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Southeastern Freight Lines’ commitment to employees enables strong rebound from recession

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has emerged from the recession with a strong foundation intact due to maintaining its no-layoff policy and is now hiring more than 900 employees in 2010 as Read More »

New feature allows Old Dominion’s odfl4me.com users to customize reports

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Intermodal

Users of Old Dominion Freight Line's odfl4me.com can now customize their reports and receive them via e-mail. Odfl4me.com is a secured website that allows customers to manage their accounts with Old Dominion and control transactions, including scheduling Read More »

Brazil orange juice giants squeeze small farmers

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | International Trade

After 40 years of growing citrus in Bebedouro, a town nicknamed Brazil's orange capital, farmer Laerte de Souza Barbaro last year pulled out his 80,000 trees and replanted his entire 200 hectares with sugar cane.

Thousands of other farmers ha Read More »

Emerging economies have wind in their sails, for now

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | International Trade

Developing economies now account for about half of global growth. Thanks to a brisk recovery from the financial crisis, their import demand is growing twice as fast as that of advanced markets.

In a powerful symbol of such shifts in the world Read More »

Russia says in final stage of WTO accession talks

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | International Trade

Russia has entered the final stage of its 17-year-bid to join the World Trade Organization and outstanding issues should be resolved in the coming months, Economy Minister Elvira Nabiullina said.

The comments indicate that the largest economy Read More »

Canada gets duty-free beef quota to EU

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | International Trade

Canada has gained duty-free access to the European Union for a 20,000-ton annual quota of beef, Canada's agriculture and trade ministers said, in a move that slightly opens the meat trade amid talks on a broad free trade agreement.

The quota Read More »

Ex-Soviet customs union members agree economic policy

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | International Trade

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed on Friday a macroeconomic policy coordination agreement, a key part of their drive to create a free trade zone in 2012.

Government sources told Reuters that the agreement between the customs union members Read More »

Logwin and Chapman Freeborn demonstrate heavy lift expertise with 360 ton project

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Air Cargo

The logistics service provider Logwin managed a gigantic transportation project in collaboration with Chapman Freeborn in October 2010 when it flew pipe systems weighing a total of 360 tonnes 13,000 kilometers from G'teborg in Sweden to Santiago de Chile Read More »

Hainan taps ANS for NY and Chicago

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Air Cargo

Airline Network Services has assumed cargo sales and booking activities in the New York and Chicago markets for Hainan Airlines' China-bound operation out of Toronto.

Jens Tubbesing chief executive of the cargo service agency, who issued the Read More »

Crowley vessels honored with CSA Environmental Achievement Awards

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored with 85 Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2010 during a Chamber of Shipping of America awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The certificates were awarded to Crowley-owned and -operated vessels fo Read More »

TSA recommended 2011-12 program focuses on revenue stability

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Liner Shipping

After two quarters of healthy revenues, an early end to the transpacific peak season has left that trade lane lagging relative to other Asia container markets, while operating costs continue to rise. Member shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Read More »

Matson’s 2011 Westbound Hawaii Service rates to increase

AJOT | November 23, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company announced today that it will raise its rates for the company's Hawaii service by $120 per westbound container and $60 per eastbound container, effective January 2, 2011. Matson estimates that this increase will raise rates by an Read More »

Premium Article  FMT maximizes niche position in North American terminals

George Lauriat | November 21, 2010 | People | Interviews | Ports & Terminals

FMT has terminals spread throughout the US East Coast/Gulf Coast and in the Great Lakes. The company’s unique mix of services and commodities has helped weather the storm.

By George Lauriat, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Terminal Operators 2010

George Lauriat | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Good Riddance to ’09 but what lies beyond?

Marine terminal operators were happy to say goodbye and good riddance to 2009. But the rebound in box numbers is still chancy with too many economic caveats in the forecast to be comfortable. Read More »

Premium Article  Global Ports making the most of the Russian market

George Lauriat | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Editor’s Note: Global Ports Investments PLC (“GPI”) is a leading container terminals operator in Russia with a market share of over 19% of all container traffic at Russian ports in 2009. GPI operates three container terminals in Russia (Petroles Read More »

Premium Article  Do three box ports for Nova Scotia make sense?

Leo Ryan | November 21, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

By Leo Ryan, AJOT

Does it make logistics/business sense for Nova Scotia, located far from inland markets in North America and with a small local market, to be the possible home by 2013 for two proposed new container terminals ca Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics play key role for Russell Newman Brands

George Lauriat | November 21, 2010 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Sustainability is a very big part of Russell Newman’s supply chain strategy.

Paul McCormack, Director of Imports for Russell Newman Brands, a New York-based manufacturer and distributor of underwear for women and children as well as ro Read More »

Premium Article  Changing trends: Is July the new October for apparel shippers?

Karen Thuermer | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT
For those in the textile and apparel trade, peak season came early this year.

Traditionally, the higher imported volume of clothing, known in the industry as Peak Season, occurs in October so t Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers at industry forum look to more intermodal alternatives

Paul Scott Abbott | November 21, 2010 | Intermodal

Major shippers are increasingly looking to Canadian and Mexican ports to provide alternatives to traditional U.S. West Coast gateways, according to top shipper logistics executives speaking last week at freight transportation’s leading U.S. forum.
Read More »

Premium Article  Global transportation and logistics sector M&A deal volume in Q3 2010 flat

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

In the third quarter of 2010, the number of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals announced in the global transportation and logistics (T&L) sector remained above the pace of 2009 and approximates the pace of the year-to-date period, with 31 deals in Q3 comp Read More »

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