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Premium Article  LOGISTICS CENTERS 2009 - North American waterway ports face hard times

Leo Ryan | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

On the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence System, which accounts for a significant number of inland ports in North America, tougher times certainly lie ahead as a global recession takes hold and world trade stumbles away from a long period of sustained growth. Read More »

Premium Article  GEORGIA PORTS & TRADE 2009 - Well “trained”

John Powers | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The only US East Coast port with two Class I rail providers operating on-terminal. The only port in the country offering two Intermodal Container Transfer Facilities (ICTF). Clear indicators of the ascendancy of intermodal rail traffic in the Port of Sava Read More »

Premium Article  GEORGIA PORTS & TRADE 2009 - Savannah’s coolest market

John Powers | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Even before the advent of the container, poultry products ranked high on the roster of goods exiting Savannah. The port’s natural hinterland supports a thriving poultry industry spawned by favorable climate, land availability and access to feed sources. A Read More »

Premium Article  GEORGIA PORTS & TRADE 2009 - Think USA, think Savannah


John Powers | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The growth statistics are at the same time both extremely impressive and contrary to the norm. While other US ports posted moderate growth to actual declines in calendar year 2007, Savannah grew by a robust 20.6%, increasing container throughput to 2.6 mi Read More »

VPA deputy positions filled; reorganization complete

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges named four new deputy executive directors and in doing so effectively completed the agency’s first major reorganization in more than 20 years. Read More »

NCBFAA files comments with FMC on TSA’s amendment request

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., (NCBFAA) submitted comments to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) opposing requested anti-trust immunity by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA). Prepared and filed by NC Read More »

Soft economic period can be good time to invest in IT systems

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Lisa Tree, Marketing Manager for CargoWise' edi, a leading provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, says that while many freight forwarding executives view the current economic conditions as an imprudent time to expe Read More »

Poll: Majority ready to pay for better infrastructure

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania was joined by co-chairs of Building America's Future to announce the results of a national poll that shows Americans are willing to pay for improvements to the nation's infrastructure and identifying their priori Read More »

Legal challenge to CN railroad purchase

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

The Village of Barrington filed an appeal of the Surface Transportation Board's decision approving Canadian National's takeover of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern (EJ&E) Railway. The appeal was filed with the United States Court Of Appeals for the District Read More »

Economic stimulus funding would rehabilitate WA rail line

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

A groundswell of support is occurring for Economic Stimulus Funding to be allocated to rehabilitate the Clark County, Washington Rail Line. The "Clark County Rail Line Rehabilitation Project" is a critical infrastructure project that would result in immed Read More »

UK export slump drives trade deficit to record level

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade gap with the rest of the world grew to record levels in November as the global economic downturn pummeled demand for UK exports beyond the EU, despite a big fall in the value of the pound. Read More »

US Nov. trade gap shrinks on record import plunge

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade deficit shrank nearly 29% in November, the largest amount in 12 years, as weak consumer demand and plummeting oil prices caused imports to sink by a record amount. Read More »

Chinese exports, imports drop as crisis bites

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

China's exports and imports fell in December for the second month in a row, showing how badly the financial crisis is hitting the world's fourth-largest economy and putting Beijing under pressure to do more to protect jobs. Read More »

Dollar gains as US trade deficit narrows

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The dollar extended gains versus the euro after a government report showed the US trade deficit narrowed sharply in November. Read More »

Ukraine International Airlines signs worldwide contract with ECS

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has extended its 16-year working partnership with European Cargo Services (ECS) with the awarding of a new GSA contract to provide sales representation for the airline across Europe and worldwide. Read More »

Dusseldorf will welcome new flights in 2009

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The popularity of D'sseldorf as both a passenger and cargo/distibution center for the Northern half of Germany has encouraged many airlines to operate at this airport. Ghana International Airlines started a B757 service in November last year, which will Read More »

Swiss sets cargo record in 2008

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The airfreight business of Swiss WorldCargo showed a positive overall trend for the year. Total cargo traffic was 7.3% up in revenue ton-kilometer terms; and cargo load factor (by volume) stood at a high 83.8%, only slightly down from the 84.6% of 2007. Read More »

NOL picks Phoenix, AZ for new Americas headquarters

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Global container transportation and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) said it would relocate its Americas regional headquarters to the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area during the second half of 2009. Read More »

Maritime industry wins additional time to comply with new regulations

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

A team of K&L Gates LLP environmental and maritime lawyers representing a coalition of shipping interests has obtained an order from a United States District Judge in San Francisco to allow the maritime industry additional time to comply with the Environm Read More »

Northport awarded BrandLaureate Award

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Malaysia’s largest multipurpose port operator has been nominated for The BrandLaureate – SMEs Chapter Awards 2008, “The Top Ten Most Preferred Brand.” Read More »

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