Breakbulk & Projects

Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of Imperial Eagle

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. announced that it has taken delivery of Imperial Eagle, a 'Future-56' class, 56,000 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel. The vessel has entered into a one-year time charter tied to the Baltic Supramax Index ("BSI"), ensuring Eagle partic Read More »

Indonesia to invite bids for $1.5 billion coal railway in May

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Indonesia plans to invite investors to bid for contracts to build a $1.5 billion coal railway line in Central Kalimantan, a planning ministry official said on Wednesday.

Growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy has been held back by poor in Read More »

TITAN Salvage to remove navigational hazards in Port-au-Prince

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A TITAN Salvage team is working in Haiti to remove navigational hazards, including the collapsed Washington gantry crane, in Port-au-Prince for the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), in an effort to increase the cargo throughput in the heavily dama Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk projects spur economic activity, jobs creation around the country

Peter Buxbaum | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Ports in NY, NJ, and Texas are enhancing and expanding breakbulk capabilities
Port authorities around the country are accelerating investments in breakbulk facilities, testimony to the growing strategic value of breakbulk cargoes to ports' b Read More »

Premium Article  Will the expansion of the bulkship fleet sabotage freight rate recovery?

George Lauriat | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Will the demand for bulkships out pace the newbuilding splashing down the ways? The IMF (International Monetary Fund) now forecasts that world economic activity will grow by nearly four percent in 2010, in stark contrast to the loss of nearly one-perce Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian ports develop multi-purpose vocation

Leo Ryan | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

While the leading general cargo ports on Canada’s east and west coasts have developed through the years by adopting a multi-purpose vocation, other ports have sought to broaden their business base in such areas as containers, breakbulk, project cargo, and Read More »

Premium Article  Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of two additional newbuildings

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. announced that it has taken delivery of two additional vessels, Thrasher and Avocet, from its newbuild program. The addition of these two vessels brings Eagle Bulk's total on-the-water fleet to 32 vessels. Read More »

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics wins Jaguar Land Rover contract

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

One of the world's leading providers of finished vehicle logistics, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has won a new five year contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to ship its vehicles from the United Kingdom to North America and Oceania. Read More »

Intermarine adds Industrial Echo to its fleet

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Intermarine takes delivery of the Industrial Echo, the fourth in a series of 4 heavy lift newbuildings entering the fleet in the past 12 months. Delivered in Portugal in mid January, the vessel sailed for Hamburg, Bilbao, and Gijon where the ship is loadi Read More »

Premium Article  Canada: tomorrow’s energy superpower

Leo Quigley | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | International Trade

During his inaugural trip to Asia in early December Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, told a business audience in Shanghai that Canada is an emerging energy superpower. Canada, he said, can provide the stable sources of energy China will need for f Read More »

Premium Article  Air and sea package wins Red Sea oil rig logistics contract

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Transport Intermediaries

A complete air and sea supply chain solution has been successful in winning the logistics contract for a new $US50 million offshore oil drilling campaign in the Sudanese Red Sea.

Darka Shipping Agencies, a member of the Darka for Trading and Read More »

Premium Article  Slow return of project activity anticipated for Houston area

Paul Scott Abbott | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Houston area remains the hub for U.S. project cargo moves, but it could be a year or more before such activity rebounds to the level it had enjoyed prior to the present economic downturn.

By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Wind power lifts hopes of project cargo at northern ports in West

Martin Rushmere | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wind power is lifting the hopes of project cargo at ports from Northern California to Washington, with expectations of a steady pick up in 2010, along with breakbulk, following a dismal 2009.

By Martin Rushmere, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift in the future

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Air Cargo | Breakbulk & Projects

Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next decade. Read More »

Premium Article  The Beluga P-Series – new forces in the super heavy lift sector

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

MV “Beluga Houston” delivered as first of 16 state of the art carriers

The very first Beluga multipurpose project carrier of the latest generation proved her capabilities by the transport of several large reactors during her maiden voy Read More »

Premium Article  Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc.

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc. transported three transformers  weighing each 850,000 lbs (385 metric tonnes) 37’4 L x 13’ 2 W x 18’6 H. to the Marissa, ILL Prairie States Generating Station. Loaded by heavy lift ship to barge, barged from the Port of New Orl Read More »

Premium Article  GPA offers break bulk advantages

Karen Thuermer | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

The break bulk business is rapidly changing with some commodities like agri-products now being moved more frequently in containers. Officials at the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) are keeping a watchful eye on this business, as well as identifying other br Read More »

Premium Article  Project work in the Caribbean

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Caribbean has its own unique project cargo business. The business can include building a resort or shipping oversized “not in trailer” machinery. The one Caribbean constant is everything is destined for an island where mistakes can add up to long and Read More »

Russian logistic experts Transy moves heavy GE-Gas Turbine in Arctic weather

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Transy, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, earlier this month organized the movement and installation of a "GE" gas turbine and generator onto foundation in Sredneurask (near Ekaterinburg, Russia). Read More »

First ever assembled and installed CBU unit in Indonesia delivered

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

WPCMOS, member of the CEE, Cargo Equipment Experts Network, has been engaged by a leading Asia Coal Supplier to assemble, transport and install a 600 ton Continous Barge Unloader Unit, CBU, to Bontang, Kalimantan, Indonesia. WPCMOS organised the transpor Read More »