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WFS concludes partnership agreement to operate Dube Tradeport Cargo Terminal

AJOT | September 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has concluded a minimum five-year exclusive contract to operate the new Dube Tradeport Cargo Terminal at the New International Airport at La Mercy in Durban, South Africa. Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics paints tractors pink

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

New Holland, the global agricultural and construction equipment maker, commissioned Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) to paint five of its new compact tractors pink as part of the equipment maker's drive to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Fo Read More »

Crowley delivers for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley has safely and successfully transported one of seven new electrical transformers slated for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). The transformer arrived on the island Tuesday, following its journey from Mumbai, India to the US mainlan Read More »

Fresh Quest, Inc. selects Port Manatee

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Manatee County Port Authority approved a five-year contract with Fresh Quest Inc. earning nearly $1.5 million for Port Manatee and creating about 75 new jobs. Read More »

ICTSI Ecuador unit named one of country’s best

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil (CCG) in Ecuador recently named Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) as one of the top companies in Ecuador and the chamber’s most outstanding member in 2008 during a ceremony recently held in commemoration of CCG’s 120th foun Read More »

Dreyer expected to be named PHA Executive Director

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds announced that Houston businessman Alec G. Dreyer is expected to be named executive director of the Port of Houston Authority. The Port Commission will consider the recommendation at its regular Tuesday, Sept. 29 Read More »

Intermarine expands in Houston

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Intermarine announced that its Houston loadcenter, Industrial Terminals, is about to complete an expansion of the terminal’s main dock. Adding 325 feet to the existing dock will result in a 1,050 foot berth – enough to dock two of Intermarine’s largest ve Read More »

Associated Terminals orders Gottwald’s mobile harbor crane technology

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Associated Terminals LLC (AT), Louisiana, has recently ordered a Generation 5, G HPK 6400 B floating crane, a variant of Model 6 and derived from mobile harbor cranes, from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald). The new crane, which is scheduled to ent Read More »

Advance shows its heavyweight ‘bottle’ in Poland

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

International freight forwarder, Advance International Transport, is working on a major project freight management contract on behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), shipping thousands of tons of machinery and material to support the construction of Read More »

American Association for Justice study ignores truck safety facts

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Reporters, newscasters and commentators covering the recently released study by the American Association of Justice (AAJ) should include this information... Read More »

AAFA publishes updated restricted substances list

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) published the fifth edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL), covering apparel, footwear, and home textiles. The list, which has become the global industry standard for RSLs, together with a Read More »

Deltaport hosts the Zim Djibouti, one of the world’s largest containerships

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The ZIM Djibouti, one of the largest containerships operating in the world, was docked at the Deltaport terminal from recently. At more than 16,000 square meters, the Djibouti has a cargo capacity in excess of 10,000 TEU, meaning it can hold over 10,000 t Read More »

Horizon Lines participates in anti-piracy testing

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. recently participated in two separate anti-piracy system trials in an effort to better protect the lives of merchant mariners. Read More »

Premium Article  Latin American Trade Blocs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | International Trade

Mercosur
Mercosur has been called the "Common Market of the South." It was created by the 1991 Treaty of Asuncion with the goal of allowing free trade between member state and ultimately European Common style integration. It is the largest t Read More »

BBC Chartering 20% rate reduction on South America Liner Services

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

BBC Chartering has announced a 20% reduction on tariff rates for its Breakbulk Liner routes serving the following trades:

Galveston names first Director of Governmental Relations and Legislative Affairs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston announced the promotion of Diane Falcioni to the position of Director of Governmental Relations and Legislative Affairs. Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol awarded contract by NAVFAC Pacific

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NAVFAC Pacific has selected Moffatt & Nichol for the Waterfront Design Support Contract for infrastructure upgrades to their waterfront facilities on Guam and other locations in their Area of Responsibility (AOR). This complex effort to extensively upgrad Read More »

Stirling Capital Investments’ 1mln sq ft building wins LEED Gold certification

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Stirling Capital Investments announced it has achieved its second LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This time for Distribution Centre 1 (DC1), a one million-square-foot industrial distribution building constructed within Read More »

IBM Innovation Center confirms TMW Systems scalability for trucking

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Intermodal

Working with experts at the IBM Innovation Center in San Mateo, CA, TMW Systems developers put the latest product release, TruckMate 2009, through a grueling series of simulated, high-volume freight bill transactions and dispatch activities performed by u Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index rose 2.1% in July

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.1% in July. In June, SA tonnage fell 2.4%. July's gain, which raised the SA index to 101.9 (2000=100), wasn't large enough to completely offset t Read More »

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