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UPS executive calls for action to ‘get America moving again’

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The $1.6 trillion task of fixing the US intermodal transportation system demands implementation of a collaborative, multifaceted action plan, according to a top UPS executive. Read More »

LaGrange elected chairman of National Waterways Conference

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Directors of the National Waterways Conference elected Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary P. LaGrange as the group's new chairman. Read More »

Massport’s container terminal busiest ever

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced the Port of Boston's container terminal is the busiest it has ever been. In 2006, total container volume at Massport's Conley Terminal in South Boston surpassed 200,000 teus (an industry measurement). Read More »

NC PORTS 2007:  Moving forward to meet market demand

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Remarks by Thomas J. Eagar CEO, North Carolina State Ports Authority before the NC World Trade Association ' Cape Fear Chapter November 6, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Read More »

Retail container traffic continues below ‘06 levels

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traffic at the nation's major retail container ports dropped below last year's levels for the second month in a row in September, and is expected to continue either flat or below last year's levels for the remainder of the peak shipping season, according Read More »

Industry leaders concur on need for cooperative approach to crisis

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Intermodal

A coordinated, cooperative approach is essential to funding and implementing of sorely needed enhancements to the American transportation system. Read More »

House of Representatives Approves US/ Peru TPA

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) praised the US House of Representatives for voting 285 ' 132 to approve the US/ Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) negotiated by the Bush Administration. AAFA actively supports the US/ Peru TPA and, in Read More »

China set to get first judge on WTO’s top court

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | International Trade

China is set to get its first judge on the World Trade Organization's highest court, diplomats and officials said. Read More »

EU seen speeding up trade talks with Peru, Colombia

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union has agreed to speed up trade talks with Peru and Colombia because their economies are more advanced than other nations in the Andean Community trade bloc, an official for the Andean group said. Read More »

Ukraine steps closer to WTO with Kyrgyzstan deal

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | International Trade

Ukraine signed a trade agreement with ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan to eliminate one of the final hurdles to membership of the World Trade Organization 14 years after launching negotiations. Read More »

Heightened competition steers air carriers to niche business

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Air carriers are feeling increasingly scorched by escalating fuel costs and security charges. With competition already hot, niche services are playing an ever important role in distinguishing services in a crowded industry where business chases after many Read More »

Korean Air revenue surged 8.1% in 3Q 2007

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Korean Air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, announced its third quarter results for the three months ended September 30, 2007. Operating revenue increased by 8.1% to 2,371.8 billion KRW as compared to 2,193.2 billion KRW for the same period last year Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo adds capacity in India with a

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., announced added capacity in India with the launch of a new daily line flight to Delhi, effective from November 25, 2007. Read More »

Hamburg S’d takes over liner activities of Costa Container Lines & Calmedia

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'damerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (Hamburg S'd), and GF Group s.p.a. wish to inform that a Sale and Purchase Agreement has been entered into by Hamburg S'd, GF Group, Costa Container Lines S.p.A. (CCL), and Calmedia Agenzia Maritt Read More »

Rickmers-Linie takes shares in Wallmann & Co.

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Rickmers-Linie and the terminal operator Wallmann & Co are to extend their cooperation in the port of Hamburg. Rickmers-Linie will take a share of 25.1% in the Wallmann Terminal with effect from January 1, 2008. Read More »

New World Alliance moves another string to Thamesport

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | Liner Shipping

The members of the New World Alliance (APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)) have announced their intention to move another string of their Asia ' Europe service to Thamesport. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Housing start bust hurts imports of lumber, other commodities

Paul Scott Abbott | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The collapse of the US home construction market is leading to precipitous declines in imports of lumber and related commodities through ports throughout the nation. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Will a dampening of freight rates spur consolidation?

George Lauriat | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the old days, dry bulk shipping was a staid business waiting to wink out, like a dying star, as the containership sector gobbled up the freight, terminal space and even investment money. But over the last five years, dry bulk shipping has become a glam Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Breakbulk 2007: When will the bubble burst?

George Lauriat | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the third quarter breakbulk freight rates are still flirting with historic highs. China‚Äôs been the key player, but shipping analysts are troubled that a slumping US economy has set into motion events that will burst the breakbulk bubble in 2008. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - ARI facility at Port Freeport expands its unique operation

Paul Scott Abbott | November 11, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

The only rice-milling operation in the world located in a deepwater port has enhanced its break-bulk and bulk shipping capabilities this month with the opening of an expanded warehouse replete with a half-dozen new storage bins. Read More »

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