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Maersk purchases two US flag combination ships

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of two US flag general cargo and roll-on/roll-off combination ships, formerly employed under long-term charter to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC). In early 2008, Military Sealift Command e Read More »

Averitt unveils innovative LCL service from Asia

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers, has announced a new less-than-container load (LCL) service from Asia known as Asia-Memphis Express. Read More »

Vessel air emissions bill becomes law

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The President has signed into law H.R. 802, the "Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2008," which is the implementing legislation for MARPOL Annex VI. Enactment of this legislation has been actively supported by a broad coalition of maritime industry and Read More »

Port Everglades linked to Marseille, France

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County Mayor Lois Wexler, along with Port Director Phillip C. Allen, signed an agreement officially linking Port Everglades to the Port of Marseille, France as an International Sister Seaport. The Port Authority of Marseille’s ceremonies were host Read More »

CBP charges 1,000+ containers of illegal textile shipments to China’s quota levels

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has identified more than 1,000 cargo containers of Chinese apparel that were illegally transshipped and charged these goods to China’s quota. More than 900 individual importations containing more than four million do Read More »

Dredge fill to cut Charleston port expansion costs

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Construction of the new Navy Base Terminal in Charleston will cost less and have fewer environmental impacts under a plan that has been approved by the US Department of the Interior. Read More »

APM Terminals developing container terminal in Dinh Vu

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore - Executives from APM Terminals and Pharung Shipyard Company, a division of the Vietnam-based Vinashin Group, have entered into a Joint Venture agreement to develop and operate a new container terminal in the Dinh Vu Industrial Zone, serving the Read More »

Vietnam to play strategic role for the Port of Savannah

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced the opening of its 19th global sales office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Bui Quang Hung, Chairman of Barwil Sunnytrans JV Co., will serve as the Port of Savannah’s senior representative in Vietnam. Read More »

New Orleans approves $5.3 million in construction contracts

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has awarded $5.3 million worth of construction contracts for major renovations to the Alabo Street Terminal to expand the wharf and refurbish the cargo shed that primarily handles steel and other metal Read More »

Seven freight forwarding firms pay US to resolve bid rigging allegations

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Seven freight forwarding companies - Air Land Forwarders, Arpin International Group, Covan International, Jet Forwarding, and SIRVA, the parent company of Allied Freight Forwarding, Global Worldwide and North American Van Lines - agreed to pay the United Read More »

NLM to continue providing services for Ford Motor Company

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Logistics management expert NLM announced it has recently renewed an agreement with Ford Motor Company. In an effort to drive logistics efficiencies and cost savings for the auto manufacturer, NLM will remain a provider for its critical shipments (excludi Read More »

Schneider National Intermodal goes the distance with Nestl’ USA

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National, a provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced today that it has been selected as a top intermodal provider for Nestl' USA. The world's foremost nutrition, health and wellness company recently consolidated i Read More »

Staten Island rail freight network link completes banner first year

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Intermodal

ExpressRail Staten Island ' the ship-to-rail facility serving New York Container Terminal ' completed a successful first year by moving more than 44,000 containers by rail and removing approximately 70,000 trucks from local roads including the Goethals Br Read More »

TSA announces security recommendations for motor carriers

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Intermodal

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a set of security recommendations for the transportation of certain quantities of hazardous materials across the nation's highways. Read More »

GAC Singapore rises to heavy lift air cargo challenge

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Air Cargo

GAC Singapore recently concluded a major air and sea freight charter using four of the world's largest long-range heavy transport aircraft, the Antonov AN 124, to move six huge gas compressors from Europe to Southeast Asia. Read More »

Dusseldorf welcomes extra flights

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Air Cargo

DUS Cargo Logistics, the main cargo handler at Dusseldorf airport, continues to fulfil an increasing role as a main distribution centre for much of Northern Germany and is attracting several new carriers, whilst Lufthansa has started A340-300 service to t Read More »

NCBFAA weighs in on aviation cargo security at Congressional hearings

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Air Cargo

In testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, National Customs Broker and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA), Task Force on Security Chair, Cindy Allen, Read More »

GPA welcomed US Secretary of Commerce Gutierrez

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) hosted the US Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez recently. He was briefed on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, toured the Port of Savannah and held a press conference at Garden City Terminal alongside Congress Read More »

LaGrange recognized by American Association of Port Authorities

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange has earned a Professional Port Manager Certification from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). LaGrange completed the certification after attending a series of educational seminars and su Read More »

Sixty percent of supply chain execs measuring trans. & log. emissions

AJOT | July 24, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

eyefortransport recently surveyed over 500 North American supply chain executives to establish where their greening efforts are being focused, and how they're being managed and financed. The resulting 'Green Transportation & Logistics North American Repo Read More »

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