Texas Southern, Port of Houston Authority partner to offer new degree

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Program in Maritime Transportation Management and Security Texas Southern University is partnering with the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) on a new degree program in Maritime Transportation Management and Security. This program will address three highly Read More »

Port of Boston’s top cop to chair AAPA Security Advisory Committee

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Joseph Lawless, Director of Maritime and Bridge Security, was elected Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Security Advisory Committee. The committee disseminates import Read More »

World’s leading supplier of windpower solutions orders Kalmar equipment

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to provide eight lifting and handling machines for Vestas Towers A/S’ new production facility in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. The equipment will be delivered during April 2009. Read More »

Port of Houston Commission approves $35.9mln. contract for…

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Bayport Container Yard Commissioners approved awarding a contract to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., for the Phase 1 - Stage 2 container yard for Bayport Container Terminal, for $35.9 million. The Stage 2 design provides for 48 acres of roller-compacte Read More »

Long Beach Board to consider cargo fee postponement

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners at its meeting Monday, April 20 will consider an additional one-year postponement of a cargo fee that would fund transportation projects in the harbor area. Read More »

Port of Vancouver successfully sells bonds, closes Alcoa purchase

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA recently announced the successful sale of $25.8 million in limited tax general obligation bonds for the acquisition of industrial property, capital improvement and refinancing outstanding bonds. Read More »

DHL Express demonstrates green commitment

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

In an effort to support global initiatives that seek to reduce the impact of business on the environment, DHL Express, the world's leading express delivery company, sent its first carbon neutral express shipments from Africa on the occasion of the first a Read More »

CargoGulf opens new office in Thailand

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

CargoGulf has announced its first new office opening of 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, which will operate under a value partner scheme with its long-standing agent, GAC. Read More »

Savi Networks cargo monitoring gets smarter

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Following rigorous operational tests with customers worldwide, Savi Networks now is poised to field high volumes of the 10th wireless cargo tracking device leveraged by SaviTrak', the company's supply chain execution intelligence service built on an open Read More »

ChemLogix offers SOCMA members select logistics program

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

ChemLogix LLC is partnering with the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) to provide its members with premium transportation and logistics services that can significantly reduce costs and improve control of domestic and international s Read More »

Simplify or diversify operations? Forwarders must choose

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The following article was written by Brad Dechter, President & CEO at DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express and its sister divisions, DGX-Dependable Global Express and DAX-Dependable AirCargo Express. Read More »

Horizon Freight Lines thrives in tough conditions

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Horizon Freight Lines, Inc. was founded in 1937 by Indiana native Ezra Satter. Then a one-man, one-truck operation, it served areas of southern Indiana hauling general commodities and providing household moving services. This once tiny business has since Read More »

Central Freight Lines implements Cheetah Freight

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Cheetah Software Services, Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation logistics solutions provider, announced that Central Freight Lines has implemented the Cheetah Freight solution. Central Freight, an LTL carrier servicing roughly the central t Read More »

‘Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009’ reduces congestion, emissions and increases . . .

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the 'Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009,' (H.R. 1799) which was introduced by US Reps. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) and Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio). The bill will allow states to authorize the operat Read More »

BNSF first to receive new award from the Texas National Guard

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway announced that it was the first recipient of the Texas National Guard's Texas Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Prominence Award. The award was presented at ESGR's annual March banquet honoring companies for their continuous o Read More »

CN announces operations leadership appointments

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Gordon Trafton, currently senior vice-president, Southern Region, becomes senior vice-president, Strategic Acquisitions and Integration. His first assignment is the continued, successful integration of the former EJ&E railway into CN's network. In additio Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo announces new destinations

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Air Cargo

Swiss will be offering two new flown European destinations from Zurich ' Oslo and Lyon ' in its 2009 summer schedules. Lyon will receive four daily flights operated by Avro RJ100 aircraft, complementing the existing road feeder services, while Oslo will e Read More »

The Grimaldi Group adds Boston call to its West Africa direct service

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Grimaldi Group has added Boston as its newest port-of-call to the twice monthly, Direct ro/ro Service between the US and West Africa. Grimaldi is already accepting deliveries for its inaugural call in mid-April. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority completes electrified refrigerated cargo racks

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director, announced today at its board meeting that the GPA has completed the construction of 34 electrified refrigerated racks that will eliminate the use of 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel a Read More »

Port Freeport granted permit to widen channel

AJOT | April 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport announced that it has been granted a permit by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to widen the offshore entrance and jetty channels to the Freeport harbor. The non-federal widening project is an innovative public-private collaboration b Read More »