Kraft Foods Expands Business with DHL as its Primary U.S. Express Carrier

AJOT | January 13, 2008 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, today announced that Kraft Foods, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, has renewed and expanded its contract with DHL as its primary US express carrier. DHL will provide Read More »

Port Approves Sale to FedEx Ground in New Industrial Park

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With approval of a property sale by Port Commissioners this morning, FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc. is one step closer to becoming the first company to secure a site in the new Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park. The company has expressed interest in Read More »

Port of Corpus Christi issues RFQ to develop . . .

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

(Corpus Christi, TX) --- Over a decade ago the Port of Corpus Christif oresaw the congestion problems now plaguing North America's traditional international gateways for containerized cargo and the negative impact it is having on the operations of ocean c Read More »

John Ara Promoted to Vice President, Atlantic/Gulf Coast Commercial and Marine Operations

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that John Ara has been promoted to vice president with responsibility for the company's Atlantic/Gulf Coast commercial and marine operations business. He will remain domiciled in Houston and will report directl Read More »

Funding Economic Growth, Customer Success:

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

To help fund infrastructure projects related to the redevelopment of the Blair-Hylebos Peninsula, the Port of Tacoma has issued $131.3 million in General Obligation (G.O.) bonds. The bond issue includes a $109.5 million non-AMT (alternative minimum tax) s Read More »

Port of Tacoma Selects Keim as Senior Contracts Administrator

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Michael Keim has joined the Port of Tacoma as Senior Contracts Administrator, responsible for all contracts not related to construction. Prior to this appointment, Keim handled similar responsibilities as a Port project employee. Read More »

UPS Freight Announces 2008 Rate Adjustment

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Intermodal

UPS Freight (NYSE:UPS), the nation's fourth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, today announced a general rate increase averaging 5.4 percent covering non-contractual shipments in the United States and Canada. Read More »

OOCL Voluntarily Switches to Cleaner Trucks in Long Beach

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd (OOCL) has voluntarily stopped the use of cargo trucks built before 1990 to comply early with the ports' upcoming ban on old, dirty diesel trucks. Read More »

DHL will become the official express and logistics partner for IMG’s Fashion Weeks . . .

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

DHL will become the official express and logistics partner for IMG's Fashion Weeks around the world, a series of prestigious shows produced and/or represented by IMG Fashion in ten countries spanning four continents each year. Following a successful year Read More »

General Rate Increase for Shipments Between the US and The Family Islands, Bahamas

AJOT | January 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

As part of our commitment to the customers and communities we serve, Tropical Shipping strives to deliver the best competitive transportation value. Due to the increasing cost of operations, our ability to sustain and invest in the service you have come t Read More »

LA & Long Beach Ports to Consider Cargo Fee for Transportation Projects

AJOT | January 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, January 14, 2008, in a joint meeting, will consider a cargo fee that would generate $1.4 billion for transportation projects to improve traffic flow and air quality in the harbor are Read More »

VPA Inks Five-Year Deal With Long-Time Customer,  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] has signed a five-year contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines [WWL], a ship line specializing in roll on/roll off cargo that has been calling at The Port of Virginia for more than two decades. Read More »

Port of Bellingham Issues Draft EIS for The Waterfront District Project

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Today the Port of Bellingham released a draft environmental study of the possible impacts of the 220-acre waterfront redevelopment that will span at least 20 years. This study is an essential step as the port and City of Bellingham consider rezoning and r Read More »

Port of Seattle Commissioners Enact Strong Accountability Measures

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Seattle Commission approved several motions today outlining how they will work together to oversee the organization's policies and operations. After a swearing-in ceremony led by former Governor Dan Evans, newly elected commissioners Bill Brya Read More »

CBP Mandates Electronic Manifests Nationwide

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Truck carriers will be required to electronically submit manifests detailing cargo and carrier information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to arrival at Alaska land border ports beginning Feb. 11, marking nationwide implementation of mandatory Read More »

NASSTRAC supports FMCSA and ATA in Court on Hours of Service

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Intermodal

On January 7, 2008, NASSTRAC filed in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in support of the FMCSA Interim Rule preserving the hours of service status quo for the next 10-12 months. Read More »

Danaos three-year charter for 3,100 teu containership

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Danaos Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement with YML to re-charter the YM Milano, a 3,100 teu containership, for a period of 3 years beginning immediately after its current employment starting July 2008 at an improved fixed charter rate. Read More »

NYK Renews NYK C-TPAT Certification, Passing Reexamination by U.S. Customs

AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Koji Miyahara) safely passed a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) reexamination, the first Japanese shipping company Read More »


AJOT | January 08, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line is pleased to announce a new, direct service between the Far East and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. On 28 January 2008, we will introduce a direct, weekly call in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on the Far East - West Africa 2 (FEW2) service. Thereby we can se Read More »

Retail container traffic ends four-month slump

AJOT | January 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports ended a four-month slump in December, rising above the previous year's level for the first time since mid-summer, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Feder Read More »