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CMA CGM launches service between east coast S. America/Arabian Gulf

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the launching of a new service linking South America, to the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea, India and South Africa. Read More »

Premium Article  PORT SECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE - What about ro/ro cargo security?

Peter Buxbaum | February 04, 2007 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Much has been made over the last five years about the security challenges associated with containerized cargo; but what about other kinds of cargo? Read More »

Premium Article  PORT SECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE - Is security “job one?”

Peter Buxbaum | February 04, 2007 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Ever since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the transportation sector has become the focus of much of the debate over homeland security. In both the public policy and business sector alike, the discussion has revolved around what supply-chain sec Read More »

PRPA Exec. Director named ‘2007 Transportation Person of the Year’

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Traffic Club of Philadelphia, one of the oldest transportation clubs in the United States, selected James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, as its '2007 Transportation Person of the Year' at its 99th An Read More »

Long Beach breaks cargo record for 5th straight year

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid strong demand for international products, nearly 7.3 million cargo containers moved through Port of Long Beach terminals in 2006 for a fifth straight year of record-breaking cargo movement. Read More »

Oakland first in US to receive dual ISO 9000 for seaport/airport

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland was recently recognized for the dual distinction of being the first seaport and airport in the United States to achieve ISO 9000 certification for its quality management and customer satisfaction programs. The Port of Oakland became th Read More »

Savannah, Maersk announce new East Mediterranean Service

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Maersk Line announced the addition of the Maersk East Med Service further strengthening Georgia's ability to grow new import and export markets in the Mediterranean. Read More »

NY/NJ ship-to-rail terminals set new record

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

ExpressRail, the Port Authority's ship-to-rail terminals in New Jersey, broke the record for container volume in 2006, handling 11.8% more containers than in 2005. The total volume now handled by ExpressRail will remove more than a half a million truck tr Read More »

Celadon Group reports second quarter results

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Intermodal

For the quarter, revenue increased 2.2% to $122.9 million in the 2006 quarter from $120.3 million in the 2005 quarter. Freight revenue, which excludes fuel surcharges, was up 4.5% to $107.5 million in the 2006 quarter from $102.9 million in the 2005 quart Read More »

Railinc completes SAS 70 Type II examination

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Intermodal

For the third consecutive year Railinc successfully completed a Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 Type II examination. More stringent than a Type I examination, the Type II exam includes detailed testing of Railinc internal controls to demonstrate Read More »

SMC’ General Rate Committee approves increase

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Intermodal

SMC' announced that its General Rate Committee (GRC) has approved an overall rate increase of 3.5%, to become effective on April 2. Read More »

Germany begins EU Presidency; aims to revive constitution

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | International Trade

On Jan. 1 Germany took over the rotating presidency of the European Union, embarking on a six-month drive to revive the expanded bloc's stricken constitution and strengthen its ties to energy-rich Russia and Central Asia. Read More »

Canada manufacturers upbeat on sales, woes remain

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | International Trade

Canadian manufacturers see sales rising in the first quarter of this year and fewer impediments to production, but their overall outlook remains largely negative, a Statistics Canada survey showed. Read More »

Germans want better treatment for EU firms in China

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | International Trade

Germany will use its presidency of the European Union in the first half of this year to push for an end to discrimination against European companies in China, the German ambassador in Beijing said. Read More »

Openness can help China on trade

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | International Trade

The United States is willing to make it easier for China to import items on a US export control list if Beijing is more open about their use, a US trade official said. Read More »

IATA reports steady, more profitable growth in 2006

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year traffic results for 2006 showing slower but more profitable growth. Global passenger growth slowed from the 7.6% recorded in 2005 to 5.9% in 2006. While the cargo growth rate increased Read More »

Emirates launches first-ever non-stop Mideast-S. America flight

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

Emirates, the fast-expanding international airline, announced it would make its South American debut on October 1, 2007 with six-a-week, non-stop services to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo decreases fuel surcharge

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo division announced a decrease in its fuel surcharge from $0.50/kg to $0.45/kg for most US-origin international shipments, and from $0.20/lb to $0.18/lb for US domestic shipments, effective Feb. 8, 2007. The fuel surcharge fee will Read More »

Intermarine’s President & CEO passes

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Roger Kavanagh, President and CEO of Intermarine, recently passed away at his home in Metairie, Louisiana after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 54 and is survived by his wife, Danielle, his sons, Zackary and Dylan, and his daughter, Sophie. Read More »

Zim upgrades AGX container service to/from Tampa

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Liner Shipping

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services will contribute an additional vessel to the Asia-Gulf Express Service (AGX) which calls at the Port of Tampa. This will bring the total to ten ships of 3,000 teu capacity in the AGX, which was also recently enhanced with t Read More »

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