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Freight traffic recovers; Strong passenger growth in January

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released January traffic results showing that international passenger traffic for the month grew by 6.2% over the same month in 2005. International freight traffic, bolstered by renewed strength in the g Read More »

SENATOR LINES wins Forwarders Choice Award for fifth time

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Once again the Canadian logistics association CIFFA has voted the container line the 'Best Ocean Carrier Middle East' Read More »

Sea Star Line selects winners for 2005 Navigator Award

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line has announced that Brad Mulholland and Bob McGee have been named Navigator Award recipients for 2005. The Navigator Award is presented annually to honor select individuals whose efforts have had a special impact on the success of the company Read More »

Horizon Lines’ outlook positive, ratings affirmed on improved financial profile

AJOT | March 12, 2006 | Liner Shipping

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services recently revised its outlook on Horizon Lines Inc. to positive from stable. At the same time, the 'B' corporate credit rating was affirmed. The outlook revision reflects Horizon Line's solid operating performance and imp Read More »

Premium Article  BALTIC, NORDIC, & CIS TRADE 2006 - North Europe port developments reflect strong economy

Karen Thuermer | March 05, 2006 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The economy of the Baltic and Nordic region continues to expand, largely thanks to the enlargement of the European Union and improving conditions in Russia. Here is a look at developments at some ports in this part of the world. Read More »

Premium Article  BALTIC, NORDIC, & CIS TRADE 2006 - Carlsberg profit rises three percent, to shut plant

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | International Trade

Brewer Carlsberg posted a three percent operating profit rise, despite stagnant traditional markets, and said it expected a further increase this year, driven by growth in Russia, Eastern Europe and Asia. Read More »

Port of Baltimore gets funding for critical enhancements

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and the Board of Public Works approved two contract matters that will provide critical enhancements to the Port of Baltimore. Read More »

Dubai Ports World takeover of P&O Ports: Handicapping the Security Risk

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

Court cases on both sides of the Atlantic and a 45-day federal government review are trying to answer the question of whether the Dubai Ports World (DPW) takeover of P&O Ports constitutes an unacceptable security risk to the US port system. Is this issue Read More »

Port of Boston sees continued growth in cargo volume

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) reports significant increases in container cargo handled at Conley Terminal in 2005. Total container tonnage climbed eight percent while the number of cargo containers, expressed as TEU (twenty-foot equivalent u Read More »

NO Port Commission approves riverfront development agreement

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a historic move aimed at creating new public spaces and commercial development along the New Orleans riverfront, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans approved a proposed Riverfront Development Agreement with the City of New Orleans. Th Read More »

VPA’s operating company signs 10-year agreement with MSC

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) announced that its operating company, Virginia International Terminals Inc. (VIT), signed a long-term contract with Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world's second largest ship line. Read More »

Carlile Transportation Systems expands operations

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Carlile Transportation Systems has acquired the assets of Keytrans, Inc., an Alaska-based transportation company serving Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for thirty years. With the addition of Keytrans, Inc., to Carlile's Transportation System network ser Read More »

Schneider announces pending American Overseas Air Freight acquisition

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Schneider Logistics, Inc. announced that it has signed a stock purchase agreement to acquire American Overseas Air Freight, an international freight forwarder and a licensed United States Customs Broker. The company specializes in the handling and shippin Read More »

Embarcadero Systems wins sixth annual Supply Chain Innovator Award

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Transport Intermediaries

Embarcadero Systems Corp. (ESC) recently announced it is a winner in the sixth annual 'Supply Chain Innovator Awards' evaluation, which recognizes companies that have implemented new systems and processes in their manufacturing and logistics operations th Read More »

Strong economy feeds industrial development on Norfolk Southern

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation participated in the location of 78 new industries and provided support for the expansion of 43 additional industries along its rail lines in 2005. Read More »

RailAmerica reports January carloads

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Intermodal

Total carloads for January 2006 were 112,829, up 6.9% from 105,507 in January 2005. The acquisition of the Alcoa railroads and the Fremont line in Michigan net of the impact of the sale of the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad in December 2005 and the thre Read More »

New HOS rules could reduce carrier productivity

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | Intermodal

(Editor's note: This is the third part of a multi-part White Paper article by National Logistics Management (NLM) concerning carrier capacity issues. Part ll appeared in our Feb. 20, 2006 edition.) Read More »

French poultry industry hit as 43 nations impose import bans

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | International Trade

Up to 43 countries have imposed bans on French poultry products just days after bird flu hit a commercial turkey farm in in southeast France, threatening significant damage to French exporters, French officials said. Read More »

Gov. Bush launches US - DR/CAFTA market entry campaign

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | International Trade

Joined last week by US Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez, Gov. Jeb Bush addressed public and private leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere to launch Florida's US-Dominican Republic/Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) Market En Read More »

US, Taiwan free trade agreement resolution introduced

AJOT | March 05, 2006 | International Trade

Rep. Robert E. Andrews, D-NJ, has introduced a resolution (H.Con.Res. 342) expressing the sense of Congress relating to a free trade agreement between the US and Taiwan. Read More »

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