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John S. Connor opens office in China

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Lee Connor, president of John S. Connor has announced that the company has opened an office in Shanghai, China. "Our goal is to establish a stronger trade lane between China and the east coast of the United States," Connor stated. Read More »

Hyundai and Kia recognize BNSF

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company was recently recognized by GLOVIS America for "Excellence and Dedication in Providing Superior Service in Vehicle Handling" during 2005. GLOVIS America is the logistics management company responsible for Hyundai Motor America and Kia Read More »

Port of LA reports record 23% increase in on-dock rail usage during 2005

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Intermodal

More than one million on-dock rail lifts took place at the Port of Los Angeles in 2005, moving nearly a quarter of all containers passing through the port last year-- an increase of more than 23% over 2004 rail moves. Read More »

RailAmerica reports Feb. carloads

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Intermodal

Total carloads for February 2006 were 103,249, down 2.8% from 106,256 in February 2005. The acquisition of the Alcoa railroads and the Fremont line in Michigan net of the impact of the sale of the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad and the three Alberta pro Read More »

ITC launches investigation on possible modifications to NAFTA rules of origin

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | International Trade

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is seeking input on a newly initiated investigation concerning proposed modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin. Read More »

US Treasury urges persuasion on China forex reform

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | International Trade

The US Treasury's top priority is persuading China to let its currency rise but that goal will more likely be achieved through diplomacy than pressure, a senior Treasury official said. Read More »

China seeks to achieve trade balance

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | International Trade

"We reckon China may need two to three years to achieve a balance in international trade" after a mix of measures were introduced, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), said in a speech delivered on March 20. Read More »

Houston’s airports among busies in the nation!!

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

According to the latest 2005 traffic figures released by Airports Council International (ACI) Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is now the nation's 9th busiest airport in the number of passengers served annually. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo Launches Dubai Service

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is delighted to announce the launch of its new Dubai service which began March 27. The direct flight between Heathrow and Dubai will operate four flights a week from March 27, 2006, increasing to five a week from May 1 and daily from Read More »

DFW Named Best Cargo Airport In The World

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Air Cargo

Air Cargo World named DFW International Airport best cargo airport in the world in its recent Air Cargo Excellence survey. Rating the Airport on performance, value, facilities and operations, DFW distinguished itself from other leading cargo destinations. Read More »

Long Beach and LA ready for peak season

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Liner Shipping

A diverse panel of experts forecasted significant gains in trade at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for the 2006 peak shipping season that could rival and may even surpass the growth in 2005. Even so, they said they are ready and more than capable Read More »

APM Terminals named Best Global Container Terminal Operator

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Liner Shipping

APM Terminals was named 'Best Global Terminal Operator 2006' at the Containerisation International awards ceremony, held in New York on March 23 to mark the 50th anniversary of containerisation. Read More »

Kalmar wins major straddle carrier refurbishment contract at Tilbury

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Liner Shipping

UK terminal operator, Tilbury Container Services (TCS) recently awarded Kalmar a major contract for the refurbishment of 13 straddle carriers. This project comes on top of an existing contract whereby Kalmar is carrying out routine servicing of the entire Read More »

NYK Line introduces new chairman

AJOT | April 02, 2006 | Liner Shipping

It was formally announced at the NYK Line (North America) Board of Directors meeting, held on March 9, 2006, that Mr. Saburo Yamagata will become the new chairman of NYK Line (North America), Inc. Mr. Yamagata will assume the responsibilities previously h Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - Port of Tacoma‚Äôs Husky Terminal makes switch to biodiesel fuel

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Husky Terminal & Stevedoring, a major Port of Tacoma terminal operator, recently began using biodiesel fuel for all diesel-operated vehicles and container handling equipment. Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - Port of Seattle forecasts 8% growth over next five years

George Lauriat | March 26, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Seattle recently discussed growth and capacity issues with the AJOT. Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - Prince Rupert to offer fast, new corridor to Asia

Leo Quigley | March 26, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

A new door leading to a fast, seamless, corridor for containers moving between Asia and the industrial heartland of North America is scheduled to open next year and there are shippers already standing in line, waiting to take advantage of the event. Read More »

Sen. Collins, industry leaders grateful for attention to ports

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Dubai port operations acquisition controversy may have been wrought with misinformation, but Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, and other participants in last week's American Association of Port Authorities Spring Conference believe the brouhaha has had Read More »

Port of Oakland sponsors Fifth Annual China Conference

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland is host and principal sponsor of the Fifth Annual China Conference April 3-4, 2006, presented by Marine Digest and Cargo Business News at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Today China-North America trade is well over $260 billion a yea Read More »

Cerescorp purchases 2 new super post Panamax cranes . . .

AJOT | March 26, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cerescorp Company is pleased to announce that it has purchased two of the world's most technologically advanced, super post Panamax cranes for its Fairview Cove Container Terminal facility in the Port of Halifax. With this purchase, Cerescorp will own and Read More »

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