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Marine Terminals Corp. opens US Gulf operation

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

With the first phase of Houston's new Bayport container terminal coming on stream in January, Marine Terminals Corp. and CMA CGM have formed Terminal Link Texas, a new joint venture to provide services at Phase I of the new facility. The new company will Read More »

OOIL completes sale of terminals

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL) announced that it has completed the sale of three of the four terminals within the Terminals Division to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board. These terminals are Deltaport and Vanterm terminals in the Port o Read More »

RoadLink USA acquires Transus Intermodal

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Intermodal

RoadLink USA, Inc., the premier North American provider of intermodal trucking and related logistics services, announced that it has acquired Transus Intermodal, LLC, a leading provider of intermodal trucking services in the southern United States. Read More »

ITI taps three new members for Board of Directors

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has named three new members to its Board of Directors. This strong, effective 50-member board consists of executives and leaders of intermodalism from both the freight and the passe Read More »

EU lifts special controls for US corn

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | International Trade

European Union biotech experts agreed to end checks on imported US corn for an illegal biotech strain, almost two years after having launched the special measures. Experts said it's been more than a year since US corn tested positive for an illegal insect Read More »

US proposes lifting ban on Canadian cattle

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | International Trade

The US Department of Agriculture has proposed lifting its ban on the import of cheaper cattle from Canada, despite Canada's discovery of eight cases of mad cow disease since 2003, including five in 2006 alone, the Chicago Tribune reported. Read More »

Japan may scale back inspection of US beef

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | International Trade

The Japanese government indicated it may end the current practice of inspecting all boxes of beef imports from the US over fears of mad-cow disease, Kyodo reported. Read More »

Tech deal signed as Canada re-engages China

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | International Trade

Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson signed a technology deal with China, on a visit aimed at reinvigorating relations with the Asian superpower that have been dented by Canada's blunt talk on human rights. Read More »

Air New Zealand/Qantas hold strong to US and worldwide markets

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Air Cargo

China may be the big focus for air carriers these days, yet Australia and New Zealand are proven niche markets for Qantas and Air New Zealand. These carriers continue to expand services, upgrade fleets, and expand global reach. Read More »

AA push on Ireland-Mexico business

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Air Cargo

IAM, Ireland's largest cargo GSSA, is staging a new drive for traffic to Mexico, following the recent signing of an interline agreement between its principal American Airlines (AA) and freighter operator Aerounion. Read More »

Emirates joins DHL Strategic Air Cargo Partnership

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Air Cargo

Emirates Group Security and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Strategic Air Cargo Security Partnership, a DHL Global Forwarding initiative. Read More »

Maersk Line upgrades Asia - Europe services

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The new Asia - Europe network is a result of the ongoing review of Maersk Line's global network. "Together with our customers we regularly review our services, amongst others due to new and changing trading patterns and an ever increasing global trade. Th Read More »

NYK acquires all shares of Ceres Container Term. Europe B.V.

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) acquired all the shares of Ceres Container Terminals Europe B.V., which manages container terminal operations in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and thus made that company a 100% subsidiary of NYK. Read More »

Horizon Lines elects former Secretary Mineta to Board

AJOT | January 21, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has voted to elect former US Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta to the Board effective January 1, 2007. Mr. Mineta fills a vacancy created by the resignation from the Horizon Lines Board Read More »

OOIL completes sale of terminals

AJOT | January 16, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL) announced that it has completed the sale of three of the four terminals within the Terminals Division to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board. These terminals are Deltaport and Vanterm terminals in the Port o Read More »

OOCL Tokyo christened at Geoje Shipyard

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The newbuilding was christened the m.v. OOCL Tokyo, by the honorable sponsor Mrs. Maria Smith, wife of Mr. Michael Smith, President and CEO of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, at the Geoje Shipyard Quay No. 6, Geoje Island, Korea. Read More »

GPA emphasizes customer service; upgrades ports

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

While competition remains heated among US East Coast ports, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is steam rolling ahead. A milestone, fiscal year 2006 (ending June 2006) saw GPA handle a record 2,041,846 teus, thereby making its Port of Savannah the fourth large Read More »

US-Panama Business Council honors C. Thomas Burke

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mr. Burke was recognized for his leadership in bringing the Panama Canal Alternative Study Commission work in on time and under budget. The $20 million 'Tripartite' Study (Japan-Panama-US) recommended a "Third Set of Locks" option as the most viable for Read More »

Port of Vancouver, USA welcomes M/V STAR JAVA on maiden voyage

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Port of Vancouver, USA recently welcomed the M/V Star Java, captained by Edilberto F. Cruz from the Philippines, on her maiden voyage to Vancouver, Washington. The M/V Star Java is owned by Grieg Shipping of Bergen, Norway; operated by Star Shipping, and Read More »

BNSF system gets ETMS approval

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | Intermodal

The Federal Railroad Administration announced that it had approved Burlington Northern Santa Fe's Electronic Train Management System (ETMS) for use on some of its network. The system uses a digital communications network and a global positioning system to Read More »

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