Momentum Transportation names Hoppens as VP Sales & Marketing

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Momentum Transportation USA Inc., an award-winning provider of transportation and logistics services through the premier Landstar global network, has announced that David Hoppens is joining the Momentum team as Vice President Sales and Marketing. Read More »

Fleet Advantage reports continued growth in lease originations closing out 2014

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management today announced that they completed the year with $232.6 million in lease originations along with additions of several new high profile clients. Read More »

Project cuts to hurt thousands of workers & US economy

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has withdrawn 56 construction projects scheduled for consideration in its April 21, 2015 bid opening due to continuing uncertainty of Federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Read More »

SHIFT Freight marks major shipment milestone with industry-leading dimensional pricing capabilities

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The California-based LTL carrier recognized as one of the most progressive companies in the freight industry, SHIFT Freight, celebrates a monumental 25,000 shipments successfully processed using its innovative dimensional scanning technology. Read More »

American Intermodal Container Manufacturing appoints Allen as Board Chairman

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Intermodal Container Manufacturing (AICM) has announced that the company’s Managing Board of Directors has appointed Jack Allen as its Chairman. Read More »

Five alternatives to solve the automotive industry talent crisis

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL issued a new white paper on the supply chain talent shortage in the automotive sector – what’s causing it, how it impacts the industry, and what solutions are available to ease the crisis. Read More »

Smaller transport companies are growing from collaboration rather than shrinking by competition

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

All around the world, the very small and the very large transporters and warehouse operators are surviving (maybe thriving), but the mid-level is being squeezed at both ends. Read More »

MBLX names Edwards as Director of Business Development

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

MBLX Inc., a division of Livingston International, announced the appointment of Mike Edwards to the newly created position of Director of Business Development.  Read More »

SP Express and APC Postal Logistics announce new partnership

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

SP Express, a leading national provider of logistics and order fulfillment services, has to announce a new partnership with APC Postal Logistics. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index edge up slightly

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged up on Wednesday as rates for large capesize as well as relatively smaller handysize and supramax vessels rose. Read More »

Canadian regulator seeks CN Rail safety plan after derailments

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Regulator Transport Canada has issued a notice to Canadian National Railway Co requesting a plan to ensure safety along the Ruel subdivision, where three trains derailed in fewer than 30 days in February and March, the railway said on Wednesday. Read More »

Port of Toronto Achieves Eight-Year High for Cargo Imports

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Two Million Tonnes of Salt, Construction Material and Bulk Imports Delivered through the Port Last Year Read More »

Rosneft cancels rig contract with North Atlantic Drilling

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Energy | Discovery

Russian oil firm Rosneft has cancelled a contract for a two-and-a-half year rig contract with Northern Offshore and Seadrill’s North Atlantic Drilling Ltd, the Norwegian offshore driller said. Read More »

Egypt’s Suez canal revenue at $382 million in February

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Egypt’s revenue from the Suez Canal was $382 million in February, a government website said on Wednesday, down from $434.8 million in January. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority February Tonnage Jumps 22%

GlobeNewswire | March 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Activity across Port of Houston Authority docks continues to show strength as February 2015 tonnage figures reflected a 22-percent increase compared to February 2014. Read More »

US fast-track trade deal unlikely until next month

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | International Trade

Bipartisan legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress will probably not be done until next month, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said. Read More »

Foreign, domestic rosé wines vie for bigger share of US market

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | International Trade

A wine battle may be uncorked as imports of rosés from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa vie for shelf space and a share of the U.S. market, which is good news for consumers. Read More »

GM to make next-generation Chevrolet Cruze in Mexico

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | International Trade

General Motors Co will build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact in Mexico, the company said on Monday, as automakers look to expand in the Latin American nation to take advantage of low labor costs and free trade agreements. Read More »

Euro zone and US manufacturing expand, China struggles

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | International Trade

Euro zone businesses ramped up activity in March as the European Central Bank started printing money to spur economic growth, while a slowdown among Chinese factories fueled expectations of more monetary stimulus. Read More »

US delays on fast-track trade bill cloud Pacific pact

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | International Trade

Delays in finalizing U.S. legislation to speed free trade deals through Congress are casting a cloud over a 12-nation trade pact many thought was near completion, officials close to the negotiations said. Read More »