UK trade gap widens in June as oil swings into deficit

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade gap with the rest of the world widened slightly more than expected in June as the oil balance swung into deficit following summer maintenance work, official data showed. Read More »

Air France Cargo, KLM Cargo announce start of commercial integration in US

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo announce the integration of their commercial activities in the USA effective October 1, 2009.

This integration will result in 'One face' to US customers; integrated commercial teams under a joint management will p Read More »

Cargoitalia builds sales and handling network

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia has appointed the GSSAs and handling agents who will represent the carrier in its four launch markets of Hong Kong, the UAE, Canada, and the USA. Read More »

Seaboard Marine employs larger ship in New Orleans service

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Increased demand led Miami-based Seaboard Marine to employ a larger ship in its weekly Port of New Orleans container service with Latin America. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie and Escombe Lambert Holdings establish UK liner agency company

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd. Read More »

Trans-Pacific: CMA CGM, MAERSK & MSC rationalize services to US West Coast

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, MAERSK and MSC, the world's three largest shipping companies, will reorganize two loops between Asia and US West Coast by merging their Central and Northern China services, effective September 16th, 2009. Read More »

Maersk Line revises trans-Pacific trade network

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced revisions to its trans-Pacific network services, including changes to services operated under a Vessel Sharing Agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA-CGM, as well as other independent trans-Pacific products. Read More »

Operational boost for London Thamesport

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The operational capability of London Thamesport is set to increase still further with the confirmation that an order has been placed for the port’s eighth ship-to-shore gantry crane. Read More »

Choosing the right freight forwarder

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Choosing the right freight forwarder to support your transportation efforts to the next city or the next continent never has been more critical than during the current crippling recession--despite the fact that it may be abating. Selecting the correct fo Read More »

FedEx expands freight forwarding presence globally

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced its expanded global presence with new freight forwarding offices in Asia and Latin America. Read More »

WWPC appoints Royal Cargo Combined Logistics Inc. in The Philippines

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

With immediate effect the leading project cargo forwarder in The Philippines, Royal Cargo Combined Logistics Inc, is appointed as exclusive member for the WWPC. Read More »

Preliminary July heavy truck orders show continued improvement

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEM's totaling 9002 units in July 2009, an increase of 9.6% over June. This is the second straight monthly improvement, coming on the heels of June' Read More »

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. names Worthington VP Enterprise Sales

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. announced that Phil Worthington has joined the company as Vice President of Enterprise Sales. Read More »

Olympic Handling moves in new direction

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Olympic Airways Group was acquired by the Athens based Marfin Investment Group. Savas Aslanidis, who recently took over as Cargo Operations Director of Olympic Handling, previously held a similar position at Goldair Handling. The top priorities during Read More »

Dusseldorf increases tonnage

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo tonnage January to June, rose by 4.2%, an encouraging upward trend in the present slow down. This increase is thanks to continued healthy passenger traffic coupled with the attraction of D'sseldorf as a convenient and efficient distribution hub for Read More »

Cargo 2000 appoints Lafleur as Technical Director

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000 has appointed Thorsten Lafleur as Technical Director with responsibility for the global development, maintenance, and industry-wide adoption of the overall business process and standards of the Cargo 2000 project. Read More »

TCC wins Air Namibia

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Johannesburg-based GSSA The Cargo Connection (TCC) ' the South African member of the EGSAC network - has won the contract to represent Air Namibia throughout South Africa. Read More »

Hactl announces July tonnage throughput

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its air cargo tonnage throughput for July 2009. A total of 201,157 tons were handled in the month, representing a relatively mild year-on-year decline of 8.4% compared with that in previous months. C Read More »

Airspace joins EGSAC

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

EGSAC ' the independent cargo GSSA network ' has appointed Airspace Aviation Solutions as its exclusive UK member. Read More »

Aeroflot-Cargo continues business as usual

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aeroflot-Cargo reports stable results which are similar to the last year volumes of the freight uplifted in July 2009. Aeroflot-Cargo met this year budget targets that were revised in May 2009 to consider world economy crisis situation. Read More »