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Hamburg S’d opens new office in Mexico

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Effective April 3, 2006, Hamburg S'd will be opening a proprietary office in Mexico City. Hamburg S'd Mexico S.A. de C.V. will take over from Representaciones Maritimas (Repmar) the general agency function for Mexico. Repmar will continue to act as port a Read More »

CMA announces new West Coast of South America, . . .

AJOT | February 26, 2006 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM has announced a new weekly, direct container service from the West Coast of South America, Central America, and Mexico to Southern California providing importers from those regions with unique and competitive shipping alternatives for both dry and Read More »

Premium Article  AIR CARGO QUATERLY - HACTL enters next frontier for Chinese logistics services

Karen Thuermer | February 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

The figures are staggering. China's trade surplus could top US$120 billion in 2006, up over 22% from estimated 2005 figures of US$97.4 billion, according to China‚Äôs State Information Center. With so many goods now being produced in China, the tarmacs are Read More »

Largest container ship ever calls on Baltimore

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The largest container ship ever to call the Maryland Port of Baltimore arrived February 1 at Seagirt Marine Terminal. The Tokyo, one of Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) largest ships, weighs nearly 72,000 tons dead weight, is 900 feet in length, 131 Read More »

South Jersey Port Corp. celebrates 3rd consecutive record year

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) reported new record tonnage at its facilities during 2005 as combined cargoes at the Ports of Camden and Salem surpassed 3.5 million tons, spurred by significant increases in bulk and containerized cargoes. Read More »

Port of Seattle sets container, cruise records in ‘05

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

2005 as a record 2,088,000 twenty-foot equivalent units moved through the harbor, a 17.6% increase over 2004. Read More »

Attempting a national freight policy

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The major significance of unveiling a national freight transportation policy framework lies beyond (way beyond) the words written on the page of such a document. When Undersecretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane presented a policy framework to a Transpo Read More »

Blue Sky Logistics provides tracking and monitoring technology . . .

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The management team of Blue Sky Logistics, Inc., a new company recently formed by several industry executives, have joined forces to provide innovative software solutions and services for customers looking to further optimize their supply chain networks. Read More »

TIA expands member benefits

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is now offering members the opportunity to obtain their company credit scores which are posted on all Load Matching Services. This free member benefit is a result of arrangements recently completed by TI Read More »

Mid-sized international forwarders growing

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite claims by the large multi-national freight forwarders that they are crowding out mid-sized consolidators for international cargo business, one freight executive disputes this assertion based on the growth of his own customer list and surveys made Read More »

Baltimore increases security measures for trucking companies

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) began compiling trucking company and driver information into a consolidated database on February 15. The database will enhance security measures at its marine terminal truck gates. Under the new system, called eModal Read More »

Bridge Terminal Transport recognizes Safe Drivers for 2005

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. (BTT), national provider of marine drayage services, is pleased to announce the presentation of Safe Driver Awards for 2005 to their owner/operators. Safety banquets were being held last month and this month at each of the Read More »

Secretary Mineta announces $65.6 billion FY 2007 budget

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

US Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta recently unveiled a $65.6 billion Fiscal Year 2007 budget request that provides record investments for new highway, transit and safety programs, explores new ways to fund transportation projects over the long t Read More »

New HOS rules mean drivers work fewer consecutive hours

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Intermodal

The trucking industry moves more than freight; it literally moves the American economy. Components that ultimately comprise a consumer product are well-traveled prior to the product's assembly having been shipped several times at different phases of the m Read More »

Returning from a recent five-day Port of Palm Beach trade mission . . .

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Returning from a recent five-day Port of Palm Beach trade mission to Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, a delegation of 34 public and private-sector leaders from Palm Beach County is encouraged by opportunities for extensive mutual benefits. Read More »

CAFTA delays costing jobs, investment

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Jacobo Kattan was hoping to build an industrial park and create 8,000 new jobs after the expected implementation of a regional free-trade pact last month. Instead, he's had to fire 2,000 workers and close three clothing factories. Read More »

San Diego border wait cost $3.74 billion last year

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

Delays at US-Mexico border crossings in San Diego County cost the US economy an estimated $3.74 billion in lost sales, jobs and productivity last year, according to a study released by the San Diego Association of Governments and the California Department Read More »

US seeks Canadian lumber dispute settlement

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | International Trade

The Bush administration defended continued tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports last week, but said the United States remains committed to a negotiated settlement to end the decades-long dispute. Read More »

PSA withdraws bid, gives way for DP World to buy P&O

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's PSA International Pte said it won't raise its offer for Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Co., giving up a takeover bid that might have added 29 ports to the company and helped it surpass Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. Read More »

MOL’s Ray Keene retires; Tom Kelly to succeed him

AJOT | February 19, 2006 | Liner Shipping

After 50 years in the streamship industry, Ray Keene, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MOL (America) Inc. has retired. President and Chief Executive Officer, Osamu Suzuki, named Area Operations Vice President, Tom Kelly, his succes Read More »

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