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Grand Alliance changes Mediterranean hub to Cagliari, Italy

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Grand Alliance (GA) will further improve its cargo hub services in the Mediterranean. The GA's transshipment hub will be changed from Gioia Tauro to Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT), in southern Sardinia, Italy, from mid September 2008 Read More »

WTSA overhauls bunker fuel surcharge formula

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Lines address customer concerns with a calculation formula that has fewer elements, simpler math, more accurate price tiers and separate West Coast and East Coast charges; formula takes effect for dry cargo October 1, with refrigerated formula to follow N Read More »

Hamburg S’d adds new service between West Coast NA & Australia/NZ

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hamburg S'd has begun a new service between the North American West Coast and Australia / New Zealand with a variety of fast and direct connections between both continents. The rotations deliver the trade's best transit times. For example, the time betwee Read More »

Senator Lines swaps ports on its MCS service

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The German carrier Senator Lines will drop its Gioia Tauro call on "Loop A" of its MCS service, commonly operated with Hapag Lloyd. The MCS links Canada with the Mediterranean. The consortium will switch to Cagliari instead. Read More »

Six percent drop projected for 2008 retail container traffic

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is now expected to decline six percent in 2008 compared with 2007 as the nation’s slow economy continues to prompt merchants to carefully manage their inventories, according to the monthly Port Tra Read More »

PRPA resolves Philadelphia Regional Produce Market dilemma

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Public/Private partnership will help retain more than 1,400 jobs and create over 375 new jobs for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, and enable much needed expansion and growth for one of the largest produce markets in the United States. Read More »

Port of Albany on the verge of renovation

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Albany Port District Commission has plans for some major renovations including a new wharf. The project calls for the removal of the existing wharf and driving piles and then the construction of a new concrete platform and tiebacks. Read More »

Long Beach surveillance cameras one of many post-9/11 measures

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port officials are expanding a surveillance-camera network that enhances security throughout the Port of Long Beach by sharing live video streams among law enforcement agencies, terminal operators and other Port stakeholders. Read More »

CaroTrans announces new senior management

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Board of Directors of New Zealand-based Mainfreight, Ltd., parent company to CaroTrans International, has announced a new CaroTrans senior management structure designed to allow for global expansion of the brand. Read More »

Zepol helps transportation industry find leads with US Customs data

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Zepol Corporation has added functionality to its TradeIQ(TM) product that provides users the ability to download large lists of importers and suppliers directly from US import data. Subscribers can download valuable trade data into spreadsheets with just Read More »

Purolator cross-border logistics to mid-Atlantic benefits from export boom

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Mid-Atlantic businesses exported more than $21 billion in goods to Canada last year, as the faltering US economy led bargain-savvy Canadian consumers to look to US manufacturers for a wide array of goods. As a result, many businesses found themselves expa Read More »

Ryder completes acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Intermodal

Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of the full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract ma Read More »

BNSF to replace almost 20 track miles of rail in North Dakota

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company will replace almost 20 track miles of rail at several locations between Beaver Hill, Mont., and Mandan, ND, beginning Sept. 2. The project is expected to cost an estimated $8 million and is scheduled to conclude Oct. 16, 2008. Read More »

DB develops concept for railway in Qatar

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Intermodal

The Qatari government has agreed on a long-term cooperation with Deutsche Bahn (DB) aimed at setting up a modern integrated railway system in Qatar, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed by the investment company Qatari Diar an Read More »

Steel imports increase in July, remain at modest levels

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | International Trade

Imports increased in July over June by 4.1% based on preliminary reporting. 'Import arrivals in July remained modest due to the weak dollar, high freight rates and competitive prices in other international markets,' said David Phelps, president, AIIS. G Read More »

EU court rejects damages claims in WTO banana case

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | International Trade

Europe's top court rejected appeals by two Italian companies that wanted EU compensation for export revenue lost after Washington imposed sanctions on a wide range of goods over Europe's banana policy. Read More »

WTO deal to hit Europe cattle sector

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | International Trade

A global trade deal would put pressure on Europe's cattle industry, a top EU official said amid moves to revitalize the stalled Doha negotiations. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is pressing to break an impasse between the United States and India that Read More »

DHL strengthens network with increased handling capacity in Asia Pacific

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Air Cargo

With the completion of the expansion works on its Central Asia Hub (CAH) in Hong Kong, DHL Express, the world's leading express services provider, has reached another milestone in its drive to further strengthen its unparalleled global delivery network. Read More »

Cold chain ‘first’ for Continental Airlines Cargo

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo, the first US airline to offer a structured cold chain product, has now become the first airline to be accredited as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider. Read More »

ECT opens Euromax Terminal

AJOT | September 10, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Europe Container Terminals (ECT), a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, at the 5th of September, officially opened of the Euromax Terminal. The new terminal is located at Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte directly on the North Sea. It has a total area Read More »

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