Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis. Read More »

Cheap oil, strong dollar pose challenges for US railroads

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Low oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar made for a somewhat painful first quarter for major U.S. railroads CSX Corp and Norfolk Southern Corp, and may continue to weigh on their profits. Read More »

CN Rail, beset by derailments, to upgrade Western Canada network

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co , hit by a recent string of derailments, will spend C$500 million ($412 million) to upgrade its feeder network in Western Canada to improve safety and boost capacity, the railway said. Read More »

German union threatens Amazon with long fight over wages

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

German labor union Verdi is prepared for a long fight with U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc for better pay and conditions and expects more strikes this Christmas. Read More »

The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Read More »

IAG’s British Airways quits European trade body over policy differences

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

International Airlines Group (IAG) said its subsidiaries British Airways and Iberia had quit a European airline trade group after disagreeing with the policy of other members toward competition in the skies. Read More »

Images show China building airstrip on contested reef

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported. Read More »

Andrews Logistics Unveils “Target Zero” Campaign

PR Newswire | April 16, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When accidents or injuries are at stake, one mishap is one too many, says Andrews Logistics. The Texas-based firm specializing in the transport of bulk liquids and hazardous materials is launching Target Zero, a company-wide campaign to promote a goal of zero injuries, accidents, spills, and contaminations.

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Trucking Moves America Forward calls on lawmakers to support long-term Highway Funding Bill

PR Newswire | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement representing all areas of the professional truck driving industry, is calling on Capitol Hill lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill to safeguard America's federal highway program and provide certainty for the nation's future transportation needs.

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IATA renews VOLGA-DNEPR Airlines’ operational safety certificate for fifth consecutive time

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the world’s largest carrier of unique, outsize and heavyweight air cargo, has successfully renewed its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate for the fifth time. Read More »

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque installs ballast water treatment system to Cable Innovator

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Global Marine Systems Limited’s vessel Cable Innovator has recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) after extensive work including the installation of a ballast water treatment system and a 5-year survey. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo offers deliveries to over 50 airports in Europe with new Jan De Rijk contract

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a new three-year road feeder services contract to Jan de Rijk Logistics, extending its delivery network to over 50 airports across Europe. Read More »

Significant increase in sales revenue and profits for duisport Group

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Total operating performance for the 2014 business year increased to EUR 198 million / Record net profit of EUR 14 million / Workforce surpasses 1,000 employees for the first time Read More »

TQL national expansion shines on in the City of Lights

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Making its debut in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Total Quality Logistics (TQL) opens its first Nevada sales office. This is the third new office to open its doors for the Cincinnati-based freight brokerage firm in 2015. Read More »

AED chairman calls on congress to get to work on multiyear highway bill

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

When it comes to infrastructure, Washington, D.C., is failing the American people, said AED Chairman Don Shilling at a Capitol Hill press conference today. Shilling is president of General Equipment & Supplies, a heavy construction equipment dealership based in Fargo, N.D. Read More »

Mount Vernon port breaks Indiana shipping record

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon recorded the highest quarterly shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana's over 50-plus year history during the first quarter of 2015. This was the second consecutive quarter the port broke this record. First quarter shipments increased three percent over the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up 48 percent over 2014's first quarter. Read More »

TRANSCOM warns of not committing to national maritime strategy – and strong U.S. Merchant Marine

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Leaders of the military, Congress, and the maritime industry appeared together yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition – designed to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together. Read More »

14% container volume growth at South Carolina Ports

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

SC Ports Authority sustained double-digit container volume gains in March, reporting 14.3 percent fiscal year to date growth of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over the same period last year. Read More »

C.H. Robinson and MIT Develop New Model for Carbon Emissions

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

With sustainability a topic of significant interest among many in the logistics industry, C.H. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have combined to develop research aimed at finding ways to better quantify carbon emissions at the Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipment level. Read More »

Port Of Oakland container cargo volume rebounds in March

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Containerized trade is rebounding at the Port of Oakland after two months of decline. The Port said today that cargo volume in March increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. That’s a turnaround from a 31 percent decrease in January and February. Read More »