Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping announces the acquisition of a new-nuilding Capesize dry bulk vessel

AJOT | December 09, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to acquire from an unaffiliated third party seller, new-building Capesize dry bulk vessel of approximately 180,000 dwt, built by Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., Qingdao, People's Republic of China, for a purchase price of US$50 million. Read More »

Construction to begin on South Terminal strengthening to support heavy cargoes at Port of Everett

AJOT | December 04, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals

Starting this month, IMCO General Construction, Inc. will begin work on a $2.55 million upgrade project at the Port of Everett’s South Terminal to strengthen the wharf to support roll-on/roll-off (Ro/Ro) cargo operations. Read More »

New role for Murray as GAC Pindar’s go-to man for superyacht services

AJOT | December 04, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Transport Intermediaries

GAC Pindar has expanded the scope of the role filled by Murray Bishop, its Superyacht Services Manager, to serve as a single point of contact for logistics and shipping support for the global luxury yachting community. Read More »

Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China fall in November

Reuters | December 02, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Australian shipments of iron ore to China from Port Hedland, which handles about a fifth of the world’s seaborne trade, fell 8.5 percent in November from a near-record high in October, port data showed. Read More »

Sinking of Kremlin gas project leaves south-east Europe high and dry

Reuters | December 02, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy

The European Union’s diplomatic victory in forcing the Kremlin to cancel its South Stream pipeline also gives Brussels a headache: how to come up with an alternative source of secure gas supply for south-eastern Europe. Read More »

Australia port’s November iron ore exports to China drop 8 percent

Reuters | December 02, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Australian exports of iron ore to China via the Port Hedland terminal dropped to a seven-month low in November from a near-record the previous month, port figures showed on Tuesday. Read More »

Vienna picks Bombardier for 562 million euro trams order

Reuters | December 02, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

The Austrian capital of Vienna has selected Canadian manufacturer Bombardier to supply as many as 156 trams in a deal worth 562 million euros ($700 million), the city’s transport authority said. Read More »

Large rotors and stators move through Eastern Europe

AJOT | December 01, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Bulgaria, was involved in the movement of big stators and rotors in Eastern Europe. Read More »

Fourteen more shipping companies join Trident Alliance effort for enforcement of sulphur regulations

AJOT | December 01, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Liner Shipping

Trident Alliance, the shipping industry initiative for robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations, broadens its platform as some of Germany’s and Denmark’s most prominent shipping companies join its ranks together with new members from Chile, Greece, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Belgium. Read More »

Express Global Logistics bags prestigous award

AJOT | December 01, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Express Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd.,(EXG), formerly known as Express Transport Private Limited, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in India, are the awardees of the Gujarat Star Award 2014, in the category ‘Forwarder of the Year – Projects’. Read More »

DNV GL examines trends in container and bulk shipping

AJOT | November 25, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

DNV GL’s latest Container Ship Forum and Bulk Carrier Forum looked at a broad spectrum of topics including environmental regulations, trends in ship design as well as the new DNV GL rule set. Read More »

Mexico’s IEnova wins CFE gas pipeline project near U.S. border

Reuters | November 24, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

A unit of energy infrastructure company IEnova, the Mexican subsidiary of U.S. firm Sempra Energy, said on Monday that Mexico’s state power company CFE had awarded it a 25-year contract to build and operate a natural gas pipeline in the north of the country. Read More »

Significant project cargo volumes discharged by Aaras at Port of Karachi

AJOT | November 24, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Aaras Project and Logistics Pakistan Pvt., Ltd, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Pakistan, recently handled significant amojnts of incoming project cargo in the Port of Karachi arriving onboard MV. HAN ZHI. Read More »

Golden Ocean Q3 weighed down by weak Chinese demand, one-offs

Reuters | November 24, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean reported third-quarter earnings below expectations on Friday and said charter rates remained too low to ensure profitability while vessel prices continued to sink. Read More »

Westcan Bulk Transport named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2014

PR Newswire | November 20, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcan Bulk Transport is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for having a culture that has impacted its performance.

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Fast & Direct Heavy Lift handles oil field equipment in UAE

AJOT | November 19, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Fast & Direct Heavy Lift Solution Services LLC, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network in Dubai, handled the mobilization of heavy and out of gauge oil field equipments from ICAD, Mussafah to Abu Dhabi Port. Read More »

ICAP shipping arm in merger talks with rival as M&A heats up

Reuters | November 19, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

ICAP's shipping business is in merger talks with rival shipbroker Howe Robinson, the latest potential tie-up among sector players looking for scale after years of freight market turmoil. Read More »

Lynden Logistics signs letter of intent to provide river barge services for Tulsequah Chief Mine Pro

PR Newswire | November 18, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Logistics, LLC is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent with Chieftain Metals Corp. to provide barge services in support of the construction and production of the Tulsequah Mine in British Columbia. The services will include the barging of materials and supplies up the Taku River to the mine site and, when the mine is in production, the barge shipment of concentrate down the Taku River for transport to smelters in Asia. The polymetallic concentrate will be loaded at the mine site in bags and placed in sealed marine containers for the entire transportation move.

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Steder Group moving high and heavy door to door

AJOT | November 16, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Steder Group B.V, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for The Netherlands, moved a crane support unit measuring 7,5 meters high, from the production facility in the UK to customer doorstep in The Netherlands. Read More »

GAC delivers massive metal press for Volvo Cars

AJOT | November 16, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

When Volvo Car Corporation needed a 1,000+ ton metal press delivered to its works in Olofström, Sweden, from Kaiserslautern in Germany, they posed a complex challenge for GAC’s Project Logistics experts. Read More »