YRC Worldwide appoints Wicks as Executive VP and CFO

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that Timothy A. Wicks has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective October 13, 2008. In this role, Mr. Wicks will be responsible for all aspects of the corporation's finance activities includi Read More »

Lexmark joins US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Lexmark International, Inc. announced that it has joined the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership (SmartWay), a collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce g Read More »

BNSF to replace rail in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company will replace more than four track miles of rail on the Panhandle subdivision between Noel, OK, and Barber, KS, beginning Oct. 1. The project is expected to cost almost $3 million and take approximately 12 days. Read More »

Dow deploys SmartChain’ to monitor & secure chemical tank rail cars

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Savi's SmartChain' Asset Management software now is being utilized by The Dow Chemical Company's Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) rail tank car fleet to automatically monitor the location and security status of the hazardous materials they transport. The so Read More »

US Airways, Continental & Northwest award contracts to WFS at Baltimore

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services' (WFS) extensive cargo handling operation in North America has received a major boost with three new contracts from Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and US Airways at Baltimore Washington International Airport. Read More »

FreightScan established in Asian Pacific Region

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

FreightScan, LLC, a leader in the development and deployment of innovative technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry, announced it has recently completed a series of evaluations of its FS100 automated cargo scanning system, including wit Read More »

Crowley appoints Atkinson VP Government Contracts

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Steve Atkinson has been appointed vice president of government contracts and business development for Crowley's technical services business unit. In this new position, Atkinson will report to Steve Collar, seni Read More »

Crowley equipment acquisitions $21 million in 2008

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services equipment fleet is continuing to grow this year with the acquisition of $21 million worth of containers, chassis, refrigerated containers, trailers and generator sets. Read More »

Aries Maritime Transport, Ltd. Q2 results

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Aries Maritime Transport, Limited reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. The following financial review discusses the results for the three months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the results for the three months Read More »

Arcade Acquisition Corp. to purchase 10 container vessels

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Arcade Acquisition Corp. announced that it has entered into a series of agreements pursuant to which it has agreed to acquire ten (10) feeder service containerships (with a total capacity of 21,135 teu) for an aggregate purchase price of $261.7 million (t Read More »

Global Ship Lease to acquire two 4,250 teu newbuildings

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global Ship Lease, Inc, a rapidly growing containership owner and the twentieth largest in the industry, announced it has agreed to acquire two 4,250 teu newbuildings from German interests for approximately $77 million per vessel. The purchase is subject Read More »

TBS International Limited acquires first heavy-lift tweendecker

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

TBS International Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the M.V. CEC Cardigan, to be renamed M.V. Zia Belle, a 1997 built, 8,874 dwt heavy-lift multipurpose tweendecker with two 150 ton cranes, combinable up to 300 tons. TBS h Read More »

Peterson Awarded 2007 Thomas Crowley Trophy

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Chris Peterson, vice president of west coast services for Crowley Maritime Corporation's Pacific/Alaska region, was awarded a 2007 Thomas Crowley trophy, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies yesterday in Seattle. Created 20 years ago, the Thomas C Read More »

World’s largest car carrier marks new Charleston service

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The world’s largest and most efficient car carrier made its maiden call at the Port of Charleston’s Union Pier Terminal, representing additional ship calls and increased roll-on roll-off capacity for Charleston’s customers. Read More »

Tri-City Regional Port District moves forward with multi-million dollar investments

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Illinois' Tri-City Regional Port District is preparing for another year of exciting growth under the guidance of a new slate of officers recently appointed by its Board of Commissioners. At the annual Port Board Meeting, Granite City residents Ed Hagnauer Read More »

Summit Logistics International & Kaitong Logistics Co., Ltd. service agreement in Asia

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Summit Logistics International ('Summit') announced that they have entered into a service agreement with Kaitong Logistics Company, Ltd., ('Kaitong') to provide seamless feeder services within the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River Delta region Read More »

Panalpina appoints Hoemmken as global Head of Supply Chain Management

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has appointed Sven Hoemmken (44) as Head of its global Supply Chain Management sector, based at Group headquarters in Basel. He is to begin work in his new position on December 1 and will report directly Read More »

Process collaboration in multi-enterprise supply chains

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Businesses are finding an increasing need for multi-enterprise supply chains, or business networks, to be focused on process integration and collaboration, according to the benchmark report titled Process Collaboration in Multi-Enterprise Supply Chains by Read More »

Teamsters praise House for voting to ban Mexican trucks

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa commended the 395 members of Congress who voted to close the border to dangerous trucks from Mexico. Read More »

Pacific Harbor Line first all low-emission railroad in US

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. said that it has completed renewal of its locomotive fleet, becoming the first all low-emission railroad in the nation. Read More »