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Premium Article  Customs reauthorization bill would enhance C-TPAT benefits

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The Customs reauthorization bill currently being considered by the Senate Finance Committee would firm up the requirements and benefits for participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

- By Peter Buxbaum, A Read More »

Premium Article  Customs reauthorization focuses on trade over security

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2009 | International Trade

Pending bill reverses trends of last eight years

Ever since the United States was hit by terror attacks in September 2001, many international trade practitioners have complained that the reaction of the federal government emphasized th Read More »

Premium Article  Economic downturn impacts all aspects of apparel, footwear industry

Karen Thuermer | September 13, 2009 | International Trade

The news coming from the apparel and footwear industry is bleak due to the worldwide economic downturn and recessions in the United States and Europe. That’s because American and European consumers have reduced their spending on clothing and retailers hav Read More »

New Gulfport berthing space for Chiquita’s vessel operations

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Due to the extensive damage to infrastructure caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Chiquita had to relocate vessel operations to various berths on port property. Since the storm, the port has rebuilt several critical pieces of infrastructure and is now of Read More »

Port of Philadelphia welcomes direct container cargo from Europe

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and Holt Logistics Corp. announced formal completion of the plan to welcome Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A of Geneva, Switzerland’s direct container service, to the Port of Philadelphia. Beginning in October, MSC w Read More »

Canada ports group preparing for upturn in global goods movement

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mr. Tim Heney, President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, and newly elected Chair of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) says the Association is working with governments and other stakeholders to ensure that Canada’s National Por Read More »

Hanjin Logistics and REZ-1 partner on domestic reload program

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

REZ-1 and Hanjin Logistics announced that REZ-1 would now serve as the reservation and rail-billing platform for Hanjin Logistics' domestic program. Hanjin Logistics will post available containers for domestic shipment on REZ-1's industry leading Channel Read More »

Preliminary August heavy truck orders strongest since Nov. ‘08

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEM's totaling 10,758 units in August, the strongest showing since November 2008. The figure includes orders for the US, Canada, Mexico and Exports. Order Read More »

NITL refutes charges of not supporting ports’ clean air goals

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

In response to a recent joint letter to Representative James Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club, The National Industrial Transportation Le Read More »

Kuebler Spedition arranged transport for world record flight

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Spedition Kuebler Gmbh, Member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE global Network, was involved in an amazing transport. A transformer with a weight of 189.89 tons has become the heaviest airfreight transported in one piece. The flight departed from Airpor Read More »

Three airlines award contracts as WFS launches in Boston

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

United Cargo, Air Canada and US Airways have awarded three-year handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Boston.

The new contracts, effective from September 1, 2009, mark the launch of WFS's own cargo handling operation at the Read More »

China Shipping named a ‘Carrier of the Year’ by Michaels Stores

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Michaels Stores, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual CEO Summit in Dallas, Texas in late August. In conjunction with the conference, the company announced its Vendor and Carrier Partnership of the Year Awards. Read More »

Horizon Lines adds Tampa to existing service between US Gulf - Puerto Rico

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that it would add regularly scheduled vessel container service between Tampa, Florida and Puerto Rico. A vessel call at the Port of Tampa will be added to the carrier's Gulf Express Service (GAX), currently operating a fixed- Read More »

Maersk Line offers best lead-time from South Vietnam to US West Coast

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line introduces an enhanced eastbound service from South Vietnam to the United States West Coast. With the introduction of the Pacific Express Service, Maersk Line has established an industry-best lead-time product, utilizing a proven network, cons Read More »

LaGrange highlights Port of New Orleans’s diversity, cites new challenges

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite the challenge of a global recession, the Port of New Orleans is taking steps to improve its infrastructure and grow business, Port CEO Gary LaGrange said during his annual address to the World Trade Club of Greater New Orleans. Read More »

Two appointed, two reappointed to NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two new members to the NC State Ports Authority Board of Directors have been appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue, while two current Ports Authority Board members have been reappointed by leadership in the NC General Assembly. 

Gov. Perdue appointed Read More »

Hong Kong statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for Q2 2009 released

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the second quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput decreased by nine percent compared to a year earlier to 61.7 million tons, according to statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the second quarter of 2009, released by the Census and Read More »

Cold storage terminal will be built at New Orleans Uptown terminal complex

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans approved a new location for its dockside refrigerated terminal within the Uptown riverfront cargo terminal complex. Under the new relocation plan, one of the port’s terminal operators has agreed to red Read More »

ICTSI names new officer for EMEA

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary ICTSI Ltd. recently appointed Manuel Fernandez as Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Read More »

Yunta named General Manager, Customized Brokers

AJOT | September 10, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Crowley's logistics group announced that Nelly Yunta has been named general manager of Customized Brokers, Crowley's customs brokerage company in Miami. In her new position, Yunta will be responsible for the coordination of operations activities for Custo Read More »

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