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APL Operations Director joins SF Marine Exchange board

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Capt. Julio Soares, Director of Marine Operations in the Americas for global container shipping line APL, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Region Marine Exchange. Read More »

FedEx Freight’s Beil named 2008 TMCA Transportation Marketing Executive of the Year

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) recently announced that Tammy Beil, vice president of marketing for FedEx Freight was named the "2008 TMCA Transportation Marketing Executive of the Year." This honor was awarded recently at Read More »

Fenway Partners acquires Preferred Freezer Services, LLC

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Fenway Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Preferred Freezer Services, LLC ('Preferred Freezer') in partnership with management. Financial terms of the transaction were not dis Read More »

Supply chain capabilities factors prominently into executive agendas for 2008

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Archstone Consulting, a fast growing management consulting firm, revealed in a recent survey that manufacturing executives plan to use supply chain as a key mechanism to improve both top- and bottom-line performance, despite challenges of the current econ Read More »

Harbor freight Transport appoints new marketing director

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Harbor Freight Transport Corp., located in Port Newark, New Jersey, has recently appointed Ms. Mia Skye Liberti as Marketing Director for the development of the their International Airfreight Division. Read More »

Sacramento Valley Railroad to test environmentally friendly locomotive

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. subsidiary, Sacramento Valley Railroad ('SAV'), announced that it will test an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art low emission locomotive this month. This test is the result of SAV's efforts to seek ways to help reduce air emis Read More »

ATA questions impact of climate change legislation on fuel prices

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the nation's economy and the price of fuel for the trucking industry, a top trucking industry official urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change ini Read More »

Pacer International focuses on intermodal growth

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., a North American logistics and freight transportation provider, announced several key executive appointments that align with the company's objective to significantly grow its intermodal services business with both its retail and Read More »

Efficient rail system key to Port of Tacoma

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Since 1883, when the burgeoning City of Tacoma became the western terminus of the first transcontinental railroad to reach Puget Sound, the fortunes of the city and its harbor have been inextricably linked to the railroads. Read More »

Lufthansa & Jade to intensify cooperation in Greater China

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Charter and Jade Cargo are linked by their common shareholder Lufthansa Cargo AG. Both companies now agreed to intensify their cooperation in Greater China and Asia ' Pacific to use common synergies and to jointly approach customers and ma Read More »

NCA realigning service routes

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Air Cargo

Nippon Cargo Airlines has been making numerous management efforts to reduce fuel costs under the recent unlimited fuel price hike circumstances. NCA has realigned the below routes to sustain and strengthen its route operations. Read More »

Emirates spreads wings in India

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Air Cargo

Set against a backdrop of booming trade ties and escalating travel between Dubai and India, Emirates, one of the world's fastest-growing carriers has announced plans to advance its Indian operation with 18 additional flights per week, effective July 1st, Read More »

TIACA appoints Presti to work with regulatory authorities, legislators in Washington

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Air Cargo

TIACA, The International Air Cargo Association, has appointed Sue Presti to represent its interests before the regulatory authorities and legislators in Washington, DC. Read More »

YM Uberty calls Hamburg as part of new Far East container liner service

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The YM Uberty made her first call the Port of Hamburg. Built at the CSBC shipyards in Kaohsiung, the container giant owned by the Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide and has a carrying capacity of 8,200 teu and 700 re Read More »

Premium Article  IUMI President: Premium rates should increase to keep pace with insurance exposure

George Lauriat | June 22, 2008 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Liner Shipping

The IUMI, established in 1874, is an international trade organization that represents the interests of marine underwriting associations from 54 countries around the world. Through its seven technical committees IUMI tackles current and developing underwri Read More »

Premium Article  BLG Automotive Logistics confident about North American market . . .

Manik Mehta | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade

Bremen based BLG Automotive Logistics, the automotive business division of BLG, is confident about the North American market despite the current economic uncertainties coupled with a weak US dollar which would normally have a restraining effect on imports Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION 2008 - Despite current uncertainties, Ports America remains bullish on ro/ro

Peter Buxbaum | June 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Ports America Group had a crown jewel within its grasp late last year when it announced it had agreed with the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority in New Jersey for the purchase of the 153-acre maritime site formerly known as the Military Ocean Terminal Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION 2008 - Ro/Ro’s globalization makes for booming business at WWL

Karen Thuermer | June 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) business is rolling into a new era. Just like its container line counterparts, ro/ro companies like Wallenius Lines and its commercial operating company, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), point to how fast the business is Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIA TRADE 2008 - Beijing’s Olympics and Beyond: Schneider’s Jack Gross outlines China’s ...

George Lauriat | June 22, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Beijing-based Jack Gross, senior vice president of Schneider Logistics (part of the Green Bay Wisconsin-based Schneider National group), when asked how the Olympics influenced logistics in China, said that, “…traffic was bad before [the Olympics] and that Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIA TRADE 2008 - World companies eye Japan; Japanese firms focus on the world

Peter Buxbaum | June 22, 2008 | International Trade

Foreign companies plan on expanding their operations in Japan, while Japanese companies are placing a greater emphasis on international, rather than domestic, markets. Those were two of the key findings of two studies released by the Japan External Trade Read More »

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