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The new World Alliance announces Transpacific service changes

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Liner Shipping


The New World Alliance (TNWA) carriers ' APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) ' today announced service and capacity changes, which will include the Grand Alliance (GA) lines ' Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Or Read More »

Premium Article  Terminal operators in Canada eye recovery

Leo Ryan | November 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

For terminal operators in ports across Canada, these are difficult times as the Canadian economy slowly nurses itself back to health from the global recession and world economies show tentative signs of recovery.
Trends at the cargo-handling facili Read More »

Premium Article  PD Ports takes a different route to delivering the freight in the UK

George Lauriat | November 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

PD Ports, which manages the Port of Teesport, has taken a notably different approach to the thorny problem of moving freight through the United Kingdom’s congested motorways to the North of England and Scotland. Bring the freight direct to the unconges Read More »

Premium Article  In a flat cargo market, some bright spots

Peter Buxbaum | November 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

West Coast business up for Ports America; company poised to make major investment in Oakland

"Business is flat" is not the kind of news any company wants to report, although in these times it could be a lot worse. Ports America is repo Read More »

Premium Article  APM Terminals Calls for Recognition of “New Normal” in Global Container Traffic Growth Expectations

AJOT | November 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

CFO Christian Moller Laursen states that the port industry remains “fundamentally attractive” and calls for cooperation in the “new reality.”

APM Terminals Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christian Moller Laursen emphasized the “ne Read More »

Premium Article  Traffic is down at major EU Ports, but they stay the course for future development

Karen Thuermer | November 19, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Seaports are key to Europe’s economy. Approximately 90 percent of Europe’s international trade is conducted via its seaports, as well as 40 percent of intra-European Union trade.

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Hamburg hit hard by recession but eyes rebound

George Lauriat | November 19, 2009 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The downturn in box volumes, especially from Asia, impacted the Port of Hamburg’s third-quarter numbers, but there may be the hint of a rebound.
Unquestionably, the current global recession is the most serious economic crisis of the post war Read More »

History created at NSICT

AJOT | November 19, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

History was created when WWPC member Hindustan Cargo Limited shipped out 2 nos Heat Exchangers having dimensions 26.5 mtrs x 3.33 mtrs x 3.33 mtrs weighing 27 Mtons on 2 nos flat bed containers through the port of NSICT on vessel m.v. SCI Kolkata.
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Fast lane transport opens new facility in Adelanto, CA

AJOT | November 19, 2009 | Intermodal

Fast Lane Transportation, Inc., a provider of intermodal transportation and equipment services throughout California, has acquired an 80-acre intermodal crossdock and equipment depot to serve rail logistics providers, trucking companies and equipment leas Read More »

SCSPA elects Stern Chairman, hires firm to market Daniel Island property

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board of Directors elected Bill Stern of Columbia to a two-year term as chairman, beginning in January 2010.

'With a Maersk contract in hand and the new leadership of Jim Newsome, our ports hav Read More »

Konecranes closes factory in Birmingham AL, US

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Konecranes will close its crane production and assembly facility in Birmingham, AL, U.S.A. by December 31, 2009. The factory closure affects 18 employees in crane production and assembly. Read More »

South Carolina State Ports Authority adds Gaillard to management team

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has hired Sarah S. Gaillard to the new position of Vice President, Carrier Sales, effective January 4, 2010. Read More »

Savannah becomes port of choice for Suez services

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

GPA experiences growth in container volume and tonnage

Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced today at its Board Meeting that the Indamex service, covering the Indian sub-continent and Eastern Med Read More »

Port of Houston shows steady return in cargo activity

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

At the Greater Houston Partnership 'State-of-the-Port' luncheon Wednesday, Port of Houston Authority Chairman James T. Edmonds announced that PHA's containerized cargo has shown growth over the last 12 months. This is especially good news since container Read More »

CN reaches 20th voluntary mitigation agreement, makes substantial strides in EJ&E integration

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) related to its acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) with the Village of Lake Zurich, Ill., located 37 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Wit Read More »

Improved Philadelphia freight rail route expands transportation options

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and CSX Chairman, President and CEO Michael J. Ward joined together today to celebrate the construction of an improved rail route that generates hundreds of jobs. The completed pro Read More »

DHX-Maui opens freight handling facility on Maui

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Intermodal

DHX-Maui has just opened a new freight handling facility on Maui, one of the Hawaiian Islands. The new facility will serve business and residential communities on Maui. Read More »

Lone Star Overnight introduces multi-package shipment rating option

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Lone Star Overnight (LSO), a Texas-based regional overnight package delivery company, is introducing a competitive multiple-package shipment rating option. Shippers may choose LSO's new Multi-Pak(SM) pricing for multi-package shipments destined for the sa Read More »

Railinc wins NCTA award for industry driven technology company

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced it has been named a winner at the 2009 NCTA 21 Awards in the category of 'Industry Driven Technology Company.' The NCTA 21 Awards are recognized as North Carolina's most prestigious technology awards, celebrating inno Read More »

DHL wins great package race for international delivery

AJOT | November 16, 2009 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, was determined to be the winner for the international delivery portion of the Great Package Race of 2009. In a race involving all major package delivery providers in the United States, DHL Read More »

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