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Premium Article  CALIFORNIA PORTS - California port success a group effort

Peter Buxbaum | September 17, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

A recently-released analysis from the National Retail Federation presents some interesting facts about Southern California ports. Volumes of containers flowing through the ports in July 2006, the most recent month for which statistics are available, top t Read More »

US Chamber chairman warns of $1 trillion funding shortfall

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

As a top executive of a major US corporation, Gerald Shaheen is very familiar with the importance of our major seaports, and as elected leader of the world's largest business federation, Shaheen is part of ongoing efforts seeking to ensure a transportatio Read More »

Philip V. Connors named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc.

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Philip V. Connors has been named President of Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. (BTT), a national provider of marine drayage services. Mr. Connors will assume the position October 1. He replaces Clark E. Brown, who retired in July. Read More »

Sea Star Line welcomes Edward LaGoy as AVP Sales

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that Edward (Ned) LaGoy has joined the company as assistant vice president of field sales. LaGoy came on board on September 1 and reports directly to Bill Stallings, vice president of sales. Read More »

WWPC teams up to deliver heavy-lift solution

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Transporting a 98-foot, 60-ton, aluminum-hull crew boat and 25 giant fermenting tanks that weighed a total of 194.9 tons was all easily within the capabilities of the Worldwide Project Consortium, and its heavy-lift project cargo partners. Read More »

BDP opens Nuremberg project logistics office

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

"It is vital for us to enhance our project logistics capability in Europe, particularly Germany whose large industrial companies are migrating operations to every corner of the globe," said Luc Van Heygen, head of BDP's project logistics unit. "The new of Read More »

Schneider National receives ShopKo’s transportation performance award

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National Inc. announced that the company has been honored with a Supply Chain All-Star award from ShopKo, a $2.2 billon retailer of quality goods and services. For the past five years, ShopKo has presented the award annually to companies that de Read More »

John S. Connor handles valuable guitar shipment

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

John S. Connor, Inc. has recently completed the shipment of 22 guitars, owned by a London-based rock star, for sale in the US. The owner, Bernie Marsden, was a lead guitarist for the internationally known rock group Whitesnake, which had hit records in th Read More »

Fenway Partners acquires RoadLink USA, Inc.

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Intermodal

Fenway Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, announced an agreement to partner with RoadLink's senior management team and acquire RoadLink USA, Inc., the leading national independent intermodal trucking service provider. The terms of the Read More »

FedEx Corp. completes acquisition of Watkins Motor Lines

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Intermodal

FedEx Corporation announced that it has completed the $780 million cash purchase of the LTL operations of Watkins Motor Lines and certain affiliates. A privately held company based in Lakeland, FL, ... Read More »

Idaho delegation applauds signing of Softwood Lumber Agreement

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | International Trade

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Reps. Mike Simpson and C.L. "Butch" Otter say last week's signing of the US-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement is a necessary final step to provide for the implementation of this long sought resolution. The d Read More »

US lumber execs appeal to block $500 million to competitors

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | International Trade

Lumber manufacturers representing firms with operations in more than 16 states were in Washington, DC last week to appeal to Members of Congress to intervene in the Administration's plans to provide preferential financial benefits of $500 million to a sma Read More »

Wen tells EU that China will address trade issues

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | International Trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised Europe that China was dealing with issues related to its rapid economic growth, such as ensuring intellectual-property rights, and would work to tackle its huge trade surplus with the 25-member European Union. Read More »

Carlisle Leasing applies expertise to dry containers

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

Carlisle Leasing International, the premier specialist in refrigerated container leasing, will now enter the dry van market. Since its inception in 1993, Carlisle Leasing has established itself as the highest-ranking lessor of refrigerated equipment. Read More »

FRA to support improved train braking technology

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

alling it the most significant development in railroad brake technology since the 1870s, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph H. Boardman announced his intention to propose revised federal rail safety regulations to facilitate the installation of Electro Read More »

New Aero Freight office to complete Liege freighter airline offering

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

Belgian cargo GSSA Aero Freight International is opening a second office, based at Liege Airport, targeting freighter operators seeking a full management and marketing solution at the airport. Read More »

Boeing forecasts continued in air cargo strength

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Boeing Company said that world air cargo growth is expected to expand at an average annual rate of 6.1% during the next two decades, with a three-fold increase in worldwide air freight. Read More »

Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter completes first flight

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter took to the skies for the first time on Sept. 9, initiating the flight test program that will culminate in US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Read More »

Retail container ports break 2005 records

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports has already topped the highest level hit during 2005 and will set additional new records before the 2006 peak shipping season is over, according to the September Port Tracker report released by the Nati Read More »

Port of Longview sets record for handling steel

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Port of Longview set a record this month by unloading the largest volume of steel cargo from one vessel in its history. The Gearbulk vessel Eagle Arrow arrived from China on September 2 loaded with 12,500 metric tons of steel pipe and tube ranging in Read More »

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