Record half-year growth for Volga-Dnepr

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group continued its strong financial growth in the first half of 2008 with record revenues for its air charter and scheduled cargo operations, increasing by 91% and nearly 180% respectively towards a total Group turnover of $840 million. Read More »

UAC becomes AMI

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

The UAC name, which has featured in the USA airfreight scene for 20 years, is set to disappear this month, as the trade-only airfreight wholesaler, acquired by Air Menzies International (AMI) in April 2007, adopts its new parent's identity in the final ph Read More »

NY/NJ Port Auth. calls for ‘next-gen’ air traffic control system

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia and Executive Director Chris Ward released the following letter to the Federal Aviation Administration: July 15, 2008 Read More »

Safmarine containers to contribute to Cape Town

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Multi-trade shipping line Safmarine has donated seven retired seafreight containers to the Life Cycling Academy (LCA), a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and uplifting children living in poor communities in South Africa. The containers Read More »

Puerto Cortes, Honduras security scans 100% of boxes to US

AJOT | July 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Puerto Cortes, the largest and deepest port in Central America located on Honduras' Caribbean coast, is the only port in the Western Hemisphere and one of only three in the world currently scanning all inbound and outbound shipments for nuclear substances Read More »

Port of Tacoma Receives GFOA Award for Annual Budget Document

AJOT | July 20, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the Port of Tacoma its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Port's 2008 Budget Document. Read More »

Premium Article  Hankla Starts Term as Commission President

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President James C. Hankla accepted the gavel from immediate past President Mario Cordero on Monday, July 14, to start a one-year term as the board's leader and the Port's chief spokesperson. Read More »

HWL sells stake in HPH and HPI

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) announced today that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to sell 20 per cent effective equity and loan interest in each of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) and Hutchison Ports Investments S.' r.l (HPI) respect Read More »

Jasper Port Land Transfer Slated for Approval

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors today unanimously approved the acquisition of 1,518 acres of land for the development on the Savannah River. The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board is set to consider a similar resolutio Read More »

Port of Felixstowe Invests in New Oil Booms

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Deployed to contain marine oil spills, though these are rare, the booms are each 250 metres in length, and able to withstand up to two tonnes of tensile stress. In combination, they will allow the Port's Emergency Services to isolate and contain oil spil Read More »

NLM to Continue to Provide Logistics Services for Ford Motor Company

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Logistics management expert NLM ( announced today it has recently renewed an agreement with Ford Motor Company. In an effort to drive logistics efficiencies and cost savings for the auto manufacturer, NLM will remain a provider for its critic Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: IT SOLUTIONS & 3PL SURVEY 2008 - Road Works: RoadLink’s three-year N American road trip

George Lauriat | July 13, 2008 | People | Interviews | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Roadlink’s CEO & President has taken his vision of the company half-way on a three-year road trip. Thus far this year the company has acquired three intermodal trucking services and inked a strategic agreement with a third. Remarkably, RoadLink has in tot Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: IT SOLUTIONS & 3PL SURVEY 2008 - OceanSchedules offers comprehensive approach to…

George Lauriat | July 13, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

OceanSchedules is a unique e-commerce web-based product As the name implies, Parsippany, NJ-based, is designed to deliver up-to-date ocean carrier liner sailing schedules right to their EDI doorstep of shippers, freight forwarders, NVOs Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: IT SOLUTIONS & 3PL SURVEY 2008 - CargoSmart’s IT platform offers new approach to…

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

AJOT: Since CargoSmart opened its doors in 2000, it has been traditionally considered by the shipping community, as an ocean shipment management portal built more from shipper to carrier relationship rather than carrier to shipper model. CargoSmart is now Read More »

Premium Article  LOGISTICS: IT SOLUTIONS & 3PL SURVEY 2008 - $40 million rail logistics center announced for…

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

State Senator Joe Bruno (R-Brunswick) announced that a new intermodal and automotive rail logistics center will be constructed at the former rail yard located within the towns of Halfmoon, Mechanicville, and Stillwater. This new rail terminal will anchor Read More »

ICTSI’s NCT-1 in Subic Bay is ISPS compliant

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1), Subic Bay Freeport's newest container handling facility, was recently awarded a three-year certification for its compliance with the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS). Read More »

Corps of Engineers rules Maury Island project can proceed

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers today issued the last permits needed to reconstruct a dock for loading barges with sand and gravel for transport from an existing mine on Maury Island. Read More »

Construction advances at new Charleston container terminal

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Work began to install 3.5 million feet (662 miles) of wick drains at the port expansion site on the former Navy Base in Charleston, signaling that construction of the new, 280-acre container terminal is moving forward. Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver’s newest Super Post-Panamax crane arrives

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

One of the world's largest Super Post-Panamax dock-side gantry cranes arrived at Port Metro Vancouver after leaving China by ship three weeks earlier. DP World, the terminal operator for Centerm container terminal on the south shore of Burrard Inlet, will Read More »

PA governor authorizes $365mln. In transportation infrastructure investment

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell signed legislation authorizing the commonwealth to invest an additional $350 million to speed the repair of 411 structurally deficient bridges statewide. Read More »