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Evergreen announces enhanced China and Hong Kong e-commerce capability

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Evergreen has announced enhanced e-commerce capability for the China and Hong Kong markets that includes two integrated and regional information websites in simplified Chinese and in English. These practical and user-friendly e-commerce services are avail Read More »

TSA lines begin monthly fuel surcharge adjustments

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container shipping lines in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have made the first monthly adjustments to bunker and inland fuel surcharges, effective May 1, 2006, based on average prices over a four-week period during March. Earlier this yea Read More »

Vancouver introduces new container truck standards

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

Beginning March 27, the Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) introduced new and stronger requirements to its mandatory Truck Licensing System (TLS). These will include more rigorous safety, security and environmental standards that will apply to all container t Read More »

New Norfolk Southern unit promotes DE and MD rail service

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Railway Company has established a marketing and operating unit in Delaware and Maryland to improve customer service, increase operating efficiency and develop new business. The Delmarva Business Unit began operations on April 1, with head Read More »

BNSF 2006 capital program to expand Missouri rail capacity

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company plans to invest an estimated $13 million from its 2006 capital program on rail capacity enhancement and expansion projects alone in Missouri. The capacity expansion investments are in addition to the significant 2006 capital maintenan Read More »

CBP considering outsourcing security validations

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

Under fire for failing to exploit the full potential of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection recently proclaimed its willingness to consider hiring private-sector contractors to perform security vali Read More »

Richard Bolte, Sr., to receive Chemical Heritage Foundation award

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

Founder and chairman of Philadelphia-based logistics firm, BDP International, will accept first CHF Award for Supporting Industries at Heritage Day, May 18, 2006 Read More »

Congress asks for investigation on device trade barriers

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

House Ways and Means Committee members are asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) for a probe into the competitive conditions affecting the US medical device trade in foreign markets, particularly Japan. In a recent letter to the ITC, Rep. Bill T Read More »

China’s sharp export growth brings more trade disputes

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

A week after the European Union announced an antidumping tax on Chinese shoes on March 23, the EU and the United States have filed a WTO complaint against China over auto parts and the EU said it would resume an antidumping tax on Chinese color television Read More »

Latin American, Caribbean economies grew 4.3% in ‘05

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

Last year, the region's economies benefitted from expanding world trade, high commodity prices and unusually attractive lending terms, but they grew at a slower pace than in 2004, the IDB said. That year, growth averaged 5.9% growth, it added. Read More »

Nippon Express to open air cargo office at Rickenbacker

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Air Cargo

Nippon Express USA, Inc. announced plans to relocate its air cargo division from its branch office in Grove City, Ohio to Rickenbacker International Airport. Nippon Express expects to begin operating out of its new airside location as early as May 1, 2006 Read More »

Passenger and air freight growth continues

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that international passenger traffic grew by 6.8% and international freight traffic by 5.4% in February. The year-to-date passenger traffic growth of 6.4% is in line with industry projections of Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo Charter sign marketing and sales agreement

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Air Cargo

Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo Charter signed a marketing and sales cooperation agreement on March 30, 2006 enabling Swiss WorldCargo to also sell charter capacity all over the world. Lufthansa Cargo Charter now also relies on the sales force of Swi Read More »

MSC’s Carolina breaks New Orleans’s volume record

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's 902-foot Carolina docked at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal recently, setting container volume records at Port docks. Read More »

TNWA enhances trans-Pacific deployment

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

MOL announced improvements to its Trans-Pacific US West Coast services to further broaden global coverage and service frequency. The TNWA is the consortium of ocean carriers APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), which together Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen goes greener with Kalmar

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has ordered 11 ro/ro trucks and seven terminal tractors for 13 of its ro/ro vessels from Kalmar. The company decided to opt for these machines because of their prominent environmental qualities, which is in accordance with Wallenius W Read More »

Crowley christens new Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessel

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the first of six new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels on March 30. All of the ATBs are due over the next 2' years. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD - Beef, pork producers profit from exports

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

The discovery of a case of mad cow disease in the United States herd in early March could not have been good news for beef exporters. In late 2005, Japan partially reopened its doors to US beef imports after a nearly three year ban thanks to the last disc Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD - Meat business heats up on Delaware River

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Delaware River on the Eastern Seaboard has long been associated with meat imports. In fact, the Port of Philadelphia and its neighbor, the Port of Wilmington, DE are vital players in supplying beef to the Eastern United States and beyond. Read More »

Seaway opens amidst bullish outlook

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The St. Lawrence Seaway recently launched its 48th commercial navigation season on an optimistic note, thanks in part to an expected rebound in steel imports from Europe and elsewhere. Fueling the optimism was the continued growth of the US and Canadian e Read More »

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