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CFI to invest in SmartWay-approved equipment

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Intermodal

Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), a Con-way company providing international truckload services, today announced that it will purchase 140 Cummins 2007 ISX engines with the Cummins Particulate Filter. The SmartWay-approved engine was selected for its perfor Read More »

Vietnam embassy visits South Carolina to explore trade and investment

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

In the past few years, Vietnam has become an increased presence in South Carolina imports and exports. According to the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census 2007 report from the World Trade Atlas, imports from Vietnam into SC have increased by Read More »

Transportation & logistics deal volume to surpass previous levels

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

Total transportation and logistics deal volume for 2007 is on pace to exceed 2006 levels, according to Intersections, PricewaterhouseCoopers' quarterly report on M&A in the global transportation and logistics industry. This may be due in part to the effec Read More »

Non-asset based 3PLs on a roll, despite industry slump

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

A finely tuned crystal ball might provide a sharp vision of tomorrow's transportation industry, though with an asterisk that the picture emerging depends on whose crystal ball you're gazing into. Read More »

Chinese toys no less safe than others

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

Despite the recent media attention paid to the alleged dangers associated with Chinese made toys -- and the backlash as Chinese companies consider suing American partners that initially blamed them for the problems -- they pose no more risk than toys made Read More »

WTO World Trade Report examines six decades of multilateralism in trade

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

On January 1, 2008, the multilateral trading system celebrated its 60th anniversary. This year's World Trade Report celebrates this landmark anniversary with an in-depth look at the GATT and its successor the WTO. Read More »

World Bank has positive outlook on Latin America and the Caribbean for 2008

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

The World Bank expects Latin America and the Caribbean's economy to grow about 5.1%this year, up from a previous forecast of 4.8%, but sees growth coming down slightly in 2008 given the stabilization of commodity prices and the impact of the US economic s Read More »

UPS Launches New Global Air Freight Portfolio

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

UPS is launching a simplified global portfolio for shipping air freight, including a substantially expanded express freight option with guaranteed door-to-door service. Read More »

Delta appoints vice president to lead cargo division

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

Delta Air Lines announced that Neel Shah, a proven leader in the global airfreight business, will join the company as vice president ' Cargo, effective Jan. 14. Shah will report directly to President Ed Bastian, reflecting the company's increased focus on Read More »

Cargo commitment at Dusseldorf

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

Being at the epicentre of Germany's industrial and commercial heartland, Dusseldorf, its airport and logistics network provide the ideal distribution center for the whole of Northern Germany and Europe. Read More »

Ocean Sky selected to handle world’s largest aircraft

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Air Cargo

Only one has ever been built. The Ukrainian-registered heavy-lift aircraft entered service in 1989 and was designed to "piggyback" the Russian Space Shuttle Buran. Read More »

Seaspan to build 5 new 4,520 teu vessels, secures 12-year charters with K-Line

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has signed contracts to build five new 4,520 teu container vessels with Samsung Heavy Industries. Concurrent with the signing of the newbuilding contracts, the Company has signed 12-year time charters with Kawasaki Ki Read More »

New MISC vessel calls Davao

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Davao Integrated Port and Stevedoring Services Corp., (DIPSSCOR) recently serviced the new vessel of Malaysian International Shipping Company, the 966-teu capacity Bernhard Sibum for its Manila-Davao-Singapore route. Present at the awarding of comm Read More »

Evergreen commits to the Port of Kaohsiung

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, which currently operates two large container terminals in the Port of Kaohsiung, has extended its lease on its Container Terminal No 4 facility (Piers 115 and 116) for a further 10 years. Read More »

Intermarine & Industrial Terminals creates express delivery lanes

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine announced that Industrial Terminals, the loadcenter for all of its Americas services, has recently open new ITEX delivery lanes to expedite the receiving of pre-cleared cargo. Read More »

UASC creates new joint-venture company with Medmar S.P.A.

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), the international container transportation provider, has announced the incorporation of a joint-venture company together with its long standing agent in Italy, Medmar S.p.A. United Arab Shipping Agency Company (Italy) Read More »

NYK starts feeder service to St. Petersburg

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha started a new feeder service called BAX (Baltic Express Service) to connect Amsterdam (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany), St. Petersburg (Russia), and Kotka (Finland) from December 12, 2007. Read More »

Massport names Meyran Deputy Port Director of Operations

AJOT | January 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Michael Meyran has been named Deputy Port Director of Operations. He will oversee the daily operations and maintenance of the Port of Boston's maritime facilities, including Conley Container Termi Read More »

VPA inks 5-year deal with Wallenius Wilhelmsen

AJOT | January 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] has signed a five-year contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines [WWL], a ship line specializing in roll on/roll off cargo that has been calling at The Port of Virginia for more than two decades. Read More »

Los Angeles World Airports Approval of Aeroterm Pacific Gateway Cargo Center Brings . . .

AJOT | January 02, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners approved a lease agreement with Aero Ontario RFP, LLP (Aeroterm) on Dec. 3rd to develop and manage an international air cargo center at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). The lease agreement is subject t Read More »

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