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PHA Commission approves TWIC, $5mln. in additional security projects

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved nearly $5 million in security improvements, including payment of up to $100,000 for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) enrollment fees on behalf of its Commissioners Read More »

Vancouver Port Authority new Harbor dues program

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Harbor dues are the fees charged to vessels entering the Port of Vancouver. As of April 1 the VPA will be issuing a new schedule of harbor dues that recognizes and acknowledges vessels that are working to reduce the air emissions they discharge into the Read More »

John s. Connor teams up with Orient Star in China

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

John S. Connor, Inc., a full service logistics company based in Glen Burnie, MD, has recently formed a strategic alliance with Orient Star Group to exclusively offer Less-than-Container Load (LCL) inbound service from Shanghai direct to the Port of Baltim Read More »

DHL wins ‘Vendor of the Year’ award from Technicolor

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL announced that Technicolor Cinema Distribution, one of the nation's leading distributors of theatrical film prints, honored DHL with the Technicolor 'Vendor of the Year' award. At an awards ceremony, Technicolor recognized DHL's nationwide US service Read More »

Weber Distribution acquires 100,000 square foot facility

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

In line with its continued focus on being 'The West Coast Logistics Leader,' Weber Distribution, LLC, a privately-held logistics and supply chain management provider for more than 83 years, has established a 100,000 square foot Lodi facility to manage its Read More »

Pressure mounts as rotating strikes hit CN Rail

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway faced picket lines last week, but the union said it does not plan this new job action to be as disruptive as the strike that hamstrung Canada's largest railway in February. Read More »

Buffett boosts US rail stocks

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Major railroads' shares jumped last week after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. raised its stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. and two other rail companies. Read More »

Old Dominion offers door-to-door service between China & the US

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Greg Plemmons, Vice President of OD Global Operations at Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced Old Dominion will offer International Transportation Services between China and the US The offering will be a seamless integrated service with the North Ca Read More »

Con-way Freight drivers honored for two million accident-free miles

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that four of its professional truck drivers have achieved two million accident-free miles. These successes were celebrated at the local service centers Read More »

China “strongly dissatisfied” with US WTO complaint

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

China said it is "strongly dissatisfied" with the US's decision to complain to the World Trade Organization about Beijing's protection of intellectual property rights, as trade tensions between the two countries step up a notch. Read More »

US manufacturers eye WTO alliance with Brazil

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

US manufacturers hope to persuade an influential Brazilian industry group to join them this week in a push for deep industrial tariff cuts in five-year-old world trade talks, a US industry official said. Read More »

Iraqi PM seeks Japanese investment to help revive economy

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged Japan to invest in the Middle Eastern country in a meeting with Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Akira Amari, a METI official said. Read More »

French firms ignore election trade fears

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

Unperturbed by looming elections, France's top companies are doing what seemed unthinkable in past campaigns -- openly embracing the merits of globalization and cutting costs in a battle to survive cut-throat competition. Read More »

NCA Americas, Inc. welcomes new Exec. VP

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

Established to strengthen its position in the North America market, this new entity will have the responsibility for management of all NCA activities within North Americas. Read More »

Leadership challenges for Asian aviation

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today urged Asia to take a greater leadership role in shaping the global aviation industry. 'Asia is a big part of the aviation world. By 2010, intra-Asia traffic will be the largest market in the world Read More »

Cargo B Airlines to begin service at Brussels Airport

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

The launch has been announced of Cargo B Airlines, a completely new all cargo airline which plans to operate from the Belgian capital. It will provide full cargo daytime flights serving major markets around the world such as the Middle and Far East, Afric Read More »

Tropical Shipping & Con-way Freight Launch TropicalDirect service to Bahamas, Caribbean

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Con-way Freight, which operates the most extensive regional less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation network in the United States, announced the launch of TropicalDirect ' a new service providing seamless door-to-port shipping from the United Stat Read More »

CargoGulf launches LCL consolidation service for Asia/US East Coast trade route

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

CargoGulf, a global neutral NVOCC (Non-vessel operating common carrier) operator has extended its LCL consolidation service to include the fast growing trade route between Asia and the US East Coast. Read More »

H’egh Autoliners appoints Perduto VP Marketing

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Perduto joins H'egh Autoliners from the United States Mission to the United Nations where he served as a Military Advisor assigned to The Joint Chiefs of Staff. His duties as a US Navy Reserve Commander comprised of providing immediate strategic assessme Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS & CHEMICALS - Breakbulk slows at Northeast Ports

George Lauriat | April 08, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

The flow of breakbulk commodities slowed at Northeast ports in the second-half of 2006. After a strong first half, imports of breakbulk and neo-bulk like metals and building materials dramatically dropped reflecting a decline in housing starts and other c Read More »

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