Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO/HEAVY LIFT 2009 - Groseclose resigns as head of SCSPA

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | People | Ports & Terminals

Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), offered his resignation last week. Read More »

Premium Article  Heavy lift, project logistics services perform difficult tasks for an array of customers

Karen Thuermer | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

When Calgary, Alberta-headquartered Atco Frontec was awarded in 2007 five NATO contracts to provide up to five years of multiple support services to the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan for the more than 10,000 troops serving NATO’s International Security Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO / HEAVY LIFT ‘09 - Banking on President Obama’s bank

George Lauriat | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

It’s hard to talk about projects without talking about project funding. Although most look abroad in places like China, Africa or South America for major infrastructural projects, if the National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank becomes a reality, the US Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO / HEAVY LIFT ‘09 - Charles Kendall Group finds strength in service diversity

George Lauriat | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

Perhaps no independent freight-forwarding group is as diverse in its niche services as the London-based Charles Kendall Group (CKG). From procurement to specialized logistics for the oil & gas industry and other project sectors, CKG offers a select skill Read More »

US Shipping takes delivery of Golden State

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Shipping Partners L.P. announced that its joint venture for the construction of five US Flag product/chemical tankers took delivery of the product tanker Golden State. The Golden State is the first of a class of five 49,000 DWT product carriers being b Read More »

TraPac Jacksonville opens for business

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

After much anticipation, TraPac marked the official opening of its new 158-acre terminal, with the arrival of the CMA CGM Virginia (Voyage 161E) at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). Read More »

Long Beach downturn in container shipments

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Year-end totals released this week show that the number of containers shipped into and out of the Port fell to 6.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2008 - the lowest level in Long Beach since 2004. The year culminated in an especially weak D Read More »

China United Lines launches first cross-strait direct service from SICT

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently, a ceremony that celebrated the launching of the first cross-strait service to call at Shantou Port was held at Shantou International Container Terminals (SICT). Read More »

BNSF offers faster options from Pacific Northwest

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced it is offering an express international container service from the high-capacity ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, to BNSF's intermodal facilities in Memphis, Tenn., and BNSF's Logistics Park - Chicago in Illinois. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines voted regional LTL ‘Carrier of the Year’ by Yamaha

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named 2008 Yamaha Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. This is the first year Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. h Read More »

Con-way opens service center in Rockford, IL

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that it has opened a new service center in Rockford offering next-day delivery throughout Illinois and within a surrounding 600-mile radius. The facility is the firs Read More »

South Korea, EU closing in on free trade deal

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

Negotiations for a free trade deal between South Korea and the European Union are nearly complete with the most contentious disputes of tariff cuts largely resolved, the South Korean trade minister said. Read More »

European Union, Cameroon sign interim trade deal

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

The European Union and Cameroon signed a "stepping stone" economic partnership agreement (EPA) trade deal pending a broader regional accord with central African states. Read More »

India, EU should sign trade deal this year

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

India and the European Union should aim to sign a free trade pact by the end of this year to keep investment flowing and counter the global downturn, Britain's Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said. Read More »

WTO to rule in China trade dispute with US

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to rule on a dispute launched by China over US measures against imports of certain steel pipes, tires and woven sacks. Read More »

GWC, Agility Qatar to merge operations

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Air Cargo

Agility Qatar announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter into merger discussions with the Gulf Warehousing Company ('GWC'), a company listed on the Doha Securities Market. The merger aims to create one of the strongest logistics Read More »

Heavyweight grows US sales team

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air cargo specialty services provider Heavyweight Air Express recently announced a series of commercial measures aimed at supporting and building upon its expanding US air cargo business. Highlighting these growth initiatives are recently appointed region Read More »

Safmarine names first new vessel for 2009

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Ms Teri Bento - wife of Joe Bento, President of CEVA Americas and Global Freight Management ' had the honor of naming the Safmarine Bayete at the Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Shipyard in Busan, Republic of Korea. The event was attended by CEVA Read More »

FESCO’s Vasily Golovnin delivers supplies to polar stations

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

FESCO announced that its containership, the Vasily Golovnin, has successfully unloaded supply cargo, fuel and equipment to the polar stations of Argentina in the Antarctic. Read More »

Borchard, Gandy newest members of Corpus Christi Port Commission

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Corpus Christi announced the addition of former Nueces County Judge Richard Borchard and attorney Francis Gandy to the Port Commission. Judge Borchard was recently appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court to serve a three-year term, Read More »