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Genesee & Wyoming in settlement with Port of Galveston

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR) said that it will pay $750,000 to the board of trustees of the Port of Galveston as part of a settlement of a lawsuit against the company and certain subsidiaries. Read More »

Coffee exec. Thomas Westfeldt appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thomas D. Westfeldt, a long-time coffee industry executive and civic leader, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Mr. Westfeldt, who was nominated for the position by Greater New Orleans Inc., replaces ou Read More »

IWLA Member Advantage partner secures financial incentives for Gulf Coast warehouses

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

As part of the IWLA Member Advantage Program, IWLA has formed an alliance with Location Management Services (LMS), a National Economic Development Consulting Firm, to assist in securing financial incentives for IWLA member companies located in hurricane-a Read More »

All Panalpina’s US offices join Traxon network

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

One of Traxon's long standing and most important clients, Panalpina, is extending its agreement to include all branches in the US as well new branches in Scandinavia and Canada. The leading forwarding group is one of Traxon's gateway customers with worldw Read More »

Globe Express Services opens first office in South America

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Globe Express Services (GES) announced the opening of its corporate location in Sao Paulo, Brazil, marking the company's official entr'e into the South American market. The new office places the company in the nation's main business hub, as well as one of Read More »

Boise Cascade, Watco discontinue agreement to sell MD&W Railway

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Intermodal

Boise Cascade and Watco Companies, Inc., announced that all of the conditions for the sale of Boise's Minnesota, Dakota & Western (MD&W) Railway to Watco were not met within the time frame specified under the purchase and sale agreement the companies had Read More »

ProLogis releases new supply chain research report on freight transportation

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Intermodal

ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution facilities and services, today released the latest edition of the ProLogis Supply Chain Review entitled, Moving Freight Today -- How Shippers Are Creating Greater Capacity, Reliability and Rate Stability Read More »

Wi-Tronix and Florida East Coast Railway team to improve service

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Intermodal

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), the transportation subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI), and Wi-Tronix, LLC have completed deployment of Wi-Tronix's wireless remote monitoring solutions on FEC's entire locomotive fleet. FEC's wirele Read More »

US groups warn against revoking trade benefits

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

A Bush administration move possibly to revoke trade benefits for large developing nations like Brazil, India and South Africa would be a serious blow for development and could backfire, US groups said. Read More »

NCBFAA president calls for timely renewal of GSP

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

In a letter addressed to Marideth J. Sandler, Chair of the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee in the Office of the US Trade Representative, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) President Mary Read More »

EU trade chief to visit Washington on WTO impasse

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

European trade chief Peter Mandelson said he would head to Washington later this month as part of attempts to revive the World Trade Organization's Doha round of trade liberalization talks. Mandelson told the European Parliament he would visit Washington Read More »

South Korea nearing decision to resume US beef imports

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

South Korea could announce in about a week a decision to resume US beef imports based on its inspections of US beef processing plants, an agriculture ministry official said. Read More »

China needs more time to deal with piracy

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

China needs more time to deal with copyright piracy as it is a developing country, something the rest of the world should understand, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said recently. Read More »

China Airlines new freighter service to Houston

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

China Airlines will inaugurate scheduled all-cargo service from George Bush Intercontinental on September 30. The new Taipei-Houston Boeing 747-400F freighter service will fly twice a week. Read More »

USPS gains US air market share for first time since 2002

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

The US Postal Service, riding the wave of strong demand for its Priority Mail deferred air product, gained US air market share in 2005 for the first time in three years, The Colography Group, Inc., said today in releasing its full-year 2005 analysis of th Read More »

UPS pilots ratify new contract

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Independent Pilots Association said its members had ratified a contract agreement through 2011 with package carrier United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS). Read More »

Container lines to adjust US-Asia rates for agricultural products

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending an increase of $50 per 40-foot container (feu) and $40 per 20-foot container to freight rates for agricultural products, effective October 1, 2006. T Read More »

MLL structures management to support business strategy

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has announced a realignment of its Senior Management Team structure to serve clients and grow its position in target markets. For the past several years, the company has continued to strengthen its posture in the key maritime, t Read More »

Maersk line takes delivery of Emma M’rsk

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line recently took delivery of M/S Emma M'rsk built by Odense Steel Shipyard. The Emma M'rsk is the first in a new series of PS-class vessels and is one of the most environmentally friendly container vessels ever built. As part of Maersk Line's fle Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Lufthansa speaks up on thwarting air cargo terrorism, crime

Karen Thuermer | September 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

Now that officials have foiled another terrorist plot -- this time involving liquids to make bombs, airline security is even more complicated and imperative. However, security not only means protecting aircraft against terrorist acts. Security also includ Read More »

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