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Deficit sounds alarm, but don’t dismiss dollar

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | International Trade

But unlike last year - when the dollar's December bear run took it to multiyear troughs against most major currencies ' the Dec. 14th decline followed months of sturdy gains which has seen the US currency enjoy its best year since 2001. Read More »

Canadian farm delegation says Govt. giving up too much at WTO

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | International Trade

Canada's government ministers and negotiators at the World Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong were criticized by a Canadian delegation of agricultural farm leaders for playing their hand too soon and for giving away the country's bargaining position. Read More »

EMA to the rescue

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Air Cargo

Following a devastating fire at their Magna Park (Lutterworth) distribution warehouse, rapidly expanding nationwide value fashion retailer PRIMARK needed to replenish their stock for the busy Christmas period. Over 600 tons of new stock needed to be urgen Read More »

AN-225 lands at NEMA

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Air Cargo

The world's largest aircraft - the Antonov AN-225 Myria ("Dream") - has landed at Nottingham East Midlands Airport. The six-engine hybrid of the more common AN-124 Ruslan is the only example flying and was originally designed to carry the Russian "Buran" Read More »

Walter Holzhammer new

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Liner Shipping

With the appointment of Walter Holzhammer, Austrian based air and sea freight specialist cargo-partner has recruited another international and well-experienced logistics professional. Read More »

MTC Holdings appoints new Chief Information Officer

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Liner Shipping

'In the position of CIO, Larry will provide technology vision and leadership to MTCH and its affiliated companies for developing and implementing IT strategic initiatives that maintain our leadership in this highly competitive and constantly changing glob Read More »

CII’s 2005 Connie Award

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Liner Shipping

The 2005 Connie Awards were presented today by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute to James Capo, Peter J. Gatti Jr. and Rudiger (Rudy) Mack at a sold-out gala industry luncheon at The Newark Club. Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2005 - Bringing steamship lines into technology loop

Karen Thuermer | December 11, 2005 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

IBM is now in the shipping business, but not in the way you might think. By acquiring Danish computer services firm Maersk Data, a subsidiary of the A.P. Møller-Maersk Group, last year, the IT company has now opened a new competence center: IBM Transport Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2005 - Terminal operators vie for global box business

George Lauriat | December 11, 2005 | Ports & Terminals

The reality of the Port Authority business is that ocean carriers can change ports at whim. The ability to leave a port is the ultimate recourse when the relationship between a steamship line and a port deteriorates. It is this ability to pick and choose Read More »

Industry underestimates growth, according to NYK Line executive

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The containerized shipping industry must come to better grips with its dynamic growth, according to Peter I. Keller, executive vice president and chief operating officer, NYK Line (Americas). Read More »

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominates new of Port of LA Exec. Director

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

"This is a new day for the Port of Los Angeles," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "Ms. Knatz not only brings vast knowledge of the industry and stellar credentials, but also an assertiveness and high energy that will make the Port of Los Angeles the most Read More »

Ports doing well as peak shipping season ends

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The nation's major retail container ports are operating without significant congestion problems as the industry's peak shipping season comes to an end, according to the December Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Global Ins Read More »

Long Beach’s enjoys seven straight months of increased exports

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported that they moved 600,940 container cargo units in October, up 7.8% over the same month a year ago. Read More »

Federal funds earmarked for Vancouver, WA road and rail projects

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Standing in the shadow of one of the West Coast's largest grain elevators at the Port of Vancouver on Dec. 5, US Senator Patty Murray announced a federal appropriation of $2.3 million to help expand rail and road services to the port, creating new jobs an Read More »

DGX opens first facility in Shanghai

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

DGX, sister company to DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, recently celebrating its 25th year as a freight forwarder and logistics provider, is marking its quarter century with the opening of the company's first full service facility in China. The new offic Read More »

Ford honors Schneider National with Q1 certification

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National announced that its automotive customer service team recently received Ford Motor Company's Q1 certification, its highest recognition of superior supplier quality and service. The award places Schneider among a very elite group within Fo Read More »

So. Korean Gov’t. certifies Savi’s active RFID supply chain solutions

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

The decision by the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) supports the ISO 18000-7 (International Standardization Organization) standard operating at the 433.92 MHz frequency, and enables deployment of Savi's RFID-based solutions in this regiona Read More »

BNSF announces several sales and marketing appointments

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Intermodal

FORT WORTH, Texas, November 14, 2005 ' Several sales and marketing assignments at BNSF Railway Company were announced today by John Lanigan, BNSF's executive vice president and chief marketing officer: Read More »

P&W RR announces management changes

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Intermodal

Providence and Worcester Railroad Company announced that, at a special meeting of the Board of Directors, P. Scott Conti was appointed to serve as a Director of the Company until the next meeting of shareholders and was elected to succeed Orville R. Harro Read More »

Rail executives call for 24/7 marine terminals

AJOT | December 11, 2005 | Intermodal

While US railroads are engaging in multibillion-dollar efforts to enhance capacity, some rail executives believe it is time for marine terminals to operate on an around-the-clock basis. Read More »

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