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US mulls safeguards on battery shipments

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. regulators want to beef up safety measures on air-cargo shipments of electronic devices that contain flammable lithium ion batteries, in response to the recent crash of a UPS jet loaded with such goods. Read More »

Atlas Air says disappointed over Boeing delay

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo carrier Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc is disappointed over Boeing Co's delay of first delivery of the 747-8 Freighter jet and may seek remedies, an Atlas official said. Read More »

Hapag-LLoyd increases debt issue on strong demand

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has placed about $700 million in senior notes in the capital market, 40 percent more than planned after attracting strong investor demand, a stakeholder in the firm said.

Hapag, the world's fifth- Read More »

Crowley names new VP of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Carl R. Fox has been named vice president of strategic initiatives and marketing for the liner and logistics business units.

In this role, he is responsible for formulating strategic market and trade lane Read More »

Coast Guard says Houston Channel shut 3 days

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The Houston Ship Channel closed for three days after a barge struck a highline electrical tower this past weekend, downing a power line stretching across the waterway to the busiest U.S. petrochemical port, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Read More »

Christening of the CMA CGM world’s largest Maltese-flagged containership

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping Group announced the christening of the 11,400-TEU* CMA CGM PEGASUS, at Malta Freeport Terminal, Port of Marsaxlokk. Read More »

TSA creates shipper advisory board, launches ongoing consolations with customers

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have opened an unprecedented new channel of communication with customers, with the establishment of a shipper advisory board. The new panel provides a forum, under TSA auspices, to Read More »

Safmarine gets closer to Indian Subcontinent customers by inaugurating new ISC Region

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Liner shipping company Safmarine Container Lines is pleased to announce the formation of a new Region in its global organization to further enhance the difference being made by Safmariners around the world to customers trading to and from the Indian Subco Read More »

Dockwise delivers first of 15 modules for Koniambo Project

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise Ltd. has been selected as the contractor of choice for the transport of 15 onshore modules for the Koniambo Nickel Project in New Caledonia. Read More »

Crowley to operate first double-hulled, environmentally friendly barges in Western Alaska waters

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Crowley today announced its plans to construct two double-hulled, combination deck cargo and tank barges for service in Western Alaska. The vessels, fittingly named DBL 165-1 and DBL 165-2, are scheduled to be delivered in April and May of 2 Read More »

GAC teamwork makes light work of heavy lift

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

At 745 metric tons, the reactor unit was a big load for the crane loading it onto a SAL-heavy lift vessel at Dubai's Jebel Ali port and it took two hours to load. But that was just one of the challenges the GAC team made light work of during a successful Read More »

Port of New York/ New Jersey comments on strike situation

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The following statement was issued by Joseph Curto, President of the New York Shipping Association, “regarding the end of the job action in the Port of New York and New Jersey: Although the situation that precipitated the work stoppage in the Port of N Read More »

Port of Baltimore handles record number of containers for second straight month

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

For the second consecutive month, the public marine terminals at the Port of Baltimore handled a record number of containers. In July, 63,740 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) containers made their way across Baltimore’s docks, breaking an all-time record Read More »

Psion marks next major open innovation landmark with 
launch of Psion Omnii™ Platform

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Psion, the global provider of mobile computing solutions, has unveiled another strategic landmark for the company, with the launch of Psion Omnii™, a sophisticated, highly modular mobile computing platform. The new Omnii platform will give Psion, its rese Read More »

CN and MPA reach agreement to increase gateway productivity and market share

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN and the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that commits the parties to develop a best-practices vision for the gateway's supply chain, improve productivity, and leverage these gains to increase th Read More »

Adani says India ready for huge coal import boom

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

India's Adani expects Asia's No.3 economy to have the infrastructure in place to handle a surge in domestic coal demand from power, steel and cement industries, a senior executive said.

Coal powers more than half of India's electricity plants Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet studying, rail port expansion

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

South Africa's logistics group Transnet said that it would this year complete a study to expand the rail infrastructure leading to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and for another port.

South Africa is a major exporter of coal to power stations Read More »

GPA posts 22% growth for August

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA experienced 22-percent container growth in August and has recorded nine consecutive months of double-digit growth.

“August represented the second highest tot Read More »

CN Rail conductor union says doesn’t want strike

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The union representing 2,700 train conductors and other workers at Canadian National Railway Co Ltd will not serve strike notice unless the company is intent on making drastic changes to their labor agreement, a union spokesman said.

Negotiat Read More »

Averitt takes state association’s Clean Diesel Leadership Award

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

For the second straight year, Averitt Express earned the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association. The TTA made the announcement at its annual awards ceremony held in Destin, Fla. Read More »

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