ATA appoints new Chairman at annual conference in Las Vegas

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Recently, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Board of Directors named G. Tommy Hodges as Chairman during the banquet of the annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Read More »

US net steel exporter in August

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | International Trade

Final steel export and import data reveal that in August, for the first time in over 50 years, the US was a net exporter of steel. "This dramatic development shows the increasing importance of US exports of steel to international markets which are returni Read More »

AA Cargo receives security partnership award from DGF

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has been honored with the Airfreight Security Partnership Award presented by DHL Global Forwarding (DGF). The award was offered in recognition of professional work in air transport security. Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the third quarter of 2009

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) recently announced its tonnage throughput for September, the third quarter and the first nine months of 2009. Read More »

Evergreen rate restoration Europe - Mediterranean Sea Trade

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In view of the increasing operation costs, implementing a further rate restoration program is necessary to maintain reliable service. Read More »

MOL starts consolidation service for Steve Madden, Ltd.

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that Steve Madden, Ltd., a leading international footwear and fashion designer, has selected Hong Kong-based MOL Consolidation Service Limited (MCS) as its exclusive buyer's consolidator encompassing China and Ind Read More »

Evergreen and China Shipping offer joint service between Asia and Pacific Northwest

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and China Shipping commenced a joint weekly service linking ports in Asia to locations in the American and Canadian Pacific Northwest. The two lines say that the purpose of the new service is to use mutual slots more efficiently and share r Read More »

Cargotec delivers 20 terminal tractors and starts to refurbish 13 straddle carriers in Tunisia

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has delivered 20 Kalmar terminal tractors to Société Tunisienne d’Acconage et de Manutention (STAM) for the port of Rades in Tunisia. STAM has also ordered the refurbishing of 13 straddle carriers which will be carried out later this year. Read More »

New PHA Executive Director Dreyer confirmed by Port Commission

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Diverse background brings new energy to Port of Houston Authority

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority named Houston businessman Alec G. Dreyer the new PHA executive director at its Sept. 29 meeting, it was announced by Read More »

JAXPORT promotes Alfonso to Sr. Dir., Trade Dev./Global Marketing

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has promoted experienced maritime professional Raul Alfonso to the position of Senior Director, Trade Development and Global Marketing. He succeeds Roy Schleicher, who was recently promoted to Chief Commercial Off Read More »

Egyptian President Mubarak Visits SCCT Emphasizing Transport Sector Investment Priority

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Suez Canal Container terminal continues record-setting pace in throughput growth despite the global economic downturn. Phase II expansion will double container capacity creating the largest facility in the Mediterranean by 2012. Read More »

GPA receives funding for deepening

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Congress approves $21.712 million for deepening and maintenance

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced at its Board Meeting that significant progress is being made on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Read More »

Federal government approves funds for Craney Island

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Move makes project eligible for stimulus money

The development of Craney Island Marine Terminal took an important step forward with the announcement that $100,000 for the project has been authorized in the federal budget. Read More »

BDP Project Logistics opens Mexico office

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

In order to serve the growing Latin American project market, BDP Project Logistics has opened an office in Mexico City, Mexico.

Staffing the office is Roberto Lange, who previously served as project manager in the BDP Project Logistics Read More »

Young talent recognised by Fiata Young International Freight Forwarder Of Year Award

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

TT Club Sponsors Award for 11th Year Running

The eleventh Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award, held on 24 September at the annual FIATA Conference in Geneva has been won by 27-year-old Alina Wenzel, a shipping and f Read More »

CN completes $100 million Memphis yard reconstruction

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Facility renamed after retiring CEO E. Hunter Harrison

CN announced the completion of the $100 million multi-year construction project to reconfigure and modernize its Memphis rail classification yard. Read More »

DB Intermodal restructures sales operations

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Concentration on continental and maritime market segments

DB Intermodal has restructured its sales operations to focus on serving customers in the "Maritime Transportation" and "Continental Transportation" market segments. The business Read More »

Charles T. Connors Named 2009 IANA Silver Kingpin Award

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has named Charles T. Connors, President and Chief Operating Officer of H&M International Transportation, Inc., as winner of the 2009 IANA Silver Kingpin Award. Connors will receive this important intermod Read More »

Completion of major components of ExpressRail project for Port of NY/NJ

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Continuing its initiatives to maintain world-class facilities while improving air quality at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority announced that two major components of the Port of New York and New Jersey's $600 million ExpressRail proj Read More »

Solar industry to challenge US Customs tariff ruling

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | International Trade

The US solar energy industry hopes to persuade Customs officials to reverse a decision to impose a 2.5% tariff on solar panel imports after more than two decades of duty-free trade in the product, an industry official said in an interview. Read More »