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Surface Transportation Study Commission announces field hearings

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Intermodal

The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission today announced its schedule for six field hearings across the United States. The Commission field hearings will allow Commissioners to solicit input from federal, state and local tra Read More »

Customs modernization: Americas must catch up to Asia

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Automating Customs procedures and speeding the time it takes to release goods transported in international commerce not only facilitates trade but also stimulates economic growth. That was the message conveyed by Stephen Flowers, president of UPS Americas Read More »

Burlington Northern Santa Fe reports all-time record quarter

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF) reported record quarterly earnings of $1.33 per diluted share, a 22% increase over third-quarter 2005 earnings of $1.09 per diluted share. Read More »

Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer fields fresh flowers via Holland

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Every day at 6:00 am, Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer comes alive, as flowers and plants from all over the globe flow in and out of this 430,400 square foot auction hall, the largest trading building in the world. By 10:00 am, most are on their way to be packed a Read More »

US envoy sees trade with Venezuela reaching $50B in 2006

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

US Ambassador William Brownfield told the El Universal newspaper that bilateral trade, which hit $40 billion in 2005, "increased even more" during the first quarter and was expected to rise by 25% to $50 billion by the end of the year. Read More »

Brazil beef industry sees export bans ending soon

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Brazil's cattle sector expects beef bans to be removed after a year of export restrictions by 56 nations, and this will force competing countries to lower prices as more beef volume becomes available, analysts said. Read More »

Vietnam trade vote a boon for some US farmers

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Some US farmers stand to gain big if Congress normalizes trade ties with Vietnam, a former enemy now seen as an up-and-coming Asian market, trade groups, officials and congressional aides said. Read More »

IES signs partnership with TRAXON Europe

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Air Cargo

ES Ltd. is proud to announce their partnership with global airfreight communication leader TRAXON Europe. TRAXON's global network of airfreight messaging from about 90 airlines will be connected to the IES logistics and supply chain management systems to Read More »

Shanghai overtakes Tokyo as top city for CPS bookings

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Air Cargo

Shanghai, South China's major air logistics hub, moved slightly ahead of Tokyo in September as the city from which forwarders are making the most air cargo bookings on Unisys-operated Cargo Portal Services (CPS). Tokyo forwarders had previously led as ear Read More »

Cargo 2000 certifies BT technology for quality requirements

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000 has commended BT's commitment to supporting its quality system for the air cargo industry and certified its C2K Data Management Platform (CDMP) to meet the current and future requirements of its airline and freight forwarding members. Read More »

Hamburg S’d appoints new agency for Austria and Central Europe

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Effective November 1, 2006, 'Safe Shipping' will be taking over all agency duties for Hamburg S'd and Alian'a in Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. In all nine countries, the servi Read More »

Ceres & Yusen appoint Calabrase new IT Director

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Mr. Calabrase will be responsible for the development and implementation of CTI/YTI's global network, supervising day-to-day IT operations, as well as providing planning and strategy for future technological requirements. Read More »

Rickmers-Linie ships MAN Ferrostaal heavylift cargoes to Oman

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes has successfully concluded a project shipment for MAN Ferrostaal, based in Essen, Germany. The cargo involved was destined for a methanol plant in Oman. Read More »

Premium Article  TERMINAL OPERATORS - Advent offers multiple solutions for carriers, terminal operators

Karen Thuermer | October 22, 2006 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Technology plays a big role in creating speed and efficiency for carriers and terminal operators. Advent Inc. specializes in software applications for marine transportation, back office, and container operations, among other uses. Since the company was fo Read More »

Premium Article  TERMINAL OPERATORS - Prince Rupert: A dream coming true

Leo Quigley | October 22, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Prince Rupert is a port founded by the visionary and president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, Charles Melville Hays, who believed the deep water, ice-free harbor at the end of rail lines on the North coast of British Columbia was destined to Read More »

Siemens selects Port of Corpus Christi to facilitate wind power equipment

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Corpus Christi has been selected by Siemens Power Generation division to facilitate the receipt and transfer of windmill equipment to their project sites in Amarillo and near Big Spring, Texas. Port staff and senior management with Gulf Stream Read More »

Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative critical for capturing trans-Pacific trade

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Vancouver Port Authority President and CEO Gordon Houston says the $591 million federal "Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative" announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper is vital to the continued success of the Port of Vancouver. Harper announced Read More »

Port execs say US exports firmed in August

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

US export volumes strengthened at several major ports in August, as ongoing dollar weakness boosted foreign manufacturers' demand for raw materials, port officials said. Read More »

Parcel shipping industry Landscape keeps changing

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The fourth annual Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum took place September 11-13, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont, Illinois. This year's forum featured more than 470 small-shipment logistics professionals who took part in three full days of educati Read More »

FKI Logistex wins contract with Schenker AB

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

FKI Logistex' announces that it has been awarded a contract from Schenker AB, for a parcel sorting system at its distribution center in Stockholm, Sweden. The new project will be the first in Sweden between Schenker AB and FKI Logistex. Read More »

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