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Peter Buxbaum | February 25, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Dow Chemical Company has been around for 100 years and, not surprisingly, it has changed dramatically over that time. The company, which has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide, started out as a producer of bulk commodity chemi Read More »

Obstacles to short-sea shipping

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Short-sea shipping in the United States could get a shot in the arm if a bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives becomes law. Representatives Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) and Phil English (R-PA), recently introduced the 'Great Lakes Sho Read More »

Canadian shippers crippled by delays, CN rail strike

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

For shippers in Canada relying on rail to get their products to domestic centers or to ports for overseas destinations, it's been a nightmare in recent weeks, provoked by a disastrous combination of bad weather and an untimely labor crisis. Read More »

Vancouver, USA welcomes m/v Laser Ace on maiden voyage

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomed the M/V Laser Ace, captained by Kyi Tun from Myanmar, also known as Burma, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, Washington, on February 7, 2007. The M/V Laser Ace is chartered by NYK Global Bulk Corporation and represented l Read More »

P&O Ports and Green Reefers enter agreement at Port of Tampa

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

P&O Ports Florida, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of P&O Ports North America, Inc., has entered into a contract with Green Reefers ASA whereby P&O Ports will provide stevedoring and terminal operation services for Green Reefers' operations at the Port of Read More »

Everglades expects significant growth with addition of Hapag-Lloyd route

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

With the addition of Hapag-Lloyd's Mediterranean and East Coast of South America services, Port Everglades is moving to the forefront among Florida's seaports that handle containerized cargo. The South Florida seaport's containerized cargo volumes are ex Read More »

Schneider hosts US transportation visit for China

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, recently hosted a delegation from the government of the People's Republic of China led by the Ministry of Communications (MOC). Eleven government and indust Read More »

Schenker-Seino and BAX Global in Japan merged

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. and BAX Global Japan K.K. announced the completion of the merger between the two organizations, on January 1st 2007. The combined company operates under the name Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. The new Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. will have Read More »

GAC attains WOFE status in Shanghai

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC's representative office in Shanghai has been awarded the A-Class forwarding license by China's Ministry of Commerce, and will now operate as a wholly-owned foreign enterprise (WOFE) under the company name GAC Forwarding & Shipping (Shanghai) Ltd. Read More »

Proposed TSA rules for rail and transit security fall short

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Intermodal

The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, filed comments in response to new rules regarding railroad and transit security proposed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Mater Read More »

Schneider gets the green light to operate in China

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services announced the company has been granted authority to operate as a domestic carrier and logistics services provider in the People's Republic of China. Schneide Read More »

Crete Carrier invests $5.4 million in Innovation Valley

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Nebraska-based Crete Carrier will invest $5.4 million and bring a total of 50 jobs to a new trucking facility next to Interstate 40 in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley of Tennessee. Read More »

US Treasury names Holmer to China trade post

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

The US Treasury will announce the appointment of Alan Holmer, a former pharmaceutical lobbyist and deputy US trade representative, to be Treasury's point man on trade with China, the Financial Times reported. Read More »

EU, US could set trans-Atlantic trade zone by 2015

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

The US and the European Union could set a date for forming a trans-Atlantic trading zone at a summit in April, the Financial Times reports citing diplomats. Read More »

Canada Dec. trade surplus widens on export surge

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

Canada's trade surplus grew to its widest level in 10 months in December, driven by stronger auto and energy exports, and painting a slightly rosier picture of fourth-quarter growth, Statistics Canada said. Read More »

Arab economies grow despite regional violence

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

Arab Gulf states are utilizing oil revenues to diversify their economies better and non-oil producers in the Middle East are liberalizing faster despite political turmoil, the World Bank's deputy head said. Read More »

Continental availability and tracking at Cargo Portal Services

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo, a division of Continental Airlines, announced today that its cargo availability and shipment tracking are now live at Cargo Portal Services ('CPS'), a leading cargo e-commerce portal, operated by Unisys. The system offers Conti Read More »

Industry grapples with air cargo security; Senate debate continues

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

The US Congress continues to debate air cargo screening with the issue now being taken up by the US Senate. Senators are pressing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen all cargo carried on passenger airplanes, amid signs that Congress Read More »

Transport experts call for new generation of ocean cargo services

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Two freight transport experts today called for the creation of 'fast track' ocean cargo services that can provide shippers reliable and timely delivery of Asian imports. Brian Clancy and David Hoppin of Arlington-based MergeGlobal issued a research paper Read More »

MSC launches new Central America service

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced it will begin direct service to Central America with the first ship expected to call in Santo Tomas de Castillo, Guatemala and Puerto Cortes, Honduras, beginning this week. Service will be available to/from a Read More »

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