Increased urgency to strengthen North American competitiveness

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | International Trade

Economic challenges and intense global competition have increased the urgency of joint strategies to improve the competitiveness of the United States, Mexico and Canada, members of a trilateral advisory group said in a report presented at the North Americ Read More »

TSA announces progress in Asia-US freight contract negotiations

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Transpacific container lines say they are now seeing the first wave of service contracts signed by US importers of Asian goods, in what has been by most accounts a relatively slow contracting season. Read More »

First container line terminal opens in Duisburg

AJOT | April 27, 2008 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and NYK, two of the world's largest container shipping lines, opened the Duisburg Trimodal Terminal D3T in the logport logistic park in Duisburg Rheinhausen together with Duisport in the presence of North-Rhine Westphalia's Prime Minister Dr. J'rg Read More »

John S. Connor handles largest hyperbaric chamber in US

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

John S. Connor, Inc., a full service logistics company based in Glen Burnie, MD, has recently handled the shipment of the largest rectangular hyperbaric chamber ever made. The $3 million chamber was manufactured by Fink Engineering of Melbourne, Australia Read More »

Hans Smits on German Logistics Advisory Council

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO, Hans Smits, has been appointed to the 'Beirat' of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL). Smits is one of two non-German members of this advisory board and Rotterdam is the only seaport represented. Read More »

Horizon Lines delivers for Walgreens

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Horizon Lines, Inc., a domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has renewed its contract with Walgreens to remain the drugstores' primary carrier to Puerto Rico for the next two years. Read More »

Arkansas Best announces 78% increase in Q1

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Arkansas Best Corporation announced a 78% increase in first quarter 2008 net income of $8.5 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share, compared to $4.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2007. Arkansas Best's 2008 first q Read More »

Etihad selects Descartes’ Global Logistics Network

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has selected Descartes' global logistics network (GLN) to provide its air cargo electronic data interchange (EDI) services. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo increases 747f services from Asia to Russia

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Russia's leading international scheduled cargo airline, has launched non-stop services to Moscow from Shanghai and Hong Kong. Read More »

APL named Best trans-Pacific shipping line

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Global container shipping leader APL was this week named Best Transpacific Shipping Line at the 22nd Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs). Read More »

Crowley Z-Drive Tug Vigilant Christened in Alaska

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Z-Drive tugboat Vigilant, providing an added measure of safety and environmental protection for tankers entering and leaving the Tesoro Alaska Company's Nikiski refinery in Cook Inlet, was christened on Monday in Homer, Alas Read More »

‘K’ Line, Hanjin, Yang Ming rationalization of US East Coast/South America East Coast service

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

"K" Line, Hanjin and Yang Ming will rationalize their East Coast South America Read More »

Senator Lines capacity increase on Mediterranean-Mideast-Asia service

AJOT | April 24, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Senator Lines will increase its capacity on the Mediterranean Express Service MEX linking the Western Mediterranean region with the Middle East and Asia as from mid-May. The first vessel with the increased allocation of the Germany-based ocean carrier is Read More »

Con-way, Inc. reports Q1 results

AJOT | April 23, 2008 | Intermodal

Con-way, Inc. reported net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2008 of $22.5 million (after preferred stock dividends), or 47 cents per diluted share. The results compared to first-quarter 2007 net income from continuing operations Read More »

Chapman Freeborn coordinates horse flight from Maastricht

AJOT | April 23, 2008 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering arranged a charter of a B747-200F with MK Airlines to transport 73 showjumping horses from the Netherlands to a major showcase event in Doha, Qatar. Read More »

PA governor approves $2.5mln investment in four airports

AJOT | April 23, 2008 | Air Cargo

Pennsylvania's Governor Edward G. Rendell said the state will invest $2.5 million to improve service at four airports and enhance Pennsylvania's business climate. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo appoints new GSA partners in Vietnam and Korea

AJOT | April 23, 2008 | Air Cargo

In Vietnam, Indo-Trans Logistics Aviation Services (ITL Aviation) has been selected as the airline's GSA. With accession of Vietnam to the WTO in 2006, the country's exports have been growing at an accelerated pace, offering new business opportunities to Read More »

Japan Airlines Int’l pleads guilty to fixing prices on cargo shipments

AJOT | April 23, 2008 | Air Cargo

Tokyo-based Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd. (JAL) has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $110 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix rates for international cargo shipments, the Department of Justice announced. Read More »

Caytrans BBC LLC adds M/V BBC Faaborg to services

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

In order to meet market demands, Caytrans BBC LLC recently added M/V BBC Faaborg to their service, and currently has a total of 4 vessels engaged in the trade lane primarily from the USG to NCSA servicing the project, mining and oil industry, but also cat Read More »

DCT Gdansk appoints new CEO

AJOT | April 15, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Boris Wenzel has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Polish container terminal operator DCT Gdansk SA. He succeeds Colin Chanter, who continues as chairman of the board of management. Read More »