Six paradigms for determining supply chain management services

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and IT solutions, says that while outsourcing of supply chain services is still increasing despite the weakened economy, the decision for a company to outsource to thir Read More »

Gary/Chicago Int’l Airport expansion smoothes way for CN EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said a four-party preliminary memorandum of understanding (PMOU) on the rail line relocation required for the expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport (GCIA) should resolve a key concern that had been raised in opposition to CN's proposed acquis Read More »

UASC signs contract in excess of $1.5bln with Samsung Heavy Industries

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. announced the signing of a newbuilding contract for nine 13,100 teus ships (A13) with Samsung Heavy Industries. Read More »

Suzuki bids farewell to MOL America

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Mr. Suzuki held numerous positions worldwide since joining MOL in 1973. His liner division experience began in 1984 when he became a Long Beach, California Representative. He served as General Manager of the Liner Division and Managing Director of MOL (As Read More »

Port of Longview welcomes ‘green’ vessel

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

At a reception the Port of Longview honored the German marine vessel M/V Beluga SkySails and crew for their environmentally innovative transportation solutions. The vessel, which uses a large wind sail at sea to decrease environmental impacts, deli Read More »

PA Governor: Delaware River Deepening Project is a milestone

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell hailed the signing of a historic agreement that will officially begin a five-year, $379 million project to deepen the Delaware River's shipping channel, calling it a major milestone in ongoing efforts to expand comm Read More »

NC International Terminal project moves forward

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The North Carolina State Ports Authority and CenterPoint Properties of Oak Brook, IL, have made a key step toward the eventual development of the proposed North Carolina International Terminal in Brunswick County. The two organizations have come to terms Read More »

NCBFAA President: No need for published tariffs

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In testimony regarding the management of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Amer Read More »

Agility supports WEF’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2008

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released the Global Enabling Trade Report 2008. Published for the first time, the report aims to present a cross-country analysis of the large number of measures facilitating trade and covers 118 economies worldwide. Agilit Read More »

Seko opens new office in Qatar

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Seko, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and IT solutions, announced it has opened a new facility in Qatar, in the Middle East. The Seko Qatar office provides both import and export trade, customs brokerage se Read More »

Continental & United announce plan for global cooperation

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines and United Airlines announced a framework agreement to cooperate extensively, linking their networks and services worldwide and creating revenue opportunities and cost savings and other efficiencies. In addition, Continental plans to Read More »

Toronto Pearson reduces fees again

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced that cargo landing fees at Toronto Pearson, the leading air cargo gateway in Canada, will be reduced by 25% effective January 1, 2009. This is a positive change that will maintain and enhance Toronto Read More »

Government reaches novel plea agreement in vessel pollution case

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Liner Shipping

In a case involving illegal discharges of oily waste from an ocean-going vessel that entered Port Newark in June 2006, a federal judge in Newark accepted a plea agreement between the government and Clipper Marine Services A/S, a Danish company, US Attorne Read More »

Evergreen awarded ‘Int’l Ocean Carrier of the Year’ by Wal-Mart

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line today announced it has been selected by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as International Ocean Carrier of the Year for 2007-2008. The award is presented every year by the nation's leading retailer for service excellence in ocean shipping. Read More »

Maersk orders 18 new container vessels

AJOT | June 29, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has announced that A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the delivery of 18 container vessels in 2011 and 2012. The vessels will each have a capacity of 4,500 teu (twenty- foot equivalent unit). Read More »

Green re-elected Chairman of the Board for the GPA

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) re-elected Stephen S. Green Chairman of the Board during its June board meeting. Green, of Savannah, is President and CEO of Stephen Green Properties, a commercial real estate investment and deve Read More »

Florida maritime leaders meet at Port Everglades

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Florida’s maritime leaders, including representatives from cruise lines, cargo shipping and handling companies, labor, legislative and governmental entities, and the state’s 14 deepwater seaports met today at Broward County’s Port Everglades and agreed to Read More »

APM Terminals issues challenge to the industry

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Addressing the Terminal Operators Conference Europe 2008 in Amsterdam, APM Terminals’ COO Peder Sondergaard challenged terminal operators, equipment manufacturers and government officials to answer the needs of capacity, safety, security and environmental Read More »

NCBFAA Chairman Elected to Chair IFCBA

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

At its recent meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) Board of Directors elected as its Chairman, Mr. Federico C. (Kiko) Zuniga, currently Chairman of the Board of the National Customs Brokers and Read More »

New logistics park offers global shippers ‘reliable and cost-effective’ supply chain service

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Atlantic Gateway ' Halifax Logistics Park on the East Coast of Canada offers shippers 125 acres of transload, distribution and warehousing space within 10 kilometers (6miles) of the only seaport on the East Coast of North America deep enough to accomm Read More »