ATA supports President’s call for infrastructure investment

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) supports President Obama's call for additional investment in transportation infrastructure as a way to stimulate jobs and economic growth. In a nationally televised speech today, President Obama said he would press Read More »

Arbitrator to decide wage and benefit issues for CN locomotive engineers

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Unresolved wage and benefits issues for 1,700 CN locomotive engineers in Canada will be submitted to binding arbitration after renewed negotiations between the company and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) ended without a settlement. Read More »

GIER officially ‘Open for Business’

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Following Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) approval in November, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has officially launched its Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER). This equipment-marking alternative was develope Read More »

Administration and Congress signal support for multimodal, merit-based transportation investment

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) heralded the recent endorsement by both the President and Congress for investment in multimodal infrastructure through merit-based, objective distribution criteria. Just a day after the Pres Read More »

Emirates raises over $1.13 billion for Airbis A380 delivers

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Air Cargo


Emirates, the award-winning international airline, raised over $1.13 billion for the financing of six new Airbus A380 aircraft. Reflecting the airlines robust delivery schedule, Emirates will receive the first of these aircraft early next week, wit Read More »

Laufer Group International’s new Atlanta office opening

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Laufer Group International, a Global Logistics Management company headquartered in New York City, announced the opening of its new Atlanta, Georgia office in December 2009. The Atlanta expansion represents the second office opening in 2009 for Laufer Gro Read More »

Crowley offers a third weekly sailing to Santo Tomas, Guatemala and Puerto Cortez, Honduras

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Crowley is enhancing its Speed to Market services by offering customers a third, fixed-day sailing from Port Everglades, Fla. to Santo Tomas, Guatemala and Puerto Cortez, Honduras effective Dec. 12. Read More »

MOL announces US to Asia and Canada to Asia refrigerated cargo general rate increase

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL has announced that effective January 15, 2010, the company will increase ocean freight rates for all refrigerated cargo originating in the US and exported to Asia. Read More »

Hong Kong statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the 3rd quarter

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the third quarter of 2009.

In the third quarter of 2009, total port cargo throughput decreased by 4% over a year earlier to 64.4 Read More »

Streetcars shipped from Germany to Tacoma; bound for Vancouver B.C.

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars, shipped from Germany, arrived at the Port of Tacoma last week. They are being transported on special-purpose road trailers to Vancouver, B.C. Read More »

Footwear Motor Freight Rates To Jump In January


AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Intermodal

According to a recent report published by the AAFA (Apparel and Footwear Association) a change in classification will lift motor freight rates on footwear. The article cites a report issued by the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) Commodity Cla Read More »

CII present Butcher and Captain S. Y. Kuo with 2009 Connie Awards

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) presented has the 2009 Connie Awards to James E. Butcher, Chairman of H'egh Autoliners Inc., and to Evergreen's Vice Group Chairman Captain Shiuan-Yu. Kuo. Each recipient was honored for his significant in Read More »

Half-million-pound generator part ships through Port of Savannah

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal received a 269-ton piece of heavy-lift cargo this month bound for the SCANA electric plant in Jasper County, S.C. Read More »

Crowley delivers amusement park to the Dominican Republic just in time for the holiday season

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The holidays will be a little brighter in the Dominican Republic this year thanks to Crowley as the city of Santo Domingo lights up with millions of neon lights and thousands of families gather to enjoy Iguana Park carnival festivities. Read More »

Whither The South China Sea Disputes?

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Editor’s note: The following paper is an abbreviated version of a presentation recently made in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this paper Dr. Valencia examines maritime conflicts and potential resolutions in the South China Sea. Dr. Valencia, has been a maritime p Read More »

Clean trucks program nears major goal

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Eight thousands dirty trucks will be forever banned from Port of Long Beach shipping facilities as of New Year’s Day 2010, marking a major milestone in the continuing transformation of the harbor trucking fleet to improve air quality. Read More »

Port of Halifax signs a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Haiphong

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Halifax signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Haiphong yesterday. Karen Oldfield, President & CEO of the Halifax Port Authority was visiting the Port of Haiphong as part of the Atlantic Gateway trade mission to Vietnam. Read More »

Industry leaders grasp for magic just outside gates of Disneyland

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Perhaps there was some significance in the fact that this year's edition of the intermodal transportation industry's leading U.S. conference and trade show was held a mere one-mile dray from the gates of Disneyland. Read More »

Saddle Creek Corporation acquires ServiceCraft Logistics

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Saddle Creek Corporation announced today that it has acquired ServiceCraft Logistics, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Buena Park, Calif. The acquisition reflects Saddle Creek's strategic focus on bringing integrated logistics solutions t Read More »

Spot freight volumes up 9 percent in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Spot market freight availability increased by 9 percent in October, when compared to October 2008, according to the TransCore Freight Index, a measure of truckload freight volume found on load boards supported by the company's DAT Network, including 3sixt Read More »