Breakbulk & Projects

Russia adds new informal grain export curbs in 2015

Reuters | January 13, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Russia has strengthened informal curbs on grain exports since the start of the year, further complicating trading before the introduction of an export tax, a Russian grain exporters’ lobby said on Tuesday in a letter to officials. Read More »

Philippines’ Megawide tops bid for $56 mln transport terminal project

Reuters | January 12, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Megawide Construction Corp on Tuesday emerged as the front runner to bag a contract to build and operate a 2.5 billion pesos ($56 million) transport terminal in the Philippine capital. Read More »

Pacific Basin adopts DNV GL’s ShipManager

AJOT | January 08, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects

Pacific Basin, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of Handysize bulk carriers, will implement the DNV GL’s ShipManager fleet management system on its owned fleet within the next two years. Read More »

Knightsbridge enters into long term charter contract

AJOT | January 08, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited has announced that it has entered into an agreement with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of RWE AG (a major European energy company), for chartering out a total of 15 Capesize vessels on long term contracts. Read More »

SC Ports Authority handles heaviest energy project move

AJOT | January 08, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

SC Ports Authority recently handled one of its heaviest energy project moves to date, a 1.5 million pound Westinghouse Electric Company steam generator for the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company nuclear power plant expansion near Columbia, SC. Read More »

Asheville Brewery moves components through the Port of Wilmington

AJOT | January 07, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Break Bulk Port | RoRo Port | Container Port

Brewing tanks arrived at the Port of Wilmington from Rotterdam and are being trucked to the New Belgium facility outside of Asheville, North Carolina this week. Read More »

Ship collision causes 33,000 barrel oil spill off Singapore

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects

An oil tanker and a bulk carrier collided off Singapore, causing a crude oil spill, the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said. Read More »

Hill International Named Project Manager for East Link Light Rail Extension Project

AJOT | January 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Hill International announced that it has received a contract from the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority to provide design-build project management services in connection with the E360 Segment of the East Link Light Rail project. Read More »

U.S. Senate panel to introduce Keystone XL bill Thursday

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

The head of the Senate energy committee plans to introduce a bill next week to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, though the full chamber faces a battle in obtaining needed votes to overcome any veto by President Barack Obama. Read More »

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Houston With RWE

GlobeNewswire | January 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Houston. Read More »

Sacyr-led group wins $233 mln claim in Panama Canal dispute

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

A consortium led by Spanish-builder Sacyr said on Thursday it has won a $233 million settlement in a dispute over cost overruns in an expansion of the Panama Canal, half what the group had been seeking in the lawsuit. Read More »

Panama lowers 2014 growth estimate down to 6.3 pct

Reuters | December 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway | Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port | Dry Bulk Port | Break Bulk Port | RoRo Port | Container Port

Panama on Sunday lowered its 2014 growth expectation to 6.3 percent, down from a previous estimate of around 7 percent. Read More »

Doubts deepen over Chinese-backed Nicaragua canal as work starts

Reuters | December 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

When one of the poorest countries in the Americas and a little-known Chinese businessman said they planned to undertake one of the biggest engineering projects in history, few people took them seriously. Read More »

C.H. Robinson Project Logistics honored by industry peers

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Transport Intermediaries

Officials from Project Cargo Network (PCN) presented C.H. Robinson Project Logistics with the 2014 Regional ‘Americas’ Award for the second year in a row during their annual summit on November 16-18 in Rome, Italy. Read More »

HANSA HEAVY LIFT vessel sails open hatch to deliver tall cranes

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s 3D software simulates lift before the voyage to ensure safe loading and installation during discharge of three cranes. Read More »

GAC weighs in on for TransAtlantic heavy lift delivery

AJOT | December 18, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

GAC’s project logistics experts have safely steered the loading, transportation and delivery of an 18-metre workboat from Sweden to Uruguay. Read More »

GAC Pindar’s latest Volvo Ocean Race logistics challenge in Abu Dhabi

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Transport Intermediaries

The leading boats of the Volvo Ocean Race have now arrived at Khalifa Port. Behind the scenes GAC Pindar’s logistics team ensured that the original race village from Alicante was safely delivered and re-built in Abu Dhabi, 62 days and 11,672 nautical miles later, after leapfrogging the second race stop in Cape Town. Read More »

India’s Tata Steel restarts key iron mines amid shortage

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

India’s Tata Steel Ltd resumed production from two of its four iron ore mines on Tuesday, a company source and a government official said, cutting a shortage that had forced the company to import the raw material for the first time. Read More »

CSL St-Laurent Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage, Completing CSL’s Trillium Class Newbuild Program

PR Newswire | December 16, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

MONTREAL, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The second of Canada Steamship Lines' (CSL) two newbuild Trillium Class Great Lakes bulk carriers, CSL St-Laurent, was delivered on November 26, 2014 and set sail on her maiden voyage on December 13. She departed at 20:00 CST from Yangfan shipyard on Zhoushan Island, China, en route to Canada where she is set to operate throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

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China, Kazakhstan to sign $10 bln in deals including oil, infrastructure

Reuters | December 14, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

China is expected to sign 30 cooperative agreements worth $10 billion with Kazakhstan as Premier Li Keqiang begins his first official visit to the country, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Read More »