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Richard A. Simpson, transportation industry leader, passes

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Richard A. Simpson, who made his mark in virtually every phase of international cargo transportation especially his 23 years at Crowley Maritime Corporation, died Sunday following a long illness in Jacksonville, FL, where he had been on business. Read More »

EDS contracted to improve container movement through the Port of Melbourne

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

EDS was awarded a 12-month contract with the Victorian Department of Infrastructure to run a pilot program to trial new technology designed to dramatically increase cargo movement for the Port of Melbourne by integrating information from thousands of user Read More »

MSG urges congressional support in Philadelphia’s strategic seaport as DOD hub

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maritime Stakeholders Group (MSG), a united entity representing more than 300 maritime-related organizations in the port communities of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, praised Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell for his efforts to expand the r Read More »

Port of Richmond shows positive trend

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Richmond Commission announced at their January board meeting that 2007 calendar year tonnage numbers had continued to show a positive trend ' the Port of Richmond (Port) had a 4% increase in total tonnage; an 11% increase in waterborne tonnag Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping building Brisbane presence

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Moving into a new one-stop-shop for importers and exporters using the Port of Brisbane has enabled one of Famous Pacific Shipping's associates in Australia to build on the portfolio of services offered to shippers. Read More »

$11mln to assist Baltimore in upgrading Broening Highway

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Intermodal

Maryland's Governor Martin O'Malley announced $11 million to assist Baltimore City in upgrading Broening Highway, the road that serves as the gateway to the Port of Baltimore. This economic development project will improve access to the Port of Baltimore Read More »

ABF Freight System, Inc., Teamsters tentative contract

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', the largest subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation, announced that it has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for a new five-year labor agreement. Under the Read More »

BNSF $2.45 billion capital commitment program

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced its planned $2.45 billion capital commitment program for 2008. BNSF anticipates leasing 200 locomotives with a cost of about $400 million and investing over $200 million in track and facilities to expand capacity to c Read More »

Burlington Northern Santa Fe reports record 4Q

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Intermodal

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF) reported quarterly earnings of $1.46 per diluted share, compared with fourth-quarter 2006 earnings of $1.42 per share. Read More »

Canadian Pacific grows in 2007

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced its fourth-quarter and full year results for 2007. In the fourth quarter, net income increased to $342 million in 2007 compared with $146 million in 2006 primarily due to lower future Canadian income tax rates. F Read More »

US steel imports plummet in December and 2007

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | International Trade

Imports declined again in December, to 1.98 million tons, based on preliminary reporting. 'Imports plummeted in December by 15% from November's low level and by 34.3% compared to December 2006,' reported David Phelps, president, AIIS. For the year the d Read More »

Premium Article  Port Manatee dedicates new container crane

Paul Scott Abbott | January 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The entry of Port Manatee into containerized cargo shipping is now official, and speakers at a Jan. 22 dedication ceremony for the Tampa Bay port’s new mobile container crane share hopes the 257-foot-tall crane is an indication of even bigger things to co Read More »

Premium Article  Oil projects require specialized planning, equipment

Peter Buxbaum | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy

In 2000, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued rules designed to reduce sulfur emissions from diesel fuel by 95%. The regulations were to become effective in different parts of the country between 2006 and 2010. Read More »

Premium Article  Pre-booked orders indicate all is well for heavy-lift, project air cargo market

Karen Thuermer | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The ad-hoc nature of heavy lift, oversized and project cargo requires exceptional planning and customer relations. It entails scrambling to find the right aircraft at the right time, figuring out how to quickly load odd-shaped cargo onto aircraft, and oft Read More »

Premium Article  Project Cargo/Heavy Lift -2008

George Lauriat | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Project Cargo business is busting out all over… and the heavy lift sector is the key to it all. Shortages in heavy lift equipment, particularly in the marine segment, have raised profit levels for operators and attracted the attention of big money. Read More »

Premium Article  Interview: David Yokeum and the WCA Projects Network

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

David L Yokeum, founder and president of the WCA Family of Logistic Networks, started the WCA Projects Network almost three years ago. Aimed at providing a global network for experienced independent project forwarders, the group now comprises nearly 140 o Read More »

Port of Portland, OR approves property sale to FedEx

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With approval of a property sale by Portland Port Commissioners, 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 near Read More »

Long Beach container trade stays even in 2007

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

A strong boom in exports, a slight dip in imports and a pronounced drop in empty container movement combined to keep container trade volumes at the Port of Long Beach even from 2006 to 2007, with 7.3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (teus) a Read More »

Prince Rupert cargo traffic up 37% in 2007

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Prince Rupert continues its impressive annual growth in shipment volumes, surpassing 10 million tons in 2007 for the first time in a decade. The 2007 total volume cargo of 10.6 million tons is a 36.8% increase over 2006 and a 237% jump over 20 Read More »

National Commission on Surface Transportation plan to modernize, restructure

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Intermodal

Calling for a "new beginning" to reform the nation's transportation programs, the bipartisan National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission unveiled a comprehensive plan to increase investment, expand services, repair infrastructure, Read More »

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