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Port Metro Vancouver launches Blue Circle Award for shipping

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver is launching its new Blue Circle Award for the EcoAction Program for Shipping, a user-friendly financial incentive for shipping lines that reduce emissions of their ocean-going vessels. A global leader in Port sustainability, Port Met Read More »

Security challenge at Port Everglades turns into win-win for charity, local businesses and ship crew

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

When the U.S. government began requiring seaport workers to have nationally standardized security credentials last year, thousands of international seafarers were left stranded because they did not qualify for the Transportation Worker Identification Cred Read More »

Charleston containers up 19% in first half, harbor deepening reaches milestone

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Deepening of Charleston Harbor, already the deepest in the Southeast, reached another milestone as container volumes in the Port of Charleston increased 19 percent in the first half of 2010. Read More »

Orion Marine Group announces a contract award of approximately $13 million

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $13 million. Read More »

Mid-year stats mark rebound in Port Metro Vancouver cargo

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver has released the 2010 mid-year results of overall throughputs in the Cargo Statistics Report. The report shows that 2010 is building momentum, with an overall tonnage increase of 20 per cent totalling 58.4 million tonnes to date. Read More »

GPA handles 2.6 million TEUs in FY2010

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority‚Äôs (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA handled more than 2.63 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added new services and maintained its position as the fourth highest volume container port i Read More »

Ports announce Annual Clean Air Award

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Five local maritime and cargo companies that have taken extraordinary steps to improve air quality collected honors today at the third annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards presented by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Read More »

Seacastle Chassis becomes “TRAC Intermodal”

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Seacastle Chassis announced that it has changed its name to "Trac Intermodal". According to Steve Rubin, President and CEO of TRAC Intermodal, the new name and identity reflect the evolution of the Company's market strategy in a very dynamic intermodal in Read More »

PAM Transportation Services announces award of US DOE Grant

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

PAM Transportation Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTSI) announced the award of a United States Department of Energy grant to help fund alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuel infrastructure. The grant is a cost-share project for 27 Compressed Natural Gas ( Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming Q2 profit beats Street, ups 2010 view

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc., which owns and operates short-line and regional railroads, posted better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by an increase in freight revenue, and raised its 2010 outlook.

For 2010, the company expects earnings fr Read More »

TRAC Intermodal announces TRAC Connect for motor carriers

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal, formerly known as Seacastle Chassis, announces its new product, TRAC Connect designed to provide chassis rental, leasing and related services to the intermodal drayage community. TRAC Connect is a web-based marketplace for marine chassis Read More »

Old Dominion Director of Safety Compliance receives Annual Statewide Safety Award

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

The North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) presented Sam Faucette of Old Dominion Freight Line with its Safety Director of the Year Award on July 24 during the NCTA Annual Safety Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Faucette joined Old Domini Read More »

Cooperative agreement between XLA and NITL

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

The Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA) announced a cooperative agreement with the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL).

NITL, created in 1907, is the leading organization for the freight transportation industry repr Read More »

Old Dominion launching security divider service

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has launched a new security divider service that provides an additional layer of protection for customers shipping extra-sensitive cargo.

The new service provides guaranteed, locked-in security for special or un Read More »

Fleet sentiment buying index jumps 39% in Q3 2010

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

The Q3 2010 Fleet Sentiment Report (FSR) Equipment Buying Index as reported by CK Commercial Vehicle Research jumped from the previous quarter to 90.2, the best reading in two years. The FSR Buying Index is a simple measure of planned buying behavior of Read More »

Environment, highways to benefit from 
‘safe and efficient transportation act (SETA) of 2010’

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) strongly supports the 'Safe and Efficient Transportation ACT (SETA) of 2010, S. 3705, introduced Aug. 4 by U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.). The legislation will a Read More »

CTP applauds bipartisan Senate bill giving states option to raise interstate weight limits

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, applauded Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and S Read More »

USTR says White House not blocking China trade cases

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's national security advisors have not stopped U.S. trade officials from filing legal challenges against China, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.

"We've not experienced any instances at all where we have made a re Read More »

USTR Kirk “frustrated” with Russia on poultry

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

The top U.S. trade official voiced frustration that Russia has not resumed imports of U.S. poultry, despite an agreement to do so, and said the countries were working to iron out the latest rift.

"We're frustrated. We thought we reached an ag Read More »

US lawmakers urge action on China currency policy

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

A group of U.S. Senators raised concerns about China's currency, urging the Obama administration to do more to combat "unfair trade" practices abroad. Read More »

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