ATA truck tonnage index rose 2.1% in July

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.1% in July. In June, SA tonnage fell 2.4%. July's gain, which raised the SA index to 101.9 (2000=100), wasn't large enough to completely offset t Read More »

Tampa Cargo awards Europe, Scandinavia, Dubai cargo GSA contract to ECS

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Tampa Cargo, the Colombian all-cargo airline, has awarded an exclusive general sales agency contract for the whole of Europe, Scandinavia and Dubai to European Cargo Services (ECS). Read More »

Consolidators International joins Cargo2000

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Consolidators International (CII) has joined Cargo2000, an organization geared to improve the quality standards of the worldwide air cargo industry. Read More »

Kale to develop IATA’s SIS platform

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Kale Consultants Ltd., a provider of solutions to the airline, logistics and travel industry, announced that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has chosen Kale as the prime technology supplier for the development of its industry-wide inter Read More »

Michel and Weist awarded 2008 Thomas Crowley Trophies

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Suz Michel, director of people development and learning for Crowley in Seattle, and Bob Weist, vice president of sales and marketing for the logistics group were awarded 2008 Thomas Crowley trophies, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies at the compa Read More »

Modern day pirates to face new defense system on the high seas

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Recently, International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS). Horizon Lines, LLC, a US flagged containership operator serving US domestic routes Read More »

Maersk Line adapts Asia/US East Coast product to upcoming slack season

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced further revisions to its trans-Pacific network including the temporary withdrawal of the Trans-Pacific 10 (TP10) service, and revisions to the Trans-Pacific 7 (TP7) and Trans-Pacific 3 (TP3) services. The TP10 will be suspended to su Read More »

Evergreen rationalizes US East Coast/Northwest Europe route with the CKYH Alliance

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has announced a rationalization plan with the CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"LINE, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) for the US East Coast / Northwest Europe Service. Read More »

Matson Chairman retires

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Matson Navigation Company Chairman James S. Andrasick is retiring from the company, effective September 1, 2009. Andrasick has been Matson's chairman since October 2008 and was the company's president and chief executive officer from 2002 through 2008. Read More »

Crowley adds Sesok to growing fleet of Alaska river tugs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Sesok, Crowley's newest triple-screw diesel powered tug joined the fleet of Alaska river tugs this month, when it called St. Mary's on the Yukon River to pick up its first barge. Soon thereafter, the Sesok and her crew made stops along the Yukon River Read More »

YICT launches first inland container depot in Dongguan

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) announced that operations have begun at its first inland container depot in Dalingshan Town, Dongguan City. Local shippers can now pick up empty containers at the facility, which is located closer to factor Read More »

SC ports top 1.37 mln. TEU, add new business

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite a widespread decline in global shipping, in fiscal year 2009 the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) handled 1.37 million 20-foot equivalent container units, secured several new major business accounts and is primed to take advantage of t Read More »

More ‘shore power’ coming to Long Beach

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Construction underway to electrify fourth shipping terminal

The Port of Long Beach has begun construction on its fourth “shore power” dock, to allow more ships to plug in to clean electricity and decrease pollution. Construction began Read More »

Rutges Cargo develops ‘urgent’ solution for customers in Europe

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Intermodal

Rutges Cargo has launched 'Urgent,' a new secure express delivery service for customers needing to move valuable, time and temperature-sensitive shipments in Europe. Read More »

Patriot Rail and City of Temple, Texas, announce rail partnership

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. ('Patriot'), a short line and regional freight railroad holding company, and the City of Temple Texas announced that Patriot's newly-formed rail subsidiary, Temple & Central Texas Railway ('TC'), has been awarded an exclusive long-term Read More »

Houston launches perishables air cargo facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

Tradewinds Cargo Handling to spark growth of international imports.

The Houston Airport System (HAS) and Trammell Crow Company announce that Tradewinds Cargo Handling, owned by New Jersey-based Group One Investments, LLC, signed a leas Read More »

TIACA calls on FAA to reject Burbank’s application for nighttime flight curfew

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is calling on the US Federal Aviation Administration to reject an application by Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to impose a mandatory nighttime curfew on all flights.

The As Read More »

MCTF endorses CBP effort to strengthen enforcement of Jones Act

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Non-Jones Act qualified vessels will no longer be able to engage in activities properly reserved for US-flag vessels once Customs and Border Protection ('CBP') implements its proposal to correct or eliminate several rulings that failed to take due account Read More »

MOL announces Boyer as Director of Pricing for trans-Pacific trade

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that Jim Boyer has been appointed director of pricing for the trans-Pacific trade.

Boyer is currently the director of customer service and training for MOL North America and will be replacing Aaron Groves who is leaving MOL Read More »

CMA CGM, Maruba, Hapag-Lloyd combine South America services

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Maruba and Hapag-Lloyd are collaborating in a regular weekly service between Northern Europe and the east coast of South America.

On 11 August 2009, the CMA CGM Violet became the first ship of the new joint service to v Read More »