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Horizon Lines participates in anti-piracy testing

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. recently participated in two separate anti-piracy system trials in an effort to better protect the lives of merchant mariners. Read More »

Premium Article  Latin American Trade Blocs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | International Trade

Mercosur
Mercosur has been called the "Common Market of the South." It was created by the 1991 Treaty of Asuncion with the goal of allowing free trade between member state and ultimately European Common style integration. It is the largest t Read More »

BBC Chartering 20% rate reduction on South America Liner Services

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

BBC Chartering has announced a 20% reduction on tariff rates for its Breakbulk Liner routes serving the following trades:

Galveston names first Director of Governmental Relations and Legislative Affairs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston announced the promotion of Diane Falcioni to the position of Director of Governmental Relations and Legislative Affairs. Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol awarded contract by NAVFAC Pacific

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NAVFAC Pacific has selected Moffatt & Nichol for the Waterfront Design Support Contract for infrastructure upgrades to their waterfront facilities on Guam and other locations in their Area of Responsibility (AOR). This complex effort to extensively upgrad Read More »

Stirling Capital Investments’ 1mln sq ft building wins LEED Gold certification

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Stirling Capital Investments announced it has achieved its second LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This time for Distribution Centre 1 (DC1), a one million-square-foot industrial distribution building constructed within Read More »

IBM Innovation Center confirms TMW Systems scalability for trucking

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Intermodal

Working with experts at the IBM Innovation Center in San Mateo, CA, TMW Systems developers put the latest product release, TruckMate 2009, through a grueling series of simulated, high-volume freight bill transactions and dispatch activities performed by u Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index rose 2.1% in July

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.1% in July. In June, SA tonnage fell 2.4%. July's gain, which raised the SA index to 101.9 (2000=100), wasn't large enough to completely offset t Read More »

Tampa Cargo awards Europe, Scandinavia, Dubai cargo GSA contract to ECS

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Tampa Cargo, the Colombian all-cargo airline, has awarded an exclusive general sales agency contract for the whole of Europe, Scandinavia and Dubai to European Cargo Services (ECS). Read More »

Consolidators International joins Cargo2000

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Consolidators International (CII) has joined Cargo2000, an organization geared to improve the quality standards of the worldwide air cargo industry. Read More »

Kale to develop IATA’s SIS platform

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Kale Consultants Ltd., a provider of solutions to the airline, logistics and travel industry, announced that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has chosen Kale as the prime technology supplier for the development of its industry-wide inter Read More »

Michel and Weist awarded 2008 Thomas Crowley Trophies

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Suz Michel, director of people development and learning for Crowley in Seattle, and Bob Weist, vice president of sales and marketing for the logistics group were awarded 2008 Thomas Crowley trophies, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies at the compa Read More »

Modern day pirates to face new defense system on the high seas

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently, International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS). Horizon Lines, LLC, a US flagged containership operator serving US domestic routes Read More »

Maersk Line adapts Asia/US East Coast product to upcoming slack season

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced further revisions to its trans-Pacific network including the temporary withdrawal of the Trans-Pacific 10 (TP10) service, and revisions to the Trans-Pacific 7 (TP7) and Trans-Pacific 3 (TP3) services. The TP10 will be suspended to su Read More »

Evergreen rationalizes US East Coast/Northwest Europe route with the CKYH Alliance

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has announced a rationalization plan with the CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"LINE, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) for the US East Coast / Northwest Europe Service. Read More »

Matson Chairman retires

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company Chairman James S. Andrasick is retiring from the company, effective September 1, 2009. Andrasick has been Matson's chairman since October 2008 and was the company's president and chief executive officer from 2002 through 2008. Read More »

Crowley adds Sesok to growing fleet of Alaska river tugs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Sesok, Crowley's newest triple-screw diesel powered tug joined the fleet of Alaska river tugs this month, when it called St. Mary's on the Yukon River to pick up its first barge. Soon thereafter, the Sesok and her crew made stops along the Yukon River Read More »

Premium Article  Obama seesawing on Colombia FTA

Peter Buxbaum | August 30, 2009 | International Trade

In May 2009, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the Obama administration would begin to push Congress to ratify the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. More recently, in August, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke proclaimed that the ad Read More »

Premium Article  Opening of Cuba would present opportunities to US ports

Karen Thuermer | August 30, 2009 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The composition of trade in Latin America and the Caribbean is on the cusp of major change. The recent softening of some US travel restrictions to the island by the Obama Administration is setting the stage for widening opportunity.
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Premium Article  Despite downward economy, manufacturers still export Honduran-made goods

Karen Thuermer | August 30, 2009 | International Trade

Outside of the banking business, few industries have been hit as hard as the automobile and retail industries. With business margins tight, shipping costs highly scrutinized, and the worldwide downturn threatening every company’s bottom line, near-shore l Read More »

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