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Port of Philadelphia’s 2006 cargo statistics show big gains

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brian Preski, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), released PRPA's complete year-end cargo statistics for 2006. The statistics, which reflect cargo activity at all PRPA facilities, showed big gains in both containerized and b Read More »

Port of Wilmington gains third container service

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Wilmington's longtime container-shipping partner, the CKYH Alliance, announced March 29 that it will add a second container service at the Port as part of an upgrade and reconfiguration of its East Coast services. The existing CKYH service is Read More »

Con-way Exec. chosen for Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that its director of safety and environmental compliance, Robert G. (Bob) Petrancosta, has been selected to serve on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Ad Read More »

Oklahoma Short Line Using INet and RMI technology

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Intermodal

RMI and Industrial Networks (INet) announced the successful implementation of hand-held AEI readers at Farmrail System, Inc., one of their short line railroad customers located in rural Oklahoma. Using the RAILTRAC' Mobile' portable AEI solution provided Read More »

Schneider National driver wins first annual ‘Woman Trucker Award’

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced that professional truck driver Glenda Campbell has won the first-ever "Woman Trucker Award.' The award was presented to Campbell by officials from Read More »

Capacity constraints plague US transportation system

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

'Disruptions are increasing in North American supply chains.' That ominous pronouncement begins a report form the RAND Corporation, a US government think tank, on the growing capacity constraints facing the country's transportation system. Read More »

China seizes 1.8 million fake discs in piracy raid

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

Chinese police seized nearly two million fake CDs and DVDs when they raided a factory in the country's largest crackdown on entertainment industry pirates, the official Xinhua agency said. Read More »

Ford, Chrysler oppose US-S. Korea trade deal

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said they will oppose a free trade agreement between the US and South Korea when it goes before the US Congress later this year. Read More »

Praise for South Korea’s president on trade deal

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

South Korea's unpopular president basked in rare praise after securing a trade deal with the United States some see as vital if Asia's third largest economy is to become genuinely competitive and grow. Read More »

Airfreight taking off for Famous Pacific Shipping in New Zealand

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

In New Zealand, Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services supplier, is advancing the development of its airfreight forwarding strategy with the launch of the FPS Air brand and the appointment of Akanesi Ofahengaue a Read More »

IATA urges Asia to participate in environment debate

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on Asia to participate strongly in the environment debate. 'The UN attributes 2% of global carbon emissions to aviation and we are working hard to limit that figure. The industry has a good s Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency posts good 2006 results

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

The positive performance trend at Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency (LCCA) continued in the 2006 financial year. Despite increasingly tough market conditions characterised by a sizeable increase in scheduled freighter capacities, the company succeeded in boo Read More »

Mediterranean Shipping Corp. joins TSA

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a research and discussion group of container shipping lines serving the trade from Asia to the US, will add a second new carrier to its membership this year. Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), based in Geneva Read More »

Intermarine names Wilson VP Sales

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine announced that Paul Wilson has been given the additional title of Vice President of Sales where he will manage all sales and customer service activities. He will retain his responsibilities for the company's US flagged vessel operations. Withi Read More »

Safmarine GM’s 2006 ‘Supplier of the Year’

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Multi-trade shipping line Safmarine was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award ' themed the 'Best of the Best' - was giv Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD-Industry, government address avian flu

Peter Buxbaum | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

Public concern over an outbreak of avian flu is centered primarily around human health issues. While outbreaks of the H5N1 virus, as the current virulent strain is technically known, has led to the destruction of hundreds of thousands of birds in East and Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD-Once caught, seafood continues its travels via land, sea & air

Karen Thuermer | April 01, 2007 | Air Cargo | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Darden Restaurants, Inc., the world's largest casual dining restaurant company, has high standards when it comes to its suppliers. After all, it operates nearly 1,400 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill and Seasons 52 r Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES: MEATS, POULTRY, SEAFOOD-Refrigerated cargo industry profits from new technology

Paul Scott Abbott | April 01, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Technological advances are helping shippers of refrigerated cargo make the most of limited inventories of equipment and warehousing space while increasing cold chain visibility. Read More »

US ports continue to face major awareness challenge

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

From a persistent lack of understanding of the importance of maritime transportation to specific concerns such as those related to nationwide worker credentialing, US port officials continue to face an uphill battle. Read More »

AAPA spring conference draws port leaders to DC

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

More than 200 seaport leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere gathered March 19-20 at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington as the American Association of Port Authorities held its 61st annual spring conference. Read More »

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