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Premium Article  NORTH CAROLINA PORTS - NC Ports sets groundwork for containerized freight growth

Karen Thuermer | November 05, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

If projections for future growth in containerized freight hold true, North Carolina Ports is right on the money as far as expansion plans are concerned. Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway heads towards banner year

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A banner year is shaping up on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway which offers shipping lines direct access to the industrial heartlands of the United States and Canada. Cargo numbers are expected to be the highest since the late 1990s, thanks to stron Read More »

Port of Tacoma infrastructure and capacity attract IKEA DC

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Tacoma Commission recently authorized port staff to sell approximately 70 acres of Port land in the Frederickson Industrial Area to IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer. Read More »

Breakbulk cargo surges to spur port recovery

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Total general cargo figures for the first eight months of 2006 are up 9.5% overall, boosted by a nearly 38% gain in traditional breakbulk cargo imports. In addition, the 2006 figures are 9.5% ahead of the Port's five-year average for the period. Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority welcomes newest crane

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Alabama State Port Authority's newest crane, which will operate at McDuffie Berth 1, arrived at the mouth of the Mobile River on Sunday, October 22, 2006. The crane is part of a $30 million conversion and expansion project at McDuffie to meet the stat Read More »

Golden Gate Logistics appoints Antonio Leung Senior VP, Asia Region

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Golden Gate Logistics, a logistics company focused on Asia-to-North America supply chain solutions, has named Antonio Leung senior vice president, Asia region, a new executive position with the company. In this post, Leung will be responsible for the stra Read More »

New study to evaluate unit loads in supply chain

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

In an effort to identify potential areas for improvement in unit load packaging, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has reached an agreement with Carolina Supply Chain Services (CSCS), a Carolina Logistics Services (CLS) company, to study the most prevalent t Read More »

APL Logistics chief says collaboration key to optimizing China supply chains,

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Companies moving cargo from China to the US must adopt a more collaborative approach to improving the efficiency of their supply chains, according to Brian Lutt, President of global supply chain leader, APL Logistics. Lutt's comments were made during a re Read More »

Port of NY/NJ announces major rail projects

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Intermodal

The Port Authority of NY/NJ Board of Commissioners recently authorized construction of the remaining major pieces of the on-dock rail infrastructure planned for the Port of New York and New Jersey, which will give the port the ability to handle up to 1.3 Read More »

Texas Freight deploys ARGO Tracker

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Intermodal

ARGO Tracker Corporation announces it is providing its GPS-based, real-time tracking solution to Texas Freight Services, a trucking company located in Houston. Texas Freight will use the system primarily for GPS location and tracking of its trucks. To dat Read More »

Carlisle Leasing names new CEO

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Intermodal

Carlisle Leasing International, LLC announced that Joseph Kwok will join the company as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2007. Hugh Fehrenbach, who has held the position of President for the last 10 years, will step down as of December 31, 200 Read More »

US soy farmers in Brazil weather hard times

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | International Trade

Todd Topp, a US soy farmer from North Dakota, moved to Brazil in 1990, lured by the prospects of getting in early on an agricultural boom in the town of Luis Eduardo Magalhaes in western Bahia state. Read More »

Cuba trade fair brings fewer US vendors

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | International Trade

Glum US vendors find themselves fewer in number and fading in importance at Havana's annual international trade fair, a plight they blame on a 44-year-old Cold War trade embargo that they say is handing the Cuban market to other countries. Read More »

India to press WTO complaint against US shrimp

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | International Trade

India will make a second request for the World Trade Organization to investigate US antidumping duties on shrimp, which Washington is already defending in two separate trade disputes, according to an official. Read More »

Slowing growth for passenger and cargo - Forecast for bottom line improvement unchanged

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported 4.7% year-on-year growth in international passenger traffic for September 2006. This is well below the 5.9% average for the year to date, continuing the downward trend in growth that began in May Read More »

bmi cargo launches new product

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

236xps was launched on October 2nd as bmi's premier express cargo product. 236xps has a 90 minute cut-off with guaranteed space and is available on all outbound longhaul and shorthaul services from the UK including the domestic network. *

bmi's car Read More »

Air France Cargo - KLM Cargo select Traxon

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) set a deadline of July 26 for compliance with new ACI rules, broadly similar to those imposed by the US. In anticipation of this, Traxon has implemented a service which transmits airlines' air import manifest data Read More »

Stakeholders lock horns over antitrust exemption

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

During hearing last month, The Antitrust Modernization Commission got both sides of the story on the preservation of Shipping Act antitrust immunities. Read More »

Port of Savannah, Hanjin, ‘K’ Line, Yang Ming and UASC announce new SINA Service

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Hanjin Shipping Co., LTD. (Hanjin), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. ('K' Line), Yang Ming Ltd. (Yang Ming) and United Arab Shipping Co. S.A.G. (UASC) announced the start-up of a new Sue Read More »

CMA CGM and IBM establish joint venture to develop upgraded IT system

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group and IBM have announced the creation of a 50-50 joint venture to provide CMA CGM with enhanced core information technology systems to support and accelerate its strong growth. IBM will provide IT expertise to the new company, CMA CGM SYST Read More »

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