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Vancouver container truckers join CAW

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Intermodal

About 800 independent truckers who move containers at the Port of Vancouver have signed with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). Bargaining with the 55 or so truck owners began October 25. Read More »

IBM is now in supply chain business

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

IBM has entered the supply chain management business. Announced last June, IBM has billed its new product a supply chain management business transformation outsourcing (SCM BTO) offering. Read More »

Food Products Assn. Pres. & CEO voices ‘Strong Support’ for administration’s trade proposals

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

In remarks delivered on October 25 during a news conference held by the American Business Coalition for Doha, Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the Food Products Association (FPA), made the following comments: Read More »

Sushi popularity fueling $23 million CA sea urchin industry

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

Sushi restaurants, once frequented almost exclusively by Asian Americans, now are becoming ensconced in American mainstream. Driven by Americans' appetite for exotic flavors and Japanese cuisine's reputation for healthfulness, sushi bars in the US quintup Read More »

World Bank calls for 75% cut in farm tariffs

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | International Trade

Developed countries must cut their highest farm tariffs by 75% if the world's poorest nations are to benefit from a World Trade Organization attempt to liberalize agricultural trade, experts at the World Bank say. Read More »

Airship’s transport smooth sailing thanks to pre-fabrication planning

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

Even before the expert designers at Dillon Works! Inc. began fabricating a scale model of the famed Graf Zeppelin airship for a new balloon museum more than 1,500 miles away, they consulted the transportation professionals at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. Read More »

IATA welcomes US-EU open aviation area discussions

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the United States and European Union that they will re-commence discussions of an Open Aviation Area in Brussels on October 17. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announces Worldwide Flight Services outsourcing arrangement

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced that it has entered into a long term outsourcing arrangement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), which involves the sale of the airline's North American cargo handling operation. Read More »

AirBridge Cargo strengthens teams in Asia, Russia and The Netherlands

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo (ABC), a subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, has today announced a number of new appointments in Asia, Russia and The Netherlands to support the continued development of its scheduled cargo network. Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines 3q rev up

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines Co. said its third quarter revenue rose 23.2% from a year ago on a similar rise in container volume during the period and higher shipping rates. Read More »

Safmarine’s Trans-Pacific service launch heralds new focus

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Multi-trade shipping line Safmarine has launched the 2006 promotion of its enhanced Trans-Pacific service at the Containerization International Liner Shipping and China Conference in Ningbo, China. Read More »

Evergreen Group launches Hatsu Smart

AJOT | October 30, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Hatsu Smart, the third in a series of ten 7,024-teu S-type container vessels being built for Hatsu Marine Ltd., a company of the Evergreen Group, was launched October 21 at Mitsubishi Shipyards. Read More »

Shortsea activity progressing in Canada

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Launched a couple of years ago, the great offensive encouraged by both the US and Canadian federal transport authorities to expand shortsea shipping on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway continues. Recent positive initiatives point to a more promising Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority, Shanghai International Port Group sign agreement

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) signed an historic agreement last week to jointly promote all-water shipping routes and trade opportunities between Asia and the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Jim Capo, Peter Gatti & Rudy Mack to receive 2005

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2005 Containerization & Intermodal Institute Connie Awards will be presented this year to James Capo, Chairman and CEO of the United States Maritime Alliance; Peter J. Gatti Jr., Executive Vice President of the National Industrial Transportation (NIT) Read More »

National Rivers Hall of Fame honors Gary P. Lagrange with National Achievement Award

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The National Rivers Hall of Fame recently announced Gary P. LaGrange as the 2005 recipient of its National Achievement Award. Mr. LaGrange's award was presented in a special tribute as a part of the Waterways Council, Inc's Fall Symposium and Annual Meeti Read More »

Independent forwarders meet at APLN Worldwide Conference

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

More than 260 top independent freight forwarders from all over the world gathered at the third annual Advanced Professional Logistics Network (APLN) conference, held in Bangkok, Thailand at the end of September. Read More »

NITL President to address Traffic Club of Philadelphia

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company and Chairman of the Traffic Club of Philadelphia's Annual Industry Night Dinner, has announced that John Ficker, president of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), will be the guest speaker at this yea Read More »

Panalpina acquires Norwegian Overseas Shipping Group

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina has acquired the Overseas Shipping Group based in Oslo. The takeover of its longstanding agent for the Nordic area will enable Panalpina to further enhance its worldwide market leadership in the supply chain to the international oil and gas indu Read More »

ABF again named best in both claims/loss prevention and security

AJOT | October 23, 2005 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) as the top motor carrier in both claims/loss prevention and security. ABF' is the only carrier to earn both the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award and the E Read More »

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