Dollar gains as US trade deficit narrows

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

The dollar extended gains versus the euro after a government report showed the US trade deficit narrowed sharply in November. Read More »

Ukraine International Airlines signs worldwide contract with ECS

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has extended its 16-year working partnership with European Cargo Services (ECS) with the awarding of a new GSA contract to provide sales representation for the airline across Europe and worldwide. Read More »

Dusseldorf will welcome new flights in 2009

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The popularity of D'sseldorf as both a passenger and cargo/distibution center for the Northern half of Germany has encouraged many airlines to operate at this airport. Ghana International Airlines started a B757 service in November last year, which will Read More »

Swiss sets cargo record in 2008

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

The airfreight business of Swiss WorldCargo showed a positive overall trend for the year. Total cargo traffic was 7.3% up in revenue ton-kilometer terms; and cargo load factor (by volume) stood at a high 83.8%, only slightly down from the 84.6% of 2007. Read More »

NOL picks Phoenix, AZ for new Americas headquarters

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Global container transportation and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) said it would relocate its Americas regional headquarters to the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area during the second half of 2009. Read More »

Maritime industry wins additional time to comply with new regulations

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

A team of K&L Gates LLP environmental and maritime lawyers representing a coalition of shipping interests has obtained an order from a United States District Judge in San Francisco to allow the maritime industry additional time to comply with the Environm Read More »

Northport awarded BrandLaureate Award

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Malaysia’s largest multipurpose port operator has been nominated for The BrandLaureate – SMEs Chapter Awards 2008, “The Top Ten Most Preferred Brand.” Read More »


AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, officially inaugurated the start of a new year of activities at the Port of Montreal by awarding the Gold-Headed Cane to Captain Rossiter, of the Uni Read More »

Jurong Port has successful ‘08, new leadership in ‘09

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mr. Lee Chong Kwee became the new Chairman of Jurong Port’s Board of Directors earlier this month. Mr. Lee, Corporate Advisor to Temasek Holdings, was with Singapore Airlines for over 10 years; and thereafter with MSAS Global Logistics where he held a num Read More »

Kalmar’s 4,500th straddle carrier delivered to Bremerhaven

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area delivered its 4,500th straddle carrier to EUROGATE at Bremerhaven, Germany. Read More »

Grace appointed to lead board of VIT

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

William M. “Bill” Grace of Newport News has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Virginia International Terminals Inc., the terminal operating company of the Virginia Port Authority. Read More »

Logistics review can help businesses manage costs

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

New York businesses spend anywhere from 10 to 50% of their operating budgets on costs associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. While costs can vary based on volume and complexity of logistics needs, almost without exception, transportati Read More »

WFS wins Turkish Airlines cargo handling contract

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Turkish Airlines has awarded a contract for cargo handling at Birmingham Airport in the UK to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). Read More »

New Cargo B aircraft put into service

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo B Airlines wasted no time getting their new B747-400 F into action with full loads of flowers from Latacunga in Ecuador on the second, fourth and sixth of January. Both this new aircraft and the existing B 747-200 F will be fully occupied with Latin Read More »

GT Nexus renews agreement with MOL

AJOT | January 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

GT Nexus announced that MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.) has renewed and expanded the agreement to provide e-commerce services through the GT Nexus trade and logistics portal. GT Nexus has been delivering Web-based operational and customer-facing technolog Read More »

France reforms port policies to increase competitiveness

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

France, with a long maritime tradition thanks to its extensive coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean, is now reforming its ports for added economic attractiveness and competitiveness. Read More »

DCT Gdansk 2008 throughput tops 100,000TEU

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Against all expectations, the Polish container terminal operator DCT Gdansk passed the 100,000TEU mark in mid December whilst handling the 750TEU vessel Containerships V. According to DCT Gdansk’s CEO, Boris Wenzel, a steady increase in traffic has seen m Read More »

Oppel elected chairman of Port of Palm Beach District Commission

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Edward R. Oppel is the new chairman of the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners, elected to a one-year term in that post by fellow commissioners of the five-member port board. Read More »

A. Duie Pyle announces new services to the Caribbean

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

A. Duie Pyle, the Northeast United States' leading transportation and logistics provider, is now offering a one-source transportation service to the Caribbean. The service area includes Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping builds stronger presence in Australia

AJOT | January 13, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Famous Pacific Shipping continues to build its presence in the important Australian market through a range of strategic investments and planning decisions that will see the global freight forwarding group ratchet up the pressure on the competition. Read More »