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FedEx Ground begins construction on new Portland area distribution hub

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

As part of an ongoing national expansion plan, FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has chosen a 77-acre site in Troutdale to build a distribution hub that will be more than double the size of the existing operation in Portland, Oregon. A formal gro Read More »

Rethinking security & logistics can help reduce risk of theft

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Consumer electronics, food and clothing are the three most stolen cargoes, and thefts of these and other items occur most often during the weekend, according to statistics compiled by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Chubb's statistical study a Read More »

Cargo B Airlines leases NCA 747-400 Freighter

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

After successfully completing its first year of operations, Brussels based Cargo B Airlines announces an agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines. Cargo B will dry lease a new B747-400 freighter to be delivered towards the end of 2008. The aircraft will be e Read More »

Emirates executives host briefing for 
inaugural L.A. flight

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Coinciding with the arrival of the Airline's first flight into Los Angeles, senior Emirates executives hosted a media briefing to answer questions about the airline's third US gateway and latest route in its global destination network. 
 
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Rotterdam shows moderate growth in container throughput

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In the first nine months of 2008, container throughput in Rotterdam was six percent up, from 77.8 to 82.4 million tons. Incoming trade rose slightly more sharply than outgoing, by 6.9% to 40.8 million tons and 5.2% to 41.7 million tons respectively. Read More »

Vinyard appointed to JAXPORT Board of Directors

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton appointed local maritime executive Herschel Vinyard, Jr. to fill a vacancy on the seven-member board of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). The mayoral appointment must still be confirmed by the Jacksonville City Coun Read More »

APM Terminals tests new technology for container terminals

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Utilization of sophisticated software in conjunction with the latest geographic information system technology for a unified pavement management system could significantly alter container terminal operating and maintenance procedures worldwide. Read More »

DP World, Goldman Sachs, Panama Canal Authority join speakers at TOC Americas 2008

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

TOC Events Worldwide announced the addition of more senior industry executives as speakers at the upcoming 8th TOC Americas Conference and Exhibition, taking place November 18-20 at the Long Beach Convention Center, CA. Read More »

Oakland awarded three-year ISO 9000 recertification

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Oakland earns a three-year term recertification of its ISO 9001:2000 quality management system (September 2008 through September 2011). ISO registrar Bureau Veritas, a recognized expert for helping companies comply with standards and regulations, Read More »

Prince Rupert container traffic jumps

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Fairview Terminal's accumulative container throughput to the end of the third quarter 2008 totaled 102,775 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). On a quarterly basis, container volumes increased 281% from the first three months (21,040 TEUs) to the third quart Read More »

Recent logistics investments in France propel economic revolution

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The logistics sector in France has become a powerful economic sector offering consistent market growth year after year. The logistics sector employs approximately five million people throughout Europe (1.5 million in France), and has become an economy ope Read More »

Army & Air Force Exchange Service honors APL Logistics

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Global supply chain leader APL Logistics has received the Logistics Best Valued Partner Award for 2008 from AAFES ' The Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Major General Keith L. Thurgood, Commander of AAFES, presented the award at the AAFES Logistics For Read More »

Crowley’s Jacksonville DC a licensed (bonded) container freight station

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Crowley's logistics group announced that US Customs designated its Jacksonville distribution center as a licensed (bonded) container freight station (CFS). With this elite designation, the Crowley warehouse becomes one of only 25 bonded warehouses in the Read More »

Evergreen suspends TANGO service to/from East Coast

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Based on the worldwide economic downturn and the need to focus resources in other trades, Evergreen Line has announced its withdrawal from the TANGO service linking ports on the East Coasts of North and South America. Read More »

SeaBridge Freight announces new cargo service

AJOT | November 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

SeaBridge Freight, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL announced that it would launch its 'marine highway' short sea transportation service on December 1, 2008. SeaBridge Freight will initiate its bluewater container-on-barge operation between the Port of Brownsvill Read More »

Groundbreaking at Schwedenkai

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Work starts on new terminal building Construction has begun at Kiel’s new Schwedenkai Terminal. On October 28th, the first ground was broken during a ceremony at the site by Angela Volquartz, Lord Mayor of the federal capital, Dirk Claus, Managing Directo Read More »

LaGrange named to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Advisory Council

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange was recently named to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Advisory Council on Trade and Transportation. Members are responsible for providing advice, insight, and industry intelligence to the Federal Res Read More »

Southern European ports expand operations with Kalmar

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports in southern Europe are responding to the growing flow of goods by increasing their handling capacity. The ports of Koper in Slovenia and Evyap in Turkey are expanding their container handling capacity with Kalmar rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes. Read More »

US opposes parts of Los Angeles, Long Beach port concession plans

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The US Department of Justice yesterday took the unusual step of filing an amicus brief in support of the American Trucking Associations' challenge to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's Concession Plans. The litigation before the US Court of Appeals Read More »

Jurong Port’s Penjuru terminal officially opens

AJOT | October 29, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Brigadier-General (NS) Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport officially opened the Penjuru Terminal this morning. The terminal, operated and managed by Jurong Port, is the new landmark for Singapore’s lighterage and ship-chandling bu Read More »

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