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CEVA Logistics awarded renewal of contract for Ford

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies, has been awarded a contract renewal for the operations of an inbound manufacturing support facility for Ford Motor Company's truck plant based in Claycomo, Missouri. CEVA will take respons Read More »

NCBFAA joins filer code revocation controversy

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) has filed an Amicus brief in the Court of International Trade contesting Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) authority to revoke a customs broker's entry filer code without Read More »

Spirit inaugurates new air cargo handling terminal in Gothenburg

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Air Cargo

Scandinavian air cargo handling company, Spirit, inaugurated a new terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The new facilities more than double existing handling capacity from 70.000 tons to 170.000 annually. Spirit Gothenburg handles inbound and outbound cargo fo Read More »

Polet Airlines launches new aircraft

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Air Cargo

To achieve this goal Polet Airlines has leased three IL-96-400Т aircraft from Ilyushin Finance Co. to bring them into commercial operation by autumn 2009. Furthermore, the aircraft fleet will be extended by acquisition of three additional IL-96-400 Read More »

BBC’s box arrives in Yokohama on NYK containership

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

n September 2008, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) initiated an ambitious and unique project to tell the story of international trade and globalization by tracking a standard shipping container around the world for about a year. Recent Read More »

MOL to offer direct service from Vietnam to USWC

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced plans to offer direct service from Vietnam to the US West Coast. The company's Pacific Southwest Express (PSX) service will begin calling on Cai Mep in South Vietnam effective June 4, 2009. Read More »

Sea Star Line upgraded Eastern Caribbean Islands Service

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line Caribbean, LLC. announced the upgrade of its Virgin Island and Eastern Caribbean Services utilizing the outstanding performance capabilities of the ro/ro vessel Cap Canaille. This weekly fixed day service will call approximately eight Islan Read More »

Southeast Distribution Association begins moving containers

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Southeast Distribution Association (SEDA), a not-for-
profit forest products shippers association, has successfully established partnerships with several
ocean carriers and has begun moving its first containers in March. SEDA was founded in 20 Read More »

Walmart awards Horizon Lines 2008 Jones Act Carrier of the Year

AJOT | May 20, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. has been named Jones Act Carrier of the Year for 2008 by Walmart Stores, Inc. The award is presented each year to a domestic ocean carrier to recognize best-in-class schedule reliability and exceptional customer service. The award was Read More »

Premium Article  Safmarine appoints Dyrbye new CEO

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | People | Appointments | Liner Shipping

Tomas Dyrbye is currently Maersk Line Regional Manager for Northern Europe. Tomas is 51 years old, joined the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in 1985, and has occupied a number of international positions which includes CEO for the Nordic and Baltic Area for Ma Read More »

Premium Article  MSC and Port of Charleston ink deal for boxship calls through 2017

George Lauriat | May 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) have signed a new deal to keep the Geneva-based box ship operator in the Port of Charleston through 2017. The deal is significant for both parties. MSC, which is the Read More »

Premium Article  Domestic container gains extend through Q1 2009

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Domestic container volumes provided a glimmer of hope during a quarter weighed-down by plunging international numbers. Given the challenging economic climate, even the small 0.1% growth of domestic containers during Q1 2009 is considered impressive. Altho Read More »

Premium Article  From Bremen to Houston to Alberta

Peter Buxbaum | May 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Ports & Terminals

Houston is a port that is known for handling a great deal of project cargo, much of it exports of locally manufactured oil and gas exploration and drilling equipment. But it might not be the first port that comes to mind for delivery of European oil and g Read More »

Premium Article  Increased coffee consumption forces importers/roasters to consider options

Karen Thuermer | May 17, 2009 | International Trade

With some 400 billion cups of coffee consumed per year, coffee is without a doubt the world’s most popular beverage. In fact, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) estimates world coffee consumption for 2008 to be 125 million bags. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Charleston takes big step toward the future with today’s work on new terminal

George Lauriat | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has a full plate. Construction is well underway on the new 280-acre container terminal at the site of the former Charleston Naval Base. The estimated $550 million project is to expand box facilities to acco Read More »

New state-of-the-art ship for WWL

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

One of world's largest and most environmentally adapted car and truck carrying vessels, MV Tijuca, was named in Melbourne, Australia. The Lady Sponsor is Mrs. Andrea Schrempp, wife of Wolfgang D Schrempp, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacif Read More »

Retail import volume at lowest level in five years

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports improved in March over February’s seven-year low, but was still at its lowest level in five years and remained below the one million mark, according to the monthly Port Tracker report releas Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol selected for new Montreal container & breakbulk terminals

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that it has been selected by the Montreal Port Authority to prepare the detailed development plan, complete preliminary engineering and develop contracting strategies for the construction of the new Hochelaga-Viau container term Read More »

$11.8 mln for Oakland’s -50 ft deepening project from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

It has been confirmed that the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes a total of $11.8 million in economic stimulus funding for the Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project and operations and maintenance of th Read More »

ATA urges quick action on Jason’s Law

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauded Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, for introducing legislation, H.R. 2156 in the House and S.971 in the Senate, titled 'Jason's Law,' that would implement a pilot program to address shor Read More »

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