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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 »

Vestas announces exclusive contract at Port of Vancouver, USA

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Vestas, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, officially named Port of Vancouver, USA as the exclusive port of entry with a multi-year contract for all of its wind energy projects in the Columbia River region on Sept. 8 at the port's crane commis Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENT & APPAREL - Chic shoe firm steps up key shipments with DHL

Paul Scott Abbott | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

For trendy footwear firm Steven Madden Ltd., as well as for logistics leader DHL, staying a step ahead of the competition is critical.

As DHL this year places a new emphasis on serving the fashion industry, one of its significant new customers is the Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENT & APPAREL - Speed and agility are The Limited’s mantra

Karen Thuermer | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Founded in 1963, with one women's apparel store in Columbus, Ohio, Limited Brands has grown into a $9.7 billion company with more than 3,800 stores and specialty stores.

“That adds up to some 16 million square feet of selling space in shopping malls a Read More »

Senator Patty Murray tours Port of Longview

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Senator Patty Murray from Washington State had a first-hand look at the wind energy business from a port perspective. She toured the Port of Longview on August 18 and received an eye-opening tour of a storage yard filled with massive wind tower sections a Read More »

P&O Ports North America announces new operations at the Port of Tampa

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Tampa on May 30 as part of a partnership established earlier this year. Under two separate agreements, P&O Ports became the exclusive terminal operator of the Tampa Port Authority's (TPA) public facilities for breakbulk and container cargo. P&O Po Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming in settlement with Port of Galveston

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR) said that it will pay $750,000 to the board of trustees of the Port of Galveston as part of a settlement of a lawsuit against the company and certain subsidiaries. Read More »

Coffee exec. Thomas Westfeldt appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thomas D. Westfeldt, a long-time coffee industry executive and civic leader, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Mr. Westfeldt, who was nominated for the position by Greater New Orleans Inc., replaces ou Read More »

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