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Maersk wins JC Penney International Supplier of the Year Award

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has received the 2009 JC Penney International Supplier of the Year Award as part of the Purchasing Partnership Award for Supply Chain at the JC Penney Global Supplier Summit which was held in Hong Kong. The annual summit was attended by over Read More »

NOL carry 6% more cargo

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's fifth-largest container shipping firm, said it carried six percent more containers in the four weeks to Sept 17 compared to a year ago. Read More »

Premium Article  Virginia’s VALET helps companies increase exports

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Sometimes all a company needs to get into exporting is a good valet. In Virginia, that means the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program, implemented by the Commonwealth in 2002 to assist Virginia companies commit to exporting.

By Read More »

Premium Article  VPA looks ahead with increased efficiencies

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Despite the negative impact the down economy has had on U.S. seaports, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) appears to be entering a new era.

The most significant development ongoing at VPA is the 20-year lease the Authority recently signed with Read More »

Premium Article  Apples are core US fruit export

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

When it comes to the export of U.S. fruits, apples certainly enjoy the largest slice of the pie. That’s because U.S. apples are the most popular fruit.

This year’s crop is estimated to be around 221.5 million bushels, down from last year’s a Read More »

Premium Article  Del Monte move sparks controversy

Peter Buxbaum | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Longshoremen stage wildcat walkouts in Philly, NY

The decision by the Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. to switch the terminal at which it offloads fresh fruits and vegetables in southern New Jersey sparked a labor action that spread from Ph Read More »

Premium Article  Gearing up for regs on sanitary food transport

Peter Buxbaum | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

FDA announcement seeks industry input
Back in April, the Food and Drug Administration announced an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on implementing the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005. The announcement was described as Read More »

GAC-USA inter-branch cooperation delivers heavy lift success

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Collaboration was the key when three GAC USA offices on the Gulf of Mexico came together recently to deliver the goods onto a heavy lift ship.

Acting as broker for Marine Management Group, GAC Houston supervised the towage of the pipe-laying Read More »

South Africa’s ARM to sign iron ore deal with Transnet

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

South African miner African Rainbow Minerals said it would sign an agreement later this year with Transnet for the logistics group to transport 14 million tons of its iron ore per year. Read More »

Port Everglades names new environmental Projects Manager

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County has named longtime marine environmental manager Bob Musser to oversee all ecological functions and procedures associated with operations and planning at Port Everglades. Read More »

Ivory Coast seeks to expand San Pedro port

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ivory Coast's cocoa port of San Pedro plans to invest $522 million to expand its terminal, build new quays and enlarge container capacity fivefold in the next few years, the port authority said.

San Pedro handles around half of the average 1. Read More »

Teck, CP Rail ink 10-year coal-hauling deal

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Teck Resources Ltd. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. unveiled a new 10 year agreement for moving coal from five Teck mines to the Pacific Coast for export. Read More »

Harbor boards postpone decision on air quality update

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach on Wednesday postponed a vote on an update to the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to allow the public more time to review the proposal. The 2010 CAAP Update is expected to be back for c Read More »

Konecranes delivers Turkey’s first electrically-fed RTGS

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In July 2010 Konecranes received its second RTG order from Turkey this year.

The order is for five electrically-fed RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes to be delivered to port operator NEMPORT in Nemrut, Aliaga Bay, Turkey. These Konecran Read More »

CN improves supply chain efficiencies, increases car capacity for North American steel traffic

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said it has developed new supply chain efficiencies to help it better meet short-term car order requirements of major steel producers in Canada and help them to compete more effectively in their markets.

As part of this initiative, CN has Read More »

Trucking company continues growth in a stalled economy

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Mountain Valley Express, a privately held service-oriented LTL company, announces the opening of their newest service center, located in West Sacramento, CA. Scott Blevins, President of Mountain Valley Express, commented, "MVE finds itself in a strong gro Read More »

Carrier Transicold enhances dehumidification capability of PrimeLINE’

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Relative humidity (RH) levels as low as 50 percent are now achievable with Carrier Transicold's PrimeLINE' container refrigeration units, with no compromise in their industry-leading energy efficiency. Carrier Transicold is a unit of Carrier Corp., the wo Read More »

ATG and SAR merge to form DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Intermodal

ATG Autotransportlogistic GmbH (ATG) and Schenker Automotive RailNet GmbH (SAR) are merging. In the past they were managed as two separate companies within DB Schenker Rail. The two companies will now be managed as a single unit. 'By merging the two compa Read More »

Anti-counterfeit pact text shows deal is near

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

Countries negotiating a treaty to fight global trade in pirated goods released the text of a 99-percent complete draft of the pact.

"We are at the final stage -- about to cross the finishing line," said a European Union official close to the Read More »

China importing more palm oil

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China is increasing imports of palm oil partly because of lower prices compared to soyoil, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said.

"China has reportedly stepped up purchases of palm oil on the world market recently, which will result Read More »

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