‘Navigators’ set sail for U-Freight

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

U-Freight, Ltd. (UFL), the Hong Kong-headquartered international freight service and logistics group, has created a new management team to devise and implement strategic initiatives to help move the worldwide group forwards. Read More »

Centrum Properties begins $23 million upgrade of San Francisco logistics & distribution center

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Centrum Properties announced that the company would initiate a $23 million upgrade and modernization of the SFO Logistics Center, a regionally important distribution facility in South San Francisco. Read More »

Con-way Freight names Dell area VP of sales, Western area

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that it has promoted Timothy P. Dell to area vice president of sales, Western area. In the role, Dell will be responsible for directing the company's sales initiativ Read More »

Fraport Cargo Services and Kuehne + Nagel start cooperation in Frankfurt

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Air Cargo

With the takeover of freight handling services for Kuehne + Nagel, Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has considerably expanded its core business of and has succeeded in acquiring a high-profile customer. Read More »

New containerized service from Dunkerque to Russia

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The Dutch shipping line W.E.C. Lines has announced a new containerised service from Dunkerque to Russia, operational from Friday 20 February 2009 onwards. Read More »

Department of Homeland Security names APL exec an advisor

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Earl Agron, Vice President of Security for global container shipping line APL, has been appointed to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee by the Department of Homeland Security. Read More »

PHA Executive Director to retire after 37 years of service

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Houston Authority (PHA) Executive Director H. Thomas Kornegay announced his intention to retire, anticipated to become effective Feb. 1, 2009, bringing to a close his 37-year tenure with the port authority. Read More »

PHA Managing Director to serve as acting Executive Director

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

During a Special Meeting called by Chairman Jim Edmonds, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority voted to appoint Managing Director Wade Battles as acting executive director of the port authority. Chairman Edmonds also announced that the Comm Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index plummeted 11.1% in December

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 11.1% in December 2008, marking the largest month-to-month reduction since April 1994, when the unionized less-than-truckload industry was in the midst o Read More »

Passage of Economic Recovery Bill gives hope to transportation workers

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued the following statement upon House passage of the economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1): Read More »

AAPA statement on US Senate Stimulus Bill

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Seaports are a critical part of America's infrastructure and AAPA is pleased with the Senate and House Appropriations Committees' inclusion of funding in the stimulus bill for ports. Safe and secure seaports are fundamental to protecting our borders and m Read More »

SCSPA remembers long-time director Don Welch

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) honors the memory of long-time executive director W. Don Welch, who passed away earlier at his home in Florida. Read More »

Seattle, Tacoma, & PSCAA match EPA Grant with over $300,000

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced a combined match of $318,000 in additional funding for the Clean Air Agency's Puget Sound Ports Cargo-Handling Equipment Replacement and Retrofit Program. This comes on top of Read More »

Port of Tacoma CFS grows as shippers manage transportation costs

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Longshore workers have transloaded cargo at the Port of Tacoma-operated Container Freight Station (CFS) since the early 1970s. Now, the operation is expanding this service for more shippers. Read More »

Maersk Line improves Westmed Service

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced the following enhancements to the WestMed Service, serving the Mediterranean - North America trade. The new service is achieved in cooperation with French-based CMA-CGM in a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) to commence in March 2009. A Read More »

OceanSchedules.com celebrates 2nd anniversary, new Web services for carriers

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

OceanSchedules.com celebrates its second anniversary by incorporating new Web-based technologies into its platform for the collection and distribution of real-time scheduling information. Read More »

US Customs data shows container traffic decline in the 4th quarter

AJOT | January 28, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Container traffic decreased 4.7% in 2008; however the most significant decline was felt in the 4th Quarter at 7.3%. Shipping traffic decreased every month except one when compared to 2007. Read More »

Governor Perdue announces increased cargo capacity at Port of Savannah

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 ft. each and a total of 12,406 ft Read More »

Long Beach helps fund new Foss Maritime vessel to improve air quality

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach welcomed a new environmentally friendly dolphin-class, diesel-electric hybrid tugboat, a vessel custom-built by Foss Maritime of Seattle to help ports clean the air. Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert 2008 cargo traffic steady

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Led by a surge in container traffic through the Fairview Terminal, the Port of Prince Rupert handled 10,596,863 tons in 2008, a moderate increase over 2007, despite a global economic downturn that has resulted in declining traffic through most other North Read More »