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Abu Dhabi Airport Services and Etihad install new electric forklift trucks

AJOT | January 29, 2006 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is working closely with its Ground Handling Partner, Abu Dhabi Airport Services (ADAS) on solutions to further upgrade the handling facilities at Read More »

The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)

AJOT | January 29, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.'s (ICTSI) flagship, recently serviced one of Evergreen's newest container ships. . . . Read More »

Grand Alliance agrees to 10-year VPA deal

AJOT | January 29, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) announced that its operating company, Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), signed the largest contract in the port's history with the Grand Alliance, the port's top customer. Read More »

Alianca and Hamburg Sud win major awards in 2005

AJOT | January 29, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Alianca Navegacao e Log'stica, and its parent organization, Hamburg Sud, earned numerous Brazilian industry and governmental awards during 2005, evidencing the excellence and quality of the services provided by the carrier in the Latin American marketplac Read More »

Premium Article  Australia and New Zealand’s air cargo niche business continues to grow

Karen Thuermer | January 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

The jury is still out as to the impact the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) is having on cargo volumes between the United States and Australia. The AUSFTA was only signed into law on January 1, 2005. Read More »

Premium Article  AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND TRADE - Differences of opinion in trade down under

Peter Buxbaum | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Numbers released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a government agency, on the first anniversary of the agreement showed that Australia’s trade deficit with the US grew by over $1 billion. This has prompted critics of the treaty to suggest that Aust Read More »

Panama Canal Authority announces FY 2006 1/Q metrics

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced first quarter operational metrics for fiscal year 2006. Transit time for booked and non-booked vessels dropped. Additionally, net tonnage and usage of the reservation system increased and official accidents decre Read More »

Failure of EU Port Services Directive forms true port policy opportunity

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

On January 18 The European Parliament rejected with, a majority of 532 out of 677, the second Proposal of the European Commission to regulate market access to port services. There were 120 votes against rejection and 25 abstentions. Following the result o Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority awards cruise operations to Ceres

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) and Cerescorp Company (Ceres) have signed a 10-year cruise ship services and terminal management agreement for the port's two cruise terminals at Canada Place and Ballantyne Pier, commencing with the 2006 cruise season. Read More »

New Orleans leaders want to close shipping channel

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping channel, which has been blamed for helping to inundate New Orleans, would be closed under a rebuilding plan introduced by city officials last week. Read More »

MSC has no plans to depart Port of Virginia

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) has affirmed its long-standing relationship with The Port of Virginia and said last week's published reports of the company leaving Virginia were altogether incorrect. Read More »

Trans Global Logistics Names Dominic Janusky VP of Business Development

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Trans Global Logistics (TGL), a leading Hong Kong-based logistics company, announced the appointment of Dominic Janusky as vice president of business development. Janusky will manage Trans Global's sales and marketing efforts in the Midwest to bring on ne Read More »

Schneider National appoints John Ferguson as GM of Canadian Operations

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National Inc. announced that John Ferguson has been named general manager, Canada. Specifically, Ferguson will lead the development and execution of business strategy in the Canadian marketplace, ensuring profitability across all lines of busine Read More »

RedPrairie CEO to speak at Northern Trust Economic Trends 2006

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec will address hundreds of business leaders at the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2006 event, Friday, January 20, 2006 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Jazwiec joins a distinguished exclusive panel of speakers, inclu Read More »

Choctaw Point signing ceremony

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

On November 29, 2005, the Alabama State Port Authority has awarded a concession agreement to Mobile Container Terminal LLC to develop a new container terminal at Choctaw Point. At a signing ceremony on January 17, 2006, the official concession agreement Read More »

UP reports 4/Q earnings

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

On January 19, Union Pacific Corporation reported 2005 fourth quarter net income of $296 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to $79 million, or $0.30 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2004. The 2004 results include the impact of a non-c Read More »

Robert F. Starzel joins Pacer Intl. Board of Directors

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

Pacer International has appointed senior rail industry and newspaper executive Robert F. (Bob) Starzel to its Board of Directors, effective January 4. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe welcomes new GB Railfreight service

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Intermodal

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating the introduction of a new rail service by GB Railfreight, which will call at Doncaster Railport. This additional service, in response to the growing demand for further rail services from Felixstowe, will operate daily Read More »

US and Mexico reach Tequila agreement

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

US Trade Representative Rob Portman announced the conclusion of an agreement with Mexico on tequila trade. Under the agreement, exports from Mexico to the United States will continue without interruption. Ambassador Portman and Mexican Secretary of Econo Read More »

Oil & gas to be top Canadian performers in 2006-2007

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Oil & gas services, non-electrical machinery, mineral extraction, electronic products and wholesale trade will continue to rank among the fastest-expanding industries in Canada over the next two years, according to a new report from the BMO Financial Grou Read More »

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