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Premium Article  Progress on EU Open Skies spells promise for Canada

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Canadian Airports Council applauded efforts achieved in reaching a new comprehensive air services agreement with the EU, as statements from both federal government and European Union officials today indicate progress. Read More »

Premium Article  Unprecedented scale of infrastructure investment in China & India

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

China and India are spending an unprecedented $1.5 trillion on infrastructure projects in the next five years, approaching the level of US infrastructure spending for the first time, according to investor reports which identify the full scale of expenditu Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION 2008 - WMS offers multiple layers for sophisticated supply…

Karen Thuermer | June 08, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Customer requirements can be daunting. When Reliance Infocomm Limited decided to target 7.8 million potential telecom customers in India for its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) voice services, executives there chose a revolutionary distribution strat Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION 2008 - Cross-docking supports lean inventory strategies

Peter Buxbaum | June 08, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Competitive companies exhibit a continuing focus on cutting costs from their supply chain by more effectively matching supply for their products with customer demand. This requires speed and agility to move products more quickly, efficiently and cost effe Read More »

Premium Article  CARGO INSURANCE 2008 - Boom in ships and ocean trade increases risk for underwriters

George Lauriat | June 08, 2008 | International Trade

With the recent boom in shipbuilding and global ocean trade comes an increase in risk for underwriters. However the increased risk associated with more high value ships and higher value cargos doesn’t always translate into larger premiums. Read More »

Ports America wins top PMA safety awards

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the recent Pacific Maritime Association's 59th Annual Safety Awards Banquets held at various locations on the West Coast, Ports America was honored with several awards for its achievements in workplace safety, including 1st Place Coast Award Group A S Read More »

GPA,  Suez Canal Authority solidify strategic alliance

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Suez Canal Authority signed an historic agreement today to jointly promote the all-water shipping route between Asia/Indian Subcontinent and the North American East Coast and the Port of Savannah via the Suez Cana Read More »

The Savannah-Shanghai connection

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) commemorated the launch of an E-tag cargo tracking demonstration project today. With the use of an RFID technology system, the GPA and the SIPG will track cargo movement in Read More »

NS, short line railroads create options in New York

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation and 10 New York-based short line railroads have created a program to convert short-haul truck movements to rail. The "Empire Link" allows the short line railroads to market the excess rail freight capacity on NS' Southern Tier Read More »

Long Beach approves Clean Truck concession rules

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Aiming to begin signups for trucking companies in July, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to approve the terms for truckers to join the unprecedented Clean Trucks Program, which will reduce trucking emissions 80% by 2012 at the Port of Lo Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming completes acquisition of CAGY Industries, Inc.

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of CAGY Industries, Inc. (CAGY) for approximately $78.4 million in cash, to be adjusted for final working capital. In addition, GWI has agreed to pay contingent consideration of up to Read More »

UPS pilot union expresses solidarity with ABX/Astar pilot groups

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) expressed its support for the pilots at two carriers currently flying the bulk of package volume for DHL within the US, Canada, and Mexico. Those carriers are ABX Air and Astar. Read More »

AA Cargo further expands network

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) today announced new cargo service to Moscow, Russia, from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). AA Cargo will offer regular nonstop Boeing 777 service to Russia's Domodedovo International Airport (DME) beg Read More »

WFS new contracts with Lufthansa & KLM

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won two new cargo handling contracts from Lufthansa Cargo and KLM, further strengthening its cargo presence in North America. Read More »

Maersk announces general rate increase on N. American exports

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As a result of increasing costs associated with the growing North American export trade, Maersk Line will enact general rate increases for export cargo from the United States and Canada effective 1 July 2008. This will include trade routes for the Transat Read More »

INTTRA announces winners of Third Annual Customer Awards

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, announced the results of its "A Nite into the Future of e-Commerce" award ceremony, held at Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Shanghai, China. The annual event hosted more than 140 guests, wh Read More »

No quick fix for US-Asia space & equipment challenges

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) say they are working closely with US exporters to address continuing space and equipment shortages to Asia. But sorting out the complex operational and cost factors behi Read More »

2008 USS AOTOS Awards

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2008 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards will be presented to James A. Capo, Chairman & CEO of US Maritime Alliance, Ltd., and Michael D. Garvey, a Founding Partner and Past Chairman of Saltchuk Resources, Inc. A Special AOT Read More »

Campbell elected New Orleans Board Chairman

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected James O. Campbell as its chairman, succeeding Danny Hughes, whose term as chairman expired. Hughes will continue to serve as a commissioner. Read More »

Tom Ridge meets Ryder System leadership team

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Ryder System, Inc., a global supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions company, announced that the Honorable Tom Ridge, first secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, met with the com Read More »

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