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Wen tells EU that China will address trade issues

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | International Trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised Europe that China was dealing with issues related to its rapid economic growth, such as ensuring intellectual-property rights, and would work to tackle its huge trade surplus with the 25-member European Union. Read More »

Carlisle Leasing applies expertise to dry containers

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

Carlisle Leasing International, the premier specialist in refrigerated container leasing, will now enter the dry van market. Since its inception in 1993, Carlisle Leasing has established itself as the highest-ranking lessor of refrigerated equipment. Read More »

FRA to support improved train braking technology

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

alling it the most significant development in railroad brake technology since the 1870s, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph H. Boardman announced his intention to propose revised federal rail safety regulations to facilitate the installation of Electro Read More »

New Aero Freight office to complete Liege freighter airline offering

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

Belgian cargo GSSA Aero Freight International is opening a second office, based at Liege Airport, targeting freighter operators seeking a full management and marketing solution at the airport. Read More »

Boeing forecasts continued in air cargo strength

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Boeing Company said that world air cargo growth is expected to expand at an average annual rate of 6.1% during the next two decades, with a three-fold increase in worldwide air freight. Read More »

Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter completes first flight

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter took to the skies for the first time on Sept. 9, initiating the flight test program that will culminate in US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Read More »

Retail container ports break 2005 records

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports has already topped the highest level hit during 2005 and will set additional new records before the 2006 peak shipping season is over, according to the September Port Tracker report released by the Nati Read More »

Port of Longview sets record for handling steel

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Port of Longview set a record this month by unloading the largest volume of steel cargo from one vessel in its history. The Gearbulk vessel Eagle Arrow arrived from China on September 2 loaded with 12,500 metric tons of steel pipe and tube ranging in Read More »

Vestas announces exclusive contract at Port of Vancouver, USA

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Vestas, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, officially named Port of Vancouver, USA as the exclusive port of entry with a multi-year contract for all of its wind energy projects in the Columbia River region on Sept. 8 at the port's crane commis Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENT & APPAREL - Chic shoe firm steps up key shipments with DHL

Paul Scott Abbott | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

For trendy footwear firm Steven Madden Ltd., as well as for logistics leader DHL, staying a step ahead of the competition is critical.

As DHL this year places a new emphasis on serving the fashion industry, one of its significant new customers is the Read More »

Premium Article  GARMENT & APPAREL - Speed and agility are The Limited’s mantra

Karen Thuermer | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Founded in 1963, with one women's apparel store in Columbus, Ohio, Limited Brands has grown into a $9.7 billion company with more than 3,800 stores and specialty stores.

“That adds up to some 16 million square feet of selling space in shopping malls a Read More »

Senator Patty Murray tours Port of Longview

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Senator Patty Murray from Washington State had a first-hand look at the wind energy business from a port perspective. She toured the Port of Longview on August 18 and received an eye-opening tour of a storage yard filled with massive wind tower sections a Read More »

P&O Ports North America announces new operations at the Port of Tampa

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Tampa on May 30 as part of a partnership established earlier this year. Under two separate agreements, P&O Ports became the exclusive terminal operator of the Tampa Port Authority's (TPA) public facilities for breakbulk and container cargo. P&O Po Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming in settlement with Port of Galveston

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR) said that it will pay $750,000 to the board of trustees of the Port of Galveston as part of a settlement of a lawsuit against the company and certain subsidiaries. Read More »

Coffee exec. Thomas Westfeldt appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thomas D. Westfeldt, a long-time coffee industry executive and civic leader, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Mr. Westfeldt, who was nominated for the position by Greater New Orleans Inc., replaces ou Read More »

IWLA Member Advantage partner secures financial incentives for Gulf Coast warehouses

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

As part of the IWLA Member Advantage Program, IWLA has formed an alliance with Location Management Services (LMS), a National Economic Development Consulting Firm, to assist in securing financial incentives for IWLA member companies located in hurricane-a Read More »

All Panalpina’s US offices join Traxon network

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

One of Traxon's long standing and most important clients, Panalpina, is extending its agreement to include all branches in the US as well new branches in Scandinavia and Canada. The leading forwarding group is one of Traxon's gateway customers with worldw Read More »

Globe Express Services opens first office in South America

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Globe Express Services (GES) announced the opening of its corporate location in Sao Paulo, Brazil, marking the company's official entr'e into the South American market. The new office places the company in the nation's main business hub, as well as one of Read More »

Boise Cascade, Watco discontinue agreement to sell MD&W Railway

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Intermodal

Boise Cascade and Watco Companies, Inc., announced that all of the conditions for the sale of Boise's Minnesota, Dakota & Western (MD&W) Railway to Watco were not met within the time frame specified under the purchase and sale agreement the companies had Read More »

ProLogis releases new supply chain research report on freight transportation

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | Intermodal

ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution facilities and services, today released the latest edition of the ProLogis Supply Chain Review entitled, Moving Freight Today -- How Shippers Are Creating Greater Capacity, Reliability and Rate Stability Read More »

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