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Port of Seattle to enter labor agreement for terminal projects

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to enter Project Labor Agreements (PLA) for two new construction projects in the Seattle harbor, including conversion of Terminal 30 into a container terminal, and expansion of Terminal 91 as a base for cruise shi Read More »

Groundbreaking for West Vancouver Freight Access Project

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

United States Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) spent part of the Congressional Recess today at the Port of Vancouver USA's Terminal 1 assisting in the groundbreaking for the West Vancouver Freight Access Project, which will provide congestion relief on the mai Read More »

USF Holland drivers reach milestones

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

USF Holland recently honored three drivers for driving two million miles without a preventable accident, and 33 drivers for driving one million miles without a preventable accident. Read More »

Con-way Freight expands freight assembly center in Montgomery, NY.

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

Completed in June, the 67,000 square-foot facility now features 63 new dock doors. The expanded facility increases freight handling capacity to 3.6 million pounds per day ' an addition of two million pounds daily. Con-way FACs are strategically located, h Read More »

Hines named President and COO of Celadon Group, Inc.

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Intermodal

With more than 20 years of experience, Hines has a proven track record of leading complex organizations in the trucking industry. Prior to joining Celadon in his current role, he had previously served on Celadon's board of directors since July 2006. Read More »

‘Aid for trade’ targets Latin American trade

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The Inter-American Development Bank is helping small and medium-sized exporters in Colombia obtain access to the US market with a grant of $850,000. The grant comes through the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund. The Washington-based IDB is also active in Read More »

China’s factories slow the tempo in July

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

China's industrial output slowed more than expected in July after tax changes made exports less attractive, suggesting to some economists that the country's politically sensitive trade surplus may shrink in coming months. Read More »

US agency, lawmakers seek tests of China-made toys

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The US toy industry is under growing pressure from US lawmakers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to launch a testing program to ensure the safety of products from China, officials said. Read More »

Li & Fung H1 jumps 38%, unveils buys

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

Li & Fung, the sourcing and trading firm that posted a 38% jump in first-half earnings, has agreed to buy two firms for nearly US$250 million and is looking for more. Read More »

Trade officials reject calls for NAFTA overhaul

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The top trade officials of Canada, the United States and Mexico dismissed calls to overhaul or scrap NAFTA, but said parts of the trade deal could always be improved. Read More »

Vitoria is the popular choice for freighter operations

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Over the last few weeks, the specialist team of Vitoria Integrated Air Services (VIAS) have been busy dealing with several charter flights at Vitoria Airport. The first flight was an AN-124 containing four helicopters from Korea destined for the Toledo fi Read More »

Aviation infrastructure expert sees Piedmont Triad as potential ‘aerotropolis’

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

During his keynote address at the Piedmont Triad Partnership Annual Community Meeting, aviation and logistics expert John Kasarda, PhD, told a regional audience of more than 350 that the Piedmont Triad can 'fundamentally transform the region's global c Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo Charter uses Girjet B747F

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Charter's satellite office in Madrid was the first broker to contract Girjet's B747-200 freighter for a long haul charter flight from Vitoria to Lima / Peru. Read More »

TSA cautions of tight space as peak season progresses

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The carrier research and discussion group is reporting consistently high ship utilization numbers since May and going forward through the summer; higher monthly volume and utilization totals relative to 2006; and increased congestion at Asian ports ' nota Read More »

COSCO first to inaugurate service to new Prince Rupert container terminal

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | Liner Shipping

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has announced that that they will commence calling Maher Terminal's new container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada during the 4th quarter of 2007. The announcement was made by Howard Fin Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA PORTS & TRADE - Logistics services in China offers opportunity, risk

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

Despite the scrutiny some poorly and questionable Chinese made products are receiving today, China remains a powerhouse for manufactured goods. Just as quality must stand behind brand name, efficient distribution systems are imperative for the continued s Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA PORTS & TRADE - China‚Äôs rising ports giving Asian leaders serious competition

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

Chinese mainland ports, particularly the Port of Shanghai, are giving highly regarded mega ports Hong Kong and Singapore a run for their tonnage. Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA PORTS & TRADE - US-China aviation agreement will increase capacity, lower rates

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Air Cargo

A civil aviation agreement reached in late May between the United States and China contained two important elements that will impact cargo shippers and carriers. The agreement called for more than doubling the number of daily passenger flights between the Read More »

Kwon appointed new Maritime Director at Port of Oakland

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has appointed James J. Kwon as its new Director of Maritime. Mr. Kwon was previously the President and CEO of Total Terminals International, LLC in Long Beach, California. The Commission announced the appoi Read More »

Gutierrez touts record US exports at Port of Charleston

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and US Senator Jim DeMint today met with Charleston business leaders and touted the importance of exports to South Carolina and the United States as they toured the Port of Charleston, one of the busiest container po Read More »

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