Breakbulk & Projects

Mediterranean Project Chartering on the move

AJOT | April 01, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Business growth since it was established in 2007 to foster the commercial business activities of BBC in markets across the Mediterranean has necessitated a move to a larger dedicated office. Read More »

Premium Article  Pacific Northwest Ports 2009

Leo Quigley | March 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Coos Bay, Oregon, that has been without railway service for roughly 1 ½ years, is now getting into the railroad business and, in addition, is seriously looking at building the port’s first container terminal Read More »

Dockwise secures USD 42 million in near-term contract awards

AJOT | March 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announces nine near-term contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of a jack-up drilling rig, dredging equipment, military and various other cargoes. Total revenues for the contracts, including the previ Read More »

Construction underway on ASPA intermodal container transfer facility

AJOT | March 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) is moving forward on construction of the intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF), the second element of the Port's Choctaw Point project. Read More »

Massport receives $400,000 EPA grant to extend shore power and cut vessel emissions

AJOT | March 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced today that it has received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install additional power stations on the Fish Pier so fishing boats and visiting vessels will be able to 'pl Read More »

Four new super post-Panamax cranes arrive at Port of Savannah

AJOT | March 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced the arrival of four new super post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Savannah. The new cranes arrived aboard the Dockwise M/V Tern, a specially designed vessel capable of moving large, heavy structures. Read More »

Levin confirmed as new DSPC Board Chairman

AJOT | March 08, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Delaware Senate recently confirmed Alan B. Levin, Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office, as the new Chairman of the Diamond State Port Corporation's (DSPC) Board of Directors. Read More »

Crowley delivers transformers for dam project in Costa Rica

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley transported and delivered 11 oversized electrical transformers in Costa Rica to be installed at a hydroelectric dam in the country. The units, which were shipped with Crowley as part of an ongoing project move, will help convert water energy into Read More »

Premium Article  TOP NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPERS 2009 - Worldwide recession, US protectionism worry equipment shippers

Peter Buxbaum | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

The paradox could not be more dramatic. On January 26, Caterpillar Inc. announced record sales and revenues of $51.324 billion for 2008, up 14% from 2007, representing the company’s sixth consecutive year of record sales and revenues. Yet on the very same Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2009 - Flagging steel markets bring on protectionism battle

Peter Buxbaum | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

As recently as mid-November 2008, the US steel industry was reporting record profits. Then the effects of the economic meltdown began to be felt and the bottom fell out of the steel market. Factory orders hit a 28 year low in December, while auto sales de Read More »

Premium Article  BREAKBULK QUARTERLY 2009 - Cocoa: It’s a sweet trade

Karen Thuermer | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Oh for that magnificent cocoa bean, the gift of the gods that is churned into delectable chocolate! Americans adore all cocoa-made products. And, besides being the staple ingredient of every heart-shaped box handed to a beloved on Valentine’s Day, the nam Read More »

ILA-USMX joint statement on Orlando meetings

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) concluded three days of initial Master Contract negotiations in Orlando, Florida. The current Master Contract runs until September 30, 2010. Read More »

Expanded CSAV/LIBRA service at Port Everglades

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Direct shipments from South America's east coast are arriving through Port Everglades via a renewed service from CSAV/LIBRA's Usatlan service. This is the second ocean shipping service in two months to begin direct service between Port Everglades and Braz Read More »

Charleston expansion advances ’ major construction project out for bid

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

A major new construction project for the South Carolina State Ports Authority's (SCSPA) new facility at the former Navy Base in the Port of Charleston is now out for public bid. Read More »

Sale of Dock Express 10 & 12 to optimize Dockwise fleet

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announced the sale of two type IV vessels to optimize the composition of the company's fleet with an increasing focus on premium cargoes. Both Dock Express 10 and 12 have been sold to an undisclosed buyer at a modest book profit to Dockwise Read More »

Pasha Hawaii transport lines’ Jean Anne 100th voyage

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Launched in March 2005, the 579-foot Jones Act Vessel MV Jean Anne celebrated her 100th voyage when she sets sail from San Diego, steaming towards Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines' fifth year of service. To mark the occasion, Pasha Hawaii is also pleased to a Read More »

Star Bulk announces multiple developments

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk"), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced the following: Read More »

Advance International puts some wind into renewable energy sales

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Advance International Transport is becoming increasingly involved in the shipment of modern wind turbines at a time when the world is waking up to the advantages of environmentally sustainable power generation. Read More »

New ro/ro service connects Tacoma to global markets

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in factory-to-dealer logistics, has launched a monthly service from Tacoma, Washington (USA) as part of its eastbound Asia to North America to Europe trade. The new service will accept cargo in Tacoma Read More »

Arctic region underprepared for maritime accidents

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The existing infrastructure for responding to maritime accidents in the Arctic is limited and more needs to be done to enhance emergency response capacity as Arctic sea ice declines and ship traffic in the region increases, according to new report release Read More »