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Premium Article  INT’L FF & NVOCC SPECIAL - Multiple factors impact rate shifts in airfreight

Karen Thuermer | March 16, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

As go the global markets, so go rates for airfreight, although freight forwarders try their best to reel in prices. With most air cargo being generated for the airlines by their premier customer -- the freight forwarder, forwarders are completely focused Read More »

Premium Article  INT’L FF & NVOCC SPECIAL - Facilitators face challenge of ‘10+2’ implementation

Paul Scott Abbott | March 16, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In a post-9/11 environment in which trade facilitators and shippers face mounting challenges, it is hard to find a more controversial issue than the impending federal demand of significant additional data for goods headed to US ports – a demand that could Read More »

Hong Kong hosts World Ports Summit

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

More than 60 shipping experts from nine world class ports attended the World Ports Summit at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today to discuss topical issues of port security, safety and environmental protection. Read More »

Retail container traffic continues to mirror slow economy

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports will continue to reflect the slowdown in the nation's economy with weak or negative growth compared with last year over the next several months, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released tod Read More »

New Orleans unveils $1 billion plan for future

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans unveiled an ambitious blueprint for short- and long-term growth today, aimed at positioning the Port at the forefront of the global marketplace. Read More »

Six carriers forge The Reliance Network across North America

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Intermodal

Six carriers, known for their exceptional customer service, dependable on-time delivery records and strong reputation within their own territories, have formed The Reliance Network. This new alliance will provide seamless, across the continent, LTL, tr Read More »

Patriot Rail Corp. & McClellan Business Park rail partnership

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. ('Patriot'), a short line and regional freight railroad holding company, and McClellan Business Park, LLC, a 3,000-acre business park located near Sacramento, California, announced that Patriot's newly-formed, wholly-owned rail subsidia Read More »

Airfreight automation falls short of expectations

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Air Cargo

Progress is slow in automating the airfreight business. Only two-thirds of airlines belonging to the IATA Cargo 2000 initiative (C2K) are consistently applying the measurements defined by C2K for higher quality and efficiency, and those members represent Read More »

IBM & Hactl collaborate to enhance world-class air cargo terminal’s storage infrastructure

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Air Cargo

IBM China/Hong Kong Limited and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), announced the successful completion of a data storage infrastructure revamp project, which further enhances the reliability and resilient capability of Hactl's IT systems and e Read More »

Danaos Corp. arranges charters with MCC

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Danaos Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement with MCC, a subsidiary of MAERSK, and has already time-chartered the 30-year-old S.A. Helderberg, a 3,100 teu containership, for a period of 12 months beginning December 2007 at fixed daily rate Read More »

BIMCO appoints new Secretary General

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic & International Maritime Council's (BIMCO) Executive Committee has appointed Mr. Torben C. Skaanild as the successor to the present Secretary General, Mr. Carsten Melchiors. Together with the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. S'ren Larsen, Mr. Skaa Read More »

CargoGulf opens UK office

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CargoGulf announced the opening of its first UK office, a move that reflects the company's strategy to strengthen its presence in key markets and to reinforce its standing as a global NVOCC (Non-vessel operating common carrier). Located in Manchester, Ca Read More »

Premium Article  Horizon lines appoints new general manager to oversee expected trade growth in guam

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | People | Appointments | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has announced the appointment of Hugh Healey to the position of General Manager, Guam. Read More »

Cann named “Maritime Person of the Year”

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Manatee Propeller Club honored Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 1 Secretary Stan Cann with its highest honor as Maritime Person of the Year during ceremonies March 13th at the Bradenton Yacht Club. Read More »

APM Terminals Strong Growth Continued in 2007

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Hague, The Netherlands‐ APM Terminals, one of the leading global developers ‐ and operators of container terminals, recorded another year of strong revenue and volume growth in 2007 and a net result of USD 111 million. Revenue increased by Read More »

Port of Seattle Posts Strong Numbers for 2007

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

At today's Commission meeting, staff members reported to the Commission on the Port's financial performance in 2007. Because of a record year at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and reduced expenses throughout the organization, the Port's net income Read More »

Long Beach appoints Lytle as No. 2 Executive

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted on Monday, March 10, to approve the appointment of J. Christopher Lytle, the Port's Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations, to the position of Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operati Read More »

Kalmar wins an all-inclusive service contract from Norsteve Oslo

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Norsteve Oslo AS, operating at the new Sjursøya Container Terminal in the Port of Oslo, has awarded Kalmar Industries a service contract which includes the provision of preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, and repairs due to normal wear and tear on Read More »

Two major steps for BLG AUTOMOBILE

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

At its meeting today, the supervisory board of the Bremen warehouse company ?a corporation from 1877 ?mutually approved two new commitments for the BLG LOGISTICS GROUP. Both involvements are of major strategic importance and open up new business areas, gi Read More »

Trade Tech develops web-based solution for Custom’s new 10+2 rule

AJOT | March 13, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Trade Tech, a major supplier of web-based supply chain and transportation applications, including Automated Manifest System (AMS) and Advance Cargo Information (ACI) solutions for NVOCCs, announced today that it has developed one of the first online appli Read More »

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