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Crowley to build largest, fastest ATBs

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Vessel Management Services subsidiary has signed a contract with VT Halter Marine, Inc. and Dakota Creek Shipyards to build three articulated tug-barge (ATB), 330,000-barrel tank vessels, the largest in the company's history Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS & TRADE - Port of Virginia positioning to become premier East Coast port

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Air Cargo

The Virginia Port Authority has an ambitious goal, and that is to make its Port of Virginia the premier and largest port on the US East Coast. Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS & TRADE - OH Logistics chooses Virginia inland port location for new warehouse

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Air Cargo

Not many companies are able to benefit from a major seaport when they are located 220 miles inland, close to a mountain range. However, when Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) chose Winchester, VA, near the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains for a Read More »

‘Move over Jamestown’

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement demonstrate Virginia's long tradition of international trade and business. In fact, part of the Jamestown celebrations center on the fact the Commonwealth was founded as a foreign-owned Read More »

Is US-Mexico crossborder trucking dead?

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The on-again off-again plan to allow crossborder trucking between the United States and Mexico may be off again. In mid-September the US Senate added an amendment to the Department of Transportation fiscal year 2008 spending bill that would cut off funds Read More »

US Sec. of Transportation visits Port Manatee

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) discussed the merits of an east-west connector road linking Port Manatee to I-75 during a visit to the busy port Sept. 21st. Read More »

Port Everglades signs sister seaport agreement with Port of Xiamen

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Xiamen in the People's Republic of China became Port Everglades' second International Sister Seaport today in a signing ceremony with Broward County Mayor Josephus Eggelletion, Jr., Port Everglades Director Phillip C. Allen and Wang Yong Jun, Read More »

LaGrange cites New Orleans successes in state-of-the-port address

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A new facility for a long-term Port tenant, recruitment of an operator for niche shipping from the Port's Inner Harbor, and better than 50% gains in container traffic highlighted New Orleans Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange's annual State of the Port Read More »

Port of Beaumont will finish fiscal year with a bang

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port officials said a total of 33 ships will have loaded or unloaded during the month of August, handling a total of almost 400,000 tons of cargo. Read More »

GPA taking advantages to the next level

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prosperity for the Port of Savannah during his annual State of the Port speech today, 'Taking Our Advantages to the Next L Read More »

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 »

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