Network connectivity is key for viable South American air service

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

President Bush's recent tour of South America is a keen reminder of how strategic that continent is to US trade. Our neighbors to the South also play an important role when it comes to global supply chain management. Air carriers servicing the route know Read More »

Stirling Capital Investments plans development at Southern California Logistics Airport

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Stirling Capital Investments, a joint venture between Stirling Enterprises, a Foothill Ranch, CA-based development company and Denver, CO-based DCT Industrial Trust, Inc. has unveiled its plans for the development of Phase I at Southern California Logisti Read More »

Volga-Dnepr buys 5 Boeing 747-8F’s, option for 5 more

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for delivery of five brand new long-range Boeing 747-8F freighters. The contract also provides the Russian cargo operator with an option for five additional aircraft of this type. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr to support Boeing 787 production logistics

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for AN-124-100 aircraft contingency airlift services in Boeing 787 production cycle logistics. Read More »

APL wins Los Angeles award for air quality efforts

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping leader APL has been honored for its innovative air quality initiatives by one of California's oldest and most respected marine aquariums. Read More »

Philadelphia port development plan can bring 100,000 new jobs to area

AJOT | March 22, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A plan is underway to develop the Port of Philadelphia into a major best-in-class East Coast container facility with the potential of employing some 175,000 people and handling more than 3.5 million containers annually. Read More »

Oakland seaport achieves record volume in 2006

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Oakland moved a record 2.4 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (teus) in calendar year 2006, an increase of approximately five percent over 2005. Imports accounted for most of the increase as exports were flat. Read More »

2007 off to a record breaking year for Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that since January 1, 2007, 17 vessels that called at Seagirt Marine Terminal attained an overall production average of over 40 container moves per hour. Read More »

Port of Boston cargo gains for 5th straight year

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that cargo activity at Conley Container Terminal increased by 7.3% in 2006 to 200,113 total teu. Total tonnage was 1,555,313 short tons. The most significant container growth was led by Massport's fiv Read More »

Governors Perdue, Sanford announce cooperative ports proposal

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford joined together to announce their proposal for a port in Jasper County, South Carolina that would be owned, developed and operated jointly by the two states. Read More »

Independent bond rating agencies give VPA bonds high marks

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Three of the nation's leading bond rating agencies have, for the second consecutive year, given very high marks to the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) revenue bonds. Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investor's Service and Standard & Poor's have given the VPA bonds an Read More »

Schneider wins 2006 INFORMS’ Prize

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced it has been named the winner of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences' (INFORMS') annual INFORMS Prize. The internatio Read More »

Aramex expands, opens new Canadian facility

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Situated right on the city's international airport, the Toronto operation will be offering a full range of air and ocean services. The expansion of Aramex's Canadian services ' which already operate in Montreal - follows the company's global expansion pl Read More »

New managers for GAC Logistics in the Asia Pacific / Indian Subcontinent & Middle East

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Global shipping, logistics and marine services group, GAC has appointed Peter Orange and Simon Rhodes as the new Regional Freight Sales Managers for Asia Pacific / Indian Subcontinent (APISC) and Middle East respectively. Read More »

CSXT joins call for cleaner air

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Intermodal

At the invitation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, CSX Transportation (CSXT) joined EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and other stakeholders at Port Newark, NJ, to support the agency's overall goal of reducing diesel locomotive emissions. Read More »

NASSTRAC 2007 Carrier Of The Year award recipients

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC announced the recipients of its 2007 Carrier of the Year, an annual program that recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, leadership a Read More »

Sterling receives CBP approval

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Intermodal

Sterling Transportation, provider of expedited less-than-truckload transportation connecting the coasts from California to Florida, announced that it has been granted approval by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of its application to operate a Bonde Read More »

A thirst for transportation funding

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The future of freight movement in the United States is receiving ever-increasing attention in the public policy arena. Evidence of this came last month in Washington, when a national summit of major US trade corridors was convened. Read More »

US lawmakers bid to keep out ill-gotten timber

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed for tougher rules to stop American companies from buying illegally logged timber plundered from fragile forests around the world. Read More »

EU, US strengthen fight against counterfeit trade

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and the US have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against counterfeit trading, the European Commission said. Read More »