Russian grain exports seen rising

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Russia’s grain exports, including flour and pulses, will rise to 1.5 million to 1.6 million tonnes in March from 1.3 million in February thanks to shallow-water ports opening after the winter, SovEcon agriculture analysts said in a note. Read More »

IBM to share technology with China in strategy shift

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

IBM Corp will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China's industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out a strategy for one of the foreign firms hardest hit by China's shifting technology policies. Read More »

How Europe and U.S. stumbled into spat over China-led bank

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Sometime geopolitical shifts happen by accident rather than design. Read More »

China to reap Alibaba windfall as tightens up on tax

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

China could make billions of dollars from taxing gains made by employees of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (BABA.N) who are free to sell their shares for the first time since its IPO, as the country tightens up its leaky mechanisms for tax collection. Read More »

China steel firms turn overseas as domestic woes mount

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | International Trade

Laden with debt and struggling to make money as the world's No.2 economy loses momentum, China's steel mills do not appear obvious candidates for overseas expansion. Read More »

Daikin Reefer launches new Active CA device for refrigerated containers

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

New technology allows controlled atmospheres to be quickly created inside reefer containers, extending the storage time of fresh produce and allowing a wider range of perishable cargoes to be carried Read More »

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited application approved for the Oslo Stock Exchange

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited has announced that, in connection with the previously announced merger between Knightsbridge and Golden Ocean Group Limited its shares have been approved for a secondary listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange Read More »

Menlo Logistics promotes Nick Caragher to Senior Director of Transportation Strategy and Services

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | People | Appointments | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Logistics, the US$1.7 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has announced the promotion of Nick Caragher to Senior Director of Transportation Strategy and Services. Read More »

Colonial Pipeline withdraws tariff change after complaints

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

COLONIAL-PIPELINE/SHIPPING:Colonial Pipeline withdraws tariff change after complaints Read More »

Baltic index up with rising capesize and smaller vessel rates

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, continued to rise on Monday, supported by positive capesize and smaller vessel rates. Read More »

AEP To Review Strategic Alternatives For Its Competitive Barge Transportation Business

PR Newswire | March 23, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced that it is has engaged Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to explore strategic alternatives for its competitive barge transportation subsidiary, AEP River Operations LLC. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority marks 14.2% growth in containers

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Savannah moved more than 284,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units in February. GPA photo/Stephen B. Morton Read More »

New Yale Vision GPS feature helps take fleet operations to next level

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be adding a Global Positioning System (GPS) feature to its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. Read More »

Cold chain performance made to measure at Cool Logistics Asia

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Port performance and last mile distribution of perishables are critical in terms of reducing time to market. Read More »

Gebrüder Weiss continues growth strategy in 2014

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Positive development in all business areas / 1.24 billion euros net turnover / investment volume constantly at a high level Read More »

TX Logistik expands on rail link to Scandinavia

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Since the beginning of March 2015, TX Logistik AG (TXL) has ramped up their rail link between Herne (Germany) and Malmö (Sweden) from six to eight departures per week. Read More »

BNSF Railway faces fines in Washington state over hazardous spills

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined $700,000 for not properly disclosing that its trains had spilled crude oil and other hazardous materials on 14 occasions over four months, officials said on Friday. Read More »

Higher rates across all vessel segments propels Baltic index

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday, propelled by higher rates across all vessel segments. Read More »

Dry Bulk shipping market may rebound slightly in Q2: Golden Ocean CEO

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Dry bulk shipping charter rates remain well below break even levels, pushing vessel scrapping to record highs, though some market improvement is expected in the second quarter, Herman Billung, the CEO of shipping firm Golden Ocean said. Read More »

EU regulators order Cosco, Piraeus port operator to pay back state aid

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

European Union state aid regulators have ordered Greece to recover certain illegal fiscal benefits granted to Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) and its parent company Cosco Pacific Ltd. Read More »