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Premium Article  Canada’s export outlook shining brighter

Leo Ryan | December 10, 2009 | International Trade

Following an unprecedented decline in 2009, Canada’s exports will stage a moderate but sustained recovery in 2010, reflecting the anticipated gradual bounce back in the post-recession world economy.

Such was a forecast contained in an in-depth analysi Read More »

Hong Kong statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the 3rd quarter

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the third quarter of 2009.

In the third quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput decreased by 4% over a year earlier to 64.4 Read More »

Streetcars shipped from Germany to Tacoma; bound for Vancouver B.C.

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars, shipped from Germany, arrived at the Port of Tacoma last week. They are being transported on special-purpose road trailers to Vancouver, B.C. Read More »

Footwear Motor Freight Rates To Jump In January


AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Intermodal

According to a recent report published by the AAFA (Apparel and Footwear Association) a change in classification will lift motor freight rates on footwear. The article cites a report issued by the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) Commodity Cla Read More »

CII present Butcher and Captain S. Y. Kuo with 2009 Connie Awards

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) presented has the 2009 Connie Awards to James E. Butcher, Chairman of H'egh Autoliners Inc., and to Evergreen's Vice Group Chairman Captain Shiuan-Yu. Kuo. Each recipient was honored for his significant in Read More »

Premium Article  “Vietnam and US trade and investment increasing”

Robert Wallack | December 03, 2009 | International Trade

Vietnam is attracting more investments from the Unites States and foreign companies and improving the business environment for partnering with local firms. Their level of economic development is lower than cross-border neighbor China, yet infrastructure Read More »

Half-million-pound generator part ships through Port of Savannah

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal received a 269-ton piece of heavy-lift cargo this month bound for the SCANA electric plant in Jasper County, S.C. Read More »

Crowley delivers amusement park to the Dominican Republic just in time for the holiday season

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The holidays will be a little brighter in the Dominican Republic this year thanks to Crowley as the city of Santo Domingo lights up with millions of neon lights and thousands of families gather to enjoy Iguana Park carnival festivities. Read More »

Whither The South China Sea Disputes?

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Editor’s note: The following paper is an abbreviated version of a presentation recently made in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this paper Dr. Valencia examines maritime conflicts and potential resolutions in the South China Sea. Dr. Valencia, has been a maritime p Read More »

Clean trucks program nears major goal

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Eight thousands dirty trucks will be forever banned from Port of Long Beach shipping facilities as of New Year’s Day 2010, marking a major milestone in the continuing transformation of the harbor trucking fleet to improve air quality. Read More »

Port of Halifax signs a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Haiphong

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Haiphong yesterday. Karen Oldfield, President & CEO of the Halifax Port Authority was visiting the Port of Haiphong as part of the Atlantic Gateway trade mission to Vietnam. Read More »

Industry leaders grasp for magic just outside gates of Disneyland

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Perhaps there was some significance in the fact that this year's edition of the intermodal transportation industry's leading U.S. conference and trade show was held a mere one-mile dray from the gates of Disneyland. Read More »

Saddle Creek Corporation acquires ServiceCraft Logistics

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Saddle Creek Corporation announced today that it has acquired ServiceCraft Logistics, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Buena Park, Calif. The acquisition reflects Saddle Creek's strategic focus on bringing integrated logistics solutions t Read More »

Spot freight volumes up 9 percent in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Spot market freight availability increased by 9 percent in October, when compared to October 2008, according to the TransCore Freight Index, a measure of truckload freight volume found on load boards supported by the company's DAT Network, including 3sixt Read More »

Descartes launches pilot for Canada’s ACI e-Manifest Highway Mode with Con-way Freight

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, announced today that Con-way Freight, a leading North American less-than-truckload carrier, is joining the pilot phase launch of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Highway electronic fil Read More »

DB Schenker wins 3PL executive excellence award

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

DB Schenker, as an integrated logistics service provider, is among the winners of the third 3PL Executive Excellence Award. The prize was given out at the European 3PL Summit held November 24-25, 2009, in Brussels. Read More »

CN locomotive engineers’ strike to end after company and union reach agreement on resolving…

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

The strike by locomotive engineers at CN will end immediately as a result of an agreement to resolve the parties' contractual disagreements through further negotiations and, if necessary, binding arbitration. The union began its strike Nov. 28. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index dipped in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.2 percent in October, following a 0.3 percent contraction in September. The latest decline lowered the SA index to 103.6 (2000=100) from the revi Read More »

Visit by Russia’s President gives boost to project to resume production of AN-124 freighter

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

The project to resume serial production of an upgraded new generation of Antonov AN-124 freighter aircraft and its modifications has received a timely boost from Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, as he joined Alexey Isaikin, President of Volga-Dnepr Gro Read More »

Airbridge Cargo adds another Boeing 747-400ERF to its fleet

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest international cargo carrier, has added one more Boeing 747-400ER Freighter to its current fleet. Read More »

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