Breakbulk & Projects

MLL adds tanker to US Flag Fleet

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of a 47,000 DWT product tanker to add to its US flag vessel fleet. The M/T MARCO, which will be reflagged as the MAERSK MICHIGAN in early September, is a 182-meter double hull medium-range tanker buil Read More »

DMCA extends sponsorship to The International Propeller Club

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it has recently signed a contract to be the official sponsor of The International Propeller Club - UAE Chapter. Read More »

GPA participates in national environmental management program

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been selected as one of five US port organizations to participate in an 18-month environmental management program. Read More »

Corpus Christi enters into MoU with Saint-Gobain Norpro

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Corpus Christi commission approved entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with Saint-Gobain Norpro ('Saint Gobain') to establish a dedicated monthly shipping service between the Port of Corpus Christi and Venezuela. The service would call Read More »

United Arab Chemical Carriers appoints CEO

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

United Arab Chemical Carriers, Ltd. announced the appointment of Mr. Jens Groenning as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Groenning, currently Chief Operating Officer for Eitzen Chemical ASA in Copenhagen will be taking up his new role in Dubai in the fourt Read More »

Dockwise contract for Koniambo Nickel Project in New Caledonia

AJOT | August 12, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise Ltd. announced that a contract has been awarded to their subsidiary Dockwise Shipping for the transportation from China to New Caledonia of 18 onshore modules including an extended engineering and associated services scope. The contract was award Read More »

SC ports to participate in national environmental management program

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is one of five US port organizations selected to participate in an 18-month environmental management program. Read More »

Port of Hamburg sets course for growth in H1 ‘08

AJOT | August 10, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

With overall handling of 71 million tons and container handling of five million teu (20-foot standard containers), Germany's largest universal port is also remaining on a course for growth in 2008. Overall, container handling attained an increase of 3.8% Read More »

INTTRA provides availability of idle container management

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

INTTRA, the leading e-commerce portal for the ocean freight industry, today announces the availability of INTTRA Idle Container Management (ICM), an intuitive, on-demand shipment management solution that allows shippers and freight forwarders to manage ex Read More »

Fuel cost recovery a priority for Asia-US lines

AJOT | August 03, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Container lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) say they plan to begin narrowing the gap between what they pay for inland fuel in their intermodal operations and what they collect against those costs through inland fuel surcharges. TSA i Read More »

Shipping lines attempt new charge collection on cargo from Taiwan

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Seven shipping lines plying the Taiwan-Hong Kong/South China route are attempting to re-impose the Emergency Bunker Surcharge that they put on hold after their announcement to collect the charge from July 1st. The original eight liners--OOCL (HK) Ltd, Eve Read More »

Maersk purchases two US flag combination ships

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of two US flag general cargo and roll-on/roll-off combination ships, formerly employed under long-term charter to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC). In early 2008, Military Sealift Command e Read More »

Averitt unveils innovative LCL service from Asia

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers, has announced a new less-than-container load (LCL) service from Asia known as Asia-Memphis Express. Read More »

Vessel air emissions bill becomes law

AJOT | July 27, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The President has signed into law H.R. 802, the "Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2008," which is the implementing legislation for MARPOL Annex VI. Enactment of this legislation has been actively supported by a broad coalition of maritime industry and Read More »

HWL sells stake in HPH and HPI

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) announced today that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to sell 20 per cent effective equity and loan interest in each of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) and Hutchison Ports Investments S.' r.l (HPI) respect Read More »

Jasper Port Land Transfer Slated for Approval

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors today unanimously approved the acquisition of 1,518 acres of land for the development on the Savannah River. The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board is set to consider a similar resolutio Read More »

Port of Felixstowe Invests in New Oil Booms

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Deployed to contain marine oil spills, though these are rare, the booms are each 250 metres in length, and able to withstand up to two tonnes of tensile stress. In combination, they will allow the Port's Emergency Services to isolate and contain oil spil Read More »

NLM to Continue to Provide Logistics Services for Ford Motor Company

AJOT | July 14, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Logistics management expert NLM (http://www.nlmi.com) announced today it has recently renewed an agreement with Ford Motor Company. In an effort to drive logistics efficiencies and cost savings for the auto manufacturer, NLM will remain a provider for its critic Read More »

ICTSI’s NCT-1 in Subic Bay is ISPS compliant

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1), Subic Bay Freeport's newest container handling facility, was recently awarded a three-year certification for its compliance with the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS). Read More »

Corps of Engineers rules Maury Island project can proceed

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers today issued the last permits needed to reconstruct a dock for loading barges with sand and gravel for transport from an existing mine on Maury Island. Read More »