ZIM ATX service starting in March 2008

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The new service, named ATX for "Atlantic Express", will replace the current ZIM NEX service and will be operated in a vessel sharing agreement with the member carriers of the Grand Alliance. Read More »

OOCL donates $40,000 to Long Beach Education Foundation

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has donated US$40,000 to the California-based Long Beach Education Foundation, the Long Beach Unified School District's fundraising arm. The money was designated for two outstanding schools: $20,000 for the Elizabeth Read More »

UASC takes delivery of 6,000-TEU ships from HHI

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

UNITED Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has taken delivery of the first vessel in a series of eight 6,919-TEU containerships being built by South Korean shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy Industries under a contract signed in 2005. Read More »

Anglo-Eastern Launches On-Line Recruitment Screening

AJOT | January 22, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Anglo-Eastern has launched a Web-based online test for its pre-recruitment screening process for deck and engine cadets. The company recruits around four hundred deck and engine cadets worldwide for the 200 plus ships it manages. 'Over 1500 applications a Read More »

Grand Alliance upgrades ATX service in cooperation with ZIM

AJOT | January 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) are upgrading a service on the North Europe - North USA Atlantic Trade, in cooperation with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. Read More »

CEVA names Aldridge Executive VP of new business unit ILS

AJOT | January 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA Logistics, the 4th largest global supply chain provider, announced today the appointment of Bill Aldridge to the position of Executive Vice President for its newly created business unit, International Logistics Solutions (ILS). ILS provides end-to-en Read More »

CN and UTU announce tentative labor pact

AJOT | January 21, 2008 | Intermodal

CN and the United Transportation Union (UTU) announced a tentative labor agreement applying to approximately 600 UTU members working on CN's former Illinois Central (IC) and Chicago, Central & Pacific (CCP) properties in the Midwest and southern US. Read More »

Boeing, Gulf Air Close 787 Dreamliner Deal

AJOT | January 21, 2008 | Air Cargo

Boeing and Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air today finalized negotiations for up to 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal that could be worth approximately $3.9 billion at list prices if all options are exercised. The agreement is for 16 787s on direct or Read More »

Premium Article  G’day Mate: What’s in store for Australia-US trade two years after AUSFTA?

George Lauriat | January 20, 2008 | International Trade

The implementation of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) in 2005 eliminated or reduced tariffs on many commodities to induce trade between the two countries. But has the agreement delivered as promised and with the US pitching about in the eco Read More »

Premium Article  FTA key element to expansion of trade with New Zealand

George Lauriat | January 20, 2008 | International Trade

On September 11th 2007, the second US-NZ Partnership Forum was held in Auckland, New Zealand. The sponsoring group (US-NZ Council and counterpart NZ-US Council), composed of leaders from both nations, is dedicated to fostering closer political and econom Read More »

Premium Article  Qantas and Air New Zealand aim to retain niche advantage

Karen Thuermer | January 20, 2008 | Air Cargo

Qantas Freight and Air New Zealand have enjoyed unprecedented cargo business in recent years. To continue the trend, the carriers strive to make improvements. Read More »

Premium Article  Planned security rules may deal knockout blow to Just-In-Time

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

Those in the logistics industry realize the need for security. They also worry, however, about the often half-baked ideas of heavy-handed lawmakers whose closest contact with freight is sitting as passengers above an aircraft's cargo hold. These lawmake Read More »

Premium Article  Qantas Freight goes high speed with V8 Supercars

Karen Thuermer | January 20, 2008 | Air Cargo

For motor sports fans, there’s nothing better than the fire-breathing, fender-bending action of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship. Ever since this category of race car -- loosely based on the Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore -- was introduced to the Read More »

VPA establishes presence in India

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Trade with India accounts for a consistently growing share of The Port of Virginia's business and because of that the Virginia Port Authority recently contracted with an experienced firm to represent the VPA in that country. Read More »

L.B./L.A. ports to consider cargo fee for transportation projects

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, January 14, 2008, in a joint meeting, will consider a cargo fee that would generate $1.4 billion for transportation projects to improve traffic flow and air quality in the harbor are Read More »

Corpus Christi issues RFQ to develop, operate La Quinta Trade Gateway Container Terminal

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Over a decade ago the Port of Corpus Christi foresaw the congestion problems now plaguing North America's traditional international gateways for containerized cargo and the negative impact it is having on the operations of ocean carriers that serve those Read More »

New advisory committees forming on transportation corridors

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Intermodal

The Texas Transportation Commission is looking for interested citizens to form new advisory committees for the major transportation corridors, a move to give more Texans a seat at the table in developing statewide transportation corridors. Read More »

BNSF & Vehicle Projects develop experimental hydrogen locomotive

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company and Vehicle Projects LLC announced they are developing an experimental hydrogen fuel cell switch locomotive. The experimental switch locomotive has the potential to reduce air pollution, is not dependent on oil for fuel, and could ser Read More »

Teamsters urge: ‘Don’t whitewash border crash investigation’

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters Union urged the Bush administration to investigate fully the fiery border crash that involved two Mexican trucks recently -- and to tell the public exactly what happened and why. Read More »

China looks to rural subsidy to ease trade surplus

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | International Trade

A pilot program by the Chinese government for subsidizing farmers to buy electrical appliances will help the country rein in its trade surplus and ease tensions with trading partners, the Finance Ministry said. Read More »