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Port of Rotterdam Authority steps up investment

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

While throughput in the port of Rotterdam declined by 8.1% in 2009, the result of the Port of Rotterdam Authority fell by 4.4%, to € 144.2 million. Including a one-off item of income, the result rose by 10.9% to € 167.4 million. ‘The Port Authority invest Read More »

Zebra Enterprise solutions launches new terminal operating solution for lower-volume terminals

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Zebra Enterprise Solutions (ZES), a division of Zebra Technologies announced the launch of a new operating solution designed for terminals that move at least 120,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) per year. TEU is a standard measure in intermodal tran Read More »

Montreal Port Authority buys its first green locomotive

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Montreal Port Authority has signed an agreement with AJ Corman Railpower to purchase a next generation locomotive, one more respectful of the environment, for $1.6 million. The agreement includes an option for four additional locomotives. These are mu Read More »

TITAN Salvage completes removal of collapsed gantry crane and other navigational hazards in…

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

TITAN Salvage has safely removed the partially submerged Washington Gantry crane and other navigational hazards from Port-au-Prince, Haiti for the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). The company's work helped to re-establish port infrastructure and Read More »

American Science and Engineering receives $8.2 million order for its cargo inspection systems in ...

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

X-ray inspection systems to scan vehicles and trucks entering high-risk facilities for explosive threats and contraband American Science and Engineering, Inc. a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, Read More »

Oberstar promises port leaders infrastructure action this year

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Rep. James L. Oberstar, D-Minn., and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen believe bringing U.S. transportation infrastructure into shape requires a major shift in federal approach, according to separate remarks at last week’s American Assoc Read More »

NASSTRAC announces 2010 Carrier of the Year Award recipients

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC announces the recipients of its 2010 Carrier of the Year program, an annual program that recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, lead Read More »

CN obtains resolution of labor issues with locomotive engineers in Canada

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that it received and will begin implementing, Arbitrator Andrew Sims' arbitration ruling setting the terms and conditions of a new three-year collective agreement between CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing 1,700 Read More »

Senator Casey holds press conference at YRC Service Ctr. on multiemployer pension reform legislation

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, expresses strong support for legislation to be introduced in the U.S. Senate. The Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act of 2010 was outlined by Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA. Read More »

DB Schenker Rail receives “Porsche Supplier Award 2010

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

(The Automotive Market Unit of DB Schenker Rail, Deutsche Bahn's rail freight operator, was one of the ten top suppliers and service providers to be presented with the "Porsche Supplier Award 2010" by the Stuttgart-based carmaker in its Leipzig plant. The Read More »

CN reaches tentative labor agreement with Canada-based rail traffic controller

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with the union representing approximately 200 rail traffic controllers across Canada. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.5 percent in February

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.5 percent in February, following a revised 1.9 percent increase in January. The latest drop put the SA index at 108.5 (2000=100), down from 109.1 Read More »

ATA speakers encourage FMCSA to make HOS rules flexible

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

Representatives of affiliates and member companies of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that the latest safety figures help to show the effectiveness of the current Hours of Service (HOS) Read More »

Singapore airport sees 16%  rise in February cargo

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore's Changi Airport, Asia's fifth-largest, saw a 16.2 percent rise in air freight by tonnage in February from a year ago, showing stronger global demand for goods, data showed. Read More »

No BA-union peace talks planned, strike to go ahead

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Unite union said British Airways cabin crew's four-day strike would go ahead and that no peace talks were set, as travellers brace themselves for more travel chaos before the busy Easter holiday period.

"No talks are set and strikes begin Read More »

Chapman Freeborn signs cargo partnership agreement with Air Niugini

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Limited, a major air charter broker with a global presence in over 20 countries, and Air Niugini Limited, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, have entered into a partnership arrangement to provide cargo solutions for P Read More »

Cargoitalia boosts schedule by 50%

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

USA flights will rise to three per week, operating Milan (Malpensa) ' New York ' Chicago on Wednesdays, Milan ' Chicago on Saturdays, and Milan ' New York on Sundays.

Flights to Hong Kong will also increase to three-times-weekly. Tuesday serv Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo says cargo demand rising steeply

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Demand for air freight -- a bellwether of the global economy -- is rising steeply as the global economy starts to recover from the worst crisis in decades, Lufthansa Cargo's chief executive said.
"We are experiencing a market upswing, especially in Read More »

Chapman Freeborn appoints Gavin-jon Deeks as president in the US

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin-jon Deeks as president of its US operation.

Gavin-jon will oversee the global aircraft charter specialist's cargo and passenger teams, headquartered in Fort Laud Read More »

Asia-U.S. container lines reaffirm commitment to 2010 revenue program

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) concluded CEO-level meetings in Taipei with a positive but cautious assessment of the Asia-U.S. freight market going forward support for the recommended TSA guideline rate increases of US$8 Read More »

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