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Etihad Crystal Cargo makes Top 10 in Germany

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Air Cargo

240 German based air cargo agents voted for Etihad Crystal Cargo in an air cargo - performance study, conducted by the Bielefelder Marktforschungsinstitut TNS Emind, on behalf of Logistik Inside magazine. Read More »

General Dynamics NASSCO and Daewoo to build Jones Act Ships

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Liner Shipping

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, and Daewoo Ship Engineering Company (DSEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) based in Busan, Korea, announced a formal teaming agreement Read More »

MOL opens Middle East Office

AJOT | April 16, 2006 | Liner Shipping

MOL announced the opening of the MOL Middle East Headquarters in Dubai. The company has been involved in an increasing number of projects in the Middle East, many of them focusing on the region's abundant natural resources such as oil and gas. Imports and Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS - ProvPort bulks up

George Lauriat | April 09, 2006 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Providence’s terminal operator, ProvPort, specializes in a diverse mixture of bulk and breakbulk cargoes. As with most East Coast bulk/breakbulk operators, 2006 looks good for the terminal operator. Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS - Vermont “Green” with export opportunities

Karen Thuermer | April 09, 2006 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

With a population of 800,000 and an area of 9,609 square miles, Vermont does not rank high on the list as a manufacturing and economic powerhouse. But for New England this land of maple syrup, cheddar cheese, and Green Mountains offers surprising opportun Read More »

Port of Indiana welcomes first ship of the season

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed the first ship of the 2006 international shipping season recently with the arrival of the Ziemia Cieszynska. Captained by Jan Jarosz from Poland, the vessel arrived at approximately 2:00 on March 31 carrying 8,900 Read More »

Evergreen announces enhanced China and Hong Kong e-commerce capability

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Evergreen has announced enhanced e-commerce capability for the China and Hong Kong markets that includes two integrated and regional information websites in simplified Chinese and in English. These practical and user-friendly e-commerce services are avail Read More »

TSA lines begin monthly fuel surcharge adjustments

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container shipping lines in the Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have made the first monthly adjustments to bunker and inland fuel surcharges, effective May 1, 2006, based on average prices over a four-week period during March. Earlier this yea Read More »

Vancouver introduces new container truck standards

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

Beginning March 27, the Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) introduced new and stronger requirements to its mandatory Truck Licensing System (TLS). These will include more rigorous safety, security and environmental standards that will apply to all container t Read More »

New Norfolk Southern unit promotes DE and MD rail service

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Railway Company has established a marketing and operating unit in Delaware and Maryland to improve customer service, increase operating efficiency and develop new business. The Delmarva Business Unit began operations on April 1, with head Read More »

BNSF 2006 capital program to expand Missouri rail capacity

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company plans to invest an estimated $13 million from its 2006 capital program on rail capacity enhancement and expansion projects alone in Missouri. The capacity expansion investments are in addition to the significant 2006 capital maintenan Read More »

CBP considering outsourcing security validations

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

Under fire for failing to exploit the full potential of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection recently proclaimed its willingness to consider hiring private-sector contractors to perform security vali Read More »

Richard Bolte, Sr., to receive Chemical Heritage Foundation award

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

Founder and chairman of Philadelphia-based logistics firm, BDP International, will accept first CHF Award for Supporting Industries at Heritage Day, May 18, 2006 Read More »

Congress asks for investigation on device trade barriers

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

House Ways and Means Committee members are asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) for a probe into the competitive conditions affecting the US medical device trade in foreign markets, particularly Japan. In a recent letter to the ITC, Rep. Bill T Read More »

China’s sharp export growth brings more trade disputes

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

A week after the European Union announced an antidumping tax on Chinese shoes on March 23, the EU and the United States have filed a WTO complaint against China over auto parts and the EU said it would resume an antidumping tax on Chinese color television Read More »

Latin American, Caribbean economies grew 4.3% in ‘05

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

Last year, the region's economies benefitted from expanding world trade, high commodity prices and unusually attractive lending terms, but they grew at a slower pace than in 2004, the IDB said. That year, growth averaged 5.9% growth, it added. Read More »

Nippon Express to open air cargo office at Rickenbacker

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Air Cargo

Nippon Express USA, Inc. announced plans to relocate its air cargo division from its branch office in Grove City, Ohio to Rickenbacker International Airport. Nippon Express expects to begin operating out of its new airside location as early as May 1, 2006 Read More »

Passenger and air freight growth continues

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that international passenger traffic grew by 6.8% and international freight traffic by 5.4% in February. The year-to-date passenger traffic growth of 6.4% is in line with industry projections of Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo Charter sign marketing and sales agreement

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Air Cargo

Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo Charter signed a marketing and sales cooperation agreement on March 30, 2006 enabling Swiss WorldCargo to also sell charter capacity all over the world. Lufthansa Cargo Charter now also relies on the sales force of Swi Read More »

MSC’s Carolina breaks New Orleans’s volume record

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company's 902-foot Carolina docked at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal recently, setting container volume records at Port docks. Read More »

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