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Target Logistics acquires national air forwarder based in Newark

AJOT | March 27, 2005 | Air Cargo

Continuing a planned program of expansion, Target Logistic Services has just acquired Air Cargo International & Domestic, Inc. (ACI), a national air freight forwarder with headquarters in Newark, NJ and a network of offices in strategically located cities Read More »

US, EU meet on aviation, no formal talks set

AJOT | March 27, 2005 | Air Cargo

The top US and European transport officials met on March 22 but no timetable emerged for a resumption of formal talks on lifting restrictions in the trans-Atlantic aviation market. Read More »

HamburgSud ECSA Rotation

AJOT | March 27, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Following delivery of the "Monte Rosa" at the Daewoo yard in South Korea on March 14, 2005 ' and a positioning voyage in the Asia ' South America East Coast Service ' the fourth of a total of six 5,552 teu container ship newbuildings will be phased into H Read More »

OOCL Tianjin

AJOT | March 27, 2005 | Liner Shipping

The mayor of Tianjin Municipality, Mr. Dai Xianglong recently named OOCL's eighth 'SX-class' container vessel, 'OOCL Tianjin.' The Chairman of OOIL, Mr. CC Tung, hosted the ceremony, which was attended a number of officials from Tianjin Municipality, incl Read More »

Premium Article  Latin America Trade 2005 - Foreign Invest Up LA

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | International Trade

Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean increased 44% in 2004, to reach $56.4 billion, the first year that foreign capital has risen in the region since 1999, the United Nations says in a new report. Read More »

Premium Article  Latin America Trade 2005 - Steamships Reefer

Karen Thuermer | March 20, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Seafood is a global business. With demand for seafood far exceeding what US commercial fishermen and fish farmers produce, more than half the seafood consumed by Americans is imported. Approximately 1,000 US firms are in the business of importing fish and Read More »

Giant Cranes

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

It was a challenging but smooth operation as the Port of Oakland moved the second of its new giant container cranes off the vessel and onto the dock on March 12, 2005 at Berth 32. The Port transferred the first crane from ship to shore on March 11 and the Read More »

Panama Canal Auth.

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Expansion would meet increased demand

The Panama Canal is nearing full capacity and should seriously consider expansion to continue to be a major player in world trade, according to maritime experts and Canal customers at the Panama Maritime VII Confe Read More »

3PL Software Trends

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

If you ask Philip Obal, President of Industrial Data & Information Inc. (ID&II) what the most significant issue facing 3PLs is, he'll say it is the software. Considering the keen competition between 3PLs for the top tier "Fortune 500" type clients, Obal Read More »

P&G Exel Canada CDC

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Procter & Gamble Inc. announced its decision to select Exel to operate the co-packing and product customization site in the new Canadian Distribution Centre in Brantford, Ontario. The customization area of the distribution centre is expected to begin oper Read More »

Whiskey Shipments

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

College basketball isn't the only venue that has an annual big event in the month of March. For Pernod Ricard USA, and its Jameson Irish Whiskey brand, the "Big Event" every March is St. Patrick's Day. And every year the importer calls on logistics compan Read More »

Gov. Easley announces new trucking service for Wilmington port

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Intermodal

Gov. Mike Easley announced that Bridge Terminal Transport Inc., a Charlotte-based trucking company and the largest container hauler in the nation, will open an office at the Port of Wilmington. The BTT Wilmington office will hire 30 new local independent Read More »

Beyond “Paperless” for shippers and rail carriers

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Intermodal

US railroads haul more than 40% of US freight tons every year, and in 2004 handled over 10 million intermodal container and trailer shipments, so whether you realize it or not, your supply chain touches the rail system and depends on rail data. You may be Read More »

Union Pacific modifies port operation to reduce Los Angeles traffic congestion

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Intermodal

Union Pacific announced it is modifying its near-dock container transfer operation near the Port of Los Angeles to reduce truck traffic in and out of downtown Los Angeles. The change will help eliminate an estimated 500,000 truck trips annually from Los A Read More »

Textile row disrupts EU’s new low tariff regime

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | International Trade

EU foreign ministers failed to agree on a proposed new system of preferential trade duties for developing nations because of a row prompted by fears of surging Asian textile and clothing imports.

"Textiles was the main blockage," European Trade Commi Read More »

Uncertainty testing Tyson’s beef business

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | International Trade

Trade barriers for beef and cattle have frustrated Tyson Foods Inc in managing its beef business, the chairman said on March 16. Read More »

US Specialty Metals exec. reports to Congressional Steel Caucus

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | International Trade

A specialty metals executive recently emphasized the need for the implementation of public policies that support a strong US manufacturing base, according to testimony presented today on behalf of the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) to t Read More »

DragonAir JFK Launch

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Air Cargo

New service to connect Hong Kong and China Mainland with Eastern US seaboard

Dragonair Cargo will operate its first trans-Pacific flights with the launch of a thrice-weekly freighter service to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on A Read More »

Transporting a different kettle of fish

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Air Cargo

Air freighting 52 large fibreglass tanks sloshing with water and juvenile fish for more than 3300 kilometers can be an overwhelming task laced with many a potential pitfall. But it posed no problems for Emirates SkyCargo. Read More »

World Airways to operate cargo service to Asia and Europe for Air Canada

AJOT | March 20, 2005 | Air Cargo

World Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Air Holdings, Inc., has signed a two-year ACMI wet-lease contract with Air Canada for international cargo service between Toronto, Canada and several cities in Asia, and between Toronto and Europe. Under t Read More »

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