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Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BI-ANNUAL - DR-CAFTA just starting to increase trade volumes

Paul Scott Abbott | March 25, 2007 | International Trade

As implementation widens, the Dominican Republic-Central America Free-Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) bodes to further dramatically expand hemispheric commerce, adding to already-growing business opportunities for companies such as South Florida-based All Port Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BI-ANNUAL - Latin America services shift, add mid-Atlantic opportunities

Paul Scott Abbott | March 25, 2007 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

With key changes in ocean carrier services taking effect in mid-April, mid-Atlantic ports remain a critical component of trade linking the East Coasts of the Americas. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BI-ANNUAL - Political jostling over free trade in South America

Peter Buxbaum | March 25, 2007 | International Trade

President George W. Bush embarked on his recent excursion to Latin America with a minimum of expectations. Nonetheless, the trip was notable for its failure to achieve progress where progress might have been made: on a free-trade agreement with Uruguay. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BI-ANNUAL-Dole fresh flowers from Colombia are big business

Karen Thuermer | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

When consumers think fresh flowers, the name Dole may not come immediately to mind. Yet today, Dole Food Company, Inc. is the largest producer of fresh flowers in Latin America, with over 90% of its Latin American flowers shipped to North America via its Read More »

Deutsche Bank’s US investment arm to acquire Maher Terminals

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

German firm Deutsche Bank announced (March 20, 2007) that its US-based real estate & Infrastructure investment arm, RREEF Alternative Investments, had agreed to acquire the privately held Maher Terminals. Read More »

Sen. Murray includes full funding for port security grants in ‘08

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a key member of the Senate Budget Committee, succeeded in including $400 million for the port security grant program in her SAFE Ports Act in the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution. Murray co-authored the SAFE Ports Act wit Read More »

AAPA selects Panama’s president as 2007 ‘Port Person of the Year’

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At its annual Spring Conference, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced the selection of Panama President Martin Torrijos as the association's 'Port Person of the Year' for his leadership in promoting maritime commerce. Specificall Read More »

Louisiana ports sign deal to market facilities

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and the Plaquemines Parish Port, Harbor and Terminal District signed a cooperative endeavor agreement today to jointly market current and future facilities to the worldwide maritime industry. Read More »

Panalpina growth leads to record figures in 2006

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina continued its growth and posted excellent results for the year 2006 due to a strong performance and further improved profitability. The Group increased its net forwarding revenue by 11.3% to CHF 7.735 million, boosted net earnings by an impressi Read More »

SEKO names Fitzgerald Global VP- sales & marketing

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of freight forwarding and logistics solutions, announced the appointment of John A. Fitzgerald as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Based out of SEKO's corporate headquarters in Itasca, IL, he will be responsible for t Read More »

Con-way driver named to ATA’s “America’s Road Team’

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Dennis Day, a Con-way driver from Lawrenceville, GA, to its premier "America's Road Team' for 2007-2008. Read More »

Shell, railroads liable for waste cleanup

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Intermodal

A US appeals court ruled on Friday that Shell Oil Co. and two railroads were liable for disputed cleanup costs at a toxic waste site in California's central valley. Read More »

Excess capacity hurting truckers

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. said it will walk away from orders if freight rates fall much lower as the trucking sector suffers from excess capacity and a declining overall freight volume. Read More »

Network connectivity is key for viable South American air service

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

President Bush's recent tour of South America is a keen reminder of how strategic that continent is to US trade. Our neighbors to the South also play an important role when it comes to global supply chain management. Air carriers servicing the route know Read More »

Stirling Capital Investments plans development at Southern California Logistics Airport

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Stirling Capital Investments, a joint venture between Stirling Enterprises, a Foothill Ranch, CA-based development company and Denver, CO-based DCT Industrial Trust, Inc. has unveiled its plans for the development of Phase I at Southern California Logisti Read More »

Volga-Dnepr buys 5 Boeing 747-8F’s, option for 5 more

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for delivery of five brand new long-range Boeing 747-8F freighters. The contract also provides the Russian cargo operator with an option for five additional aircraft of this type. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr to support Boeing 787 production logistics

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for AN-124-100 aircraft contingency airlift services in Boeing 787 production cycle logistics. Read More »

APL wins Los Angeles award for air quality efforts

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL has been honored for its innovative air quality initiatives by one of California's oldest and most respected marine aquariums. Read More »

Philadelphia port development plan can bring 100,000 new jobs to area

AJOT | March 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A plan is underway to develop the Port of Philadelphia into a major best-in-class East Coast container facility with the potential of employing some 175,000 people and handling more than 3.5 million containers annually. Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - Maersk delivers bigger ships, faster service for Tacoma/Vancouver

Leo Quigley | March 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Streamlined ocean routes, larger container ships and greater growth opportunities for the ports of Vancouver, BC, and Tacoma are being delivered by Maersk Line’s initiative to move more containers on fewer routes in the Pacific. Read More »

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