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Vessel and personnel shortages changing the dynamic of today’s project cargo market

AJOT | February 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The skyrocketing costs of energy, and shortages of specialized vessels, equipment and experienced personnel are key factors behind the rising costs of project cargo transport these days. However, says Michael Ruediger, Project Chartering Director in the H Read More »

Paper rolls into the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced today that Myllykoski (MILL-UH-KOSS-KEE), a family-owned international paper company headquartered in Europe, has begun bringing rolled paper into the Port of Baltimore as part of a new annual contract. The Read More »

DHL’s in full bloom this Valentine’s Day

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL is exporting an estimated 15 million fresh cut flowers from Latin America this Valentine's Day season, for delivery to customers in the US and around the world. A combination of roses, carnations, tropical flowers and greens originating from Colombia, Read More »

Teamsters ratify five-year contract with YRC Worldwide Carriers

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide announced that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has informed the Company that it has ratified a new five-year labor contract. This agreement covers about 50,000 dockworkers, drivers and certain other union employees of Yellow Trans Read More »

AIIS: US trade laws are broken

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | International Trade

The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) responded to a Department of Commerce (DOC) announcement of the preliminary subsidy margins for an administrative review on hot rolled coil from India. DOC calculated the rate for JSW Steel Limited to Read More »

AA Cargo announces expanded guarantee on Expeditefs

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced that it is expanding the Expeditefs product guarantee to include its truck feeder service. Expeditefs, American's express freight product, provides a 97% service reliability metric and a 100 percent fl Read More »

Air France Cargo chooses Traxon for global quality control

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

Air France Cargo, one of the world's leading cargo carriers, said it will use Traxon Europe's Cargo Data Management Portal or CDMP, to monitor and optimize all of its global air freight shipments. Read More »

Diana Shipping, Inc. long-term contract for MV Alcyon with Cargill

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Diana Shipping, Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the Alcyo Read More »

Asia-US guaranteed delivery from APL

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

APL Logistics, which co-developed day-definite, less-than-containerload (LCL) cargo delivery, introduced its latest freight transportation breakthrough ' guaranteed delivery of full containerloads from Asia to virtually any destination in the US. Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Atlantic seaports enhance infrastructures

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

nfrastructure projects are abounding at deepwater seaports along Florida’s Atlantic Coast as port officials hope to be ready to handle substantial growth in trade, including greater trans-Pacific volumes associated with Panama Canal expansion. Read More »

Premium Article  Shallow-draft river port is overcoming obstacles

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Maintaining the flow of international waterborne commerce along the Miami River seems to be a constant struggle. Nonetheless, buoyed by recent favorable legal decisions and the resumption of dredging, maritime interests along the river are remaining encou Read More »

Premium Article  Eyeing short-sea shipping, Canaveral adds box trade

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

For several years, officials of Port Canaveral have been proponents of short-sea shipping, and, thanks to recent occurrences at the Central Florida port, that vision is coming closer to reality. Read More »

Premium Article  Florida looks to benefit from canal’s expansion

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Much of the current infrastructure growth at Florida seaports can be attributed to the expansion of the Panama Canal that is now under way, but concerns remain that ports, channels and inland transportation won’t be prepared for the trade boom after the c Read More »

Premium Article  Ports along Florida’s Gulf augment their facilities

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Enhanced container-handling capabilities are among the priorities at Gulf of Mexico ports of Florida, which look to derive both direct and indirect benefits from the expansion of the Panama Canal. Read More »

Port of Savannah posts 20.6% increase in containers for ‘07

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced at its Board Meeting held in Atlanta more than 2.6 million teus (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers) were handled through the Port of Savannah in calendar year 2007, which represents a 20.6% increase and a n Read More »

New Orleans selects firm for riverfront cold storage facility

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

A top priority for the Port of New Orleans moved closer to reality, as the Board of Commissioners selected a firm for the engineering and design phase of the Port's new Riverfront Cold Storage Processing Facility project. Read More »

PRPA welcomes Rickmers-Linie to Tioga Marine Terminal

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that Rickmers Linie (America), Inc., a German-based carrier specializing in the transport of breakbulk and project cargoes, now regularly calls PRPA's Tioga Marine Terminal in the city's Port Richm Read More »

US infrastructure makes West Coast cargo diversions inevitable

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Douglas A. Tilden, CEO of Ports Group America, (parent company of Marine Terminals Corporation) warned that America's lack of a clear national transportation policy, coupled with land-use and environmental challenges, makes it almost inevitable that some Read More »

Vancouver, Boise Cascade, BNSF close waterfront land exchange

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Intermodal

The Port of Vancouver, USA, Boise Cascade and the BNSF Railway Company today closed a three-way land-exchange agreement that facilitates closing of the Columbia Waterfront LLC purchase of the Boise Cascade property on the Vancouver waterfront. Read More »

CN investments strengthen national rail network

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Intermodal

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of, said the Company's investments in recent acquisitions, continued infrastructure improvements and new locomotives strengthen Canada's domestic rail network and bolsters its position in the inter Read More »

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