ATA speakers encourage FMCSA to make HOS rules flexible

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

Representatives of affiliates and member companies of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that the latest safety figures help to show the effectiveness of the current Hours of Service (HOS) Read More »

Singapore airport sees 16%  rise in February cargo

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore's Changi Airport, Asia's fifth-largest, saw a 16.2 percent rise in air freight by tonnage in February from a year ago, showing stronger global demand for goods, data showed. Read More »

No BA-union peace talks planned, strike to go ahead

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Unite union said British Airways cabin crew's four-day strike would go ahead and that no peace talks were set, as travellers brace themselves for more travel chaos before the busy Easter holiday period.

"No talks are set and strikes begin Read More »

Chapman Freeborn signs cargo partnership agreement with Air Niugini

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Limited, a major air charter broker with a global presence in over 20 countries, and Air Niugini Limited, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, have entered into a partnership arrangement to provide cargo solutions for P Read More »

Cargoitalia boosts schedule by 50%

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

USA flights will rise to three per week, operating Milan (Malpensa) ' New York ' Chicago on Wednesdays, Milan ' Chicago on Saturdays, and Milan ' New York on Sundays.

Flights to Hong Kong will also increase to three-times-weekly. Tuesday serv Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo says cargo demand rising steeply

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Demand for air freight -- a bellwether of the global economy -- is rising steeply as the global economy starts to recover from the worst crisis in decades, Lufthansa Cargo's chief executive said.
"We are experiencing a market upswing, especially in Read More »

Chapman Freeborn appoints Gavin-jon Deeks as president in the US

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin-jon Deeks as president of its US operation.

Gavin-jon will oversee the global aircraft charter specialist's cargo and passenger teams, headquartered in Fort Laud Read More »

Asia-U.S. container lines reaffirm commitment to 2010 revenue program

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) concluded CEO-level meetings in Taipei with a positive but cautious assessment of the Asia-U.S. freight market going forward support for the recommended TSA guideline rate increases of US$8 Read More »

Hamburg S’d invests in service enhancements for customers

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The recent call of Hamburg S'd's containership 'Cap Bon' at San Francisco/Oakland is a visible sign of the company's continued commitment to meeting the needs of customers for vessel and schedule integrity and access to a widening array of major markets w Read More »

Carrier Transicold’s Vector’ 6600MT multi-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Featuring next-generation technologies, the new Vector' 6600MT hybrid trailer refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold raises the bar on multi-temperature trailer refrigeration system capacity while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Carrier Trans Read More »

Rising trade tide lifts Asian container shippers

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Asian container shippers, which slogged through their worst-ever year in 2009, could be headed for a smoother ride after a surprise upswing in volumes and freight rates this year propelled major routes back to profitable levels.

Restocking by Read More »

Maersk Line adds Direct S. Vietnam Call w/ largest vessels to date Dir. from Ho Chi Minh City to LA

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announces it will adjust its Trans-Pacific 6 service (TP6) to add a direct, all water call from South Vietnam to the US West Coast. With the direct TP6 call, Maersk Line becomes the first carrier to introduce the 'Post-Panamax' class (9000 TEU Read More »

Landmark Clean Air rules set for ships

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Friends of the Earth calls new limits on air pollution from ships a major victory'the result of more than ten years of advocacy
The international body governing the shipping industry approved rules to limit air pollution from ships in most U Read More »

MOL develops marine use diesel particulate filter

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the joint development, along with Akasaka Diesels Limited*, of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) for vessels that use marine heavy fuel oil. Read More »

Intermarine moves massive cold boxes

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The motor vessel Industrial Achiever, a specialized Roll on - Roll off semi-submersible vessel, recently loaded two massive Cold Boxes for an LNG plant under construction in West Africa. Built at a fabrication plant in New Iberia, Louisiana, the 700-ton b Read More »

Ship oversupply to weigh on freight rates

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The worst is over for the shipping industry but the seaborne sector will continue to face oversupply problems which will put pressure on freight rates this year, Moody's Investors Services said.

Global turmoil hit all areas of shipping hard l Read More »

ILA, AFL-CIO joins Walmart and Rep. Brady to support petition seeking temporary suspension of ...

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The 65,000-member International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO – the largest North American union of maritime workers – has joined a broad coalition of Delaware River port community interests in a petition asking U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vi Read More »

PRPA Director of Engineering Lawrence to be honored at American Society of Civil Engineers Dinner

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Charles J. (Chuck) Lawrence, Director of Engineering for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), has been named Engineering Manager of the Year by the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Lawrence will be honored Read More »

Cargotec wins an order from Yingkou Port Group for Kalmar port equipment

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order from Yingkou Port Group Corporation for eight Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers and one DCE80 empty container handler. The new machines will help the customer keep up with the demands of northern China's expanding port business. T Read More »

Draft EIR for Port of Redwood City Wharf redevelopment project released

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Redwood City Port Commission will hold a public hearing April 14 at 7 p.m. to receive public comments on a draft environmental impact report (EIR) prepared for the Wharves 1 & 2 Redevelopment project.

The meeting will be at the Port offic Read More »