Breakbulk & Projects

New GAC base opens to drive UK renewable energy sector

AJOT | May 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Great Yarmouth support hub for offshore wind farms in Southern North Sea Read More »

GCC rail, road and maritime projects worth US$ 422 billion in focus at NATRANS Arabia

AJOT | May 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Gulf region’s integrated and sustainable transport projects to be showcased in Abu Dhabi integrated transport event at ADNEC in October. Read More »

China sets rules to lure private investment in infrastructure

Reuters | May 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | International Trade

China has put in place rules to protect private investors and expand opportunities in infrastructure and utility projects, the country's top planning agency said on Tuesday, as the government seeks help revitalizing a stuttering economy. Read More »

Soy growers to Chipotle: Misinformation is not a marketing strategy

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement today in response to Chipotle’s announcement that the fast-food chain would remove all foods containing genetically-modified ingredients, including the soybean oil used in cooking, from its menu. ASA President Wade Cowan, a farmer from Brownfield, Texas, noted farmers’ continuing frustration with the misinformation about agricultural biotechnology advanced by Chipotle this week: Read More »

Titan and Svitzer merge salvage interests

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

AP Moller-Maersk has completed its merger of its salvage division with a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp from the US i. Svitzer is merging with Titan Salvage under a new brand called Ardent. Read More »

Barnhart Crane & Rigging Honored;  Wins Three Industry “Job of the Year” Awards

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co. earned three of seven “Job of the Year” awards presented by the Specialized Crane and Rigging Association at its annual conference in Carlsbad, Calif., on April 14. Judges considered 28 “exceptionally strong entries,” including 15 rigging jobs and 13 transportation jobs, according to a statement released by the association. Barnhart won in the categories of “Rigging Job Over $2 Million,” “Rigging Job Under $150,000,” and “Hauling Job Over 160,000 Pounds.” Read More »

Spain’s ACS wins $983 mln bridge contract in Texas

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Spanish construction firm ACS said it had won a $983 million contract to design and build the longest cable-stayed bridge in the United States, in Texas. Read More »

Energy East project could go ahead with one export port according to TransCanada CEO

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

TransCanada Corp is still mulling alternative sites for a second oil export terminal for its Energy East pipeline, though the C$12 billion project could go ahead with just one export port, chief executive Russ Girling said on Friday. Read More »

Vale signals cut in production growth as iron price slumps

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Brazil’s Vale SA said on Thursday it could reduce forecasted iron ore production by up to 30 million tonnes over the next two years, as the miner tries to resuscitate margins in the midst of a severe price slump. Read More »

GAC North America completes transatlantic move of 14-ton dolly ahead of schedule

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

GAC’s project logistics experts recently loaded a 14.1 ton assembly dolly and ensured quick transportation and early delivery from Houston through Los Angeles and on to Luanda, Angola, for Ensco plc, a global provider of offshore drilling services. Read More »

Yemen struggles to import food as coalition navies hold up more ships

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Yemen is facing mounting problems bringing in food by sea as the danger from fighting between Houthis and government supporters is exacerbated by an arms blockade by Saudi-led coalition navies searching ships for weapons destined for the rebels. Read More »

Asian grain mills stick with containers despite higher cost

Reuters | April 20, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Liner Shipping

Rapid growth in the use of containers to ship grains and oilseeds to Southeast Asia could take a step back this year after a fall in bulk freight rates to record lows, although smaller mills will mostly stick with containers, traders said. Read More »

Vingroup unit wins port building deal

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

The investment for the whole project is more than 1.64 trillion dong ($76 million), of which 493 billion dong would be allocated for the BOT part and the port is slated to become operational in 2017, the report said. Read More »

Magellan Midstream, TransCanada to develop Houston pipeline

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and TransCanada Corp , Canada’s second-largest pipeline company, said on Tuesday they will develop a pipeline to connect TransCanada’s Houston tank terminal to Magellan’s East Houston terminal. Read More »

Gibson Energy to build 900,000 barrels of crude storage in Alberta

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy

Canadian oil storage and transport company Gibson Energy Inc said on Monday it is building 900,000 barrels of crude oil storage at its terminal in Hardisty, Alberta, after receiving sufficient support from shippers. Read More »

Mitsubishi group to build methanol plant in Trinidad and Tobago

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Refinery

Japan’s three Mitsubishi group companies have signed a contract with state-owned National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd and Massy Holdings to build a methanol producing plant in the Caribbean country for about $1 billion. Read More »

China Life, Ping An take majority stake in $500 million Boston property project

Reuters | April 10, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

China's two biggest insurers are funding the majority of a $500 million commercial real estate project in the United States, a person with knowledge of the deal said, in the latest offshore property investment by China's cash-rich financial institutions. Read More »

China’s environment ministry blocks hydro project

Reuters | April 10, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

China's environment ministry has refused approval for a hydropower dam on an ecologically vulnerable river already damaged by construction, a rare setback for the country's extensive dam-building program. Read More »

Brazil port city suspends Ultracargo fuel operations after fire

Reuters | April 10, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

The mayor of Santos suspended on Friday operations at a fuel storage warehouse in Brazil after a week-long fire at the facility operated by Ultracargo slowed exports from the country’s largest port. Read More »

First Shipment of Pinotage Wine Grapes from South Africa Hit US Market

AJOT | April 09, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

March may have come in like a lion and left like a lamb but a new breed of import to the United States came roaring in, taking the form of Pinotage Grapes from the Western Cape region of the Republic of South Africa. Read More »