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Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS - Florida’s Atlantic seaports adding services, facilities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

New services and enhanced facilities are being added at ports along the Sunshine State’s Atlantic coast, largely to serve a growing Florida consumer base. The state, with a population now of more than 18 million, is adding residents at a pace of some 1,00 Read More »

Tacoma focuses on building cargo capacity

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Over three decades as a Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Jack Fabulich has witnessed containerized cargo grow from 85,000 to nearly 2.1 million teus (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). Read More »

National Retail Systems builds transload & special project distribution facility in Savannah

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of retail logistics services in the United States, broke ground on a 140,000 square-foot container transload and special project distribution facility in Savannah, GA. Scheduled to open for operation Read More »

Dr. Sherry of the NCIT addresses Congress on fatigue in the railroad industry

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Intermodal

Dr. Patrick Sherry, Co-Director of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT) and a Professor with the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, will address the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Read More »

Key hearing looms in CN’s Canadian strike

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Intermodal

Canada's largest railway has been using management personnel to replace the 2,800 striking freight train conductors and switchyard personnel, and says service is "at a level comparable to before the strike began." Read More »

Titan Steel & Wire: Making the ‘Devil’s Rope’

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

Barbed wire changed the face of The West, from wide open plains to neat packages framed by 'The Devil's Rope' that imprisoned horses, cattle and cowboys. Read More »

EU trade boss urges nations to look beyond farm row

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

Europe's trade chief urged EU countries to look beyond sacrifices needed in agriculture for a global trade deal and to focus instead on the bigger potential gains for other areas of the economy. Read More »

US trade gap widens in Dec, sets record for 2006

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

The US trade deficit hit a fifth straight annual record in 2006, driven by a record oil import tab and a flood of imports from China, a government report showed. Read More »

US, S. Korea free-trade pact possible by end March

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | International Trade

The US and South Korea have a chance to finish a free-trade agreement by end-March, making it possible for President George W. Bush to submit the deal to Congress before his negotiating authority runs out, US Trade Representative Susan Schwab said. Read More »

Columbus, Rickenbacker post gains in 2006

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

'The trend of increasing activity at both Port Columbus and Rickenbacker demonstrate the vital services these airports provide to the Columbus community,' said David Whitaker, Vice President of Business Development & Communications. 'All indications are t Read More »

US, EU aviation regulators choose TIACA conference to discuss ‘Open Skies’ agreement

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

US and European Union government regulators involved in EU/US Open Skies negotiations will express their views at The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) Executive Conference in Cologne in April. Read More »

First IL-76 cargo flight to US since 2000

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr's new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft has successfully completed its first flight to and from the United States, the first IL-76 commercial flights in the US market since old versions of the aircraft were banned under ICAO noise res Read More »

NYK 24-year charter contract with Bao Shan Iron & Steel

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has agreed to a 24-year charter contract with Bao Shan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (Bao Shan; Head office: Shanghai, China) for the transport of iron ore from Brazil to Maanshan, China. Read More »

Three Rickmers Reederei ships christened

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Over a four-day period, the Hamburg based Rickmers Group celebrated the naming ceremonies of three newbuilding containerships in Asia. Read More »

Customs appoints APL security exec. to advisory panel

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

US Customs and Border Protection has appointed Earl Agron, Vice President of Security for global container shipping leader APL, to a two-year appointment on the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Read More »

Seaboard purchases M/V Karonga

AJOT | February 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Seaboard Marine completed the purchase of the M/V Karonga, a multi-purpose vessel that has been used by Seaboard in the South American trade in recent years. Sailing from the United States to Chile and Peru, the M/V Karonga, which has been renamed the M/V Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Swissport Cargo gains Cargo 2000 certification

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Swissport, a leading global aviation services provider, is the first air cargo GHA to gain certification as being fully-compliant to Cargo 2000’s quality requirements for ground handling. Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Emirates launches freighter services to Djibouti

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Djibouti, Emirates’ 15th African destination, will be served by the Airbus A310-300F freighter once a week. Operating every Sunday, Emirates freighter EK 4805 will depart Dubai at 0700 hours, arriving in Djibouti at 0900 hours on the same day.

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Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - WFS sets its sights on Asia

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

WFS, the world's largest air cargo handling organization is looking to build its business base in Asia as it aims to mirror its strong and growing presence in Europe and North America. Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - United wins bid for DC-Beijing route

Karen Thuermer | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

United Airlines started the new year with good news from the US Department of Transportation. On January 9, United won tentative approval from the federal government to operate the first-ever nonstop daily flight between Washington, DC and Beijing, China. Read More »

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