Autolog launches Southwest service, West Coast routes

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Intermodal

Autolog Auto Transport (Autolog), a Linden, NJ-based vehicle logistics provider and business unit of United Road, one of the largest vehicle transportation logistics providers in the United States, is now offering vehicle transport services between the Mi Read More »

US Chamber president embarks on 
economic mission to Brazil and Colombia

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | International Trade

Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce today began an economic mission through Brazil and Colombia, meeting with business and government leaders to discuss opportunities to expand commercial links, successfully conclude key tra Read More »

Steel imports continue to slide

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | International Trade

Imports in April declined another 21% based on preliminary data released by the Department of Commerce's Census Bureau. 'A large decline in imports of OCTG lead the decline in import arrivals. OCTG imports in April were ordered long before the filing of Read More »

Cargo B signs with African partner

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Air Cargo

Cargo B operates 3 weekly B747 F flights from Brussels to Nairobi, whilst Astral offers capacity on DC9F to and from its Nairobi hub to Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar, Juba, Kigali, Bujumbura and Entebbe. In addition to joining forces on this network, fr Read More »

WFS first cargo handler to certify multiple US state locations for TSA cargo screening

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is the first cargo handler to offer independent certified cargo screening facility (ICSF) locations in more than one State in the United States after its Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania, operation was certifi Read More »

MOL announces North America headquarters relocation

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Liner Shipping

MOL (America) Inc.'s North America Headquarters, which includes the Trade Management staff, announced that it has decided to relocate its Concord Headquarters to Lombard, IL. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service strengthens its focus on Switzerland

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has further strengthened its presence in Switzerland by appointing Eivind Eriksen as General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Service Switzerland. Read More »

UASC president & CEO departs after completion of term

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Board of Directors of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced that Mr. Ken Bloch Soerensen is leaving after successfully completing his four year contract with the company ended on May 31, 2009. Read More »

President of China Shipping receives International Hall of Fame Award

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mr. Li Shao De, President of China Shipping (Group) Company, received the prestigious International Hall of Fame Award for 2009. The Maritime Association Port of New York & New Jersey founded this award in 1993 to recognize maritime visionaries, who throu Read More »

APL finds home in Phoenix, moving by 3Q 2009

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

NOL Group, parent company of APL, identified an office building in Phoenix, Arizona as the new home for its regional headquarters in the Americas. Read More »

ICL earns ‘Supplier Excellence Award’ from Eastman Chemical

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Independent Container Line (ICL) earned the 'Supplier Excellence Award' from Eastman Chemical Company for 2008 for the second year in a row. Read More »

President’s proposed budget includes $28.5mln for Craney Island

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Virginia’s congressional delegation has helped secure $28.5 million in the President’s proposed 2010 budget for construction of the fourth state-owned marine terminal at Craney Island. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority welcomes COSCO to Savannah

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced today at its board meeting that China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO) now has vessels calling on the Port of Savannah. Read More »

Port Manatee signs strategic alliance with Panama Canal

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Manatee’s stature as an emerging container port took a major step forward recently when Executive Director David L. McDonald and Panama Canal Authority CEO Alberto Alemán agreed to a two-year strategic alliance. Read More »

Coalition calls for national freight program, stronger federal role

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, a longstanding group of the country's largest shippers and public and private transportation providers, has released its 2009 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform. The Coalition's 17-member organizations repr Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport breaks one million barrier

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

In 2008, the transport of rail containers broke through the barrier of one million units for the first time. The 1,010,000 TEU equaled a rise of 11.6% as compared to the previous year (950,000 TEU). The train performed considerably better than the total t Read More »

Emirates Group posts 21st consecutve year of profit

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group has reported its 21st consecutive year of net profit for its 2008-09 financial year despite unprecedented challenges in the airline and travel industry. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo, DB Schenker support building of wells in Mali

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo AG, together with its Global Partner DB Schenker, has started a free transport of relief supplies to Mali in Africa. With the delivery of a new compressor, which had been donated by the Mannheim construction group Bilfinger Berger, importa Read More »

Twenty Kalmar Shuttle Carriers® to Algeciras mega terminal

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to provide a fleet of shuttle carriers to TTI Algeciras S.A. in Spain. These 20 Kalmar SHC240H shuttle carriers have a single-lifting capacity of 40 tons and can stack containers 2-high. The equi Read More »

JICT inaugurates second stage of its expansion program

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Comprising new facilities and equipment to increase its capacity to 2.5 million TEUs per annum and further enhance its productivity to meet the demands of the bigger vessels now calling at Indonesia’s gateway Tanjung Priok Port. Read More »