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Porsche banks on Pasha at new Baltimore facility

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

When officials of the US arm of German automaker Porsche learned that The Pasha Group was looking to develop a state-of-the-industry, on-dock vehicle processing center at the Port of Baltimore, they were quickly enthused. Read More »

US-Mexico electronic crossborder ties strengthening

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

As US Customs and Border Protection continues to expand its policy requiring the mandatory filing of electronic truck manifests, more carriers are beginning to use e-manifests in preparation for the mandatory policy. In a case in point illustrating this t Read More »

PHH FirstFleet announces results of annual fleet managers survey

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

In an annual survey conducted by PHH FirstFleet, a leading national provider of asset management and operations services to private truck fleets, fleet managers identified new issues and industry trends. Most notably, while fuel costs and safety risks are Read More »

ATA’s Russell named 2007 Marketing Executive of the Year

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Intermodal

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) recently announced that Mike Russell, formerly vice president for public affairs and press secretary for the American Trucking Associations, was named the "2007 Marketing Executive of the Ye Read More »

World Bank nominee Zoellick says WTO deal possible

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | International Trade

World Bank presidential nominee Robert Zoellick said he believed a deal could be clinched in the Doha round world trade talks and that such an accord would give a big boost to development and growth. Read More »

Japan to begin talks to ease US beef import limits

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | International Trade

Japan intends to begin negotiations with the US shortly to ease its restrictions on US beef imports in the wake of an international animal health organization's recent decision to allow exports of US beef irrespective of cattle age, Japanese government so Read More »

EU trade chief warns China over exports

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | International Trade

After talks over the European Union's ballooning trade deficit with China, Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai had shown sensitivity to concerns about soaring Chinese exports such as steel products. Read More »

Algeria “bazaar” boom poses Islamist risk

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | International Trade

Algeria's Islamist-driven black market could pose a political menace if it keeps growing, a business leader said, adding intelligent foreign investment was the best way of countering a "bazaar" economy. Read More »

New Gateway at Kansai Int’l Airport to meet flourishing demand

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL inaugurated its new five billion yen (US$41 million) expanded facility at the Kansai International Airport. The 10,100 sqm DHL Kansai International Airport Gateway, located at the International Cargo Warehouse C, is the largest facility operated by an Read More »

High-value exports drive premium airfreight demand

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Air Cargo

The high value and urgency of many Irish airfreight exports is driving a mini-boom in express and time-definite airfreight services, according to IAM - Ireland's largest cargo GSSA. Read More »

Maersk’s Scan Med to call Piraeus, Greece

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced a new direct service between North Europe and Piraeus (Greece). The service will include Piraeus in the Scan Med service allowing a fast, reliable, and competitive product to and from Greece. Read More »

EIMSKIP introduces NECA Express

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The fixed day weekly schedule will offer an all water service between the ports of Eastern Canada and New England with a double port call in Halifax Nova Scotia serving both Halterm and Ceres Marine Terminals. Read More »

CMA CGM first global carrier to include DCT Gdansk

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Liner Shipping

With the arrival of its 1,400teu feeder vessel Cape Fulmar at the DCT Gdansk terminal on June 6, CMA CGM became the first of the top 10 global container shipping lines to incorporate this brand-new Polish facility into its worldwide network. Cape Fulmar i Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION - Ocean Carriers embrace stand-alone “logistics company”

George Lauriat | June 10, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Management has at times struggled with the role of “logistics operations” within the umbrella of containership related activities. However, the stand-alone logistics division is coming of age for steamship lines and more often there is a bottom line to pr Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION -  Whirlpool cleans up distribution by streamlining inventory

Karen Thuermer | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Over the last decade, Whirlpool Corporation has transformed itself from a regional manufacturing and trade-focused business into a global, consumer-driven enterprise. Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION -  Kansas City Logistics Park part of “inland port” effort

Gene Linn | June 10, 2007 | Intermodal

Kansas City's drive to become a major inland port for logistics and distribution centers kicked into a higher gear with Burlington Northern Sante Fe’s decision to build Logistics Park - Kansas City. Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION - Globalization creates demand for logistics expertise

Peter Buxbaum | June 10, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

The phenomenon of a globalized economy is bringing opportunity to third-party logistics providers, according to Joel Anderson, president and CEO of the International Warehouse Logistics Association, an industry group based in Des Plaines, IL, in an exclus Read More »

GPAA to seek flexibility in allocations by Corps

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Gulf port leaders would like to see more flexibility in US Army Corps of Engineers allocations so that recovery may be hastened for a maritime facility struck by a natural disaster. Read More »

Inland waterways offer cost advantages, available capacity

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The number of barges plying 12,000 miles of US rivers rose in 2006 for the first time in eight years, according to an annual study published earlier this year. Barge numbers rise and fall for a variety of reasons, but industry experts say the increase las Read More »

GPA announces two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced two new all-water services to the Port of Savannah, one via the Suez Canal and one via the Panama Canal. These new services further cement the Port of Savannah as the Sou Read More »

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