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Premium Article  GARMENTS & APPAREL LOGISTICS 2005 - Gucci is “All About Quality,” logistics included

Karen Thuermer | September 11, 2005 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The name Gucci conjures a vibe of exclusivity and prestige, an Italian brand of quality. Founded in 1921 in Florence, Italy, Gucci is now one of the world‚s leading purveyors of personal luxury goods with its Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Ale Read More »

Port industry prepares to face winds of change after Katrina

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

A three-story casino barge now rests askew on land occupied two weeks earlier by a bustling container terminal at the Port of Gulfport - perhaps an omen of dramatic changes to come. Read More »

Notice of venue change for TOC2005 Americas

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

In light of the recent tragic events in New Orleans and as a result of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, Informa has announced a change of venue for this year's Terminal Operations Conference & Exhibition for the Americas (TOC2005 Americas). P Read More »

Propeller Club of the United States plans Boston annual meeting

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Bart Goedhard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Propeller Club of the United States, is a tough man to catch at this time of year. The organization's annual convention will be held in Boston from October 4-7 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Read More »

Port of Mobile set to handle vessel traffic

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Alabama State Port Authority received word from the US Army Corps of Engineers that its channel surveys have been completed and the Mobile Ship Channel opened Saturday, September 3, 2005. The Mobile Ship Channel has a maximum draft of 42 feet to the M Read More »

Freescale rewards Exel for cost control and reduced delivery times

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Exel announced that it earned a 'Continuous Improvement Supplier Award' from Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a leading global semiconductor company. Freescale presented the award at a supplier recognition banquet earlier this month in Austin, Texas. Read More »

Menlo Worldwide named top 3PL provider

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide is among the very best 3PL providers in the world, according to a survey conducted by the editors of Inbound Logistics magazine. As part of the magazine's annual Top 100 3PL Provider Awards for 2005, Menlo Worldwide came in 4th place out o Read More »

Samuel Shapiro

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Ninety years ago, Samuel Shapiro started an international freight forwarding business with a $5.00 roll-top desk and a quill pen. His company, Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., celebrated its 90th birthday on August 10th in the call room of the Customs Hous Read More »

ILA’s South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District organizes relief effort for devastated Gulf Port areas

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Intermodal

Clyde Fitzgerald, president of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO, has called for a two-day meeting on September 12 and 13 in Houston, Texas to bring together ILA locals from the Gulf to ass Read More »

Schneider, FEMA create critical diesel supply chain for hurricane relief efforts

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Intermodal

Schneider National announced that it is working with FEMA, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the US Navy to create a critical diesel supply chain needed to fuel emergency vehicles and generators being used for hurricane rescue and relief effor Read More »

‘Clean-diesel’ locomotives coming to LA/LB ports

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Intermodal

Taking a major step to improve air quality, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Pacific Harbor Line have tentatively agreed to launch a $23 million program to replace the fleet of 18 harbor locomotives with 'clean-diesel' and alternative-fuel loco Read More »

China textile import quotas challenged

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | International Trade

Thousands of miles and the Pacific Ocean are not the only things that separate China from the United States. The two nations are also world's apart regarding a comprehensive agreement to stem China's surging exports of low-cost clothing to the United Stat Read More »

Some New Orleans metal

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | International Trade

At least some of the London Metal Exchange metal stored in New Orleans warehouses is dry, clean and in warrantable condition, a spokesman for one of the companies housing the metal said last week. Read More »

US appeals WTO ruling in Canadian lumber dispute

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | International Trade

The United States appealed a World Trade Organization panel ruling on Sept. 6 against US duties on Canadian softwood lumber, and it called for renewed negotiations to resolve the long-running dispute. Read More »

World business leaders express concern over status of WTO negotiations;

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | International Trade

Six of the world's leading business organizations have called on member nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to intensify their efforts to achieve a successful conclusion to the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). In a policy statement titled "Advanci Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo transports Malta built AC cars to New York

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo has been entrusted by BAS Ltd, exclusive agents for DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, to transfer two Malta-built AC MKV cars to New York, via Dubai. Read More »

Freeing air cargo from paper

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Air Cargo

Air cargo is a profitable US$ 40 billion industry. Its customer time-definite delivery and information transparency can be improved if air cargo supply chain participants including shippers, forwarders, customs, and carriers, join together to simplify ind Read More »

Who says pigs can’t fly?

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Air Cargo

One hundred and seventy-six pigs flew into Glasgow Prestwick this week, part of a shipment on board a Polar Air 747 freighter. They stopped over in Scotland en route from Ireland to the west coast of America where they will be used as breeding stock. Read More »

Evergreen Helicopters helping in hurricane Katrina relief

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Air Cargo

A large fleet of Evergreen Helicopters' aircraft have been dispatched to the gulf coast to aid in the rescue and relief efforts following the devastation of hurricane Katrina. Evergreen Helicopters are supporting a number of government and private organiz Read More »

Comments onTemporary Jones Act Waiver

AJOT | September 11, 2005 | Liner Shipping

"The domestic maritime industry supports President Bush's effort to respond quickly and effectively to this terrible tragedy and is prepared to assist in any way it can. America's domestic fleet, which numbers tens of thousands of vessels manned by US cit Read More »

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