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CPG survey finds transportation driving up production costs

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Intermodal

CPG survey finds transportation driving up production costs Transportation is driving up production costs in the food, beverage and consumer products industry, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association's (GMA) fifth benchmark survey on logistics. Read More »

US ‘Asia container lines adopt floating inland fuel surcharge

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Intermodal

Ocean carriers serving the US-Asia freight market are attempting to recover a share of higher inland rail and trucking costs attributed to rising diesel fuel prices. Through the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA), a liner industry resea Read More »

PMA Executive Committee creates transportation task force

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Intermodal

Citing growing member concerns regarding transportation challenges, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Executive Committee approved the creation of a Transportation Task Force at its meeting in Ojai, California, August 12-13. Led by PMA Board members Read More »

Retail industry survey finds volume up; congestion down at major US ports

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | International Trade

Inbound container traffic is up at the nation's major ports, but congestion that plagued the docks last year does not appear to have returned, according to the National Retail Federation's new monthly Port Tracker report. Read More »

Tourism fuels island cargo trade for Tropical, Port of Palm Beach

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | International Trade

No better proof that it is tourism that fuels cargo trade to islands of the Caribbean region may be found than the fact that it was the Bahamian minister of tourism who led a recent trade conference delegation visit to the Port of Palm Beach. Read More »

Canada should avoid Free-Trade-Accord bandwagon

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | International Trade

Canada should focus its limited resources on improving access to the US market and those with potentially large payoffs, rather than trying to complete a host of free trade accords - despite the fact that the United States and many other countries are doi Read More »

EU ministers say trade limits will hit European jobs

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | International Trade

The European Union must ease curbs on Chinese clothing imports or risk job losses and bankruptcies across the 25-nation bloc, four EU ministers said in an article published on Aug. 18. Read More »

Three states ban seafood imported from Vietnam

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | International Trade

Alabama's agriculture chief has banned the sale of basa catfish imported from Vietnam until tests for an illegal antibiotic are done, the latest salvo in support of the US catfish industry. Read More »

GLASGOW PRESTWICK HANDLES TWO DIVERTED BA 747s…and 71 parrots!

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Air Cargo

Almost five hundred passengers - and seventy-one parrots - caught up in the BA industrial action avoided travel chaos when they flew into Glasgow Prestwick on August 12. Read More »

Hub Construction Commences on $107 Million DHL East Coast facility

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading global express delivery and logistics company, will mark the start of construction at the company's new East Coast Distribution Facility in Allentown, Penn. today with a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Steve White, senior vice p Read More »

CP Ships announces deployment of first two newbuilds to US East Coast-Indian Sub-Continent service

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Liner Shipping

CP Ships Limited announced that the first two of nine 4250 teu ships ordered two years ago will be deployed in its US East Coast-Indian Sub-Continent service. Read More »

Crowley names Tony Menendez Director of Business Development, Logistics Services

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Crowley announced that Tony Menendez will become director of business development for the company's logistics services unit. In his new position, the seven-year Crowley veteran will continue to be domiciled in Miami and will report to Miguel Artiga, vice Read More »

MTC appoints VP/General Manager, Sales and Contracts, General Stevedoring Division

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | Liner Shipping

Marine Terminals Corp. recently appointed Tom Cremer to the new position of vice president/general manager, sales and contracts, General Stevedoring Division. Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE & PORTS SURVEY 2005 - CEPA at a glance

George Lauriat | August 14, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

EPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) is the People’s Republic of China’s free trade agreement with Hong Kong. It grants easier access to China markets for Hong Kong-made products, and Hong Kong-based service companies. For many Hong Kong business Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE & PORTS SURVEY 2005 - China’s explosive container growth attracts operators

AJOT | August 14, 2005 | Ports & Terminals

Heavy port spending plans have led some critics to warn of a glut, as ports from Shenzhen in the south to Qingdao in the north add capacity -- a contention dismissed by mainland officials. Read More »

Vancouver region proposes super-port

AJOT | August 14, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

A proposal to merge all five port agencies in the Vancouver region highlighted the August 2-6 annual meeting and conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA). Read More »

Charleston Navy Base access road makes

AJOT | August 14, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Business leaders and elected officials gathered recently to hail a $10 million federal earmark that will help fund a new direct access road to the port expansion site on the former Charleston Navy Base. Read More »

Canadian government to probe Vancouver trucker strike

AJOT | August 14, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Canadian government has launched a formal probe into the six-week trucker strike that severely hit container operations at West Coast facilities. Read More »

Port of Beaumont receives infrastructure projects grant

AJOT | August 14, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Beaumont has received more than $ 7.6 million in earmark funding as part of H.R. 3, The Transportation Bill approved by Congress in late July. Read More »

Heartland Corridor Project Presents Growth Opportunities for VPA and state

AJOT | August 14, 2005 | Intermodal

The federal transportation bill passed recently has $90 million earmarked for use in developing the Heartland Corridor, a rail project that will effectively link The Port of Virginia with distribution markets in the Midwest. Read More »

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