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Maersk Line improves Westmed Service

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced the following enhancements to the WestMed Service, serving the Mediterranean - North America trade. The new service is achieved in cooperation with French-based CMA-CGM in a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) to commence in March 2009. A Read More »

OceanSchedules.com celebrates 2nd anniversary, new Web services for carriers

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

OceanSchedules.com celebrates its second anniversary by incorporating new Web-based technologies into its platform for the collection and distribution of real-time scheduling information. Read More »

US Customs data shows container traffic decline in the 4th quarter

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container traffic decreased 4.7% in 2008; however the most significant decline was felt in the 4th Quarter at 7.3%. Shipping traffic decreased every month except one when compared to 2007. Read More »

Governor Perdue announces increased cargo capacity at Port of Savannah

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 ft. each and a total of 12,406 ft Read More »

Long Beach helps fund new Foss Maritime vessel to improve air quality

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach welcomed a new environmentally friendly dolphin-class, diesel-electric hybrid tugboat, a vessel custom-built by Foss Maritime of Seattle to help ports clean the air. Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert 2008 cargo traffic steady

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Led by a surge in container traffic through the Fairview Terminal, the Port of Prince Rupert handled 10,596,863 tons in 2008, a moderate increase over 2007, despite a global economic downturn that has resulted in declining traffic through most other North Read More »

Clean Trucks Fee to begin Feb. 18th

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach will begin collecting a Clean Trucks Fee on February 18, 2009 to accelerate the replacement of thousands of polluting cargo trucks. At the same time the Port will kick off an electronic gate access system that will enable the fee co Read More »

DHL expands infrastructure, operating capacity in Mexico

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL, the world's leading express services and logistics company, inaugurates today one of the industry's most advanced gateways in Latin America ' located in the customs area of Mexico City's International Airport ' and a customer service call center. Read More »

Horizon Logistics launches international non-vessel ocean shipping service

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Horizon Logistics, LLC, has launched an international ocean shipping service to offer supply chain solutions to US importers and exporters. Horizon Logistics has been licensed by the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to operate as a non-vessel operatin Read More »

DHL extends relationship with Kewill for 10+2

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Kewill, a provider of global trade and logistics software, announced that DHL Global Forwarding, the world's largest global forwarder has selected Kewill ISF (Importer Security Filing) to support their customers in meeting new US Customs requirements. Read More »

BNSF $2.7bln capital commitment program

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced a planned 2009 capital commitment program of $2.7 billion, which is expected to be approximately $150 million lower than 2008. BNSF currently expects to spend $1.9 billion to refresh track, signal systems, structures, Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority board approves program to stimulate use of ExpressRail facilities

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

To stimulate even greater use of the Port Authority's ExpressRail system, the agency's Board of Commissioners approved an incentive program to encourage shippers using the Port of New York and New Jersey to transport even more cargo by rail. Read More »

Coyne Airways appoints Air Logistics in US

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways has appointed Air Logistics as its general sales agent in the United States to increase its share of air cargo shipments to the Caspian region and the Middle East. Read More »

Evergreen Line launches new Greek shuttles

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line launched two new regional feeder services, linking the Mediterranean hub port of Taranto to Piraeus and Thessalonica in Greece. Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO/HEAVY LIFT 2009 - Preparing ports for the future of cargo security

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

In the aftermath of 911, many people responsible for protecting the country believed that our shipping industry and ports represented one of the greatest weaknesses to the next terrorist attack. To address this assessment, actions to secure cargo containe Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO/HEAVY LIFT 2009 - Groseclose resigns as head of SCSPA

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | People | Ports & Terminals

Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), offered his resignation last week. Read More »

Premium Article  Heavy lift, project logistics services perform difficult tasks for an array of customers

Karen Thuermer | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

When Calgary, Alberta-headquartered Atco Frontec was awarded in 2007 five NATO contracts to provide up to five years of multiple support services to the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan for the more than 10,000 troops serving NATO’s International Security Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO / HEAVY LIFT ‘09 - Banking on President Obama’s bank

George Lauriat | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

It’s hard to talk about projects without talking about project funding. Although most look abroad in places like China, Africa or South America for major infrastructural projects, if the National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank becomes a reality, the US Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO / HEAVY LIFT ‘09 - Charles Kendall Group finds strength in service diversity

George Lauriat | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

Perhaps no independent freight-forwarding group is as diverse in its niche services as the London-based Charles Kendall Group (CKG). From procurement to specialized logistics for the oil & gas industry and other project sectors, CKG offers a select skill Read More »

US Shipping takes delivery of Golden State

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Shipping Partners L.P. announced that its joint venture for the construction of five US Flag product/chemical tankers took delivery of the product tanker Golden State. The Golden State is the first of a class of five 49,000 DWT product carriers being b Read More »

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