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MOL renews long-term lease for L.A. container terminal

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its wholly owned terminal operator TraPac, Inc. renewed its long-term lease contract for a container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The signing ceremony for the new contract was held on October 15, with parti Read More »

WWL boosts China Express Service

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sailings on China Express, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) dedicated Japan-Korea-China ro/ro (PCTC) service, have been upped to three sailings a month because of a resurgence in trade between the three countries in vehicles, rolling equipment and non Read More »

Long Beach, Army Corps to begin dredging project

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach and the US Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a $40-million harbor dredging project that will improve navigation by removing and relocating nearly 1.5 million cubic yards of sediment from the sea floor. Read More »

Highly technical operation requires special skills at Port Freeport

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport partnered with COSCO Shipping Company, Hercules Offshore Liftboats, NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors, GAC-RUR, J & S Contractors, Brazos Pilots and Freeport Launch to handle special cargo that requires highly skilled labor. Read More »

Maersk Line Increases Commitment and Investment to Breakbulk and Out of Gauge (OOG) Market

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Charlotte, VA, US. Guided by a commitment to serve the needs of global shippers, Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment. Read More »

René de Vries new (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

René de Vries (49) has been appointed (State) Harbor Master of Rotterdam, taking office on March 1, 2010. That is the date on which the current Harbor Master Jaap Lems retires. The port of Rotterdam is not unknown territory for De Vries. He began his car Read More »

APM Terminals’ Safety Drive Shows Impressive Results

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Hague, Netherlands – Today, on the occasion of APM Terminals’ Third Annual Global Safety Day the company is reporting an impressive decline in Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate. The rate of 4.8 year-to-date reflects the continuous improvement sin Read More »

The Evans Network of Companies Acquires Certain Assets of Land Trans. & Phoenix Transit and Logistic

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Evans Network of Companies will expand into new areas with the acquisition of the container drayage, domestic truckload, and brokerage assets of Land Transportation and Phoenix Transit and Logistics. A total of 25 new agent partners will be added to t Read More »

Kodak Partners with Global Supply Chain Company OHL

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Kodak recently chose logistics company, OHL as its direct to consumer fulfillment partner. Kodak Store customers can purchase digital cameras, accessories, inkjet printers and other items on line. Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Jessup, Md. Facility

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new 21,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Jessup, Md., located at 8685 Washington Blvd. Penske offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract mainte Read More »

ATA appoints new Chairman at annual conference in Las Vegas

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Recently, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Board of Directors named G. Tommy Hodges as Chairman during the banquet of the annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Read More »

US net steel exporter in August

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | International Trade

Final steel export and import data reveal that in August, for the first time in over 50 years, the US was a net exporter of steel. "This dramatic development shows the increasing importance of US exports of steel to international markets which are returni Read More »

AA Cargo receives security partnership award from DGF

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has been honored with the Airfreight Security Partnership Award presented by DHL Global Forwarding (DGF). The award was offered in recognition of professional work in air transport security. Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the third quarter of 2009

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) recently announced its tonnage throughput for September, the third quarter and the first nine months of 2009. Read More »

Evergreen rate restoration Europe - Mediterranean Sea Trade

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In view of the increasing operation costs, implementing a further rate restoration program is necessary to maintain reliable service. Read More »

MOL starts consolidation service for Steve Madden, Ltd.

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that Steve Madden, Ltd., a leading international footwear and fashion designer, has selected Hong Kong-based MOL Consolidation Service Limited (MCS) as its exclusive buyer's consolidator encompassing China and Ind Read More »

Evergreen and China Shipping offer joint service between Asia and Pacific Northwest

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and China Shipping commenced a joint weekly service linking ports in Asia to locations in the American and Canadian Pacific Northwest. The two lines say that the purpose of the new service is to use mutual slots more efficiently and share r Read More »

Premium Article  Laufer Group International opens new Boston office

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Laufer Group International, a Global Logistics Management company headquartered in New York City, recently announced the opening of its new Boston, Massachusetts office. Read More »

Premium Article  Virginia Ports could up the competitive ante for container traffic

Karen Thuermer | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Like ports elsewhere around the country, the recession has hit the Port of Virginia hard. But its big story is not anchored in today’s trade volumes, but what the future holds for this significant east coast seaport.

- By Karen E. Thuermer Read More »

Premium Article  Perishables shipments “less-bad” than other sectors

Peter Buxbaum | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Overall, fruits are faring better than vegetables

Describing the current state of the perishables business, and in particular, fruits and vegetables, is reminiscent of President Obama's cheerleading of the flagging economy. A few month Read More »

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