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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 »

INTTRA signs carrier contracts worth more than $100 million

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the e-commerce platform for the ocean freight industry, has entered into long-term agreements with Maersk Line, MSC, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud for e-commerce and professional services worth more than $100 million over the next three yea Read More »

Grand Alliance, Zim announce cooperation on South China US East Coast service

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Zim Integrated Shipping Services have agreed to cooperate on the service from South China to US East Coast via the Panama Canal. Read More »

Marchand named to 16th International Maritime Hall of Fame

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The International Maritime Hall of Fame announced recently the Georgia Ports Authority‚Äôs (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand would be honored as one of its newest members on May 13, 2009, at the United Nations in New York City. The International Mar Read More »

Seattle port commission authorizes additional $17 million for East Marginal Way project

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Seattle commissioners voted to invest an additional $17.2 million in the East Marginal Way grade separation project, a crucial freight mobility improvement in South Seattle. Read More »

Ceres Paragon Terminals is now Amsterdam Container Terminals

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ceres Paragon Terminals (CPT) has changed its company name to Amsterdam Container Terminals (ACT). Ceres Amsterdam Marine Terminals (CAMT) will become Amsterdam Marine Terminals (AMT). Read More »

Forwarders team up to tackle Ireland

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Woodland Group has entered into a strategic partnership with a logistics provider from Belfast as it seeks to expand its operations on both sides of the Irish border. Read More »

IATA e-Freight technology brings paradigm shift According to Mike Coney, Vice President of Business

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

According to Mike Coney, Vice President of Business Development Asia for CargoWise' edi, a provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, the global IATA e-Freight initiative launched in 2004 to create a simpler, electroni Read More »

State of New York Selects DHL

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The State of New York, Office of General Services, announced it has awarded DHL one of two five-year statewide contracts for international express shipping services. All authorized users of the State of New York contract ' including State agencies, colle Read More »

SBS Worldwide strengthens freight connections in US - European trade

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

International full service freight forwarder, SBS Worldwide has signed a formal agency agreement with Milan-based freight forwarder Avion International to offer shippers in the United States and Italy a wider range of logistics services between the two ma Read More »

ATA: Los Angeles mayor, port officials distort purpose of litigation

AJOT | March 25, 2009 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations Vice President of Public Affairs Clayton Boyce criticized officials of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the Natural Resources Defense Council for misleading the public and press about the purpose and resu Read More »

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