Transport Intermediaries

Premium Article  Cargo insurers looking for turnaround

Peter Buxbaum | May 09, 2010 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Export growth may herald end to soft market, but risks abound.
The cargo insurance market has always been highly competitive. But the downturn in international trade volumes of the last few years has seen the market go unprecedentedly soft. Read More »

Premium Article  Cost control on cargo insurance

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Cargo Insurance for any cargo typically involves customized cargo insurance obtained on a per shipment basis. Whether you are a transportation intermediary or the shipper, here are some cargo insurance buying tips from the unique perspective of an insuran Read More »

Premium Article  The Insurance Marketplace . . . Out of Chaos

Thomas Laffey | May 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Insurance buyers have smiles on their faces these days, and why not? Property and casualty premiums continue their downward spiral and there’s no end in sight. Renewal terms negotiated with insurers routinely result in improved terms with premium reduct Read More »

Premium Article  GAC named best ship agent at Seatrade Asia Awards 2010

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC announced that it has won the prestigious "Best Ship Agent' title for the second time at the Seatrade Asia Awards presented in a ceremony at Singapore's Shangri La Hotel.

The annual event, now in its third year, presents 17 Awards to comp Read More »

Premium Article  Rebuilding NE – Nova Scotia Marine Services

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Build it and the freight will come. John Hudson, President of Atlantic Maritime Transit Agency in Boston, is seeking to build a coalition of stakeholders to restore steamship service between New England and the Canadian Maritimes. The coalition made up of Read More »

Premium Article  NORAD invests in Quonset Point/Davisville

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

North Atlantic Auto Distribution (NORAD) continues to make substantial investments at Quonset Point/Davisville. Mike Miranda, Owner and President of the company reports that business is much stronger this year. The company provides an array of services to Read More »

Premium Article  New York-New Jersey-New England Northeast is increasingly served by NYNJ

Peter Buxbaum | April 11, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

United Liquors is an importer of alcoholic beverages headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA, distributing its products largely in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The port of Boston is the closest and arguably most convenient port from which to d Read More »

Premium Article  DGX now offering weekly LCL service Los Angeles-Puerto Rico

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

DGX-Dependable Global Express now is offering weekly less than container load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico with additional deliveries to all points on the Island. Read More »

Premium Article  China to adopt Western model of logistics to cope with booming demand

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

China’s car companies are set to turn to a Western outsourced model of logistics to cope with booming volumes and more demanding consumers. Read More »

Premium Article  IWLA presents awards at 2010 annual convention

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The International Warehouse Logistics Association presented awards honoring members for their leadership and service to the industry at the IWLA 119 th Annual Convention here.

Frank Bender, former Chairman of the Bender Group, Reno, NV, was h Read More »

Premium Article  Formation of Team 3 Logistics announced

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Automotive joint venture of Schnellecke of America, LLC and Kenco Logistic Services LLC

Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kal-Serv, has announced that together with Schnellecke of America, LLC, it has formed Read More »

Premium Article  Old Dominion opens Southeast Warehouse

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. a leading multi-regional and inter-regional less-than-truck load (LTL) carrier, announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art warehouse facility that also will headquarter its 
OD-Warehousing and Distribution Servi Read More »

Premium Article  Echo Global Logistics announces opening of new office in Atlanta

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Echo Global Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced that it has opened a new office in Atlanta, Georgia. Building on its already impressive growth in 2009, Echo is excited to Read More »

Premium Article  Toyota unveils new 8-series 4-wheel AC electric lift truck

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) unveiled its innovative new line of 8-Series 4-wheel AC electric lift trucks, available in 4,000 to 6,500 pound load capacities—including a new 5,500 pound model. Ideally suited for virtually every indoor mate Read More »

Premium Article  Air cargo players try to avoid turbulence as screening mandate approaches

Peter Buxbaum | March 14, 2010 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Improved technology could be ultimate solution
The Transportation Security Administration's mandate for screening 100 percent of air cargo loaded onto passenger aircraft--the deadline is coming in August--represents a sticky wicket for U.S. Read More »

Premium Article  Forwarders monitor proposed ‘Rotterdam Rules’ for sea transport

Leo Ryan | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

A major reform of international laws governing the sea transport of goods is in the works, with its slow progress being closely watched by shippers, carriers and freight forwarders. The United Nations Convention for the International Carriage of Goods Wh Read More »

Premium Article  Damco selected as Customs House Broker for the Children’s Place in North America and Canada

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Damco has been appointed Customs House Broker by The Children’s Place, a leading North American children’s clothing retailer, for USA and Canada. This appointment is an extension to the collaboration between the two companies that has developed over the l Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian freight forwarders juggling with many issues

Leo Ryan | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

As in many countries, freight forwarders in Canada are grappling with new business and regulatory issues in a complex environment rendered still more formidable by a slow recovery from the global recession. Magnifying the challenges for Canada it shares Read More »

Premium Article  OOCL Logistics takes the podium

Karen Thuermer | March 14, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

OOCL Logistics Limited aims to set a new standard in third party logistics (3PLs) in Asia. In fact, it would not be off base to say its taking center stage.

In fact, in speaking with this AJOT reporter in the company’s offices in Hong Read More »

Premium Article  Panalpina Los Angeles grows to meet supply chain service demands

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina Los Angeles adds an additional 42,000 square feet of warehouse space, further extending the company's portfolio of supply chain management services to clients in Southern California and beyond. Read More »