Breakbulk & Projects

H’egh Autoliners new North American corporate headquarters

AJOT | December 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

H'egh Autoliners, Inc. has announced a move into an expanded space in Jericho, NY and consolidated its North American Corporate Headquarters and New York offices. Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver generates $10.5 billion in GDP

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Trade through Port Metro Vancouver generates 132,700 total jobs across Canada, according to a new study prepared for the Port by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., a leading transportation consulting firm. As the first study to assess the economic impact of the Read More »

Kalmar celebrates opening of the Port of Vuosaari

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has delivered four new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and nine other new container-handling machines to the Port of Vuosaari in Helsinki, Finland. This new equipment is being joined by other Kalmar machines that are being moved Read More »

TWIC implemented in Port of Charleston

AJOT | December 07, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Thousands of workers in the Port of Charleston now must show a new mandatory federal identification card at the terminal gates, and so far the implementation process is going smoothly. Read More »

UASC receives final A7 ship

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) received its eighth and last A7 ship, at a ceremony held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea). Read More »

MSC includes Hamburg in its South American schedule

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

On 29 October 2008 the containership MSC Leigh put in to the Port of Hamburg, in consequence of the Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) having improved its regular services to the east coast of South America. Read More »

Intermarine revises BSC

AJOT | October 23, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announces that the carriers will revise the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean effective November 20, 2008. Read More »

New Secretary General for Intercargo

AJOT | October 22, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

At their Annual Meeting, Intercargo members endorsed the planned succession of Secretary General from Roger Holt to Rob Lomas with effect from today's meeting, with Mr Holt staying on for a further year as Consultant Director to promote Intercargo and its Read More »

Fairstar completes load-out of Tombua Landana modules

AJOT | October 08, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Fairstar Heavy Transport (FAIR) has completed the loading of two topside modules onto its heavy transport ship Fjord at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. ,Ltd. (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea, where the two modules have been constructed. Read More »

Seanergy completes initial fleet of dry bulk carriers

AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seanergy Maritime Corp. announced that they took delivery of, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., and its designated nominees, the M/V Hamburg Max, a 1994 built Panamax vessel with a capacity of 73,498 dwt, and the M/V A Read More »

CMA CGM & FESCO Baltic feeder service to St. Petersburg

AJOT | September 28, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

CMA CGM and FESCO have established a new, large volume, Baltic Sea feeder service between Hamburg and the second-largest city in Russia ' St. Petersburg. In the weekly service, two 1A ice-class ships are in use, the Emotion with a capacity of 1,440 teu as Read More »

MSC Stella breaks record for containers moved

AJOT | September 28, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The MSC Stella, which arrived in New Orleans last week, broke a record by loading and unloading a total of 2,870 containers at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The Panamanian-flagged vessel operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will tran Read More »

Global Ship Lease to acquire two 4,250 teu newbuildings

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global Ship Lease, Inc, a rapidly growing containership owner and the twentieth largest in the industry, announced it has agreed to acquire two 4,250 teu newbuildings from German interests for approximately $77 million per vessel. The purchase is subject Read More »

TBS International Limited acquires first heavy-lift tweendecker

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

TBS International Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the M.V. CEC Cardigan, to be renamed M.V. Zia Belle, a 1997 built, 8,874 dwt heavy-lift multipurpose tweendecker with two 150 ton cranes, combinable up to 300 tons. TBS h Read More »

Peterson Awarded 2007 Thomas Crowley Trophy

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Chris Peterson, vice president of west coast services for Crowley Maritime Corporation's Pacific/Alaska region, was awarded a 2007 Thomas Crowley trophy, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies yesterday in Seattle. Created 20 years ago, the Thomas C Read More »

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. to acquire tank container operations of Taby Group

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the tank container operations of Taby Group. Taby Group, with annual turnover of about $120 million, is a privately held company headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Taby currently oper Read More »

Grand Alliance changes Mediterranean hub to Cagliari, Italy

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Grand Alliance (GA) will further improve its cargo hub services in the Mediterranean. The GA's transshipment hub will be changed from Gioia Tauro to Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT), in southern Sardinia, Italy, from mid September 2008 Read More »

WTSA overhauls bunker fuel surcharge formula

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Lines address customer concerns with a calculation formula that has fewer elements, simpler math, more accurate price tiers and separate West Coast and East Coast charges; formula takes effect for dry cargo October 1, with refrigerated formula to follow N Read More »

Hamburg S’d adds new service between West Coast NA & Australia/NZ

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hamburg S'd has begun a new service between the North American West Coast and Australia / New Zealand with a variety of fast and direct connections between both continents. The rotations deliver the trade's best transit times. For example, the time betwee Read More »

Senator Lines swaps ports on its MCS service

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The German carrier Senator Lines will drop its Gioia Tauro call on "Loop A" of its MCS service, commonly operated with Hapag Lloyd. The MCS links Canada with the Mediterranean. The consortium will switch to Cagliari instead. Read More »