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Port of Houston Statement on Hurricane Katrina

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) expresses its deepest sympathies to our colleagues at the ports of New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; and Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi. We sincerely hope that these great Gulf Coast ports can get back to w Read More »

NIT South begins straddle carrier operations

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thirty bright blue straddle carriers went to work recently at the south wharf of Norfolk International Terminals, ushering in the latest technology being employed to increase productivity at The Port of Virginia. Read More »

Port of Oakland initiates night gates trial project

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland is initiating a trial project to extend gate hours at one of its eight international marine terminals from 6:00 pm to 2:30 am, Monday through Friday, beginning September 6. These extended hours of operation for exports only, commonly r Read More »

Shipping industry must brace for months of Katrina impact

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

While the top official at the Port of New Orleans is hopeful that the Big Easy's port could resume operations within three to six weeks following Hurricane Katrina, the shipping industry is likely to feel the impacts of the devastating storm for months. Read More »

Procter & Gamble renews, expands with GT Nexus

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

GT Nexus, the leading provider of on-demand software and services for global logistics and supply chain management, announced that The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has renewed and expanded a contract for global transportation management software and tec Read More »

John S. Connor reduces catalog’s shipping costs, improves on-time shipments

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Touch of Class Catalog, a leading home furnishings accessories company based in Huntingburg, Indiana, made a decision to outsource its logistics needs and found the solution in John S. Connor, a third-party-logistics provider headquartered in Glen Burnie, Read More »

U-freight expands Tianjin presence

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

The new Tianjin branch has been registered in the name of Dalian China Express International Transportation Ltd - one of five brand names operated by U-Freight in China. Headed by Frank Wang, U-Freight's Regional Manager, Northern China, the office opened Read More »

Schneider Logistics completes American Port Services acquisition

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Intermodal

Schneider Logistics, Inc., an international lead logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, announced that it has completed the acquisition of American Port Services, a leading US provider of port transloading/deconsolidation, wareh Read More »

NS post-Katrina operations returning to normal

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corp. said its rail operations in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi are returning to normal in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with the exception of the immediate New Orleans area. Read More »

Coalition urges California governor to oppose cargo taxes

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Intermodal

In a letter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Waterfront Coalition urged his opposition to any and all taxes imposed on intermodal shipping containers to fund transportation infrastructure and environmental programs. The Coalition's lette Read More »

Truckers will push short sea shipping

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Intermodal

The move towards short sea shipping won't be driven as much by the maritime industry as by trucking companies that are facing a major shortage of long distance drivers, rising fuel costs, congested highways and increasingly restrictive environmental regul Read More »

“Don’t forget small US manufacturers”

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | International Trade

"As this Congress returns to work, we urge Members of Congress not to forget the needs of small US manufacturers," said Kenneth R. Hutton, (Executive Vice President, Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America) and Joseph W. Miller, (President & CEO, Manufact Read More »

Potential trade war looms as Canada, US dispute escalates

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | International Trade

The possibility of a trade war loomed last week after a preliminary World Trade Organization ruling found the US complied with international law by imposing billions of dollars in duties against Canadian lumber companies. Read More »

US grain exporters count the cost of Katrina

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | International Trade

On Aug 30 US grain companies were assessing the extent of damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina on their facilities at the Gulf coast, as export operations there remained suspended for a third day. Read More »

TIACA reports record exhibition space sales for ACF2006

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Air Cargo

More than a year before the event, over 60 per cent of exhibition space has already been sold for TIACA's International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition taking place in Calgary, Canada on September 12-14th 2006. Read More »

Airlines struggling to keep pace with integrators’ pricing and service levels

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Air Cargo

Integrators are taking a bigger share of the traditional airfreight market as airlines struggle to keep pace with their impressive range of simple pricing, IT solutions and better overall service levels, according to Air Menzies International (AMI), one o Read More »

Airlines and airports deny airport closures concerns due to jet fuel shortages

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Air Cargo

Airlines and airports deny that there is any threat of possible airport closures due to shortages of jet fuel and are working on plans to limit serious supply disruptions caused by hurricane Katrina. Airlines report that jet fuel is currently in ample sup Read More »

Northwest names Nathaniel Pieper Vice President - Alliances

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Northwest Airlines today announced two leadership appointments in its international and alliance organizations, naming Nathaniel Pieper to the position of vice president-alliances and Jim Friedel, president of NWA Cargo, to the additional role of senior v Read More »

Eastern Car Liner (ECL) moves operations to Port of Everett

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Starting in early October, Eastern Car Liner (ECL) will move its Pacific Northwest operations from the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle to the Port of Everett - the second carrier to call Everett home in the last two months. Read More »

Most commenters want FMC’s NSA rule changed

AJOT | September 04, 2005 | Liner Shipping

A majority of those filing comments with the Federal Maritime Commission support a proposed rule which would allow NVOCCs expanded authority to enter into NVOCC Service Arrangements, or NSAs. Read More »

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