Southeastern exceeds quality standards four years in a row

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named Lowe's Platinum Carrier of the Year ' the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer.

Southeastern Read More »

Deutsche Bahn and Russian Railways RZD intend to intensify cooperation in automotive sector

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

In Sotchi, representatives of DB Schenker Rail and TransContainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways (RZD), in the run-up to this year's International Rail Business Forum "Transport Systems 1520 and 1435: A Strategy of Cooperation", reaffirmed the intentio Read More »

Con-way Freight honored for 2010 Fleet Safety by the California Trucking Association

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it has been recognized by the California Trucking Association (CTA) for outstanding fleet safety performance.

In May, the company was honored with two Read More »

Stella Jones Q1 profit rises on railway tie sales

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella-Jones Inc, a maker of treated wood products, reported a 47 percent rise in first-quarter profit helped mainly by stronger railway tie sales. Read More »

CSX recognized by Department of Defense for its support of men and women in uniform

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation has been awarded the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award, given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) agency, is the Department of Defense's highest recognition for companies that provide e Read More »

Old Dominion expands Pacific Promise’ Service to Taiwan

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

To meet increasing shipping demand from Asia, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has expanded its Pacific Promise' less-than-container load (LCL) service to Taiwan's three main ports, in addition to 10 ports in China where the service is already offered.

Read More »

Japan takes Canada to WTO over green-power rules

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | International Trade

Japan asked the World Trade Organization to form a legal panel to decide whether Canadian provincial backing for solar and wind energy projects gives an unfair advantage to domestic equipment makers.

Japan has given up direct attempts to resolve a spa Read More »

New US report urges duty-free access for Pakistan

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | International Trade

The United States should offer duty-free access to its markets for Pakistani exports, a new report says, declaring that trade might succeed where aid has not in developing a vibrant economy and stable partner.

The report by a study group convened by t Read More »

Japan Airlines and American Airlines strengthen cargo relationship through closer cooperation

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

Japan Airlines (JAL) and American Airlines (American) have embarked on a closer cooperation aimed at strengthening international cargo operations for the two airlines. Their agreement, concluded in April this year, provides cargo customers with more routi Read More »

Hong Kong airport to consult public on new runway

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

Airport Authority Hong Kong will consult the public on an expansion plan including more than $17 billion for a third runway to maintain the territory's competitiveness as an international aviation hub.

"Our airport facilities can cope with demand up t Read More »

UPS sees US economy gaining steam in 2nd half

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

United Parcel Service sees the U.S. economy outlook "a little muddier" than expected early this year, but growth should "chug along" at a slightly faster pace in the second half of the year.

Fuel prices are a wild card but have yet to reach levels tha Read More »

Kenya Airways sees strong year after profit surges

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

Kenya Airways posted an 87 percent surge in yearly pretax profit to 5 billion shillings ($58.1 million), due to higher passenger numbers and cargo volumes, sending its shares up 8 percent.

Chief Executive Titus Naikuni said the airline -- one of Afric Read More »

Airlines gain from slow but steady global recovery

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the global economy was recovering more slowly than expected, but was inching upward based on air traffic data, a key barometer of growth.

High oil prices, the crisis in the Middle East and Japan' Read More »

Hactl provides staunch support to MIAT Mongolian Airlines

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has announced that MIAT Mongolian Airlines has appointed Hactl as its cargo ground handler at Hong Kong International Airport to support its new service between Hong Kong and Ulaanbaatar. Read More »

Horizon Lines receives notice regarding NYSE Listing criteria

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has notified the company that it has fallen below the NYSE's continued listing standards related to minimum market capitalization in combination with stockholders' equity.

Horizon L Read More »

MOL extends period to transport aid supplies from overseas

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced its decision to extend the period it will transport aid supplies from overseas until the end of August to assist victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and reconstruction of the quake- and tsunami-stricken areas. Th Read More »

GSF rejects any attempt to impose bunker levy charges on shippers

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The Global Shippers' Forum (GSF) has announced that it will oppose any steps by the global shipping industry to impose a bunker levy on shippers as the means of raising money to fund an environmental compensation scheme to meet their climate change respon Read More »

Horizon Lines reaches agreement with convertible note holders for complete refinancing

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that it and holders of the majority of its 4.25% convertible senior notes have entered into agreements for a transaction that will refinance the company's entire capital structure.

The agreement with the note holders cont Read More »

K’bler Spedition transports the world biggest friction-winch for Impala plant in So. Africa

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Kubler Spedition of Germany, a member of the Cargo Equipment Expert CEE network for equipment owners, won the contract to transport the largest friction winch ever been constructed in Haiger, Germany. The winch can simultaneously work with 6 ropes, each 3 Read More »

A new force in global yachting: PSP, Pindar & GAC form logistics & transportation alliance

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

There's a new player on the global yachting scene. PSP, Pindar and GAC have joined forces to provide a logistics and transportation service for sail racing teams and individuals across the world. Read More »