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FTR conference indicates slow recovery for transportation industry

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The worst is over for the freight economy, but recovery will be slow and uneven according to speakers at the recent FTR Associates Freight Transportation conference, which took place in Indianapolis, IN August 25-27, 2009. Over 170 attendees were present Read More »

Cemtrex to develop carbon credit projects with truck fleets in US

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Cemtrex, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Lenegar Group to develop a series of carbon credits projects based on vehicle emission reduction technology from Lenegar Group. Read More »

Hazmat regulation must maintain safety without unnecessary burdens

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The following is the opening statement of US Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Republican, from a hearing entitled 'Concerns with Hazardous Materials Safety in the US: Is PHMSA Performing its Missi Read More »

Tennessee identifies 111 structurally deficient bridges

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) identified 111 bridges across the state that will be either replaced, repaired or rehabilitated through a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state. TDOT's Read More »

TMTA recognizes Frozen Food Express, Inc.‘s Stubbs with 2009 Leadership Award

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stoney "Russell" Stubbs, has been named by the Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA) the recipient of the 2009 Leadership Award. Read More »

APL upgrades Miami-to-Central America service

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

APL announced upgrades to its twice-a-week Miami service connecting the US to Central America.

The world's 5th-largest container carrier, APL said it has added a port call at Santo Tomas, Guatemala, to its CAX service (Central America Expres Read More »

Premium Article  Proponents of “Affordable Footwear Act” seek traction for legislation

George Lauriat | September 13, 2009 | International Trade

An ill-conceived tariff on imported shoes was cobbled together during the Great Depression. While much has changed in the ensuing seven decades, strangely, the shoe tariff is still being paid today. Will that change?

- By George Lau Read More »

Premium Article  Making the adoption of ACE a “business proposition” for the industry.

George Lauriat | September 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

NCBFAA’s (National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America) “White Paper” outlines challenges facing both freight forwarders/customs house brokers/shippers and CBP (Customs & Border Protection) transitioning from ACS (Automated Commercial Sy Read More »

Premium Article  Customs reauthorization bill would enhance C-TPAT benefits

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The Customs reauthorization bill currently being considered by the Senate Finance Committee would firm up the requirements and benefits for participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

- By Peter Buxbaum, A Read More »

Premium Article  Customs reauthorization focuses on trade over security

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2009 | International Trade

Pending bill reverses trends of last eight years

Ever since the United States was hit by terror attacks in September 2001, many international trade practitioners have complained that the reaction of the federal government emphasized th Read More »

Premium Article  Economic downturn impacts all aspects of apparel, footwear industry

Karen Thuermer | September 13, 2009 | International Trade

The news coming from the apparel and footwear industry is bleak due to the worldwide economic downturn and recessions in the United States and Europe. That’s because American and European consumers have reduced their spending on clothing and retailers hav Read More »

New Gulfport berthing space for Chiquita’s vessel operations

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Due to the extensive damage to infrastructure caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Chiquita had to relocate vessel operations to various berths on port property. Since the storm, the port has rebuilt several critical pieces of infrastructure and is now of Read More »

Port of Philadelphia welcomes direct container cargo from Europe

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and Holt Logistics Corp. announced formal completion of the plan to welcome Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A of Geneva, Switzerland’s direct container service, to the Port of Philadelphia. Beginning in October, MSC w Read More »

Canada ports group preparing for upturn in global goods movement

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mr. Tim Heney, President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, and newly elected Chair of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) says the Association is working with governments and other stakeholders to ensure that Canada’s National Por Read More »

Hanjin Logistics and REZ-1 partner on domestic reload program

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

REZ-1 and Hanjin Logistics announced that REZ-1 would now serve as the reservation and rail-billing platform for Hanjin Logistics' domestic program. Hanjin Logistics will post available containers for domestic shipment on REZ-1's industry leading Channel Read More »

Preliminary August heavy truck orders strongest since Nov. ‘08

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEM's totaling 10,758 units in August, the strongest showing since November 2008. The figure includes orders for the US, Canada, Mexico and Exports. Order Read More »

NITL refutes charges of not supporting ports’ clean air goals

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

In response to a recent joint letter to Representative James Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club, The National Industrial Transportation Le Read More »

Kuebler Spedition arranged transport for world record flight

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Spedition Kuebler Gmbh, Member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE global Network, was involved in an amazing transport. A transformer with a weight of 189.89 tons has become the heaviest airfreight transported in one piece. The flight departed from Airpor Read More »

Three airlines award contracts as WFS launches in Boston

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

United Cargo, Air Canada and US Airways have awarded three-year handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Boston.

The new contracts, effective from September 1, 2009, mark the launch of WFS's own cargo handling operation at the Read More »

China Shipping named a ‘Carrier of the Year’ by Michaels Stores

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Michaels Stores, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual CEO Summit in Dallas, Texas in late August. In conjunction with the conference, the company announced its Vendor and Carrier Partnership of the Year Awards. Read More »

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