Schiphol wins AFLAS award for best European airport

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has won the award for Best Airport in Europe, in this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. Read More »

Juncker says EU pressed Greece to raise tax on ship owners

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | International Trade

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he had sought to get Greece to raise more tax from its shipping magnates as part of a cash-for-reform deal that the Athens government has rejected. Read More »

Konecranes TRUCONNECT Remote Services helps manage lift truck fleets from anywhere

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Konecranes is helping operators get more out of their equipment now that TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring is available for Konecranes lift trucks. Read More »

GPA sets all-time container, total tonnage records in May

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Containers grow by 16.4 percent; total tonnage, 9.6 percent Read More »

Walters re-elected GPA chairman

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Board opts for continuity in leadership positions Read More »

Port Of Oakland adopts $470 million budget for fiscal year 2016

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

$167 million for capital improvements; chiefly at airport, former Army Base Read More »

The Port of Montreal applauds the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes the Quebec government's announcement introducing the first ever Quebec Maritime Strategy. The announcement was made this morning at the Iberville cruise terminal, where the Port of Montreal welcomes every year tens of thousands of cruise passengers. Read More »

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to visit the CMA CGM Group Headquarter on July 1st

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group is honored to receive the Chinese Prime Minister Mr Li Keqiang in its Marseilles headquarters on July 1st. Read More »

India grants 1-year extension to Iranian ship insurers

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

India has extended approval to two Iranian insurers to cover container and tanker vessels calling at Indian ports by a year to June 25, a government notification said, in a move that will aid oil imports from Tehran. Read More »

Brazil’s Petrobras slashes 5-year spending plan by 41%to $130.3 billion

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Energy | International Trade

Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras slashed its long-term spending plan to the lowest level in eight years on Monday as new management moved to reduce the industry’s largest debt burden and pull the company out of a giant corruption scandal. Read More »

CEVA signs logistics deal to support TANAP Azerbaijan – Europe Natural gas pipeline

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced it has signed a deal with TANAP (Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Project) to manage the logistics operations for the movement of giant pipes. Read More »

CMA CGM: Suspension of TBL service to North Mali

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

BL traffics to North Mali (Kignan, Ségou, Mopti, Sevaré, Gao, Kidal, Menaka, Ansongou, Tessalit, Timbuktu) via Dakar are temporarily suspended. Read More »

CBP officers in Tampa seize counterfeit Legos from China

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Tampa seized a shipment of counterfeit toys with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of more than $9,000. Read More »

California small business exports forklifts to Brazil supported by EXIM-guaranteed buyer financing

AJOT Administrator | June 29, 2015 | International Trade

Wiggins Lift Co. Inc., a small-business manufacturer in Oxnard, Calif., is exporting its forklifts to marinas in Brazil with the support of medium-term buyer financing being guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) from Northstar Trade Finance Inc. in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read More »

Baltic Exchange ship futures platform examines move into commodities

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

London’s Baltic Exchange is studying a potential foray into commodities and is open to proposals on tie-ups as other exchanges attempt to boost volumes, its chief executive said. Read More »

Commodity Prices Rally Again in May: Scotiabank’s Patricia Mohr

Marketwired | June 29, 2015 | International Trade

Commodity Prices Rally Again in May: Scotiabank's Patricia Mohr Read More »

Google to alert drivers to railroad crossings using U.S. data

Reuters | June 29, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Google will add audio and visual alerts to warn drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google’s navigation system, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday. Read More »

Crowley acquires more than 4,300 additional pieces of liner services equipment

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In response to continuing high customer demand, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has placed orders for additional equipment, including hundreds of new chassis and containers for use in the company’s U.S., Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Central America trade lanes. Read More »

Port of Oakland cargo speed-up measures to begin rolling out

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Chassis pool in time for peak shipping season, Saturday gates to follow Read More »

CAGTC applauds Senate “National Multimodal Freight Policy and Investment Act”

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | International Trade

Senators Cantwell, Booker, Murray and Markey Introduce S.1680 to Support Multimodal Goods Movement Read More »