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Head of Thailand’s negotiating team on Thai-US FTA talks resigns

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Nit Pibulsongkram will resign as head of the Thai team negotiating a free-trade agreement with the United States because of the tremendous political pressure weighing on him, according to a source at Government House. Read More »

Dalian clothes makers look for brand inspiration

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | International Trade

Dalian, China's garment industry is said to have seen its heyday, cranking out millions of pieces on order to major brands. Today its garment enterprises have to struggle to stay afloat, due mainly to the fact that margins have grown thinner and the contr Read More »

United announces $3 billion exit financing facility

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

UAL Corporation, the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, announced the launch of its exit financing loan for up to $3 billion. The six-year loan will be secured by substantially all available assets and comprised of a $300 million Read More »

TIACA reports record sales of exhibition space

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

TIACA's International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition in Calgary, Canada on September 12-14th 2006, is breaking all previous records with 80% of booth space sold out eight months before the event. Read More »

JALCARGO rejoins Cargo 2000

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

The airline was one of the original members of Cargo 2000 before withdrawing from the group in 2000. Given the progress Cargo 2000 has achieved in the past two years, JALCARGO says now is the right time to renew its commitment as an Industry Associate mem Read More »

US-Asia freight rates set to rise for metal scrap

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines operating from the US to Asia have announced plans to increase freight rates for metal scrap shipments, and to limit the 'free time' allowed for delivery of cargo and return of container equipment in China. Read More »

INTTRA launches new Tendering tool

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Conducting a Tender proposal is a time consuming and inefficient process. Users often work with information that is non-comparable and presented in different formats. Read More »

Horizon Lines announces senior management promotions

AJOT | January 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping

John W. Handy is joining Horizon Lines as Executive Vice President. Reporting to him will be John Keenan, Senior Vice President and Chief Transportation Officer, Ken Privratsky, Vice President and General Manager, Alaska, Gabriel Serra, Vice President and Read More »

Premium Article  Georiga Ports Edt. 2006 Part II

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Lee Connor, president of John S. Connor, Inc., has announced the appointment of Paige Thorton as general manager of the company's Norfolk branch office. She joined the firm in 1997 and was previously export/NVOCC manager. Read More »

Premium Article  Georgia Ports 2006 Edt.

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

John T. Hickerson, with nearly 30 years of experience in intermodal and trucking management and operations, has been named chairman and chief executive officer of Pacer Transport, the truck services unit of Pacer International, Inc. Read More »

Premium Article  GEORIGA PORTS EDT 2006 - IKEA’s planned DC offers big potential for Port of Savannah

Karen Thuermer | January 15, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

To some, IKEA is a lifestyle home furnishings cult, but to the Port of Savannah, it’s a really big win. That’s because when the Swedish retailer of household items announced in December its purchase of 115 acres of land four miles from the port to build a Read More »

Premium Article  GEORIGA PORTS EDT 2006 - Georgia Ports “on the move” for increased traffic, efficiency

Karen Thuermer | January 15, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

In September, Target announced it would be constructing a new two million square foot import warehouse facility four miles from the Port of Savannah‚s Garden City Terminal at the Savannah River International Trade Park. Three months later in mid December, Read More »

Dubai and Singapore in takeover battle for P&O

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dubai and Singapore are struggling for control of ports and ferries firm P&O in a multi-billion dollar bid to extend their reach in Asia and expand their regional transport centers. Read More »

Transportation Research Board to hold 85th annual meeting

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The National Academies Transportation Research Board will hold its 85th annual meeting from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26 in Washington, DC. One of the largest forums in the world on transportation research, policy, and practice, the event will include 500 sessions Read More »

Montreal Port Authority awards Gold-Headed cane to Captain Tonci Krzanic, master of CP Bravery

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The president and chief executive officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Dominic J. Taddeo, officially marked the beginning of a new year of activity at the Port of Montreal today by presenting the Gold-Headed Cane to Croatian Captain Tonci Krzanic Read More »

Retail container ports operating without congestion

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The nation's major retail container ports are operating without congestion now that the annual shipping cycle has shifted into the slow season, according to the January Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Global Insight. Read More »

Port of Baltimore becomes first US port of call for MSC

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port of Baltimore (MPOB) has become the first United States port of call for the Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) North Atlantic service. By making Baltimore its first US port, MSC has reduced its total travel time for its Antwerp (Belg Read More »

China delegation visits John S. Connor headquarters

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

An eleven-member delegation from Jiangsu Province, China, recently visited the Glen Burnie, Maryland headquarters office of logistics company John S. Connor, Inc. Read More »

NA 2006 Conference to showcase supply chain & logistics solutions

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

This March, the largest event in 2006 dedicated to showcasing solutions that make the supply chain work more productively and profitably is coming to Cleveland, OH - The 2006 Material Handling & Logistics Show and Conference (NA 2006). NA 2006 will be the Read More »

Kuehne + Nagel completes ACR Logistics acquisition

AJOT | January 15, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Two weeks after the European Commission's approval of the takeover, Kuehne + Nagel has completed the transaction. The acquisition unites two companies that optimally complement each other in many respects and build on long-standing experience. With over 4 Read More »

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