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DHL to expand business activities in Russia

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Deutsche Post World Net today announced its strategic initiatives for Russia. Through investments in excess of US$250 million within the next four years, the world's leading logistics group, together with its express and logistics entity, DHL, will contin Read More »

Port of Palm Beach advances inland logistics complex plan

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Intermodal

Lacking room for waterfront expansion, South Florida's Port of Palm Beach is looking West to vast open acreages with a plan for an intermodal logistics center that could help alleviate coastal rail and roadway congestion while providing jobs in an economi Read More »

FedEx to pay $780 mln for long-haul trucker Watkins

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Intermodal

FedEx Corp. said it will acquire the long-haul, less-than-truckload operations of privately held trucking company Watkins Motor Lines and certain affiliates for $780 million in cash. Read More »

Schneider National introduces dedicated train service in Ohio Valley

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Intermodal

Schneider National Inc. announced that it will begin offering dedicated intermodal service to customers in the Ohio Valley by June 5. The new service is a collaboration between Schneider, CSX Intermodal, Inc., the Kansas City Southern railroad and the Mar Read More »

National Logistics Management announces 2005 Carrier Awards winners

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Intermodal

National Logistics Management (NLM) is championing performance excellence in presenting its second annual Carrier Awards to air freight and ground freight carriers that have provided outstanding customer service in 2005. The awards are based on metrics fr Read More »

Con-way website upgraded for Mexican Shippers

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a subsidiary of Con-way, Inc. announced that shippers in Mexico can now electronically contact any one of its six Con-way Mexico logistics centers to request a shipment pickup. Read More »

Argentina poultry gives beef run for its money

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | International Trade

A small butcher shop in Buenos Aires displays chicken breasts, thighs and even chicken meatballs to customers -- an offering that would have been unthinkable years ago in beef-loving Argentina. Read More »

Canada’s economy roars ahead in first quarter

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | International Trade

Canada's economy powered ahead in the first quarter by a stronger-than-expected rate of 3.8% on an annualized basis as consumers cranked up spending, increasing the chances of another interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada. Read More »

EU commissioner discusses Asia’s role in global trading

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | International Trade

Every time I fly into Asia as the EU Trade Commissioner, over the skyscrapers of Bangkok or Singapore, I see the "globalization dividend." In the last third of the 20th century, open economies grew on average more than five times faster than those that we Read More »

Air India extends handling contract

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

Air India is continuing its cooperation with Fraport through a new three-year ground handling contract. The agreement covers ramp, passenger and freight handling services. Read More »

New Heathrow Freight Center enables AA Cargo to grow revenues and improve service levels

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo says a new ground handling solution developed by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Heathrow Airport has enabled the airline to increase its freight volumes and revenues to and from the London gateway and produced significant impr Read More »

Shenker’s new Europe - North America direct flights offer more planning reliability

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

With regular direct flight operations between the airfreight hubs in Hahn, Germany and Toledo, Ohio in the US, Schenker is now providing additional capacities for airfreight from Europe to the United States and Canada and vice versa. Read More »

Grand Alliance makes temp. calls at Amsterdam’s Ceres Paragon Terminal

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The Grand Alliance (GA), of which Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) is a member, has suspended its North Atlantic Express (ATX) and Pacific Atlantic Express (PAX) services to the Port of Rotterdam. Read More »

MSC receives IFFCBANO’S first Award of Excellence

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

In conjunction with IFFCBANO's 28th Annual Conference June 1-4, 2006 at the New Orleans Royal Sonesta Hotel, the Association will present its first annual 'Award of Excellence.' Entities and individuals are considered as candidates who demonstrate a recor Read More »

Senator Lines in continued profit over 2005

AJOT | June 05, 2006 | Liner Shipping

The German container-shipping line closed the 2005 business year with an upbeat result before taxes of EUR 47.4 million, putting it firmly on course for profit, despite pressure on rates and a disproportionate rise in operating costs* Read More »

Premium Article  NEW YORK PORTS & TRADE 2006 - Transportation, documentation, communication

Peter Buxbaum | May 28, 2006 | People | Interviews | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Elizabeth Jordan developed an interest in recycling when she was in college. After graduating, she worked for a consulting company and then at a paper mill before founding Jordan Trading Inc. in 1988. Read More »

Premium Article  NEW YORK PORTS & TRADE 2006 - Security still top priority at New York-New Jersey ports

Peter Buxbaum | May 28, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

It’s over four and half years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sees no letup in security spending. The PA has spent over $70 million since 9/11 to secure port terminals on such items as f Read More »

Port of Danang, Vietnam Visits Port of Oakland

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

A senior Delegation from the Port of Danang, Vietnam led by Port Director General Nguyen Thu arrived in Oakland on May 15th, hosted by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Danang is a small but quickly-growing port located in central Vietnam with Haip Read More »

CMA CGM signs 10-year agreement with VPA’s operating company

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Exactly one year after CMA CGM cut the ribbon on its new North American headquarters in Norfolk, the French steamship line finalized a 10-year contract with Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), which is the Virginia Port Authority's operating comp Read More »

Java deliveries move Port of Houston to No. 1

AJOT | May 28, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Houston's port has become the top-ranked coffee exchange port in the world, according to the Greater Houston Coffee Association (GHCA) and the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). The ranking is based on the number of coffee cargo bags tendered or delivered f Read More »

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