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Company operating heavier, six-axle trucks named WA’s grand champion for safety

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a coalition of more than 100 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing the federal weight limit on interstate highways, today announced that Gordon Trucking was recognized by Read More »

LanPort, Inc. receives 2008 Florens Depot Recognition Award

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Intermodal

LanPort Inc. has been awarded the 2008 Florens Depot Recognition Award for the Americas region. Florens Container Services is the world's third largest container leasing company. Read More »

Steel imports falter again in June

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | International Trade

Imports in June were down 18% compared to May 2009 and 69% compared to June 2008. 'Import arrivals in June were at very depressed levels due to weakness in the marketplace during the order period for non-NAFTA arrivals,' said David Phelps, president, AII Read More »

Evergreen’s export rate restoration

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The word sustainability has been used often to describe the environmentally sensitive and fuel-efficient business programs adopted by ocean carriers and other companies worldwide. In the midst of this unprecedented global economic recession, however, the Read More »

Maersk general rate increases in trans-Atlantic trade

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Since rates are at an unsustainable level in the trans-Atlantic trade, Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective September 1, 2009. Read More »

Matson VP Grill retiring after nearly three decade career

AJOT | July 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

After a career with Matson that has spanned nearly three decades, Phil Grill, vice president, government relations, in Washington, DC is retiring. Grill has been the face of Matson in Washington since 1980, and has ensured that the company has been well r Read More »

Legislators join Port of Vancouver, USA in dedicating Groundwater Cleanup Facility

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver and Rep. Jim Jacks, D-Vancouver were instrumental in helping maintain state Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) funding for the groundwater cleanup process. The treatment towers – the most comprehensive method to cleaning the res Read More »

GPA handles 2.4 mln TEUs in FY09

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced today the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America’s fourth highest volume Read More »

Gov’t. of Canada and Montreal Port Authority join to stimulate the economy, reduce greenhouse gas

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Under Transport Canada’s Freight Technology Demonstration Fund, the Montreal Port Authority will receive a contribution of up to $500,000 towards a demonstration project involving a multiple-generator locomotive that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions a Read More »

ProLogis announces 100% occupancy at Pompano Beach Distribution Center

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced full occupancy at ProLogis Pompano Beach Distribution Center Building Three, a recently developed, 82,000-square-foot distribution facility. Read More »

Pacer to sell assets of specialized, heavy-haul trucking operation

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., the North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Universal Truckload Services, Inc. and UTS Leasing, Inc. (collectively, 'UTSI') to sell certain asse Read More »

Transportation unions applaud confirmation of Hersman as NTSB Chair

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in reaction to Senate confirmation of Deborah Hersman to be reappointed to and named Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board: 'Transportat Read More »

AAFA hails Burma import ban renewal

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) applauded both chambers of the US Congress for quickly renewing the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. In action taken July 21 by the House of Representatives (H.J. Res. 56) and July 23 by the Se Read More »

ABC reinforces reputation for carrying bloodstock

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) reinforced its reputation as a leading carrier of bloodstock by transporting British-trained racehorse, Bronze Cannon, to Russia to compete in the prestigious President Stakes. Read More »

TOTE Ships will reduce at-berth emissions by 90% in 2010

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Nearly $1.5 million in grant money recently awarded to the Port of Tacoma will empower Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) to reduce the particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions of its two Orca Class vessels by an estimated 90 percent while at Read More »

Evergreen and COSCON introduce China-South East Asia Express (CSE) Service

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line and Cosco Container Lines (COSCON) launched a new joint service, the China South East Asia Express Service (CSE), effective from Shanghai on July 26, 2009. Read More »

Horizon Lines reports second-quarter financial results

AJOT | July 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net loss of $(31.1) million, or $(1.02) per share, on revenue of $278.5 million. The results reflect certain items, including a $20 million charge related to the previously disclosed class-action legal settlement in Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Metro Vancouver’s rising star

Leo Quigley | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At 40 years of age Robin Silvester must be part of a very small group of young, energetic businessmen who are the President of a major port. Silvester is a rapid-fire speaker who lacks the grey hair and Captain’s title of his predecessors.

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Premium Article  Recession hammers Great Lakes/Seaway marine industry

Leo Ryan | July 26, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

For a St. Lawrence Seaway celebrating the 50th anniversary of an engineering marvel and important commercial corridor in North America, these are grim times. As the global recession shows few signs of relaxing its grip on the US and Canadian economies, co Read More »

Premium Article  Eagar indicates NC ports are holding OK during economic crisis

Karen Thuermer | July 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

While Fiscal Year 2009 figures were not available at this writing, North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) officials indicate that forecasts for that year project bulk cargo tonnage for both its Port of Wilmington and Morehead City to be flat over pr Read More »

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