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Premium Article  One woman’s impact on the trade

Peter Buxbaum | April 19, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Unusually for the mobile and fluid 21st century America, Mary Jo Muoio has spent her entire 27-year career in the same industry and with the same company. Maybe that was the best way she could make her mark. Read More »

Premium Article  TT Club takes the long view

George Lauriat | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Market conditions in 2008 were difficult and this year doesn’t look appreciably better. But the global transport insurer TT Club is looking to the future. Read More »

Premium Article  Ocean Carrier Review 2009:

George Lauriat | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

There is no question that the ocean carriers are in “survival mode”. They are fighting for the “continuation” of their respective businesses without the benefit of bailouts or stimulus packages. The ocean carriers have but one option: cut costs any place Read More »

Premium Article  China Shipping inaugurates new Asia-East Coast service

George Lauriat | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) is establishing an independent all-water East Coast service from Asia via the Panama Canal that will improve overall transit times and double capacity. The Shanghai-based containership operator’s reconfigured service f Read More »

Premium Article  New opportunities for short-sea shipping

Peter Buxbaum | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Short-sea carriers, those water transportation providers that shuttle containers back and forth between hub and feeder ports, are experiencing the same contraction in volumes as the rest of the industry. Yet some of them still feel the time is ripe to exp Read More »

Army Corps of Engineers declares Delaware River deepening environmentally safe

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Army Corps of Engineers has concluded that the proposed deepening of the Delaware River poses “no significant adverse environmental effects” in a newly released environmental assessment (EA). The new EA paves the way for the commencement of project c Read More »

Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project approved

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously approved an exhaustive environmental study of the Middle Harbor Redevelopment project, green-lighting a $750 million renovation to transform two aging Port of Long Beach shipping terminals into one Read More »

CN pact with City of Gary, IN, marks milestone in EJ&E transaction mitigation

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Gary, IN, addressing the municipality's concerns with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan. Read More »

BNSF crews begin $15 million track maintenance project in Illinois

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company has begun undercutting (the removal, repairing and replacement of ballast) and repairing roadbed beneath a 29-mile stretch of track between Galesburg and Wilbern, IL. A second BNSF crew will replace more than 70,000 railroad ties alon Read More »

AirBridgeCargo Airlines wins prestigious ‘Wings of Russia’ award

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

The airline won the accolade based on its growth and development in 2008 and the balanced strategy applied to its development by Volga-Dnepr Group. Read More »

Hactl releases tonnage throughput for the first quarter of 2009

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced today its tonnage throughput for March and the first quarter of 2009. A total of 186,636 tons were handled in March, showing a decline of 21.1% year-on-year. Cumulative tonnage for the first quarte Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo gains Cargo 2000 certification

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has been awarded the quality certification by the industry body, 'Cargo 2000,' and is the first carrier in the Middle East region to make this achievement. Read More »

CMA CGM Group ready for 2009-2010

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a year shaped by a sudden slowdown in the world economy that affected the shipping industry during the second half, the CMA CGM Group maintained its growth trajectory in 2008. Expansion was driven by the strategic decisions to: Read More »

TSA members adopt program of recommended minimum rates for 2009-10 contracts

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Trans-Pacific container lines are recommending an unprecedented schedule of minimum base freight rates from Asia to US for their upcoming service contracts, in an effort to stabilize revenues and services. Member lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Ag Read More »

MPA to issue RFQ for operation of Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from private parties interested in leasing and operating the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The MPA is seeking a private partner that is willing and able to com Read More »

PHA successfully implements TWIC

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority successfully implemented the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) this week, in compliance with the deadline for the US Houston-Galveston sector. In fact, two PHA facilities, Care and Barbours Cut te Read More »

Judge refuses to block Clean Trucks

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US District Court Judge Richard J. Leon issued a decision Wednesday, April 15 denying the Federal Maritime Commission request for a preliminary injunction to block elements of the Port of Long Beach's landmark Clean Trucks Program, including the collectio Read More »

More than $30 million in federal grants for Washington State port security

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state ports would receive $30,335,542 for port security efforts across the state this year. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to state ports, will go toward infrastructure security i Read More »

NCIT report: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act should include transportation

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Intermodal

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation at the University of Denver (NCIT) has concluded a Transportation Policy Paper following the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The NCIT policy paper outlines critical transportation el Read More »

BNSF crew begins replacing 90,000 ties in Minnesota & Wisconsin

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) dispatched a maintenance crew of 43 people to begin replacing railroad ties between East Winona, Wis., and St. Croix Tower, Minn. The crew is expected to replace more than 1,300 ties a day through July. This maintenance project Read More »

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