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CN, Norfolk Southern MidAmerica Corridor initiative

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Intermodal

CN and Norfolk Southern Corporation announced an initiative to create a "MidAmerica Corridor" in which the railroads will share track between Chicago, St. Louis, Kentucky, and Mississippi to establish shorter and faster routes for merchandise and coal tra Read More »

Canada keeps WTO option open on US meat rules

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

Canada would revive a trade complaint against the United States if Washington chose to reinstate country-of-origin meat labeling rules that Ottawa considers protectionist, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said. Read More »

WTO urges Japan to continue structural reforms

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

Japan must continue structural reforms to reduce the cost of doing business and make itself a more attractive destination for investment, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said. Read More »

S.Korea revised Jan. exports down record 33.8%

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

South Korean exports in January performed worse than initially estimated as revised figures from the customs agency showed overseas shipments for the month dropped a record 33.8% from a year earlier. Read More »

Euro zone Dec. trade gap points to weakening demand

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

The euro zone had a much smaller than expected trade gap in December as imports shrank more quickly than exports, data showed, pointing to falling domestic demand as the euro area sinks deeper into recession. Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo leads the way in e-freight uptake

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

In December Emirates SkyCargo became the first e-freight-compliant carrier in the Middle East. Today, having successfully handled more than 1,000 e-freight shipments, it is the leading airline worldwide in terms of the number of e-freight consignments car Read More »

DB Schenker expanding temperature controlled services on a global basis

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Air Cargo

Schenker AG has recently signed a Global Master Lease Agreement with Envirotainer AB, a Sweden-based provider of active temperature-controlled air cargo containers, and is expanding its offering in the field of temperature controlled service. DB Schenker Read More »

H’egh Autoliners announces Galveston, TX new port of load for Eastern Med, Mideast

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

H'egh Autoliners, Inc. has added the Port of Galveston as a load port for the US Middle East Service. Vessels will call Galveston twice a month with port calls in the Middle East including Abu Dhabi, Aqaba, Bahrain, Beirut, Dammam, Doha, Jebel Ali, Jedda Read More »

TSA withdraws capacity program discussion amendment

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container shipping lines have advised the Federal Maritime Commission that they will not pursue an amendment to the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) that would allow them to discuss potential vessel capacity program options in the A Read More »

AXS-Alphaliner has released a new report on China’s container ports

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

AXS-Alphaliner has released a new report on China's container ports highlighting the significant over-capacity issue that port operators will face as new capacity expansion continues unabated despite a sharp decline in demand. Read More »

Port of Longview, RSG reach property agreement

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

After several months of negotiating, the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners approved a settlement agreement and option to purchase real estate with RSG Forest Products. The agreement grants the Port an option to acquire the last piece of property nee Read More »

Marit Maersk - longest containership that has ever visited the Port of Hamburg

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Having been constructed and christened at the Danish shipyard of Odense, the Marit Maersk, a giant container ship built for the MAERSK LINE shipping company, called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time on its maiden voyage. The ship's length of 367 m Read More »

FTR analysis shows intermodal losing market share in Q4 2008

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

Intermodal transport lost market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2008, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Intermodal's share of US long-haul (550+ mile) movements of international and domestic containerized freight dropped by 0.2% to Read More »

TNT acquires LIT Cargo of Chile

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

TNT announced the acquisition of 100% of LIT Cargo, a leading express delivery company in Chile. The acquisition gives TNT a strong nationwide road network in Chile and strengthens its position in the country's domestic express delivery market. Read More »

Truck-involved fatality rate declines 5.8% in 2007

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

Figures recently released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) indicate that the truck-involved fatality rate in 2007 declined 5.8% to 2.12 per 100 million miles from 2.25 per 100 million miles in 2006. Read More »

AA Cargo meets initial TSA screening
mandates

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has successfully met the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) mandate to screen 50% of cargo on all passenger planes, as directed by Change 5 to the Aircraft Operator Standard Security Pro Read More »

AMI Express sees heavyweights and imports boom

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

AMI Express ' the express division of the world's largest trade-only airfreight wholesaler ' has seen a dramatic increase in heavyweight shipments from the UK to the Americas, following a total overhaul of its rate structures in March 2008. Import shipmen Read More »

Pilot Freight Services shows continued growth throughout 2008

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Air Cargo

Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced shipment figures and record revenue for the year ending Dec. 31, 2008. The company reported revenue for the year of $372.9 million, up 9.7% from 2007. Read More »

Grand Alliance cooperation with ZIM on Pacific North West trade

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced they would cooperate with ZIM in two strings in the trans-Pacific trade, with immediate effect. The scope includes North China and Japan, South China, South East Asia to Canada and US North West Coast (NWX and PNX Read More »

NYK restructures Asia-Central & LatAm services

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) announced a restructuring of its MAREX service, which links Asia with Hawaii and Central America, and the company's ALEX service, which links Asia with Latin America. Read More »

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