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Port of Palm Beach district and Tropical Shipping agree to new contract amendment

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District announced that it has reached a five-year contract amendment with Tropical Shipping. The amendment will afford Tropical Shipping the comfort of newly negotiated rates at the port of Palm Beach through June 2013. The contrac Read More »

Yamaha names APL Logistics Truckload Carrier of the Year


AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Intermodal

After 35 years of doing business together the relationship between supply chain services leader APL Logistics and legendary motor craft maker Yamaha remains rock solid. That's the conclusion APL Logistics officials reached this month after winning Yamaha' Read More »

CMA CGM rationalizes its SIRIUS service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM rationalized its SIRIUS service linking the Mediterranean with West Africa and the East Coast of South America. As of March 12th 2009, the two loops of the service were merged into one single string, operated with seven 4,200 TEU vessels. Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines selects GT Nexus

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the world's 6th largest ocean container shipping company, announced that it has selected GT Nexus as its preferred industry portal for e-commerce services. CSCL will fully integrate its back office systems to GT Nexu Read More »

Delmas/CMA CGM new service to Onne

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Delmas, the CMA CGM Group subsidiary expert in the African trade, announced they would offer a new call at the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, as part of their feeder service that currently connects Abidjan to Bata and Malabo. Delmas has de Read More »

Boston sees increase in direct call container shipments

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that volume at Conley Container Terminal in South Boston by direct call steamship lines was up 5.5 % over 2007, even though overall container volume declined by five percent. Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol selected for strategic assessment of PRPA facilities

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has selected the firm to perform a strategic assessment of the Port’s facilities by identifying, evaluating and prioritizing the Port’s capital improvement needs. Work on the Read More »

DB Schenker expands Middle East network

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DB Schenker continues to expand its network in the Middle East. It has founded a separate company under the name of Schenker Saudi Arabia LLC. The new company is located in Riyadh and now operates directly in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Schenker, Inc. and BAX Global complete integration

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

After two years of careful planning, Schenker, Inc. and BAX Global operations within the USA are fully integrated and doing business under the brand name, DB Schenker. BAX Global was purchased by Deutsche Bahn AG in January of 2006. Read More »

Polzug Intermodal commences container block trains

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Intermodal

Polzug Intermodal has commenced container block railroad service along the TRACECA route, between the Georgian Black Sea ports of Poti and Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea. Read More »

AFC starts with Nord-Flyg for Germany and Benelux to Spain

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Air Cargo

The German specialist for airfreight consolidation AFC (Air Freight Consolidator), located in Munich, connects in cooperation with the Swedish airline Nord-Flyg Madrid to the logistics network. AFC is specialized in connecting the main cargo centers in Ge Read More »

SAA Cargo extends cargo 2000’s quality program in Africa

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Air Cargo

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is extending the reach of Cargo 2000's program to improve the quality of air cargo in Africa. Read More »

Maersk announces Europe, Asia, Mideast rate changes

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced rate increases for all cargo in the Asia to Europe trade. The increase will be implemented tin two stages: Read More »

Corporate changes announced at NYK Line

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Tomoo Kitayama, President and William (Bill) Payne, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of NYK Line (North America), Inc. announced senior management changes within the US corporate structure of NYK Line effective April 1, 2009. "Today's tough business enviro Read More »

Oakland breaks new ground in us port terminal concession agreements

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At the Tuesday board meeting, March 3, 2009, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a precedent-setting long-term agreement that is the first of its kind for US marine terminal concession agreements. Following a well-planned process that began l Read More »

House approves $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The House recently approved approximately $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland harbor projects as part of its Fiscal Year 2009 funding process. Of the total, $25.1 million would go towards completion of the - 50 Foot Oakland Harbor Deepening Read More »

Retail container traffic up in March, still below 2008

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will be up in March over February as traffic begins its annual climb toward peak season, but volume for the first half of 2009 is still expected to remain well below last year’s levels, according t Read More »

London Thamesport welcomes new SAECS service

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

London Thamesport welcomed the return of the SAECS Intermediate service. Followed by a new Reefer Express Service, also operated by the South Africa Europe Container Service partners (Maersk Line, Mitsui O. L., Safmarine and Deutsche Afrika Linien). Read More »

YRC Worldwide successfully integrates national networks

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide, Inc. announced the successful March 1 integration of the national networks for Yellow Transportation and Roadway. The two industry leaders will now do business as YRC, a brand providing more than 160 combined years of experience moving big Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.0% in January

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed 3.0% in January 2009, marking only the second month-to-month increase in the last seven months. Still, the gain did little to erase the revised 7.8% cont Read More »

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