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Norilsk tests new Arctic sea route to Shanghai

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Russia's metals giant Norilsk Nickel has started testing a new sea route, which will allow it to ship its products to China three times faster, Norilsk said. Read More »

Fay elected Board Chairman

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Mumphrey, Cahill elected Vice Chair, Secretary-Treasurer
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected John Fay, a partner in the law firm of Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles its chairman today. Fay succeeds Thomas D. Westfeldt, wh Read More »

The Massachusetts Port Authority recently welcomed the arrival of its two low-profile and four RTG c

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority recently welcomed the arrival of its two low-profile and four RTG cranes acquired from the Port of Oakland. The cranes fulfill an essential component of Massport’s port modernization strategic plan for growth and greater e Read More »

Severe port congestion to cap Australia coal exports

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Severe congestion problems at the world's biggest coal shipping port, Newcastle in Australia, look set to constrain the country's coal exports for at least another two years.

BHP Billiton , Rio Tinto , and other mining companies have expanded Read More »

Pot-holes hamper booming Argentine soy industry hub

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Thousands of trucks loaded with soybeans clog up pot-holed highways and unpaved roads around the Argentine city of Rosario -- home to one of the world's biggest, most efficient soy-crushing industries.

Farmers and grains exporters in the Sout Read More »

Port of Savannah: preparing for tomorrow’s demands today

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz delivered his first State of the Port Address to a record crowd of nearly 1,100 in Savannah. He outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prepare the Port of Savannah for fut Read More »

Ports America announces new Vice President, Key Account Management

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America recently announced the appointment of Curtis F. Flynn to the position of Vice President, Key Account Management. Read More »

Waterborne shipping generates $14 billion per year for Indiana lakeshore economy

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A new study released today by the Ports of Indiana reports that waterborne shipping along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline contributes $14 billion per year in economic activity to the state economy and more than 104,000 jobs. The study was conducted by M Read More »

Gulftainer spreads its wings with $500 million joint venture

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

United Arab Emirates based Ports and Logistics group Gulftainer, a subsidiary of the Crescent Group of companies and the largest private port and logistics operator of the Middle East, has signed a major joint venture agreement with Prominvest, the financ Read More »

Indonesia Tanjung Priok port access hit by road collapse

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

One of the main access roads to Indonesia's biggest port, Tanjung Priok in north Jakarta, collapsed, but so far there has been no impact on loading or unloading goods, a port spokesman said.

A section about 100 metres long in the concrete roa Read More »

Konecranes receives important port crane orders from India

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In August 2010 Konecranes received two important orders for port cranes from the Indian terminal operator Visakha Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (VCTPL). The orders include four RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes and two STS (ship-to-shore) cranes. The RTGs w Read More »

Port of Long Beach posts best cargo numbers in nearly three years

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The monthly container cargo count at the Port of Long Beach reached its highest levels in nearly three years to 611,002 twenty-foot equivalent container units moved in the month of August, a 23.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year. Read More »

China’s Ningbo Port prices IPO at top of range

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ningbo Port priced its Shanghai IPO shares at the top of an indicative range on Wednesday, raising 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion), after the Chinese port operator slashed the size of its float by a fifth to whet investor appetite in a wobbly stock market Read More »

CN, DP World sign comprehensive Service-Level Agreement

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN and DP World, operators of the Centerm Terminal in Vancouver, announced the signing of a comprehensive Service-Level Agreement designed to further enhance the competitiveness of Canada's Pacific Gateway and improve services for customers. The agreement Read More »

Brazil transport woes pose challenge for next leader

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With abundant sunshine and two harvests per year, Brazilian farmers have huge advantages in exporting to global markets. Read More »

APM Terminals Nigeria implements APS Technology Automated Gate System

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced APM Terminals is implementing the APS Automated Gate System at its Apapa, Nige Read More »

CN, Prince Rupert Port Authority and Maher Terminals sign Level of Service Agreement

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

CN, the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) and Maher Terminals Holding Corp. have announced a Level of Service Agreement to promote and better measure improvements in port performance and to enhance Prince Rupert's role as a preferred gateway on the west Read More »

ACS Partners with Vigillo to provide trucking fleets with expanded data to meet Federal safety…

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

ACS Partners with Vigillo to provide trucking fleets with expanded data to meet Federal safety and compliance requirements
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, announced it will expand its capabilities to provide safety Read More »

RailAmerica August carloads up 4%

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc reported a 4 percent rise in August freight carloads helped by an increase in metallic ores, metals, non-metallic mineral and chemicals shipments. Read More »

U.S. railcar usage points to recovery

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

The queues of unused railroad cars in sidings in Montana in the United States have shrunk dramatically in the last year in a sign that economic recovery is taking hold, investment guru Ralph Acampora said. Read More »

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