Port of Detroit opens with arrival of first ship

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

April 15, 2008, the Port of Detroit welcomed the ocean-going vessel, Federal Power to inaugurate the 2008 shipping season. The Federal Power, a Cyprus flagged vessel, arrived at 7:00 A.M. at the Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company. It is officially the firs Read More »

DB Schenker doubles airfreight services on Dubai-Toledo route

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Ten months after the start of round-trip air services from Dubai to Toledo, Ohio via Frankfurt-Hahn in Germany, Schenker AG is doubling capacity on this route. Owing to massive demand, a second flight has now been introduced. Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming acquires Rotterdam Rail Feeding

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWI) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Rotterdam Rail Feeding (RRF) for cash consideration of approximately US $21.4 million, with contingent consideration of up to US $2.4 million payable over the next three year Read More »

CSX 63% increase in earnings

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation reported first quarter earnings of $351 million, or 85 cents per share, versus $240 million, or 52 cents per share, last year. This represents a 63% improvement in earnings per share over last year. Read More »

United Arab Shipping Co. names MV Al Bahia

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Liner Shipping

On April 14, 2008, at HHI Ulsan, South Korea, and in the presence of distinguished guests and HHI senior officials, UASC B.O.D. Member-UAE Mr. Jasem Rashed Al-Shamsi did the honors of naming the third vessel MV Al Bahia bearing the UAE National Flag. UASC Read More »

CMA CGM (America) LLC names Dianora Director, Inbound Trans-Pacific

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that Christopher J. Dianora has been named Director of Inbound Transpacific. Chris will be responsible for overseeing the optimization of the inbound transpacific in North America and will serve as a liaison with the compa Read More »

Crowley receives Toyota Logistics Service awards for sixth consecutive year

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Toyota Logistics Services recently presented Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group with its prestigious Partners Award in Customer Service for 2007. It was the sixth consecutive year the company has received such recognition from Toyota. Read More »

CMA CGM wins bid for Port of Marseilles’s ‘dock 10’

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced that it has been selected by the Port of Marseilles Authority as the winning bidder for a project to develop Europe's largest dry dock located at the city's north docks. Read More »

Horizon Lines Chairman & Ceo Unveils Road Map For U.S. Marine Highway

AJOT | April 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Charles G. (Chuck) Raymond, Chairman,President and CEO of Horizon Lines, Inc. today outlined a road map for developing a U.S. Marine Highway that will ease congestion around gateway trade corridors and improve the overall efficiency of America's transport Read More »

Maersk Line is pleased to introduce an improved WestMed service between the . . .

AJOT | April 14, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Our aim has been to improve the reliability of the WestMed service and thus offer our customers a dependable product with adequate time in the schedule for operational contingency. This will allow our vessels to run at an optimal speed and thereby preserv Read More »

ITR Rotterdam increases capacity

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Interforest Terminal Rotterdam (ITR) has completed a significant investment program. The stevedoring company has increased both its transshipment and storage capacity and its service level. First, a new 20,000 square meter warehouse will be opened on Apri Read More »

Nautilus acquires Savannah International Terminal

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wilmington, CA-based Nautilus International Holding Corp., which holds Metropolitan Stevedore Co., Metro Cruise Services LLC, and other businesses, recently announced its purchase of the Savannah International Terminal (SIT). Read More »

VPA’s rail business booms

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] in the first half of fiscal 2008 posted substantial gains in its rail volume and the amount of cargo VPA moves by rail is forecast to continue to increase. Read More »

UPS modifies strategic plan for contract logistics division

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Solutions are focused according to vertical with high-tech skewed to service parts distribution and repair/returns, with added value to programs coordinated globally. Healthcare leverages assets for finished goods distribution and returns within faciliti Read More »

Al Futtaim Retail renews Marks & Spencer 3PL contract with GAC

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC Logistics has announced its contract renewal with Al Futtaim Retail - which holds the Marks & Spencer's franchise - to manage the international retail brand's warehousing and distribution needs across the Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) states, with t Read More »

ITI elects Branscum of BNSF new chairman

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Intermodal

In its semi-annual Board of Directors meeting held in Washington, DC, the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver installed newly elected Stephen G. Branscum, Group Vice President of Consumer Products Marketing at BNSF Railwa Read More »

Pacer Stacktrain expands services with the BNSF

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., a leading North American logistics and freight transportation provider, announced expanded intermodal services between its Pacer Stacktrain unit and BNSF Railway that allows Pacer Stacktrain to begin full service on their networ Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Group’s revenues surpass $1 billion for 2007

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Air Cargo

Based on 2007 results, the Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies has strengthened its position in the global outsize and heavy cargo market as well as expanded its new scheduled cargo services business and continued its implementation of industry projects. Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo and Cargoitalia sign partnership

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has signed an interline agreement and a codeshare arrangement with Cargoitalia, the Italian private freighter airline operating from Milan's Malpensa Airport. Read More »

Industrial Dart makes maiden voyage to Houston

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine's newest heavy lift ship the M/V Industrial Dart was recently presented with a Maiden Voyage plaque to celebrate the first call of the vessel at Industrial Terminals in Houston. The plaque was presented by Darce Kullman, General Manager of Ind Read More »