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Premium Article  NORTH ASIA TRADE - MOL to invest billions to accommodate trade growth

Peter Buxbaum | June 18, 2006 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Global economic growth, and particularly the growing trade between China and Japan, is spurring Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, to invest $5.3 billion over three years on new investments in vessels, containers, and facilities. Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Port of Vancouver kickstarts development efforts at former Rufener Farm

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver Board of Commission approved two actions recently that mark the start of the planning and development efforts at the former 265-acre Rufener Farm property, purchased in 2004. Each of the site’s three sections, Parcels 6, 7 and 8, has its Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Duke of York opens ABP Southampton’s Empress Terminal

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

On May 23, His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Southampton, where he opened Empress Terminal – the port’s new multi-deck car terminal. Read More »

Everett, WA to relocate two gantry cranes to Pacific Terminal:

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Everett, Washington's Port Commission recently authorized a contract with the Spokane-based Dix Corporation for $311,202 to relocate and re-commission both of the Port's 40-ton container cranes from the South Terminal storage yard to Pacific Terminal Whar Read More »

Goldman, Macquarie in bid battle for AB Ports

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Goldman Sachs-led group raised its bid for Associated British Ports to 2.58 billion pounds ($4.75 billion), prompting a proposal from a rival team led by Australia's Macquarie Bank to at least match the offer. Read More »

SC Ports budget calls for record volume, $154 million in capital improvements

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority's (SCSPA) business position has never been stronger, according to next year's budget that was approved on June 13. Read More »

Port Everglades lands new Cosco/Evergreen Service

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Broward County Mayor Ben Graber has announced an agreement with COSCO/Evergreen for all-water service between Port Everglades and the Far East. The new service began on June 14. The new containerized cargo shipping service further expands Broward County's Read More »

CN acquiring 50 high-horsepower locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Intermodal

The acquisition of the 4,300-horsepower SD70M-2 locomotives will prepare CN to handle new international freight traffic to and from the Port of Prince Rupert, BC intermodal terminal, which is scheduled to open for business in the second half of next year. Read More »

Maverick Transportation to acquire Schneider National Specialized Division

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National Inc. announced the impending sale of its Specialized Division to Maverick USA, Inc., a leading flatbed transportation and logistics provider. Schneider Specialized is currently the largest specialized glass carrier in North America, and Read More »

‘America’s Freight Transportation Through 2010’ Conference

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Intermodal

FTR Associates, a leading transportation freight forecasting and research firm, has scheduled their 2006 conference 'America's Freight Transportation Through 2010' for September 13-14 in Indianapolis, IN. The conference will bring together transportation Read More »

BNSF Railway names Karls Montana ombudsman

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced the appointment of Donald W. Karls to the new position of Manager Agricultural Products Marketing Support. Karls, who will be based at Great Falls, MT, and has been with BNSF since 1999, will function as an ombudsman Read More »

Taiwan official visits China for anti-dumping probes

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | International Trade

A Ministry of Finance (MOF) official traveled to China on June 12 to investigate whether two Chinese towel makers have sold their products to Taiwan at prices far lower than fair market value. Read More »

GM breaks ground on new car plant outside St. Petersburg

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | International Trade

General Motors Corp. broke ground on its first fully owned plant in Russia on June 13, accelerating the rush by foreign automakers to take advantage of the fast-growing, oil-rich country's burgeoning car market. Read More »

ITC to investigate of Apple iPod for infringement of Creative’s Zen patent

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | International Trade

Creative Technology Ltd. announced that the US International Trade Commission has voted to institute an investigation of Apple Computer Inc. for the iPod's infringement of US Patent 6,928,433, which Creative refers to as the "ZEN Patent." Creative asserts Read More »

Horizon Air Services; Horizon’s new Boston area warehouse/CFS facility is state-of the art

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Air Cargo

President Bud Mercuri is very pleased with Horizon Air Services' new warehouse/CFS facility at 480 McClellan Highway in East Boston, close to Logan International Airport. It isn't just the 55,000 sq. ft. of racked warehouse space or oversized doors and 24 Read More »

Wild animals fly Emirates SkyCargo for new pastures

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo recently undertook the special delivery of 255 wild animals from their grazing grounds at a Namibian game park to a second home in Kano, Nigeria. The delivery of the animals, commissioned by the Honorable High Commissioner for Culture an Read More »

Jade Cargo International begins flight operations*

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Chinese cargo carrier Jade Cargo International will begin operations at the beginning of August 2006, immediately after delivery of its first freighter, a Boeing 747-400ERF. Read More »

Italia Marittima and Zim to launch a new trans-Atlantic service

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Italia Marittima SpA (ITS) and Zim will launch a new weekly transatlantic service early August 2006. Designated the North Europe ' US East Coast (NEC) service, it will link the North European ports of Antwerp, Hamburg and Liverpool with New York, Norfolk Read More »

Group CEO to leave NOL during second half of 2006

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) announced that Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Lim will leave the Company during the second half of 2006. Read More »

Container lines predict strong peak season, modify surcharges

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines operating from Asia to the US are concerned that even a modest peak season in the summer and fall months will cause disruptions and have major cost impacts on their operations, particularly with regard to East Coast all-water ship Read More »

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