Maersk Line/ Horizon Lines to end TP1 Slot Charter Agreement

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The slot charter agreement between Horizon Lines and Maersk Line on the Trans-Pacific 1 (TP1) service will cease in December 2010. This weekly service currently calls Yantian, Xiamen, Kaohsiuing, Los Angeles, Oakland, Honolulu and Guam. Horizon Lines ope Read More »

Yen promoted to VC of Evergreen Marine Corporation; Captain C.J. Wang appointed President

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Global carrier Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. has announced the promotion of its President Jack Yen to Vice Chairman. Captain C.J. Wang, Chief Executive Vice President, has been appointed President. Anchor Chang, Executive Vice President of In Read More »

NC State Ports Authority bond sale supports ports’ expansion

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The North Carolina State Ports Authority sold approximately $44 million in bonds on February 24, 2010 to support port terminal expansion projects, including reconstruction of a container berth at the Port of Wilmington, and a 177,000 square-foot warehouse Read More »

APM Terminals makes important step forward in safety performance

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals Head of Health, Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) and CSR, Henrik Kristensen detailed APM Terminals’ Safety Culture implementation and approach which have established new standards of safety performance for the container industry while Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 3.1% in January

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.1 percent in January, following a revised 1.3 percent increase in December 2009. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 107 (2000=100) in Decembe Read More »

US Trade Representative Kirk closes out RILA Logistics Conference

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk closed out RILA Logistics 2010 with a dynamic presentation on how trade policy can help to create and increase export opportunities for American companies in the global marketplace and grow well-paid jobs for Am Read More »

Mexico, Brazil to discuss possible trade accord

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico and Brazil will begin formal talks over a possible free trade agreement between Latin America's two biggest economies, Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Calderon and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva discussed the idea dur Read More »

Steel imports increase in January semis lead increase

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Imports increased by 15.9 percent in January compared to December but were off by 31 percent from January 2009. 'Imports increased in January in response to the slowly improving market conditions,' reported David Phelps, president, AIIS. Read More »

US slaps duties on steel pipe from China

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

The United States has imposed preliminary duties ranging from 11 to 13 percent on steel pipe from China it said were unfairly subsidized, a source familiar with the decision said. Read More »

World trade contracted 12% in 2009

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Global trade contracted by about 12 percent in 2009 but has started to pick up, the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said.

WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said the organisation had revised its previous estimate of a contraction of Read More »

ANS urges ‘refresher’ in US export drive

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A call to the US air cargo industry to enlist in the nation's projected drive to double America's exports in the next five years was issued by the chief executive of Airline Network Services.

CEO Jens Tubbesing of the New York-based general s Read More »

Canada in line for $480 million windfall from new Emirates flights

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

New Emirates flights into Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary would bring $480 million of economic benefits and over 2,800 jobs to Canada, new research shows.

The study by independent transportation and tourism experts InterVISTAS Consulting, was Read More »

India’s Kingfisher Airlines set to join oneworld alliance

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

India's leading domestic carrier and only five-star airline, Kingfisher Airlines, is lining up to join oneworld' after signing a memorandum of understanding as its first step towards full membership of the world's leading quality airline alliance, subject Read More »

Air China and Cathy Pacific establish cargo airline joint venture

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited signed a Framework Agreement in Beijing to establish a jointly owned cargo airline.

The two companies will use an existing cargo airline, Air China Cargo Co Ltd (ACC), a wholly owned subsid Read More »

Port Authority upgrades Newark Liberty International Airport security

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has begun work to install alarms on Newark Liberty International Airport surveillance cameras to alert agency personnel immediately if the equipment experiences a problem. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Cargo to merge global activities

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Airlines have agreed to step up cooperation between their two companies in the airfreight sector.

Under the new agreement, the flow of cargo traffic through the hubs at Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna will be optimiz Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo flies relief supplies to Haiti

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter flew to Haiti with 65 tons of relief supplies on board for the earthquake victims in the stricken country. Read More »

MSC begins Asia-Suez service in Charleston

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) 'Golden Gate Service' (GGS) made its inaugural call today in the Port of Charleston, linking the Southeast's deepest seaport with China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The first vessel in the servic Read More »

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call…

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The flagship vessel of the CMA CGM fleet, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb making her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. Measuring 365 metres in length and 51 metres wide, and with a capacity of 13,346 TEU, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb is deployed on th Read More »

Container lines to raise US-Asia Rates

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending a further general rate increase (GRI) on ocean cargo moving from the U.S. to Asia. The move is part of an ongoing effort to restore rate levels after a Read More »