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Schenker-Seino and BAX Global in Japan merged

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. and BAX Global Japan K.K. announced the completion of the merger between the two organizations, on January 1st 2007. The combined company operates under the name Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. The new Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. will have Read More »

GAC attains WOFE status in Shanghai

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC's representative office in Shanghai has been awarded the A-Class forwarding license by China's Ministry of Commerce, and will now operate as a wholly-owned foreign enterprise (WOFE) under the company name GAC Forwarding & Shipping (Shanghai) Ltd. Read More »

Proposed TSA rules for rail and transit security fall short

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Intermodal

The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, filed comments in response to new rules regarding railroad and transit security proposed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Mater Read More »

Schneider gets the green light to operate in China

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services announced the company has been granted authority to operate as a domestic carrier and logistics services provider in the People's Republic of China. Schneide Read More »

Crete Carrier invests $5.4 million in Innovation Valley

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Intermodal

Nebraska-based Crete Carrier will invest $5.4 million and bring a total of 50 jobs to a new trucking facility next to Interstate 40 in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley of Tennessee. Read More »

US Treasury names Holmer to China trade post

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

The US Treasury will announce the appointment of Alan Holmer, a former pharmaceutical lobbyist and deputy US trade representative, to be Treasury's point man on trade with China, the Financial Times reported. Read More »

EU, US could set trans-Atlantic trade zone by 2015

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

The US and the European Union could set a date for forming a trans-Atlantic trading zone at a summit in April, the Financial Times reports citing diplomats. Read More »

Canada Dec. trade surplus widens on export surge

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

Canada's trade surplus grew to its widest level in 10 months in December, driven by stronger auto and energy exports, and painting a slightly rosier picture of fourth-quarter growth, Statistics Canada said. Read More »

Arab economies grow despite regional violence

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | International Trade

Arab Gulf states are utilizing oil revenues to diversify their economies better and non-oil producers in the Middle East are liberalizing faster despite political turmoil, the World Bank's deputy head said. Read More »

Continental availability and tracking at Cargo Portal Services

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines Cargo, a division of Continental Airlines, announced today that its cargo availability and shipment tracking are now live at Cargo Portal Services ('CPS'), a leading cargo e-commerce portal, operated by Unisys. The system offers Conti Read More »

Industry grapples with air cargo security; Senate debate continues

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

The US Congress continues to debate air cargo screening with the issue now being taken up by the US Senate. Senators are pressing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen all cargo carried on passenger airplanes, amid signs that Congress Read More »

Transport experts call for new generation of ocean cargo services

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Two freight transport experts today called for the creation of 'fast track' ocean cargo services that can provide shippers reliable and timely delivery of Asian imports. Brian Clancy and David Hoppin of Arlington-based MergeGlobal issued a research paper Read More »

MSC launches new Central America service

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced it will begin direct service to Central America with the first ship expected to call in Santo Tomas de Castillo, Guatemala and Puerto Cortes, Honduras, beginning this week. Service will be available to/from a Read More »

Crowley adds larger, faster ro/ro ship to Central America service

AJOT | February 25, 2007 | Liner Shipping

To better serve shippers needing more vessel space and unsurpassed schedule integrity, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Latin America liner services unit has added a new larger, faster ro/ro ship to its Central America northern zone service. Read More »

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Gene Linn | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Pirates, ice-choked ports and government embargoes are some of the challenges faced by Orion Marine Corp. as the Chicago-based logistics company seeks breakbulk and heavy-lift business in out-of-the-way-places. Read More »

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Karen Thuermer | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

Just-in-time (JIT) supply chain management is a must-have business practice industry around the globe. Given the tight margins under which companies operate, time is money. Transportation needs to be closely scrutinized for efficiencies and savings. Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - San Francisco making comeback with breakbulk

Peter Buxbaum | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects

San Francisco’s image is not as a great port city, but it has a glorious maritime past. It was once the busiest port on the West Coast. That was before containerization, when cities like Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, which were able to de Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY - Following the paper trail

Leo Quigley | February 18, 2007 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Catalyst Paper, located on British Columbia’s Fraser River, is one of the province’s largest breakbulk operations, receiving paper from four locations within the province and shipping to roughly 300 cities worldwide. Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS - Florida Gulf Coast ports bolstering infrastructure

Paul Scott Abbott | February 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

Situated in Florida’s far northwest corner, the Port of Pensacola finally showed nearly full recovery in 2006 from extensive damage caused by 2004’s Hurricane Ivan. Leading the way as port director since August has been Clyde Mathis, former Port of New Or Read More »

Premium Article  FLORIDA PORTS - Florida’s Atlantic seaports adding services, facilities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 18, 2007 | Ports & Terminals

New services and enhanced facilities are being added at ports along the Sunshine State’s Atlantic coast, largely to serve a growing Florida consumer base. The state, with a population now of more than 18 million, is adding residents at a pace of some 1,00 Read More »

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