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United Cargo launches temp control service

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

United Cargo has announced the launch of Temp Control (sm), a service designed for convenient shipping of healthcare and pharmaceutical products that require strict temperature controls and monitoring during transport. Read More »

East Midlands Airport’s cargo performance shows promise defying industry trend

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

East Midlands Airport (EMA) reports that despite the economic downturn and continuation of poor market conditions; for the 6-month period January 2009 to June 2009, its cargo volumes remain strong in comparison to other airports that are suffering signifi Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service awarded full agency representation in Taiwan by Sea-Consortium

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been chosen by Sea-Consortium, part of the worldwide X-press Feeders Group, to handle all their traffic in Taiwan, with immediate effect. Read More »

Premium Article  Hong Kong seeks to reinvent itself for post-recession global economy

George Lauriat | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

Disney Land is by all accounts a very popular place with Chinese tourists. Not the Disney Land in California or even the one in Florida. No, it’s the Magic Kingdom in Hong Kong. Perhaps not as well known in the West as it’s cousin sites but the mouse has Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Prince Rupert on the rebound

Leo Quigley | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

While most ports on North America's West Coast are reporting disappointing numbers for the first half of the year, the Port of Prince Rupert told AJOT that cargo volumes through the port rebounded in the second quarter of 2009 to reach the half yea Read More »

Premium Article  Agri-product sees major export growth to China

Peter Buxbaum | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

A co-product of the production of ethanol in the United States has emerged as a major export growth opportunity in the trade with China. US exports to China of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) registered a dramatic increase in 2008 and are ex Read More »

Premium Article  Sino-US business relations key to global recovery

George Lauriat | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

For both the US and China economic recovery begins at home. Stimulus packages in both nations are considered keys to pulling the global economy out of recession. In 2010 Shanghai will host the World Expo. For global businesses the Expo is like combining t Read More »

Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana named Matt Smolek as port director at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, effective Aug. 17. Smolek most recently served as sales manager for Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) based at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Read More »

Poti Sea Port, Georgia opts for Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Poti Sea Port on the Black Sea in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E Mobile Harbor Cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald). The cranes each have a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t and a maximum radius of 44 m and are therefore the ideal machi Read More »

Radius Rail under new ownership

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Radius Rail Logistics LLC (RRL), a provider of full-service intermodal (truck-rail-truck) transportation to freight brokers and shippers, has been acquired by two former officers of the company. Read More »

Domestic container gains continue through Q2

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Domestic containers once again provided the only positive intermodal volumes, up 0.9%, as the economic climate continued to hamper intermodal results in the second quarter. Advances were in 53-foot equipment, which jumped 5%; this segment now represents 9 Read More »

US trade gap widens in June on oil prices

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade deficit widened in June to $27.0 billion, as goods imports increased for the first time in 11 months on the back of higher oil prices, a Commerce Department report said. Read More »

French trade deficit down in first half, up in June

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

France's trade deficit narrowed in the first half of 2009 compared with the same period last year, mainly due to lower energy prices, though on a month-on-month basis the deficit widened in June, data showed. Read More »

UK trade gap widens in June as oil swings into deficit

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade gap with the rest of the world widened slightly more than expected in June as the oil balance swung into deficit following summer maintenance work, official data showed. Read More »

Air France Cargo, KLM Cargo announce start of commercial integration in US

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo announce the integration of their commercial activities in the USA effective October 1, 2009.

This integration will result in 'One face' to US customers; integrated commercial teams under a joint management will p Read More »

Cargoitalia builds sales and handling network

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargoitalia has appointed the GSSAs and handling agents who will represent the carrier in its four launch markets of Hong Kong, the UAE, Canada, and the USA. Read More »

Seaboard Marine employs larger ship in New Orleans service

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Increased demand led Miami-based Seaboard Marine to employ a larger ship in its weekly Port of New Orleans container service with Latin America. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie and Escombe Lambert Holdings establish UK liner agency company

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd. Read More »

Trans-Pacific: CMA CGM, MAERSK & MSC rationalize services to US West Coast

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, MAERSK and MSC, the world's three largest shipping companies, will reorganize two loops between Asia and US West Coast by merging their Central and Northern China services, effective September 16th, 2009. Read More »

Maersk Line revises trans-Pacific trade network

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced revisions to its trans-Pacific network services, including changes to services operated under a Vessel Sharing Agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA-CGM, as well as other independent trans-Pacific products. Read More »

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