Transatlantic airliner row edges towards resolution

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

The row between the United States and European Union about billions of dollars in subsidies for civil aircraft takes a step towards resolution this month with a confidential report from the World Trade Organization.
Industry sources said a WTO pane Read More »

Hactl announces February tonnage throughput

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) today released its tonnage throughput for February 2010. A total of 180,033 tons were handled in the month, representing a strong year-on-year growth of 34.7%. Cumulative tonnage for the first two months of th Read More »

DHL wins ‘vendor of the year’ award from world’s leading film distribution company

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, announced that Technicolor Cinema Distribution, one of the nation's leading distributors of theatrical film prints, honored DHL Express and DHL Same Day with the Technicolor 'Vendor of the Y Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer successfully conclude trails with lightweight containers

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

After around 120,000 trail runs on Lufthansa flights and six months of materials tests with the Suddeutsches Kunststoffzentrum Wuzberg, Lufthansa Cargo and Jettainer have successfully concluded a pilot scheme on the use of lightweight containers. Read More »

Hanjin Shipping renews commitment to INTTRA Global Network

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Liner Shipping

INTTRA and Hanjin jointly announced that Hanjin Shipping, a world class carrier headquartered in Seoul, Korea, will expand its use of the e-commerce services offered by INTTRA including selecting INTTRA as their preferred e-commerce platform for customer Read More »

Nash joins Port Freeport team

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bringing more than 20 years experience in business development, James Nash recently accepted the position of Trade Development Representative for Port Freeport.

Nash is the Houston-based sales representative for the Port and responsible for c Read More »

Port Manatee Commerce Center Connects to CSX with new rail spur

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Construction is underway on a new half-mile rail spur at Port Manatee Commerce Center (PMCC) directly connecting the industrial warehouse complex near Port Manatee to all of North America via CSX Transportation rail lines.

PMCC manages 7 indu Read More »

Governor O’Malley leads groundbreaking for 50-foot berth at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently, as he led a groundbreaking for construction of a new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore. The project will support 5,700 jobs and, when completed, accommodate lar Read More »

Port Corpus Christi applies to be designated a cotton delivery point in Texas

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) applied to ICE Futures U.S., Inc. to have it modify Rule 10.12 to add Corpus Christi, Texas as a designated delivery point for the Cotton No. 2 Future Contracts. The Port Corpus Christi Commission Agriculture Committe Read More »

APM Terminals announces Monrovia agreement

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Preferred bidder status awarded to develop and operate Liberian port

The Government of Liberia has announced APM Terminals as the preferred bidder to operate the 25 year concession at the Port of Monrovia as part of a public tender pro Read More »

Port of Longview posts record year

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a presentation to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren reported 2009 as a record setting year for the Port of Longview, just one year after reporting records in 2008.

In 2009 operating revenue reached a Port best $ Read More »

Port of Mobile moves up in rankings

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority has become the 9th largest port in the nation in terms of tonnage according to numbers released by the Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Statistics Center. The report states 67,635,501 tons of freight moved through the Po Read More »

Port takes over its cold storage facility

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission has voted to end the lease agreement of its Cold Storage Facility tenant, Coastal Bend Cold Storage Inc. The company’s lease, which began July 1, 2009, included a minimum five-year lease with an option to b Read More »

Port Authority of NY/NJ launches program to replace older, more polluting trucks serving the port

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an aggressive program to replace up to 636 of the oldest, most polluting trucks serving the Port of New York and New Jersey with newer models that generate less pollution and greenho Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the fourth quarter of 2009

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the fourth quarter of 2009.

In the fourth quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput increased by 5% compared to a year earlier to 64.7 Read More »

Nation’s freight railroads had safest year ever in 2009

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads announced that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low l Read More »

East Africa needs $20 bln for railways

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Regional trade bloc East African Community needs some $20 billion to upgrade the railway network in its five member countries and boost trade, Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete said. Read More »

U.S. chemical demand climbs

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads jumped 18.4 percent, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail-car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Norfolk to pay $4 mlllion to settle chlorine spill case

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. agreed to pay $4 million to settle charges it violated the Clean Water Act when chlorine gas and diesel fuel spilled during a derailment that killed nine people, the U.S. government said. Read More »

RailAmerica could make $300 - $400 mlllion buy

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

RailAmerica , a short-line railroad operator, has the ability to make an acquisition in the range of $300 million to $400 million but few assets that big are on the market, so it is looking at smaller deals instead, its chief executive said.

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