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MPA to issue RFQ for operation of Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from private parties interested in leasing and operating the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The MPA is seeking a private partner that is willing and able to com Read More »

PHA successfully implements TWIC

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority successfully implemented the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) this week, in compliance with the deadline for the US Houston-Galveston sector. In fact, two PHA facilities, Care and Barbours Cut te Read More »

Judge refuses to block Clean Trucks

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US District Court Judge Richard J. Leon issued a decision Wednesday, April 15 denying the Federal Maritime Commission request for a preliminary injunction to block elements of the Port of Long Beach's landmark Clean Trucks Program, including the collectio Read More »

More than $30 million in federal grants for Washington State port security

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state ports would receive $30,335,542 for port security efforts across the state this year. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to state ports, will go toward infrastructure security i Read More »

NCIT report: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act should include transportation

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Intermodal

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation at the University of Denver (NCIT) has concluded a Transportation Policy Paper following the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The NCIT policy paper outlines critical transportation el Read More »

BNSF crew begins replacing 90,000 ties in Minnesota & Wisconsin

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) dispatched a maintenance crew of 43 people to begin replacing railroad ties between East Winona, Wis., and St. Croix Tower, Minn. The crew is expected to replace more than 1,300 ties a day through July. This maintenance project Read More »

ECT and Kombiverkehr launch Betuwe Express to Duisburg

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade


ECT and Kombiverkehr jointly gave the signal for the launch of the 'Betuwe-Express'. The train will operate a daily service between the ECT terminals in Rotterdam Maasvlakte and the DeCeTe hinterland terminal in Duisburg. The connection allows dire Read More »

Infrastructure optimism: reality, long-term outlook

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

As economies continue to falter, infrastructure is being touted as a means to stimulate growth around the globe. To bolster its economy and preserve jobs, China has embarked upon a $580 billion infrastructure building program, with others (including Argen Read More »

New President named by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) announced that Linda M. Conlin has been named President of the organization. Ms. Conlin has extensive experience in international trade, public policy and business development and has most recently se Read More »

Turkish Airlines returns to cargo handling of Fraport Cargo Services

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Turkish Airlines decided to assign Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) with the provision of cargo handling services at Frankfurt again. Read More »

AA Cargo offers increased weight limit for US-Europe PPS

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has announced it has expanded its Priority Parcel Service SM (PPS) Heavyweight product for shipments between the United States and Europe. Read More »

Emirates expands service in Africa

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Dubai - Luanda service, which begins August 2nd, will operate three times a week - on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Operating the Airbus A330-200, the new Emirates service will help support the nation's oil-led boom, the emerging tourism market and t Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo judged best airline in annual excellence survey

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo has taken the coveted top spot in the annual Air Cargo Excellence survey, advancing from third place last year and beating cargo heavyweights Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines, who finished second and third respectively. Read More »

SWISS: Cargo business suffers sizeable first-quarter decline

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

SWISS carried 2,950,685 passengers in the first three months of 2009, 1.6% fewer than the 2,999,517 of the prior-year period. The impact of the present economic crisis on SWISS's passenger business was particularly strong on the intercontinental front, wh Read More »

Diana Shipping, Inc. announces agreement to acquire owner of Capesize newbuilding

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes ("Diana"), announced that it has executed an agreement with a related party to acquire a single purpose company, Gala Properties Inc., that has a contrac Read More »

Evergreen to offer faster transit times on two key trans-Pacific services

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

East Coast Service (AUE) and China - South US West Coast - China Service (CPS) services. These changes were introduced to meet customer demand for higher levels of service and will come into effect from mid April. Read More »

MOL announces changes to North America sales management

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Effective immediately, Dennis Sheehan, Vice President Atlantic Services will direct MOL's sales activities in the US Northeast, Midwest and Southeast regions, while Jim Galligan, Vice President Pacific Services will lead sales activities in California, Or Read More »

Seven in 10 UK Club ships attract high ratings

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Some 70% of the ships visited by the UK P&I Club's own inspectors in 2008 were given a high rating with no comment or formal suggestions for improvement. This was six percent higher than the previous year. Read More »

Albania’s Durres Port Authority awards five-year service contract to Cargotec

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a five-year equipment servicing and maintenance contract by the Durres Port Authority (DPA) in Albania. Read More »

APM Terminals announces
 appointment of new Regional Vice President

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals announces the appointment of Charles Menkhorst as the new Regional Vice President – Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) succeeding Jorgen H. Madsen, Regional Vice President who will retire at the end of 2009. Read More »

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