ATA urges improvement to border infrastructure and procedures

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Improving the security and efficiency of freight transportation across borders will require more funds for infrastructure, more reasonable enforcement of trade security program rules, and giving the lead role in coordinating federal efforts to the Departm Read More »

USTR counsel Tim Reif says hunting for trade rule breakers

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's trade team is "scouring the landscape" looking for violations of international trade deals that hurt American workers, farmers and companies, a top trade official said. Read More »

US economy likely grew in third quarter but inventory a wild card

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | International Trade

The US economy resumed growing in the third quarter after a year of decline as consumers spent more and investment in home-building bounced back to end the worst recession in 70 years, a Reuters survey of economists predicts. Read More »

US want further Yuan to rise - China says it needs time

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | International Trade

The United States welcomes the rise in the Yuan's exchange rate in recent years but wants the currency to climb further, visiting Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. Read More »

Lockheed Martin in partnership with Damco

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Air Cargo

Copenhagen, Denmark - Damco completes first phase of the F-35 supply chain optimization effort
The purpose of this effort was to establish an F-35 supply network model that supports production and sustainment. The modeling provides Lockheed Read More »

AirBridgeCargo launches new B747F flight to Narita from Amsterdam Schiphol

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is launching a new B747 freighter service from one of its European gateways at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Tokyo, Japan. Read More »

Panalpina and Atlas Air extend cooperation

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Air Cargo

The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina and its long-time airline partner Atlas Air have renewed their cooperation agreement. Within this cooperation, Panalpina provides own-controlled capacity between Europe, North America and Mexico and link Read More »

BBC Chartering offers upright solutions for wind turbine towers

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wind turbine towers destined for the world's biggest offshore wind park are being transported upright on board a BBC Chartering and Logistic ship in an innovative project aimed at improving on similar methodology used when the towers are shipped by barge. Read More »

Evergreen enhances presence in East-Med & Black Sea

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line will strengthen its coverage of the East-Mediterranean and Black Sea regions by cooperating with Norasia Container Lines, Ltd. (CSAV Norasia). Commencing in early November, a slot exchange agreement involving Evergreen's Far East-Mediterran Read More »

Maersk commits to Port of Charleston

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, the world's largest ocean carrier, has signed a new, five-year agreement with the Port of Charleston, South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) President & CEO Jim Newsome announced during his first State-of-the-Port Address to the local m Read More »

Maersk Line makes changes to its Trans-Atlantic service network

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced revisions to its trans-Atlantic network including removal of the Trans-Atlantic 3 (TA3) service between North America and Northern Europe in an effort to adjust capacity to better suit market demand. Read More »

Crowley announces new agent for cargo services in Tortola, BVI

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley Caribbean Services announced that EZ Shipping of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, is now the company's local liner services agent on the island. EZ Shipping will be responsible for cargo sales, documentation, collections, dispatching and equipment Read More »

Titan Salvage holds reception for new facility in Singapore

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Titan Salvage recently introduced more than 200 guests to its newest salvage response facility in western Singapore. The reception celebrated the opening of the 45,000 square-foot, self-contained facility, which will serve as Titan's corporate office in t Read More »

Long Beach official admonishes NRDC for criticism of settlement with ATA

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The recent legal settlement between the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Port of Long Beach is good news for clean air, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke said today in a letter on the Port’s Web site. Environmental initiati Read More »

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 »