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NYK approves acquisition of RORO terminals in Belgium

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Board of NYK in Tokyo recently approved the takeover of the Belgian RORO terminals in Zeebrugge and Antwerp from PSA. Read More »

Merchant Marine Academy and Crowley Maritime announce Crowley Chair appointment

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The US Merchant Marine Academy and Crowley Maritime Corporation are pleased to announce that Ronald M. Katims has been appointed as the first holder of the Crowley Chair in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. The Crowley Chair was established through Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS - VPA enjoys growing steamship line commitments

Karen Thuermer | October 01, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Business at the Port of Virginia is booming. A strong indication of its position on the US Coast, the Port handled more than two million teus in Fiscal Year 2006, a 7.6% increase over fiscal 2005. In addition, the port showed an increase in ship calls (2, Read More »

Premium Article  VIRGINIA PORTS - Unique AIM Program increases Virginia‚Äôs exports

Karen Thuermer | October 01, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

Inovex, the maker of Ride-On Tire Sealants used in the tires of trucks, buses, motorcycles and many other commercial, military, municipal and private vehicles and fleets, is ready to go with exports. The company, which is based in Sterling, VA, was recent Read More »

LaGrange cites milestones, looks to future in Annual State of The Port Address

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A long-term shipping partner of the Port of New Orleans returned one of its two former weekly services to the Crescent City on Sept. 20, a move that will spur continued growth in container business. Read More »

Record container cargo volumes move smoothly through Port of Long Beach

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Boosted by a robust initial wave of holiday season shipments, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported record-breaking imports that drove total container cargo volume up nearly 10% in August. Read More »

GPA Board approves new contracts as new services gain market share

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Board of Directors recently approved a series of construction and new equipment contracts that will significantly increase container handling capacity at the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Port of Portland and BNSF ramping up intermodal rail capacity at T-6

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Portland awarded a $2,250,000 construction contract to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) this month to construct switching and track improvements at the BNSF's A and B rail yard near the Terminal 6 (T-6) container and auto-import facilities. The wor Read More »

Descartes helps Japan-based FF expand services in North America

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The Nishi Nippon Railroad (NNR), a Western Japan-based freight forwarder with customers around the world, is connecting to North American trucking companies through the multimodal electronic messaging network offered by logistics software and services spe Read More »

Target appoints Jim Gould NE Regional Manager

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

A twenty-one year veteran in the air cargo industry, James (Jim) Gould, has been appointed Northeast Regional Manager at Target Logistic Services. Read More »

Econocaribe offers LCL service from New Jersey to Italy

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Econocaribe recently introduced a weekly export consolidation service from New Jersey to Italy with on-carriage to multiple inland points throughout Italy. According to Dan Rocke ' Vice President of USA for Econocaribe, servicing Italy from ... Read More »

Schneider National recognizes 26 Carriers of the Year

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National Inc. honored more than 26 carriers at the company's fourth annual Carrier Recognition Conference on Sept. 12, 2006, at historic Lambeau Field. The daylong event featured keynote presentations from industry leaders, an awards ceremony re Read More »

IANA appoints Watson Director of Communications & Public Relations

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America has named Rip Watson to the newly created position of Director of Communications and Public Relations Joni Casey, President and CEO announced. Read More »

Rail companies unlikely to support fuel surcharge proposals

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Intermodal

Fuel surcharges are deemed necessary by railroad companies to compensate for rising oil prices, but they are unpopular with customers who claim the companies use them to boost revenue. Read More »

Trade Coalition calls for Freight Transportation Trust Fund

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | International Trade

The establishment of a new federal trust fund to finance a growing backlog of goods movement projects is necessary to ensure American retailers, manufacturers and their products remain competitive in the coming years, according to the Coalition for Americ Read More »

China calls for US senators to halt tariff bill

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | International Trade

On Sept 27 China called for US Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham to halt their bill threatening tariffs on goods from China if Beijing does not significantly raise the value of its currency. Read More »

‘Imbalances’ could pose threat to global economy

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | International Trade

The world's economy continues to show growth and momentum, but several negative factors could still have a negative impact. Economic analysis from global trade credit insurer Euler Hermes says a more evident slowdown may be seen throughout the remainder o Read More »

Time to align policy with industry realities

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

'Failure to liberalize the air transport sector is delaying the recovery of a sick industry. Since 2001 airlines have lost in excess of US$40 billion. The case for change and greater commercial freedoms is immediate and urgent. But the government response Read More »

Emirates’ new nonstop JFK-Hamburg service key to global expansion

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

With the October 29 launch of daily Boeing 777-300ER nonstop service between New York and Dubai via Hamburg, Emirates significantly expands its North American presence, adding a key component to its rapidly growing global route network. Read More »

AirBridge transports Madonna’s ‘Confessions Tour’ to Japan

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo, Russia's first scheduled cargo airline, transported Madonna's elaborate stage set and equipment from Moscow to Japan for the latest concert in the singer's 'Confessions Tour.' Read More »

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