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Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - US carriers sell connectivity in competitive Chinese/Asian market

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Air Cargo

AA, the main subsidiary of AMR Corp, began flights to China on April 2 when it commenced daily 777 non-stop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). While passenger driven, the new servic Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Business “blossoming” for USA Bouquet Co.

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Air Cargo

Twenty-five years ago, Colombian native Edgar Lozano was earning college expense money driving a refrigerated van to Miami area florists delivering flowers he imported from South America in small shipments. Read More »

History of Containerization Foundation collaborates with newly-formed MCC Group

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The History of Containerization Foundation has announced a collaborative effort in support of a planned McLean Container Center at Kings Point. Its objective is to establish a permanent legacy for containerization in the form of a museum at the US Merchan Read More »

Ship diversion brings 4,700 cars through Portland, OR

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

When the gigantic car carrying ship Morning Courier prepared to cross the Columbia River Bar and pull into Terminal 6's Berth 607 on March 26 instead of its scheduled East Coast port of call, it began a series of events that put hundreds of local waterfro Read More »

Target Logistics doubles size in Dallas move

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The 50,000 square foot Target facility is housed in a stand alone, recently constructed building built to meet the requirements of an international logistics provider. The warehouse has 36' ceilings to facilitate any racking requirements. Forty three dock Read More »

TransCore partners with PaperWise, adds imaging service to trucking products

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

TransCore partners with PaperWise, one of the country's leading document management services, and creates TransCore Imaging, a product line designed for small to mid-size brokers and carriers to integrate document imaging within TransCore's Keypoint(R) tr Read More »

IES announces implementation at Atlas Freight Systems

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

IES is proud to announce that Houston-based forwarder Atlas Freight Systems has selected IES' integrated suite of logistics and supply chain applications including Accounting, Import, Export, Customs House Brokerage, Statistics, Workflow Management, AES f Read More »

Landstar logistics unit gains from entrepreneurial spirit

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Intermodal

For Landstar System Inc. and units such as its expanding global logistics operating company, the road to success is being paved by a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and company employees. Read More »

BNSF to Study Gardner location for potential Logistics Park

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that it is conducting a feasibility study for a potential new Logistics Park and Intermodal Hub Center in the Gardner, Kansas area. BNSF Chairman, President and CEO Matthew K. Rose told a group of Kansas City area bus Read More »

CN invests US$100 million in Memphis rail yard

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Intermodal

CN has announced a US$100- million project to rebuild and upgrade its Johnston Yard freight train switching facility in this city.

Memphis, a major freight distribution hub, is a key operating center on CN's North American network, an important desti Read More »

Thomas J. Adamski named John F. Winchester Award Recipient

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Intermodal

We are pleased to announce that Thomas (Tom) J. Adamski has been named the first recipient of the John F. Winchester Award. The John F. Winchester Award is presented to a member that has a long record of service and dedication to the association and has Read More »

US-China deals aim to narrow trade gap

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | International Trade

The United States has won a string of commitments from China aimed at narrowing a record trade gap, but the White House put Beijing on notice the promises must be followed by action. Read More »

US trade shortfall shrinks

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | International Trade

America's trade shortfall with the rest of the world became a little smaller during February, as US consumers bought fewer foreign-made cars and televisions and the politically sensitive deficit with China narrowed markedly, just in time for China Preside Read More »

Budget trumps trade

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | International Trade

On a day when the future of global trade talks was widely reported to be in jeopardy, President Bush nominated the respected US Trade Representative to serve as his new budget director. The move and timing don't bode well for the Doha round of negotiation Read More »

World Shipping Council weighs in on ‘SOS bill’

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

We are writing to express our views about H.R.4899, the 'Sail Only if Scanned Act' (the 'SOS bill'), which we understand may be offered as an amendment to H.R. 4954 in Committee. H.R. 4899 would require every ocean shipping container to be 'scanned' in a Read More »

Yang Ming Line restructures PNW Service

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Yang Ming Line (YML), together with members of the CKYH Alliance, have jointly developed four (4) new loops of operation to better serve their customers linking S.E. Asia with North America's Pacific Northwest. Upgraded vessels, revised port rotations and Read More »

Containerization’s undelivered promise

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Malcom P. McLean's containership represents an American technological innovation of the highest magnitude. Yet as this revolution in ocean transportation passes the half-century mark this week, one important question stands out: What happened to the US co Read More »

Strong Jan.-Feb. Asia to US cargo growth supports positive picture for 2006

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Member container shipping lines in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) cited January-February 2006 figures from the Port Import-Export Reporting Service (PIERS) which show more than 20% cargo demand growth overall compared with the same period Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE - Europe’s logistics landscape comes of age

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

The European landscape is quickly changing and with it the footprint and location of logistics operations. Healey & Baker, part of the Cushman & Wakefield group, reports: “The logistics industry remains in the midst of a period of intense structural reali Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE - Canada’s Atlantic trade remains buoyant

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

The evidence so far suggests that the major carrier-rationalization developments have had little impact on container service capacity at Canada’s trans-Atlantic gateways of Montreal and Halifax. It’s not precisely the same trend as on the US eastern seabo Read More »

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