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Rappaport Energy Consulting to build plant at Port of Vancouver, USA

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The first tenant at the Port of Vancouver USA's Columbia Gateway project has reached agreement with port staff on a Letter of Intent to lease 30 of the 75 total acres of planned industrial property. Rappaport Energy Consulting will build a state-of-the ar Read More »

GPA infrastructure improvements, equipment purchases and new hires in Savannah

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, the Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director, announced today a series of infrastructure improvements, new equipment purchases and additional personnel at the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Schneider adds ‘Ride of Pride’ truck to nationwide fleet

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc. has found a unique way to support military veterans, prisoners of war and missing-in-action soldiers. Last month, Schneider added the patriotically painted Ride of Pride VI truck to its nationwide fleet. Lowell Wilderman, a retire Read More »

Clean-diesel locomotives debut at L.B.-L.A. Ports

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Intermodal

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Pacific Harbor Line on Wednesday, July 11, commissioned the first of a new fleet of lower-emission, clean-diesel locomotives, which will improve air quality and make PHL the most environmentally friendly switchi Read More »

NMFTA and NCC appeal STB decision terminating antitrust immunity

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Intermodal

NMFTA will challenge the STB's decision in Ex Parte No. 656 Motor Carrier Bureaus -- Periodic Review Proceeding, that if allowed to stand, would eliminate the antitrust immunity protecting the NCC's classification making activities effective January 1, 20 Read More »

EU to hit some digital cameras with import duty

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

Some top-end digital cameras entering the European Union could become more expensive after trade experts decided their advanced video functions meant they should be classed as video recorders, which attract import duties. Read More »

Canada steps into void left by US-Colombia rift

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

Canada started trade talks with Colombia and pledged full support for President Alvaro Uribe, who has seen his key bilateral relationship with the United States bog down in a scandal over human rights. Read More »

US cautious on WTO, but hopes for progress

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

The United States reacted cautiously to compromise proposals in world trade talks that would push it to reduce its farm subsidies, but said it hoped the texts could eventually set the stage for a deal. Read More »

China parliament cautions on overheating

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | International Trade

China's economy is showing increasing signs of overheating, underscoring the need for policymakers to be vigilant in the months ahead, a sub-committee of the rubber-stamp parliament said. Read More »

DHL completes partnership transaction with Polar Air Cargo

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced that it has successfully completed the transaction to form a strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo services. As p Read More »

Swissport Int’l, Ltd., appoints Utnegaard President & CEO

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

Swissport's Board of Directors appointed Per H. Utnegaard as the Group's new President & CEO. Per H. Utnegaard is not only an experienced specialist in the field; he will also ensure a smooth transition and succession from current President & CEO Santiago Read More »

Maersk Brooklyn largest to call at BCT

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line's brand new 4,000 teu capacity container vessel Maersk Brooklyn became the largest vessel to call at the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT). Arriving from the Port of Aarhus in Denmark, the 300 hundred meter length vessel off-loaded 500 twenty-fo Read More »

IAS-Trinium connects trucking community with MOL

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

IAS-Trinium, a joint venture between International Asset Systems (IAS) and Trinium Technologies, announced its first major product deployment creating a real-time connection between MOL and its house trucking line, Central Cal Transportation. The break-t Read More »

CMA CGM on board with REZ-1

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

As originally introduced last May, REZ-1 has developed a suite of business services including container visibility and distribution, automated rail billing, and line haul storage and invoicing tools tailored to address the challenges facing steamship line Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2007 - Pacific Northwest lumber industry overview

Leo Quigley | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

With the current slowdown in US domestic housing, American softwood producers are looking increasingly to export markets. According to a report by the Softwood Export Council, strong markets in Europe and Asia have given a lift to softwood lumber prices a Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2007 - Mobile-based TradeLanes assists lumber exporters

Paul Scott Abbott | July 15, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The challenges of moving lumber exports can be daunting, but specialized freight forwarders such as Mobile, AL-based TradeLanes Inc. are negotiating service contracts with carriers and engaging in other efforts to facilitate such shipments. Read More »

Premium Article  FOREST PRODUCTS 2007 - US to impose penalties on paper imports from China

Peter Buxbaum | July 15, 2007 | International Trade

Earlier this year, the US Department of Commerce announced preliminary decisions to apply countervailing duties to some paper imports from China. The decision is particularly significant because it represents the first time the US has considered applying Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway experiencing unexpected decline

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Following its best performance since 1998 in 2006, there was cautious optimism that the St. Lawrence Seaway was heading for further cargo growth this year. But a sharp plunge in steel shipments from Europe, especially, has compelled Seaway officials to re Read More »

PHA Applauds Delivery of $33.5 Million for Houston Ship Channel

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Through strong support of the Houston congressional delegation, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), as the local government sponsor of the Houston-Galveston Navigational Ship Channel, received notice from Washington today that the Senate Appropriations C Read More »

New Eimskip service for Port of Boston

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Eimskip, an Icelandic steamship company, has started a new direct service to the Port of Boston from Halifax with the maiden voyage of the containership Simone J. The new service calls at C Read More »

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