New PHA Executive Director Dreyer confirmed by Port Commission

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Diverse background brings new energy to Port of Houston Authority

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority named Houston businessman Alec G. Dreyer the new PHA executive director at its Sept. 29 meeting, it was announced by Read More »

JAXPORT promotes Alfonso to Sr. Dir., Trade Dev./Global Marketing

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has promoted experienced maritime professional Raul Alfonso to the position of Senior Director, Trade Development and Global Marketing. He succeeds Roy Schleicher, who was recently promoted to Chief Commercial Off Read More »

Egyptian President Mubarak Visits SCCT Emphasizing Transport Sector Investment Priority

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Suez Canal Container terminal continues record-setting pace in throughput growth despite the global economic downturn. Phase II expansion will double container capacity creating the largest facility in the Mediterranean by 2012. Read More »

GPA receives funding for deepening

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Congress approves $21.712 million for deepening and maintenance

Georgia Ports Authority‚Äôs (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced at its Board Meeting that significant progress is being made on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Read More »

Federal government approves funds for Craney Island

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Move makes project eligible for stimulus money

The development of Craney Island Marine Terminal took an important step forward with the announcement that $100,000 for the project has been authorized in the federal budget. Read More »

BDP Project Logistics opens Mexico office

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

In order to serve the growing Latin American project market, BDP Project Logistics has opened an office in Mexico City, Mexico.

Staffing the office is Roberto Lange, who previously served as project manager in the BDP Project Logistics Read More »

Young talent recognised by Fiata Young International Freight Forwarder Of Year Award

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

TT Club Sponsors Award for 11th Year Running

The eleventh Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award, held on 24 September at the annual FIATA Conference in Geneva has been won by 27-year-old Alina Wenzel, a shipping and f Read More »

CN completes $100 million Memphis yard reconstruction

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Facility renamed after retiring CEO E. Hunter Harrison

CN announced the completion of the $100 million multi-year construction project to reconfigure and modernize its Memphis rail classification yard. Read More »

DB Intermodal restructures sales operations

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Concentration on continental and maritime market segments

DB Intermodal has restructured its sales operations to focus on serving customers in the "Maritime Transportation" and "Continental Transportation" market segments. The business Read More »

Charles T. Connors Named 2009 IANA Silver Kingpin Award

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has named Charles T. Connors, President and Chief Operating Officer of H&M International Transportation, Inc., as winner of the 2009 IANA Silver Kingpin Award. Connors will receive this important intermod Read More »

Completion of major components of ExpressRail project for Port of NY/NJ

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Continuing its initiatives to maintain world-class facilities while improving air quality at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority announced that two major components of the Port of New York and New Jersey's $600 million ExpressRail proj Read More »

Solar industry to challenge US Customs tariff ruling

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | International Trade

The US solar energy industry hopes to persuade Customs officials to reverse a decision to impose a 2.5% tariff on solar panel imports after more than two decades of duty-free trade in the product, an industry official said in an interview. Read More »

Strong euro handicaps European wheat exporters

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | International Trade

The strength of the euro against the dollar is proving an extra burden for European wheat exporters this season at a time when swelling global supplies have intensified export competition, traders and analysts said. Read More »

All Nippon Airways appoints globe air cargo to reflect confidence in French market

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has appointed Globe Air Cargo as its general sales agent in France as the airline boosts its cargo capacity between Paris and Japan by over 30% with the addition of more Boeing 777 operations.

Globe Air Cargo, part of Read More »

British Airways World Cargo first European cargo carrier awarded QEP accreditation

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

British Airways World Cargo has announced that it is the first European airline to be accredited by leading provider of temperature-controlled air cargo containers Envirotainer, as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) for Constant Climate, its temperat Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority appoints Baer head of aviation dept.

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

Susan M. Baer, who has spent 21 years in a myriad of aviation department roles, has been appointed director of aviation and is the first woman in Port Authority history to assume the job. Ms. Baer replaces William R. DeCota, who died unexpectedly earlier Read More »

American Airlines Cargo receives Security Partnership Award

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) today announced it has been honored with the Airfreight Security Partnership Award presented by DHL Global Forwarding (DGF). The award was offered in recognition of professional work in air transport security. Read More »

Rutges Cargo becomes first air cargo trucker to publish performance data to cargo 2000’s Standards

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air cargo, security and fresh transport specialist, Rutges Cargo, has become the first trucking company to publish performance data measured against Cargo 2000's service level agreement for road feeder services. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie & Eastern Car Liner to expand cooperation in trans-Pacific

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based break-bulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist and Eastern Car Liner, Ltd, Tokyo, will expand their cooperation in the Trans Pacific trade. Since 2006 Rickmers-Linie has deployed ECL's vessels from the US to Asia. The Read More »

NYK to the Port of Tacoma in 2012: Ships will call at APMT Facility

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Liner Shipping

New NYK box terminal project on the Blair River put on hold

A series of three agreements approved by the Port of Tacoma Commission on October 1 highlight a revised plan in which NYK intends for NYK vessels to call in Tacoma starting in Read More »