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MPA cargo reaches highest value in history

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that it improved in two categories from 2003 to 2004- total cargo and dollar value of that cargo. The updated statistics come from the United States Maritime Administration, which releases foreign cargo inf Read More »

IKEA to locate Southeastern DC in Savannah

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Gov. Sonny Perdue and IKEA officials announced that IKEA, the world's largest home furnishings retailer, will build a 1.7 million-square-foot distribution center on 115 acres at the Savannah River International Trade Park. IKEA anticipates the new distrib Read More »

Port of Halifax handles oversized Windmill blades

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

On December 3, 2005, the Fairview Cove Container Terminal, operated by Cerescorp Company, handled thirteen pieces of a windmill. Three of the longest blades measured 29.1 meters in length and weighed 4.6 metric tons. Read More »

NCBFAA Education Director Platform goes live

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Washington, DC: The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) recently announced the startup of its long-awaited Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) Program with the on schedule launch of its Education Director platform. Read More »

Honeywell selects Schneider Logistics to improve transportation management and supply chain

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc. announced that it has been selected by Honeywell Specialty Materials, a global leader in the production of high-performance specialty chemicals and materials, to manage the group's shipping logistics within North America. Read More »

Oceanwide announces AACI portal

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Canadian logistics, compliance and insurance software company Oceanwide Inc. announced that they are the first Canadian company to provide access for their customers to the Air Advanced Commercial Information (AACI) portal for both Carriers and Forwarders Read More »

RailAmerica reports Nov. carloads

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Intermodal

Total carloads for November 2005 were 109,304, up 2.1% from 107,097 in November 2004. The acquisitions of the Fremont line in Michigan and the Alcoa roads net of the impact of the sale of the Arizona Eastern Railway in 2004, accounted for 2,317 of the car Read More »

David Wenger - Traffic Club of Philadelphia’s 2005 Transportation Person of the Year

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Intermodal

David C. Wenger serves as President & CEO of RoadLink USA East. Mr. Wenger is also a member of the Board of Directors of RoadLink USA. He has been a member of The Traffic Club of Philadelphia for over 25 years. Mr. Wenger formed Eastern America Transport Read More »

Tailwind(TM) announces A.C.E. truck E-Manifest solution

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Intermodal

Tailwind Management Systems Inc. is pleased to announce an Electronic Manifesting Solution for their trucking company clients. The United States Customs (CBP) has been testing a new program for the electronic transmission of manifest data to all US Custom Read More »

ABF again named Best in claims/loss prevention and security

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) as the top motor carrier in both claims/loss prevention and security. ABF' is the only carrier to earn both the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award and the E Read More »

Brazil coffee cooperative says supply won’t meet demand

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | International Trade

The National Commodities Supply Corp., or Conab, said that private coffee stocks could be as high as 21.8 million 60-kilogram bags as of Sept. 30. Conab is part of Brazils Agriculture Ministry. Private stocks are held by coffee cooperatives and warehouses Read More »

Deficit sounds alarm, but don’t dismiss dollar

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | International Trade

But unlike last year - when the dollar's December bear run took it to multiyear troughs against most major currencies ' the Dec. 14th decline followed months of sturdy gains which has seen the US currency enjoy its best year since 2001. Read More »

Canadian farm delegation says Govt. giving up too much at WTO

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | International Trade

Canada's government ministers and negotiators at the World Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong were criticized by a Canadian delegation of agricultural farm leaders for playing their hand too soon and for giving away the country's bargaining position. Read More »

EMA to the rescue

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Air Cargo

Following a devastating fire at their Magna Park (Lutterworth) distribution warehouse, rapidly expanding nationwide value fashion retailer PRIMARK needed to replenish their stock for the busy Christmas period. Over 600 tons of new stock needed to be urgen Read More »

AN-225 lands at NEMA

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Air Cargo

The world's largest aircraft - the Antonov AN-225 Myria ("Dream") - has landed at Nottingham East Midlands Airport. The six-engine hybrid of the more common AN-124 Ruslan is the only example flying and was originally designed to carry the Russian "Buran" Read More »

Walter Holzhammer new

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Liner Shipping

With the appointment of Walter Holzhammer, Austrian based air and sea freight specialist cargo-partner has recruited another international and well-experienced logistics professional. Read More »

MTC Holdings appoints new Chief Information Officer

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Liner Shipping

'In the position of CIO, Larry will provide technology vision and leadership to MTCH and its affiliated companies for developing and implementing IT strategic initiatives that maintain our leadership in this highly competitive and constantly changing glob Read More »

CII’s 2005 Connie Award

AJOT | December 18, 2005 | Liner Shipping

The 2005 Connie Awards were presented today by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute to James Capo, Peter J. Gatti Jr. and Rudiger (Rudy) Mack at a sold-out gala industry luncheon at The Newark Club. Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2005 - Bringing steamship lines into technology loop

Karen Thuermer | December 11, 2005 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

IBM is now in the shipping business, but not in the way you might think. By acquiring Danish computer services firm Maersk Data, a subsidiary of the A.P. Møller-Maersk Group, last year, the IT company has now opened a new competence center: IBM Transport Read More »

Premium Article  A&P 2005 - Terminal operators vie for global box business

George Lauriat | December 11, 2005 | Ports & Terminals

The reality of the Port Authority business is that ocean carriers can change ports at whim. The ability to leave a port is the ultimate recourse when the relationship between a steamship line and a port deteriorates. It is this ability to pick and choose Read More »

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