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New HOS rules mean drivers work fewer consecutive hours

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

The trucking industry moves more than freight; it literally moves the American economy. Components that ultimately comprise a consumer product are well-traveled prior to the product's assembly having been shipped several times at different phases of the m Read More »

Returning from a recent five-day Port of Palm Beach trade mission . . .

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Returning from a recent five-day Port of Palm Beach trade mission to Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, a delegation of 34 public and private-sector leaders from Palm Beach County is encouraged by opportunities for extensive mutual benefits. Read More »

CAFTA delays costing jobs, investment

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Jacobo Kattan was hoping to build an industrial park and create 8,000 new jobs after the expected implementation of a regional free-trade pact last month. Instead, he's had to fire 2,000 workers and close three clothing factories. Read More »

San Diego border wait cost $3.74 billion last year

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Delays at US-Mexico border crossings in San Diego County cost the US economy an estimated $3.74 billion in lost sales, jobs and productivity last year, according to a study released by the San Diego Association of Governments and the California Department Read More »

US seeks Canadian lumber dispute settlement

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

The Bush administration defended continued tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports last week, but said the United States remains committed to a negotiated settlement to end the decades-long dispute. Read More »

PSA withdraws bid, gives way for DP World to buy P&O

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's PSA International Pte said it won't raise its offer for Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Co., giving up a takeover bid that might have added 29 ports to the company and helped it surpass Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. Read More »

MOL’s Ray Keene retires; Tom Kelly to succeed him

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

After 50 years in the streamship industry, Ray Keene, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MOL (America) Inc. has retired. President and Chief Executive Officer, Osamu Suzuki, named Area Operations Vice President, Tom Kelly, his succes Read More »

Nordana shifts cargo services from Savannah to Jacksonville

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Nordana Line (USA) Inc. will move two of its regular cargo services from Savannah, GA to Jacksonville, a move that will add at least 25 port jobs to Northeast Florida, create more than half-a-million dollars in new annual revenue for the Jacksonville Port Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2006 - EMO Trans transforms with today’s trends

Karen Thuermer | February 12, 2006 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The freight forwarding industry is in a state of mergers and acquisitions, thereby creating mega-companies -- some of which no longer resemble the original company from which it was created. While shippers have fewer choices when selecting a freight forwa Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2006 - Jacksonville shipping leader “saddles up” for opportunities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 12, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Paul Robbins is not afraid to make a wholehearted commitment to seize an opportunity – be it selling his Harley Davidson motorcycle for $10,000 to get his Jacksonville shipping enterprise started or, most recently, coming up with $22 million to build a “s Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS 2006 - Melon grower finds home at Florida’s Port Manatee

Paul Scott Abbott | February 12, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Cooperative efforts to enhance warehouse facilities and provide improved operational efficiencies have helped a Guatemalan melon grower find a comfortably cool spot for importing produce into Southeast US markets. Read More »

Florida’s Atlantic seaports keep pace with box growth

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Burgeoning containerized cargo volumes have been keeping ports along the Atlantic coast of Florida busy adding to infrastructure. New services and high-level personnel appointments are among a plethora of other developments unfolding at these ports. Read More »

Prince Rupert container terminal construction to begin

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced that the Environmental Review for the conversion of the Fairview Terminal into an ultra-modern high capacity container-handling facility has been approved by the Government of Canada. This was an important milest Read More »

Port of Long Beach experiences another record-breaking year

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Breaking a year-old record for container cargo volume, marine terminals at the Port of Long Beach moved 6,709,818 twenty-foot equivalent units in 2005, an increase of 16.1% over a record-breaking 2004. Read More »

Allen Lund Company celebrate 30th Anniversary

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The Allen Lund Company is proud to announce the company's 30th Anniversary on January 29, 2006. Opening its doors in 1976 on 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles, the Allen Lund Company relocated . . . . Read More »

Hecny Group announces INTTRA collaboration

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Hecny Group, one of Hong Kong's pioneer freight forwarders with over 2,000 employees operating 70 offices worldwide, has reduced costs and increased customer satisfaction since signing on with INTTRA more than a year ago. Read More »

Norfolk Southern names Wick Moorman Chairman

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation named Charles W. (Wick) Moorman to succeed David R. Goode as chairman, effective Feb. 1. The action was taken by Norfolk Southern's board of directors. Read More »

Celadon reports another quarter of record net income

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Intermodal

Celadon Group, Inc. reported its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended December 31, 2005, the second fiscal quarter of the company's fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. Read More »

Pacer to deliver houses for Hurricane victims

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | Intermodal

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, California, which is pre-building (framing) homes in California for use by hurricane victims in the Gulf region, said that Pacer International has agreed to provide delivery of as many as 15 to 18 pre-built housing u Read More »

US trade gap may grow to $65 billion in Dec.

AJOT | February 12, 2006 | International Trade

The US trade deficit likely widened again in December as firm oil prices and inventory building boosted imports, offsetting a rise in exports fueled by commercial aircraft, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

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