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Konecranes supplies environmentally friendly reach stackers to India

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently Konecranes received an order for two environmentally friendly reach stackers from Maersk CFS, Chennai, India, a division of the A.P. Möller-Maersk Group. The reach stackers will feature Konecranes’ Eco-Drive system, which calculates the fuel effi Read More »

Long Beach simplified claiming gets preliminary OK

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted preliminarily to eliminate a requirement that obligates most importers and exporters to claim cargo and pre-pay a Clean Trucks Program fee. The change is designed to end a bureaucratic step that has becom Read More »

ILA wage scale delegates attempt to kill progress

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A proposal by the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) to extend the current International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) Master Contract to September 2012, did not succeed because some 200 ILA Wage Scale delegates unanimously rejected the pr Read More »

First Cargotec port security spreader-mounted radiation detection system at Port Charleston

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec Port Security has installed its first spreader-mounted radiation detection system at a US container terminal, the facility located at Port Charleston, South Carolina. The Cargotec Port Security equipment at Port Charleston is being used by global Read More »

GPLN admitted to SC&RA

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) announced that it has been admitted to the American-based Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association (SC&RA). Read More »

2009 IANA Intermodal Achievement Award winner named

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has named REZ-1 as the winner of the 2009 IANA Intermodal Achievement Award for its development of an online platform that has significantly improved the process for matching intermodal container capacity Read More »

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index shows minimal improvement in August

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index ticked up slightly in August, but at a reading of -20.18 still remains well below a neutral reading of 0. The index, a measurement of five conditions affecting truckers, while showing modest improvement from its low readi Read More »

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with the Village of Hawthorn Woods, IL

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Hawthorn Woods, IL, located approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, that addresses the municipality's environmental issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines o Read More »

AAFA statement on decision to impose tire import duties

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | International Trade

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke released the following statement after the decision by the Obama Administration to impose tariffs on imported tires from China. Read More »

RILA expresses disappointment in China tire decision

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | International Trade

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) expressed disappointment in President Obama's decision to impose extraordinary duties on all tires imported from China. Read More »

Cargoitalia celebrates inaugural flight to Hong Kong with Hactl

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia ' Italy's new all-cargo carrier ' celebrated the launch of its first scheduled freighter service between Milan and Hong Kong on 10th September 2009, in collaboration with its newly-appointed handling agent Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited Read More »

Amerijet International, Inc., Teamsters reach agreement

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

Amerijet and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have reached an agreement on a new four-year labor contract covering flight crew employees. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo transports rare Akhal-Teke horses from Russia to China

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo services arm of Volga-Dnepr Group, has transported nine rare Akhal-Teke horses for breeding from Russia to China. Read More »

CMA CGM, Maersk upgrade service East Coast of South America - Central America - Caribbean

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and Maersk Line announced the following improvements to their respective Brazilian Express Service (Brazex) and North Coast Express (NCX) connecting the East Coast of South America to Central America and Caribbean, effective second half of Septemb Read More »

Carrier’s PrimeLINE’ units to enhance Chiquita’s green initiatives

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Citing energy and weight savings and overall operational improvements, Chiquita Brands International is adding 1,250 PrimeLINE' container refrigeration units from Carrier Transicold to its banana fleet. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Corp., a bus Read More »

James Butcher and Captain S. Y. Kuo to Receive 2009 Connie Awards

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2009 Connie Awards this year to James E. Butcher, Chairman of H'egh Autoliners Inc., and to Evergreen's Vice Group Chairman Captain Shiuan Y. Kuo. Each recipient will be honored for his si Read More »

WTSA lines reaffirm adherence to bunker charge formula

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) say they fully intend to follow the formula adopted in late 2008 for calculating bunker fuel charges, when those charges adjust on October 1, 2009. Read More »

DHL launches new Direct LCL services in United States

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

DHL announced the launch of its direct Less than Container Load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Xingang - Tianjin enhancing its connectivity between North America and Northern China. Through Danmar Lines, DHL Global Forwarding's in-house carrier, the ne Read More »

APM Terminals named “Port Operator of the Year”

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals was named “Port Operator of the Year” for 2009 at the annual Lloyd’s List Global Awards dinner recently held in London at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. Read More »

APM Terminals inaugurates Dubai office


AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer and company leaders visited Dubai to inaugurate the company’s new head office for its Africa, Middle East & Indian Subcontinent region and meet with business partners and customers. Read More »

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