Horizon Logistics launches international non-vessel ocean shipping service

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Horizon Logistics, LLC, has launched an international ocean shipping service to offer supply chain solutions to US importers and exporters. Horizon Logistics has been licensed by the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to operate as a non-vessel operatin Read More »

DHL extends relationship with Kewill for 10+2

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Kewill, a provider of global trade and logistics software, announced that DHL Global Forwarding, the world's largest global forwarder has selected Kewill ISF (Importer Security Filing) to support their customers in meeting new US Customs requirements. Read More »

BNSF $2.7bln capital commitment program

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced a planned 2009 capital commitment program of $2.7 billion, which is expected to be approximately $150 million lower than 2008. BNSF currently expects to spend $1.9 billion to refresh track, signal systems, structures, Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority board approves program to stimulate use of ExpressRail facilities

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

To stimulate even greater use of the Port Authority's ExpressRail system, the agency's Board of Commissioners approved an incentive program to encourage shippers using the Port of New York and New Jersey to transport even more cargo by rail. Read More »

Coyne Airways appoints Air Logistics in US

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways has appointed Air Logistics as its general sales agent in the United States to increase its share of air cargo shipments to the Caspian region and the Middle East. Read More »

Evergreen Line launches new Greek shuttles

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line launched two new regional feeder services, linking the Mediterranean hub port of Taranto to Piraeus and Thessalonica in Greece. Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO/HEAVY LIFT 2009 - Preparing ports for the future of cargo security

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

In the aftermath of 911, many people responsible for protecting the country believed that our shipping industry and ports represented one of the greatest weaknesses to the next terrorist attack. To address this assessment, actions to secure cargo containe Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO/HEAVY LIFT 2009 - Groseclose resigns as head of SCSPA

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | People | Ports & Terminals

Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), offered his resignation last week. Read More »

Premium Article  Heavy lift, project logistics services perform difficult tasks for an array of customers

Karen Thuermer | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

When Calgary, Alberta-headquartered Atco Frontec was awarded in 2007 five NATO contracts to provide up to five years of multiple support services to the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan for the more than 10,000 troops serving NATO’s International Security Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO / HEAVY LIFT ‘09 - Banking on President Obama’s bank

George Lauriat | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

It’s hard to talk about projects without talking about project funding. Although most look abroad in places like China, Africa or South America for major infrastructural projects, if the National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank becomes a reality, the US Read More »

Premium Article  PROJECT CARGO / HEAVY LIFT ‘09 - Charles Kendall Group finds strength in service diversity

George Lauriat | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

Perhaps no independent freight-forwarding group is as diverse in its niche services as the London-based Charles Kendall Group (CKG). From procurement to specialized logistics for the oil & gas industry and other project sectors, CKG offers a select skill Read More »

US Shipping takes delivery of Golden State

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Shipping Partners L.P. announced that its joint venture for the construction of five US Flag product/chemical tankers took delivery of the product tanker Golden State. The Golden State is the first of a class of five 49,000 DWT product carriers being b Read More »

TraPac Jacksonville opens for business

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

After much anticipation, TraPac marked the official opening of its new 158-acre terminal, with the arrival of the CMA CGM Virginia (Voyage 161E) at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). Read More »

Long Beach downturn in container shipments

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Year-end totals released this week show that the number of containers shipped into and out of the Port fell to 6.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2008 - the lowest level in Long Beach since 2004. The year culminated in an especially weak D Read More »

China United Lines launches first cross-strait direct service from SICT

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Recently, a ceremony that celebrated the launching of the first cross-strait service to call at Shantou Port was held at Shantou International Container Terminals (SICT). Read More »

BNSF offers faster options from Pacific Northwest

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced it is offering an express international container service from the high-capacity ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, to BNSF's intermodal facilities in Memphis, Tenn., and BNSF's Logistics Park - Chicago in Illinois. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines voted regional LTL ‘Carrier of the Year’ by Yamaha

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named 2008 Yamaha Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. This is the first year Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. h Read More »

Con-way opens service center in Rockford, IL

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that it has opened a new service center in Rockford offering next-day delivery throughout Illinois and within a surrounding 600-mile radius. The facility is the firs Read More »

South Korea, EU closing in on free trade deal

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

Negotiations for a free trade deal between South Korea and the European Union are nearly complete with the most contentious disputes of tariff cuts largely resolved, the South Korean trade minister said. Read More »

European Union, Cameroon sign interim trade deal

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

The European Union and Cameroon signed a "stepping stone" economic partnership agreement (EPA) trade deal pending a broader regional accord with central African states. Read More »