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TNWA enhances trans-Pacific deployment

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

MOL announced improvements to its Trans-Pacific US West Coast services to further broaden global coverage and service frequency. The TNWA is the consortium of ocean carriers APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), which together Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen goes greener with Kalmar

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has ordered 11 ro/ro trucks and seven terminal tractors for 13 of its ro/ro vessels from Kalmar. The company decided to opt for these machines because of their prominent environmental qualities, which is in accordance with Wallenius W Read More »

Crowley christens new Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessel

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the first of six new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels on March 30. All of the ATBs are due over the next 2' years. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD - Beef, pork producers profit from exports

Peter Buxbaum | April 02, 2006 | International Trade

The discovery of a case of mad cow disease in the United States herd in early March could not have been good news for beef exporters. In late 2005, Japan partially reopened its doors to US beef imports after a nearly three year ban thanks to the last disc Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD - Meat business heats up on Delaware River

Karen Thuermer | April 02, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

The Delaware River on the Eastern Seaboard has long been associated with meat imports. In fact, the Port of Philadelphia and its neighbor, the Port of Wilmington, DE are vital players in supplying beef to the Eastern United States and beyond. Read More »

Seaway opens amidst bullish outlook

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The St. Lawrence Seaway recently launched its 48th commercial navigation season on an optimistic note, thanks in part to an expected rebound in steel imports from Europe and elsewhere. Fueling the optimism was the continued growth of the US and Canadian e Read More »

VA continues strong ‘06 with solid container and breakbulk volumes

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In February, port handled 162,948 teus and 47,000 tons of breakbulk cargo. A year ago, those numbers were 145,009 teus and 29,591 tons, respectively. Read More »

Patrick J. Gallwey appointed Port of New Orleans COO

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange recently announced that Patrick J. Gallwey will become Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans when Port COO Dave Wagner retires in June. Gallwey is a 26-year veteran of the Port staff and is Read More »

World renowned shipping lines begin calling Port of Baltimore

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Beginning April 1, Maryland's Port of Baltimore will see a new container service with CMA-CGM and China Shipping that is expected to bring 30,000 containers annually into the Port's Seagirt Marine Terminal. Both CMA-CGM and China Shipping are ranked in th Read More »

Plastic pallet pooling launched

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Shippers seeking a lighter, more durable and easily tracked pallet now have a new option, with the launch of plastic pooling business Intelligent Global Pooling Systems, or iGPS Company LLC, by industry veteran Bob Moore and an affiliate of private equity Read More »

Lowe’s honors Schneider National

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National Inc. announced it has been recently recognized for outstanding transportation service by Lowe's Companies, Inc. the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. Schneider was named an Outstanding Distribution Center Inbound Va Read More »

John S. Connor opens office in China

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Lee Connor, president of John S. Connor has announced that the company has opened an office in Shanghai, China. "Our goal is to establish a stronger trade lane between China and the east coast of the United States," Connor stated. Read More »

Hyundai and Kia recognize BNSF

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company was recently recognized by GLOVIS America for "Excellence and Dedication in Providing Superior Service in Vehicle Handling" during 2005. GLOVIS America is the logistics management company responsible for Hyundai Motor America and Kia Read More »

Port of LA reports record 23% increase in on-dock rail usage during 2005

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Intermodal

More than one million on-dock rail lifts took place at the Port of Los Angeles in 2005, moving nearly a quarter of all containers passing through the port last year-- an increase of more than 23% over 2004 rail moves. Read More »

RailAmerica reports Feb. carloads

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Intermodal

Total carloads for February 2006 were 103,249, down 2.8% from 106,256 in February 2005. The acquisition of the Alcoa railroads and the Fremont line in Michigan net of the impact of the sale of the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad and the three Alberta pro Read More »

ITC launches investigation on possible modifications to NAFTA rules of origin

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | International Trade

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is seeking input on a newly initiated investigation concerning proposed modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin. Read More »

US Treasury urges persuasion on China forex reform

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | International Trade

The US Treasury's top priority is persuading China to let its currency rise but that goal will more likely be achieved through diplomacy than pressure, a senior Treasury official said. Read More »

China seeks to achieve trade balance

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | International Trade

"We reckon China may need two to three years to achieve a balance in international trade" after a mix of measures were introduced, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), said in a speech delivered on March 20. Read More »

Houston’s airports among busies in the nation!!

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

According to the latest 2005 traffic figures released by Airports Council International (ACI) Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is now the nation's 9th busiest airport in the number of passengers served annually. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo Launches Dubai Service

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is delighted to announce the launch of its new Dubai service which began March 27. The direct flight between Heathrow and Dubai will operate four flights a week from March 27, 2006, increasing to five a week from May 1 and daily from Read More »

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