Dusseldorf increases tonnage

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo tonnage January to June, rose by 4.2%, an encouraging upward trend in the present slow down. This increase is thanks to continued healthy passenger traffic coupled with the attraction of D'sseldorf as a convenient and efficient distribution hub for Read More »

Cargo 2000 appoints Lafleur as Technical Director

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000 has appointed Thorsten Lafleur as Technical Director with responsibility for the global development, maintenance, and industry-wide adoption of the overall business process and standards of the Cargo 2000 project. Read More »

TCC wins Air Namibia

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Johannesburg-based GSSA The Cargo Connection (TCC) ' the South African member of the EGSAC network - has won the contract to represent Air Namibia throughout South Africa. Read More »

Hactl announces July tonnage throughput

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its air cargo tonnage throughput for July 2009. A total of 201,157 tons were handled in the month, representing a relatively mild year-on-year decline of 8.4% compared with that in previous months. C Read More »

Airspace joins EGSAC

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

EGSAC ' the independent cargo GSSA network ' has appointed Airspace Aviation Solutions as its exclusive UK member. Read More »

Aeroflot-Cargo continues business as usual

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aeroflot-Cargo reports stable results which are similar to the last year volumes of the freight uplifted in July 2009. Aeroflot-Cargo met this year budget targets that were revised in May 2009 to consider world economy crisis situation. Read More »

Towne Air Freight acquires Texas Land and Air

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Towne Air Freight (Towne) announced that the company has acquired Texas Land and Air (TXLA) further expanding Towne's air and ocean freight trucking operation. Read More »

National Air Cargo adds flights from Sharjah to Hahn, Germany

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it would extend its weekly DC 8 cargo aircraft from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), to Hahn, Germany before returning back to the United States. The flight will specialize in space available, preferred and priority Read More »

Chairman & CEO of ABS speaks before Lake Carriers’ Association and Canadian Shipowners Association

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The following address was given by Robert Somerville, Chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), before the 73rd Annual International Joint Conference of Lake Carriers' Association and Canadian Shipowners Association in Cleveland August 12 Read More »

China Shipping opens new Seattle terminal

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping announced the opening of their new Seattle Terminal (T30), operating in partnership with Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) and Matson. The new 70-acre, 50 ft-draft container terminal has two berths of 1,500 ft and 1,200 ft, and can hand Read More »

Port of Georgetown, SC nets 20-year contract

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Georgetown will soon welcome the first ship call as part of a new, 20-year contract that will bring business to the port while supporting local manufacturing and maritime jobs. Read More »

New services benefit NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping companies contribute to business performance The two new container shipping companies that began service to the Port of Wilmington in March, Independent Container Line and Maersk Line, plus steady volumes from Wilmington’s two weekly CK Read More »

ATA applauds bill providing financial incentives to reduce idling

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kay Granger (R-Texas) for their sponsorship of H.R. 3383, which provides tax credits for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highway vehicles. Read More »

ATA supports ban on text messaging to improve highway safety

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the safety objectives in new legislation that encourages states to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle. Introduced on July 29, by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), M Read More »

C.R. England optimizing processes with Manhattan Carrier(tm)

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

C.R. England, the largest refrigerated truckload carrier in the United States, is reducing empty miles and improving resource utilization with solutions within the Manhattan Carrier(tm) product suite from Manhattan Associates. The Driver&Load(r) solution Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo adds new routes in USA and Europe

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is offering new and attractive destinations in the USA and southern Europe. The Greek capital Athens has been added to the carrier's freighter schedules. An MD-11F commenced a once-weekly flight on Thursdays ex Frankfurt to Athens - from Read More »

Volga-Dnepr assists Russian Space Program

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines have assisted the Russian Space Program by delivering Meteor-M satellite to its launch pad in Baikonour. The satellite together with its launch equipment amounted to a total cargo weight of 50 tons. Read More »

Jones Act supporters salute Grill for leadership of MCTF

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Cabotage Task Force ('MCTF') thanked its retiring Chairman, Philip M. Grill, for his 14 years of leadership of the labor/management coalition that promotes the Jones Act and other US maritime cabotage laws in Washington. Grill, who retired as Vic Read More »

US-Asia shipping lines implement program to restore rates

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Member container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have moved to halt the steady erosion of rates in the US-Asia freight market in recent months, with a general rate increase (GRI) recommended to take effect September 1, 2 Read More »

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg-S’d launch service East Coast of S.A. - N. Europe

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg S'd announced the launch of a new direct service on the route between the East Coast of South America and North Europe. As of August 6th 2009, the lines provide a joint weekly service of two loops, replacing their respecti Read More »