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Premium Article  World Cup bound, South Africa positions itself to be major trade player

Karen Thuermer | October 25, 2009 | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

For the past five years, South Africa has been gearing up for the biggest sports event of its history, the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The World Cup has also already had a major impact on trade. Read More »

Premium Article  Italy-US trade ties deepening

Peter Buxbaum | October 25, 2009 | International Trade

Italy's success in the US market is not limited to wines. Italian companies are investing in trade networks as well as in production facilities to better penetrate the US market.

- By Peter Buxbaum, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics – Troublesome insurance exclusions!!!

Thomas Laffey | October 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

It is obvious to all of us who specialize in providing logistics / transportation insurance, with the possible exception of the insurance industry itself, that many current insurance policies continue to contain wording that requires significant revision Read More »

APM Terminals to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam officially opened its new EUR 12.5 million-power distribution network on its Rotterdam container terminal sourced by electricity generated through wind power. By switching from grey to green electricity the terminal reduces its CO2 Read More »

Farrell to leave Port of Tacoma

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tacoma Commission Monday (Oct 19th) approved the terms of a transition in leadership. Transition plans call for Executive Director Timothy J. Farrell to work full time through the end of the year, with Port employment officially ending May 31, Read More »

Port authority, New York City sign extensions for maritime terminals

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To prepare for future growth in New York’s maritime cargo and passenger ship industries, the Port Authority and New York City signed long-term agreements that will allow for the continuous operation of two major port facilities - the Howland Hook Marine T Read More »

Pre-payment of Clean Trucks fee to end Nov. 15

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Effective November 15, only importers and exporters using older, more polluting trucks to move cargo in and out of the Port will have to pre-pay fees under the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program. Currently, all cargo owners claim and pre-pay the fe Read More »

‘Golden Environment Rail’ for Schulze-Freyberg of Polzug

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Walter Schulze-Freyberg, Managing Director of Polzug Intermodal GmbH, was awarded the Logistics Prize 'Golden Environment Rail' by BF Bahnen (the Federation of Managers of German Rail Companies). The Federation confers its 'Golden Environment Rail' on peo Read More »

Longbotham joins TrucFlo’ team

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Former MTC/Ports America executive adds extensive experience in EDI and terminal operations to team building the TrucFlo System ' a new nationwide, paperless system to help equipment providers meet new chassis roadability rules Read More »

Bernanke cautions on risks from imbalances

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | International Trade

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned in a speech on October 19th that Asian policies promoting exports could lead to a reemergence of imbalances in trade and capital flows, which some believe helped fuel the US housing bubble. Read More »

Hasbro gives upbeat outlook

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | International Trade

Hasbro, Inc. posted a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street expectations and gave an upbeat outlook for the full-year, fueling hopes for better toy sales during the holidays. Read More »

US trade deals could languish for another year

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | International Trade

It could be more than a year before US free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia come up for a vote in Congress, a Democratic supporter of the pacts said. Read More »

Towne Air Freight, Lufthansa Cargo extend agreement

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Air Cargo

Towne Air Freight and Lufthansa Cargo announced that they have extended their agreement in which Towne Network Solutions (a wholly owned subsidiary of Towne Air Freight) will continue to provide Lufthansa exclusive Road Feeder Management services for all Read More »

DHL Aviation appoints EFIS Morocco to market B757f ex Casablanca

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Air Cargo

DHL Aviation has awarded a cargo GSA contract to EFIS Morocco to market capacity on its Boeing 757 freighter services to Paris and Leipzig. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo takes over freight handling for Hermes

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and Hermes Transport Logistics are intensifying their cooperation. Since early August, the crane-emblemed cargo carrier has been handling the logistics of all incoming shipments arriving at Leipzig Airport for the wholly owned subsidiary o Read More »

CMA CGM adds New Orleans

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

As the newest port added to the rotation, the weekly service will offer competitive transit times to Antwerp, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven and Le Harve. Read More »

3rd Annual WCA Projects Network Conference attracts record attendance

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The 3rd Annual WCA Projects Network Conference (WCAPN) held on September 17-19 in Istanbul, Turkey attracted a record seventy delegates from forty countries. Although the membership of the groups is 'open' (see below), the companies have been selected for Read More »

Maersk increases commitment to breakbulk, out of gauge market

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Guided by a commitment to serve the needs of global shippers, Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment. Read More »

DryShips appointment of CFO

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

DryShips, Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and offshore contract drilling oil services, announced that it named Ziad Nakhleh as the Company's Chief Financial Officer effective November 1, 2009. This position wa Read More »

Maersk Line Commits to Port of Charleston

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, has signed a new, five-year agreement with the Port of Charleston, South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) President & CEO Jim Newsome announced during his first State-of-the-Port Address to the local m Read More »

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