Bromma wins major Greenline™ orders for Terminal Catalunya, Spain and Abu Dhabi, UAE

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Bromma has been awarded two major new contracts for the supply of all-electric spreaders for use on automated stacking cranes. Bromma has won an order for a total of 40 GreenLine™ all-electric yard crane spreaders for the new Terminal Catalunya S.A. (TERC Read More »

Colombia plans to rule on 29 port projects in 2011

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Colombia plans to decide on the approval of nearly 30 port projects mainly in coal, bulk loading and petroleum this year, the government concessions' agency said in a financial newspaper published.

Latin America's No. 4 oil producer has set ambitious Read More »

Port of Gulfport cargo figures rebound in 2010

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The slowdown in the global economy in the previous two years has had a tremendous negative impact on the maritime industry around the world. Despite the challenges the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport handled over 2.15 million tons of cargo i Read More »

ICTSI Subic welcomes new line

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Greek shipping line, Tiger Lines, will start calling at the New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1) at the Subic Bay Freeport in the Philippines starting the second quarter of this year.

Tiger Lines will deploy a 750-TEU to 1,000-TEU capacity vessel for its Read More »

Nadler reintroduces Clean Ports Act Congressman

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Clean Ports Act of 2011. The bill, which has 50 original co-sponsors, would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Act to allow ports t Read More »

Port of Philadelphia’s 2010 cargo statistics show big gains over previous year

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A recovering national economy, in conjunction with a variety of new business relationships established at the Port of Philadelphia in 2010, has resulted in a sizable gain in overall tonnage last year compared to 2009 levels. With 3,644,919 metric tons of Read More »

The Port of Everett is working to bring job opportunities to the region

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon announced that Evergreen Bottling Company would be bringing a new water bottling plant to Everett, with specific interest in the Port’s Riverside Business Park. It is expected the company would generate up to 15 mi Read More »

Port of Hamburg leaves the worldwide financial and economic crisis of 2010 in its


AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In 2010 the Port of Hamburg returned to its growth course with total throughput of 121 million tons. Alongside the gratifying progress of the German economy, the markets in the Baltic region and in Eastern Europe that are so important for the Port of Hamb Read More »

Port of Portland records third best tonnage year in 2010

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

According to recently released year-end results, 2010 was the third best tonnage year for marine cargo in the Port’s history – totaling over 13.1 million tons.

The Port closed a number of key transactions last year and reported positive gains in every Read More »

Timchenko to buy Murmansk port for $250 mlllion

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Russian trader Gennady Timchenko has agreed to buy Murmansk Commercial Sea Port for $250 million, extending his interests in Russian energy exports, industry sources told Reuters.

"The deal is expected to be closed in the first quarter," one of the so Read More »

ATA seeks truckstop support for driver grassroots campaign

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

As part of its effort to contest the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Dec. 23 proposal to change the hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is seeking help from truck Read More »

BNSF Railway plans $3.5 billion capital spending in 2011

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Co , a Berkshire Hathaway company, plans to spend $3.5 billion this year mainly on its core network and assets.

The company said it plans to spend $2 billion of the total on the railway's core network and related assets, $450 million to b Read More »

Bosnia industries hit by a new rail strike

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Partial suspension of rail cargo traffic in Bosnia's Serb region has hit key industries across Bosnia, disrupting vital supplies of raw materials for the second time in two months.

Cargo traffic in the Serb Republic has been cut by 70 percent since Mo Read More »

Canadian Pacific, union reach tentative labor deal

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and a union representing 2,100 staff said they have reached a tentative labor deal, averting a strike at the country's second-biggest rail carrier.

The company and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), which represents mechanic Read More »

CN targets C$1.7 billion in 2011 capital investments

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

CN announced plans to invest C$1.7 billion in 2011 to maintain a safe and fluid railway network, to grow the business efficiently and to continue to provide customers with a high level of service.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer, Read More »

Colombia truckers strike has mixed effects on prices

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Colombia's truckers strike is producing mixed effects on food prices, a key ingredient of inflation, as some independent truckers fear reprisals if they don't participate in the walkout.

Around 100,000 of the 120,000 members of a truckers association Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming Q4 rises on strong freight revenue

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc , which owns and operates short-line and regional railroads, reported higher quarterly profit, helped by a rise in freight revenue.

Genesee & Wyoming said it expects its Australian business to benefit in 2011 on additional shipme Read More »

Overall intermodal volume ends 2010 up 14.7% year-over-year

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

International volume surged 16.9% in Q4 2010, helping to push overall intermodal volume up 14.7% for the year, according to a report released today by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). IANA's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report Read More »

India’s railways puff slowly to private sector reform

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Tentative reforms and some eye-catching projects could herald a private sector-driven shake-up of India's creaking railways, but deeper change is needed to tackle the supply bottlenecks that still crimp growth.

Once seen as a shining legacy of the Bri Read More »

Norfolk Southern to provide rail-switching services for Port of Indiana

AJOT | February 13, 2011 | Intermodal

For the first time since the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened in 1970, the Lake Michigan port will have an onsite, dedicated rail-switching service. Norfolk Southern has been selected to begin providing switching services for customers of Indiana's old Read More »