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Premium Article  Damco selected as Customs House Broker for the Children’s Place in North America and Canada

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Damco has been appointed Customs House Broker by The Children’s Place, a leading North American children’s clothing retailer, for USA and Canada. This appointment is an extension to the collaboration between the two companies that has developed over the l Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian freight forwarders juggling with many issues

Leo Ryan | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

As in many countries, freight forwarders in Canada are grappling with new business and regulatory issues in a complex environment rendered still more formidable by a slow recovery from the global recession. Magnifying the challenges for Canada it shares Read More »

Premium Article  OOCL Logistics takes the podium

Karen Thuermer | March 14, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

OOCL Logistics Limited aims to set a new standard in third party logistics (3PLs) in Asia. In fact, it would not be off base to say its taking center stage.

In fact, in speaking with this AJOT reporter in the company’s offices in Hong Read More »

Premium Article  Panalpina Los Angeles grows to meet supply chain service demands

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina Los Angeles adds an additional 42,000 square feet of warehouse space, further extending the company's portfolio of supply chain management services to clients in Southern California and beyond. Read More »

Premium Article  3PLs look to rebound in 2010

George Lauriat | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

For the past two years, 3PLs have been hit hard by the global recession. However, in December of 2009 there were signs in recovery. Fools gold? And with so many 3PLs vying for market share is merger & acquisitions in the future?

By Read More »

Premium Article  Lognet Global opens it doors

George Lauriat | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Lognet Global, a new forwarding network, opens its doors with a full suite of programs for mid-sized forwarders.
Richard Overton has been in the logistics business for a while and among his stops was General Manager for the IDS Logistics Gro Read More »

Premium Article  Fraudulent workers compensation claims … a continuing menace

Thomas Laffey | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The logistics community enjoys no immunity from fraudulent workers compensation claims. This has always been the case, however with a dreadful economy and massive layoffs, the incidence of fraudulent claims increases dramatically each year.

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Premium Article  An Interview with Globalink’s CEO Siddique Khan

George Lauriat | March 14, 2010 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

In 1994, as a twenty-four year old, Siddique Khan with $25,000 in seed money founded the Kazakhstan-based logistics company Globalink Logistics Group. From the beginning he made a strategic choice: DIY (Do It Yourself).

By George La Read More »

Premium Article  Damco drives home Michelin deal

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Damco has been appointed by Michelin, one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers, as its logistics and customs clearance provider in Vietnam. Read More »

Nash joins Port Freeport team

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bringing more than 20 years experience in business development, James Nash recently accepted the position of Trade Development Representative for Port Freeport.

Nash is the Houston-based sales representative for the Port and responsible for c Read More »

Port Manatee Commerce Center Connects to CSX with new rail spur

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Construction is underway on a new half-mile rail spur at Port Manatee Commerce Center (PMCC) directly connecting the industrial warehouse complex near Port Manatee to all of North America via CSX Transportation rail lines.

PMCC manages 7 indu Read More »

Governor O’Malley leads groundbreaking for 50-foot berth at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently, as he led a groundbreaking for construction of a new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore. The project will support 5,700 jobs and, when completed, accommodate lar Read More »

Port Corpus Christi applies to be designated a cotton delivery point in Texas

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) applied to ICE Futures U.S., Inc. to have it modify Rule 10.12 to add Corpus Christi, Texas as a designated delivery point for the Cotton No. 2 Future Contracts. The Port Corpus Christi Commission Agriculture Committe Read More »

APM Terminals announces Monrovia agreement

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Preferred bidder status awarded to develop and operate Liberian port

The Government of Liberia has announced APM Terminals as the preferred bidder to operate the 25 year concession at the Port of Monrovia as part of a public tender pro Read More »

Port of Longview posts record year

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a presentation to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren reported 2009 as a record setting year for the Port of Longview, just one year after reporting records in 2008.

In 2009 operating revenue reached a Port best $ Read More »

Port of Mobile moves up in rankings

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority has become the 9th largest port in the nation in terms of tonnage according to numbers released by the Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Statistics Center. The report states 67,635,501 tons of freight moved through the Po Read More »

Port takes over its cold storage facility

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission has voted to end the lease agreement of its Cold Storage Facility tenant, Coastal Bend Cold Storage Inc. The company’s lease, which began July 1, 2009, included a minimum five-year lease with an option to b Read More »

Port Authority of NY/NJ launches program to replace older, more polluting trucks serving the port

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an aggressive program to replace up to 636 of the oldest, most polluting trucks serving the Port of New York and New Jersey with newer models that generate less pollution and greenho Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the fourth quarter of 2009

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the fourth quarter of 2009.

In the fourth quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput increased by 5% compared to a year earlier to 64.7 Read More »

Nation’s freight railroads had safest year ever in 2009

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads announced that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low l Read More »

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