Georgia Ports Authority Board elects Green Chairman

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Board of Directors unanimously re-elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve an additional one-year term as Chairman for fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010) and approved capital improvement projects Read More »

Port of NY/NJ approves incentives to encourage ExpressRail use

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Building on an initiative announced earlier this year to encourage shippers to use the Port Authority’s ExpressRail system, the agency’s Board of Commissioners approved a new incentive program to encourage shippers to transport their cargo via new rail ro Read More »

Manatee County Port Authority launches long-awaited Berth 12-dredging project

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Manatee County Port Authority approved a $2.1 million bid to launch phase one of Port Manatee’s long-awaited Berth 12 dredging project. Read More »

Penske Logistics receives ‘Supplier Excellence Award’ from Eastman Chemical

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

For the second straight year, Penske Logistics is a recipient of Eastman Chemical Company's Supplier Excellence Award. Read More »

DHL delivers space-spectrometer to Russia

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding has just shipped the M'ssbauer-Spectrometer MIMOS-2 to the Space Research Institute (IKI) in Russia. The spectrometer is scheduled to be launched in October from the Baikonur space center on board a Zenit rocket on a mission to Phobo Read More »

Construction starts on U-Freight’s iconic logistics facility at Shanghai Pudong

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Ground breaking has taken place on a RMB200 million/USD29.26 million strategic warehousing and office complex at Shanghai Pudong International airport for the UFL Group - the international freight service and logistics company. Completion of the building Read More »

NCBFAA challenges carrier Vessel Sharing Agreement

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

In comments filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) has challenged a proposed change to the US Pacific Coast ' Oceania Agreement, an antitrust immunized Vessel Sha Read More »

Groundforce Portugal joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

Groundforce Portugal has joined the growing ranks of air cargo handling organizations that have made a commitment to join Cargo 2000's quality management program to support airlines and freight forwarders. Read More »

ANS named JetBlue Cargo’s GSA

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

JetBlue Cargo has appointed Airline Network Services as its General Sales Agent for New York's Metropolitan Area, a territory that includes New York City's suburban counties and portions of New Jersey. Read More »

NYK receives highest rating on SMBC environmental friendliness assessment

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

NYK's high rating is the result of its environmental management system and environmental communications, both of which were determined to be at an extremely high level, in addition to the company's environment-sensitive corporate management, which was ass Read More »

UK Defence Club strategy copes with increased claims

AJOT | June 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Despite claims levels rising significantly as a result of the worldwide financial turmoil and downturn in the shipping market, the UK Defence Club increased its entries, premium and investment income and level of reserves in 2008/9. Read More »

SCI, MSC seven ships in ISES service between Hamburg - India

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), based in Geneva, are together running a regular weekly service (ISES) between northern Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Read More »

CMA CGM upgraded service between Asia, Mideast

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The NEW CIMEX will be an enhanced service in partnership with CSCL, in replacement of CMA CGM CIMEX / CSCL AMA services, featuring two major changes: Read More »

Cold Ironing Project ’ Port of Antwerp and Independent Container Line

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Antwerp has taken an important step forward in the fight against port-related air pollution. Seagoing ships belonging to Independent Container Line (ICL) will henceforth be able to use a shore-based electricity supply when they are lying at be Read More »

Oakland adopts comprehensive truck management plan

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners adopted the Port of Oakland’s Maritime Comprehensive Truck Management Plan (CTMP) at their board meeting. The CTMP addresses air quality, safety and security, business and operations, and community issues related to Read More »

Governor Crist tours Port Everglades

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp toured Port Everglades with Port Director Phillip C. Allen for a first-hand glimpse of three current construction projects that are being partially funded through $24 million in state grants and su Read More »

VPA adds third first-in vessel call

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia was the first US East Coast port call on a reconfigured vessel service that connects the Caribbean with the East Coast. Read More »

ATA applauds new strategies for surface transportation

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauded the leaders of the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Highways and Transit Subcommittee for its draft of a comprehensive transportation and infrastructure plan for the future. Read More »

CTP urges Congress to support Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a coalition of more than 100 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, sent a letter to members of Congress. The letter urged mem Read More »

Freight Coalition hails new surface transportation blueprint

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors commended House leadership for introducing a blueprint framework that includes a number of the critical programmatic components necessary to address goods movement infrastructure needs in the next s Read More »