Israeli port workers defy court order to continue strike

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Striking Israeli dockworkers defied a court order on Thursday and shut down the country’s two main seaports for a second day in protest at the creation of two new foreign-run ports. Read More »

Maritime disputes test China’s peaceful rise

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

SOUTHCHINASEA-MARITIME/DIPLOMACY-KEMP (COLUMN)=2:COLUMN-Maritime disputes test China's peaceful rise: Kemp Read More »

Renewables’ share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Energy | International Trade

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest “Today in Energy” brief looks at the growth of renewables as a share of U.S. energy consumption. Read More »

Bahri signed an agreement to build 5 crude carriers with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) signed with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) today, May 21, 2015, an agreement to build 5 VLCCs plus 5 more optional VLCCs. Read More »

Vigillo’s Athena Expands Reporting Capabilities

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Second generation reporting to handle bigger data, more easily Read More »

V.Group inaugurates new centre in Manila

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

1000 new seafarers register on first day of V.Group's new Manila Training Centre. Read More »

Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August. Read More »

Adria Airways Extends Handling Contract with Fraport Cargo Services (FCS)

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Slovenia’s National Airline and FCS Continue Their Successful and Long-standing Partnership at Europe’s Largest Cargo Hub Read More »

Freight traffic on Maasvlakte meets environmental requirements

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In the vast majority of cases, freight traffic on the Maasvlakte meets the environmental requirements imposed. Read More »

New EPA Clean Water Act Rule Will likely lead to delays in transportation improvement projects

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

ARTBA Says Legal Options Are on the Table Read More »

Construction Begins on Crowley’s Second Commitment Class, LNG-Powered ConRo Ship for Use in the Puer

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Another landmark moment has taken place in Crowley Maritime Corp.’s history today as VT Halter Marine, Inc. officially began construction on Taíno, the second of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container - Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for the company’s liner services group. Read More »

California Ports Create Supply Chain Working Groups

AJOT | May 28, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

L.A., Long Beach set first session to focus on peak demand Read More »

Amazon offers limited free shipping on same-day delivery orders

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its Prime shipping service as retailers try to outdo each other on delivery deals, and expanded the service to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area. Read More »

To see why Amtrak’s losses mount, hop on the Empire Builder train

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Its passengers are mostly silver-haired retirees, oil-field workers and a few young families gazing out the windows of Amtrak’s least-profitable and third-longest line, rumbling from Chicago through eight states and on to the American West Coast. Read More »

Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean says in worst market since 1980s

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean reported first-quarter earnings below forecasts on Thursday and said its market had gone from “bad to worse” with market conditions not seen in three decades. Read More »

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize rates to soften in absence of coal, iron ore cargoes

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Rates for capesize bulk carriers are likely to remain soft in the absence of coal cargoes and significant charter volumes from Brazil, ship brokers said. Read More »

Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean makes Q1 loss on impairments

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean reported first-quarter net earnings below forecasts on Thursday due to a large impairment charge and said its market went from “bad to worse” during the quarter. Read More »

Fortescue tie-up with a China steel group makes sense-official

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | International Trade

Debt-heavy Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group could find willing investors in Chinese steel mills anxious to ensure multiple sources of supply for the raw material, a senior Chinese government official said on Thursday. Read More »

Indonesia’s Pertamina signs MoU for Kalibaru fuel storage terminal

Reuters | May 28, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

Indonesia’s Pertamina signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state port firm Pelindo II and shipping firm ASDP to build a fuel import terminal in Kalibaru, State Owned Enterprise Minister Rini Soemarno said on Thursday. Read More »

Federal government orders pipeline company to clean California oil spill

Reuters | May 27, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

The federal government on Wednesday ordered a company at the center of a Southern California oil spill to continue its efforts to clean up the pipeline breach that dumped crude onto a pristine stretch of shoreline and into the Pacific Ocean. Read More »