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Project cargo experts look to bright future

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Attendees at the Project Professionals Group annual conference in Aarhus, Denmark, have left the event optimistic about the future of the project cargo industry, particularly the transportation of oversize, heavy-lift freight. Read More »

PMTA responds to federal government’s decision to reject application to toll I-80

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rejected the application to erect tolls on Interstate 80 submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission because it "doesn't meet statutory and technical requirement Read More »

Ronn Motor Company HOD system for trucking & transportation Industries

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Ronn Motor Company, Inc. announced that the Company will target the Over-The-Road Trucking and Transportation Industries with the commercial launch of the H2GO' Hydrogen On-Demand (HOD) fuel injection system. Read More »

States forced to delay millions in highway contracts

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

States have put the brakes on millions of dollars of highway construction projects and are scrambling to substitute scarce state funds for the federal funds that have been cut off due to the crisis in the Highway Trust Fund. Read More »

NS delivers safety training in Georgia, Carolinas and Virginia

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

A special train traveled to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to provide emergency preparedness training to first responders as part of the 2008 Norfolk Southern TRANSCAER Whistle-Stop Tour. Read More »

ABF expands next-day, second-day service

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', announced faster transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes including approximately 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes. As a result, ABF has reduced transit by at least one day in over 445 m Read More »

RoadLink’s safety Czar earns ‘Lifetime Volunteer Award’

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Woody Yarwood, corporate director of safety for Atlanta-based RoadLink, received the prestigious 2008 Lifetime Volunteer Award at the recent 2008 National Truck Driving Championships for his years of outstanding contributions to trucking safety. Read More »

CN petitions U.S. Court of Appeals to order final STB decision on transportation merits…

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

CN petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for an expedited ruling ordering the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to render a final decision on the transportation merits of CN's proposed acquisition of the princ Read More »

AirBridgeCargo transports ‘Spartacus’ scenery for Bolshoi Theatre company

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

Stage scenery for Russia's world famous Bolshoi Theatre has been transported from Moscow by AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) for a special production of 'Spartacus' in Hong Kong. Read More »

Rutges Cargo gains TAPA FSR ‘A’ certification

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Air Cargo

Rutges Cargo expects to play an increasingly important role for manufacturers of high value and high risk products in The Netherlands after gaining the Transported Asset Protection Association's (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) 'A' certification Read More »

Capital Product Partners L.P. extends time charters with BP Shipping Ltd.

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Capital Product Partners L.P. announced that it had reached agreement with BP Shipping Limited to extend two of its existing time charters. The time charters for two of the Partnership's 37,000 dwt, 2006 built, MR product tankers, the Agisilaos and the Ar Read More »

Premium Article  NC PORTS 2008—Volumes may be volatile, but NCSPA ports are well poised for growth

Karen Thuermer | September 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Despite today’s volatile economy, officials at North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) are optimistic about future growth at its Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City. Read More »

Premium Article  NC PORTS 2008—Wilmington works best for Gerdau Ameristeel’s shipments

Karen Thuermer | September 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Gerdau Ameristeel, the fourth largest overall steel company and the second largest mini mill steel producer in North America, is a big fan of North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington. One reason is the port is served by a wide assortment of break bulk carriers Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL/FOOTWARE - 2008—For fashion brand “Morgan,” quality is a ‘must have’ service

Karen Thuermer | September 14, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Think Paris, think fashion. But when it comes to clothing distribution, the North of France is the place to be. That’s because the region is the historic center of France’s garment sector. Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENTS/APPAREL/FOOTWARE - 2008—Narrow woven elastics manufacturer finds advantages in Honduras

Karen Thuermer | September 14, 2008 | International Trade

In the fast moving world of textiles and apparel, margins are tight, and competition keen. Shifting sourcing trends are based on cost, quality, and ability to meet the market needs on time. Every factor must be considered. Read More »

Grand Alliance changes Mediterranean hub to Cagliari, Italy

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Grand Alliance (GA) will further improve its cargo hub services in the Mediterranean. The GA's transshipment hub will be changed from Gioia Tauro to Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT), in southern Sardinia, Italy, from mid September 2008 Read More »

WTSA overhauls bunker fuel surcharge formula

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Lines address customer concerns with a calculation formula that has fewer elements, simpler math, more accurate price tiers and separate West Coast and East Coast charges; formula takes effect for dry cargo October 1, with refrigerated formula to follow N Read More »

Hamburg S’d adds new service between West Coast NA & Australia/NZ

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hamburg S'd has begun a new service between the North American West Coast and Australia / New Zealand with a variety of fast and direct connections between both continents. The rotations deliver the trade's best transit times. For example, the time betwee Read More »

Senator Lines swaps ports on its MCS service

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The German carrier Senator Lines will drop its Gioia Tauro call on "Loop A" of its MCS service, commonly operated with Hapag Lloyd. The MCS links Canada with the Mediterranean. The consortium will switch to Cagliari instead. Read More »

Six percent drop projected for 2008 retail container traffic

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is now expected to decline six percent in 2008 compared with 2007 as the nation’s slow economy continues to prompt merchants to carefully manage their inventories, according to the monthly Port Tra Read More »

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