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Ryder acquires Transpacific Container Terminal, Ltd. & CRSA Logistics, Ltd.

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ryder System, Inc., a global supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions company, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Transpacific Container Terminal, Ltd. (TCTL) and CRSA Logistics, Read More »

SAS Cargo appoints new VP Global Sales

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

SAS Cargo VP for Global Sales Nils Pries Knudsen has decided to leave SAS Cargo and will head for new challenges in Swissport International. Michael Sandberg (47) has been appointed new VP Global Sales, and he is very experienced within logistics, sales a Read More »

U.S. Xpress acquires minority interest in Smith Transport, Inc.

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Intermodal

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. and Smith Transport, Inc. jointly announced today that the companies have completed a transaction in which U.S. Xpress Enterprises will acquire a 47% interest in Smith Transport, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Read More »

Crowley to grow fleet of large barges

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Vessel Management Services subsidiary has awarded construction contracts to Gunderson Marine of Portland, Oregon for - in addition to two already under construction - eight Heavy Lift Series 400-foot by 105-foot-wide deck ba Read More »

Evergreen Line offers new service pattern in Asia-Australia trade

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has confirmed it will join the two Asia Australia Services, known as AAS and AAN, operated by four steamship lines -- APL, Hamburg S'd, Hapag-Lloyd and Hyundai Merchant Marine. Compared to Evergreen Line's existing TCA route, the new servic Read More »

Maersk AE-8 Far East service includes Hamburg

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The AE-1 and AE-8 Far East services have been running since March 2008. They use a fleet of 18 containerships between them, with a slot space capacity of between 8,200 and 8,650 TEU. After each round trip, the ships of the AE-1 and AE-8 services change ov Read More »

Northern Shipping Fund I LLC provides new liquidity to international shipping

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Northern Shipping Fund I LLC ("NSF I") formally opened its doors to business having completed a first closing in excess of $110 million in equity. Read More »

Crowley christens new ATB vessel in Tampa

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the fifth of ten new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by the end of 2010. The vessels christened were the 9,280 HP-tug Courage and barge 650-5. Read More »

Administration complex would offer environmental benefits, community amenities

AJOT | October 07, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach will host a second public hearing Wednesday, October 8, 2008 on a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a proposed Port administration building and maintenance facility complex. The new facility would replace a nearly 50-year- Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Broadened approach needed, AAPA conventioneers told

Paul Scott Abbott | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

A wider-reaching approach to port and connective infrastructure is imperative for survival in the global economy, according to several presentations by top officials at the American Association of Port Authorities’ 97th annual convention, held Sept. 21-25 Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Greater use of coastal shipping in US advocated

Leo Ryan | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

A think-tank based in Gloucester, Massachusetts has urged the United States to emulate Europe by making much wider use of “motorways of the sea.” Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Chiquita 11-year lease with the Port of Wilmington, DE

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Governor Ruth Ann Minner announced an 11-year, multi million dollar land lease between Chiquita Fresh North America (Chiquita) and the Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC). This new 27.6-acre lease will keep the Chiquita at the Port of Wilmington and in Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Fresh fruits & vegetables: A growth industry

Peter Buxbaum | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Worldwide trade in fresh fruits and vegetables has been a growth industry for a quite a number of years and is likely to remain so. Even a major economic downturn is not likely to dampen this market. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: FRUITS & VEGETABLES - Warehouse options for food products cater to customer needs

Karen Thuermer | October 05, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Food products and perishables in particular, can be sensitive items to move around. With today’s high cost of fuel, getting these products to market is increasing challenging, especially from a cost point of view. Simply put, there’s only so much money a Read More »

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing ‘s 200th LHM 400 goes Down Under to Patrick Stevedoring

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In Autumn 2008 Liebherr-Werk Nenzing celebrates the benchmark of the 200th LHM 400 mobile harbor crane. Since its market introduction in 1996, the LHM 400 - characterised by a max. lifting capacity of 104 tons and a max. outreach of 48 meters – establishe Read More »

Georgia’s ports increase overall tonnage

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced the GPA handled more than 2.2 million tons of cargo for all terminals in August, a 4.4% increase, or an additional 94,765 tons of cargo compared with the same period last year. Read More »

APM Terminals appoints Mitchell as new CCO

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals announced the appointment of Richard Mitchell as Chief Commercial Officer effective January 1, 2009. Mitchell makes the move to APM Terminals from Maersk Line Ltd., where he held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for the UK and Read More »

The Allen Group gains approvals for development of Logistics Park Kansas City

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Allen Group, one of the nation's leading Inland Port development companies, received final approval from the Johnson County Board of Commissioners for a public infrastructure Plan of Finance supporting the new intermodal and logistics park development Read More »

TT Club appoints new Logistics Insurance Director

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Brian Sullivan comes to TT Club with over 30 years' experience in the insurance industry, having spent the last 18 with leading insurance brokers Marsh, where he was practice leader in European transportation, responsible for developing the firm's capabil Read More »

Panalpina partners with Envirotainer

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina has signed a global Master Lease Agreement with Envirotainer to provide temperature-controlled air cargo containers for its new cold chain management solutions for the healthcare industry. The two companies have worked together for more than six Read More »

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