Sea-Tac Recognized as Best

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Air Cargo

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport took first place for the Best "Green" Concessions Practice award among airports in North America. The honor was announced during the 2009 Airports Council International - North America Concessions Conference in Indiana Read More »

OMA Reports October 2009 Traffic

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Air Cargo

Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA, reports that terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports decreased 12.4% in October 2009, as compared to October 2008. Domestic traffic decreased 11.6%, and int Read More »

First W’rtsil’ engine successfully passes test at newly built factory in China

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

A ceremony was held recently to celebrate the first engine shop test at the newly built two-stroke engine factory of Hefei Rong'An Power Machinery Co., Ltd. (RPM), a member of the Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Co., Ltd. (RSHI). The first engine Read More »

Grand Alliance Announces Winter Program for Asia-Europe Services

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Grand Alliance partners Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) today announced their Winter Program for Asia-Europe services, with effect from December 28, 2009. Read More »

SAECS service to cater to seasonal increase in refrigerated exports

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The SAECS (Southern Africa Europe Container Service) Lines have announced they will introduce an additional container service to accommodate primarily the seasonal increase in refrigerated exports from South Africa to Europe during the period February to Read More »

Unifeeder regular shipping connection with DCT Gdansk terminal

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

From October 2009 the Danish shipping company Unifeeder ' one of the largest feeder operators in Europe - opened a new regular feeder service from DCT Gdansk terminal. Read More »

Crowley’s first $1 million tug engine replacement part of Port of L.A. clean air quality initiative

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The air is a little cleaner at the Port of Los Angeles these days. Just this month, the new and improved Crowley harbor class tug Leader re-entered the ship assist and escort fleet of vessels following an extensive repowering of the vessel's main engines Read More »

Premium Article  Port industry leaders seek to chart course to recovery

Paul Scott Abbott | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Western Hemisphere seaport industry leaders can hope their ports’ rebound from the global financial collapse is comparably swift and successful as the bounce-back from Hurricane Ike of the Port of Galveston, which in late October played host to the 98th a Read More »

Premium Article  The US a net exporter of steel?

Peter Buxbaum | November 08, 2009 | International Trade

It depends on how you read the numbers

Is it possible that the United States is, or recently was, a net exporter of steel? If that were the case, it would have been the first time in over 50 years that the US achieved that status.
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Premium Article  Caterpillar digs into Mongolia

Robert L. Wallack | November 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Mongolia’s revised minerals law further opens investment by foreign mining companies to extract hundreds of millions of tons of mineral resources of mainly, coal, copper and gold. Wagner Asia Equipment LLC is the Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) dealer in Mongoli Read More »

Premium Article  IANA, NITL revamp programs to offer participants more value

Paul Scott Abbott | November 08, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade

Responding to transportation industry demands for fiscal efficiency, leaders of the Intermodal Association of North America and the National Industrial Transportation League have redesigned the program for their major collocated annual events.

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Premium Article  Geodis-Wilson counting on project cargo business

George Lauriat | November 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

The Geodis Wilson warehouse/office logistics complex lies a couple of Texas sized football fields from the end of the tarmac at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The facility is about ten minutes away from the airport but eventually will be Read More »

Premium Article  Albemarle Corporation is All Global

Karen Thuermer | November 08, 2009 | International Trade

Albemarle Corporation, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, demonstrates the diversity of products being shipped today as break bulk cargo. - By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Seaport leaders meet in Galveston for 98th annual AAPA convention

Paul Scott Abbott | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 98th annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities drew some 400 leaders of the seaport industry from throughout the Western Hemisphere to Galveston, Texas, in late October.

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Port of Wilmington, NC sets container move record

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A record of 46.3 crane moves per hour set on the Independent Accord at the Port of Wilmington on October 22 lasted less than a week, when a new record of 46.8 crane moves was set on the Independent Concept on October 29. The Wilmington container team incl Read More »

Massport receives top comprehensive environmental management award from AAPA

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that new regulations designed to make its construction projects more environmentally sustainable were honored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) at its 98th Annual Convention in Gal Read More »

Massport’s Port Director takes helm of AAPA for second tour

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Port Director Michael A. Leone was named the 2009-2010 Chairman of the Board to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), at the AAPA Annual Convention held in Galveston, Texas. Leone p Read More »

ATA responds to FMCSA’s reconsideration of Hours-of-Service regulations

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Intermodal

As the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has communicated for the last five years, the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, as they are currently constructed, are good safety rules. They are working and the proof is in the industry's safety performance Read More »

Maersk general rate increase in South Asia/Mideast to Europe trade

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective November 15, 2009 in the South Asia/Middle East to Europe trade. Read More »

Qatar Airways appoints new Senior VP to oversee growing cargo operation

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Three Boeing 777 Freighters to join cargo fleet from next year

Qatar Airways has announced the appointment of Dileepa Wijesundera to the position of Senior Vice President of the Doha-based carrier's thriving cargo business. Read More »