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Etihad Crystal cargo goes self-handling in Thailand

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of the United Arab Emirates' national airline Etihad Airways, has introduced self-handling in Thailand, in a move aimed at benefiting the airline's growing presence in the rapidly expanding Far East cargo market. Read More »

AMI tariff puts new emphasis on Manchester

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

The UK arm of AMI ' a trade-only freight wholesaler ' has placed new emphasis on departures from Manchester in its latest global tariff. At the same time, it has added further major destinations to its recently introduced Import portfolio, including an in Read More »

First female Master of Safmarine vessel

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

South African Louise Angel (29) has become the first woman to take command of a Safmarine vessel. She is also the youngest Master in the Safmarine fleet, which comprises 19 owned and 39 chartered vessels. Read More »

APL turns 160 years old

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Global container shipping leader APL turned 160 years old Oct. 6. The carrier's year-long anniversary observance climaxed at a celebration on the San Francisco waterfront where APL first made maritime history during California's Gold Rush. Read More »

Evergreen, Yang Ming, Cheng Lie commence new intra-Asia service

AJOT | October 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line commenced a joint service with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. and Cheng Lie Navigation Co., Ltd. covering key ports in North/Central China, Hong Kong, Philippines and Java. The purpose of the new service is to provide customers with a com Read More »

Port of Savannah: Strengthening Advantages

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prosperity for the Port of Savannah during his annual State of the Port speech, “Strengthening Our Advantages.” Read More »

2008 retail container traffic lowest since 2005

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is now expected to decline 6.5% in 2008 compared with 2007 as merchants carefully manage inventories in response to the nation’s slow economy, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released Read More »

CN orders 232 new iron ore cars, 500-car refurbishment program

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

CN announced the acquisition of 232 rapid-discharge ore cars and refurbishment of 500 existing ore cars as part of a long-term plan to upgrade the company's car fleet for transporting pelletized iron ore produced in the Upper Midwest. Read More »

REZ-1, CN partner on automated chassis tracking, billing & collection

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

REZ-1 and CN announced the launch of an automated chassis tracking, billing and collections program at the railway's Brampton, Ont., and Vancouver, BC, intermodal terminals. CN and its chassis pool participants anticipate increased customer service, opera Read More »

CSX framework established for train control implementation

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Intermodal

The four major Class I freight railroads confirmed their agreement to establish interoperability standards for Positive Train Control (PTC). Read More »

Saudi Arabian Airlines says Cargo 2000 is ‘next step’

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

The decision to join Cargo 2000 and adopt its industry standard quality management system is in line with the airline's commitment to provide the highest quality standards for its customers. Read More »

‘Transparent performance’ attracts Hactl to Cargo 2000

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) ' the leading air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong ' has joined Cargo 2000. The company says the move can serve as a solid foundation for Hactl to establish more transparent performance indicators with air Read More »

UASC naming & delivery of M.V. Al Hilal

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), owned by six Arabian Gulf States (Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.) celebrated the naming and delivery of its 7th new A7 ship at a specially organized ceremony held at HHI, Ulsan in Korea. The nam Read More »

CMA CGM launches operations in Tangier

AJOT | October 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM LA TRAVIATA is the first CMA CGM high capacity vessel to call at the new Tanger Med I container terminal (TC2) since its opening in August 2008. Read More »

Fairstar completes load-out of Tombua Landana modules

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fairstar Heavy Transport (FAIR) has completed the loading of two topside modules onto its heavy transport ship Fjord at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. ,Ltd. (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea, where the two modules have been constructed. Read More »

Qingdao vessel calls first at Yantai Port

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal Ltd. (YRDICTL) recently serviced Qingdao Marine Noah’s Ark Shipping Co., Ltd.’s J. Pioneer during the latter’s maiden voyage to the Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal in Shandong, C Read More »

Ports America opens packaging company

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America Baltimore, Inc. has expanded its portfolio of capabilities, flexibility and services with the opening of a packaging operation in its Dundalk facility on November 1, 2008. This will establish Ports America’s first on-dock packaging and wareh Read More »

Clean Trucks Program to reduce big-rig pollution by 80%

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

With cargo continuing to move smoothly, an unprecedented air quality program to slash air pollution from trucks began at the Port of Long Beach as older, dirtier big rigs were phased out of Port service. Read More »

PNCT wins terminal awards

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) recently received two prestigious awards from the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, Inc., an organization that is dedicated to the representation of the trucking industry in the ports of New York and New Jersey Read More »

Commercial Port of Vladivostok to boost modernization

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

For first time in 25 years, the Commercial Port of Vladivostok announced today that it has received new cargo equipment, including four container handling cranes, each one weighting approximately 1,000 tons. Read More »

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