Crowley Christens new articulated tug-barge (ATB) tank vessel

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the fourth of 10 new 185,000-barrel articulated tug-barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by the end of 2010. The vessels christened were the 9,280 HP-tug Integrity and barge 650-4. Read More »

New Senator Lines vessel on Mediterranean-Canada service

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Senator Lines will phase in a new vessel on its two-sling Mediterranean-Canada service MCS. The recently chartered Montreal Senator will replace the Canada Senator currently running on the service linking the Mediterranean ports with Montreal. Read More »

New WWL service for automakers in North / South America trade route

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) announced it will begin offering ocean transportation to automakers in its North America / South America trade. Beginning April 28, 2008, WWL will add two 'Pure Car Truck Carriers' (PCTCs) to its existing roll-on, roll Read More »

Yellow Transportation launches expedited ocean service

AJOT | March 26, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Yellow Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc., in cooperation with YRC Logistics Global is offering expedited ocean service for guaranteed, on-time delivery of less-than-container-load shipments moving from China to the United States. Read More »

Premium Article  IES, Ltd. to Host Free Webcast and to Speak at NY/NJFFFBA

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Kevin Gavin, IES's Vice President of Supply Chain Management, will have two back-to-back engagements speaking on the topic of 10+2. Kevin is scheduled speak at the upcoming New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association on Wednesday, Read More »

ICTSI appoints new corporate officers

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently announced the appointments of Maria Rowena Gulinao as Business Analysis and Valuation Services Manager; Anthony Jake Duran as Information Systems Auditor and Arsenia Magtalas as Business Sup Read More »

Port of Hamburg plans new building of a double-armed balance bridge

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) announced the begin of construction works for a new bridge over the Rethe canal. The new bridge will be built 2009 only few meters west to the old one. It is designed as a double-armed balance bridge with separate lanes fo Read More »

Innovative warehouse design concept introduced

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

An innovative, alternative warehouse-design concept developed by a University of Arkansas researcher and his colleague at Auburn University has been implemented by a Wisconsin generator manufacturer. In its newly designed warehouse in Whitewater, WI, Gene Read More »

Carriers go high-tech to survive spiraling fuel costs

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Faced with oil prices of over $100 a barrel and a softening market, regional LTL carrier Ward Trucking searched for a way to overcome the looming recession and soaring fuel costs hacking away at the bottom line. Read More »

Cargo B Airlines appoints GSSAs for UK, IRELAND

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

As part of its worldwide sales network, Cargo B has appointed two key GSSAs. Euro GSA, Ltd., with offices at Manchester and LHR airports, headed by Stuart Holland and AirlineCargoServices based in Dublin whose Managing Director is Terry Crawford. Read More »

Korean Air non-stop service from Los Angeles to Brazil

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Los Angeles mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa announced that Korean Air will launch new, nonstop service on June 2, 2008, from Los Angeles to S'o Paulo, Brazil's economic center. The service between the commercial hubs is a direct result of the Mayor's 2006 t Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces trans-Pacific presence

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and Maersk Line have signed a cooperation agreement on the Danish operator's new line between North Asia and the US West Coast. Read More »

Intermarine revises surcharges

AJOT | March 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announced that the carriers will revise the bunker and Panama Canal surcharges on all their services to/from South America and the Caribbean effective April 23, 2008 Read More »

Premium Article  Dr. Andreas Jahnke new head of Lufthansa Cargo Center (LCC) in Frankfurt

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | People | Appointments | Air Cargo

Dr. Andreas Jahnke has been appointed the new head of the Lufthansa Cargo Center in Frankfurt. The 41 year-old logistics expert is taking up his post in charge of the cargo carrier's biggest airfreight transhipment center, worldwide, with effect from 1 Ap Read More »

DP World - UAE records 19% growth in 2007

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

DP World’s UAE region announced that it has recorded 19 percent growth in throughput with the handling of 11 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units) at its marine terminals during 2007, as compared to 2006. Read More »

Five Crew Members Arrested For Illegally Operating

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The master and four crew members were arrested March 14, 2008 in connection with the improper operation of the M/V Ocean Victory, a Maltese-flagged 328-foot dry bulk carrier, because the helm was not properly manned due to the intoxication of several crew Read More »

U.S. EPA files complaint against ship brokers for violations of Toxic Substances Control Act

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal complaint against Global Shipping and Global Marketing Systems, Inc. for distribution in commerce and export of PCB-containing materials on the MV Oceanic, formerly the SS Independence, a ship bein Read More »

CN announces UTU ratification of labor agreement

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Intermodal

CN announced today that members of the United Transportation Union (UTU) employed on its former Illinois Central and Chicago, Central & Pacific properties in the Midwest and Southern U.S. have renewed -- for the first time -- an hourly rate agreement for Read More »

Lowe’s Lauds Schneider National with Three Awards for Superior Service

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, was recently honored by Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) with three awards for exceptional customer service. Most notably, the home improvement retailer b Read More »

Global Market for Aircraft & Related Parts $172B by 2010, According to a New Report by…

AJOT | March 18, 2008 | International Trade

The speedy recovery in global air traffic since 2004 has set the dais for thriving air transport industry in the forthcoming years. The prospects for air travel and cargo sector have brightened in both developed markets such as Europe and the US, as well Read More »