Retail container traffic building; still below last year

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Traffic at the nation’s major retail container ports is starting to build back up again after its traditional winter lull, but will still show weak increases or fall below last year’s levels over the next several months, according to the monthly Port Trac Read More »

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing enters South Africa

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In 2007 Liebherr set a new record by handing over 11 mobile harbor cranes to various African customers. With 11 units delivered to Tunisia (three units), Benin and Nigeria (two units each), Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Namibia (one unit each), it accounte Read More »

Canadian ambassador applauds Nicom IT Solutions’ American port contract

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

It was all smiles and handshakes at the Coast Guard Headquarters for the Delaware River and Bay as a Canadian ICT company and an American trade association signed a contract to work together to make seaports safer. Read More »

UP announces transfer agreement with Chemlogix

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Union Pacific has announced an agreement to transfer its BulkTainer' Service to ChemLogix, LLC. ChemLogix, a leading provider of logistics strategy and solutions to the chemical industry, will become the sole provider of BulkTainer Services to customers Read More »

Steel market & trade outlook for the US in 2008

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | International Trade

I want to thank the Chinese Iron and Steel Institute for the opportunity to speak to this important conference again. I am proud to represent the members of the American Institute for International Steel, the only US-based steel trade association that pro Read More »

AA Cargo unveils new US Customs import status functionality

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced the launch of new functionality via its Web site that provides online access to import status details from the US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP). The tool offers a new layer of tran Read More »

Dragonair to add frequency to Dhaka from July

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

Dragonair will increase the number of flights to Dhaka, Bangladesh, from four times a week to five from July 7, to cope with the increasing market demand. Read More »

XLA 2007 ‘Airline of the Year’ award winners announced

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Express Delivery & Logistics Association (XLA) announced the winners of the 2007 Airline of the Year Awards at the Annual Membership Meeting held during the industry's AirCargo 2008 Conference in Orlando on March 17, 2008. Awards are made to the top Read More »

MOL receives service provider of the year award

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Limited Brands Logistics Services, the transportation arm of specialty retailer, Limited Brands, has named MOL its 2007 'Ocean Carrier Service Provider of the Year.' Read More »

Browning joins Intermarine

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine announced that Ms. Stacy Browning has joined the Intermarine team in Houston to focus on the company's growing Relay services. As a former employee of Intermarine in the Customer Service group for many years, Stacy is very familiar with the In Read More »

Evergreen launches Japan-US West Coast Shuttle Service (JAS)

AJOT | April 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line announces a new service linking Japan and the US West Coast, called the Japan-America Shuttle service (JAS). Read More »

Gottwald harbor cranes attract attention in India

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Gangavaram Port Limited in Gangavaram, India, has ordered two G HMK 6407 B Mobile Harbor Cranes from Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) and they are already on-site. These are the first Generation 5 Model 6 cranes in India, bringing the overall number of Read More »

US Dept. of Commerce recognizes VIP for promoting free trade outreach

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Inland Port [VIP] received a Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade for its continued collaboration with the US Commercial Service in promoting Free Trade Agreement outreach. Read More »

Grant supports marine terminal security at Port of Portland, OR

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A $220,000 federal grant will help enhance security fencing at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 4, on the Willamette River. Port officials say that this funding will help deter individuals attempting to access the terminal by circumventing controlled acces Read More »

JAXPORT container terminal talks reach milestone

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and Hanjin Shipping Company LTD have taken another significant step towards development of a new 170-acre container terminal facility in Jacksonville, Fla. Following negotiations last week in Seoul, South Korea, t Read More »

Schneider joins with Chinese university to foster industry professionals

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc., an international logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, recently announced its intent to offer scholarships for logistics studies to outstanding students attending China's Tsinghua University. The Schn Read More »

BOC’s new website provides international shipment booking and tracking portal

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Impact & Image announced the launch of their latest Web project located at This site redesign represents a complete overhaul of architecture, design and functionality. Changes include the one-click translation of the entire website from E Read More »

Truck tonnage index remained flat in February

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February 2008, after rising 2.4% in January. Read More »

Vigillo delivers online risk management system to trucking industry

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Intermodal

Vigillo LLC announced the availability of its web based platform for the delivery of policies, forms, training, assessments, and management reports at the American Trucking Association's National Accounting and Finance Council's Annual Meeting and Exhibit Read More »

PA Governor announces $10 million investment in rail freight

AJOT | April 02, 2008 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell announced the investment of $10.2 million in rail freight infrastructure in an effort to help create and maintain jobs at expanding businesses throughout the commonwealth. The 38 grants are part of PennDOT's rail freight assista Read More »