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CAFTA projected to create up to 2,769 new jobs in LA

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of New Orleans and leaders from the local maritime and business community recently reiterated the importance of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) to the Louisiana economy. DR-CAFTA has already passed the US S Read More »

Del Monte and Pacer ink global logistics pact

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods and Pacer International, Inc. announced that Pacer's supply-chain services unit will provide comprehensive logistics services to Del Monte. Read More »

SUN MICROSYSTEMS Selects DHL AS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL AFTER-MARKET SERVICE PARTS LOGISTICS PROVIDER

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

The agreement leverages DHL's international network and the company's expertise in logistics, express shipping, and air and ocean freight to provide Sun with a comprehensive, seamless global logistics solution customized to Sun's business requirements. T Read More »

Intermodal challenges and obstacles identified in MARAD report

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Intermodal

The intermodal transportation system is supposed to operate much like a pipeline, moving goods seamlessly from supplier to customer. But one hears more often about choke points and interruptions in the flow of commerce. Read More »

Port of Olympia receives federal funds for marine terminal rail improvements

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Intermodal

Intermodal freight improvements at the Port of Olympia's international shipping terminal have been designated a priority project in H.R. 3, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users' or ''SAFETEA'LU,'' the Po Read More »

Pier T container terminal operator ranks high in trucker survey

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Intermodal

In a recent trucker survey conducted by The Barton Group, Total Terminals International, a joint venture between Hanjin Shipping and Marine Terminals Corp. that operates Pier T Container Terminal in Long Beach, was named most often ' by 42%'as being among Read More »

Australia changes quota system on beef exports to US

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | International Trade

Australia will change a system of company quotas on beef exports to the US to a "first come, first served" basis, Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran announced. Read More »

China firms spread wings, no champions for now

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | International Trade

Chinese firms are fanning protectionist flames with their drive to buy companies abroad, but they are a long way off from becoming global champions. Read More »

Fed’s Fisher not worried about China’s economic rise

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | International Trade

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said that China's rising economic power doesn't necessarily come at the expense of the US. Read More »

Retailers welcome DR-CAFTA

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | International Trade

"DR-CAFTA will ensure that American consumers can continue to buy the products they need at prices they can afford," NRF Vice President and International Trade Counsel Erik Autor said. "Without this agreement, apparel manufacturers in the region could not Read More »

Colography Group confirms strong ‘04 for US international airfreight;

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Air Cargo

The US international airfreight industry had a banner year in 2004, with air shipped tonnage and value to and from the United States showing double-digit gains over 2003, The Colography Group, Inc. said today in releasing its annual International Air Carg Read More »

APL brings innovative new technology to waterfront

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Liner Shipping

APL announced the introduction of active RFID technology to its Southern California marine terminal in an important innovation that will speed up cargo container processing. Read More »

Crowley awarded ship management contracts for 17 MARAD Ready Reserve Force vessels

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Liner Shipping

The US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that it has awarded contracts to Crowley Liner Services of Jacksonville, FL, and Marine Transport Lines of Secaucus, NJ, to manage 11 and six Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships r Read More »

Trailer Bridge transitions to independent board to meet present NASDAQ rules

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Trailer Bridge, Inc. announced that the majority of its board will now be comprised of independent directors. This was accomplished through the addition of Robert P. Burke as an independent director and the resignation of three non-independent directors, Read More »

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority announces new intermodal incentive program

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), is pleased to announce that the PRPA Board of Directors approved the agency's new Intermodal Incentive Program at its July meeting. Effective immediately, part Read More »

Pensacola cement terminal welcomes first ship

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The M/V Sheng Qiang, a 613-ft. Hong Kong-flagged dry bulker, docked at the Port of Pensacola July 25, becoming the first vessel to call at the Port's newly-opened cement terminal. It is expected that the vessel will be in port 3 days while its 4,000 ton p Read More »

8,000-teu Hanjin Boston arrives at Long Beach’s Pier T

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

One of the world's largest container ships, South Korea-based Hanjin Shipping Co.'s 8,000-teu Hanjin Boston, made its maiden call to the Port of Long Beach last week, docking under the bright red cranes at Total Terminals International's container termina Read More »

Gov. Perdue announces record year-end results for Georgia Ports

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced that the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) had record results in Fiscal Year 2005 (July 2004 ' June 2005). With 1.76 million teus handled, the Port of Savannah, America's fifth largest container port, grew by 12% in FY Read More »

Trans-Soft partners with Datatrac for seamless shipment tracking capabilities

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Trans-Soft, Inc. has linked its TS2000 Plus and TS2000Net software products with Datatrac's eTrac network, providing freight forwarding customers the edge necessary to offer top quality service without the enormous investment of time and money. Read More »

Hellmann launches domestic product - closes gap to become full service provider

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Inc. announced the launch of its Domestic operations. Designed to provide door-to-door delivery to virtually any address in the US, the new product offers customers a domestic supply chain, which is fully integrated with their Read More »

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