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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 »

BNSF $2.45 billion capital commitment program

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced its planned $2.45 billion capital commitment program for 2008. BNSF anticipates leasing 200 locomotives with a cost of about $400 million and investing over $200 million in track and facilities to expand capacity to c Read More »

Volga-Dnepr delivers to major coal mining projects in Russia

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

DHL Global Forwarding called upon Volga-Dnepr to transport a 65-ton engine for a giant Komatsu PC3000 excavator used for coal mining. The flight from St. Petersburg to Kemerovo in Siberia was part of a 1,000 tons logistics project managed by DHL. The rest Read More »

Boeing begins major assembly of first new 777 Freighter

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Boeing mechanics began major assembly of the new 777 Freighter at the company's Everett, Wash., facility today. The 777 Freighter will fly farther and provide more capacity than any other twin-engine cargo airplane. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo / DHL Express joint venture to operate 777 Freighters

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Deucalion Capital VII Limited ("Deucalion"), a company advised and managed by DVB Bank AG, has purchased eight Boeing 777 Freighters for lease to AeroLogic, a new joint venture airline formed by Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express. Read More »

Maltese government extends CMA CGM’s concession 65 years

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

At an official ceremony held in Malta, the Maltese government granted CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping company, an extension of its terminal concession held through its subsidiary Malta Freeport Terminals, Ltd. in the Port of Marsaxlo Read More »

Study shows US container ports among nation’s biggest polluters

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

US ports are among the biggest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in their cities, and progress toward reducing harmful emissions has been slow, according to a new research study conducted by Energy Futures, Inc. Read More »

New high-volume transload & special project facility opens near Port of Savannah

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Hosts Distinguished Guests to Open New Crossdock, Marking Another Milestone in Company's Gateway Ports Strategy National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a provider of logistics services to America's retailers, hosted a ribbon cutting ce Read More »

DHL wins global freight contract with Siemens

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding has been selected as preferred international carrier for Siemens' air and ocean freight and Customs Brokerage business in the US. The global contract awarded to DHL will support Siemens in improving service levels, reducing costs and Read More »

80% of companies involved in domestic/international supply chain transformation

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

After an industry-wide survey of more than 800 companies, Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company, published the recent report, "The Supply Chain Executive's Strategic Agenda 2008," which outlined information revealed from supply chain executives about their prio Read More »

How did US inspectors ‘miss’ Mexican truck safety violations?

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters Union demands to know why US inspectors opened the border to a Mexican truck company with an abysmal safety record. Read More »

CN announces retirement of Cedraschi

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Intermodal

David G. A. McLean, chairman of CN's board of directors, said: "Tullio has been one of the most successful pension fund managers in Canada. Under his leadership, the division that manages the Canadian pension fund assets of CN generated consistently super Read More »

OPAIN and Airis International to develop new air cargo terminals at Bogot’

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

OPAIN S.A., the consortium managing the Concession at Bogot' Eldorado Airport, and Airis International, LLC have reached contractual closure to modernize and to expand the air cargo terminals. The cargo project will be implemented in accordance with the C Read More »

Cornerstone ceremony for new air cargo facility at Frankfurt Airport

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

After receipt of the building permit and extensive preparatory work at the estate, about 50 guests met to lay the cornerstone for the 8,000 sqm large building. The new building which will be constructed close to the premises of Fraport Cargo Services is e Read More »

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