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Rail industry: balances investments with returns

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Intermodal

The railroad industry continues taking steps to increase the amount of traffic it can handle, but the chief executives of the largest railroads warned that capacity investments must be balanced with the returns they generate. Read More »

Old Dominion to purchase selected assets of Priority Freight Lines

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Intermodal

Earl E. Congdon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced that it would purchase selected assets of Priority Freight Lines, headquartered in Sumner, WA. Priority Freight Lines, produced revenue of approximately $17 Read More »

CN Rail lifts lockout as legislation passes

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co. lifted its lockout of picketing workers as Canadian lawmakers ordered an end to the labor dispute at the country's largest railway. Read More »

Panama hikes canal tolls to find expansion

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | International Trade

A 30% increase in Panama Canal container tolls is leading some carriers to consider diverting some cargo through the Suez Canal. The Panama Canal Authority announced it will implement annual increases of ten% for the next three years beginning in July. Th Read More »

Agility announces purchase of Houston-based WTS and Global Express Line

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | International Trade

Agility (formerly PWC Logistics), a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions, announced an agreement to purchase WTS of Houston, Inc., (WTS), and its sister company, World Transportation Services, Inc., (Global Express Line). With more than 20 Read More »

Domestic air service fulfills certain needs

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

Figures recently released by the Air Transport Association (ATA) indicate that domestic cargo traffic for the US airlines fell to its lowest monthly total in three years in February, slipping 0.6%. The 914.1 million cargo ton-miles the ATA counted on the Read More »

New Service for Thamesport

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Thamesport (London), Limited announced that the South Africa Europe Container Service (SAECS) ('Intermediate' string) will commence calls at the Medway port from 29th March 2007, with the arrival of the 1,800-teu Sirius. Read More »

MTLA names Jamian as new Affiliate Member

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Transport & Logistics Advisors (MTLA) announced the addition of Mr. John Jamian, former Acting Maritime Administrator for the US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration, to its select group of Affiliate Members. Read More »

Safmarine upgrades Safari shipping services

AJOT | April 22, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine's Safari shipping services between the Far East and South Africa are to be upgraded following the deployment of new larger, faster vessels and the inclusion of an additional, direct port of call at Ningbo, China. The service upgrades are set to Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE—Canadian shippers see further growth in trans-Atlantic trade

Leo Ryan | April 15, 2007 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Even though Canadian trade with Asia has soared in the past few years, commercial exchanges and overall trans-Atlantic maritime trade with Europe have not stagnated: they have even maintained strong growth. This trend could offer opportunities for shippin Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE—Larger containerships enhance Charleston’s trans-Atlantic role

Paul Scott Abbott | April 15, 2007 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

As increasingly large containerships ply trans-Atlantic routes, officials of the South Carolina State Ports Authority are looking to further boost the Port of Charleston’s role in trade with Europe. Read More »

Port of Savannah announces new Suez Service

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Maersk Line announced today the addition of the Port of Savannah to Maersk's MECL2 service. Read More »

Long Beach, Los Angeles and Alameda Corridor impact California’s economy

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

A trade impact study issued by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) underscores the role of nation's two largest container ports play as critical economic powerhouses and job generators for both the Read More »

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 »

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