Governor announces record growth for Georgia’s ports

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled a total of more than 21.4 million tons of cargo for all terminal facilities, including Bainbridge, Brunswick, Columbus and Savannah in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2008 Read More »

More than $29mln in federal grants for WA ports

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she has helped to secure $29,444,052 for port security efforts across Washington State this year. This is a $4.5 million increase over last year's funding. The funds, which will now begin to be distributed to st Read More »

NCBFAA gives nod to export control system modernization measure

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

In testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) Senior Counselor Peter H. Powell, Sr., expressed support for H Read More »

DRA co-chairman discusses transportation issues during Capitol Hill briefing

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority told members of Congress and key congressional staffers that a four-lane connection from Interstate 55 in Batesville, MS, to Interstate 40 in Brinkley, AR, could further enhance the region's position Read More »

Teamsters slam proposal to let bigger trucks on highways

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa urged Congress to ignore trucking industry lobbyists who want to let dangerous large trucks on US highways. Read More »

ATA to manage Distribution and LTL Carriers Association

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced that it has assumed management of the Distribution and LTL Carriers Association, a Kansas City, MO-based organization that represents for-hire trucking companies engaged in local, regional and inter-regio Read More »

PMTA responds to Abertis-Citigroup bid to lease Pennsylvania Turnpike

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

During a press conference, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell revealed that Abertis Infraestructuras SA and Citigroup, Inc. won the bidding to lease Pennsylvania's greatest asset for 75 years with a cash offer of $12.8 billion. If the Legislature approves the c Read More »

Global airfreight forecast to return to strong growth

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

OAG Analytical Services, part of Official Airline Guide, has released its third annual OAG Global Air Freight Forecast which projects trends in airfreight demand and fleet for 2008-2017. 'Amid soaring fuel prices and economic uncertainty, the projections Read More »

AA Cargo receives ‘Customer Excellence & innovation Award’

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has announced that it received the 'Customer Excellence and Innovation' award from Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider. American Airlines was rec Read More »

Progress on EU Open Skies spells promise for Canada

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Air Cargo

The Canadian Airports Council applauded efforts achieved in reaching a new comprehensive air services agreement with the EU, as statements from both federal government and European Union officials indicate progress. Read More »

New ships for Intermarine

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine, the managing agent of Industrial Maritime Carriers, has announced that the carrier concluded agreements for the long term charter of eight more newbuildings for heavylift cargo. Read More »

Ice chills US-Flag fleet on Great Lakes in April

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The Lake Carriers' Association has stated that significant ice coverage played a role in the seven percent decrease in cargo movement by US-Flag vessels on the Great Lakes in April. With the thickest ice seen in years, delays and slower transit times help Read More »

Evergreen/COSCON upgrade China/Persian Gulf Services

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

To meet the burgeoning requirement from customers, Evergreen and COSCON will each launch a weekly independent service to cover the China/Arabian Persian Gulf route starting from early June 2008. These will replace the CPG service, jointly operated by Ever Read More »

CMA CGM expands presence on West Coast of South America

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announced the launching, in June 2008, of a new weekly service dedicated to the West Coast of South America, linking Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Costa Rica: The ANDEX service. Read More »

APL celebrates opening of Global Gateway Central

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

APL, a leading global container shipping line, today celebrated completion of two-years of reconstruction at its Oakland, CA, marine terminal, doubling cargo-handling capacity without expanding its footprint. Read More »

Homeland Security grant awarded to Detroit Port Authority

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced $844 million in funding for fiscal year 2008, as part of its Infrastructure Protection Activities Grant Program, including over $388 million for its Port Security Grant Program. The Detroit/Wayne County Read More »

Long Beach awards $5 million in air quality grants

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Two Port of Long Beach container-cargo terminals will receive $5 million in grants from the Port to convert diesel-powered cargo cranes to electricity for substantial air pollution improvements. Read More »

Negotiations progress between PMA and ILWU on West Coast

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued the following statement today regarding their negotiations on a new waterfront labor contract: Read More »

Panalpina offers new airfreight service in Eastern Europe

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Anew 'own-controlled' airfreight service has been introduced to serve the needs of key industry customers in Eastern Europe, namely within the Telecommunication, Automotive and Hi-tech industries. Read More »

ATA urges Congress to act on GAO recommendations

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations is again calling on Congress to help the trucking industry keep drug and alcohol abusers off the road and improve safety on the nation's highways by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation's Read More »