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Aug. 11 industry briefing presents opportunity for public-private partnership on new Philadelphia

AJOT | July 31, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

On August 11 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will host an industry briefing on the Southport Development Project, a new greenfield container terminal on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. For more information, go to; click on “Philad Read More »

ICTSI posts robust second quarter results

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported robust consolidated unaudited financial results for the second quarter ending 30 June 2008: revenue from port operations of ₱ 5.04 billion, an increase of 53% over ₱ 3.29 b Read More »

Progress on schedule at Deltaport

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Construction of Port Metro Vancouver's Deltaport Third Berth (DP3) is progressing and on schedule for completion in fall 2009 at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia. Read More »

Northport wins Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Organized by SME, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2008 (APEA), identifies Northport as an organization that places high priority on people development and welfare as Northport won the APEA 2008, under the Investment in People Award category. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe takes delivery of new cranes

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Just three weeks after commissioning its latest ship-to-shore gantry cranes the Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of two new cranes at its Trinity Terminal. Read More »

Mongeon named CEO of Agility Defense & Government Services

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a global logistics provider, has named Dan Mongeon as CEO of its Defense & Government Services (DGS) business group. Agility DGS provides comprehensive logistics solutions to various government entities and non-governmental organizations on a glo Read More »

$140 billion price tag to repair, modernize America’s bridges

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Intermodal

America's 600,000 bridges are safe, but one out of every four US bridges needs to be modernized or repaired despite the best efforts of state and local departments of transportation. Making all of the necessary improvements today would cost at least $140 Read More »

SWISS posts solid first-half EBIT result

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Air Cargo

With its fuel hedges partly offsetting substantially higher jet fuel prices, SWISS achieved a solid result for the first half of 2008. On total operating income that was a tangible improvement on the same period last year, Swiss International Air Lines (G Read More »

CEVA Logistics joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Air Cargo

CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, has joined Cargo 2000 as an Associate Member to realize new opportunities for 'productivity gains, cost efficiencies and further quality improvements in customer service.' CEVA is one Read More »

OceanGuaranteed upgrades for first day-definite container service

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

OceanGuaranteed, which offers guaranteed delivery from Asia to the US for less than containerload (LCL) cargo, has added Canada to its list of destinations. It has also opened its first inland point of origin in Asia -- Guangzhou, China. Read More »

Dutch Runner calls Halifax

AJOT | July 30, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Dutch Runner made its inaugural call at the Port of Halifax on Friday July 25, 2008. The Great Lakes Feeder Lines of Burlington, Ontario plans to operate the service between Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The Dutch Runner has a capacity for about 25 Read More »

Premium Article  PORT EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY 2008 - Cargo handling equipment: The challenge of keeping pace

Marty Pilsch | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Everyone in the business of operating seaports has been challenged at one time or the other. At the marine terminal level, challenges are a routine affair, bringing out the best in management, operations, labor and equipment on a daily basis. Today, many Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2008 - Congressional clampdown on illegal logging will affect trade

Peter Buxbaum | July 27, 2008 | International Trade

People involved in the trade of forest products rarely have occasion to scrutinize Congressional farm legislation, nor are they concerned with wildlife conservation laws. Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2008 - Greater US-China trade balance in hardwoods seen

Peter Buxbaum | July 27, 2008 | International Trade

The United States has been seeking greater balance in its trade with China for some time. The area of hardwoods and hardwood products is one area in which success in this endeavor may yet be seen. Read More »

Shipping lines attempt new charge collection on cargo from Taiwan

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seven shipping lines plying the Taiwan-Hong Kong/South China route are attempting to re-impose the Emergency Bunker Surcharge that they put on hold after their announcement to collect the charge from July 1st. The original eight liners--OOCL (HK) Ltd, Eve Read More »

Maersk purchases two US flag combination ships

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of two US flag general cargo and roll-on/roll-off combination ships, formerly employed under long-term charter to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC). In early 2008, Military Sealift Command e Read More »

Averitt unveils innovative LCL service from Asia

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers, has announced a new less-than-container load (LCL) service from Asia known as Asia-Memphis Express. Read More »

Vessel air emissions bill becomes law

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The President has signed into law H.R. 802, the "Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2008," which is the implementing legislation for MARPOL Annex VI. Enactment of this legislation has been actively supported by a broad coalition of maritime industry and Read More »

Port Everglades linked to Marseille, France

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County Mayor Lois Wexler, along with Port Director Phillip C. Allen, signed an agreement officially linking Port Everglades to the Port of Marseille, France as an International Sister Seaport. The Port Authority of Marseille’s ceremonies were host Read More »

CBP charges 1,000+ containers of illegal textile shipments to China’s quota levels

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has identified more than 1,000 cargo containers of Chinese apparel that were illegally transshipped and charged these goods to China’s quota. More than 900 individual importations containing more than four million do Read More »

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