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French firms ignore election trade fears

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

Unperturbed by looming elections, France's top companies are doing what seemed unthinkable in past campaigns -- openly embracing the merits of globalization and cutting costs in a battle to survive cut-throat competition. Read More »

NCA Americas, Inc. welcomes new Exec. VP

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

Established to strengthen its position in the North America market, this new entity will have the responsibility for management of all NCA activities within North Americas. Read More »

Leadership challenges for Asian aviation

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today urged Asia to take a greater leadership role in shaping the global aviation industry. 'Asia is a big part of the aviation world. By 2010, intra-Asia traffic will be the largest market in the world Read More »

Cargo B Airlines to begin service at Brussels Airport

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

The launch has been announced of Cargo B Airlines, a completely new all cargo airline which plans to operate from the Belgian capital. It will provide full cargo daytime flights serving major markets around the world such as the Middle and Far East, Afric Read More »

Tropical Shipping & Con-way Freight Launch TropicalDirect service to Bahamas, Caribbean

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Con-way Freight, which operates the most extensive regional less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation network in the United States, announced the launch of TropicalDirect ' a new service providing seamless door-to-port shipping from the United Stat Read More »

CargoGulf launches LCL consolidation service for Asia/US East Coast trade route

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CargoGulf, a global neutral NVOCC (Non-vessel operating common carrier) operator has extended its LCL consolidation service to include the fast growing trade route between Asia and the US East Coast. Read More »

H’egh Autoliners appoints Perduto VP Marketing

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Perduto joins H'egh Autoliners from the United States Mission to the United Nations where he served as a Military Advisor assigned to The Joint Chiefs of Staff. His duties as a US Navy Reserve Commander comprised of providing immediate strategic assessme Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS & CHEMICALS - Breakbulk slows at Northeast Ports

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

The flow of breakbulk commodities slowed at Northeast ports in the second-half of 2006. After a strong first half, imports of breakbulk and neo-bulk like metals and building materials dramatically dropped reflecting a decline in housing starts and other c Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS & CHEMICALS - Redefining The Hub: Port of Boston posts milestone year

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

The Port of Boston handled over 200,000 teus at Massport’s Conley Terminal in 2006. Breaking the 200,000 teus barrier was an important milestone. But after three consecutive years of operating at 100%, is there room for growth for the New England hub. Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS & CHEMICALS - Port of Halifax looks to expand reach of business

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

Michael Cormier, Vice President Business Development and Customer Relations, for the Port of Halifax has an intriguing problem that sets his sight both East and West. The Port of Halifax, which handled around 530,000 teus in 2006, down off from the more t Read More »

Seaway continuing efforts to broaden markets

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following a nine percent surge in cargo last year on the St. Lawrence Seaway, a more moderate gain of perhaps three percent for 2007 was anticipated by Seaway officials at the recent opening of commercial navigation following the traditional winter closin Read More »

Longview handles Siemens wind turbines

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Longview has entered into a contract with Siemens Power Generation to offload wind towers and turbines for several Northwest energy projects during 2007. The contract represents the Port's first all-inclusive wind energy contract. Read More »

Port of Philadelphia’s 2006 cargo statistics show big gains

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brian Preski, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), released PRPA's complete year-end cargo statistics for 2006. The statistics, which reflect cargo activity at all PRPA facilities, showed big gains in both containerized and b Read More »

Port of Wilmington gains third container service

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Wilmington's longtime container-shipping partner, the CKYH Alliance, announced March 29 that it will add a second container service at the Port as part of an upgrade and reconfiguration of its East Coast services. The existing CKYH service is Read More »

Con-way Exec. chosen for Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that its director of safety and environmental compliance, Robert G. (Bob) Petrancosta, has been selected to serve on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Ad Read More »

Oklahoma Short Line Using INet and RMI technology

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Intermodal

RMI and Industrial Networks (INet) announced the successful implementation of hand-held AEI readers at Farmrail System, Inc., one of their short line railroad customers located in rural Oklahoma. Using the RAILTRAC' Mobile' portable AEI solution provided Read More »

Schneider National driver wins first annual ‘Woman Trucker Award’

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced that professional truck driver Glenda Campbell has won the first-ever "Woman Trucker Award.' The award was presented to Campbell by officials from Read More »

Capacity constraints plague US transportation system

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

'Disruptions are increasing in North American supply chains.' That ominous pronouncement begins a report form the RAND Corporation, a US government think tank, on the growing capacity constraints facing the country's transportation system. Read More »

China seizes 1.8 million fake discs in piracy raid

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

Chinese police seized nearly two million fake CDs and DVDs when they raided a factory in the country's largest crackdown on entertainment industry pirates, the official Xinhua agency said. Read More »

Ford, Chrysler oppose US-S. Korea trade deal

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said they will oppose a free trade agreement between the US and South Korea when it goes before the US Congress later this year. Read More »

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