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GPA awarded $250,000 DERA grant

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant. The $250,000 award will retrofit GPA-owned equipment with devices that reduce air emissions. Read More »

Rotterdam shows sharp growth in biofuels

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In 2008, throughput figures for biofuels in the port of Rotterdam were more than 80% up on 2007, at 5.7 million tons. 2.7 million tons of biodiesel were handled (+1.5 million tons) and 2.4 million tons of bio-ethanol (+0.8 million tons), plus 0.6 million Read More »

GAC Dubai brings acclaimed Cirque du Soleil to town

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Back in the Middle East for the second time, Cirque du Soleil once again entrusted GAC Dubai to handle the logistics for its performance in Dubai, which kicked off last weekend. Read More »

NYK Logistics (Americas) names Nolan SVP & General Manager, NVOCC & CHB Division

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. (NLA) announced the appointment of Mr. Timothy J. Nolan to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of the NVOCC & CHB Division. Domiciled in Secaucus, NJ, Mr. Nolan will oversea NLA's activities involving Read More »

DB Schenker opens new logistics center in Vietnam

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker Vietnam Co., Ltd. opened its flagship facility in Song Than Industrial Park I of Binh Duong Province, close to Ho Chi Minh City. The USD5.5 million investment jointly with Vietnam partner Gemadept, marks a significant milestone for both organizat Read More »

Logistics service providers can benefit in times of economic crisis

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Logistics service providers offering efficient and flexible supply chain solutions can actually do well in times of financial crisis, as Dr. Detlef Trefzger, member of the Board of Management of Schenker AG Essen, and responsible for Contract Logistics an Read More »

Evans Network launches ECO-Match’ Green Initiative

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

An industry-wide environmental initiative, Export Coordination/ Optimization-Match (ECO-Match') has been launched by Evans Network of Companies. The goal of the program is to make more productive use of resources by matching up to 75% of import and export Read More »

Athens Sea Air back in business

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The ability to act quickly and efficiently has resulted in new and valuable shipments for the Athens Sea Air project. Aktis Shipping and Forwarding has been able to satisfy an important customer with prompt action. A shipment of 97 tons of special tiles b Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo introduces Zurich-Lyon service

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. has announced the launch of direct flights between Zurich and Lyon, effective March 29, 2009. The carrier will operate four flights a day with Avro RJ100 equipment which, combined with the existing Read More »

AMI opens fifth US office

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

AMI ' the world's largest trade-only freight wholesaler ' has opened its fifth office in the USA, at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport. The new branch is the company's first USA expansion since it acquired the UAC business and its four US offices in April 2 Read More »

CMA CGM : Environmental protection powered by innovation

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group announced the delivery, in South Korea, of the CMA CGM Andromeda (11,400 TEU), the world's first containership to be equipped with the state-of-the-art 'Fast Oil Recovery System' designed to prevent marine pollution. Read More »

Veteran lawmaker appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appointed a 24-year veteran of the Louisiana Legislature to represent Jefferson Parish on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Long Beach February cargo reflects economic slump

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The nation's continued economic troubles were reflected at the Port of Long Beach's docks in February, as the movement of cargo containers slowed by 40 percent to the lowest level since 2004. Read More »

Kalmar Asia Pacific Region scoops APBEST awards

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has won four prestigious business awards in recognition of the organizational excellence of its Kalmar Asia Pacific Region. Read More »

Charleston gains new combo breakbulk/container service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A new liner service operating between Charleston and several ports in the Middle East and India commences this month, representing new business and a new carrier for the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port of Palm Beach district and Tropical Shipping agree to new contract amendment

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District announced that it has reached a five-year contract amendment with Tropical Shipping. The amendment will afford Tropical Shipping the comfort of newly negotiated rates at the port of Palm Beach through June 2013. The contrac Read More »

Yamaha names APL Logistics Truckload Carrier of the Year


AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Intermodal

After 35 years of doing business together the relationship between supply chain services leader APL Logistics and legendary motor craft maker Yamaha remains rock solid. That's the conclusion APL Logistics officials reached this month after winning Yamaha' Read More »

CMA CGM rationalizes its SIRIUS service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM rationalized its SIRIUS service linking the Mediterranean with West Africa and the East Coast of South America. As of March 12th 2009, the two loops of the service were merged into one single string, operated with seven 4,200 TEU vessels. Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines selects GT Nexus

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the world's 6th largest ocean container shipping company, announced that it has selected GT Nexus as its preferred industry portal for e-commerce services. CSCL will fully integrate its back office systems to GT Nexu Read More »

Delmas/CMA CGM new service to Onne

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Delmas, the CMA CGM Group subsidiary expert in the African trade, announced they would offer a new call at the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, as part of their feeder service that currently connects Abidjan to Bata and Malabo. Delmas has de Read More »

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