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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 »

Premium Article  Newsome chosen to lead South Carolina ports

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board of Directors today voted unanimously to hire James I. (Jim) Newsome III as president and chief executive officer, effective September 1. Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Gulf ports gearing for increases in commerce

Paul Scott Abbott | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

From container terminal projects at Tampa Bay ports to development of multifaceted facilities along the Panhandle, Florida Gulf ports are gearing up for increased commerce as the 2014 projected completion of expansion of the Panama Canal nears.

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Premium Article  The Mosaic Company assembles supply chain to help feed people worldwide

Paul Scott Abbott | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Just as an artistic mosaic is an arrangement of small pieces of stone into a work of art, the multifaceted supply chain of The Mosaic Company is an assemblage of routings of cargos – including small pieces of stone – that constantly sees vessels traversin Read More »

Premium Article  Port of New York/New Jersey certified ISO 14001 for reducing environmental impacts

George Lauriat | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New York/New Jersey receives ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Authority puts environmental programs in place for the future.

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Premium Article  Building and demolition at the port of New York

Peter Buxbaum | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The port of New York and New Jersey is suffering from declines in cargo volumes, a consequence of the recession. Just as the Port Authority is focusing on building long-term capacity (see accompanying story) instead of bemoaning its short-term fate, so ot Read More »

Premium Article  Texas ports concentrating on new terminals, channels

Paul Scott Abbott | June 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Terminal projects and efforts to secure deeper ship channels are among leading developments at ports of the Texas Gulf region.

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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 »

EU trade chief rejects Russia accusation on WTO bid

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

The European Union's trade chief rejects Russian accusations that Brussels is to blame for Moscow's failed unilateral bid to join the World Trade Organization, her spokesman said. Read More »

Mexico posts May trade surplus despite exports plunge

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

Mexico posted a surprise trade surplus in May as exports declined at a slower rate despite a flu outbreak that forced some factories to idle, encouraging the view that the recession's darker days are past. Read More »

China defends export policies against WTO complaint

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | International Trade

China rejected US and European charges that its restrictions on raw materials exports violate international trade rules, saying that its policies were in keeping with WTO regulations. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo partner Jade Cargo expands

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

The German-Chinese freight airline Jade Cargo International is further expanding its European network. In future, the freight airline will fly from Asia to Vienna and, in addition, increase its frequencies to and from Amsterdam. Prior to this, Jade Cargo Read More »

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