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Premium Article  Cuba trade opportunities could soon become reality

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | International Trade

Embargoed since 1962, open US trade with Cuba might soon become a reality, and ocean carriers and terminal operators alike are poised to capitalize upon opportunities both for shipping goods to the Caribbean’s most populous island and initiating transship Read More »

Regular container handling begins in Kiel

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Regular container handling began in Kiel recently with the arrival in the port’s Ostuferhafen of the first 100 20ft containers from Riga on board the MS Vera Rambow. The Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co KG) Dirk Claus Read More »

Great Lakes Maritime Task Force reports progress in dredging crisis

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Thanks to a significant increase in funding for dredging on the Great Lakes in FY08, the US Army Corps of Engineers was finally able to start reducing the backlog of sediment that is clogging the Great Lakes Navigation System announced Great Lakes Maritim Read More »

US sues UP for $37 million

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Intermodal

The government has filed two lawsuits against the Union Pacific Railroad Company for allegedly failing to prevent the use of its rail cars to smuggle large quantities of narcotics into the United States, the Justice Department announced today. The complai Read More »

US Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of ATA in Lawsuit Against Ports

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Intermodal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today in its lawsuit seeking an injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Concession Plans. The three-judge panel ruled unanimously t Read More »

BNSF & CSX enhance container service to the Southeast

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company and CSX Intermodal recently expanded their current intermodal container service to include several new locations in the Southeast. Read More »

Contracts awarded for crossfield taxiway project at LAX

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners awarded two contracts for the construction of and construction support services for the Crossfield Taxiway Project, which will begin the first of many phased construction projects to modernize Los Angeles Int Read More »

V Australia touches down in Los Angeles

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Air Cargo

V Australia has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Los Angles to provide cargo handling for its new Boeing 777-300ER flights from Sydney, Australia. Read More »

Chapman Freeborn provides charters ahead of Pope’s visit to Angola

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has played a key role in the preparation for Pope Benedict XVI's official visit to Angola. Read More »

CMA CGM rationalizes services between

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group will be rationalizing its services between Asia and the US East Coast as follows: Read More »

TSA moves to halt trans-Pacific freight rate deterioration

AJOT | March 29, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The CEOs of container shipping lines of the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have reinforced their intentions to ensure that 2009-10 service contracts do not result in the kind of non-compensatory, unsustainable rate levels that began to develo Read More »

PHA receives ISO 14001 recertification for environmental management system

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority's (PHA's) historic Environmental Management System (EMS) has been recertified to meet the rigorous standards of the universally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. The independent auditing f Read More »

Volkswagen, IBM create smart supply chain through RFID

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

IBM announced it is working with Volkswagen Group, Europe's leading vehicle manufacturer, to improve the automaker's material logistics operations through the use of sensor technology. 

The new system will significantly enhance the carmaker's Read More »

Norway’s largest brewery taps IBM to reduce bottlenecks

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Ringnes, Norway's largest brewery and a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group, today announced that the company is using IBM sensor technology to gain greater visibility into its logistics operations, and in the process, to better serve Norwegian retailers an Read More »

Zepol Corporation announces infrastructure enhancement

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Zepol has announced that they have greatly improved the speed and performance of their flagship product, TradeIQ', by fully upgrading their trade database infrastructure. This upgrade accelerated the speed of the fastest trade database in the marketplace Read More »

Descartes customers leading the way with ‘10+2’ ISF success

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that its more than 200 Importer Security Read More »

NASSTRAC announces 2009 Carrier Of The Year award recipients

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC announces the recipients of its 2009 Carrier of the Year, an annual program that recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, leadership a Read More »

Toll issue extends beyond Saint John Harbour Bridge

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Intermodal

At a recent Board of Directors meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, the Board reiterated their stand against road and marine tolls in our region. The discussion came up in the wake of a resolution that was passed by the directors to sup Read More »

Steel imports plummet due to dearth of orders at end of 2008

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | International Trade

'Imports plummeted in February both from January 2009 and February 2008 levels, reflecting the sharp decline in import orders after steel demand dried up last fall. The import pipeline has simply become empty. Even imports of OCTG, which had been robust Read More »

Safmarine names last new containership for 2009

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Safmarine Benguela, the second of two new 3,100 TEU containerships to be delivered to Safmarine in 2009, was named in Korea. Read More »

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