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Stormy weather buoys river barge offering

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Liner Shipping

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which boosted river freight rates with the Midwest grain harvest underway, the maker and operator of dry-cargo river barges was expected to price its offering on Oct 6. Read More »

Higher rates likely as Pacific cargo market remains on course

AJOT | October 09, 2005 | Liner Shipping

First half demand tracks expectations, while new services and deployments have helped ease infrastructure pressures; the big problem now is cost. Read More »

Impacts of Rita appear minor compared to Katrina’s wrath

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

When 120-mile-an-hour winds strike leading port facilities, sighs of relief might not be expected as a typical response. But, while Hurricane Rita hit a few significant Gulf ports with such winds early on Sept. 24, the impact paled in comparison with thos Read More »

Massport announces plans for Port of Boston warehousing and bulk cargo facility

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announces that Marine Terminal Development LLC (MTD) plans to redevelop Massport's Marine Terminal (MMT) as an intermodal cargo warehouse and bulk cargo facility. The $50 million project will yield hundreds of Read More »

PNW ports booming, setting records

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Northwest ports of Seattle and Tacoma are expecting to smash box handling records by year-end. Read More »

MV Mount Rainier arrives in Portland

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The new bulk carrier MV Mount Rainier successfully completed its maiden voyage from Asia to Portland on Sept. 12 when it pulled into the Port of Portland's Terminal 5 (T-5) to pick up 30,000 tons of Kinder Morgan potash. The Mount Rainier will deliver th Read More »

Hanjin Logistics bolsters sales force with new hires

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Hanjin Logistics, Inc. has announced the hiring of three sales veterans to oversee key accounts in its New Jersey, Boston and San Francisco offices. Kevin Mack (New Jersey), William Lyons, Jr. (Boston) and Stuart Nakayama (San Francisco) bring more than 5 Read More »

HTFN promotes local knowledge, global reach

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

For the past 15 years, the Hi-Tech Forwarder Network (HTFN) has been quietly providing shippers across the globe with extensive, customized, local solutions to their global freight forwarding and logistics needs. Initially created as a behind-the-scenes n Read More »

OH Logistics adds Dave Gordon:

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Transport Intermediaries

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics announced the addition of Dave Gordon as Executive Vice President of Business Development for the company. In this role, Gordon will oversee the development of new client relationships as well as maintenance and growth of existing Read More »

Canadian farmers worry about rail capacity

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Intermodal

There are industry concerns that Western Canada's rail system may not have sufficient capacity remaining to handle a major third-quarter export program by the Canadian Wheat Board. The shortage of railway capacity, or weather-related closures at one of Ca Read More »

Advocating public-private partnerships to increase capacity

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Intermodal

Today's US freight transportation system reminds Kevin Soucie, a Milwaukee-based consultant and former Wisconsin state legislator, of his experiences as an exchange student in communist Poland. In a nutshell, price controls in Poland's state-run economy e Read More »

Southern California port truckers seminar planned

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Intermodal

METRANS will host a seminar entitled: the labor market for port truckers in Southern California" on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 12:00 pm at California State University, Long Beach Foundation Building, Suite 204. Read More »

DR president bullish on economy, trade

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | International Trade

A turnaround in the Dominican economy and the establishment of free trade between the Dominican Republic and the United States bodes well for the DR's future. That was the message delivered by Dominican president Leonel Fernandez to a gathering sponsored Read More »

Canada says US NAFTA lumber ruling stand

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | International Trade

Canadian International Trade Minister Jim Peterson said a US refusal to abide by a key trade panel decision in favor of Canada in a dispute over softwood lumber is untenable, and it cannot just flout rulings that it doesn't like. Read More »

Europe without borders dawns for car dealers

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | International Trade

Car dealers can set up shop anywhere they choose in the European Union when the last restrictions vanish on Saturday, but consumers should not expect rapid changes in prices or service, industry executives say. Read More »

US-Brazil talks try to ease WTO cotton tensions

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | International Trade

The US government missed a Sept. 21 deadline to remove US cotton subsidies and now it apparently is seeking to ease tensions with Brazil before retaliatory measures eat away at millions of dollars in US profits. Read More »

Cargo 2000 members commit to the publication of more performance data

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Air Cargo

The European Shippers' Council (ECS), representing buyers of worldwide air cargo services, has welcomed a decision by the airline and freight forwarder members of Cargo 2000 to publish a series of additional performance data in 2006. Read More »

Successful AN 124 operation at Athens

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Air Cargo

An entire brand new mobile hospital was recently transported from Athens International Airport to Kabul in Afghanistan. The hospital, provided by the Hellenic Army, including an intensive care unit, was opened in early August and will remain in operation Read More »

Munich Airport officially opens new freight hall

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Air Cargo

The Munich Airport cargo area has added a new freight-handling hall. The new facility at the South-East end of the freight area was officially opened following nine months of construction work. The expansion is in response to the booming airfreight busine Read More »

Southern California officials advance container fee notion

AJOT | October 02, 2005 | Liner Shipping

With diminishing prospects for receipt of federal funds, Southern California officials are continuing to look more seriously at other means - such as a fee imposed on shippers for each imported container - to help alleviate transportation bottlenecks. Read More »

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