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Hill joins Crowley’s Anchorage office as director, business development

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Bill Hill has joined the company's energy and marine services group in Anchorage as director of business development. In this role, he will have responsibility for the sales and operation of the North Slope busi Read More »

CMA CGM upgrades its Asia to India/Middle East Gulf services

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the upgrading of its services linking Asia to India and the Middle East Gulf with the introduction of a new, complementary string to its CIMEX service as from the end of March. Read More »

Premium Article  China’s Top Import & Export Companies (data chart)

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

China's Top Import & Export Companies (data chart) Read More »

Premium Article  Changes in Import TEUS by Country (data chart)

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

Changes in Import TEUS by Country (data chart) Read More »

Premium Article  Changes in Import TEUS From Foreign Ports (data chart)

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

Changes in Import TEUS From Foreign Ports (data chart) Read More »

Premium Article  Top US Importers (data chart)

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

Top US Importers (data chart) Read More »

Premium Article  TSA carriers claiming success in fuel cost recovery

Peter Buxbaum | February 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines operating in the Asia-to-US trade lane say they are making progress in negotiations with customers to recoup the costs of rising fuel prices. Members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, a group of fifteen containers lines Read More »

Premium Article  Agricultural exports surging

Gene Linn | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

The US economy is sagging toward a recession under the weight of tight credit, a housing industry crisis and other problems. However, American agricultural business exports are surging to new heights. All major agricultural commodity groups will hit recor Read More »

Premium Article  Air Cargo Quarterly - New DHL and Lufthansa joint venture ‘Logic’-al

Karen Thuermer | February 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Competition among airfreight carriers just got stiffer with the introduction of AeroLogic, a 50/50 joint venture airline between Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's second-largest airline, and Deutsche Post AG, the region's biggest mail service. Read More »

Premium Article  Air Cargo Quarterly - Delta sweetens its cargo offerings

Karen Thuermer | February 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Freight can be sweet to an airline’s bottom line. To boost staff enthusiasm for the carrier and new priorities that include better cargo service, Delta Air Lines doled out more than heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to its employees on Valentine’s Day. Th Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Dueling niche retailers take different approaches to home improvements

Karen Thuermer | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

Speed to market is as critical an issue for retailers as is keeping the right product mix on the shelves, and keeping inventories to a minimum. The idea is to not overload or under stock a store, but to get the timing just right. This can include the timi Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Cotton exporters must vie to get space in containers

Paul Scott Abbott | February 24, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Continuing strong global demand for US cotton coupled with competition from the grain industry is forcing the nation’s cotton exporters to fight for space in outbound containers. Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Canadian forest product exporters face challenges

Leo Ryan | February 24, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Exports play a critical role in Canada’s economy, accounting for more than two-fifths of GDP. The 60% appreciation of the Canadian dollar in relation to the US dollar in the past 18 months has especially hit the forest products sector, which has also been Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Canada’s PotashCorp experiences business boom

Leo Quigley | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

While major Canadian industries, such as British Columbia’s lumber industry, are struggling with the downturn in the US economy and the lower value of the American dollar, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) is on a roll. Read More »

Premium Article  Top 50 N. American Shippers - Weakened dollar causes surge in industrial exports

Peter Buxbaum | February 24, 2008 | International Trade

With the United States economy continuing to exhibit troublesome signs in several areas, the exporting sector stands out as a shining beacon of success. In fact, the annual Economic Report of the President, released on February 11, highlighted the growth Read More »

New Orleans approves resolution detailing priorities

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Securing funding for the second phase of the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal topped a legislative agenda adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Port of Boston has record year

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that the Port of Boston set records last year for container cargo shipments and cruise passengers at North America's oldest continuously active port. At Conley Container Terminal combined imports and e Read More »

Largest HMM containership of calls Hamburg on maiden voyage

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The containership giant Hyundai Brave of the Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) docked at the Port of Hamburg for the first time on February 14, 2008. HMM's biggest containership was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, which is part of t Read More »

Intermarine loads like a ‘Dream’ at Yokohama

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

An Intermarine heavy lift vessel, the Industrial Dream, recently loaded three patrol vessels at the port of Yokohama, Japan for Jakarta, Indonesia. The patrol vessels some 27 meters long and 5.6 meters wide were donated to Indonesia as part of Japan's off Read More »

Safmarine names first of nine new ships for 2008

AJOT | February 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

February 15, 2008 marked the start of an historical year for multi-trade shipping line Safmarine when the company named the first of nine new ships scheduled for delivery in 2008. Seven of the nine are Safmarine-owned vessels, while two are on long-term c Read More »

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