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CMA CGM reaches a 1st step in its financial restructuring and reinforces its organization

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announces that an agreement was reached yesterday with its financial partners leading to the allowance of a 500 million dollar credit line, payable to the Group in January 2010. Read More »

APL announces landmark $11 million clean air plan in Oakland

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Liner Shipping

$4.8 million in grants helps finance the first vessel cold-ironing project at port

Global shipping leader APL and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a landmark $11 million project to cut vessel emissions and improve Read More »

Rickmers-Linie successfully re-certified
in accordance with the latest ISO standards

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has been successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004. Read More »

PPG achieves international best practice certification

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Project cargo specialists, the Project Professionals Group, is the first heavy-lift 3PL network of its kind to achieve quality management systems certification to Standard: 4801:2001, 9001:2008 (applicable codes: ANZ6644). Read More »

W’rtsil’ to power eleven new Spliethoff Group vessels

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

W'rtsil', the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, has been awarded two large orders from the Spliethoff Group, headquarted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The orders are for propulsion systems for eleven ships that the Spliethoff Group Read More »

FreeSeas announces higher daily rates on new charters of Its vessels

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

FreeSeas Inc., a transporter of dry-bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of eight Handysize vessels and two Handymax vessels, announced new charters for five of its vessels. Read More »

Parrott named new TOTE President

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) announced the promotion of John D. Parrott to company president. Mr. Parrott replaces TOTE's former president, Bill Deaver, who had been with the company since March 2002. Read More »

Panama Canal and Port of Palm Beach unveil strategic alliance

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

To encourage growth and capitalize on the Panama Canal’s expansion, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Port of Palm Beach have embarked on their first-ever strategic alliance. In an official ceremony held on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in the ACP’s Read More »

Construction starts for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The construction commencement ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was held in Zhuhai today. The bridge will be an important link between the three places, forming a seamless cross-boundary access in the Pearl River Delta Region. Read More »

Port of Long Beach earns Environmental Justice Award


AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Achievement Award -- the nation’s highest honor for reducing the impact of pollution on low-income and disadvantaged communitie Read More »

Port Corpus Christi moves forward with design of the La Quinta multipurpose facility project

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Taking the next step in the development of the La Quinta Trade Gateway project, the Port of Corpus Christi commission approved a Professional Services Agreement for engineering designs with Goldston Engineering, a CH2M HILL company, on Tuesday, December 8 Read More »

Cargotec invests in its North African sales and service network

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec strengthens its sales and service activities in Morocco by acquiring the port service and equipment related part of Maghrepic S.A. business operations. Maghrepic has been Cargotec's dealer representative in Morocco with a long experience in servi Read More »

Belk boosts business for Charleston Port

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Just in time for the peak holiday shopping season, one of the Southeast’s top retailers is bringing a boost to business at the Port of Charleston.

Belk, Inc., which operates more than 300 department stores across the Southeast, has begun impo Read More »

Lone Star Overnight maintains pricing advantage

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Lone Star Overnight, a Texas-based regional overnight package delivery company, has announced that its 2010 published rates will continue to be significantly below those of national package carriers.

Thanks in part to a multi-million-dollar i Read More »

Horizon Logistics adds LTL rating engine to suite of online logistics tools

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Web-based solution offers customers 24/7 access to book less-than-truckload shipments, track delivery and create reports Horizon Logistics, LLC, the third-party logistics management subsidiary of Horizon Lines, Inc. has introduced a less-than-truckload (L Read More »

Uremovich stepping down as Pacer CEO, Avramovich to be new company head

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Pacer International, the asset-light North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Michael E. Uremovich, will retire effective as of the close of business today, December 15 Read More »

DB Schenker invests further in organic growth of its worldwide contract logistics business

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Additional employees and industrial standards to boost business in selected regions and industries DB Schenker has launched its new "Go for Growth" program to bolster growth in its Contract Logistics business unit. The core of the four-year program will c Read More »

DB Schenker establishes industrial-standard LTL network in Romania

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Romtrans has set up an LTL network in Romania based on European industrial standards and shipments are now handled through the newly established central hub in Brasov. The project got off to a good start not least because of the cooperation wi Read More »

Schneider National completes conversion to container-only intermodal fleet

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Schneider National, a leading provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced today that its Intermodal division has completed a three-year conversion project, replacing its mixed trailer/container fleet to an all-container fleet. Read More »

Analysis questions ‘Green’ benefits of forcing truck traffic onto the rails

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The most recent analysis by Transportation Fundamentals author No'l Perry throws into question whether proposed government actions to incent greater use of freight rail will actually result in a greener transport system. However, he suggests that reductio Read More »

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