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Trucking industry says APL terminals the best, coast-to-coast

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Intermodal

For the fourth time in three years, a major port truckers' association has honored global containership leader APL for outstanding terminal management in the U.S. The latest recognition comes from the Port Newark, NJ-based Association of Bi-State Motor C Read More »

Landmark study puts rail infrastructure needs at $148 billion

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Intermodal

About $148 billion must be invested to expand the nation's freight rail infrastructure over the next three decades to make sure that adequate rail capacity exists to meet future demand, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind study to measure rail Read More »

NITL supports short line rail tax credit

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Intermodal

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) has formally endorsed legislation extending the short line railroad rehabilitation tax credit. The extension is contained in identical House and Senate bills, HR 1584 and S 881 and provides for a three Read More »

Innovation & marketing savvy key for Pacific Northwest exporters

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States ' home to major Puget Sound container ports in Tacoma and Seattle ' is countering a national trend; it is expanding its worldwide exports. Read More »

Africa feels pain of trade talks with Europe

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

Africans are reluctant to sign new trade deals with Europe that would open the floodgates to cheaper, subsidized products -- but some analysts say they can't afford to refuse. Read More »

Expansion of air cargo terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

With a 5,000 square meter expansion of the current air cargo terminal at Landvetter airport customers can look forward to even higher levels of efficiency, quality and security when the construction is finished at the end of 2008. The expansion is a resul Read More »

GM to export over $800mln of cars, parts to China

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

General Motors Corp said it would export more than $800 million worth of US-built Buick sport utility and other vehicles and components to China starting in 2008 in its second export agreement with China this year. Read More »

Sweden logs worst trade performance in 13 years

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

Sweden turned in its poorest trade performance since 1994 in August, data showed, as an unexpectedly anemic surplus raised red flags over the country's growth and inflation prospects. Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo to open more markets for Canada

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Air Cargo

Canadian companies will have greater opportunities to get their products to the burgeoning Middle East and Asian Subcontinent markets beginning October 29th when Emirates Airline starts non-stop service between Toronto and Dubai. Emirates SkyCargo has pro Read More »

EGSAC network out-performs airfreight industry

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Air Cargo

The 26 members of the EGSAC GSSA network posted a massive 22% growth in tonnage for their carriers in 2006, bringing the total of cargo uplifted to over 200 million kilos. Read More »

NYK successfully tests shoreside electric power unit

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) announced that its soon-to-be-delivered 8,600 teu containership has successfully tested its connection with a newly introduced shoreside electric power unit that will supply a ship with electric power d Read More »

Giant COSCO Asia docked at the Port of Hamburg on maiden voyage

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Liner Shipping

At the beginning of September the new flagship of the Chinese shipping company COSCO Container Lines, Ltd. docked at the Port of Hamburg for the first time. The COSCO Asia, with its slot capacity of 10,062 teu, is the largest container ship to have entere Read More »

Premium Article  32nd ANNUAL INTERMODALISM SPECIAL -  LTL industry responding to tighter market

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Air Cargo

Reduced freight levels and resulting lower freight rates are making for increased competition and tighter operations in the less-than-truckload trucking industry. LTL has even been hit by a syndrome normally reserved for truckload carriers: higher than us Read More »

Premium Article  32nd ANNUAL INTERMODALISM SPECIAL - Rickenbacker offers intermodal advantages for logistics . . .

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Air Cargo

Logistics activities in the Columbus, Ohio area are increasing dramatically thanks to the 15,000-acre multi-modal transportation and logistics center at Rickenbacker International Airport. Included in that center is the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal an Read More »

Premium Article  32nd ANNUAL INTERMODALISM SPECIAL - Carriers, shippers look to three Asia – US options

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Air Cargo

Higher intermodal rates and other factors are leading shippers to look increasingly to a trio of options to serve trade from Asia to the United States, according to ocean carrier officials. Read More »

Canadian ports unfazed by US scan-all legislation

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

While endorsing international criticism against Washington's recent scan-all legislation on ocean containers entering US ports, Canadian port officials see little impact on their operations due to existing or planned security measures at their facilities. Read More »

Vancouver (USA) Port Commission approves rail expansion, land purchase

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Vancouver Port Commission took action to approve a rail expansion project for one of its maritime tenants, and approved acquisition of property from Bonneville Power Administration, in its meeting. Read More »

Container crane purchase approved for Port Manatee

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Manatee County Port Authority approved the purchase of Port Manatee's first mobile harbor container crane in special session. Read More »

Virginia announces fastest East Coast - Arabian Gulf transit

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia has begun offering its customers moving cargo to the Arabian Gulf the fastest transit time between the port and that part of the world through APL's newly inaugurated Suez Express (SZX) service. Read More »

Long Haul for Short Sea Shipping

AJOT | September 23, 2007 | Intermodal

In the Northeast corridor, consisting of Port of New York/New Jersey, Albany, the Connecticut ports, Rhode Island, Massachusetts (Port of Boston), Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Maine (Portland), short sea shipping using container barges and container feed Read More »

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