Louisiana port legislation moves forward

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance two vital pieces of legislation aimed at improving the competitiveness of Louisiana’s international businesses and boosting private investment in public port authorities and HB744 by Rep. Cedric Richmond Read More »

Carriers prepare for Canadian ACI Truck e-Manifest requirements with Descartes

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Intermodal

Descartes Systems Group announced that industry-leading carriers, including Con-way Freight, are preparing for the soon-to-be-mandatory Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Truck e-Manifest with Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) Customs Filing & Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo shifts Asian hub to Krasnoyarsk

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Air Cargo

As of June, Lufthansa Cargo AG is relocating on schedule, its technical stopover point for its cargo flights from Astana (TSE), Kazakhstan, to Krasnoyarsk (KJA) in Russia. The first flight via the new route was made on June 1 from Tokyo via Krasnoyarsk to Read More »

New traffic at Athens Airport

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Air Cargo

Miltos Sintakis, Managing Director of Swiftair Hellas reports that his company through the mother company SWIFTAIR Spain, has started a regular five times per week service on behalf of DHL. The cargo, bound for both Thessaloniki and Tirana in Albania, is Read More »

Evergreen & China Shipping cooperate on Asia-America, Europe & Mexico/USEC Trades

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and China Shipping Container Lines have agreed to cooperate on Asia-US West Coast, Asia-Europe and Asia-Mexico-US East Coast containership services commencing June 2009. The agreement was signed by First Vice Group Chairman of the Evergree Read More »

MSC is ICTSI Syria’s new client

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) recently made its maiden call to Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Tartous, Syria. MSC Augusta, with a capacity of 1,879 twenty foot equivalent units (TEU), now calls twice a month at TICT. Augusta i Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority board approves lease extensions for New York seaport terminals

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To prepare for projected future growth in the region’s maritime industry, the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved two agreements with New York City that will allow the agency to promote the operation and future development of two major New Yo Read More »

Prince Rupert to host 51st Annual ACPA Conference in August

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The 51st Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) will be held at the Chances Convention Centre in Prince Rupert, BC, from August 24 - 26, 2009. “We are really looking forward to our annual conference be Read More »

Canada ports group honors port pioneer

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has approved the nomination for the prestigious Medal of Merit award. This year's recipient is Dr. Bill Hick, a respected medical doctor who helped improve the health of Read More »

CHKY Alliance reorganizes Far East services from Hamburg

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The CKYH Alliance (COSCON, “K” Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) has reorganized its CNEU Far East service, and is now once again offering two independent services. At the end of the season in December 2008 the AE-N and AE-S services had been combined Read More »

Weber Distribution celebrates its 85-year anniversary

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Weber Distribution, a leading third party logistics and supply chain management provider, celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. This marks the company as one of the longest operating privately held third party logistics providers in the industry toda Read More »

Schneider introduces new regional intermodal offering

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Intermodal

Shippers in the Eastern United States who are struggling to cut costs without sacrificing service have a new resource with the unveiling of Schneider National's Eastern Core Intermodal Service. This new alternative to over-the-road transport offers truck Read More »

Autolog launches Southwest service, West Coast routes

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Intermodal

Autolog Auto Transport (Autolog), a Linden, NJ-based vehicle logistics provider and business unit of United Road, one of the largest vehicle transportation logistics providers in the United States, is now offering vehicle transport services between the Mi Read More »

US Chamber president embarks on 
economic mission to Brazil and Colombia

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | International Trade

Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce today began an economic mission through Brazil and Colombia, meeting with business and government leaders to discuss opportunities to expand commercial links, successfully conclude key tra Read More »

Steel imports continue to slide

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | International Trade

Imports in April declined another 21% based on preliminary data released by the Department of Commerce's Census Bureau. 'A large decline in imports of OCTG lead the decline in import arrivals. OCTG imports in April were ordered long before the filing of Read More »

Cargo B signs with African partner

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo B operates 3 weekly B747 F flights from Brussels to Nairobi, whilst Astral offers capacity on DC9F to and from its Nairobi hub to Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar, Juba, Kigali, Bujumbura and Entebbe. In addition to joining forces on this network, fr Read More »

WFS first cargo handler to certify multiple US state locations for TSA cargo screening

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is the first cargo handler to offer independent certified cargo screening facility (ICSF) locations in more than one State in the United States after its Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania, operation was certifi Read More »

MOL announces North America headquarters relocation

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL (America) Inc.'s North America Headquarters, which includes the Trade Management staff, announced that it has decided to relocate its Concord Headquarters to Lombard, IL. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service strengthens its focus on Switzerland

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has further strengthened its presence in Switzerland by appointing Eivind Eriksen as General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Service Switzerland. Read More »

UASC president & CEO departs after completion of term

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Directors of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced that Mr. Ken Bloch Soerensen is leaving after successfully completing his four year contract with the company ended on May 31, 2009. Read More »