Veteran lawmaker appointed to New Orleans Board

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appointed a 24-year veteran of the Louisiana Legislature to represent Jefferson Parish on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Read More »

Long Beach February cargo reflects economic slump

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The nation's continued economic troubles were reflected at the Port of Long Beach's docks in February, as the movement of cargo containers slowed by 40 percent to the lowest level since 2004. Read More »

Kalmar Asia Pacific Region scoops APBEST awards

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has won four prestigious business awards in recognition of the organizational excellence of its Kalmar Asia Pacific Region. Read More »

Charleston gains new combo breakbulk/container service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A new liner service operating between Charleston and several ports in the Middle East and India commences this month, representing new business and a new carrier for the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Port of Palm Beach district and Tropical Shipping agree to new contract amendment

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District announced that it has reached a five-year contract amendment with Tropical Shipping. The amendment will afford Tropical Shipping the comfort of newly negotiated rates at the port of Palm Beach through June 2013. The contrac Read More »

Yamaha names APL Logistics Truckload Carrier of the Year

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Intermodal

After 35 years of doing business together the relationship between supply chain services leader APL Logistics and legendary motor craft maker Yamaha remains rock solid. That's the conclusion APL Logistics officials reached this month after winning Yamaha' Read More »

CMA CGM rationalizes its SIRIUS service

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM rationalized its SIRIUS service linking the Mediterranean with West Africa and the East Coast of South America. As of March 12th 2009, the two loops of the service were merged into one single string, operated with seven 4,200 TEU vessels. Read More »

China Shipping Container Lines selects GT Nexus

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the world's 6th largest ocean container shipping company, announced that it has selected GT Nexus as its preferred industry portal for e-commerce services. CSCL will fully integrate its back office systems to GT Nexu Read More »

Delmas/CMA CGM new service to Onne

AJOT | March 17, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Delmas, the CMA CGM Group subsidiary expert in the African trade, announced they would offer a new call at the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, as part of their feeder service that currently connects Abidjan to Bata and Malabo. Delmas has de Read More »

Boston sees increase in direct call container shipments

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that volume at Conley Container Terminal in South Boston by direct call steamship lines was up 5.5 % over 2007, even though overall container volume declined by five percent. Read More »

Moffatt & Nichol selected for strategic assessment of PRPA facilities

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol announced that the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has selected the firm to perform a strategic assessment of the Port’s facilities by identifying, evaluating and prioritizing the Port’s capital improvement needs. Work on the Read More »

DB Schenker expands Middle East network

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

DB Schenker continues to expand its network in the Middle East. It has founded a separate company under the name of Schenker Saudi Arabia LLC. The new company is located in Riyadh and now operates directly in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Schenker, Inc. and BAX Global complete integration

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

After two years of careful planning, Schenker, Inc. and BAX Global operations within the USA are fully integrated and doing business under the brand name, DB Schenker. BAX Global was purchased by Deutsche Bahn AG in January of 2006. Read More »

Polzug Intermodal commences container block trains

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Intermodal

Polzug Intermodal has commenced container block railroad service along the TRACECA route, between the Georgian Black Sea ports of Poti and Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea. Read More »

AFC starts with Nord-Flyg for Germany and Benelux to Spain

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Air Cargo

The German specialist for airfreight consolidation AFC (Air Freight Consolidator), located in Munich, connects in cooperation with the Swedish airline Nord-Flyg Madrid to the logistics network. AFC is specialized in connecting the main cargo centers in Ge Read More »

SAA Cargo extends cargo 2000’s quality program in Africa

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Air Cargo

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is extending the reach of Cargo 2000's program to improve the quality of air cargo in Africa. Read More »

Maersk announces Europe, Asia, Mideast rate changes

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced rate increases for all cargo in the Asia to Europe trade. The increase will be implemented tin two stages: Read More »

Corporate changes announced at NYK Line

AJOT | March 11, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Tomoo Kitayama, President and William (Bill) Payne, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of NYK Line (North America), Inc. announced senior management changes within the US corporate structure of NYK Line effective April 1, 2009. "Today's tough business enviro Read More »

Oakland breaks new ground in us port terminal concession agreements

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

At the Tuesday board meeting, March 3, 2009, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a precedent-setting long-term agreement that is the first of its kind for US marine terminal concession agreements. Following a well-planned process that began l Read More »

House approves $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The House recently approved approximately $32 million in federal funding for Port of Oakland harbor projects as part of its Fiscal Year 2009 funding process. Of the total, $25.1 million would go towards completion of the - 50 Foot Oakland Harbor Deepening Read More »