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Maersk commercial cargo to and from Iraq reopened

AJOT | September 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced that as of September 1, 2008 Maersk has reopened the acceptance of commercial cargo to and from Iraq. This move is in response to the growing demand from our customers and the increased number of projects and volumes in and out of Ir Read More »

MLL adds tanker to US Flag Fleet

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of a 47,000 DWT product tanker to add to its US flag vessel fleet. The M/T MARCO, which will be reflagged as the MAERSK MICHIGAN in early September, is a 182-meter double hull medium-range tanker buil Read More »

PIA turns over Mindanao port to ICTSI

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Phividec Industrial Authority (PIA) formally turned over the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) to Mindanao International Container Terminal Services Inc. (MICTSI). The turnover ceremony was held at the MCT berthside and was attended by Phividec officers, Read More »

TransGroup Worldwide Logistics key in the Port of Duluth’s emergence as gateway for wind energy

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Duluth-Superior, which has been emerging as a key link in the wind energy supply chain worldwide, marks another milestone this week as the Dutch-flagged cargo ship Flinterland, loaded with 54 wind turbine blades manufactured here in North Amer Read More »

Mercedes-Benz USA breaks ground on preparation center in Brunswick, GA

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Sonny Perdue congratulated Mercedes-Benz USA for breaking ground on a new Vehicle Preparation Center in Brunswick at the Georgia Ports Authority’s Colonel’s Island facility. Read More »

APM Terminals reports strong improvement, revenue growth of 27%

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, one of the leading global developers and operators of ports and container terminals, realized a net result of USD 185 million for the 1st Half 2008, compared to USD 51 million for the same period of last year. Revenue increased by 27% to US Read More »

Baltimore, Ceres Terminals welcome new export service to West Africa & Europe

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and Ceres Terminals Incorporated welcomed a new roll on/roll off (Ro/Ro) export service today by European Red Sea African Lines (ERSAL) to the Port of Baltimore’s North Locust Point Terminal. Ceres Marine Terminals i Read More »

Indiana awards $500,000 in infrastructure projects

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana Commission approved more than $500,000 in contracts to five Indiana companies during Thursday’s meeting at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Read More »

Port of Montreal outperforms its competitors in Q1 2008

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

During the first quarter of 2008, the Port of Montreal reported the highest growth, irrespective of shipping lanes, in comparison to both the ports of Vancouver and Halifax and to ports on the US East Coast, according to American Association of Port Autho Read More »

NRS submits letter of intent to comply with port of L.A. Clean Truck Program

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a provider of global logistics services to America's retailers, announced it has submitted a letter of intent to the Port of Los Angeles committing to a pier trucking fleet that meets the standards of the Clean Truck P Read More »

DACHSER consolidates seafreight activities in the Basle region

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Since the beginning of August 2008, the international logistics provider DACHSER has handled its seafreight operations for Switzerland from a new branch near Basle. DACHSER Switzerland's seafreight department has moved from Glattbrugg to Basle; air freigh Read More »

CN and City of Joliet approve agreement on CN acquisition

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said that it has reached an agreement with the City of Joliet regarding CN's proposed acquisition of the major portion of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). The agreement resolves the outstanding concerns the City of Joliet has related Read More »

IANA support for ATA lawsuit against SoCal Port Concession Plans

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America announced today it will back the American Trucking Associations' motion for an injunction against the Concession Plans of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. At a recent Board of Directors meeting, IANA lea Read More »

Grand Alliance enhances Med-Asia service

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) has enhanced its service between the Mediterranean and Asia (EUM) to proactively cater to our customers' needs. Valencia has been added as a port of call in the service, and the enhanced service began in the second week of August 2 Read More »

FESCO’s launches of FESCO VITIM

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

FESCO announced that the Polish shipyard, Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa, held a ceremony last week to launch its latest boxship of series B170-V/1 named the FESCO VITIM as part of its fleet renovation program. Read More »

Premium Article  North Central America’s Dry Canal, port Expansions to offer Panama alternative

Karen Thuermer | August 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Most news coming from Central America focuses on the Panama Canal. Yet, shippers operating in the region and those interested in finding a fast route and another alternative to the Americas are anxiously awaiting the “Dry Canal.” Read More »

Premium Article  CN requests STB approval for revised schedule, new approach to EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | August 27, 2008 | Intermodal

CN seeks to close deal by year's end but would run no new trains, preserve environmental status quo, and protect all interests pending STB environmental review. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE 2008 - Penske Logistics’ Bill Scroggie: Challenges, opportunities in ...

George Lauriat | August 27, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Editor’s note: Bill Scroggie is Managing Director of Penske Logistics South America and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Scroggie has been in logistics management for 17 years and spent over a decade with Penske. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE 2008 - Columbia FTA? Not this year

Peter Buxbaum | August 27, 2008 | International Trade

The liberation last month by Colombian security forces of 15 long-held hostages, including three Americans, from imprisonment by the leftist narco-terrorist group FARC, led some supporters of the US-Colombia free trade agreement to exclaim that the US Con Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE 2008 - Auto parts suppliers find advantages in Honduras despite troubling times

Karen Thuermer | August 27, 2008 | International Trade

While auto part suppliers that sell to the US auto industry are feeling the pinch, some find they can retain a competitive edge by manufacturing and shipping their products from Latin America. In fact, those that have opened shop in Honduras, are enjoying Read More »

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