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Railroad safety in desperate need of reform and oversight

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Intermodal

Congress must overcome the railroad industry's decade-long campaign to block common sense safety legislation and make clear that profits do not trump safety. Read More »

Intermodal fourth-quarter volume rises 0.6%

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Intermodal

The fourth-quarter results, including a 4.3% increase in international traffic, showed that volume reached 3.58 million shipments, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Market Trends & Statistics report. The fourth-quarter total was t Read More »

US sugar industry concerned over farm bill proposal

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

US sugar growers said a proposal by the Bush administration to regulate the supply of sugar on the market would place them at a disadvantage to Mexican farmers who could flood the country with cheap imports. Read More »

US economic outlook “positive”

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

Economic activity had a "significant pickup" in the fourth quarter, the housing market's slump appears benign and about to end, Kimmitt said, adding that he expects a "solid" 2007 marked by job creation and "moderate inflation." Read More »

Time for EU, Gulf to have free trade zone

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and a group of Gulf states must complete negotiations on a long-awaited pact to create a free trade zone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Read More »

China mulls ending VAT rebate on steel

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | International Trade

China is considering removing or reducing value-added tax (VAT) rebates on some steel products, government sources said on Monday, apparently accelerating the timetable for changes following a US complaint to the WTO over the country's export subsidies. Read More »

Port of Houston opens Bayport, looks to add more box facilities

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Delighted that the first phase of the state-of-the-industry Bayport Container Terminal is open at last, Port of Houston Authority Chairman James T. Edmonds is looking to accelerated schedules for completing Bayport and bringing additional container capaci Read More »

Air cargo will be booming, but is the world ready?

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Airfreight volumes will triple by 2025 over 2005 levels. That is the major conclusion in a forecast recently released by Airports Council International. Read More »

Maersk enhances Asia ’ Red Sea service

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

In line with customer needs and continuous effort to develop services, Maersk Line is pleased to announce the new extended version of FM5, our Asia - Red Sea service. We will launch the extended service in March 2007. The new benefits offered by FM5 inclu Read More »

Andre Grikitis elected President of Intermarine

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The board of directors of Intermarine has elected Andre Grikitis as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Andre will assume the position held by Roger Kavanagh, founder and prior CEO of Intermarine, who recently died after a lengthy battle with Read More »

Norton Lilly opens offices in the South Pacific and Caribbean

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Norton Lilly International announced two new ship agency offices in Trinidad and Guam. The establishment of offices in these key regions builds upon a network of offices in Puerto Rico, Barbados, Mexico and Panama, as well as an extensive association of p Read More »

MOL upgrades service, opens new Asia/South Africa service

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) today announced the upgrade of its Asia/South Africa/South America East Coast (CSW) service and the opening of a new Asia/South Africa route (ZAX) as follows. Read More »

CMA CGM launches service between east coast S. America/Arabian Gulf

AJOT | February 11, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the launching of a new service linking South America, to the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea, India and South Africa. Read More »

Premium Article  PORT SECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE - What about ro/ro cargo security?

Peter Buxbaum | February 04, 2007 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Much has been made over the last five years about the security challenges associated with containerized cargo; but what about other kinds of cargo? Read More »

Premium Article  PORT SECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE - Is security “job one?”

Peter Buxbaum | February 04, 2007 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Ever since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the transportation sector has become the focus of much of the debate over homeland security. In both the public policy and business sector alike, the discussion has revolved around what supply-chain sec Read More »

PRPA Exec. Director named ‘2007 Transportation Person of the Year’

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Traffic Club of Philadelphia, one of the oldest transportation clubs in the United States, selected James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, as its '2007 Transportation Person of the Year' at its 99th An Read More »

Long Beach breaks cargo record for 5th straight year

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Amid strong demand for international products, nearly 7.3 million cargo containers moved through Port of Long Beach terminals in 2006 for a fifth straight year of record-breaking cargo movement. Read More »

Oakland first in US to receive dual ISO 9000 for seaport/airport

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland was recently recognized for the dual distinction of being the first seaport and airport in the United States to achieve ISO 9000 certification for its quality management and customer satisfaction programs. The Port of Oakland became th Read More »

Savannah, Maersk announce new East Mediterranean Service

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Maersk Line announced the addition of the Maersk East Med Service further strengthening Georgia's ability to grow new import and export markets in the Mediterranean. Read More »

NY/NJ ship-to-rail terminals set new record

AJOT | February 04, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

ExpressRail, the Port Authority's ship-to-rail terminals in New Jersey, broke the record for container volume in 2006, handling 11.8% more containers than in 2005. The total volume now handled by ExpressRail will remove more than a half a million truck tr Read More »

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