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Premium Article  Positioning inventory strategically

Peter Buxbaum | May 31, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Suppliers of big box retailers gain competitive advantage by placing smaller levels of stock at a greater number of key locations.

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Premium Article  FMI offers fashion customers seamless options

Karen Thuermer | May 31, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

The Jones Apparel Group, VF Corp., Under Armour, and Foot Locker are not just household names in the apparel/fashion world; they‘re customers who have come to rely on the warehouse and distribution services of FMI International. Since 1979, FMI Internatio Read More »

Premium Article  Changing times require a hard look at trade insurance

Karen Thuermer | May 31, 2009 | International Trade

Compared to the continuously changing and fluctuating world of international trade, insurance looks staid. Yet for companies shipping products globally, some types of trade insurance are must have items.

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UASC president & CEO departs after completion of term

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Directors of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced that Mr. Ken Bloch Soerensen is leaving after successfully completing his four year contract with the company ended on May 31, 2009. Read More »

President of China Shipping receives International Hall of Fame Award

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mr. Li Shao De, President of China Shipping (Group) Company, received the prestigious International Hall of Fame Award for 2009. The Maritime Association Port of New York & New Jersey founded this award in 1993 to recognize maritime visionaries, who throu Read More »

APL finds home in Phoenix, moving by 3Q 2009

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

NOL Group, parent company of APL, identified an office building in Phoenix, Arizona as the new home for its regional headquarters in the Americas. Read More »

ICL earns ‘Supplier Excellence Award’ from Eastman Chemical

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Independent Container Line (ICL) earned the 'Supplier Excellence Award' from Eastman Chemical Company for 2008 for the second year in a row. Read More »

President’s proposed budget includes $28.5mln for Craney Island

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia’s congressional delegation has helped secure $28.5 million in the President’s proposed 2010 budget for construction of the fourth state-owned marine terminal at Craney Island. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority welcomes COSCO to Savannah

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced today at its board meeting that China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO) now has vessels calling on the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Port Manatee signs strategic alliance with Panama Canal

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee’s stature as an emerging container port took a major step forward recently when Executive Director David L. McDonald and Panama Canal Authority CEO Alberto Alemán agreed to a two-year strategic alliance. Read More »

Coalition calls for national freight program, stronger federal role

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, a longstanding group of the country's largest shippers and public and private transportation providers, has released its 2009 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform. The Coalition's 17-member organizations repr Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport breaks one million barrier

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

In 2008, the transport of rail containers broke through the barrier of one million units for the first time. The 1,010,000 TEU equaled a rise of 11.6% as compared to the previous year (950,000 TEU). The train performed considerably better than the total t Read More »

Emirates Group posts 21st consecutve year of profit

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group has reported its 21st consecutive year of net profit for its 2008-09 financial year despite unprecedented challenges in the airline and travel industry. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo, DB Schenker support building of wells in Mali

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG, together with its Global Partner DB Schenker, has started a free transport of relief supplies to Mali in Africa. With the delivery of a new compressor, which had been donated by the Mannheim construction group Bilfinger Berger, importa Read More »

Twenty Kalmar Shuttle Carriers® to Algeciras mega terminal

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to provide a fleet of shuttle carriers to TTI Algeciras S.A. in Spain. These 20 Kalmar SHC240H shuttle carriers have a single-lifting capacity of 40 tons and can stack containers 2-high. The equi Read More »

JICT inaugurates second stage of its expansion program

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Comprising new facilities and equipment to increase its capacity to 2.5 million TEUs per annum and further enhance its productivity to meet the demands of the bigger vessels now calling at Indonesia’s gateway Tanjung Priok Port. Read More »

Grupo TMM five-year product tanker contract with Pemex

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Grupo TMM, S.A.B. ("TMM"), a Mexican intermodal transportation and logistics company, announced that Pemex awarded TMM with one bare boat and ship management product tanker contract that the Company had bid for in April. This five-year contract commences Read More »

CN settles all charges related to 2005 derailments in Alta. and BC

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced that it has reached settlements on all outstanding charges related to derailments that occurred at Wabamun, Alta. on Aug. 3, 2005 and at Cheakamus, BC on Aug. 5, 2005. Read More »

RILA applauds Senate Finance Committee for pressing forward on Panama Trade Agreement

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | International Trade

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded the Senate Finance Committee for holding a hearing on the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. The hearing is an important step forward to consider an agreement that will create new Read More »

ECS announces UK GSA contract with Arik Air

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

Globe Air Cargo, part of European Cargo Services (ECS) has won the exclusive cargo general sales agency contract in the UK for the Nigerian airline, Arik Air. Read More »

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