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Sen. Murray includes full funding for port security grants in ‘08

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a key member of the Senate Budget Committee, succeeded in including $400 million for the port security grant program in her SAFE Ports Act in the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution. Murray co-authored the SAFE Ports Act wit Read More »

AAPA selects Panama’s president as 2007 ‘Port Person of the Year’

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

At its annual Spring Conference, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced the selection of Panama President Martin Torrijos as the association's 'Port Person of the Year' for his leadership in promoting maritime commerce. Specificall Read More »

Louisiana ports sign deal to market facilities

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and the Plaquemines Parish Port, Harbor and Terminal District signed a cooperative endeavor agreement today to jointly market current and future facilities to the worldwide maritime industry. Read More »

Panalpina growth leads to record figures in 2006

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina continued its growth and posted excellent results for the year 2006 due to a strong performance and further improved profitability. The Group increased its net forwarding revenue by 11.3% to CHF 7.735 million, boosted net earnings by an impressi Read More »

SEKO names Fitzgerald Global VP- sales & marketing

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of freight forwarding and logistics solutions, announced the appointment of John A. Fitzgerald as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Based out of SEKO's corporate headquarters in Itasca, IL, he will be responsible for t Read More »

Con-way driver named to ATA’s “America’s Road Team’

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Dennis Day, a Con-way driver from Lawrenceville, GA, to its premier "America's Road Team' for 2007-2008. Read More »

Shell, railroads liable for waste cleanup

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Intermodal

A US appeals court ruled on Friday that Shell Oil Co. and two railroads were liable for disputed cleanup costs at a toxic waste site in California's central valley. Read More »

Excess capacity hurting truckers

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. said it will walk away from orders if freight rates fall much lower as the trucking sector suffers from excess capacity and a declining overall freight volume. Read More »

Network connectivity is key for viable South American air service

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

President Bush's recent tour of South America is a keen reminder of how strategic that continent is to US trade. Our neighbors to the South also play an important role when it comes to global supply chain management. Air carriers servicing the route know Read More »

Stirling Capital Investments plans development at Southern California Logistics Airport

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Stirling Capital Investments, a joint venture between Stirling Enterprises, a Foothill Ranch, CA-based development company and Denver, CO-based DCT Industrial Trust, Inc. has unveiled its plans for the development of Phase I at Southern California Logisti Read More »

Volga-Dnepr buys 5 Boeing 747-8F’s, option for 5 more

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for delivery of five brand new long-range Boeing 747-8F freighters. The contract also provides the Russian cargo operator with an option for five additional aircraft of this type. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr to support Boeing 787 production logistics

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for AN-124-100 aircraft contingency airlift services in Boeing 787 production cycle logistics. Read More »

APL wins Los Angeles award for air quality efforts

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL has been honored for its innovative air quality initiatives by one of California's oldest and most respected marine aquariums. Read More »

Philadelphia port development plan can bring 100,000 new jobs to area

AJOT | March 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A plan is underway to develop the Port of Philadelphia into a major best-in-class East Coast container facility with the potential of employing some 175,000 people and handling more than 3.5 million containers annually. Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - Maersk delivers bigger ships, faster service for Tacoma/Vancouver

Leo Quigley | March 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Streamlined ocean routes, larger container ships and greater growth opportunities for the ports of Vancouver, BC, and Tacoma are being delivered by Maersk Line’s initiative to move more containers on fewer routes in the Pacific. Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - WWPC ships first project cargo from Vietnam into Tacoma

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

A partnership involving members of project cargo specialists the World Wide Project Consortium has ensured the success of the first shipping charter from Vietnam into the Port of Tacoma, Washington, USA. Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - Business grows at PNW ports

Leo Quigley | March 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Once the orphan of the Canadian port system, the northern British Columbia port of Prince Rupert has suddenly become the industry’s poster child. Barry Bartlett, spokesman for the port, told AJOT that construction of the port’s first container terminal is Read More »

Premium Article  PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - Vancouver Port Authority awards marine works contract

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) has awarded the construction contract for the marine works portion of the Deltaport Third Berth expansion to Deltaport Constructors Ltd., a project-specific joint venture between Vancouver Pile and Dredge Ltd. and Graham Read More »

Oakland seaport achieves record volume in 2006

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland moved a record 2.4 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (teus) in calendar year 2006, an increase of approximately five percent over 2005. Imports accounted for most of the increase as exports were flat. Read More »

2007 off to a record breaking year for Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that since January 1, 2007, 17 vessels that called at Seagirt Marine Terminal attained an overall production average of over 40 container moves per hour. Read More »

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