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PHA renews agreement with Liberia Port Systems

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The signing of a Memorandum of Friendship and Trade Cooperation between the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) and the National Port Authority (NPA) Systems of Liberia highlighted a briefing of PHA operations and facilities hosted by US Congresswoman Sheila Read More »

Neptune terminals to invest $37.5 million in terminal upgrades

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Neptune Terminals announced plans by its shareholder Canpotex to invest $37.5 million dollars to upgrade the existing potash facility at the North Shore terminal. This project will increase terminal throughput speed and provide Canpotex with an additional Read More »

ATA warns Cap-and-Trade will increase costs

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Proposed cap-and-trade legislation will impose significant costs on the trucking industry and all consumers while doing little to reduce carbon emissions from trucking, American Trucking Associations (ATA) First Vice-Chairman Barbara Windsor said today at Read More »

GAC alliance with Pole Position Spitsbergen

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

GAC Group has established its latest base on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The company has formed an alliance with local specialists, Pole Position Spitsbergen AS. The partnership, GAC- Read More »

Goodship International, Inc. invests in IES’s forwarder suite

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

IES, Ltd. announced that Goodship International, Inc. has signed on with the software company's suite of Forwarder products as well as its E-Cellerate solution for ISF (Importer Security Filing) compliance. Goodship is known as a 'one-stop-shop' among it Read More »

M.G. Maher names IES a technology provider

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

IES announced that M.G. Maher & Co. has chosen IES as one of its technology providers. Founded in 1949, M.G. Maher is a full service logistics company and ranks among the largest, full-service international freight forwarders and customs brokers. Read More »

OHL adds consumer electronics expert to team

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Third party logistics company, OHL, recently hired Dan Gannon as Vice President, Global Account Management. In this new role, Gannon will oversee the 3PL's growing presence in the high tech and consumer electronics vertical market. Read More »

Panalpina Japan celebrates 40th anniversary

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Forty years ago Panalpina established its first delegation office in Tokyo. In the meantime the company operates offices also in Osaka, Narita, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Coinciding with the forty-year anniversary, Panalpina Japan is gearing up to change its sta Read More »

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

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently christened the seventh of 10 new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of in 2010 and 2011. The vessels christened were the tug Pride and barge 650-7. Read More »

Statement by Dennis Rochford, President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay:

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On Friday, October 23, 2009, the Corps of Engineers made a good faith effort to advance the project to deepen the Delaware River main shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet. The Corps path forward addresses the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and E Read More »

Komatsu awards SC facility dev., management to Kenco

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Kenco Logistic Services LLC, one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics industry, has announced that Komatsu America Corp. (KAC), a US subsidiary of Japan based Komatsu Ltd., has selected Kenco as the total solutions provider for its man Read More »

PPG expands into heart of Africa

AJOT | October 27, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Project cargo 3PL specialists, the Project Professionals Group, has strengthened its reach into the heart of Africa with the appointment of a new member. Read More »

Premium Article  Hitting the right price point is key to success for wines from Med

Peter Buxbaum | October 25, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Italian imports growing, low-key southern French wines making inroads

They're not exactly breaking all-time records, but in an environment where imports are plummeting in many areas, imports of wines from the Mediterranean region are h Read More »

Premium Article  South Carolina Ports update Strategic Plan

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board today adopted the first major update to the organization’s strategic plan in several years. The plan highlights Charleston’s tremendous harbor depth advantage, refines the agency’s mission and points Read More »

Premium Article  World Cup bound, South Africa positions itself to be major trade player

Karen Thuermer | October 25, 2009 | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

For the past five years, South Africa has been gearing up for the biggest sports event of its history, the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The World Cup has also already had a major impact on trade. Read More »

Premium Article  Italy-US trade ties deepening

Peter Buxbaum | October 25, 2009 | International Trade

Italy's success in the US market is not limited to wines. Italian companies are investing in trade networks as well as in production facilities to better penetrate the US market.

- By Peter Buxbaum, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics – Troublesome insurance exclusions!!!

Thomas Laffey | October 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

It is obvious to all of us who specialize in providing logistics / transportation insurance, with the possible exception of the insurance industry itself, that many current insurance policies continue to contain wording that requires significant revision Read More »

APM Terminals to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Rotterdam officially opened its new EUR 12.5 million-power distribution network on its Rotterdam container terminal sourced by electricity generated through wind power. By switching from grey to green electricity the terminal reduces its CO2 Read More »

Farrell to leave Port of Tacoma

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Tacoma Commission Monday (Oct 19th) approved the terms of a transition in leadership. Transition plans call for Executive Director Timothy J. Farrell to work full time through the end of the year, with Port employment officially ending May 31, Read More »

Port authority, New York City sign extensions for maritime terminals

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To prepare for future growth in New York’s maritime cargo and passenger ship industries, the Port Authority and New York City signed long-term agreements that will allow for the continuous operation of two major port facilities - the Howland Hook Marine T Read More »

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