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Continental Airlines Cargo grows cold chain products with Envirotainer

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo, the first US airline to implement a structured cold chain product, has signed a new global contract with Envirotainer, setting the stage for expansion of its temperature-controlled product line. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo division announces increase in fuel surcharge

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo division announced an increase in its fuel surcharge from $0.55/kg to $0.60/kg, or equivalent currency, for most US-origin international shipments and from $0.22/lb to $0.24/lb for US domestic shipments, effective Aug. 2, 2007. The Read More »

Grand Alliance Upgrades Central China Express Service

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance members of trans-Pacific Trade - Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced to restructure and upgrade the Central China Express Service (CCX). Effective from August, 2007, Grand Alliance wil Read More »

Maersk announces NA - Mediterranean enhancements

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Liner Shipping

As part of Maersk Line's ongoing efforts they have announced service enhancements between North America and the East Mediterranean area. The enhancements will further enable them to meet customers' requirements for schedule reliability and fast transit ti Read More »

Hamburg S’d & Senator Lines terminate cooperation on the Southern Route

AJOT | July 29, 2007 | Liner Shipping

After many years of successfully cooperating on the Southern Route Service, which connects Europe with the Levant, the partners Hamburg S'd and Senator Lines have decided to split as from August 2007. Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: IT SOLUTIONS & 3PL SURVEY - “Worth their salt”

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

In 2002, American Rock Salt Company was operating a fleet 600 rail cars to move its product, highway deicing salt, to its customers, municipalities and transportation departments, primarily in New York State and Pennsylvania. At the time, it was taking Ba Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: IT SOLUTIONS & 3PL SURVEY - 3PL industry in 2006: strong revenue growth but slower profit

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

The phenomenon of globalization and the continuing trend toward outsourcing are driving strong growth in most segments of the third-party logistics industry globally. Third-party logistics outsourcing continues to grow at about three times the rate of ove Read More »

Ocean shipping portals come of age

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Back at the beginning of the decade the ocean carriers realized that the Internet offered an unprecedented opportunity to connect to shippers, freight forwarders, 3PLs and everybody else involved in the supply chain. In the beginning, at least superficial Read More »

New container terminal to be developed in Rotterdam

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mitsui O.S.K.Lines, Ltd. announced that a consortium consisting of MOL and four other companies has been awarded a contract to equip and operate a new container terminal in Port of Rotterdam. The facility is scheduled to open in latter half of 2013. Read More »

Rappaport Energy Consulting to build plant at Port of Vancouver, USA

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The first tenant at the Port of Vancouver USA's Columbia Gateway project has reached agreement with port staff on a Letter of Intent to lease 30 of the 75 total acres of planned industrial property. Rappaport Energy Consulting will build a state-of-the ar Read More »

GPA infrastructure improvements, equipment purchases and new hires in Savannah

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director, announced today a series of infrastructure improvements, new equipment purchases and additional personnel at the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Schneider adds ‘Ride of Pride’ truck to nationwide fleet

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc. has found a unique way to support military veterans, prisoners of war and missing-in-action soldiers. Last month, Schneider added the patriotically painted Ride of Pride VI truck to its nationwide fleet. Lowell Wilderman, a retire Read More »

Clean-diesel locomotives debut at L.B.-L.A. Ports

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Intermodal

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Pacific Harbor Line on Wednesday, July 11, commissioned the first of a new fleet of lower-emission, clean-diesel locomotives, which will improve air quality and make PHL the most environmentally friendly switchi Read More »

NMFTA and NCC appeal STB decision terminating antitrust immunity

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Intermodal

NMFTA will challenge the STB's decision in Ex Parte No. 656 Motor Carrier Bureaus -- Periodic Review Proceeding, that if allowed to stand, would eliminate the antitrust immunity protecting the NCC's classification making activities effective January 1, 20 Read More »

EU to hit some digital cameras with import duty

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

Some top-end digital cameras entering the European Union could become more expensive after trade experts decided their advanced video functions meant they should be classed as video recorders, which attract import duties. Read More »

Canada steps into void left by US-Colombia rift

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

Canada started trade talks with Colombia and pledged full support for President Alvaro Uribe, who has seen his key bilateral relationship with the United States bog down in a scandal over human rights. Read More »

US cautious on WTO, but hopes for progress

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

The United States reacted cautiously to compromise proposals in world trade talks that would push it to reduce its farm subsidies, but said it hoped the texts could eventually set the stage for a deal. Read More »

China parliament cautions on overheating

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

China's economy is showing increasing signs of overheating, underscoring the need for policymakers to be vigilant in the months ahead, a sub-committee of the rubber-stamp parliament said. Read More »

DHL completes partnership transaction with Polar Air Cargo

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced that it has successfully completed the transaction to form a strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo services. As p Read More »

Swissport Int’l, Ltd., appoints Utnegaard President & CEO

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

Swissport's Board of Directors appointed Per H. Utnegaard as the Group's new President & CEO. Per H. Utnegaard is not only an experienced specialist in the field; he will also ensure a smooth transition and succession from current President & CEO Santiago Read More »

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