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2014 Media Kit

Breakbulk & Projects

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Premium Article  Bulk breaking bad

Carole Lauriat | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry bulk freight rates are in a prolonged trough. Will the cycle break before the year is out? Where will the investment in ships come from? Read More »

Premium Article  Atlantic carriers face looming severe fuel regulations

Leo Ryan | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Atlantic carriers face looming severe fuel regulations

On both sides of the Atlantic, anxiety is rising in the boardrooms of shipping lines transporting containers, bulk and breakbulk to and from North America or between North European ports. They face compliance with tough, costly fuel regulations that will not immediately apply to any other trade lanes. Read More »

Premium Article  Steel scrap expects to recover from the doldrums ; Industry analyst foresees signs of growth

Peter Buxbaum | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global steel production rose by 3.5 percent to an all-time-high of 1.6 billion tons last year, but those higher figures did not translate into increased movements of steel scrap in international trade. The reason, according to industry leaders, is that leading buyers of scrap cut their imports sharply, China by 10.2 percent over 2012 and India, by more than 30 percent in the last nine month of the year even after importing record volumes of ferrous scrap in the first quarter. Read More »

Premium Article  Will LA’s TraPac investment pay off?

Stas Margaronis | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Los Angeles expects its newly automated TraPac mega-container terminal to be operational by late 2015 and hopes productivity will equal or exceed the new, automated Port of Long Beach’s Middle Harbor terminal also scheduled to open in 2015. Read More »

Asia-Europe container freight rates fall 2.2 pct

Reuters | July 25, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 2.2 percent to $1,203 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ending on Friday, one source with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters. Read More »

China deepens ties to Brazil, plans to build railways

Reuters | July 21, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Intermodal

China expanded its trade partnership with Brazil on Thursday with $7.5 billion in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets from planemaker Embraer and renewed commitment to invest in infrastructure. Read More »

Ports America hires Director Sales, Breakbulk

AJOT | July 21, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Patrick Hughes has joined Ports America Stevedoring as breakbulk sales director with responsibilities for coordinating and driving customer satisfaction, business development and market growth. Read More »

S.Korea to scrap rice import caps from start of next year

Reuters | July 17, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Korea will on Friday announce plans to scrap caps on rice imports from the start of 2015, instead managing shipments into the country using a system of steep tariffs, domestic media outlets including the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday. Read More »

Forest2Market Expands Operations Team in Response to Growth

AJOT | July 15, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

In response to an increase in the volume and sophistication of customer and to the extension of its subscription services across the U.S. and international markets, Forest2Market has expanded the management structure of its Operations department. Read More »

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