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FMC moves to drop lawsuit against Clean Trucks Program

AJOT | June 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

One week after President Obama appointed Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan as acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the DC agency charged with reviewing ocean-bound commerce has reversed its position on its lawsuit that sought to stop certai Read More »

Prologis leases 92,000 square feet in Baltimore

AJOT | June 17, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

ProLogis, a global provider of distribution facilities, announced it has leased 92,000 square feet of newly renovated distribution space in Baltimore to Price Modern, one of the largest commercial contract furniture dealers in the United States. Read More »

Sara Lee signs Contract with OHL

AJOT | June 17, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Sara Lee Corporation, global manufacturer and marketer of well-known consumer products, and logistics company OHL recently signed a contract making OHL the end-to-end supply chain solution provider for all of Sara Lee's international household and beverag Read More »

Summit Logistics International re-Brands in Asia

AJOT | June 17, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Summit Logistics International ('Summit'), a global leader of international supply chain management solutions, announced today the re-branding of their Asia-based operations under the name Summit International Logistics (China), Limited, and Summit Intern Read More »

Philippe de Cr’cy to head Schenker S.A. in France

AJOT | June 17, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Philippe de Cr'cy has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board of DB Schenker Logistic's national organization in France, Schenker S.A., with immediate effect. He succeeds Jo'l Moebel, who departs the company at his own request. Philippe de Cr'cy, Read More »

BBC Chartering reinvigorates presence in Asia Pacific markets

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following the earlier announcement that Asia Project Chartering Pte Ltd (APC) will be dissolved from the beginning of July, Leer-based BBC Chartering is undertaking a number of developments to reinvigorate and enhance its presence in Asia Pacific markets. Read More »

First bulldozers start work on Maasvlakte 2

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Last week, the first bulldozers are driving around on an island in the North Sea, which will grow to become Maasvlakte 2. In the past few weeks, so much sand has been sprayed on that various islands have been created, which also remain sufficiently above Read More »

Record year 2008 for Port of Baltimore

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that 2008 was a record-breaking year for the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals. In recently released maritime cargo statistics, general cargo reached nearly nine million tons for the first time. The tota Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver Terminal reaches record monthly production on container vessels

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Fraser Surrey Docks at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) achieved a record monthly average production on their container vessels in May 2009. Building on a strong monthly average in April of 29.2 container moves per hour (MPH), during the month of May, Fraser Su Read More »

DHL enhances direct LCL services

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL will enhance its Less than Container Load (LCL) services with the launch of direct LCL services connecting Tokyo and Yokohama to Chicago, US The introduction of these weekly guaranteed services reduces transit times by at least three days compared to Read More »

Zepol announces top five insights in the US Census Bureau’s merchandise trade data

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | International Trade

The United States Census Bureau released its monthly merchandise trade data report, which tracks the movement of goods between foreign countries and the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and US Foreign Trade Zones. The report found that t Read More »

Agility wins

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

The air cargo carrier thus recognized the outstanding performances in its worldwide cooperation during the last year, which was confirmed, in particular, by the high level of customer satisfaction and a double-digit growth in the business with Lufthansa C Read More »

Aegean Cargo hits 40% share from France

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aegean began twice-daily services from Paris CDG in November 2008, using A320 aircraft. It began actively marketing its cargo capacity in December, using Paris-based Transnautic Air Service. Each successive month has seen a substantial increase in uplift, Read More »

National Air Cargo receives TSA approval

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it has received approval from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to operate a Certified Cargo Screening Facility at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI. The newly designated facility will help relieve c Read More »

CMA CGM announces rate restoration on Asia-Europe trades

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide its customers with the same reliable and efficient services they are accustomed to, the CMA CGM Group has decided to restore freight rates in the Asia-Europe trade to a more sustainable level. Read More »

MPA welcomes new Far East service

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced today that the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will begin a new direct, weekly container service next month between the Port of Baltimore and the Far East. Starting on or about July 13, the new Golden Read More »

Commitment to excellence earns TOTE OHSAS 18001:2007 certification

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc., (TOTE) proudly announces its completion in April of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification process for safety standards. Read More »

Hamburg S’d expands River Plate Express service to South America

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently the container ship Rio de la Plata of the Hamburg S'd shipping company put in an appearance at Hamburg's HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Read More »

Premium Article  Canada-US launch ‘Shiprider’ security regime

Leo Ryan | June 14, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Without great public fanfare, the United States and Canada have formally launched a first-of-its-kind accord in North America to enhance security on shared waterways and coastal areas.

- By Leo Ryan, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  China and US economies: ties that bind

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

The complex economic relationship between the US and China is likely the key to how the world emerges from recession.

By George Lauriat, AJOT Read More »

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