New Year rings changes for GAC management

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The turning of the year sees key personnel movement in global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group. Read More »

Frito Lay Canada replaces cross-dock with truck-based ‘Warehouse on Wheels’

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Frito Lay Canada, the largest and fastest growing snack food company in Canada recently replaced their Montreal cross-dock facility with the Warehouse on Wheels System by Demountable Concepts, Inc. based in Glassboro, New Jersey, USA. Read More »

Cadec, BlueSky to provide business intelligence to trucking fleets

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Intermodal

Cadec Global, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions, and Blue Sky Technologies, Inc., a real-time supply chain visibility software provider, announced a technology partnership intended to help trucking fleets collect objective data that will h Read More »

KPMG and Ernst & Young partner with AAEI

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | International Trade

Two of the world's largest accounting and business consulting firms are being awarded a partnership with the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) to provide global cost-cutting information and strategies to multinational importers and ex Read More »

Federal agencies issue draft guidance for Good Importer Practices


AJOT | January 21, 2009 | International Trade

The US Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Transportation and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the US Trade Representative issued draft Read More »

Airfreight to the rescue

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

The flexibility of airfreight was clearly demonstrated by a recent charter flight from Athens to Larnaca in Cyprus. The shipment delivered by road to Athens from Latvia, was originally destined to be moved by sea. However due to congestion problems at the Read More »

GM appointed for Skybridge Networks

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Air Cargo

Skybridge Networks ' exclusive member of the EGSAC GSSA network in Bulgaria and Romania ' has appointed Catalin Radulescu as General Manager of its Bucharest office. Read More »

Horizon presented ‘Platinum Carrier Award’ by Lowe’s

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. , the domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded the "2008 Platinum Carrier Award" by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc., based in Mooresville, NC. Lowe's presented the Platinum Carrier Awar Read More »

SBS Worldwide redesigns container logistics

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Liner Shipping

SBS Worldwide has reorganized the movement of containers through its ocean freight forwarding network to speed up deliveries to its clients and help make the supply chain greener by taking unnecessary truck journeys off UK roads. Read More »

VPA deputy positions filled; reorganization complete

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges named four new deputy executive directors and in doing so effectively completed the agency’s first major reorganization in more than 20 years. Read More »

NCBFAA files comments with FMC on TSA’s amendment request

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., (NCBFAA) submitted comments to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) opposing requested anti-trust immunity by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA). Prepared and filed by NC Read More »

Soft economic period can be good time to invest in IT systems

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Lisa Tree, Marketing Manager for CargoWise' edi, a leading provider of integrated international supply chain logistics management systems, says that while many freight forwarding executives view the current economic conditions as an imprudent time to expe Read More »

Poll: Majority ready to pay for better infrastructure

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania was joined by co-chairs of Building America's Future to announce the results of a national poll that shows Americans are willing to pay for improvements to the nation's infrastructure and identifying their priori Read More »

Legal challenge to CN railroad purchase

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

The Village of Barrington filed an appeal of the Surface Transportation Board's decision approving Canadian National's takeover of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern (EJ&E) Railway. The appeal was filed with the United States Court Of Appeals for the District Read More »

Economic stimulus funding would rehabilitate WA rail line

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

A groundswell of support is occurring for Economic Stimulus Funding to be allocated to rehabilitate the Clark County, Washington Rail Line. The "Clark County Rail Line Rehabilitation Project" is a critical infrastructure project that would result in immed Read More »

UK export slump drives trade deficit to record level

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade gap with the rest of the world grew to record levels in November as the global economic downturn pummeled demand for UK exports beyond the EU, despite a big fall in the value of the pound. Read More »

US Nov. trade gap shrinks on record import plunge

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The US trade deficit shrank nearly 29% in November, the largest amount in 12 years, as weak consumer demand and plummeting oil prices caused imports to sink by a record amount. Read More »

Chinese exports, imports drop as crisis bites

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

China's exports and imports fell in December for the second month in a row, showing how badly the financial crisis is hitting the world's fourth-largest economy and putting Beijing under pressure to do more to protect jobs. Read More »

Dollar gains as US trade deficit narrows

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The dollar extended gains versus the euro after a government report showed the US trade deficit narrowed sharply in November. Read More »

Ukraine International Airlines signs worldwide contract with ECS

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has extended its 16-year working partnership with European Cargo Services (ECS) with the awarding of a new GSA contract to provide sales representation for the airline across Europe and worldwide. Read More »