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MTLA names Jamian as new Affiliate Member

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Transport & Logistics Advisors (MTLA) announced the addition of Mr. John Jamian, former Acting Maritime Administrator for the US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration, to its select group of Affiliate Members. Read More »

Safmarine upgrades Safari shipping services

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine's Safari shipping services between the Far East and South Africa are to be upgraded following the deployment of new larger, faster vessels and the inclusion of an additional, direct port of call at Ningbo, China. The service upgrades are set to Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE—Canadian shippers see further growth in trans-Atlantic trade

Leo Ryan | April 15, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Even though Canadian trade with Asia has soared in the past few years, commercial exchanges and overall trans-Atlantic maritime trade with Europe have not stagnated: they have even maintained strong growth. This trend could offer opportunities for shippin Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE—Larger containerships enhance Charleston’s trans-Atlantic role

Paul Scott Abbott | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

As increasingly large containerships ply trans-Atlantic routes, officials of the South Carolina State Ports Authority are looking to further boost the Port of Charleston’s role in trade with Europe. Read More »

Port of Savannah announces new Suez Service

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Maersk Line announced today the addition of the Port of Savannah to Maersk's MECL2 service. Read More »

Long Beach, Los Angeles and Alameda Corridor impact California’s economy

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A trade impact study issued by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) underscores the role of nation's two largest container ports play as critical economic powerhouses and job generators for both the Read More »

PHA Commission approves TWIC, $5mln. in additional security projects

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved nearly $5 million in security improvements, including payment of up to $100,000 for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) enrollment fees on behalf of its Commissioners Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority new Harbor dues program

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Harbor dues are the fees charged to vessels entering the Port of Vancouver. As of April 1 the VPA will be issuing a new schedule of harbor dues that recognizes and acknowledges vessels that are working to reduce the air emissions they discharge into the Read More »

John s. Connor teams up with Orient Star in China

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

John S. Connor, Inc., a full service logistics company based in Glen Burnie, MD, has recently formed a strategic alliance with Orient Star Group to exclusively offer Less-than-Container Load (LCL) inbound service from Shanghai direct to the Port of Baltim Read More »

DHL wins ‘Vendor of the Year’ award from Technicolor

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL announced that Technicolor Cinema Distribution, one of the nation's leading distributors of theatrical film prints, honored DHL with the Technicolor 'Vendor of the Year' award. At an awards ceremony, Technicolor recognized DHL's nationwide US service Read More »

Weber Distribution acquires 100,000 square foot facility

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

In line with its continued focus on being 'The West Coast Logistics Leader,' Weber Distribution, LLC, a privately-held logistics and supply chain management provider for more than 83 years, has established a 100,000 square foot Lodi facility to manage its Read More »

Pressure mounts as rotating strikes hit CN Rail

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway faced picket lines last week, but the union said it does not plan this new job action to be as disruptive as the strike that hamstrung Canada's largest railway in February. Read More »

Buffett boosts US rail stocks

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Major railroads' shares jumped last week after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. raised its stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. and two other rail companies. Read More »

Old Dominion offers door-to-door service between China & the US

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Greg Plemmons, Vice President of OD Global Operations at Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced Old Dominion will offer International Transportation Services between China and the US The offering will be a seamless integrated service with the North Ca Read More »

Con-way Freight drivers honored for two million accident-free miles

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that four of its professional truck drivers have achieved two million accident-free miles. These successes were celebrated at the local service centers Read More »

China “strongly dissatisfied” with US WTO complaint

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

China said it is "strongly dissatisfied" with the US's decision to complain to the World Trade Organization about Beijing's protection of intellectual property rights, as trade tensions between the two countries step up a notch. Read More »

US manufacturers eye WTO alliance with Brazil

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

US manufacturers hope to persuade an influential Brazilian industry group to join them this week in a push for deep industrial tariff cuts in five-year-old world trade talks, a US industry official said. Read More »

Iraqi PM seeks Japanese investment to help revive economy

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged Japan to invest in the Middle Eastern country in a meeting with Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Akira Amari, a METI official said. Read More »

French firms ignore election trade fears

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

Unperturbed by looming elections, France's top companies are doing what seemed unthinkable in past campaigns -- openly embracing the merits of globalization and cutting costs in a battle to survive cut-throat competition. Read More »

NCA Americas, Inc. welcomes new Exec. VP

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

Established to strengthen its position in the North America market, this new entity will have the responsibility for management of all NCA activities within North Americas. Read More »

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