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Study shows US container ports among nation’s biggest polluters

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

US ports are among the biggest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in their cities, and progress toward reducing harmful emissions has been slow, according to a new research study conducted by Energy Futures, Inc. Read More »

New high-volume transload & special project facility opens near Port of Savannah

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

National Retail Systems Hosts Distinguished Guests to Open New Crossdock, Marking Another Milestone in Company's Gateway Ports Strategy National Retail Systems Inc. (NRS), a provider of logistics services to America's retailers, hosted a ribbon cutting ce Read More »

DHL wins global freight contract with Siemens

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding has been selected as preferred international carrier for Siemens' air and ocean freight and Customs Brokerage business in the US. The global contract awarded to DHL will support Siemens in improving service levels, reducing costs and Read More »

80% of companies involved in domestic/international supply chain transformation

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

After an industry-wide survey of more than 800 companies, Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company, published the recent report, "The Supply Chain Executive's Strategic Agenda 2008," which outlined information revealed from supply chain executives about their prio Read More »

How did US inspectors ‘miss’ Mexican truck safety violations?

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters Union demands to know why US inspectors opened the border to a Mexican truck company with an abysmal safety record. Read More »

CN announces retirement of Cedraschi

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Intermodal

David G. A. McLean, chairman of CN's board of directors, said: "Tullio has been one of the most successful pension fund managers in Canada. Under his leadership, the division that manages the Canadian pension fund assets of CN generated consistently super Read More »

OPAIN and Airis International to develop new air cargo terminals at Bogot’

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

OPAIN S.A., the consortium managing the Concession at Bogot' Eldorado Airport, and Airis International, LLC have reached contractual closure to modernize and to expand the air cargo terminals. The cargo project will be implemented in accordance with the C Read More »

Cornerstone ceremony for new air cargo facility at Frankfurt Airport

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

After receipt of the building permit and extensive preparatory work at the estate, about 50 guests met to lay the cornerstone for the 8,000 sqm large building. The new building which will be constructed close to the premises of Fraport Cargo Services is e Read More »

Premium Article  More complications for international traders

Peter Buxbaum | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

US Customs and Border Protection wasted no time starting the new year off with a bang. On January 2, the agency issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the filing of additional elements of advance trade data. Read More »

Premium Article  US not ready to handle boom from Panama Canal expansion

Paul Scott Abbott | February 03, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

US ports and inland transportation networks aren’t ready to handle trade growth associated with Panama Canal expansion – and they won’t be unless there are swift changes to governmental processes. Read More »

Premium Article  Panama Canal workshop draws 200 to Tampa

Paul Scott Abbott | February 03, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Indicative of the high interest in developments surrounding the expansion of the Panama Canal, more than 200 port industry leaders gathered Jan. 23-24 in Tampa for the Shifting International Trade Routes: Planning for the Panama Canal Expansion workshop, Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk trends shifting as exports rise, box use up

Paul Scott Abbott | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Outbound containers filled with steel coils or lumber are indicative of recent trends in ocean transport of traditional breakbulk commodities, reflecting factors such as the weakness of the US dollar and a push to fill boxes that otherwise might have move Read More »

Premium Article  SSA Marine security head: TWIC is ‘more than heavy lift’

Paul Scott Abbott | February 03, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

This year’s nationwide implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program remains a daunting task, but progress is being made, according to Bill L. DeWitt, corporate security director for SSA Marine, which operates four dozen US Read More »

Premium Article  Dry bulk freight rates fall: What’s next?

George Lauriat | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Since mid-December the dry cargo freight rates have been in a free fall. The reasons are varied ranging from port congestion woes, disruption in the production of key bulk freights and widespread economic fears, starting with the US. The bulk shipping mar Read More »

Premium Article  Bulk trends remain strong on Canada’s east coast

Leo Ryan | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Within the context of the continuing hot global bulk/breakbulk market, Canadian ports on the eastern seaboard are more than holding their own – despite the rising shift of bulk cargo to containers and the reduction of breakbulk services. Read More »

EIB provides EUR 900m for Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

President Maystadt of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Mr. Smits, chief executive officer of the Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (HbR) signed a first financing contract of EUR 100 million for the Maasvlakte 2 project of the Port of Rotterdam Authority ( Read More »

Port of Virginia responsible for 340,000 Jobs, $41 Billion

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Virginia's three general cargo marine terminals in fiscal 2006 accounted for more than 340,000 jobs across the Commonwealth and in excess of $41 billion in total revenues, says an economic impact study that was recently completed by the Mason Read More »

Construction to begin on I-81 rail corridor improvements

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Intermodal

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) announced the execution of an agreement for I-81 rail corridor improvements to benefit rail operations in Virginia. The $57 million contract signed with Norfolk Southern in January is a maj Read More »

Teamsters respond to court ruling on Hours-of-Service

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said he is disappointed that the court declined to end a dangerous rule that lets truckers drive longer hours. Read More »

Norfolk Southern reports strong Q4, 2007 results

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation reported record fourth-quarter 2007 net income of $399 million, an increase of four percent, compared with $385 million for fourth-quarter 2006. Diluted earnings per share were $1.02, up seven percent, compared with the $0.95 Read More »

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