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First bulldozers start work on Maasvlakte 2

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Last week, the first bulldozers are driving around on an island in the North Sea, which will grow to become Maasvlakte 2. In the past few weeks, so much sand has been sprayed on that various islands have been created, which also remain sufficiently above Read More »

Record year 2008 for Port of Baltimore

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that 2008 was a record-breaking year for the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals. In recently released maritime cargo statistics, general cargo reached nearly nine million tons for the first time. The tota Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver Terminal reaches record monthly production on container vessels

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Fraser Surrey Docks at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) achieved a record monthly average production on their container vessels in May 2009. Building on a strong monthly average in April of 29.2 container moves per hour (MPH), during the month of May, Fraser Su Read More »

DHL enhances direct LCL services

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL will enhance its Less than Container Load (LCL) services with the launch of direct LCL services connecting Tokyo and Yokohama to Chicago, US The introduction of these weekly guaranteed services reduces transit times by at least three days compared to Read More »

Zepol announces top five insights in the US Census Bureau’s merchandise trade data

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | International Trade

The United States Census Bureau released its monthly merchandise trade data report, which tracks the movement of goods between foreign countries and the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and US Foreign Trade Zones. The report found that t Read More »

Agility wins

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

The air cargo carrier thus recognized the outstanding performances in its worldwide cooperation during the last year, which was confirmed, in particular, by the high level of customer satisfaction and a double-digit growth in the business with Lufthansa C Read More »

Aegean Cargo hits 40% share from France

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aegean began twice-daily services from Paris CDG in November 2008, using A320 aircraft. It began actively marketing its cargo capacity in December, using Paris-based Transnautic Air Service. Each successive month has seen a substantial increase in uplift, Read More »

National Air Cargo receives TSA approval

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it has received approval from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to operate a Certified Cargo Screening Facility at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI. The newly designated facility will help relieve c Read More »

CMA CGM announces rate restoration on Asia-Europe trades

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

In a continued effort to provide its customers with the same reliable and efficient services they are accustomed to, the CMA CGM Group has decided to restore freight rates in the Asia-Europe trade to a more sustainable level. Read More »

MPA welcomes new Far East service

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced today that the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will begin a new direct, weekly container service next month between the Port of Baltimore and the Far East. Starting on or about July 13, the new Golden Read More »

Commitment to excellence earns TOTE OHSAS 18001:2007 certification

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc., (TOTE) proudly announces its completion in April of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification process for safety standards. Read More »

Hamburg S’d expands River Plate Express service to South America

AJOT | June 15, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently the container ship Rio de la Plata of the Hamburg S'd shipping company put in an appearance at Hamburg's HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Read More »

Premium Article  Canada-US launch ‘Shiprider’ security regime

Leo Ryan | June 14, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Without great public fanfare, the United States and Canada have formally launched a first-of-its-kind accord in North America to enhance security on shared waterways and coastal areas.

- By Leo Ryan, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  China and US economies: ties that bind

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

The complex economic relationship between the US and China is likely the key to how the world emerges from recession.

By George Lauriat, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Iain Crawford’s HnH experience

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

English farmer Iain Crawford knows more than most about how the HnH (High and Heavy) supply chain works. He has witnessed the process up close and personal from factory to farm and offers some insight on what works and more importantly, what can be improv Read More »

Premium Article  Ro/ro challenges and opportunities in Baltimore

Peter Buxbaum | June 14, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore held its 13th annual Ro/Ro Rodeo last month, a tribute to the importance of roll on/roll off cargo to the port. Over 200 longshoremen participated in driver exercises on May 19 and 20 at the port’s Dundalk Marine Terminal. In an even Read More »

Premium Article  US-Taiwan trade in 2009: Is a free trade agreement on the horizon?

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Trade relations between Taiwan and the United States have a unique status. After the US recognized the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), relations with Taiwan have been built around the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA). Under the TRA, the US has official re Read More »

Premium Article  Japan 2009: Has the Japanese economy bottomed out?

George Lauriat | June 14, 2009 | International Trade

Although somewhat overshadowed because of the growth of China’s trade, Japan is the United States’ fourth largest trading partner and an important factor in the US economy.

- By George Lauriat, Editor-in-Chief, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Ports of Seattle and Baltimore implement policies and programs to ‘Go Green’

Karen Thuermer | June 14, 2009 | Energy | Alternative | Ports & Terminals

A cleaner environment has become a major concern of seaports around the United States. While some ports have implemented voluntarily efforts to address and develop “green” port policies, others are slow to adopt such measures. Nevertheless, all are aware Read More »

Port of Indiana receives first shipment for one of world’s largest wind farms

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Giant wind turbine components are being unloaded today and tomorrow at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world’s largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana. Read More »

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