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Tubbs Jones, English introduce Great Lakes Short Sea Shipping Enhancement Act

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On July 26, Representatives Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) and Phil English (R-PA), members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced H.R. 5889, the "Great Lakes Short Sea Shipping Enhancement Act of 2006." The legislation is designed to improve the Read More »

Richard S. Cordrey confirmed as Diamond State Port Corporation Board Chairman

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Delaware State Senate has confirmed Governor Ruth Ann Minner's nomination of Secretary of Finance, Richard S. Cordrey as the new Chairman of the Diamond State Port Corporation's (DSPC) Board of Directors on Friday, June 30, 2006. Sec. Cordrey has been Read More »

Dutch Group opens New Orleans office

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In an effort to build reefer, dry cargo and special projects business in the United States, Rotterdam-based van Weelde Chartering recently launched a new company and office in New Orleans. The firm, van Weelde Chartering USA, LLC, is the first US presence Read More »

Mach 1 reaches global expansion

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Mach 1 Air Services announces its long-planned international expansion. The Arizona-based company has opened offices in Shanghai and Singapore, as well as Guadalajara, Mexico, and plans to open six more offices throughout China in Q3. Read More »

USPS selects New Breed to operate Surface Transfer Center in Salt Lake City

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

New Breed Logistics, Inc., based in High Point, North Carolina, announced that it has been selected by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to operate the Surface Transfer Center (STC) in Salt Lake City, Utah. New Breed will provide terminal handling s Read More »

Schneider Logistics names Dave Evans Dir. of New Business Development

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc. announced that Dave Evans has joined the company as director of new business development. In the position, Evans will expand the company's customer base in the Western United States. Specifically, he will focus on developing new Read More »

Con-way freight joins EPA SmartWay environmental partnership

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight announced that it joined the SmartWay Transport' Partnership, a voluntary collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing green Read More »

BNSF reports all-time record quarterly volumes, revenues and EPS

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Intermodal

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF) reported record quarterly earnings of $1.27 per diluted share (including a $0.04 benefit from lower income tax rates), a 32% increase over second-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.96 per diluted share. Read More »

Rail equipment forecast looks solid

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Intermodal

According to recent reports from FTR Associates (www.ftrassociates.net), a leading transportation forecast and research firm, demand for railcars will remain at historically high levels throughout Read More »

Filling an e-niche in the warehouse sector

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | International Trade

Jeff Miller, recently appointed CEO of the warehouse collaborative E-Fill, has been in 3rd party logistics (3PLs) business for over thirty years. When approached by E-Fill to run the national warehouse collaborative, his first reaction was 'Been there, do Read More »

C-TPAT likely to be enshrined in legislation

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | International Trade

If Congress passes port security legislation this year, and that is likely, it will almost certainly include a provision that includes first-ever Congressional authorization for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Thus far, C-TPAT has functio Read More »

China hopes to become US’s third largest export market

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | International Trade

China will hopefully become the US's third largest export market at the end of this year, surpassing Japan, said US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Franklin Lavin. Read More »

US Secretary of State to attend Asean meeting

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | International Trade

The United States will affirm its commitment to Asean when top officials meet to sign a five-year framework aimed at improving economic and political ties, the Bangkok Post reports. Read More »

Wavecom shifts manufacturing focus to China; Maintains intelligence in Hong Kong

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | International Trade

China may be regarded as the factory to the world, but high tech companies still have reservations about the benefits other manufacturers find by locating there. Take Wavecom, for example, a company headquartered in Paris, France with subsidiaries in Hong Read More »

Athens Airport welcomes young riders

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Air Cargo

Sixty show horses, together with grooms, recently arrived at Athens International Airport to take part in the European Young Rider Junior Championships event which took place in Athens. The two A300-F flights, each carrying 30 horses, were carried out by Read More »

CRS appointed lead GSA for AeroSur

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Air Cargo

CRS Airlines Representatives ' the Spanish member of the EGSAC consortium of independent GSSA companies ' has been appointed as lead GSA for newly-launched Bolivian airline AeroSur throughout Europe and the Middle East. Read More »

Korean Air’s new cargo flight to Miami

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Air Cargo

Korean Air is launching twice weekly scheduled cargo service between Miami, FL and Seoul/Incheon beginning Aug. 22. Read More »

Intermarine increases new vessel order to six

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine's services recently announced a two vessel increase in the number of multi-purpose heavy lift ships on order from Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo (ENVC) in Portugal. The services will now take delivery of six ships over the next two year Read More »

Evergreen enters slot-charter agreement with Hanjin

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Marine Corporation has entered a slot-charter agreement with Hanjin Shipping Company on the trade lane between the East Coasts of North and South America and another encompassing Asia, South Africa and South America. Read More »

OOCL Europe named at Geoje Dockyard

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is proud to announce the July 20 christening of its tenth 8,063-teu SX-Class vessel, built by Samsumg Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. Read More »

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