Virginia announces fastest East Coast - Arabian Gulf transit

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia has begun offering its customers moving cargo to the Arabian Gulf the fastest transit time between the port and that part of the world through APL's newly inaugurated Suez Express (SZX) service. Read More »

Long Haul for Short Sea Shipping

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Intermodal

In the Northeast corridor, consisting of Port of New York/New Jersey, Albany, the Connecticut ports, Rhode Island, Massachusetts (Port of Boston), Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Maine (Portland), short sea shipping using container barges and container feed Read More »

COSCO touts Prince Rupert’s ‘tremendous advantage’

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Intermodal

The Port of Prince Rupert officially opened its first container terminal September 12, and with it a new route for double stack container trains between Canada's West Coast and US Midwest cities including Chicago, Illinois, and Memphis, Tennessee. Speak Read More »

Changing of the Guard at Port of Montreal

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Intermodal

The longest-serving chief executive of a major world port will soon be passing the torch. The Board of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has announced the appointment of Patrice Pelletier, a veteran business executive with international transportation exp Read More »

DHL increases air capacity for Hong Kong-Beijing

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL has further enhanced its overnight service between Hong Kong and Beijing, by increasing its dedicated flight frequency to meet the growing demand for cargo capacity fuelled by the robust trade between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Read More »

Hactl announces August tonnage throughput

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) reported the air cargo tonnage throughput for August 2007. A total of 228,077 tons were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 8.4%. Cumulative tonnage from January to August 2007 was 1,65 Read More »

Continental delivers quicker express service for Manhattan

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo has created an exciting new express product that will cut hours off the transit times of critical small packages to and from Manhattan. The innovative idea is to combine the carrier's redeye flights from Los Angeles, San Francis Read More »

Weekly calls at DCT Gdansk

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and Team Lines are offering fixed-day weekly calls at Poland's newest deepwater container terminal, DCT Gdansk, giving shippers wider container routing options to and from Poland. Read More »

Maersk restructures Asia ’ Red Sea Service

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

In line with customer requirements and an effort to improve service, Maersk Line announced a new eastbound rotation of the Asia - Red Sea service FM5. Read More »

Seaspan to build eight 13,100 teu vessels

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has signed contracts to build eight new 13,100 teu container vessels with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (collectively "HHI"). The contract price per ve Read More »

Crowley clears the air in the Puerto Rico/Caribbean trade

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation has been known for its cutting-edge technology in the maritime trade, dedication to safety and the environment, and desire to provide ever-increasing value and service to its customers. Now, in an age of increased environment Read More »

Vancouver USA welcomes Glorious Sunrise on maiden voyage

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Glorious Sunrise, commanded by Captain Alberto P. Lomongo of the Philippines, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, WA. The Glorious Sunrise is owned by Ambitious Lines S.A. of Japan and operated by Exeno Yamamizu. The Read More »

DHL wins new agreement with world’s largest retailer

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

DHL announced a new three-year agreement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world's largest retail chain. DHL will provide Wal-Mart with air express and ground shipping throughout the US, supporting the retail giant's 4,000 stores nationwide. The new contrac Read More »

Retail container traffic sets new record

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A month after hitting a record high in August, traffic at the nation's major retail container ports will see a lull in September before setting another record in October, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Read More »

Hong Kong shipping register hits new tonnage mark

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The cargo throughput of the Hong Kong port has continued to increase in the past decade and the gross tonnage of ships registered in Hong Kong had now topped 35 million, said Director of Marine, Mr. Roger Tupper. Read More »

SC judge tosses out Conservation League challenges

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A state administrative law judge has dismissed the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League's (SCCCL) challenges of state permits for the new port access road and marine terminal at the former Navy Base in Charleston. Read More »

APM Terminals Virginia container terminal opens

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

APM Terminals Virginia officially opened its new $450 million, 291-acre container terminal (on 576 acres of land) to serve customers in the Hampton Roads region. This world-class maritime center, the third-largest container terminal in the United States, Read More »

Interview with Ken Wykle, NDTA President

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Ahead of the National Defense Transportation Association's (NDTA) 61st Annual Forum and Expo, in Charleston, South Carolina, Forum Communications Team member Jennifer Cawley (JC), of The Howland Group, Inc., sat down with NDTA President Lieutenant General Read More »

President of Hawks Logistics speaks in China

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Steve Hawks, president of Hawks Logistics, Inc., has returned from addressing and meeting with Chinese government and transportation leaders at high-level Chinese-American transportation conferences in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, China. Read More »

USF Holland launches new guaranteed & expedited services

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | Intermodal

USF Holland, an operating unit of YRC Regional Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., announced the launch of its new guaranteed and expedited service offerings, including expedited next-day service up to a 750-mile range and time-specific g Read More »