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Premium Article  DC sees no sustainable global recovery till 2011

Leo Ryan | December 10, 2009 | International Trade

The finish line in the race to global economic recovery is still a long way off, suggests Canada’s Export Development Corporation (EDC) in an in-depth, wide-ranging analysis of current trends.

- By Leo Ryan, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  China Shipping Container Line celebrates decade of box service at Port Of Los Angeles

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

On December 3rd 2009, China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) celebrated its 10-year anniversary of service with the Port of Los Angeles. The Shanghai-based steamship line leases a high-volume container terminal that ranks as one of the Port of LA’s busiest Read More »

Premium Article  Colombians and American Businesses Look for Growing Opportunities for Trade

Karen Thuermer | December 10, 2009 | International Trade

Free trade agreements (FTAs) can save companies millions of dollars and create opportunities at home and abroad. While the United States has not yet signed an FTA with Colombia -- as was hoped during the Bush Administration, Colombians are rushing forward Read More »

Premium Article  CG Railway’s most remarkable enterprise

George Lauriat | December 10, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

CG Railway is the most unusual short rail. The “railroad” runs a rail-ferry service between Mobile, Alabama and Mexico, bringing real meaning to the word intermodal. But this floating rail bridge might be more than a niche service. Is this the future o Read More »

Premium Article  10+2: Is Customs ready to enforce?

Peter Buxbaum | December 10, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite the looming deadline, it's still a work in progress.

The grace period on the enforcement of the 10+2 regulation is about to expire. Beginning January 26, 2010, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will start to impose penalties o Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s export outlook shining brighter

Leo Ryan | December 10, 2009 | International Trade

Following an unprecedented decline in 2009, Canada’s exports will stage a moderate but sustained recovery in 2010, reflecting the anticipated gradual bounce back in the post-recession world economy.

Such was a forecast contained in an in-depth analysi Read More »

Hong Kong statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the 3rd quarter

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the third quarter of 2009.

In the third quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput decreased by 4% over a year earlier to 64.4 Read More »

Streetcars shipped from Germany to Tacoma; bound for Vancouver B.C.

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars, shipped from Germany, arrived at the Port of Tacoma last week. They are being transported on special-purpose road trailers to Vancouver, B.C. Read More »

Footwear Motor Freight Rates To Jump In January


AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Intermodal

According to a recent report published by the AAFA (Apparel and Footwear Association) a change in classification will lift motor freight rates on footwear. The article cites a report issued by the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) Commodity Cla Read More »

CII present Butcher and Captain S. Y. Kuo with 2009 Connie Awards

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) presented has the 2009 Connie Awards to James E. Butcher, Chairman of H'egh Autoliners Inc., and to Evergreen's Vice Group Chairman Captain Shiuan-Yu. Kuo. Each recipient was honored for his significant in Read More »

Premium Article  “Vietnam and US trade and investment increasing”

Robert Wallack | December 03, 2009 | International Trade

Vietnam is attracting more investments from the Unites States and foreign companies and improving the business environment for partnering with local firms. Their level of economic development is lower than cross-border neighbor China, yet infrastructure Read More »

Half-million-pound generator part ships through Port of Savannah

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal received a 269-ton piece of heavy-lift cargo this month bound for the SCANA electric plant in Jasper County, S.C. Read More »

Crowley delivers amusement park to the Dominican Republic just in time for the holiday season

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The holidays will be a little brighter in the Dominican Republic this year thanks to Crowley as the city of Santo Domingo lights up with millions of neon lights and thousands of families gather to enjoy Iguana Park carnival festivities. Read More »

Whither The South China Sea Disputes?

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Editor’s note: The following paper is an abbreviated version of a presentation recently made in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this paper Dr. Valencia examines maritime conflicts and potential resolutions in the South China Sea. Dr. Valencia, has been a maritime p Read More »

Clean trucks program nears major goal

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Eight thousands dirty trucks will be forever banned from Port of Long Beach shipping facilities as of New Year’s Day 2010, marking a major milestone in the continuing transformation of the harbor trucking fleet to improve air quality. Read More »

Port of Halifax signs a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Haiphong

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Haiphong yesterday. Karen Oldfield, President & CEO of the Halifax Port Authority was visiting the Port of Haiphong as part of the Atlantic Gateway trade mission to Vietnam. Read More »

Industry leaders grasp for magic just outside gates of Disneyland

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Perhaps there was some significance in the fact that this year's edition of the intermodal transportation industry's leading U.S. conference and trade show was held a mere one-mile dray from the gates of Disneyland. Read More »

Saddle Creek Corporation acquires ServiceCraft Logistics

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Saddle Creek Corporation announced today that it has acquired ServiceCraft Logistics, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Buena Park, Calif. The acquisition reflects Saddle Creek's strategic focus on bringing integrated logistics solutions t Read More »

Spot freight volumes up 9 percent in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Spot market freight availability increased by 9 percent in October, when compared to October 2008, according to the TransCore Freight Index, a measure of truckload freight volume found on load boards supported by the company's DAT Network, including 3sixt Read More »

Descartes launches pilot for Canada’s ACI e-Manifest Highway Mode with Con-way Freight

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, announced today that Con-way Freight, a leading North American less-than-truckload carrier, is joining the pilot phase launch of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Highway electronic fil Read More »

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