Port Of Philadelphia welcomes dynamic “Future Sensations” exhibit to city

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

25 containers with exhibit components arrive at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and delivered to the Oval on Philadelphia’s Read More »

Shipping freight rates drop as operators wrestle with overcapacity

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping freight rates on the world’s busiest route, from Asia to Northern Europe, fell by the largest percentage amount since 2008, reflecting wild volatility in the market as vessel operators continue to wrestle with overcapacity. Read More »

Senate takes decisive step in support of free trade

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

International Trade Benefits American Businesses, Consumers & Workers Read More »

Following Senate success, ASA calls on house to take up and pass TPA

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

The American Soybean Association (ASA) called on the House of Representatives today to take up and pass legislation to empower the Obama Administration to negotiate international trade agreements. Read More »

Retailers welcome ratification of port contract; Continue to urge change

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

Stability Returns to the West Coast Ports as Dockworkers Ratify Contract Read More »

Long Beach Commission President Drummond applauds ILWU vote

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced Friday that its members have approved their labor contract with West Coast ports, with 82 percent of votes in favor of ratification. Read More »

Port Of Oakland Hails OK of West Coast labor contract

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Seen as a milestone in the effort to win back shippers’ trust Read More »

MOL Liner announces April 2015 KPI results for Americas region

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

MOL Liner Ltd. announces the April 2015 results of Regional Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in the Americas in the following categories: operations, customer service, and electronic data interchange (EDI). Read More »

Pacific Maritime Association statement on final contract approvals

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

PMA President and CEO Jim McKenna issued the following statement about the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s approval of the new five-year contact. Read More »

GT USA launches new website for U.S. operations as Canaveral cargo terminal set to open in June

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

GT USA has launched the website Gulftainer.com/US as it prepares to begin operations at the new state-of the-art Canaveral Cargo Terminal in June 2015. Read More »

CBP Seizes Fake Apparel Worth $48K Passenger packs phony high-value merchandise

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport seized counterfeit Gucci, Burberry, Lacoste, Versace, Armani, Ferrari, Coco Chanel, Tory Burch and Michael Kors merchandise, May 13, valued at more than $48,000. Read More »

GB Group reaches agreement with Evergreen and King Ocean for cargo transportation to Port Lafito

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

GB Group, a diversified group of industrial and trading companies, today announced that Evergreen Marine and King Ocean Services will be adding Port Lafito, a world-class modern container port in Haiti, as a port of call. Read More »

Panama’s economic activity in March rises 6.63%  yr/yr

Reuters | May 25, 2015 | International Trade

Panama’s economy grew 6.63 percent in March compared to the same period a year earlier, the government statistics office said on Monday. Read More »

Brazil petroleum group suggests changes to national-content rules

Reuters | May 25, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | International Trade

Brazil’s national oil-industry association, IBP, released a list of suggestions for regulatory changes on Monday that it hopes will boost exploration activity in the wake of falling oil prices, high costs, delays and a graft scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. Read More »

Ukraine sees maize exports to China at 4 million tons in 2015

Reuters | May 25, 2015 | International Trade

Ukraine’s state grain firm GPZKU plans to supply up to 4.0 million tonnes of maize to China in 2015 in line with a loan-for-grains deal signed in 2012, Latifundist agriculture news agency quoted GPZKU’s chief executive as saying on Monday. Read More »

Greece hasn’t got the money to make June IMF repayment

Reuters | May 24, 2015 | International Trade

Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail. Read More »

Troubled new Berlin airport won’t be a white elephant, official says

Reuters | May 24, 2015 | Air Cargo

Berlin’s new international airport, repeatedly delayed due to red tape and technical problems, is on course to open as scheduled in 2017, a spokesman said on Sunday, denying a media report it could end up as a white elephant. Read More »

U.S. Senate passes two-month transportation spending patch

Reuters | May 23, 2015 | International Trade

The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season. Read More »

Activists damage habitat in Seattle bay during Shell oil protests

Reuters | May 22, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Environmental activists who fanned out in small boats across a Seattle bay over the weekend in a protest over Royal Dutch Shell ‘s plans for Arctic oil exploration in the have damaged “precious habitat” on the sea floor, a state official said on Friday. Read More »

U.S. oil platform on fire in Gulf Of Mexico; no injuries

Reuters | May 22, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

An oil platform caught fire and was evacuated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana in the early hours of Friday, though no injuries were reported, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Read More »