Road transport association outraged by public sector union appeal for road tolls

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Intermodal

In a statement, Peter Nelson, Executive Director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) had this to say, 'Tom Mann and The NB Union of Public and Private employees want to put another noose around the struggling neck of the Atlantic Canadia Read More »

Pan Am Railways, Norfolk Southern to improve service in New York, New England

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Intermodal

Pan Am Railways (PAR) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) have received governmental approvals for their proposed Pan Am Southern joint venture, clearing the way for more than $87 million in rail infrastructure investment designed to significantly e Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints Regional Sales Manager, Australia & New Zealand

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Colin Nicholls as its new Regional Sales Manager for Australia & New Zealand. Colin is responsible for all commercial operations in Australia and New Zealand, looking after both Virgin Atlantic Cargo and V Australia. Read More »

American Airlines awards contract to WFS

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a two-year contract to provide cargo handling and customer service for American Airlines at Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Canada. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr delivers Olympic infrastructure equipment to Sochi

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the first consignment of tunneling equipment to the Russian city of Sochi as it begins construction work of a new ground transport infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Read More »

TSA refines bunker charge calculation

AJOT | March 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines serving the Asia-US freight market have overhauled the way they calculate bunker fuel charges, to make the process more transparent and stabilize the cost impacts to customers. Read More »

Dockwise secures USD 42 million in near-term contract awards

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announces nine near-term contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of a jack-up drilling rig, dredging equipment, military and various other cargoes. Total revenues for the contracts, including the previ Read More »

Port of Corpus Christi to receive federal stimulus funds

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi will receive $8.25 million from the Texas Transportation Commission which announced the allocation after a meeting which included district 20 State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen) and Port Chairman Ruben Bonilla. The st Read More »

NSCSA initiates port call at Charleston

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

NSCSA will begin service to and from the Port of Charleston with the Saudi Tabuk V.140 on April 2nd. NSCSA operates four combination vessels, accommodating any and all kinds, types and sizes of cargo including containerized goods, breakbulk and self-prop Read More »

GPA awarded $250,000 DERA grant

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant. The $250,000 award will retrofit GPA-owned equipment with devices that reduce air emissions. Read More »

Rotterdam shows sharp growth in biofuels

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In 2008, throughput figures for biofuels in the port of Rotterdam were more than 80% up on 2007, at 5.7 million tons. 2.7 million tons of biodiesel were handled (+1.5 million tons) and 2.4 million tons of bio-ethanol (+0.8 million tons), plus 0.6 million Read More »

GAC Dubai brings acclaimed Cirque du Soleil to town

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Back in the Middle East for the second time, Cirque du Soleil once again entrusted GAC Dubai to handle the logistics for its performance in Dubai, which kicked off last weekend. Read More »

NYK Logistics (Americas) names Nolan SVP & General Manager, NVOCC & CHB Division

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. (NLA) announced the appointment of Mr. Timothy J. Nolan to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of the NVOCC & CHB Division. Domiciled in Secaucus, NJ, Mr. Nolan will oversea NLA's activities involving Read More »

DB Schenker opens new logistics center in Vietnam

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker Vietnam Co., Ltd. opened its flagship facility in Song Than Industrial Park I of Binh Duong Province, close to Ho Chi Minh City. The USD5.5 million investment jointly with Vietnam partner Gemadept, marks a significant milestone for both organizat Read More »

Logistics service providers can benefit in times of economic crisis

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Logistics service providers offering efficient and flexible supply chain solutions can actually do well in times of financial crisis, as Dr. Detlef Trefzger, member of the Board of Management of Schenker AG Essen, and responsible for Contract Logistics an Read More »

Evans Network launches ECO-Match’ Green Initiative

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

An industry-wide environmental initiative, Export Coordination/ Optimization-Match (ECO-Match') has been launched by Evans Network of Companies. The goal of the program is to make more productive use of resources by matching up to 75% of import and export Read More »

Athens Sea Air back in business

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The ability to act quickly and efficiently has resulted in new and valuable shipments for the Athens Sea Air project. Aktis Shipping and Forwarding has been able to satisfy an important customer with prompt action. A shipment of 97 tons of special tiles b Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo introduces Zurich-Lyon service

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. has announced the launch of direct flights between Zurich and Lyon, effective March 29, 2009. The carrier will operate four flights a day with Avro RJ100 equipment which, combined with the existing Read More »

AMI opens fifth US office

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

AMI ' the world's largest trade-only freight wholesaler ' has opened its fifth office in the USA, at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport. The new branch is the company's first USA expansion since it acquired the UAC business and its four US offices in April 2 Read More »

CMA CGM : Environmental protection powered by innovation

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group announced the delivery, in South Korea, of the CMA CGM Andromeda (11,400 TEU), the world's first containership to be equipped with the state-of-the-art 'Fast Oil Recovery System' designed to prevent marine pollution. Read More »