Breakbulk & Projects

Dry bulk shippers set up combined chartering venture

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

Five dry bulk shipping firms, including shipping tycoon John Fredriksen’s Golden Ocean will form a new venture to coordinate chartering services, hoping to reduce costs in a fragmented market, the firms said in a joint statement. Read More »

Ethiopia bets on grand projects in drive for industrial power

Reuters | February 09, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Chinese workers mingle with Ethiopians putting the finishing touches to a metro line that cuts through Addis Ababa, one of a series of grand state infrastructure projects that Ethiopia hopes will help it mimic Asia’s industrial rise. Read More »

Premium Article  Vietnam infrastructure projects paving way for growth

Robert L. Wallack | February 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Improving the infrastructure is the key to economic growth in Vietnam. As Robert Wallack reports from Hanoi there is a lot of construction under way in Vietnam to address the infrastructure issues. But Vietnam has a long road to travel before the infrastructure delivers to the economy. Read More »

Danish shipping company Copenship files for bankruptcy

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Privately-owned shipping company Copenship has filed for bankruptcy in Copenhagen after losses in the dry bulk market, its Chief Executive Michael Fenger told Reuters. Read More »

Premium Article  Pipe(line) dreams

Matt Miller | February 03, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Pipelines are big business and even bigger geo-politics. Just ask Russia’s President Vladimir Putin who without much fanfare cancelled the “South Stream,” one of the world’s largest pipeline projects. And there is the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, which elicits a continental divide of opinions in the US congress. Dreams for new pipelines abound but political realities dampen prospects. Read More »

Premium Article  Interview with Agility Project Logistics President & CEO Grant Wattman

Matt Miller | February 02, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Onshore and offshore pipeline project activity is important to Agility Project Logistics. We anticipate a significant increase in activity in North America in support of shale gas, LNG and NGL export and support of the petrochemical complexes - Grant Wattman Read More »

Vale’s mega-ships dock at five Chinese ports

Reuters | February 01, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Ports & Terminals

Brazilian miner Vale's mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm's head of investor relations said as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. Read More »

China COSCO, China Shipping Development flag profitable 2014

Reuters | February 01, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Liner Shipping

China COSCO, the country's largest dry bulk shipping line, said its 2014 net profit would be more than 50 percent higher than the previous year after it made headway in increasing revenue. Read More »

Senator Shuster releases statement on senate approval of Keystone bill

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement following the Senate bipartisan passage of legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project Read More »

AAL Launches New Operation, AAL Japan

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Break Bulk Port

New Tokyo office for global breakbulk and heavy lift operator; boosts its service offering & commitment to local customers. Read More »

Hans Heavy Lift boosts global management team

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed Maximilian Harmstorf as Head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in Hamburg/Germany. Read More »

Has China’s base metals import appetite peaked?

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | International Trade

Not so very long ago base metals bulls marched to the beat of the monthly release of China's trade figures. Read More »

Water works – pipeline projects for water transfer: engineering and financial challenge

Matt Miller | January 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

While modern-day pipeline projects have become synonymous with oil and gas, there’s another effort afoot that doesn’t get nearly the publicity: water transfer. Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s West Coast: getting serious about project cargo

Leo Quigley | January 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Transporting project cargo and high and heavy loads from Canada’s West Coast to industrial projects such as the Oilsands in Alberta, LNG plants proposed for Northern British Columbia and biofuels plants and inland grain terminals in Saskatchewan have been the topic of much discussion between Canada’s three Western Premiers and industry stakeholders. Read More »

Premium Article  “Blade Runner” system gives BNSF Logistics an edge to handling wind blades

Matt Miller | January 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Intermodal | Rail

BNSF Logistics LLC is developing a new system for transporting certain types of oversized cargo that the company says will improve handling efficiency by 25% to 35%. The initial focus is on the giant blades used in wind turbines. Read More »

Premium Article  Moving choppers from the Middle East to Alabama

Peter Buxbaum | January 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Global Shipping coordinates project move from Jordan for refurbishing Read More »

MOL’s newbuilding coal carrier Shin Yahagi Maru to serve Chubu Electric Power

AJOT | January 22, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the delivery of the coal carrier Shin Yahagi Maru, which will serve Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on January 22, 2015. Read More »

Belgian dry bulk shipping group CMB expects volatile 2015

Reuters | January 22, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Belgian dry bulk shipping group CMB on Thursday said markets would remain volatile after a disappointing 2014 in which falling commodity prices reduced stock building by clients. Read More »

Schlumberger buying minority stake in Russia’s Eurasia Drilling

AJOT | January 21, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Discovery

Schlumberger will spend about $1.7 billion for a minority stake in Russia’s Eurasia Drilling Read More »

Preferred Bidder Selected for Final Phase of Highway 407 East

PR Newswire | January 21, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation have selected Blackbird Infrastructure Group as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 407 East Phase 2 project. Read More »