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Greek shippers set to grow despite crisis at home

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Greek ship owners are gearing up for expansion despite the economic turmoil at home and aim to capitalise on a downturn in the seaborne sector by snapping up vessel assets at lower prices. Read More »

Rickmers appoints Telemar for its fleet

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Telemar Group through its German subsidiary Telemar GmbH is to provide broadband satellite communication for the entire Rickmers fleet. The Rickmers Group, operating a fleet of 102 vessels, is a diversified group with activities in the business fields Read More »

Dockwise secures $40 million in near-term contracts and variation commitments

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise Ltd. announced seven near-term contract wins for the transportation of four jack-up rigs, jack-up construction vessels, supply boats and a floating crane barge, to be transported to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Egypt; Sharjah, UAE; Singapore; Rotterda Read More »

Volkswagen awards WWL contract for Chattanooga faciltity

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in factory-to-dealer logistics, has been awarded the vehicle processing and yard management business at Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Read More »

Intermarine revises BSC

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Intermarine, the agent for the Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express announces that the carriers will revise the bunker surcharges on all services to/from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean effective May 6, 2010. Read More »

Kenya’s port traffic up 16 percent in 2009

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's only deep water port and East Africa's main trade gateway handled a total 19.06 million tons in 2009, up from 16.41 million in the previous year, the port operator said in a report.
The container terminal handled 618,816 twenty foot equival Read More »

GPA posts tonnage growth for 3rd quarter FY2010


AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the GPA continued to experience positive growth during the month of March and has recorded four consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports. Read More »

AGP to expand at the Port of Grays Harbor

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

After a record year of soybean meal exports, the Port of Grays Harbor’s largest shipper, Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) has announced plans to expand their agriculture product export facility at Washington State’s on deep-water port of the Pacific Coast. Expans Read More »

Largest US port complex strengthens Clean Air action

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Building on the across-the-board success of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) adopted in 2006, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles released a proposed, updated Clean Air Action Plan that includes new, far-reaching goals for original Read More »

Itapoá Terminais Portuários implements Zebra Enterprise solutions NavisTM SPARCS N4

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Zebra Enterprise Solutions, a division of Zebra Technologies, announced that Itapoá Terminais Portuários (ITP), a port located in Santa Catarina in the south of Brazil, will implement the NavisTM SPARCS N4 system to help better manage cargo shipments. ITP Read More »

Port of Indiana opens 40th international shipping season

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opens its 40th shipping season. For 40 years, this Great Lakes port has provided an international connection for local businesses to reach world markets. The first ship signifies the start of the shipping season, the arriv Read More »

Port honors shipping lines’ environmental leaders


AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach honored 14 top shipping lines who earned the coveted “best of the best” honors in the Port’s annual Green Flag Awards for environmental achievement. Read More »

Retail container traffic to be up 8% in April

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 8 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago, and solid increases are expected to continue through the summer as the U.S. economy improves, according to th Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway poised for partial recovery

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

After cargo plunged in 2009 to its lowest level in nearly five decades, the St. Lawrence Seaway appears poised to recapture some of its lost volume during the 2010 commercial shipping season that was recently launched.

- By Leo Ryan, AJ Read More »

Ccnfidex, the tag provider for returnable transit items

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Confidex, a leading manufacturer of UHF Gen2 Passive RFID tags, including a versatile portfolio of tags for IT Assets, Returnable Transit Items (RTIs), and Industrial Assets, announced the extension of its UHF RFID product portfolio with new tags for retu Read More »

CII seeks 2010 Connie Award nominations

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the prestigious annual Connie Awards. Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented every year since 1972 to those who have made outstanding contributions to the c Read More »

Natural gas boom brings riches to a rural US town

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

At a windswept rail yard at Wellsboro in northern Pennsylvania, dozens of railcars wait to load thousands of tons of sand onto trucks that will take the cargo to natural gas rigs across the state. Read More »

US chemical shipments by rail rises 11.5%

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 11.5 percen, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

CP Rail picks ex-CN official as new executive

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway named former Canadian National Railway executive Ed Harris as its new chief operating officer.

Harris had working as a railroad consultant since he retired as CN's executive vice-president of operations in 2007, after Read More »

Decisiv introduces ManagedCare for FleetsTM

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Decisiv, Inc., the provider of an advanced web-based technology designed to connect fleet managers with internal and external service locations, introduced ManagedCare for Fleets, a fleet facing service built on its industry leading Decisiv Service Manage Read More »

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