Smiths Detection, Lufthansa Cargo & Covenant team up to provide all-in-one air cargo solution

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Air Cargo

Smiths Detection, Lufthansa Cargo and Covenant Aviation Security, LLC, will provide an all-in-one TSA-approved security solution for the freight forwarding, air cargo shipping and logistics industry in the United States. Read More »

Cargo 2000 awards quality certification to SATS

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), the leading ground handler and inflight caterer at Singapore Changi Airport has gained certification in Cargo 2000's quality standards.

As part of the audit, SATS had to convince the assessors that Read More »

Emirates heads to Malaysia three times daily

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates, the international airline of the United Arab Emirates, has added an extra daily connection between its hub in Dubai and the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, bringing the total number to 21 weekly, non-stop flights.

The service has been estab Read More »

Crowley completes largest post-disaster cargo lightering operation in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), successfully discharged 202 20-foot containers of relief supplies across a beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday marking the largest post-disaster l Read More »

Atlantic Container line moves its corporate headquater

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Atlantic Container Line AB ( has relocated its corporate headquarters from Iselin, New Jersey to its newly constructed office in Westfield, New Jersey. ACL houses its corporate staff on the top two floors of the new 41,000 square foot, 3 Read More »

Intermarine adds Industrial Echo to its fleet

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Intermarine takes delivery of the Industrial Echo, the fourth in a series of 4 heavy lift newbuildings entering the fleet in the past 12 months. Delivered in Portugal in mid January, the vessel sailed for Hamburg, Bilbao, and Gijon where the ship is loadi Read More »

Infrastructure enhancements underway at the South End Container Terminal

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Halifax Port Authority has started work at the South End Container Terminal on a $35 million infrastructure project.

The project’s primary purpose is to allow the terminal to simultaneously berth and service two full-sized post-Panamax ve Read More »

Georgia’s deepwater ports report Growth due to strong exports

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today at its board meeting that the second quarter of FY2010 (October – December 2009) yielded a 3.6-percent increase in total Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) compa Read More »

PT FPS Indonesia opens in Tangerang

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

PT FPS Indonesia, a member of the international forwarding and logistics network - Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS Group) - has opened a new branch office at Tangerang to consolidate the forwarder’s growing business in Indonesia.

The new branch Read More »

Prince Rupert records 12 year-high cargo volumes in 2009

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Prince Rupert has sailed safely through the receding global economic storm, recording its highest volume throughput since 1997. The port handled 12,173,672 tonnes of cargo in 2009, up 15 per cent over 2008 volumes.
The higher volumes in Read More »

Heavy lift barge crane to position in the Port of Mobile

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Beginning May 2010, the Alabama State Port Authority and Barnhart Crane & Rigging will provide heavy lift barge crane services to cargo customers at the Port of Mobile. The Authority launched its Request for Proposals process in October 2009 seeking a pri Read More »

ICTSI Latin American unit first to be ISO certified

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), manager and operator of Guayaquil Multipurpose and Container Terminal (GMCT) recently became the first Latin American container port to be ISO certified after the company received four ISO certifications: ISO 9001 (Quality Read More »

ATA applauds DOT ban on text messaging by commercial drivers

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves joined Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as LaHood announced a ban on text messaging by drivers of commercial vehicles. Read More »

CN’s new leadership team: Creel appointed COO, Ruest appointed CMO

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, announced the composition of his Leadership Team - a key step in driving CN to the next level.

Keith Creel, previously CN's executive vice-president, operations, is being appointed Read More »

YRC introduces automatic no-fee, money-back guarantee on standard service shipments

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Inc. ('YRC'), a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. announced the introduction of its new No-fee, Money-back Standard Service Guarantee. Effective January, shippers are automatically eligible to receive a 100 percent refund if their shipments fail to de Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 2.1% in December

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed 2.1 percent in December, following a 2.6 percent increase in November. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 106.2 (2000=100) in November to 108. Read More »

CN reports Q4-2009 net income of C$582 million

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

CN reported its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2009.Net income for full-year 2009 decreased two per cent from 2008 to C$1,854 million, with diluted earnings per share declining one per cent to C$3.92. The 20 Read More »

Union Pacific Railroad named to Most Admired for HR List

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Human Resource Executive has named Union Pacific Railroad as one of its 50 Most Admired for Human Resources companies for 2009. Union Pacific is the highest-rated U.S. Class I railroad on the list and is ranked No. 19 overall, up 10 spots from 2008. Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo expands business scope to include aircraft maintenance

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo continues its growth in Hawaii's aviation field through Aloha Tech Ops - a new division of the company dedicated to maintaining and repairing airframes and engines for other airline operators.

'Formalizing these agreements est Read More »

Lufthansa sends special flight with aid for earthquake victims in Haiti

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo recently flew a MD-11 freighter carrying around 75 tons of relief supplies for the quake victims in Haiti.

The Federal Agency for Technical Air (THW) is handling the logistics and coordinating the relief mission on behalf of t Read More »