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Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2009 - GM exports to Middle East boost Jacksonville’s activity

Paul Scott Abbott | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

General Motors Corp. may be struggling with domestic sales, but the Detroit-based automaker continues to do well with exports, particularly of sport utility vehicles to the Middle East, and that has meant a boom in business at the AMPORTS Inc. processing Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver 2008 reflects bright spots despite economic conditions

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

2008 end-of-year cargo statistics released by Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) illustrate that while unprecedented worldwide economic difficulties have had a significant effect on global trade, the Port has demonstrated stability and resiliency during this peri Read More »

Tacoma 2008 cargo volumes reflect global economic conditions

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Reflecting the global recession and its effects on US consumer demand and shipping, cargo volumes fell at the Port of Tacoma in 2008. Read More »

Search committee formed for new SCSPA CEO

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A 13-member search committee including business leaders and port stakeholders from across the state has been formed to find a new president and CEO for the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA). Read More »

Report identifies service trends, 3PL market segment sizes, growth rates

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Seventy-seven percent of Domestic Fortune 500 companies use 3PLs for logistics and supply chain functions according to a new report just issued by Armstrong & Associates. The report 'Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships - 2009' leverages Armstrong & Ass Read More »

CBFAA welcomes release of CBP’s 10+2 FAQs

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) welcomed release by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of its long-awaited Frequently Asked Questions on the Importer and Carrier Security Filing. Commonly known as 10+2, t Read More »

CN closes transaction to acquire Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Intermodal

Acquisition will generate greater rail efficiencies, overall environmental benefits for Chicago region CN completed its acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). The closing followed the Jan. 23, 2009, effec Read More »

ATA asks Congress to support trucking’s environmental initiatives

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations asked Congress to support the trucking industry's environmental initiatives, which will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and reduce the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion tons over the next Read More »

Great Lakes Shipping saves users $3.6 billion

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Shipping on the Great Lakes saves its customers more than $3.6 billion a year when compared to the next least costly mode of transportation. That is the conclusion of a report prepared for the US Army Corps of Engineers by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Read More »

CMA CGM optimizes service linking the Med and US

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group will be launching, on March 12, 2009, an optimized version of its Amerigo Express service linking the Mediterranean and the US East Coast. Read More »

UASC Launches IMR (ISC ’ Middle East ’ Red Sea Service)

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

UASC launched a new service IMR (ISC ' Middle East ' Red Sea Service) covering Pakistan & India to Arabian Gulf and Red Sea destinations. It similarly connects Arabian Gulf to Red Sea Destinations. Read More »

Advance International puts some wind into renewable energy sales

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Advance International Transport is becoming increasingly involved in the shipment of modern wind turbines at a time when the world is waking up to the advantages of environmentally sustainable power generation. Read More »

New ro/ro service connects Tacoma to global markets

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in factory-to-dealer logistics, has launched a monthly service from Tacoma, Washington (USA) as part of its eastbound Asia to North America to Europe trade. The new service will accept cargo in Tacoma Read More »

Galveston surpasses revenue projections

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite substantial damage inflicted by Hurricane Ike on the Port of Galveston, a revenue report released by the seaport indicates revenues are rebounding quicker than anticipated. Read More »

Halifax Gateway Council congratulates Armour Transportation

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The competitive positioning of the Halifax Gateway became stronger, with the grand opening of Armour Transportation Systems new transload facility in the Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park. Read More »

VPA rebranded clean trucks program introduced

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A two-year-old Virginia Port Authority pilot program that provides truckers and trucking companies with low-cost financing to purchase diesel trucks with more emission-efficient engines or rebates to retrofit older models for efficiency is being expanded Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver’s new Chief to ‘Seize potential of Asia-Pacific trade’

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver Chair Sarah Morgan-Silvester announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Robin Silvester as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Read More »

GAC Group meeting signals confidence despite global gloom

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

A meeting in Dubai of almost 250 GAC company managers and partners from around the world was told that while there was a need for caution and diligent cost management, the Group was not deviating from its positive five-year growth strategy. Read More »

Horizon Logistics president addresses US exports conference

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Brian Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Logistics, LLC, today addressed the US Exports Conference at the Grand Hyatt hotel, underscoring for attendees the importance of logistics considerations when exploring new market opportunitie Read More »

WSI partnership with Kid Gloves Service, Inc.

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

WSI (Warehouse Specialists, Inc.), a national provider of integrated logistics and supply chain solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Indianapolis-based transportation and warehousing company Kid Glove Service, Inc. Read More »

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