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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 »

Australian leader visits Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand welcomed Australian State Minister Joe Tripodi recently. Tripodi, the Minister of Small Business, Minister of Regulatory Reform and Minister of Ports and Waterways of New South Wales, reque Read More »

Rapid response to coastal ports key hurricane season goal of NOAA

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With an active hurricane season forecast by NOAA's National Weather Service, planning and preparation is the message both to the general public as well as to key components within NOAA who respond with emergency services support following a storm's passag Read More »

New exec. director for the Port of Richmond

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

M. David McNeel has been selected as the Port of Richmond's next executive director. He succeeds Martin J. Moynihan, who will retire after eighteen years at the City's port on July 31, 2008. Read More »

Maersk & Hutchison priority terminal in Felixstowe

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line announces the signing of a 10-year agreement for terminal usage for Maersk Line at Trinity Terminal, the Port of Felixstowe, UK. Read More »

DHL signs agreement with KTM

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL announced a new two-year, multimillion-dollar agreement with KTM North America, Inc., a leading motorcycle manufacturer. Under the agreement, DHL becomes the preferred overnight express shipping provider for KTM, delivering parts and accessories to K Read More »

Penske Logistics earns Eastman Chemical’s ‘Supplier Excellence Award’

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Penske Logistics announced it earned Eastman Chemical Company's Supplier Excellence Award. The Eastman Supplier Excellence Program was created to introduce a continuous improvement process to ensure that high quality and efficient services are supplied t Read More »

Cargo 2000 certifies Traxon’s CDMP for freight forwarders

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Traxon Europe's Cargo 2000 Data Management Platform (CDMP) has been certified by Cargo 2000 for its ability to measure and manage the quality of air cargo processes between freight forwarders and airlines. Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport gains steam

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

In 2007, rail again achieved the strongest growth in hinterland container transport: 10.5%, to 905,000 teu. This also made it the only mode of hinterland transport to keep pace with the increase in total container throughput (+10.8%). Inland shipping was Read More »

Direct-to-dock rail delivery of military cargo increases efficiency

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announces the completion of the first direct-to-dock rail delivery of US military cargo at the new APM Terminals facility in Portsmouth, Va. MLL partnered with APM Terminals Virginia, also a part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, Read More »

Setback for Trans-Texas Corridor plan

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters Union hailed the Texas Department of Transportation's decision to upgrade US Highway 59 instead of building a new transportation corridor through the countryside. Read More »

Boosting US economy best way to aid dollar

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | International Trade

White House hopeful Barack Obama said the weakness in the US dollar reflects the soft economy and large trade deficits, and the best way to strengthen the currency is to restore the economy's health. Read More »

Cape Verde seen ratifying WTO membership soon

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | International Trade

The African island nation of Cape Verde is expected to complete formalities this week for joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), before its June 30 deadline, a trade official said. Read More »

Singapore May exports in sharpest fall since Jan ‘06

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | International Trade

Singapore's non-oil exports unexpectedly fell 9.8% in May after seasonal adjustments, the sharpest fall since January 2006, adding to worries about global demand even if the picture around Asia is mixed. Read More »

New freighter flights at Athens

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Air Cargo

Athens Airport recently welcomed new freighter flights including the A310 freighter service from Royal Jordanian. The weekly service carries a mix of inbound and transit cargo and returns with mainly heavy and outsized shipments. Last week's inbound freig Read More »

Hactl May tonnage throughput

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its air cargo tonnage throughput for May 2008. A total of 218,696 tons were handled in the month, representing a 7.5% year-on-year growth. Cumulative tonnage from January to May 2008 was 1,058,889 t Read More »

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