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Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer launch pilot scheme with lightweight containers

AJOT | February 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer have initiated a pilot scheme to test the impact of lightweight containers on the air cargo carrier's environmental performance and transport costs. The trial of the new containers will provide information about their weight Read More »

Mexicana awards GSA contract to Globe Air Cargo for new London-Mexico City route

AJOT | February 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

Mexicana has appointed Globe Air Cargo as its exclusive general sales agent in the UK to market capacity on its new, direct flights from London Gatwick to Mexico City. Read More »

Pasha Hawaii transport lines’ Jean Anne 100th voyage

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Launched in March 2005, the 579-foot Jones Act Vessel MV Jean Anne celebrated her 100th voyage when she sets sail from San Diego, steaming towards Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines' fifth year of service. To mark the occasion, Pasha Hawaii is also pleased to a Read More »

Star Bulk announces multiple developments

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk"), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced the following: Read More »

Retail container traffic to fall 11.8% in First Half of 2009

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

After ending 2008 down 7.9%, cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to drop at an even faster pace during the first half of 2009 as the economic recession continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released toda Read More »

Evans Network participates in green initiative with Virginia Port Authority

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Evans Network of Companies took a major step in its commitment to environmental excellence with the company's voluntary inclusion in Virginia Port Authority's (VPA) "Green Operators" (GO) pilot program aimed at truckers engaged in port drayage. Read More »

South Carolina’s Bethea to lead Jasper Port Board

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Members of the bi-state board leading the development of a deepwater port in Jasper County today unanimously elected William L. Bethea Jr. of Hilton Head, South Carolina, to chair the Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project Office (JPO). Read More »

Port of Vancouver announces two wind energy agreements

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA is in good shape to be a leader not only in the handling of imported wind energy cargo, but also the creation of new jobs and economic development for the community. Read More »

Descartes acquires Oceanwide Logistics business

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, has acquired the logistics business of privately held Oceanwide Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Read More »

BNSF Railway & J.B. Hunt celebrate 20 years of intermodal success

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Intermodal

Twenty years ago today, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and BNSF predecessor The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company loaded a Hunt trailer onto a railcar and ushered in the modern age of intermodal freight transport. Read More »

SAS Cargo Group A/S sells Cubic Air Cargo to NordicGSA ApS

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Air Cargo

NordicGSA ApS has taken over Cubic Air Cargo from SAS Cargo Group A/S. The acquisition includes Cubic Air Cargo's staff and cargo sales activities for foreign airlines in the Nordic and Baltic areas. Read More »

Crowley transports modular buildings for Puerto Rico’s Fort Buchanan

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Childcare facilities in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico will soon get a new look, as Crowley transports more than a dozen new, modular childcare buildings from the US mainland to Puerto Rico. Read More »

Eimskip Belgium joins specialized perishables logistics group

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Perishable Logistics Specialists Network (PLSN) announces Eimskip Belgium NV as a new member. Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2009 - Fiscal woes must not deter port plans, leaders concur

Paul Scott Abbott | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Today’s challenging times must not deter American port leaders from pursuing projects to accommodate growth in demand that will come when the US economy rebounds and the Panama Canal is expanded. Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2009 - Florida’s Atlantic Coast ports continue progress

Paul Scott Abbott | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Facility enhancements and service additions continue at ports along the Atlantic Coast of Florida, where trade with the Latin American and Caribbean region, particularly exports, has held up reasonably well despite the overall US economic downturn. Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2009 - Florida Gulf ports look to enhance capabilities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

From new cranes to visions of greenfield port facility development to freezer terminal expansion, port authorities along the Gulf Coast of Florida are looking to provide increased cargo-moving capabilities. Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2009 - GM exports to Middle East boost Jacksonville’s activity

Paul Scott Abbott | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

General Motors Corp. may be struggling with domestic sales, but the Detroit-based automaker continues to do well with exports, particularly of sport utility vehicles to the Middle East, and that has meant a boom in business at the AMPORTS Inc. processing Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver 2008 reflects bright spots despite economic conditions

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

2008 end-of-year cargo statistics released by Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) illustrate that while unprecedented worldwide economic difficulties have had a significant effect on global trade, the Port has demonstrated stability and resiliency during this peri Read More »

Tacoma 2008 cargo volumes reflect global economic conditions

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Reflecting the global recession and its effects on US consumer demand and shipping, cargo volumes fell at the Port of Tacoma in 2008. Read More »

Search committee formed for new SCSPA CEO

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A 13-member search committee including business leaders and port stakeholders from across the state has been formed to find a new president and CEO for the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA). Read More »

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