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TNWA, Hanjin, UASC new Asia-Black Sea service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA) - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine, Co., Ltd. (HMM) - Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today announced a new Asia-East Mediterranean / Black Sea service, named Read More »

Bigger, faster Crowley Caribbean islands service

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Each ship offers about 200 more teu of capacity and twice the number of reefer plugs - about 160 - than the Sea Gale and Sea Cloud, the ships they are replacing. Running at about 18.5 knots, the new ships are about two knots faster, which should re Read More »

Retail container traffic drops

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dropped below last year's levels late this summer, and the peak monthly volume for 2007 is now expected to fall slightly below last year's peak, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released tod Read More »

Premium Article  MEDITERRANEAN / MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA PORTS AND TRADE - Med hub ports gain momentum;

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Containerized shipping is on the rise in the Mediterranean as more hub ports there are integrated into the Asian pendulum of round-the-world steamship services and direct services to Asia and North America. Read More »

Premium Article  MEDITERRANEAN / MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA PORTS AND TRADE - Global logistics growing in the Middle East

Peter Buxbaum | October 07, 2007 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The Middle East is experiencing an exciting period of development in transportation and logistics at the global, regional, and local levels. “The explosive growth of global and regional trade, and especially the trade between Europe and Asia and within th Read More »

Railroads need millions in new infrastructure

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Nearly $150 billion must be invested to expand the nation's freight rail infrastructure over the next 30 years in order to provide adequate rail capacity to meet future demand. That was the key conclusion of the National Rail Freight Infrastructure Capaci Read More »

AAPA celebrates Bray’s career, 400th anniversary of Jamestown

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Delegates to the 96th annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities had lots to celebrate last week ' including the 40-year career of longtime Virginia port leader J. Robert 'Bobby' Bray and the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jam Read More »

Canadian port workers challenge new security regulations

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Longshoremen unions representing marine industry workers in Canada are challenging new security clearance regulations ' notably on human rights and privacy grounds - that will kick in on a phased basis in mid-December. The wind of rebellion is currently b Read More »

Users call for Federal review of CA ports’ trucking plan

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Citing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's own independent economic studies over the harmful impacts of the Ports' 'Clean Truck Plan,' two major stakeholder groups today called for the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to review 'legal, logistical Read More »

Georgia ports show 30% growth in teus

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), released tonnage and volume reports during a meeting of its board of directors today reflecting a very strong start to fiscal year 2008. Read More »

CMA CGM expands rail freight operations

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Intermodal

CMA RAIL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMA CGM, will become the management holding company of CMA CGM's worldwide rail operations (in Europe, India, China and North Africa) as of October 2007. Read More »

Surface Transportation Board Chairman tours Houston rail network

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Intermodal

US Surface Transportation Board Chairman Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham met with Mayor Bill White at the Port of Houston Authority to take a helicopter tour of the region's rail network. Later, Nottingham engaged in a discussion at the PHA's Executive Offic Read More »

Stronger FDA, tougher US import rules urged

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

The United States must tighten its scrutiny of imported food and other products, consumer and business groups said, even if overseas manufacturers adopt rules aimed at safer products. Read More »

Big changes to EU dumping rules unlikely

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson has been urged to take into account a wider range of interests when considering anti-dumping cases but big changes to the rules are unlikely, a senior trade official said. Read More »

Peru trade deal advancing, others not

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

A free trade pact with Peru is moving toward final approval in the US Congress, but separate trade deals with Colombia and Panama face big obstacles, a senior US senator said. Read More »

SC trade mission to Mumbai, India

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

On February 7-10, 2008, representatives from the South Carolina World Trade Center plan to lead a trade mission to the Innovative Technologies for Manufacturing (ITM) Expo in Mumbai, India, (hosted by the World Trade Center Mumbai). This forum will connec Read More »

DHL launches new service between US & Canada

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, introduces a new daily air service between the US and Western Canada, designed to meet the growing needs of customers shipping across the northern US border. The new service provides the mo Read More »

HAECO breaks ground for third hangar in Hong Kong

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, Ltd. (HAECO) held a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction of its third aircraft maintenance hangar at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Read More »

Senator Lines extra loader on Asia-Middle East route

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The extra loader Northern Fortune will run on a singular round trip starting in Singapore on October 9 and ending in Singapore on November 14 before the vessel is phased in into its regular liner service. Read More »

K Line vessel maiden call at MICT

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.'s 2,257 teu-capacity vessel Bay Bridge recently made its maiden call at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The vessel is part of K Line's new service, JASECO Read More »

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