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Premium Article  PERISHABLES 2008 - Pork exports help spur freezer facility growth

Paul Scott Abbott | March 09, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The strength of the US pork export market is leading to expansion of West Coast freezer facilities to accommodate Asia-bound shipments. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES 2008 - US beef exports breaking records

Peter Buxbaum | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

The recall in January by the US Department of Agriculture of 143 million pounds of beef processed by Westland/Hallmark Meat Packing Co. of the Chino, CA, could put a damper on what otherwise should be another stellar year for US beef exports. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES 2008 - US poultry industry poised for global opportunities and increased competition

Karen Thuermer | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Why did the chicken cross the road? Perhaps to catch the first boat overseas. Egged on by a cheap US dollar (no pun intended), high feed costs and sporadic avian flu outbreaks, exports of US poultry, eggs, and related products surpassed $4 billion for the Read More »

Premium Article  Baltic Nordic & CIS Trade 2008 - Landbridge offers Baltics and Russia shipping options

Karen Thuermer | March 09, 2008 | Intermodal

Marco Polo, who lived nearly 700 years ago, became the most famous Westerner to travel the Silk Road and unify trade between East and West. Today the European Union’s Marco Polo Program, inspired by this distant traveler, is contributing to tying unpreced Read More »

Port of Tacoma signs Memorandum of Intent with Puyallup Tribe

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

At a special Port of Tacoma Commission meeting on Feb. 14, Port of Tacoma Commissioners authorized entering into a Memorandum of Intent with the Puyallup Tribe, Marine View Ventures and SSA Marine that focuses on cooperation and coordination of new termin Read More »

TTS alliance pursues London Gateway

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

TTS Port Equipment is heading an alliance of leading industry names to bid for the prestigious London Gateway Port automated container terminal project. Read More »

AAPA names Senator Byrd 2008 ‘Port Person of the Year’

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) will be honored as the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) "Port Person of the Year" at the port association's annual Washington People's Luncheon on April 1 in Washington, D.C.'s historic Willard Intercontinental H Read More »

Sixth consecutive year of growth for VPA

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia posted its sixth consecutive year of growth having handled 2.128 million teus in 2007, eclipsing the previous year's mark by 82,000 teus. Read More »

Target starts

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Target Logistic Services is creating its own transportation "common market" with daily trucking service between Malaysia, Thailand & Singapore. Read More »

O’Brien Warehousing & Transportation opens RI CFS

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

O'Brien Warehousing & Transportation has opened a new Container Freight Station service located in Warwick, Rhode Island. O'Brien Warehousing & Transportation is now an authorized US Custom Bonded Container Freight Station. Read More »

Kuehne + Nagel begins construction at DLC

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world's leading logistics companies, has begun construction of its state-of-the-art facility in Dubai Logistics City (DLC), set to become the world's largest supply chain community within Dubai World Central (DWC) - the huge cit Read More »

Intermodal volume slows amid economic weakness

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume in the fourth-quarter was helped by a 2.7% rise in domestic traffic, which was achieved at a time when the US economy was slumping. Read More »

Ports America Group celebrates opening of multimodal facility in Toluca, M’xico

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Intermodal

Puerta M'xico Intermodal Facility, located in the industrial zone of Toluca 65 kilometers west of M'xico City, recently celebrated its grand opening with a luxurious evening reception followed by an on-site ribbon cutting, which was attended by the State Read More »

CN challenges creeping re-regulation of rail grain transportation in Canada

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

CN, saying it's compelled to oppose the continued erosion of its grain profits by creeping re-regulation, urged the Canadian government to stay the course toward a commercial framework for grain transportation. Read More »

China to work with WTO on financial info case

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

China said it will respond through World Trade Organization channels to a case brought by the European Union and the United States over what they regard as unfair treatment of financial information providers in the country. Read More »

Slumping exports slow Canada’s 4th quarter growth

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Canada's economy went into a tailspin at the end of 2007 as exports to the United States waned, strengthening the chance of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Bank of Canada. Read More »

Detroit FTZ releases 2007 annual report

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

The value of goods leaving Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (GDFTZ) zones in 2007 was the second highest in 10 years. Goods valued at $12.0 billion were shipped from Detroit-area FTZs in 2007, slightly lower than last year's $12.5 billion. In 1997 Read More »

Agriculture Secretary comments on Andean Trade Preference Extension Act

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer stated, "The signing of the 10-month Andean Trade Preference Extension Act (H.R. 5264) by President George W. Bush is an important interim measure while we work to secure Congressional passage of the US-Colombia Trade Prom Read More »

AirBridgeCargo takes delivery of second Boeing 747-400ER

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest international cargo carrier, has taken delivery of its second B747-400ER Freighter from The Boeing Company ' the 1,400th 747 aircraft ever delivered. Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo introduces global SMS tracking

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, is introducing SMS (short message service) tracking for its customers, enabling them to follow the status of freight shipments worldwide via mobile telephone. Read More »

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