Mundra Port Q4 net jumps, sees 5-fold capacity rise

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone reported a 74 percent jump in the March quarter net profit as revenue rose on higher cargo and container volumes, and also forecast a five-fold growth in its port handling capacity by 2013.

India's largest private Read More »

NASSTRAC opposes port drayage owner-operator ban

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

NASSTRAC, an industry association that represents the interests of freight shippers in all modes of transportation, has joined nearly 30 other industry associations in expressing its opposition to the AB 950 (Perez and Swanson) Port Drayage Owner-Operator Read More »

All commodities strong at the Port of Houston in March

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In his monthly report at the April 26 Port Commission meeting, Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec G. Dreyer said March was strong in all commodity categories, calling it the best month since he joined the Port Authority in September 20 Read More »

Kiel cargo handling rises by more than 25%

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo handling in the Port of Kiel is gaining momentum again. In the first four months of this year about 2.2 million tons were handled, an increase of 25% over the same period of last year. The ferry lines in particular – to and from Scandinavia, Russia Read More »

Spanish Q1 cargo traffic defies sluggish economy

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Spain saw solid growth in cargo traffic by rail, air and sea in the first quarter of 2011 and at a much higher rate than the country's economic growth, according to official data.

Cargo through Spanish ports increased 5 percent in the first quarter fr Read More »

Steinke to receive 2011 Connie Award

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this year as executive director of the Port of Long Beach and who was instrumental in developing the Port into one of the world's largest container harbors, has been selected to receive the Connie Award to be presented Read More »

Port of Houston’s CASP now available online

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Clean Air Strategy Plan (CASP) is the Port of Houston Authority's ongoing plan to reduce maritime and port-related emissions. The Port Authority's environmental management program employs proactive approaches that protect, conserve and integrate susta Read More »

Port of New Orleans high river statement

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The current Mississippi River level at the Carrollton Gage is approximately 17 feet and has held steady for several days. U.S. Coast Guard officials are working with maritime interests to ensure safe navigation.

The decision the Corps of Engineers mak Read More »

ABF launches mobile logisitcs application for Apple Smart Phone

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

An ABF' mobile logistics tool is now available as a free download on the iPhone App Store. Called ABF Mobile for iPhone, the new tool is designed for the iPhone or for use on the iPad. Using ABF Mobile, ABF customers can track, get rates, find locations, Read More »

NASSTRAC opposes unwarranted higher class ratings on pallets, platforms, racks, skids

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC, an industry association that represents the interests of freight shippers in all modes of transportation, has expressed its opposition to the proposal by Roadrunner Transportation Services to modify Item 640 of CCSB Docket No. 2011-2, Section 1, Read More »

China to invest $115 billion in railways this year

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

China will invest 745.5 billion yuan ($114.8 billion) in its railways in 2011, the official news agency Xinhua reported late on Friday, despite media reports that the budget would be cut following the sacking of the country's rail chief in March.

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DB Schenker Rail is on track for growth and a higher share in the European transportation market

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

With growth of 9 percent compared with the previous year, the first quarter has been successful for DB Schenker Rail, the rail freight business unit of Deutsche Bahn. "In revenues DB Schenker Rail has grown by 11 percent compared to the first quarter of 2 Read More »

Old Dominion opens new container drayage facility in Tennessee

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced the opening of a new container drayage site in Memphis, TN. This new operation will serve all rail heads in the Memphis area and will offer pick-up and delivery to any point in the continental United States. Read More »

Con-way Freight named 2010 Carrier of the Year by ENACT, LLC

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it has been recognized as 2010 Carrier of the Year by ENACT, LLC, a transportation technology and third-party logistics provider serving North America. ENACT pr Read More »

DB Schenker Rail links Tata Steel works in Wales and the Netherlands

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

On behalf of the worldwide operating steel producer Tata Steel, DB Schenker Rail has set up a shuttle service connecting the company's steel works in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, with the works in Llanwern, Wales (UK).

The trains, with a total weight of Read More »

CN makes network investments in Alberta rail corridors

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced major investments to double track key segments of its high-volume main line east of Edmonton, add capacity to its rail line to the oil sands region of northern Alberta, and improve velocity at its Walker Yard freight car classification fa Read More »

Botswana trade deficit at record high in February

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | International Trade

Botswana's trade deficit widened to a record high of 2.25 billion pula (US$335 million) in February on a sharp fall in diamond and beef exports, Statistics Botswana said.

Statistics Botswana said the trade shortfall widened from 197 million pula in Ja Read More »

China rules US carmakers are guilty of dumping

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | International Trade

China has found some U.S.-made passenger cars benefited from unfair subsidies, damaging its carmakers, although Beijing side-stepped a potential trade row with the United States by not hitting them with duties.

That decision could ease fractious U.S.- Read More »

Italy steel exports lag imports Jan-Feb-Federacciai

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports from Italy, the European Union's No. 2 producer after Germany, rose 15 percent year-on-year to 2.724 million tons in the first two months of 2011, lagging behind surging import volumes, industry data showed.

Total steel imports into Ital Read More »

Taiwan April exports jump; Japan demand recovers

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | International Trade

Taiwan's exports grew faster than expectations in May, buoyed by demand for the island's hi-tech gadgets and machinery, with strong growth in exports to the U.S. and exports to Japan rebounding in a sign that its major quake in March may have had less imp Read More »