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CN forecasts strong intermodal growth

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Intermodal

The continuing surge of Asian trade with North America will help propel double-digit growth in intermodal revenues over the next five years for Canadian National Railway, according to Andrew Fuller, CN director-product, sales and marketing. Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing opens new Kansas City, MO facility

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing announced that it opened the first of its newly designed, state-of-the-art facilities at 1111 N. Century Ave., Kansas City, MO. The facility, which incorporates new design elements and advanced technology features to enhance and stand Read More »

Canadian ports can facilitate US trade

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

Opportunities are beckoning for Canadian ports to play a special role as 'a facilitator of US trade' with anticipated revived capacity crunches at US maritime gateways on the horizon in the not-too-distant future. Such a positive outlook, however, hinges Read More »

Free Trade Agreements: Turning barriers into opportunities

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

With nations jumping on the bandwagon, hurrying to align themselves with other countries within the trading community, one might ask, 'Why not just remove all trade barriers and obstacles to create a universe of global free trade?' Read More »

US delays on trade deals punish Colombian and Peruvian exporters

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

Major exporters from Colombia fear being blindsided by tariffs up to 20 percent on key exports to the United States unless special trade preferences designed to wean the Andean nations off of cocaine production are renewed before their expiration Jan. 1. Read More »

USTR Schwab urges Beijing to play more active role in Doha talks

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

China stands to benefit greatly from the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Doha Round of negotiations and should play a more active role in securing an agreement, says US Trade Representative (USTR) Susan Schwab. Read More »

WTSA lines to adjust US-Asia waste paper rates

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have recommended a $50 per 40-foot container (FEU) increase in US-Asia waste paper rates, effective September 1, 2006, as part of an ongoing effort to address rising Read More »

Liverpool opens up US South Atlantic with 3rd new service

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The first ship has left Liverpool on a new Italia Marittima-Zim container service ' the third North Atlantic service attracted to the Port since the beginning of 2006. Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces new wholly owned Shanghai subsidiary

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | Liner Shipping

As part of its continued development and commitment to key markets in China Hamburg S'd is pleased to announce the establishment of a wholly owned subsidiary Shipping Service Company in Shanghai. Effective Aug. 28 Hamburg S'd (China) Ltd will be supervisi Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS IT SOLUTIONS - “IT Solutions” revolutionize supply chain issues on multiple fronts

Karen Thuermer | August 27, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

oday there seems to be an IT solution to everything. Scrambling to produce a wide host of solutions for a myriad of logistics situations, information technology providers are continually introducing what seems to be a boat load of systems. Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS IT SOLUTIONS - The fishbone-aisle warehouse

Peter Buxbaum | August 27, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

For years, logistics thought leaders have advocated changes in how products are distributed. Logistics, they argued, should not be thought of simply as a cost center, but should be reconfigured to provide companies with a competitive advantage. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BI-ANNUAL - Manufacturers, air cargo carriers see increased S. American trade

Karen Thuermer | August 27, 2006 | Air Cargo

Latin America is becoming increasingly strategic, not only from a political/trade perspective, but also for companies and their subsequent carriers that are serving this large and diverse market. Read More »

Premium Article  LATIN AMERICAN TRADE BI-ANNUAL - Free trade spreading through Latin America

Peter Buxbaum | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

The United States Congress is considering two more free trade agreements with Latin American countries: Peru and Colombia. This continues the trend of opening Latin American countries to free trade. Congress passed DR-CAFTA, a free trade agreement with th Read More »

Port Everglades names new Deputy Port Director

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Glenn A. Wiltshire, a 30-year veteran with the US Coast Guard serving most recently as Captain of the Port New York/New Jersey, has been appointed the new Deputy Director for the Broward County Port Everglades Department, according to Port Everglades Port Read More »

Alliances and GPA announce ‘Asia-East Coast’ service to call on Savannah

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the Grand Alliance, comprised of OOCL, NYK Hapag-Lloyd, and the New World Alliance, comprised of APL, MOL and Hyundai Merchant Marine announced the addition of the Asia-East Coast Read More »

New Orleans to host AAPA Annual Convention

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The 2006 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Annual Convention, slated for Sept. 10-14 in the Crescent City, is expected to attract hundreds of key port executives and their board of director members from throughout the United States, Canada, Read More »

Lynden expands San Francisco and Midwest Regional offices

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Lynden's San Francisco location moved to within three miles of San Francisco International Airport, enabling Lynden more control of customers' freight through faster shipment recovery and drop off times. Read More »

DHL expands operations in Charleston, SC

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding announced that, effective October 1st, it will relocate its ocean freight and customs brokerage operations in Charleston, SC to expanded facilities closer to the Port of Charleston and Charleston International Airport. Read More »

Hellmann opens new Kansas City office

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has opened an office in Kansas City, Missouri. The move is part of a business strategy plan, in support of Hellmann's Domestic division, which focuses on growth and expansion and allocates management resources to fields where Read More »

IANA appoints Watson Director of Communications & Public Relations

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America has named Rip Watson to the newly created position of Director of Communications and Public Relations Joni Casey, President and CEO announced. Read More »

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