Hactl announces July tonnage throughput

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its air cargo tonnage throughput for July 2009. A total of 201,157 tons were handled in the month, representing a relatively mild year-on-year decline of 8.4% compared with that in previous months. C Read More »

Airspace joins EGSAC

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

EGSAC ' the independent cargo GSSA network ' has appointed Airspace Aviation Solutions as its exclusive UK member. Read More »

Aeroflot-Cargo continues business as usual

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Aeroflot-Cargo reports stable results which are similar to the last year volumes of the freight uplifted in July 2009. Aeroflot-Cargo met this year budget targets that were revised in May 2009 to consider world economy crisis situation. Read More »

Towne Air Freight acquires Texas Land and Air

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

Towne Air Freight (Towne) announced that the company has acquired Texas Land and Air (TXLA) further expanding Towne's air and ocean freight trucking operation. Read More »

National Air Cargo adds flights from Sharjah to Hahn, Germany

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Air Cargo

National Air Cargo announced that it would extend its weekly DC 8 cargo aircraft from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), to Hahn, Germany before returning back to the United States. The flight will specialize in space available, preferred and priority Read More »

Chairman & CEO of ABS speaks before Lake Carriers’ Association and Canadian Shipowners Association

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The following address was given by Robert Somerville, Chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), before the 73rd Annual International Joint Conference of Lake Carriers' Association and Canadian Shipowners Association in Cleveland August 12 Read More »

Premium Article  Is there a breakbulk breakout coming?

George Lauriat | August 09, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the United States the decline in industrial production is slowing, as is the fall in GDP. China’s GDP growth topped seven percent for the first half of 2009. Commodity prices are moving upward. Is this a false horizon or is a breakbulk breakout comi Read More »

Premium Article  Ore Else

George Lauriat | August 09, 2009 | International Trade

The CISA (China Iron and Steel Association) is in a bind. It’s trying to convince China’s host of smaller traders and mills to stop buying iron ore on the spot market during the negotiations with the big three foreign providers Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Read More »

Premium Article  Relocation of assets stimulating project cargo in Canada

Leo Ryan | August 09, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

While Canadian ports remain an active player for breakbulk project cargo activity related to Alberta oil sands, wind energy and other dimensional shipments, the global recession has provoked a significant change in some market trends.

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Premium Article  Despite tough times for Port of Baltimore, optimism reigns

Karen Thuermer | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Keep your eye on the prize. For the Port of Baltimore, that could be a motto to adopt while transitioning from this era of super tight budgets to opportunities in the future. That said, Maryland Port Administration (MPA) officials see great potential for Read More »

Premium Article  Slowdown in auto trade at Baltimore might offer advantages

Karen Thuermer | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

If you live on the Eastern Seaboard and you are driving an imported car, odds are good that it entered the United States via the Port of Baltimore.

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Premium Article  Heavyweight to market new Qantas Freighter from DFW

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air cargo general sales agent Heavyweight Air Express has been appointed by Qantas Freight to undertake the sales and marketing of its cargo products in the greater Texas region. Included in this will be offering capacity on the recently announced Qantas Read More »

Premium Article  Vachon named President and CEO of Montreal Port Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

To date, Vice-President, Administration and Human Resources, she has also been Acting President and CEO since last March. Read More »

Premium Article  New inland water transport route opened between Berlin and Hamburg

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

On August 3, 2009, the first containers that were brought from Berlin to the Port of Hamburg via the new Elbe-Spree inland waterway were unloaded. The line operated by the Berlin Hafen- und Lagerhaus AG in cooperation with Konrad Zippel Spediteur GmbH fro Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Richmond, VA selects new terminal operator

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Richmond has selected Port Contractors, Incorporated (PCI) of New Castle, Delaware to serve as Terminal Operator. Upon completion of negotiations, PCI will begin terminal operations for the Port of Richmond on October 1, 2009. Read More »

China Shipping opens new Seattle terminal

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping announced the opening of their new Seattle Terminal (T30), operating in partnership with Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) and Matson. The new 70-acre, 50 ft-draft container terminal has two berths of 1,500 ft and 1,200 ft, and can hand Read More »

Port of Georgetown, SC nets 20-year contract

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Georgetown will soon welcome the first ship call as part of a new, 20-year contract that will bring business to the port while supporting local manufacturing and maritime jobs. Read More »

New services benefit NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping companies contribute to business performance The two new container shipping companies that began service to the Port of Wilmington in March, Independent Container Line and Maersk Line, plus steady volumes from Wilmington’s two weekly CK Read More »

ATA applauds bill providing financial incentives to reduce idling

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kay Granger (R-Texas) for their sponsorship of H.R. 3383, which provides tax credits for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highway vehicles. Read More »

ATA supports ban on text messaging to improve highway safety

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the safety objectives in new legislation that encourages states to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle. Introduced on July 29, by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), M Read More »