports of fresh meat, live animals and milk products following the country's recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the European Commission said. Read More »

Japan studying US data to decide on beef rules

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

Tokyo currently only allows American beef from cattle aged 20 months or younger, as a precaution against mad cow disease, but it has started to take steps which industry officials believe could lead to raising the age limit to 30 months. The data was prov Read More »

Jade Cargo International first-ever landing in Frankfurt

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

Jade Cargo International premiered its first flight into Frankfurt recently. The Chinese cargo carrier's flight JI 7423 (LH 8055) operated by a Boeing 747-400ERF touched down at 5.35 hours at Europe's biggest freight airport. Read More »