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Kalmar invests in its South American network

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Kalmar Industries, part of Cargotec Corporation, has made an agreement to acquire Equipos y Servicios para Terminales y Puertos SRL (ESTP) – its dealer representative in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. The move will not only strengthen Kalmar’s distribut Read More »

Launch of Seko Synergy in South Africa

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Exporters and importers in South Africa can take advantage of new customized freight management, supply chain and customs clearance services supported by award-winning technology following the launch of Seko Synergy in Johannesburg and Durban. Read More »

DGX expands with new facility in Indonesia

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Dependable Global Express (DGX), an international freight forwarder and logistics provider, is expanding its Asian operations with a new, full service facility in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Read More »

Georgia-Pacific Honors Schneider National with Carrier of the Year Award

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National, a leading provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced today that it was named the 2008 Carrier of the Year for Georgia-Pacific LLC. The award recognizes exceptional transportation services and is offered to Read More »

ECS increases presence in African market with new contract from Ceiba Cargo

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

CEIBA Cargo, the national airline of Equatorial Guinea, has appointed ECS Aero Cargo as its general sales agent in France. Read More »

Sino-Global & Monson Agencies Australia sign agency agreement

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., a non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China, announced it has signed an agency agreement with Monson Agencies Australia Pty. Ltd. (''Monson Agencies Australia''). Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE - China’s air cargo hub in St. Louis to provide strong commerce, business opportunities

Manik Mehta | August 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

The presence of China’s Vice Premier, Wang Quishan, with a delegation in June in St. Louis, Missouri, for talks with local politicians and officials to formalize the establishment of air-cargo hub was intended to convey a strong message to US audiences: t Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE ‘08 - Hong Kong to become wine hub for China market

Manik Mehta | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

With Hong Kong’s abolishment of import duties on beer and wine, distributors are hoping to use the port-city as a logistics center for penetrating the vast China market. Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE ‘08 - The China Puzzle

George Lauriat | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

In China, puzzles are called yizhi youxi or more directly translated as “intelligence games.” Most of the traditional Chinese puzzles involve a combination of skills deftly utilizing the hands, eyes and ultimately the mind. With a US presidential election Read More »

Premium Article  Canada Border Services Agency stirs storm over box tests

Leo Ryan | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Marine shipping circles, freight forwarders and exporters and importers in Canada are up in arms over a recent decision by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to test containers at Canadian ports for formaldehyde content. Read More »

Premium Article  Risk management key ingredient in the future of freight forwarder networks

George Lauriat | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

David Yokeum, president of WCA (World Cargo Alliance) Family of Logistic Networks, over the years has introduced some innovative programs and services to the profession of freight forwarding networks. Yokeum believes that “risk management” is a building b Read More »

SC ports to participate in national environmental management program

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is one of five US port organizations selected to participate in an 18-month environmental management program. Read More »

Port of Hamburg sets course for growth in H1 ‘08

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With overall handling of 71 million tons and container handling of five million teu (20-foot standard containers), Germany's largest universal port is also remaining on a course for growth in 2008. Overall, container handling attained an increase of 3.8% Read More »

Henningsen Cold Storage selects LeanLogistics

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

LeanLogistics, a division of CHEP and a provider of Web-native Transportation Management Systems (TMS), announced that Henningsen Cold Storage has chosen LeanLogistics' On-Demand TMS(R) to manage inbound and outbound transportation from their frozen and r Read More »

NCBFAA files tariff exemption petition

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) filed a Petition with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) seeking to have the agency use its authority to exempt NVOCCs from the requirement of publishing rate tariffs. If Read More »

CII expands in New Zealand

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Consolidators International (CII) is expanding its New Zealand freight operations with the signing of a new, exclusive agreement with that nation's largest forwarder, Mondiale Freight Services, Ltd. Read More »

Trucking calls for plan to limit fuel cost effect on economy

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

A top trucking official along with a professional truck driver urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive energy plan that will ensure an affordable supply of oil and limit the effect of rising fuel costs on the US economy. Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Ohio Central Railroad System

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire nine short line railroads known as the Ohio Central Railroad System (OCR), for $219.0 million in cash. In addition, GWI has agreed to pay contingent consideration of approxi Read More »

Schneider selected as Wal-Mart’s ‘Intermodal Carrier of the Year’

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National announced today it has been selected as the 2007 Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Schneider was notified of this year's honor after Wal-Mart's annual evaluation of its trucking and logistics services providers. S Read More »

Chile July trade surplus seen at $2.1 bln.

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | International Trade

Chile's trade surplus is expected to total $2.1 billion in July, down from $2.4 billion in the same month last year, as imports and exports each touch record highs, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

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