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2014 Media Kit

Transport Intermediaries

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TT Club appoints Claims Director

AJOT | May 22, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The TT Club, the leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, has appointed Robert Kempkens as claims director. Read More »

BIFA welcomes IMO container weighing decision

AJOT | May 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the announcement by the International Maritime Organization that its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved the draft amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Chapter VI to require mandatory verification of the gross mass of containers. Read More »

APHIS proposes new fees

AJOT | May 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

For the first time in nearly ten years, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing changes to Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) fees for imports. Read More »

Leading distribution solutions company to be named Veritiv 
following completion of merger

AJOT | May 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

xpedx, a business of International Paper and Unisource Worldwide, Inc., have announced that they have chosen the name Veritiv for the leading distribution solutions company that will be created upon completion of their merger. The name Veritiv comes from the roots of three words: “verity”, meaning true, and “active” and “connective”. Common stock of the new company is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VRTV.  Read More »

BDP appointed for Aramco Trading Export Logistics

AJOT | May 21, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

BDP International (BDP) has been appointed to handle the export of Aramco Trading Co. (ATC) polymer products.  ATC recently began marketing chemical products from Petro Rabigh, in which it holds an equity interest. These include polypropylene, high-density polyethylene, and linear low-density polyethylene.  Read More »

 Fastest-growing shipping and freight franchise seeks to expand in Michigan

AJOT | May 20, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

BlueGrace Logistics, one of the fastest-growing and most successful logistics companies, is expanding its footprint in Michigan. The shipping and freight franchisor is seeking those interested in the BlueGrace Logistics franchise opportunity and hopes to begin the interview process within the next couple of months. Read More »

FPS launches temp-controlled LCL to Dubai and Japan

AJOT | May 19, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The Rotterdam and Prague members of the FPS network of independent forwarders and consolidators, have launched a trade-only, temperature-controlled ocean LCL service for perishables. The service will provide substantial savings for shipments up to 20cbm. Read More »

Gebrüder Weiss expands its site in Wels

AJOT | May 19, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

After construction lasting just over a year, Gebrüder Weiss started up a new forwarding terminal during an official opening ceremony in Wels-Pernau on 16 May. In constructing the terminal, Gebrüder Weiss is moving the bulk of its activities in Upper Austria to one site and is creating synergies in terms of space and processes as a result. Read More »

 Basta Holdings to diversify its aviation services through joint ventures with Chinese partners

AJOT | May 19, 2014 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

Basta Holdings Corp., an aviation services and logistics management company, today announced that its President and CEO, Jacob Gitman has recently completed an extensive business trip to Hong Kong and mainland China where he discussed various opportunities for business diversification in the vast and expanding Chinese aviation-related industries. Read More »

Axline brings CargoWise One to Chinese logistics providers

AJOT | May 19, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind industry-leading supply chain platform CargoWise One, has announced a new business partnership with major ERP integrator, Axline. With multiple offices in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and a wealth of regional market knowledge, Axline will put CargoWise One within easy reach for Chinese logistics providers. Read More »

CEVA announces Schaecher as COO, Global Airfreight 

AJOT | May 19, 2014 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has announced the appointment of Michael Schaecher as Chief Operating Officer, Global Airfreight.  He will report to Xavier Urbain, CEVA’s Chief Executive Officer and will become a member of CEVA’s Executive Board. Read More »

Leading specialty retailer saves on Canadian transportation costs with Purolator International

AJOT | May 19, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Purolator International, the leading provider of cross-border logistics between the U.S. and Canada, has announces its inclusion on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive “100” – 100 Great Supply Chain Projects for 2014.  Purolator International received this honor based on its work with a leading specialty retailer to develop and implement a robust e-commerce solution to Canada focused on the end consumer experience.   Read More »

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