A new global voice for shippers

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Intermodal

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) representing shipper organizations from across the globe has talem action in Leipzig, Germany to reconstitute and restructure itself into a formal organization that will serve to represent freight shippers on key internatio Read More »

Railroads look to the highways to boost shipments

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Intermodal

A recovering U.S. economy and rising fuel prices are giving the nation's railroads a chance to muscle in on what long has been trucker's turf -- the shipment of consumer products.

Big companies including Union Pacific Corp and CSX Corp are stepping up Read More »

Eva Airways to pay $13.2 mllion fine for price fixing

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Eva Airways Corp has agreed to plead guilty to being part of a broad conspiracy to fix the price of air cargo shipping and will pay a $13.2 million fine, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The company pleaded guilty to conspiring to fix the prices of i Read More »

Air Canada unions says pensions are a priority

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Three labor unions at Air Canada Inc said the preservation of pension funds ranks as one of the top priorities in their negotiations with the country's biggest airline.

In a joint statement, the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW), the International Ass Read More »

Crowley recognized for environmental stewardship during 60th Annual Seattle Maritime Festival…

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently recognized for its environmental stewardship by the Port of the Seattle and Seattle Propeller Club, which teamed up to present the company with its second-consecutive honorable mention award for Marine Environment Read More »

NOL carries 9% more cargo in 4 weeks

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's seventh-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 9 percent more cargo in the four weeks to May 6 from a year ago, helped by higher volumes on Intra-Asia and Asia-Europe routes. Read More »

A maritime first: APL ‘cold-irons’ ships in Oakland to clear the air

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

APL has flipped the switch on a clean-air effort that's part of California's maritime future.

The Singapore-based container shipping line became the first to shut down, or, 'cold-iron,' a vessel's engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd sale held up, bids expected July

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The sale of TUI's stake in Hapag-Lloyd is being held up as bidders are taking more time to examine the books of the container shipping group, people familiar with the matter said.

The due diligence will take some additional weeks, a source close to Ha Read More »

Euroseas Ltd. announces time charter renewals for two of Its containerships

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that two subsidiaries of the Company have entered into time charter agreement fo Read More »

W’rtsil’ to supply liquid bio-fuel powered main engines for new Finnish cargo vessel

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

W'rtsil', the marine industry's leading solutions provider and systems integrator, has been contracted by the STX Finland shipyard in Turku, Finland, to supply the main engines for a new multi-purpose cargo vessel. STX Finland is part of the international Read More »

Golden Ocean posts suprise Q1 loss on impairments

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Norwegian shipper Golden Ocean group reported a surprise first-quarter loss, hurt by low day rates for vessels and a negative market impact from weather disruptions and the earthquake in Japan.

Golden Ocean swung to an operating loss of $15.5 million Read More »

WWPC experts join forces in unique power plant project for Albania

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Moving heavy cargo through the under developed roads and over bridges with extremely poor structures in Albania is a task not many are equipped and experienced to sign up for. Yet, the WWPC members Guangzhou Sunshine International Logistics from China jo Read More »

Challenging desert march for SCHEUERLE InterCombis through the Turkmenistan desert

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Turkish haulage operator is currently transporting a huge armine absorber unit across the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan on its way to a flue gas desulfurization plant located in the town of Eloten. As a long-standing customer of SCHEUERLE, Member to Ca Read More »

Brazil port to ship more sugar, but queue to recur

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's No. 2 port for sugar exports expects throughput of the sweetener to leap by as much as half and for ships to face shorter waiting times to load in the current harvest, its commercial director told Reuters.

Exports of mostly bulk sugar through Read More »

Governor, MPA, highstar capital, CSX officials outline Baltimore’s future at May seminar

Karen Thuermer | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The New York Yankees may have beaten the Baltimore Orioles on May 18 in a baseball game attended by friends and employees of the Port of Baltimore. But those who watched the game from the Maryland Port Administration’s skybox at Camden Yards know all too Read More »

Rotterdam port eyes German expansion

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Rotterdam Port, Europe's biggest, said he wants to expand its operations in Germany, building new centres for loading and unloading containers and developing CO2 infrastructure.

Hans Smits also said that Rotterdam port, which already has t Read More »

GPA completes wetlands monitoring at Savannah and Brunswick


AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently completed annual wetland monitoring at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal and a threatened and endangered species survey and ecological habitat assessment at the Port of Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island Term Read More »

India witnesses the launch of one of the world’s largest industrial zones (Kizad)

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) recently unveiled the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. The event was attended by over 200 VIP guests from various companies and industries in India. The guests were introduc Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA receives $800,000 CERB loan

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver announced that it will receive an $800,000 loan from the Washington State Community Economic Development Revitalization Board (CERB). The funding will be used to make improvements to an existing port facility that are necessary befor Read More »

Port of Oakland welcomes newly appointed commissioner

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland welcomes its newest Port Commissioner, Alan S. Yee, who was recently nominated by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and unanimously confirmed by the Oakland City Council on May 17th. Mayor Quan said, “Commissioner Yee is a long-time civic lead Read More »