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Port of Seattle sets container, cruise records in ‘05

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

2005 as a record 2,088,000 twenty-foot equivalent units moved through the harbor, a 17.6% increase over 2004. Read More »

Attempting a national freight policy

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The major significance of unveiling a national freight transportation policy framework lies beyond (way beyond) the words written on the page of such a document. When Undersecretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane presented a policy framework to a Transpo Read More »

Blue Sky Logistics provides tracking and monitoring technology . . .

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The management team of Blue Sky Logistics, Inc., a new company recently formed by several industry executives, have joined forces to provide innovative software solutions and services for customers looking to further optimize their supply chain networks. Read More »

TIA expands member benefits

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is now offering members the opportunity to obtain their company credit scores which are posted on all Load Matching Services. This free member benefit is a result of arrangements recently completed by TI Read More »

Mid-sized international forwarders growing

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite claims by the large multi-national freight forwarders that they are crowding out mid-sized consolidators for international cargo business, one freight executive disputes this assertion based on the growth of his own customer list and surveys made Read More »

Baltimore increases security measures for trucking companies

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) began compiling trucking company and driver information into a consolidated database on February 15. The database will enhance security measures at its marine terminal truck gates. Under the new system, called eModal Read More »

Bridge Terminal Transport recognizes Safe Drivers for 2005

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. (BTT), national provider of marine drayage services, is pleased to announce the presentation of Safe Driver Awards for 2005 to their owner/operators. Safety banquets were being held last month and this month at each of the Read More »

Secretary Mineta announces $65.6 billion FY 2007 budget

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

US Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta recently unveiled a $65.6 billion Fiscal Year 2007 budget request that provides record investments for new highway, transit and safety programs, explores new ways to fund transportation projects over the long t Read More »

New HOS rules mean drivers work fewer consecutive hours

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

The trucking industry moves more than freight; it literally moves the American economy. Components that ultimately comprise a consumer product are well-traveled prior to the product's assembly having been shipped several times at different phases of the m Read More »

Returning from a recent five-day Port of Palm Beach trade mission . . .

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Returning from a recent five-day Port of Palm Beach trade mission to Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, a delegation of 34 public and private-sector leaders from Palm Beach County is encouraged by opportunities for extensive mutual benefits. Read More »

CAFTA delays costing jobs, investment

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Jacobo Kattan was hoping to build an industrial park and create 8,000 new jobs after the expected implementation of a regional free-trade pact last month. Instead, he's had to fire 2,000 workers and close three clothing factories. Read More »

San Diego border wait cost $3.74 billion last year

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Delays at US-Mexico border crossings in San Diego County cost the US economy an estimated $3.74 billion in lost sales, jobs and productivity last year, according to a study released by the San Diego Association of Governments and the California Department Read More »

US seeks Canadian lumber dispute settlement

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

The Bush administration defended continued tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports last week, but said the United States remains committed to a negotiated settlement to end the decades-long dispute. Read More »

PSA withdraws bid, gives way for DP World to buy P&O

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's PSA International Pte said it won't raise its offer for Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Co., giving up a takeover bid that might have added 29 ports to the company and helped it surpass Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. Read More »

MOL’s Ray Keene retires; Tom Kelly to succeed him

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

After 50 years in the streamship industry, Ray Keene, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MOL (America) Inc. has retired. President and Chief Executive Officer, Osamu Suzuki, named Area Operations Vice President, Tom Kelly, his succes Read More »

Nordana shifts cargo services from Savannah to Jacksonville

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Nordana Line (USA) Inc. will move two of its regular cargo services from Savannah, GA to Jacksonville, a move that will add at least 25 port jobs to Northeast Florida, create more than half-a-million dollars in new annual revenue for the Jacksonville Port Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2006 - EMO Trans transforms with today’s trends

Karen Thuermer | February 12, 2006 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The freight forwarding industry is in a state of mergers and acquisitions, thereby creating mega-companies -- some of which no longer resemble the original company from which it was created. While shippers have fewer choices when selecting a freight forwa Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2006 - Jacksonville shipping leader “saddles up” for opportunities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 12, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Paul Robbins is not afraid to make a wholehearted commitment to seize an opportunity – be it selling his Harley Davidson motorcycle for $10,000 to get his Jacksonville shipping enterprise started or, most recently, coming up with $22 million to build a “s Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2006 - Melon grower finds home at Florida’s Port Manatee

Paul Scott Abbott | February 12, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Cooperative efforts to enhance warehouse facilities and provide improved operational efficiencies have helped a Guatemalan melon grower find a comfortably cool spot for importing produce into Southeast US markets. Read More »

Florida’s Atlantic seaports keep pace with box growth

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Burgeoning containerized cargo volumes have been keeping ports along the Atlantic coast of Florida busy adding to infrastructure. New services and high-level personnel appointments are among a plethora of other developments unfolding at these ports. Read More »

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