ATA asks Congress to support trucking’s environmental initiatives

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations asked Congress to support the trucking industry's environmental initiatives, which will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and reduce the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion tons over the next Read More »

Great Lakes Shipping saves users $3.6 billion

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Shipping on the Great Lakes saves its customers more than $3.6 billion a year when compared to the next least costly mode of transportation. That is the conclusion of a report prepared for the US Army Corps of Engineers by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Read More »

CMA CGM optimizes service linking the Med and US

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group will be launching, on March 12, 2009, an optimized version of its Amerigo Express service linking the Mediterranean and the US East Coast. Read More »

UASC Launches IMR (ISC ’ Middle East ’ Red Sea Service)

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Liner Shipping

UASC launched a new service IMR (ISC ' Middle East ' Red Sea Service) covering Pakistan & India to Arabian Gulf and Red Sea destinations. It similarly connects Arabian Gulf to Red Sea Destinations. Read More »

Advance International puts some wind into renewable energy sales

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Advance International Transport is becoming increasingly involved in the shipment of modern wind turbines at a time when the world is waking up to the advantages of environmentally sustainable power generation. Read More »

New ro/ro service connects Tacoma to global markets

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in factory-to-dealer logistics, has launched a monthly service from Tacoma, Washington (USA) as part of its eastbound Asia to North America to Europe trade. The new service will accept cargo in Tacoma Read More »

Galveston surpasses revenue projections

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Despite substantial damage inflicted by Hurricane Ike on the Port of Galveston, a revenue report released by the seaport indicates revenues are rebounding quicker than anticipated. Read More »

Halifax Gateway Council congratulates Armour Transportation

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The competitive positioning of the Halifax Gateway became stronger, with the grand opening of Armour Transportation Systems new transload facility in the Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park. Read More »

VPA rebranded clean trucks program introduced

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A two-year-old Virginia Port Authority pilot program that provides truckers and trucking companies with low-cost financing to purchase diesel trucks with more emission-efficient engines or rebates to retrofit older models for efficiency is being expanded Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver’s new Chief to ‘Seize potential of Asia-Pacific trade’

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver Chair Sarah Morgan-Silvester announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Robin Silvester as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Read More »

GAC Group meeting signals confidence despite global gloom

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

A meeting in Dubai of almost 250 GAC company managers and partners from around the world was told that while there was a need for caution and diligent cost management, the Group was not deviating from its positive five-year growth strategy. Read More »

Horizon Logistics president addresses US exports conference

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Brian Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Logistics, LLC, today addressed the US Exports Conference at the Grand Hyatt hotel, underscoring for attendees the importance of logistics considerations when exploring new market opportunitie Read More »

WSI partnership with Kid Gloves Service, Inc.

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

WSI (Warehouse Specialists, Inc.), a national provider of integrated logistics and supply chain solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Indianapolis-based transportation and warehousing company Kid Glove Service, Inc. Read More »

Saddle Creek opens California DC for Hornell Brewing Co., Inc.

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Saddle Creek Corporation, a third-party logistics company, has opened a new 269,000-square-foot distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., for Hornell Brewing Company, Inc., national marketer of AriZona' brand iced teas and other beverages. Read More »

Success factors for logistics

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Four vital conditions for lasting success in the logistics business were named by Dr. Thomas C. Lieb, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker AG, Essen, in Helsinki today. Speaking to around 1,000 delegates at the 24th Logistics Seminar of the Finnis Read More »

Wal-Mart tests new hybrid trucks, alternative fuels

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it will test two new types of heavy-duty commercial hybrid trucks and two different alternatively fueled heavy duty trucks as a part of the company's efforts to build on its progress in developing a more sustainable truckin Read More »

Chapman Freeborn expands global network with opening of Africa office

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Air Cargo

The move means Chapman Freeborn has become the first international charter firm to establish a presence in Africa. Read More »

Yang Ming consolidates, restructures

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Yang Ming (America) Corporation, the general agent in North and South America of Taiwan-based ocean common carrier Yangming Marine Transport Corp., will consolidate and restructure its North American offices to realize operating efficiencies that provide Read More »

SENATOR LINES ceases trading

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Liner Shipping

As a result of the financial and economic crisis and - as a consequence thereof - reduced volumes together with overcapacity and an extreme unhealthy competition, especially on the east-west routes, the shareholders and the board of SENATOR LINES have dec Read More »

Arctic region underprepared for maritime accidents

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The existing infrastructure for responding to maritime accidents in the Arctic is limited and more needs to be done to enhance emergency response capacity as Arctic sea ice declines and ship traffic in the region increases, according to new report release Read More »