WTSA lines reaffirm adherence to bunker charge formula

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) say they fully intend to follow the formula adopted in late 2008 for calculating bunker fuel charges, when those charges adjust on October 1, 2009. Read More »

DHL launches new Direct LCL services in United States

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

DHL announced the launch of its direct Less than Container Load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Xingang - Tianjin enhancing its connectivity between North America and Northern China. Through Danmar Lines, DHL Global Forwarding's in-house carrier, the ne Read More »

APM Terminals named “Port Operator of the Year”

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals was named “Port Operator of the Year” for 2009 at the annual Lloyd’s List Global Awards dinner recently held in London at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. Read More »

APM Terminals inaugurates Dubai office


AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer and company leaders visited Dubai to inaugurate the company’s new head office for its Africa, Middle East & Indian Subcontinent region and meet with business partners and customers. Read More »

Boeing, Denmark’s Damco to pursue logistics breakthroughs

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Boeing and Danish logistics company Damco, part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, announced 4 September that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue the development of industrial and technological logistics tools for improving glob Read More »

Campayo S.A. moves heavy loads for AVE Train Madrid-Valencia Project

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Newly appointed member for the global network Cargo Equipment Experts CEE, Campayo S.A. from Madrid in Spain, arranged for safe shifting and transporting heavy Plasser Profiling Machines and Plasser Tamping Machines with weights upto 70 tons for the AVE T Read More »

CN opens new C$14-million Toronto auto compound

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

CN recently celebrated the official opening of its new C$14-million Toronto Automotive Compound at MacMillan yard north of Toronto. Read More »

FTR conference indicates slow recovery for transportation industry

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The worst is over for the freight economy, but recovery will be slow and uneven according to speakers at the recent FTR Associates Freight Transportation conference, which took place in Indianapolis, IN August 25-27, 2009. Over 170 attendees were present Read More »

Cemtrex to develop carbon credit projects with truck fleets in US

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Cemtrex, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Lenegar Group to develop a series of carbon credits projects based on vehicle emission reduction technology from Lenegar Group. Read More »

Hazmat regulation must maintain safety without unnecessary burdens

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The following is the opening statement of US Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Republican, from a hearing entitled 'Concerns with Hazardous Materials Safety in the US: Is PHMSA Performing its Missi Read More »

Tennessee identifies 111 structurally deficient bridges

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) identified 111 bridges across the state that will be either replaced, repaired or rehabilitated through a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state. TDOT's Read More »

TMTA recognizes Frozen Food Express, Inc.‘s Stubbs with 2009 Leadership Award

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stoney "Russell" Stubbs, has been named by the Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA) the recipient of the 2009 Leadership Award. Read More »

APL upgrades Miami-to-Central America service

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

APL announced upgrades to its twice-a-week Miami service connecting the US to Central America.

The world's 5th-largest container carrier, APL said it has added a port call at Santo Tomas, Guatemala, to its CAX service (Central America Expres Read More »

New Gulfport berthing space for Chiquita’s vessel operations

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Due to the extensive damage to infrastructure caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Chiquita had to relocate vessel operations to various berths on port property. Since the storm, the port has rebuilt several critical pieces of infrastructure and is now of Read More »

Port of Philadelphia welcomes direct container cargo from Europe

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and Holt Logistics Corp. announced formal completion of the plan to welcome Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A of Geneva, Switzerland’s direct container service, to the Port of Philadelphia. Beginning in October, MSC w Read More »

Canada ports group preparing for upturn in global goods movement

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mr. Tim Heney, President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, and newly elected Chair of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) says the Association is working with governments and other stakeholders to ensure that Canada’s National Por Read More »

Hanjin Logistics and REZ-1 partner on domestic reload program

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

REZ-1 and Hanjin Logistics announced that REZ-1 would now serve as the reservation and rail-billing platform for Hanjin Logistics' domestic program. Hanjin Logistics will post available containers for domestic shipment on REZ-1's industry leading Channel Read More »

Preliminary August heavy truck orders strongest since Nov. ‘08

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEM's totaling 10,758 units in August, the strongest showing since November 2008. The figure includes orders for the US, Canada, Mexico and Exports. Order Read More »

NITL refutes charges of not supporting ports’ clean air goals

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

In response to a recent joint letter to Representative James Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club, The National Industrial Transportation Le Read More »

Kuebler Spedition arranged transport for world record flight

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Spedition Kuebler Gmbh, Member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE global Network, was involved in an amazing transport. A transformer with a weight of 189.89 tons has become the heaviest airfreight transported in one piece. The flight departed from Airpor Read More »