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Los Angeles, Long Beach meet with Mexican ports

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A low-key but potentially important meeting took place in Mexico last month between officials of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transport. The southern California ports have seen some of their tr Read More »

APM Terminals opens new facility in China

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

APM Terminals celebrated the grand opening of the Guangzhou South China Oceangate Container Terminal together with Guangzhou Port Group and COSCO Pacific. Read More »

Jaxport announces development of Hanjin terminal

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and Mayor John Peyton announced the signing of an initial agreement with Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. to develop a $360 million container terminal in Jacksonville. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allows JAXPORT and Read More »

New Wallenius Wilhelmsen Baltimore vehicle processing center opens

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Several historical developments converged last week when Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) held a ceremonial ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of its new vehicle processing center at Dundalk Marine Terminal in Baltimore, MD. WWL is one of t Read More »

CN opens C$20-million terminal in Prince George, BC

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Intermodal

CN began operation of its Prince George intermodal and distribution center terminal, which will play a significant role in generating backhaul traffic destined for Asian markets via the new Port of Prince Rupert, BC, container terminal that opens in Octob Read More »

OceanGuaranteed’ on time report card: ‘Near perfect’

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Intermodal

On the first anniversary of the shipping industry's first guaranteed service for less-than-containerload cargo; the creators of OceanGuaranteed say their on-time performance is nearing 100%. Read More »

Weber acquires new fleet of temperature-controlled trailers

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Intermodal

To service the expanding temperature-controlled less-than-truckload (LTL) market needs throughout the West Coast, Weber Distribution, a leading West Coast logistics and supply chain management provider for more than 83 years, has acquired a new fleet of 1 Read More »

WTO rules against US on cotton subsidies

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel, ruling in favor of Brazil in a landmark challenge, found the United States has not done enough to bring cotton subsidies in line with international trade rules, a US official said. Read More »

Bitter exchange at WTO fans China trade tensions

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | International Trade

China squared off against the United States, the European Union and Japan in "a bitter exchange" during a World Trade Organization (WTO) review of its policies, diplomats said. Read More »

Hong Kong Aug. domestic exports fall 25.9% on year

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | International Trade

The volume of Hong Kong's domestic exports in August 2007 fell 25.9% from a year earlier, while re-exports increased 9.3%, the Census and Statistics Department said. Read More »

Singapore Sept. exports seen flat on weak drugs, tech

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | International Trade

Singapore's non-oil exports probably stayed almost flat in September as weakening output from the volatile drugs sector failed to offset continuously poor electronics shipments, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

Guggenheim Aviation Partners order Additional Boeing 777 Freighters

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Air Cargo

oeing announced that Guggenheim Aviation Partner Fund II (GAIF II) has exercised options to purchase three 777 Freighters. The order, valued at approximately $750 million at list prices, was recently posted to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries Web site att Read More »

Successful animal shipment at Athens Airport

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Air Cargo

From the second of October until the eighth, an important equestrian event, the Onassis Horse international Show, took place in Athens. The occasion once again gave the cargo team at the airport an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in handling sp Read More »

SAECS adds seventh vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The four shipping lines (Safmarine, MOL, DAL and Maersk Line) in the SAECS vessel-sharing agreement in the trade between Europe and Southern Africa have agreed to add a seventh vessel to the SAECS Core Service. Read More »

Crowley Christens articulated tug-barge tank vessel

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the third of 10 new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by the end of 2010. The vessels christened were the 9,280 HP-tug Resolve and barge 650-3. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: Fruits & Vegetables - USDA report details changing patterns in produce trade

Peter Buxbaum | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Patterns of trade in fresh produce have developed dramatically in the last 15 years, according to a recently released study by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Among the most interesting trends, the United States has Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: Fruits & Vegetables -  Mexico offers bounty of table grapes

Karen Thuermer | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Much to the delight of food shoppers, each April the first fresh bunches of red and green grapes start showing up in markets. Imported from Mexico, these succulent grapes are available from April through June, after which time the season begins to peak in Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: Fruits & Vegetables - Ciruli Brothers sets standards for Mexican produce

Karen Thuermer | October 14, 2007 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Growers, importers and shippers of Mexican produce have two major concerns when it comes to selling to the US market: obtaining US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification, and getting the produce to market quickly. Read More »

Premium Article  Target Corp. executive urges better use of shipping assets

Paul Scott Abbott | October 14, 2007 | Intermodal

A top transportation executive of retail giant Target Corp. believes a collaborative approach to using shipping assets and implementation of a national freight policy are critical to the smooth flow of goods through the supply chain. Read More »

Premium Article  Nogales is a “Tough nut to crack” for imported Mexican produce

Karen Thuermer | October 14, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Nogales means “walnuts” in Spanish, but to growers, shippers and importers it conjures up images of melons, tomatoes, citrus, peppers, squash and gourds, beans, grains, corn, tropical fruits, avocados, and even grapes and apples. That’s because Nogales is Read More »

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