Ship operator pleads guilty to concealing vessel pollution

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

PACCSHIP, the operator and manager of approximately ten ships that regularly carry goods between Asia and ports in the United States, pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to pay a $1.7 million fine for crimes related to improper transfers and discharges Read More »

Safmarine fleet renewal in full swing

AJOT | April 13, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine's second quarter began with a busy 10 days, commencing with the naming ceremony for the Safmarine Nyassa, which took place at the Volkswerft shipyard in Stralsund Germany. The vessel, the second in a series of five containerships to be delivered Read More »

CTC approves $10 mln for Sacramento channel deepening

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Sacramento announced that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has voted to provide $10 million from the Proposition 1B Trade Corridor Improvement Fund for a project deepen the Port’s 43-mile ship channel from 30 feet to 35 feet. Read More »

Schulz urges Phil. region to develop a world-class port

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

As he accepted the Spirit Of The Port Award in Philadelphia Uwe Schulz, who has been active in the Delaware River maritime community for some 35 years, urged the business community to turn the region into "a world-class port and revitalize it with family- Read More »

Weber Distribution leases 564,000 sq. ft.  in Redlands, CA

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

As part of its expanding distribution network in the Inland Empire, Weber Distribution, a leading West Coast provider of dedicated warehousing and transportation logistics for more than 84 years, has signed a 10-year agreement to lease 564,000 square feet Read More »

Weber Distribution hires former DHL exec. as VP, Transportation

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Weber Distribution, a leading West Coast provider of dedicated warehousing and transportation logistics for more than 84 years, announced that it has hired Mike Epeneter as its new Vice President, Transportation, effective immediately. Read More »

GAC Group opens facility at East Midlands Airport

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC Logistics (UK), Ltd. has opened a brand new, purpose-built 3PL logistics facility at East Midlands Airport in Castle Donington, Derbyshire. The move from previous premises trebles the company's floor space and will enable GAC Logistics to offer enhan Read More »

BNSF goes green in Seattle

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company announced that it has added capacity and has the potential to reduce emissions at its Seattle International Gateway (SIG) intermodal facility through the use of four wide-span, electric, rail-mounted gantry cranes. BNSF is the first r Read More »

CSX plans facility improvements in TN

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT) has announced facility expansions and enhancements at its Erwin, TN, facility as the railroad moves forward with an initiative to further improve the delivery of coal and other freight. Read More »

Vitoria Int’l Airport strengthens DHL hub status

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Northern Spain's Vitoria International Airport strengthens its position within the network of DHL Aviation's main Sub-hubs, with a major increase in the number of operations. Starting this April, Valencia, Malaga and Seville will be new destinations, incr Read More »

RTW up 22% and looking for belly carrier to US

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Geneva-based GSSA RTW Air Services ' the Swiss member of the EGSAC network ' posted a 22% increase in total air cargo revenue for 2007. The result followed an even larger 47% increase in 2006. Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo announces changes for summer

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

The final three of the six additional Airbus A340s foreseen by the SWISS' fleet expansion plan will enter revenue service between now and late summer, enabling to further expand the intercontinental network. As a result, a non-stop daily service between Z Read More »

Intermarine secures growth capital

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine, a leader in project transportation, has secured growth capital to continue building its business. The company's management team is partnering with New Mountain Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, to facilitate their pursuit of stra Read More »

Roadway launches Expedited Ocean Service from China

AJOT | April 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Roadway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., in cooperation with YRC Logistics Global has launched an expedited ocean service from China to the United States, added new supply chain services at both origin and destination for international shippers, and Read More »

Panalpina introduces new service to Latin America

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The global transport and logistics group Panalpina offers its customers a new service linking its worldwide network with Latin America. Together with its partner Centurion Air Cargo, Panalpina serves destinations in Latin America via the gateway in Miami, Read More »

Con-way Freight announces major hiring initiative in Southeast Michigan, Northeast Ohio

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Intermodal

"We are delighted to be growing in Ann Arbor," said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. "With our established customer base and top-notch pay and benefits package, there has never been a better time to join Con-way Freight." Read More »

Teamsters oppose Colombia Trade Agreement

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said he will strongly oppose the trade agreement with Colombia that the Bush administration is sending to Congress. Read More »

De-regulating rail key to improvements in Canada’s grain system

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Intermodal

Canada must stay on the path toward a fully de-regulated grain transportation environment to drive innovation and investments critical for increased efficiency in the system, says a top CN marketing executive. Read More »

NITL chooses Bruce J. Carlton as new President

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) has approved Bruce J. Carlton as the next President of the 100 year old association effective June 1, 2008. He succeeds Interim President Annette M. Sandberg who has served as Read More »

AAFA to lead industry negotiations with DOD

AJOT | April 09, 2008 | International Trade

This week, the US textile and apparel supply chain will receive an update on key developments in military procurement processes. Under the Berry Amendment, the Department of Defense must procure all clothing and textile items for soldiers from American b Read More »