Premium Article  Port of Brunswick shows healthy growth

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Besides the top headlines regarding the Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) Port of Savannah, its Port of Brunswick is also showing cargo volume improvements.

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Premium Article  GPA prepares for SHEP

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Facilitating global trade through strategic U.S. East Coast gateways, while creating opportunities for 9 million Georgians, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is a catalyst for international trade and investment.
But with more steamship line compan Read More »

Premium Article  Multiple segments of project cargo construction market looking bright

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy

Good news for carriers and logistics operators involved in transporting heavy construction equipment, power stations, and oil and gas projects worldwide. The long-term prospect for projects in these areas appears to be brightening.

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Premium Article  AWC submits $5 billion proposal for offshore transmission system

Stas Margaronis | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Alternative

Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) is proposing a massive $5 billion offshore undersea cable transmission project that by 2016 could transmit 1.5 MW and eventually 6,000 MW at full capacity. The 350-mile undersea cable would also add 26,000 jobs, while pot Read More »

Premium Article  Australia’s “Greater Gorgon” gas project

George Lauriat | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Refinery | Discovery | International Trade

The development of the “Greater Gorgon” gas fields located in a remote corner of the state of Western Australia ranks as the largest and most complex gas program undertaken in Australia. It is a challenging site: Gorgon is big, very big. How big? Jay R Read More »

Premium Article  From Hamburg to Xingang on a Pearl String

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Extraordinary shipments are a rather common sight at the Wallmann terminal in Hamburg, Germany. The terminal, in which the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo expert Rickmers-Linie holds a share of just over 25 per cent, specialises in the handling of Read More »

Premium Article  Bringing wind power to the Midwest

Peter Buxbaum | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Ports & Terminals

Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor experience spike in project cargoes thanks to massive green technology shipments.
The Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor recently announced that it had handled ten times the project cargo in 2010 than it did the Read More »

Premium Article  Hijacking project cargo

Peter Buxbaum | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping

A 2010 incident ended well but the threat of piracy is growing, especially off the coast of Somalia
The vulnerability of project cargoes and vessels to piracy was brought into the spotlight on October 24, 2010, when the “Beluga Fortune” was Read More »

FESCO Transportation Group carries forestry excavators to the Far East

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

FESCO Transportation Group, the number one logistics provider to Russia, announced that it has recently been transporting Deere Hitachi forestry excavators from the Port of Everett to John-Deere Construction and Forestry in Russia.

Deere-Hitachi Speci Read More »

Indian steelmaker SAIL books vessel to import U.S. coal

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Steel Authority of India Ltd, the country's largest steel producer, has booked a 75,000-ton dry bulk carrier to ship coal from the U.S. East Coast to India, according to Reuters Freightviews.

The fixture was set for loading in Newport News, Virginia, Read More »

Somali pirate threat diverting grains shipments

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Grains shipments are being diverted around Africa as Somali pirate gangs strike deeper at sea increasing journey times and potentially lifting insurance costs at a time of unrest over food prices.

Pirates operating off the Horn of Africa are threateni Read More »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Gerleinco as agent in Colombia

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco SA, Bogota, as agent for its activities in Colombia with immediate effect.

Gerhard Janssen, Director Marketing & Sales, Rickmers-Linie, c Read More »

Arctic iron mine raises concerns over ship traffic

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A truce called in a bidding war for Canada's Baffinland Iron Mines sets the stage for an environmental battle over the Arctic project and the impact of shipping the ore through ocean ice to world markets.

The development, on the drawing boards for dec Read More »

ACM sees dry bulk broking growth in weaker market

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

ACM Shipping Group expects its dry bulk broking business to grow in the coming months despite potential problems facing the sector, the company's chief executive said. Read More »

Somali pirates seize Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Somali pirates have seized a Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier off the coast of Oman, the European Union Naval Force for Somalia (EU Navfor) said.

EU Navfor said the pirates hijacked MV Hoang Son Sun about 520 nautical miles southeast of the port of Musc Read More »

Fleet supply to overshadow dry bulk sector in 2011

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

An oversupply of ships will continue to weigh on overall prospects for the dry bulk industry in 2011 despite an expected pick-up in rates for smaller vessels later this year, ship industry officials said.

The dry freight market has been pressured by g Read More »

Iraq to ask foreign firms to build 10 ships

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Iraq's Transport Ministry said it would invite foreign firms in early March to submit bids to build 10 ships, including bulk cargo and container vessels, for an estimated value of $110 million.

Ismat Amer, head of the state-run sea transport company, Read More »

Nordana’s Mediterranean Service to call Savannah

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nordana has announced that its Mediterranean service will be making regularly-scheduled, direct vessel calls in Georgia at the Port of Savannah. This enhancement to the service will commence with the sailing of the M/V Schackenborg on March 5th. Read More »

Arch Coal moves for second Pacific export facility

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Arch Coal Inc said it signed an agreement for a Canadian Pacific Coast shipping terminal as part of its strategy to export more coal to Asian markets.

The deal with Canadian Crown Corp Ridley Terminals Inc to use the marine terminal near Prince Rupert Read More »

Debt-ridden Dubai World sees improving profitabilty

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai World, the Gulf emirate's flagship conglomerate that has restructured $25 billion in debt, expects recovery in its critical businesses such as ports and free trade zones, a government statement said.

"The board of directors voiced confidence in Read More »