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Saddle Creek Corporation acquires ServiceCraft Logistics

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Saddle Creek Corporation announced today that it has acquired ServiceCraft Logistics, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Buena Park, Calif. The acquisition reflects Saddle Creek's strategic focus on bringing integrated logistics solutions t Read More »

Spot freight volumes up 9 percent in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Spot market freight availability increased by 9 percent in October, when compared to October 2008, according to the TransCore Freight Index, a measure of truckload freight volume found on load boards supported by the company's DAT Network, including 3sixt Read More »

Descartes launches pilot for Canada’s ACI e-Manifest Highway Mode with Con-way Freight

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, announced today that Con-way Freight, a leading North American less-than-truckload carrier, is joining the pilot phase launch of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Highway electronic fil Read More »

DB Schenker wins 3PL executive excellence award

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

DB Schenker, as an integrated logistics service provider, is among the winners of the third 3PL Executive Excellence Award. The prize was given out at the European 3PL Summit held November 24-25, 2009, in Brussels. Read More »

CN locomotive engineers’ strike to end after company and union reach agreement on resolving…

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

The strike by locomotive engineers at CN will end immediately as a result of an agreement to resolve the parties' contractual disagreements through further negotiations and, if necessary, binding arbitration. The union began its strike Nov. 28. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index dipped in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.2 percent in October, following a 0.3 percent contraction in September. The latest decline lowered the SA index to 103.6 (2000=100) from the revi Read More »

Visit by Russia’s President gives boost to project to resume production of AN-124 freighter

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

The project to resume serial production of an upgraded new generation of Antonov AN-124 freighter aircraft and its modifications has received a timely boost from Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, as he joined Alexey Isaikin, President of Volga-Dnepr Gro Read More »

Airbridge Cargo adds another Boeing 747-400ERF to its fleet

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest international cargo carrier, has added one more Boeing 747-400ER Freighter to its current fleet. Read More »

AA Cargo and DHL Express deliver steaks and holiday cheer to US troops in Afghanistan

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

In the true spirit of giving, American Airlines Cargo and DHL Express, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, recently partnered to deliver premium steak dinners to U.S. troops based in Afghanistan. Working together, AA Cargo and DHL Read More »

E-Freight ’ DHL partners with IATA in global initiative to streamline airfreight processes

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

DHL Global Forwarding, the leading air and ocean freight forwarder of Deutsche Post DHL, is once again taking the lead by partnering with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its global e-freight campaign. Intended to take the paper out o Read More »

Reigning in financial risk in supply chain management

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

International headlines appear on a weekly basis declaring the consequences caused by inappropriately managing supplier risk throughout the supply chain management process, says Simon Clark, Business Development Manager-Europe, Middle East & Africa, for C Read More »

OTAL includes Hamburg in its West Africa sailing schedule

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

On November 26th, the container ship 'CMA CGM IGUACU' called at the Port of Hamburg as part of the expanded sailing schedule for the 'Nigeria Express' scheduled liner service operated by the OT Africa Line (OTAL). Read More »

W’rtsil’ low-speed engines and support services to eight Chinese container vessels

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL), part of the China Shipping Group (CSG), has chosen W'rtsil' main engines for eight container vessels. The W'rtsil' engines for this order will be built under licence by Doosan Engine, Korea. W'rtsil', the m Read More »

Ozone offers fresh promise in transport of perishables

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Injections of minute amounts of ozone into produce-carrying containers is at the heart of the Purfresh Transport service, formally introduced Nov. 16 at the Intermodal Association of North America's 27th Intermodal Expo in Anaheim, Calif., by officials of Read More »

Damco continues to expand business in Africa

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Damco announced the opening of an office in Maputo, Mozambique on 15 December, to improve presence and service levels in South East Africa. Read More »

Crowley adds 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet just in time for peak refrigerated cargo s

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

As produce farmers across the Americas gear up for the peak winter produce season, Crowley has added 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet to accommodate their needs. Read More »

Port Commissioners Approve Reduced 2010 Budget

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Seattle commissioners approved the 2010 budget and plan of finance, highlighting the ongoing efforts to reduce costs and maintain the bottom line. Read More »

Port, China Merchants Sign “Green” Pact

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In a new “green port” collaboration, the Port of Long Beach and China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), one of the world’s largest operators of seaport terminals, have signed a comprehensive environmental exchange agreement to further “green” techn Read More »

Port Has Brush with Celebrity on Cruise Ship’s First Call Ship to Sail Direct from…

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 1,898-passenger Celebrity Mercury made its inaugural call in the Port of Charleston today, offering a preview of the beautiful ship that will begin a series of cruises sailing from the Holy City in February. Read More »

Defence Minister Declares Security Forum “World-Class” Event

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

As the three-day Halifax International Security Forum today wrapped up its final sessions, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, declared the inaugural event a success and invited the organisers t Read More »

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