Sunteck appoints carrier relations manager

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Sunteck Transport Group, a non-asset based provider of transportation services, has named Laura Diehl as carrier relations manager. In her new position, Diehl will be responsible for qualifying and setting up carriers in Sunteck's expansive carrier datab Read More »

Maine Maritime Academy training cruise to visit coastwise ports

AJOT | April 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will visit ports on the Atlantic coast, Puerto Rico, and Canada this spring as part of the college's annual two-month training cruise to foreign and domestic ports-of-call. This year's training cruise it Read More »

Crowley takes delivery of 10th ATB in Mississippi

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

On the wake of the christening and launching of its newest heavy-lift-series deck barge in Portland, OR, Crowley took delivery of its newest Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) - the tug Commitment and barge 650-6 in Pascagoula, MS. The 185,000-barrel ATB, the 10 Read More »

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund will end Great Lakes dredging crisis says major stone shipper

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Using the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for its intended purpose will end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes declared a leading stone shipper at a briefing for the Great Lakes delegation in Washington, DC on April 2 hosted by Great Lakes Maritime Task Read More »

SCSPA names McClintock CCO

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has selected Paul McClintock to serve in the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective May 4. Read More »

Port of Tacoma applauds ocean carriers; unveils fee-free clean truck program

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Celebrating the maritime industry's continued efforts to reduce diesel emissions in the Puget Sound region, the Port of Tacoma Commission recently applauded the voluntary environmental stewardship of ocean carriers and authorized a new, fee-free, market-b Read More »

Trio of new services add the Port of Virginia to their schedules

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia will be the first US East Coast stop for a service provided by the CKYH steamship alliance that will create a direct weekly link between the Commonwealth and critical manufacturing markets in Asia. Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping in expansion mode

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite the tightening global freight market, the Asia-based NVOCC and freight services supplier, Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS), is following a program of network expansion in established and emerging freight markets. Read More »

Trade Tech collaborates with the Chubb Group to add marine insurance

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Trade Tech, a major supplier of web-based supply chain and transportation applications, announced that it has partnered with the Chubb Group of Insurance Read More »

BNSF cuts intermodal shipping time by more than 12 hours

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Intermodal

In first quarter 2009, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) achieved a 12-hour reduction in average transit time for domestic and international intermodal traffic over first quarter 2008. BNSF also improved shipment availability in some lanes by as much as 20 hour Read More »

Distribution and LTL Carriers Association elects a new chairman

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Intermodal

The Distribution and LTL Carriers Association elected a new chairman, Michael D. Moran, at their recent management conference and exhibition in Tampa, FL. Read More »

Panjiva reports 10% decline in global manufacturers shipping to US in a single month

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | International Trade

Underscoring President Obama's recent report cautioning that the United States was unlikely to return to its role as a "voracious consumer market," Panjiva, an objective information source on global manufacturers, today released data highlighting that the Read More »

Emirates increases flights to three key Middle Eastern hubs

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Emirates has announced increased service to three of its key regional gateways, Dammam, Beirut and Tehran, reinforcing and strengthening the airline's commitment to the Middle East. Starting May 1st, Emirates will introduce two additional weekly flights Read More »

WFS earns top customer recognition

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Air Cargo

Achieving 100% on-time performance for ramp cargo handling throughout 2008 has earned the Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) team at Newark International Airport in New York a special award from customer, Air Transport International (ATI). Read More »

Major agricultural exporters again name APL Carrier of the Year

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

A key agricultural export association has again named APL its Carrier of the Year. The award was presented this month by The Specialty Crop Trade Council (SCTC), representing more than 140 dried fruit and nut shippers in the US. Read More »

Deutsche Bank joins forces with INTTRA

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Deutsche Bank and INTTRA announced the launch of a joint partnership to drive new efficiencies and cost savings in the $260 billion ocean container shipping industry. INTTRA, a leading global provider of e-commerce solutions to ocean carriers and their cu Read More »

MSC strengthens its position in Rotterdam

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MSC Beatrice made her maiden call at the ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam recently. The MSC Beatrice is the sister ship of the MSC Daniela and the latest record-breaking 14,000-TEU vessel of shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Read More »

Troy Container Line celebrates 25th anniversary 

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Troy Container Line (TCL) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2009, a major milestone for the fastest growing NVOCC providing import, LCL and Full Container services to more than 500 ports around the world. Read More »

Crowley christens and launches newest heavy lift series deck barge in Portland, OR

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the first of several vessel deliveries over the next few weeks, Crowley christened and launched its newest heavy-lift series deck barge, the 455-4, at Gunderson Marine Shipyard in Portland, OR. Read More »

Long Beach Board to consider Middle Harbor Project

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, April 13, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. will consider the final environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project. The proposed $750-million, 10-ye Read More »