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Premium Article  Opening of Cuba would present opportunities to US ports

Karen Thuermer | August 30, 2009 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The composition of trade in Latin America and the Caribbean is on the cusp of major change. The recent softening of some US travel restrictions to the island by the Obama Administration is setting the stage for widening opportunity.
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Premium Article  Despite downward economy, manufacturers still export Honduran-made goods

Karen Thuermer | August 30, 2009 | International Trade

Outside of the banking business, few industries have been hit as hard as the automobile and retail industries. With business margins tight, shipping costs highly scrutinized, and the worldwide downturn threatening every company’s bottom line, near-shore l Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Houston approves DERA program

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) authorized a program to distribute nearly $2.9 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funds to replace, repower and retrofit cargo-handling equipment used by the Port of Houston industrie Read More »

Premium Article  AIIS applauds WTO decision on zeroing

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | International Trade

Recently, the WTO’s Appellate Body upheld a compliance panel’s ruling that the US failed to implement an earlier WTO ruling against the practice of zeroing. [Steel products were involved in the dispute.] The latest finding on zeroing will allow the Japa Read More »

YICT launches first inland container depot in Dongguan

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) announced that operations have begun at its first inland container depot in Dalingshan Town, Dongguan City. Local shippers can now pick up empty containers at the facility, which is located closer to factor Read More »

SC ports top 1.37 mln. TEU, add new business

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite a widespread decline in global shipping, in fiscal year 2009 the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) handled 1.37 million 20-foot equivalent container units, secured several new major business accounts and is primed to take advantage of t Read More »

More ‘shore power’ coming to Long Beach

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Construction underway to electrify fourth shipping terminal

The Port of Long Beach has begun construction on its fourth “shore power” dock, to allow more ships to plug in to clean electricity and decrease pollution. Construction began Read More »

Rutges Cargo develops ‘urgent’ solution for customers in Europe

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Intermodal

Rutges Cargo has launched 'Urgent,' a new secure express delivery service for customers needing to move valuable, time and temperature-sensitive shipments in Europe. Read More »

Patriot Rail and City of Temple, Texas, announce rail partnership

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. ('Patriot'), a short line and regional freight railroad holding company, and the City of Temple Texas announced that Patriot's newly-formed rail subsidiary, Temple & Central Texas Railway ('TC'), has been awarded an exclusive long-term Read More »

Houston launches perishables air cargo facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

Tradewinds Cargo Handling to spark growth of international imports.

The Houston Airport System (HAS) and Trammell Crow Company announce that Tradewinds Cargo Handling, owned by New Jersey-based Group One Investments, LLC, signed a leas Read More »

TIACA calls on FAA to reject Burbank’s application for nighttime flight curfew

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Air Cargo

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is calling on the US Federal Aviation Administration to reject an application by Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to impose a mandatory nighttime curfew on all flights.

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MCTF endorses CBP effort to strengthen enforcement of Jones Act

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Non-Jones Act qualified vessels will no longer be able to engage in activities properly reserved for US-flag vessels once Customs and Border Protection ('CBP') implements its proposal to correct or eliminate several rulings that failed to take due account Read More »

MOL announces Boyer as Director of Pricing for trans-Pacific trade

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that Jim Boyer has been appointed director of pricing for the trans-Pacific trade.

Boyer is currently the director of customer service and training for MOL North America and will be replacing Aaron Groves who is leaving MOL Read More »

CMA CGM, Maruba, Hapag-Lloyd combine South America services

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, Maruba and Hapag-Lloyd are collaborating in a regular weekly service between Northern Europe and the east coast of South America.

On 11 August 2009, the CMA CGM Violet became the first ship of the new joint service to v Read More »

Zepol Corporation announces TradeView™

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, a trade data intelligence company, announced the formal launch of its new merchandise trade data tool, TradeView™. TradeView™ is the first trade data product on the market that allows subscribers to analyze both imports and exports at t Read More »

Palm Beach issues RFP to attract new container operator

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District issued a Request for Proposal (RFP), soliciting proposals from steamship lines, agents, and other companies interested in establishing an operating agreement for a small container service at the Port of Palm Beach, Riviera Read More »

ICTSI among ASEAN’s top 100 ‘wealth makers’

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

New York-based management advisor Stern Stewart & Co. has included International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 100 Relative Wealth Added (RWA) Index list for 2009. Read More »

Pacer sale of specialized, heavy-haul trucking operation

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., a North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that it has closed the sale of certain assets of its specialized heavy-haul trucking operation to subsidiaries of Universal Truckload Services, I Read More »

IDSC ExpertFuel study confirms savings

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Intermodal

TMW Systems, Inc. announced that current customers of their IDSC ExpertFuel product are on track to realize more than $50 million in fuel cost savings by the end of 2009, a year with markedly lower diesel fuel prices than the trucking industry experienced Read More »

Air Cargo leaders continue commitment to pricing and revenue optimization

AJOT | August 27, 2009 | Air Cargo

With airlines under increasing pressure to boost revenue in all business sectors, revenue management in the air cargo industry is gaining ground as a best practice applied by Delta, Continental Airlines and other leading air carriers. Recently, representa Read More »

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