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Dragonair sees year-on-year increases for passenger and cargo

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Passenger numbers and cargo volumes continued to record year-on-year increases in October. Dragonair flew a total of 498,129 passengers in the month, up 4.9% on last year, while freight volume rose 2.8% compared with the same month in 2006. Read More »

Singapore’s national sailing fleet sets sail to Doha Asian Games with GAC’s help

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

With the 15th Asian Games barely a month away, Singapore's national sailing body SingaporeSailing has entrusted GAC Logistics with their most prized possessions - race boats, motor boats, equipment like sails and masts, and bicycles for training. Read More »

Special unloading procedures allow delivery of 65 ton shipment to Chad

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Ruslan International, the joint marketing venture for AN-124 aircraft capacity launched by Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Antonov Airlines, needed all of its technical expertise to transport this 65 tonne Power House from East Midlands in the UK to N'Djamena, R Read More »

Turkon Line to integrate with GT Nexus

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

GT Nexus announced that Turkon Line, an independent Turkish flag shipping line, will integrate its back office systems with the GT Nexus portal. This will technologically align Turkon with several major customers that are already using GT Nexus for global Read More »

COSCO expects strong demand, rates

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

China's COSCO Holdings Co. Ltd., an arm of the country's top shipping conglomerate, expects a sustained recovery in global container freight rates and foresees demand staying strong in 2007, despite fears of a capacity glut. Read More »

Shipping company sentenced for vessel pollution

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Sun Ace Shipping Company, based in Seoul, South Korea, was sentenced to pay a $400,000 penalty, a $100,000 community service payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Program, Delaware Estuary Grants Program, which will be used to protect and restore Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - WFS wins contract to handle NCA Nippon Cargo Airlines at London Heathrow

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

WFS (Spa), a division of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), has been awarded a contract by Nippon Cargo Airlines to receive and handle cargo in London bound for the airline’s Boeing 747F flights ex Amsterdam and Frankfurt to Japan. Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUARTERLY - Italy’s Ocean Airlines to extend reach to Dulles

Karen Thuermer | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Ocean Airlines SPA, which operates and is headquartered at Italy’s Brescia Montichiari Gabriele D‚Annunzio Airport, is taking bets that Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside of Washington, DC will offer this two-year old air cargo carrier good busine Read More »

Port of Long Beach peak season import activity slows down

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

After several months of record-breaking imports, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported a slowdown in the growth rate of container cargo volume in September. Read More »

Retail container ports move toward end of peak season

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dipped slightly in September but will hit another new record in October before the annual peak shipping season comes to an end, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the Nationa Read More »

Port of Oakland to seek $600 million from CA Proposition 1B

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Oakland officials are pleased that California voters passed Proposition 1B, the $20 billion transportation bond measure during midterm elections with over 60% of the vote. The Port will seek approximately $600 million for goods movement initiative Read More »

Big Lots receives NASSTRAC 2006 Shipper of the Year award

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

NASSTRAC recently announced that Big Lots received the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year award. With annual sales of approximately $4.5 billion, Big Lots is the largest broad-line closeout retailer in the United States. Read More »

New WCA Family VP to focus on member relations

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

WCA Family of Logistic Networks has appointed Brian Majerus as vice president. He will be responsible for developing business opportunities within the WCA Family membership and promoting optimum member-to-member relations worldwide, but primarily in North Read More »

Industry leaders unite to elevate logistics practices in China

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National, Inc., together with The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech, gathered more than 250 logistics executives and government officials in Shanghai recently to explore the theme "Driving the Global Economy through China.' Delegates at the th Read More »

Schneider introduces Mexico Express Intermodal Service

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc. recently introduced a new Intermodal solution ' Mexico Express ' in June to deliver greater capacity and faster service between the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and Mexico. Through a contract with Kansas City Southern, Ka Read More »

Pacer wins two ‘Quest for Quality’ Gold Medals in 2006 for Service Excellence

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Intermodal

This year, two units of Pacer International, Inc. have taken home prestigious gold medals for service excellence in the Quest for Quality competitions run annually by Logistics Management magazine. Read More »

First Industrial acquires 356 acres near new Dallas intermodal facility

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Intermodal

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. announced that it has acquired a 356 acre land parcel in the Dallas market for its Strategic Land and Development Joint Venture, FirstCal 3, LLC, with the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), the seco Read More »

Doha Free trade talks suspended 5 years

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Governments from around the world pledged to great fanfare in Doha that they would make free trade work for even the poorest countries. Five years later, it's just another quiet day at the World Trade Organization. Read More »

Next US Congress will dramatically shift trade policy

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

The next US Congress, led by Democrats, will bring a dramatic policy shift on international trade policy toward protectionism, according to the predictions of a former congressional assistant. Read More »

US remains global economic leader

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Billions of dollars in intellectual property losses a year and a mammoth trade deficit have hindered America's dominance in the global economy the past 20 years. But weaknesses in the nation's education system and energy inefficiency remain the two bigges Read More »

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