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Port of Charleston switches to cleaner fuel

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has switched to cleaner-burning ultra low sulfur diesel fuel three years ahead of a federal mandate. Read More »

Forwarders continue to play key role for shippers

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Forwarders are a tough, resourceful, and flexible breed. When I entered the logistics business almost 30 years ago to join DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, forwarders originated about 90 per cent of all domestic and international "hard", i.e. over 50 lb. Read More »

Intermodal holds its own in 3Q

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume in the third quarter was the second-best ever recorded during any three-month period, despite a difficult freight environment that included declining import traffic and sluggish domestic demand. Read More »

Thamesport celebrates record-breaking rail volumes

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Intermodal

Thamesport (London), Limited is celebrating breaking the record for the number of containers handled by its rail terminal. Volumes reached an all-time high in the October, when a total of 6,007 units were handled, breaking the previous record of 5,411, se Read More »

UPS Freight launches reliability guarantee

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Intermodal

Starting with the new year, UPS Freight will back its on-time performance reliability with the same type of service guarantee that long has been enjoyed by UPS's small package customers. Read More »

CAGTC outlines role for PPPs in freight infrastructure

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) released its official policy on the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the future of freight infrastructure network, making specific policy recommendations to guide the develop Read More »

US analysts glum on Doha trade deal chances

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

US trade policy experts on Thursday offered a pessimistic view of world trade talks, with one pronouncing the negotiations already dead and another saying any agreement would fall far short of initial expectations. Read More »

China Oct. trade surplus set to beat record

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

China's trade surplus for October probably easily set a new record high, underscoring the strength of its export machine and potentially handing further ammunition to US and European critics of Beijing's trade policies. Read More »

Africa, EU deals likely

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

A new trade deal, or deals, between Europe and countries in eastern and southern Africa look likely, but only because of fears over trade disruptions if no deal is done, a trade expert said. Read More »

NY/NJ Port Auth. takes control of Stewart International Airport

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer led officials from the Port Authority and Hudson Valley communities in commemorating the first day of Port Authority control of Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY. Officials vowed to develop the underutilized fa Read More »

Air cargo rates to be under pressure in ‘08 due to overcapacity

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Freighters, from brand new triple 7s to ancient (by airline standards) 747-200s, will be taking to the skies in record numbers, making needed rate increases difficult to bestow or sustain. Read More »

Heightened activity at Logan Cargo Park creates a Buzz in East Boston

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

New York based Cargo Ventures brings International logistics players to the neighborhood Take a ride down McClellan Highway these days and you will discover a flourish of unexpected activity. The past few weeks have . . . Read More »

Evergreen Chairman sees container market continuing to flourish

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Speaking at the World Shipping Summit (China) 2007 in Tianjin, Arnold Wang, Chairman of Evergreen Marine Corporation, addressed the audience on the subject "Growing Demand as Indicated by the Shipbuilding Orderbook.' Read More »

TSA lines announce 2008-09 revenue/cost recovery program

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Freight rates continue to lag operating costs' limited cost recovery in 2007-08 adds to current rate pressures... record fuel prices make floating bunker charges a top priority' uncertainty over the outcome of labor negotiations on the US West Coast will Read More »

PNCT welcomes ACL to its world class facility

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) welcomed Atlantic Container Line to its world class facility on November 6, 2007. The Atlantic Companion, one of ACL's five combination ro/ro containerships, made the New York/New Jersey container terminal its port of Read More »

Premium Article  Intermodal facing changes and challenges

Peter Buxbaum | November 04, 2007 | Intermodal

“Logistics will go out of business if we build a true intermodal system,” said Carmichael, the Senior Chairman of the Board of the Intermodal Transportation Institute of the University of Denver. “Right now, logistics is the science of how to get a ton of Read More »

Premium Article  NITL, IANA leaders focus on capacity, security issues

Paul Scott Abbott | November 04, 2007 | Intermodal | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

As two leading transportation associations prepare to meet Nov. 9-14 in Atlanta, the presidents of the groups are focusing on the related issues of sufficient intermodal capacity and the impacts of heightened security demands. . . Read More »

Savannah chosen by Heineken for Southeast distribution

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Heineken USA's Demand Point center will be fully operational in early 2008 and will initially handle 4,000 containers annually moving from breweries in Holland to distributors in Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. In total, the facil Read More »

APL takes delivery of the world’s first ‘ocean-capable’ 53-foot containers

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Singapore-based carrier said it will take delivery of the world's first 'ocean-capable' 53-foot boxes November 7. The first units will be deployed as a weekly service on APL's premier South China to Los Angeles service. Read More »

Official opening of Port of Morehead City’s new warehouse

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Carl J. Stewart Jr., chairman of the NC State Ports Authority Board of Directors, served as master of ceremonies, and Newport Mayor Derryl Garner, a member of the Board of Directors since 2002, was keynote speaker. Read More »

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