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Premium Article  Air Cargo Quarterly - New DHL and Lufthansa joint venture ‘Logic’-al

Karen Thuermer | February 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Competition among airfreight carriers just got stiffer with the introduction of AeroLogic, a 50/50 joint venture airline between Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's second-largest airline, and Deutsche Post AG, the region's biggest mail service. Read More »

Premium Article  Air Cargo Quarterly - Delta sweetens its cargo offerings

Karen Thuermer | February 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Freight can be sweet to an airline’s bottom line. To boost staff enthusiasm for the carrier and new priorities that include better cargo service, Delta Air Lines doled out more than heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to its employees on Valentine’s Day. Th Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Dueling niche retailers take different approaches to home improvements

Karen Thuermer | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

Speed to market is as critical an issue for retailers as is keeping the right product mix on the shelves, and keeping inventories to a minimum. The idea is to not overload or under stock a store, but to get the timing just right. This can include the timi Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Cotton exporters must vie to get space in containers

Paul Scott Abbott | February 24, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Continuing strong global demand for US cotton coupled with competition from the grain industry is forcing the nation’s cotton exporters to fight for space in outbound containers. Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Canadian forest product exporters face challenges

Leo Ryan | February 24, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Exports play a critical role in Canada’s economy, accounting for more than two-fifths of GDP. The 60% appreciation of the Canadian dollar in relation to the US dollar in the past 18 months has especially hit the forest products sector, which has also been Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Canada’s PotashCorp experiences business boom

Leo Quigley | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

While major Canadian industries, such as British Columbia’s lumber industry, are struggling with the downturn in the US economy and the lower value of the American dollar, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) is on a roll. Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Weakened dollar causes surge in industrial exports

Peter Buxbaum | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

With the United States economy continuing to exhibit troublesome signs in several areas, the exporting sector stands out as a shining beacon of success. In fact, the annual Economic Report of the President, released on February 11, highlighted the growth Read More »

New Orleans approves resolution detailing priorities

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Securing funding for the second phase of the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal topped a legislative agenda adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Port of Boston has record year

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that the Port of Boston set records last year for container cargo shipments and cruise passengers at North America's oldest continuously active port. At Conley Container Terminal combined imports and e Read More »

Largest HMM containership of calls Hamburg on maiden voyage

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The containership giant Hyundai Brave of the Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) docked at the Port of Hamburg for the first time on February 14, 2008. HMM's biggest containership was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, which is part of t Read More »

Intermarine loads like a ‘Dream’ at Yokohama

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

An Intermarine heavy lift vessel, the Industrial Dream, recently loaded three patrol vessels at the port of Yokohama, Japan for Jakarta, Indonesia. The patrol vessels some 27 meters long and 5.6 meters wide were donated to Indonesia as part of Japan's off Read More »

Safmarine names first of nine new ships for 2008

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

February 15, 2008 marked the start of an historical year for multi-trade shipping line Safmarine when the company named the first of nine new ships scheduled for delivery in 2008. Seven of the nine are Safmarine-owned vessels, while two are on long-term c Read More »

Premium Article  Philips sells high tech plastics optics in Suzhou, China to trimph Pan-Pacific Captial LTD. of Hong

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | International Trade

Royal Philips Electronics today announced it has sold a 90% stake in its High Tech Plastics (HTP) Optics business in Suzhou, China to Triumph Pan-Pacific Capital Limited of Hong Kong for an undisclosed amount. Philips expects to record a loss of approxima Read More »

New master plan concepts accepted by Port Manatee

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Manatee County Port Authority accepted new master plan concepts at its Feb. 21st meeting presented by consultants after 17 months of work. Read More »

Long Beach approves clean trucks plan

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a victory for clean air, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Tuesday, February 19, 2008, to approve the final elements of a landmark Clean Trucks Program that will replace and modernize the entire port trucking fleet to slash truck-relat Read More »

CGL opens newest station in Tampa, Florida

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Concert Group Logistics (CGL), a Downers Grove, Illinois-based transportation logistics company, has announced the opening of its Tampa Station in February 2008. CGL Tampa is owned by Anne Parker, Waasy Boddison and Peter van Gorp, and operated by Parker. Read More »

BDP’s new Global Network Services unit to be based in Singapore

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

BDP International (BDP) is forming a new global alliance of small- to mid-sized firms to challenge the dominance of the large multi-national logistics and transport companies. The new unit will be based in Singapore. Read More »

cargo-partner group to open up in Moldova

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

With the entry into the Moldavian market, the international transport/logistics group cargo-partner was able to complete its network of European subsidiaries around the Black Sea ' the specialist for Eastern Europe had previously opened offices in Romania Read More »

ProLogis leases 295,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to Unilever in Hungary

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

ProLogis, the world's largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities, announced that it has leased 295,000 square feet (27,500 square meters) of warehouse space in Budapest, Hungary, to Unilever, one of the world's leading manufacturers o Read More »

Pacer International to Present at the Raymond James 29th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacer International to Present at the Raymond James 29th Annual Institutional Investors Conference on March 5; Audio Webcast to be Available Read More »

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