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Rutges Cargo Gains Iso Accreditation

AJOT | July 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Rutges Cargo, the European truck operator serving customers in the air cargo, hi-tech, pharmaceutical and perishable sectors has upgraded its quality certification to ISO 9001:2008 following a successful audit by independent assessor, SGS. Read More »

Leading vaccine company recognises Envirotainer’s

AJOT | July 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, recently presented a special award to Envirotainer for achieving 48 consecutive months without a product loss. Read More »

CargoWise edi Says Importers and Customs Brokers Must Have Software In Place Now To Meet CBP ISF…

AJOT | July 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CargoWise edi Says Importers and Customs Brokers Must Have Software In Place Now To Meet CBP ISF Compliance Deadlines

Bill Todd, Business Development Manager CHB, for CargoWise edi, a leading provider of integrated international supply chain Read More »

Premium Article  Despite downturn for wood products; Cikel stays focused on quality, logistics and compliance issues

Karen Thuermer | July 12, 2009 | International Trade

Whether it is Brazilian Cherry, Brazilian Pecan, or another exotic wood, nothing brings a home alive than quality wood flooring. But today, the wood flooring industry – and that comprising a host of other lumber products, is feeling the strain of the glob Read More »

Premium Article  Logs roll through the Port of Olympia

Leo Quigley | July 12, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The log business at the Port of Olympia, WA, is on a roll now that Weyerhaeuser has completed the transfer of its log exporting business from Tacoma and Grays Harbor, WA, to the state capital.

- By Leo Quigley, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Evergreen first to assist in international greenhouse monitoring

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Liner Shipping

As part of its goal to retain a leadership role in ensuring a sustainable maritime industry, an Evergreen Marine Corp. containership set sail as part of an ambitious project to measure and monitor the distribution of greenhouse gases in the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Premium Article  AAFA calls for renewal of Burma import ban

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | International Trade

Citing further human rights abuses in Burma, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) sent letters to Congress calling on them to swiftly renew the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, an expiring import ban on goods from that country. Read More »

Premium Article  Lufthansa Cargo extends its network to Mexico

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

As of July 22, 2009, for the first time Lufthansa Cargo will be offering a connection to the Mexican city of Guadalajara (GDL). Once a week, on Wednesdays, Lufthansa's freight subsidiary will be flying with an MD-11F freighter to the metropolis with its p Read More »

Ports America Tests New Hybrid Yard Hustler:

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America recently tested a new Capacity of Texas hybrid yard hustler, dubbed PHETT for Pluggable Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor, at Total Terminals International's Pier T in the Port of Long Beach. Read More »

MPA announces two bidders in consideration to operate Seagirt Marine Terminal

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that Ceres Terminals, Inc./Alinda Capital Partners LLC and Ports America Group/Highstar Capital have qualified to submit offers to enter a possible public-private partnership (P3) agreement with the MPA to Read More »

WUT, Hyundai, Port of Tacoma celebrate 10 years of partnership

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At a special series of events held in Tacoma, more than 100 shipping line and Port officials, elected officials, customers and vendors gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Washington United Terminals (WUT) and Hyundai Merchant Marine at the Port Read More »

Port of Wilmington, DE wins GE wind energy logistics project

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

M/V Industrial Dart, an Intermarine specialized heavy lift vessel, delivered a shipment of General Electric (GE) wind turbine blades to the Port of Wilmington Delaware. GE Energy’s Renewable Energy business selected the Port of Wilmington, Delaware as the Read More »

Ports America welcomes Pacer International

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America is pleased to welcome Pacer International to its Puerta México Intermodal Facility, located in the industrial zone of Toluca, 65 kilometers west of México City. Read More »

DHL opens new domestic transportation hub in Shanghai

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Intermodal

DHL opened its new DHL Eastern China Domestic Transportation Hub in Shanghai, as part of a US$25 million investment that strengthens DHL's expertise in the domestic road transportation and distribution market in China, and taps on the growth of the domest Read More »

Truck-involved fatality rate declines 12% in 2008

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Figures released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the truck-involved fatality rate in 2008 declined 12%, dropping from 4,822 in 2007 to 4,229. Read More »

Ryder honors top carriers of the year

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, announced its top carrier selections for the 2008 Ryder Carrier Quality Award. This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance Read More »

Chapman Freeborn charters first LAN Cargo Boeing 777 Freighter

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has successfully arranged the first ever charter on LAN Cargo's latest addition to their fleet - a new Boeing 777 Freighter only delivered to the Miami-based airline a few days prior to the flight. Read More »

SODEXI, XOPS promotes airport ‘Harmony’

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Air Cargo

Based at Paris CDG, SODEXI, the express handling division of Air France Cargo, introduces, Harmony, an innovative concept to reduce waste and improve efficiency on the airport. The primary initiative is to maximize the under-used capacity of mobile equipm Read More »

COSCON/Evergreen combine ESA/FAX services

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Liner Shipping

To help minimize the impact soaring bunker price and responding to the deteriorating market conditions between the Far East and South Africa/ East Coast South America, COSCON/Evergreen will combine their existing jointly operated ESA and FAX services into Read More »

TSA lines pursue further revenue improvement in 2009

AJOT | July 12, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines serving the Asia-US freight market say average rate levels achieved in the latest round of service contract negotiations are not sustainable over the typical 12-month 2009-10 contract term. Read More »

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