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West Motor Freight celebrates 100 years

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Intermodal

For a company that began by hauling wagon wheels and bedsprings in a single wagon in 1907, this year marks a momentous occasion. West Motor Freight recognizes a century of growth, experience and financial stability in the transportation and logistics indu Read More »

Euro zone trade balance surplus in March

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | International Trade

The euro zone external trade balance swung to a 7.4 billion euro ($9.95 billion) surplus in March from a revised 1.3 billion deficit in February with export growth continuing to outpace imports, data showed. Read More »

US union group looks to join forces with Chinese union

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | International Trade

United States trade union leaders offered to expand ties with China's state-run union, saying during a visit to Beijing that they shared with Chinese workers the cause of fighting poor conditions and lack of voice. Read More »

China faces consumer confidence issue

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | International Trade

China faces a global challenge to maintain consumer confidence in its products following a series of health scares, a senior European Union official said on Tuesday, adding that Beijing must be more cooperative. Read More »

High hopes for N.Korea factory park despite nuclear shadow

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | International Trade

The Kaesong Industrial Complex is an oddity in impoverished North Korea: there is enough power to keep the lights on at night and factories produce goods that consumers abroad actually want. Read More »

Dublin flights to boost UAE-Ireland trade

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Air Cargo

James Hogan, Etihad Airways' chief executive, said: 'There is enormous demand for this new Etihad frequent service between these two rapidly expanding economies. Trade ties have increased considerably during the last decade and Etihad looks forward to sup Read More »

Lufthansa offers new services via Jade Cargo, World Airways

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is offering customers a new non-stop service to and from Shenzhen (People's Republic of China). For the service, a 747-400ER-freighter of Jade Cargo International comes into operation on the thrice-weekly flights to Frankfurt. Read More »

Intermarine takes delivery of M/V Industrial Dream

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The M/V Industrial Dream, the fourth of six new heavy lift ships joining the Intermarine services fleet over the next 12 months, was delivered in Portugal at the end of April. The ship was immediately put into service and positioned to Porto Marghera, Ita Read More »

New Grand Alliance Asia/US East Coast service

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and OOCL are adjusting their service concept on the trans-Pacific during the summer season to meet customer requirements even more effectively. The East Coast South (ECS) and East Coast North (ECN) will be recon Read More »

Sea Star Line announces new eastern Caribbean services

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line, LLC announced a new service with routes into the Eastern Caribbean Islands. The Islands that will initially be served are Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and Tortola. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK 2007 - A comeback story: New Orleans and breakbulk

Peter Buxbaum | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Surging breakbulk cargo imports have led the way as the Port of New Orleans continues on its road to recovery following the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina nearly two years ago. New Orleans lost one-third of its container capacity in the storm and contai Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK 2007 - Moving with the wind

Leo Quigley | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Alternative

Wind once moved the world’s cargo ships. Today, cargo ships move equipment to catch the wind and generate energy to support America’s energy-dependant way of life. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK 2007 - To “infinity and beyond” for Rickmers

Karen Thuermer | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In October 2006, a photograph taken of Rickmers Tokyo as she left Italy bound for Asia showed the range of cargo carried on a typical round-the-world voyage for Hamburg-based Rickmers-Linie. As she departed, every square foot of deck space was utilized, a Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK 2007 - Cemex builds for the future

Karen Thuermer | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In 2012, the world will focus on London as athletes from around the globe gather to participate in the Summer Olympic Games and 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. But long before the Olympic Torch is lit and the crowds amass, contractors will begin the en Read More »

Houston and Galveston sign agreement for development of new container facility

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Galveston signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities for the development and use of property on Pelican Island as a future container-handling facility. Representatives of the maritime Read More »

Port of Halifax and Suez Canal Authority enter into MOU

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Halifax Port Authority and the Suez Canal Authority have entered into a memorandum of understanding. This agreement is aimed at generating new business by promoting the all water route between Asia and the Indian Subcontinent by moving cargo through t Read More »

AIGGIG enters into agreement to purchase MTC Holdings

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

AIG Global Investment Group (AIGGIG) and Christopher Redlich, Jr. announced that Highstar Harbor Holdings III, Inc., a subsidiary of AIG Highstar Capital (Highstar), entered into a definitive agreement with Redlich to purchase 100% of MTC Holdings (MTCH). Read More »

SCSPA signs four-year contract for Suez Service with TNWA

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has signed a new four-year agreement with The New World Alliance (TNWA), securing current business and adding a weekly, all-water service through the Suez Canal that connects Charleston to Southeast Asia an Read More »

BDP acquires full ownership of German joint venture

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

BDP International (BDP), a privately-held global logistics and transportation services company based in the US, announced it has acquired full ownership of its joint venture with the transportation division of Merlin Logistics GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany. BD Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics & Mitsubishi ink contract

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Canada (VSC) has announced the signing of a three-year contract with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada to handle all of the car-maker's imported vehicles from Japan, plus a smaller volume of US-built Mitsubis Read More »

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