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Econocaribe offers LCL service from New Jersey to Italy

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Econocaribe recently introduced a weekly export consolidation service from New Jersey to Italy with on-carriage to multiple inland points throughout Italy. According to Dan Rocke ' Vice President of USA for Econocaribe, servicing Italy from ... Read More »

Schneider National recognizes 26 Carriers of the Year

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National Inc. honored more than 26 carriers at the company's fourth annual Carrier Recognition Conference on Sept. 12, 2006, at historic Lambeau Field. The daylong event featured keynote presentations from industry leaders, an awards ceremony re Read More »

IANA appoints Watson Director of Communications & Public Relations

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America has named Rip Watson to the newly created position of Director of Communications and Public Relations Joni Casey, President and CEO announced. Read More »

Rail companies unlikely to support fuel surcharge proposals

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Intermodal

Fuel surcharges are deemed necessary by railroad companies to compensate for rising oil prices, but they are unpopular with customers who claim the companies use them to boost revenue. Read More »

Trade Coalition calls for Freight Transportation Trust Fund

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | International Trade

The establishment of a new federal trust fund to finance a growing backlog of goods movement projects is necessary to ensure American retailers, manufacturers and their products remain competitive in the coming years, according to the Coalition for Americ Read More »

China calls for US senators to halt tariff bill

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | International Trade

On Sept 27 China called for US Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham to halt their bill threatening tariffs on goods from China if Beijing does not significantly raise the value of its currency. Read More »

‘Imbalances’ could pose threat to global economy

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | International Trade

The world's economy continues to show growth and momentum, but several negative factors could still have a negative impact. Economic analysis from global trade credit insurer Euler Hermes says a more evident slowdown may be seen throughout the remainder o Read More »

Time to align policy with industry realities

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

'Failure to liberalize the air transport sector is delaying the recovery of a sick industry. Since 2001 airlines have lost in excess of US$40 billion. The case for change and greater commercial freedoms is immediate and urgent. But the government response Read More »

Emirates’ new nonstop JFK-Hamburg service key to global expansion

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

With the October 29 launch of daily Boeing 777-300ER nonstop service between New York and Dubai via Hamburg, Emirates significantly expands its North American presence, adding a key component to its rapidly growing global route network. Read More »

AirBridge transports Madonna’s ‘Confessions Tour’ to Japan

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo, Russia's first scheduled cargo airline, transported Madonna's elaborate stage set and equipment from Moscow to Japan for the latest concert in the singer's 'Confessions Tour.' Read More »

AirBridge appoints Regional Dir., Americas to spearhead 2007 launch of NY and Houston services

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo (ABC), the scheduled cargo airline subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, has appointed Andrew G. Morch as Regional Director and Area Manager for The Americas to spearhead the next stage of ABC's route development program. Read More »

Retailers welcome CA container tax veto

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The National Retail Federation welcomed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto of legislation that would have imposed a $60 fee on containers moving through two of the nation's largest ports. Read More »

Intermarine opens Buenos Aires office and expands service

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine has announced the opening of a new management office in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the expansion of its liner service to the East Coast of South America. For more than six years, Intermarine has been making port calls at Buenos Aires as part Read More »

‘OOCL Europe’ calls Hamburg for the first time

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Liner Shipping

On the evening of September 13, 2006 the newbuilding 'OOCL Europe' made its first call at the Port of Hamburg. The vessel, which berthed at the CTA, began its first journey in China. It services the liner route 'AE4' of the Grand Alliance, of which OOCL i Read More »

Premium Article  31st ANNUAL INTERMODAL EDT - Intermodal’s steady growth likely, but economy is a question mark

Peter Buxbaum | September 24, 2006 | Intermodal

While the intermodal transportation sector is likely to experience continued steady growth, its boom days are behind it, at least for now. So says Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates, a freight consulting firm based in Nashville, Indiana. Read More »

Premium Article  31st ANNUAL INTERMODAL EDT - Intermodal infrastructure tops port leaders’ concerns

Paul Scott Abbott | September 24, 2006 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

Lack of sufficient intermodal transportation infrastructure to handle burgeoning trade volumes is a growing crisis that is causing leadership of the American Association of Port Authorities to push for additional funding and seek innovative solutions. Read More »

New AAPA chairman seeks expanded hemispheric reach

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Canadian port official who has just assumed chairmanship of the American Association of Port Authorities says he will aim to further expand the association's reach throughout the Western Hemisphere. Read More »

Senate passes Murray’s GreenLane Port Security legislation

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

For Washington State, passage means security grants for Washington's ports, new regional coordination center, new radiation detection equipment and Customs personnel, and a new system to keep Washington's trade-dependent economy moving. Read More »

Dubai World Chairman pledges further expansion for recently-expanded Centerm

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A visit by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World, to the Port of Vancouver on September 6 was a low-key event overshadowed by the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver the following day. While the Dalai Lama promised to build his first Centre for Pe Read More »

UPS opens large logistics facility in Ontario

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

UPS announced the opening of an 800,000-square-foot logistics campus in Burlington, Ontario, for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. Read More »

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