TTS successfully installs linkspan after mammoth move

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Designed to minimize vessel turnaround times and reduce fuel consumption, the submerged tank linkspan, measuring 40m long by 40m wide and weighing over 1,000 tonnes, was originally designed for Stena Line’s now disbanded HSS fast ferry services between Ha Read More »

Zepol Corp. improve trade data product

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Zepol Corporation has added functionality to its TradeIQ(TM) product that provides subscribers access to industry-leading features and functionality. TradeIQ(TM) now separates House and Master Bills of Lading and allows users to search House, Master, or b Read More »

UTU ratifies accord with freight railroads

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Intermodal

Members of the United Transportation Union (UTU) have approved a new national agreement with the nation's major freight railroads, joining eleven other unions that had previously reached final agreements on new contracts. UTU, which represents almost one Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to go twice daily to Hong Kong

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, is to increase its frequency between London Heathrow and Hong Kong from daily to twice a day. Read More »

Aeroflot Cargo has carried out 1st cargo flight by MD-11

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

Aeroflot Cargo has carried out the 1st cargo flight by MD-11 on the route Helsinki ' Moscow ' Helsinki. The 1st flight with payload was carried out earlier this month. MD-11 made a landing in Moscow in 18.39 Moscow time and came back to Helsinki in 19.34 Read More »

Maiden voyage of XIN MEI ZHOU in the Hamburg

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The giant containership XIN MEI ZHOU built at the Hudong Shipyards in China called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time recently. Read More »

Evergreen launches Adriatic Feeder Service (AFS)

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line launched a regional service to central Adriatic and Balkan ports in June. The Adriatic Feeder Service (AFS) will significantly improve the existing Intra-Mediterranean feeder network with a hub in Taranto, Italy. Read More »

Grand Alliance introduces environment-friendly service concept for EU1

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA) announced the implementation of a ninth vessel (6,200 teus) to its Japan'North Europe service (EU1). The addition completes an environment-friendly program aimed at lowering emissions that has been implemented on the Grand Alliance Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces trans-Pacific presence with Japan / US West Coast service

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced that a cooperation agreement has been signed with The New World Alliance (MOL, APL, HMM) on a new weekly service linking Japan and the US West Coast. Operating with four vessels, with nominal capacity ranging from 2,800 to 3,500 teu, Read More »

CMA CGM expands coverage of Asia-Panama-US East Coast

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM existing SAX Service (Asia-Panama-US East Coast Service) has been redesigned to include calls in BALBOA, Panama Eastbound and Westbound as well as Jacksonville, Florida Eastbound. Read More »

Hong Kong total port cargo throughput up 14% in Q1 2008

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

In the first quarter of 2008, Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput increased by 14% compared to a year earlier to 62.6 million tons, according to the latest statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administra Read More »

Retail container volume below last year but climbing

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The nation’s continuing economic slowdown will keep cargo traffic at major retail container ports below last year’s levels through this summer and early fall, but month-to-month numbers are climbing and ports should see a return to year-over-year growth b Read More »

Agility to acquire leading Shenzhen-based ocean freight forwarder

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a global logistics provider, has signed a conditional agreement to acquire Cosa Freight, a full service ocean freight forwarder with offices in six key locations in China and a presence in Hong Kong, USA, and Canada. The acquisition will further Read More »

Seko opens new branch in Scotland Expands coverage of the UK

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Keith O'Brien, Managing Director of SEKO SYNERGY, said: 'Scotland is a growing and important market that is home to many industries and many young, ambitious companies that wish to succeed in the international market. We believe our award-winning range of Read More »

Toyota honors Ryder at ceremony in Japan

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Ryder System, Inc., a supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions company, announced it was presented with the 2007 Regional Contribution Award for its overall performance in providing Toyota with world-class logistics services in No Read More »

Intermodal Monthly Update report shows ‘A tale of two markets’

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Monthly Update published by FTR Associates and Gross Transportation Consulting (GTC) reports in the June issue that while Intermodal revenue movements of International shipments continued to decline, domestic shipments are showing a distinc Read More »

Taddeo appointed Chairman of TICO Canada

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Intermodal

TICO Canada Intermodal Equipment Solutions, Inc. -- a provider of flexible, efficient terminal and Intermodal equipment, systems and solutions -- announced the appointment of Dominic J. Taddeo as Chairman of the Board. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo awarded AOC by Canadian aviation authorities

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has been awarded an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) by Transport Canada, the Canadian government department responsible for developing transportation regulations, policies and services. Read More »

Aviapartner gains Cargo 2000 certification

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000 has certified Brussels-based ground handler, Aviapartner, for meeting the cargo handling requirements of its quality management system. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo appoints director for Europe, Middle East, Africa

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo airline of Volga-Dnepr Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ludwig Hamburger as Regional Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Read More »