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Grand Alliance members comment on possible Grand Alliance composition

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Following the recent Grand Alliance press announcement on the 2005 product upgrade, the CEOs of Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, MISC, NYK and OOCL jointly expressed that they were united in their pledge to continue providing a high quality service to Read More »

New APL vessel joins All Water Service to US

AJOT | July 03, 2005 | Liner Shipping

APL's newest vessel, the APL Virginia, was launched recently in Shanghai by Mrs. Sarah Randt, wife of US Ambassador to China, Clark T Randt JR. The vessel is now on its maiden voyage across the Pacific to the US East Coast. Read More »

Premium Article  DR-CAFTA negotiator sees benefits for Gulf

Paul Scott Abbott | June 26, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Passage of an expanded free-trade agreement that encompasses Central America should bode well for ports along the US Gulf, according to Nicaragua‚s chief negotiator for such a pact. Read More »

Premium Article  Vigo Importing Co. has long tradition in Florida

Karen Thuermer | June 26, 2005 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

In 1947, the United States was celebrating the end of World War II. Some 40 years earlier, Antonino Alessi and his family immigrated from their native Sicily to come to America, the land of opportunity. Tampa, then a sleepy port town known mainly for hand Read More »

Federal Judge rules Portland Channel deepening may proceed

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

After 18 years of planning, the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project received a green light recently from US District Judge Ricardo Martinez. Judge Martinez ruled that the Corps of Engineers and NOAA Fisheries had properly analyzed the Project's imp Read More »

New cargo service at the Port of Halifax

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Halifax will see 52 more cargo ship calls per year at the South End Container Terminal and Autoport with the addition of a second vessel to Oceanex's weekly service to Newfoundland. The M.V. Cicero calls weekly from Halifax to St. John's, supp Read More »

Super Post-Panamax cranes arrive at Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

After 22 months of anticipation, two new Super Post-Panamax cranes finally arrived at the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal on Saturday, June 18, 2005. Before reaching their final destination in Savannah, GA, the cranes 47-day long journey aboard the 505- Read More »

AAPA applauds Senate appropriations on FY’06 energy & water funding bill mark-up

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

After approval of a nearly $31.25 billion funding bill that includes $5.29 billion for the US Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works program, American Association of Port Authorities President/CEO Kurt Nagle praised the Senate Appropriations Committee and i Read More »

Mexico’s President Fox visits Exel facility in Nogales

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Exel announced that its new facility in Nogales, Mexico, was inaugurated in late April by Mexico's President Vincente Fox. The facility is jointly-operated by Exel and Motorola. Read More »

Glovia offers US customers 24X5 Customer Support

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Glovia International, a subsidiary of Fujitsu, announced that Glovia Customer Care (GCC) support services will be available to US customers 24-hours-a-day five days a week. Glovia, unlike many software and IT companies, will be offering this service to US Read More »

Panalpina and Envirotainer to support cold chain management solutions for healthcare sector

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina has signed a global agreement with Envirotainer to provide temperature-controlled air cargo containers for its new cold chain management solutions for the healthcare industry. Read More »

Japanese-bound soybeans backfill auto parts containers

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

Containers full of exports regularly rumble out of a CSX railroad facility a half mile from the $3.2-billion Honda auto plant at Marysville, Ohio. They first roll to Columbus and then to inland transport hubs such as Chicago and Kansas City. Then the boxe Read More »

STB seeks railroad plans for “Fall Peak” shipping season

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober announced that he has asked each of the seven largest railroads to report to the Board within 30 days on its plans to meet the expected increase in demand during the fall shipping season, which is known as Read More »

Schneider Logistics, Inc. announces pending acquisition of American Port Services

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

Schneider Logistics, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire American Port Services, a US provider of port transloading/deconsolidation, warehousing, and distribution services. Upon completion, Schneider will have a significant Read More »

RailRunner raises $5 million

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Intermodal

RailRunner, N.A., Inc., the developer and operator of innovative intermodal systems that dramatically broaden the reach of the containerized rail network, announced it has received an investment of $5 million from US Boston Capital Corporation. Read More »

Vietnam footwear industry struggles on

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | International Trade

Last year, while exporting 450 million pairs of shoes, the footwear industry earned US$2.8 billion, making Vietnam the world's fourth-largest exporter in this regard. Domestically, footwear ranked third in export revenue after crude oil and garments. Read More »

Greenspan warns of dangers of US tariff on China

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | International Trade

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said there would be large risks to the global financial system if the United States imposed unilateral across-the-board tariffs on Chinese imports. Read More »

EU sugar reform draws sweet and sour response

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | International Trade

The world's top three sugar cane exporters, Brazil, Thailand and Australia, welcomed a radical reform of Europe's heavily subsidised sugar industry, but Caribbean nations said it would cost them millions of dollars in lost revenue. Read More »

Don’t put all your eggs in the China basket

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Air Cargo

Speaking at the Trans-Pacific Air Cargo Conference held in Los Angeles, Julian Keeling, President & CEO at Consolidators International, Inc. (CII), a leading air freight wholesaler and forwarder, stated, "While China-US trade is receiving the lion's share Read More »

Evergreen to begin US-Japan air cargo flights

AJOT | June 26, 2005 | Air Cargo

Evergreen International Airlines (Evergreen) began Boeing 747 freighter service between Japan and the United States on June 5, 2005. The first flight took off from Nagoya, Japan (NGO) at 12 p.m. local. This inauguration of service follows a decision by th Read More »

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