Breakbulk & Projects

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 »

Kinder Morgan investors approve $44 bn deal to put pipelines under Kinder Morgan Inc.

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Kinder Morgan’s diverse base of investors approved on Thursday a $44 billion deal to bring four related pipeline companies under the roof of Kinder Morgan Inc. The approval of the deal heralds the official beginning of a new era for Houston-based Kinder Morgan, which has evolved into the largest midstream company and the third largest energy company in North America by enterprise value since it was formed in 1997. Read More »

The 2015 Strategic Top 100 Global Infrastructure Report Released by CG/LA Infrastructure

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | International Trade

The 2015 Strategic Top 100 Global Infrastructure Report Released by CG/LA Infrastructure. $406 Billion Total Project Value Identified Read More »

US House and Senate bipartisan support for Coast Guard Authorization

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Regulatory Issues | Ports

US House and Senate Leaders Issue Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. Read More »

Great Lakes Dredge wins a $25.6 million contract for the Arthur Kill Channel Navigation project

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway | Ports | Wet Bulk Port | Dry Bulk Port | Break Bulk Port | Container Port

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, from Oak Brook, Illinois, has won a $25.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Arthur Kill Channel Navigation project. This development program will include the following activities: dredging, blasting and disposal of rock. Read More »

Study finds two-thirds economic benefits from road/transit investment in non-construction sector

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Intermodal | Road | Rail

Two-thirds of the economic benefits and jobs created by federal highway and transit investment occur in non-construction sectors, according to a new study. The study also finds that every dollar invested through the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) in state highway, bridge and public transit infrastructure programs returns 74 cents in tax revenue. Read More »

MHG In Talks with BASF Regarding A Series of Initiatives

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

MHG, the manufacturer of one hundred percent biodegradable plastic, announced they met behind closed doors with BASF, the largest chemical company in the world. Dr. Paul Pereira, CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, met with Johannes Becker, Vice President of Strategy in Brussels last week to discuss next steps in a series of initiatives. Read More »

Shuster welcomes new Transport and Infrastructure Committee members from 114th congress

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | People | Appointments | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) welcomed the 12 Republican Members who will join the Committee in the 114th Congress, including two Members elected to their third terms in Congress and ten freshmen. Read More »

Port of Corpus Christi approves tariff increases effective January 1, 2015

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Break Bulk Port

Tariff increases approved during the Port of Corpus Christi Commission Meeting of December 9, 2014, Effective Jan 1, 2015: Read More »

Russia, India funds agree $1 billion Indian infrastructure deal

Reuters | December 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

The Russian Direct Investment Fund and India’s IDFC agreed on Thursday to invest up to $1 billion in Indian infrastructure projects including in ports, toll roads and hydropower, to deepen economic ties between the two countries. Read More »

Bunge exec sees no sign Russia will limit wheat exports

Reuters | December 10, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Bunge Ltd, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, sees no signs that Russia will limit wheat exports as some traders have feared, the company’s managing director of global agribusiness said on Wednesday. Read More »

Christmas season starts with huge box for BNSF Logistics

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

BNSF Logistics handled through their Houston’s GPC office the transport of one Cold Box with 536 metric tons dimensioned 74 x 7.55 x 5.33 meter. Read More »

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 »