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Freight railroads commend congressional leadership on rail safety bill

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

The railroad industry would like to commend the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the work they did in crafting a comprehensive and far-reaching rail safety bill. Read More »

Transportation Secretary Peters, Gov. Perry praised as

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

The Reason Foundation is heralding US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Texas Gov. Rick Perry as "Innovators in Action" for their work in developing fresh solutions to cope with our growing infrastructure and traffic problems. In Innovators in Acti Read More »

Penske opens four new facilities

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

These one-story locations offer commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance. A wireless technology component allows Penske service technicians to integrate various vehicle diagnostic and repair softwa Read More »

India to sign ASEAN trade deal mid-Dec

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade

India will sign a free trade deal with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as expected in December after around four years of talks, an Indian minister said. Read More »

UK economy flat in Q2

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade

Britain's current account deficit doubled and the economy stood still in the second quarter of 2008, even before a worsening in what is being described as the worst financial crisis in a generation. Read More »

South Korea deficit soars to record

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade

South Korea's current account deficit soared to a record high in August on higher costs of imports, which together with a failed US bid to finalize a bailout capped the worst month for the won in 11 years. Read More »

Vitoria Airport reports 17.6% growth

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Air Cargo

Traffic at Vitoria Airport in Northern Spain has continued to grow steadily throughout 2008, despite the problems of the global air cargo industry. Throughput for the first six months of 2008 has recorded an increase of 17.61% over last year, which is par Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker get ‘e-freight’ off the ground

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG, together with its Global Partner DB Schenker recently despatched the first paperless airfreight shipment from the German market. Right on time, at 17.55 hrs. local time, the item of freight on board Lufthansa Passage's flight LH712 lef Read More »

Evergreen Line offers new service pattern in Asia-Australia trade

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has confirmed it will join the two Asia Australia Services, known as AAS and AAN, operated by four steamship lines -- APL, Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd and Hyundai Merchant Marine. Compared to Evergreen Line's existing TCA route, the new servic Read More »

Four newbuildings earmarked for Rickmers-Linie

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Four more 24,000dwt multi-purpose vessels have been ordered for the global services of Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo shipping company by Polaris Shipmanagement, a Rickmers Group company. The contract with the Chinese shipbuilder Guangzho Read More »

NOL confirms binding bid made for Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) confirmed it has submitted a binding bid to acquire the Hapag-Lloyd container shipping business. Read More »

Crowley, Puerto Rico Port Authority sign long-term lease extension

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group and the Puerto Rico Port Authority announced the signing of a new lease that will keep Crowley at its Isla Grande terminal for up to 20 years and allow for multimillion-dollar investment by the company i Read More »

Malfunction underscores need for second Poe-Sized Lock

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

A malfunction of the Poe Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on September 24 has illustrated the pressing need for Congress to appropriate the funds to build another lock capable of handling the largest US-Flag Great Lakes freighters. Although the vessel Read More »

Port Ushers in New Era for Air Quality

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With cargo continuing to move smoothly, an unprecedented air quality program to slash air pollution from trucks began today -- Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- at the Port of Long Beach as older, dirtier big rigs were phased out of Port service. Read More »

Schneider Logistics earns SmartWayTM Partner distinction

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc., a leading global logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, was recently named a SmartWayTM Transport Partner by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Schneider Logistics received the accreditation Read More »

Agility selects Robinson as new US Chief Operating Officer

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has named Michael Robinson as its new Chief Operating Officer for the company's US-based Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) business group. Read More »

arviem & AscentIQ form alliance to deliver global trade management services

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

arviem and AscentIQ, two leading providers of supply chain and global trade management services, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver global trade management services to importers and exporters with business critical shipments. Read More »

Tompkins Associates’ Transportation Services meets needs of volatile economy

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Anderson joins the growing team led by Gene Tyndall, Tompkins' Executive Vice President for Global Supply Chain Services. Tyndall notes that transportation is a crucial area for companies to concentrate on in today's world-based economy. 'With increasingl Read More »

TTS wins lift-on/lift-off contract for eight 13,100 TEUs

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

A significant order for hatch covers has been taken by TTS Ships Equipment GmbH, for supply to eight 13,100 TEU container vessels building at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, Korea, for delivery in 2010 and 2011. The company will supply 83 lift-on/lift-o Read More »

‘Open and obvious’ defense will help shipowners

AJOT | October 01, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The acceptance of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court that some dangers and unstable conditions should be 'open and obvious' to stevedores injured during ships' cargo discharge will be welcomed by ship owners. The Fifth Circuit, which cove Read More »

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