TransCore’s N. American Freight Index sets another record in May as truckload rates improve

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index marked the fifth consecutive month with the highest same-month spot market freight availability in its 15-year history, up 10 percent compared to one year ago. Despite the record for the month, TransCore's May Inde Read More »

Kenya to spend more on roads, energy to raise growth

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Kenya will increases spending on roads by 11 billion shillings ($125.6 million) and nearly doubled its energy budget in 2011/12 fiscal year to facilitate economic growth, the finance minister said.

Like other countries in east Africa, Kenya has embark Read More »

Old Dominion relocates and expands San Jose Service Center

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., whose San Jose Service Center has been a fixture in the community since 2006, relocated the terminal to an expanded and upgraded facility due to sustained growth in the region.

Within the last three-and-a-half-years, th Read More »

Bomb blast hits Russian railway line

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

A bomb exploded on a railway line in Siberia, diverting train traffic but causing no injuries, Russian news agencies reported.

There was no word on who might have planted the bomb on or near train tracks in the Novosibirsk region, some 2,800 km (1,750 Read More »

EU parliament tells hauliers: polluters should pay

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Cash-strapped European governments can press ahead with charging trucks for the damage they do to infrastructure, air quality and human health, the European Parliament agreed.

Lawmakers agreed EU rules for charging hauliers for fumes and noise under c Read More »

Two US railroads accused in lawsuit of price fixing

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Privately held shipping company Oxbow Group sued two major U.S. railroads, accusing them of price gouging and adding heft to legal and political challenges of freight company business practices.

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Col Read More »

Cheetah Drayage helping Tropical Shipping reduce costs and improve customer service

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Cheetah Software Services, Inc., a leading provider of real-time logistics solutions for delivery, LTL, and private fleet carriers, announced that Tropical Shipping USA, LLC has implemented the SaaS-based Cheetah Drayage system to enhance their ability to Read More »

Holland receives Eastman 2010 Supplier Excellence Award

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. is the recipient of the Eastman Chemical Company 2010 Supplier Excellence Award. This marks the fifth consecutive year Holland has received this award, which is part of the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program ( Read More »

Norfolk Southern sees no sign of double-dip

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corp's chief executive said the U.S. economy shows no signs of a double-dip recession despite slowing in the second quarter.

"We still remain convinced that the economic recovery is under way though it may proceed at a slower level th Read More »

Ryder buys European truck leasing firm for $252 mlllion

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System Inc said it acquired U.K.-based Hill Hire plc from Lloyds Banking Group for $252 million (154 million pounds) to expand into the European leasing and rental market.

Bradford, England-based Hill Hire provides Read More »

ATA welcomes Freymiller as newest member

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations proudly announced today that Oklahoma City-based refrigerated truckload carrier Freymiller has become its newest carrier member.

'With all of the issues facing motor carriers, particularly hours-of-service and truck prod Read More »

Russia set to end EU vegetable import ban

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Russia agreed to lift a ban on vegetable imports from the European Union if the EU provides safety guarantees, clearing the way to ending a row over a fatal outbreak of E.coli in Europe.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told a news co Read More »

Vietnam import rules to fight fakes, not legitimate imports

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Vietnamese government measures that are likely to make it more complicated to import alcohol, cosmetics, mobile phones and autos do not violate World Trade Organisation rules and are aimed at stopping a flood of fakes, a senior official said. Read More »

Colombia envoy sees US approval of trade deal soon

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Colombia's ambassador to Washington said he is confident the U.S. Congress will approve a long-delayed trade deal by the end of summer and Bogota would meet a June 15 U.S. deadline for additional labor reforms.

"We are working hand in hand to get to t Read More »

ABC transports ‘Vostok’ space capsule

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

The former USSR space capsule 'Vostok 3KA-2' has been safely returned to a museum in Russia onboard an AirBridgeCargo Airlines' B747-400 freighter.

Weighing 5,600 kilos, the capsule was transported from ABC's European on-line station in Frankfurt on o Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo awarded freight outsourcing contract by Brisbane-based Strategic Airlines

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo continue to expand their cargo alliance concept with the addition of Brisbane-based Strategic Airlines as a new partner, complimenting their existing partnership with V Australia.

The new agreement supports Virgin Atlantic Cargo' Read More »

BUD Cargo City turns heads in Munich

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Budapest Airport's ambitious new Cargo City development received a warm welcome at the Transport Logistic exhibition in Munich last month, Europe's largest gathering of transport and logistics companies. A large number of visitors attended the Bud Cargo C Read More »

Qatar Airways on verge of buying 35% of Cargolux

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways is on the verge of buying a 35 percent stake in Cargolux, providing a long-term investor for Europe's largest all-freight airline.

A Cargolux spokeswoman said that a deal would be signed, with Qatar Airways acquiring holdings that the Lu Read More »

Emirates to serve St. Petersburg

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates is to launch flights deeper into Russia by starting services to St Petersburg, which will become the most northerly point on the airline's network.

The port city, lying on the Baltic coast and sometimes referred to as Russia's 'Northern Capit Read More »

Air France-KLM May traffic rises 4.9%

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM, Europe's largest airline by revenue, posted a 4.9 percent rise in May passenger traffic.

The rise in traffic fell short of a capacity increase of 5.9 percent, depressing the passenger load factor, the proportion of seats sold, by 0.7 p Read More »