Campbell elected New Orleans Board Chairman

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected James O. Campbell as its chairman, succeeding Danny Hughes, whose term as chairman expired. Hughes will continue to serve as a commissioner. Read More »

Tom Ridge meets Ryder System leadership team

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Ryder System, Inc., a global supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions company, announced that the Honorable Tom Ridge, first secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, met with the com Read More »

Schenker AG extends rail services to Europe

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Intermodal

To meet the rising demand for rail based logistics, DB Schenker is now rolling out a new range of services in Europe: DB Schenkerrailog stands for rail based logistics and becomes an established component of DB Schenker's European land transport operation Read More »

Tucker Company joins ATA

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Intermodal

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company, Cherry Hill, NJ, has announced that the company has become a member of the American Trucking Association (ATA). The ATA, established in 1933, is the national voice for the trucking industry before Capitol Hill, regul Read More »

Heavy lift to light up Afghan capital

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn India has coordinated the air transportation of three mega transformers from Delhi to Kabul, as part of the high-profile project to provide electricity to the Afghan capital's three million inhabitants. Read More »

Deutsche Post World Net restructures US Express business with UPS

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Air Cargo

Deutsche Post World Net announced a plan to restructure its DHL US Express business by working with UPS for airlift capacity and reducing costs in its ground infrastructure. Under the plan, DHL and UPS have agreed to develop a contract whereby UPS will pr Read More »

Etihad Crystal cargo carries Picasso masterpieces

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has been given the privileged role of shipping more than 180 Pablo Picasso masterpieces from Paris to Abu Dhabi ahead of the opening of the world-renowned artist's exhibition in the UAE's capital city. Read More »

US-Asia container lines to accelerate fuel cost recovery

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Member shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have stepped up efforts to reach their 2008 goal of achieving full, floating bunker fuel surcharges across the board. Read More »

New Grand Alliance Far-East EU 5 liner service calls Hamburg

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Liner Shipping

At the end of last week, the OSLO EXPRESS (3,322 teu) from the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd was the first vessel in the new Far-East-Europe EU 5 liner service of the Grand Alliance to sail for the Port of Hamburg. The OSLO EXPRESS is one of a total of eig Read More »

NOAA ocean observing system keeps shipping safe in Pascagoula

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mariners can now get free real-time information on water and wind conditions for the Port of Pascagoula, MS, from a new NOAA ocean observing system at the port. Read More »

Governor announces record growth for Georgia’s ports

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled a total of more than 21.4 million tons of cargo for all terminal facilities, including Bainbridge, Brunswick, Columbus and Savannah in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2008 Read More »

More than $29mln in federal grants for WA ports

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she has helped to secure $29,444,052 for port security efforts across Washington State this year. This is a $4.5 million increase over last year's funding. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to st Read More »

NCBFAA gives nod to export control system modernization measure

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) Senior Counselor Peter H. Powell, Sr., expressed support for H Read More »

DRA co-chairman discusses transportation issues during Capitol Hill briefing

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority told members of Congress and key congressional staffers that a four-lane connection from Interstate 55 in Batesville, MS, to Interstate 40 in Brinkley, AR, could further enhance the region's position Read More »

Teamsters slam proposal to let bigger trucks on highways

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa urged Congress to ignore trucking industry lobbyists who want to let dangerous large trucks on US highways. Read More »

ATA to manage Distribution and LTL Carriers Association

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced that it has assumed management of the Distribution and LTL Carriers Association, a Kansas City, MO-based organization that represents for-hire trucking companies engaged in local, regional and inter-regio Read More »

PMTA responds to Abertis-Citigroup bid to lease Pennsylvania Turnpike

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

During a press conference, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell revealed that Abertis Infraestructuras SA and Citigroup, Inc. won the bidding to lease Pennsylvania's greatest asset for 75 years with a cash offer of $12.8 billion. If the Legislature approves the c Read More »

Global airfreight forecast to return to strong growth

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

OAG Analytical Services, part of Official Airline Guide, has released its third annual OAG Global Air Freight Forecast which projects trends in airfreight demand and fleet for 2008-2017. 'Amid soaring fuel prices and economic uncertainty, the projections Read More »

AA Cargo receives ‘Customer Excellence & innovation Award’

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has announced that it received the 'Customer Excellence and Innovation' award from Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider. American Airlines was rec Read More »

Progress on EU Open Skies spells promise for Canada

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Canadian Airports Council applauded efforts achieved in reaching a new comprehensive air services agreement with the EU, as statements from both federal government and European Union officials indicate progress. Read More »