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Schneider National, rail Execs, elected officials launch new Ohio Valley train service

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National Inc., national railroad executives and elected officials gathered in Marion, Ohio, on June 22 to officially celebrate the arrival of dedicated train service to manufacturers and businesses in the Ohio River Valley. The new service, a co Read More »

Virginia Port Authority, Suez Canal Authority sign cooperative agreement

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

On June 21 the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and the Suez Canal Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing an alliance of cooperation between the two agencies. Read More »

Peru’s Apra party to support US Free Trade Agreement

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

Peru's Apra party, led by President-elect Alan Garcia, will support in Congress the free trade agreement Peru negotiated with the US, according to party officials. Read More »

N. America aluminum shipments fall 3% in April

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

Preliminary estimates show North American aluminum demand, measured as shipments from US and Canadian producers plus imports, fell three percent in April over April 2005, according to an industry report. Read More »

Japan to finish US beef plant audits by July 21

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | International Trade

Japan is expected to wrap up its audit of US beef producing plants by July 21, paving the way for a resumption of US exports to Japan, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Read More »

SIA Chew new IATA chairman

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Singapore Airlines' Chief Executive Officer, Chew Choon Seng, began his one year term as the chairman of the association's Board of Governors for 2006-7 with the close of the 62nd Annual Ge Read More »

Bringing Sesame Street to Singapore

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Air Cargo

Dark clouds and pelting rain didn't stop GAC from making everything 'A-OK' when the Sesame Street 'LIVE' Out of This World! tour rolled into Downtown East Singapore in early June. Read More »

Keeling claims US-Asian air cargo will endure “profitless prosperity”

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Air Cargo

Claiming that US-Asian air cargo will endure "profitless prosperity" into the indefinite future unless rates are raised and two way traffic becomes more evenly balanced, one of the industry's most outspoken executives said that "airlines and forwarders m Read More »

Shipco Transport appoints Vice President ’ Sales, USA

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Shipco Transport has announced the appointment of John C. Franson as Vice President ' Sales, USA. Read More »

Kalmar India expands service offering

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Liner Shipping

At the end of 2005 Kalmar Industries established its own subsidiary company in India through the acquisition of 51% of Indlift, which had been the agent for Kalmar products in India since 2000. The previous owner of Indlift, Vijay Kumar, is now Managing D Read More »

ELAA presents revised proposal for 4056 replacement to Commission

AJOT | June 25, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Members of the European Liner Affairs Association (ELAA) have finalized their Proposal to the European Commission on how the liner shipping industry should be regulated in Europe in the event that Regulation 4056/86 is abolished. This is perhaps the most Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIA TRADE - Logistics: the Next Frontier for China

Karen Thuermer | June 18, 2006 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The figures are staggering. China's trade surplus could top US$120 billion in 2006, up over 22% from estimated 2005 figures of US$97.4 billion, according to China‚s State Information Center. With so many goods now being produced in China, docks and tarmac Read More »

Premium Article  NORTH ASIA TRADE - MOL to invest billions to accommodate trade growth

Peter Buxbaum | June 18, 2006 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Global economic growth, and particularly the growing trade between China and Japan, is spurring Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, to invest $5.3 billion over three years on new investments in vessels, containers, and facilities. Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Port of Vancouver kickstarts development efforts at former Rufener Farm

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Vancouver Board of Commission approved two actions recently that mark the start of the planning and development efforts at the former 265-acre Rufener Farm property, purchased in 2004. Each of the site’s three sections, Parcels 6, 7 and 8, has its Read More »

Premium Article  RO/RO TRANSPORTATION - Duke of York opens ABP Southampton’s Empress Terminal

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

On May 23, His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Southampton, where he opened Empress Terminal – the port’s new multi-deck car terminal. Read More »

Everett, WA to relocate two gantry cranes to Pacific Terminal:

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Everett, Washington's Port Commission recently authorized a contract with the Spokane-based Dix Corporation for $311,202 to relocate and re-commission both of the Port's 40-ton container cranes from the South Terminal storage yard to Pacific Terminal Whar Read More »

Goldman, Macquarie in bid battle for AB Ports

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Goldman Sachs-led group raised its bid for Associated British Ports to 2.58 billion pounds ($4.75 billion), prompting a proposal from a rival team led by Australia's Macquarie Bank to at least match the offer. Read More »

SC Ports budget calls for record volume, $154 million in capital improvements

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority's (SCSPA) business position has never been stronger, according to next year's budget that was approved on June 13. Read More »

Port Everglades lands new Cosco/Evergreen Service

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Broward County Mayor Ben Graber has announced an agreement with COSCO/Evergreen for all-water service between Port Everglades and the Far East. The new service began on June 14. The new containerized cargo shipping service further expands Broward County's Read More »

CN acquiring 50 high-horsepower locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.

AJOT | June 18, 2006 | Intermodal

The acquisition of the 4,300-horsepower SD70M-2 locomotives will prepare CN to handle new international freight traffic to and from the Port of Prince Rupert, BC intermodal terminal, which is scheduled to open for business in the second half of next year. Read More »

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