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Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS 2008 - Virginia ports put on boxing gloves for trade

Karen Thuermer | October 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The clock is ticking, and if all goes as scheduled, in six years the Panama Canal extension will be completed, thereby removing constraints that exist for trade today. Read More »

Premium Article  Mediterranean / Middle East / Africa Ports & Trade - Despite congestion, DP World expands in Gulf…

Karen Thuermer | October 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In the early 1990s, Dubai was already hailing itself as the Hong Kong of the Middle East, although at that time, the UAE-emirate was virtually unknown. The reason, promoters contended, was its strategic geographic location halfway between Europe and the F Read More »

Premium Article  Mediterranean / Middle East / Africa Ports & Trade - African Global Competitiveness Initiative

George Lauriat | October 12, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

In 2006, the Bush Administration launched the African Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI) to build services and promote trade between the US and Africa. With the global economic crisis and a change of administrations only months away, will the Initia Read More »

Port of Tacoma authorizes agreement with Union Pacific

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tacoma Commission authorized Port Executive Director Timothy J. Farrell to sign a lease and operating agreement with Union Pacific Railroad. Read More »

Galveston’s collaborative efforts facilitate recovery

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston is easing back up to full strength, following substantial damage inflicted by Hurricane Ike. Recovery efforts have been speedy, in part due to quick action by the Port’s Board of Trustees in giving Port Director Steven Cernak tempor Read More »

Progress continues on DP3

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Progress on the Deltaport Third Berth Project (DP3) is going well as work continues on the marine works portion of the project. Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the marine works construction for DP3. The marine works mainly involve the creation of Read More »

DB Schenker launches services to China via Trans Eurasia Express

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Intermodal

DB Schenker, the transportation and logistics service provider of Deutsche Bahn, is to offer scheduled rail freight services to China after the festivities for the Chinese New Year in February. Under the product name of the Trans Eurasia Express, two cont Read More »

IAM ratifies accord with freight railroads

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Intermodal

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) have approved a new agreement with the nation's major freight railroads, joining 12 other unions that had previously ratified new contracts. Read More »

CSX achieves best score in CDP report

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation announced that it achieved the best score among Class One freight railroads in the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) 2008 Report and third best in the overall Transports and Logistics category. Read More »

Etihad Crystal cargo goes self-handling in Thailand

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of the United Arab Emirates' national airline Etihad Airways, has introduced self-handling in Thailand, in a move aimed at benefiting the airline's growing presence in the rapidly expanding Far East cargo market. Read More »

AMI tariff puts new emphasis on Manchester

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

The UK arm of AMI ' a trade-only freight wholesaler ' has placed new emphasis on departures from Manchester in its latest global tariff. At the same time, it has added further major destinations to its recently introduced Import portfolio, including an in Read More »

First female Master of Safmarine vessel

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

South African Louise Angel (29) has become the first woman to take command of a Safmarine vessel. She is also the youngest Master in the Safmarine fleet, which comprises 19 owned and 39 chartered vessels. Read More »

APL turns 160 years old

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Global container shipping leader APL turned 160 years old Oct. 6. The carrier's year-long anniversary observance climaxed at a celebration on the San Francisco waterfront where APL first made maritime history during California's Gold Rush. Read More »

Evergreen, Yang Ming, Cheng Lie commence new intra-Asia service

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line commenced a joint service with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. and Cheng Lie Navigation Co., Ltd. covering key ports in North/Central China, Hong Kong, Philippines and Java. The purpose of the new service is to provide customers with a com Read More »

Port of Savannah: Strengthening Advantages

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prosperity for the Port of Savannah during his annual State of the Port speech, “Strengthening Our Advantages.” Read More »

2008 retail container traffic lowest since 2005

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is now expected to decline 6.5% in 2008 compared with 2007 as merchants carefully manage inventories in response to the nation’s slow economy, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released Read More »

CN orders 232 new iron ore cars, 500-car refurbishment program

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

CN announced the acquisition of 232 rapid-discharge ore cars and refurbishment of 500 existing ore cars as part of a long-term plan to upgrade the company's car fleet for transporting pelletized iron ore produced in the Upper Midwest. Read More »

REZ-1, CN partner on automated chassis tracking, billing & collection

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

REZ-1 and CN announced the launch of an automated chassis tracking, billing and collections program at the railway's Brampton, Ont., and Vancouver, BC, intermodal terminals. CN and its chassis pool participants anticipate increased customer service, opera Read More »

CSX framework established for train control implementation

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

The four major Class I freight railroads confirmed their agreement to establish interoperability standards for Positive Train Control (PTC). Read More »

Saudi Arabian Airlines says Cargo 2000 is ‘next step’

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

The decision to join Cargo 2000 and adopt its industry standard quality management system is in line with the airline's commitment to provide the highest quality standards for its customers. Read More »

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