Australian union calls off industrial action at ports

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maritime Union of Australia has recommended that industrial action at container ports in Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle be called off, the union said in a statement, citing concerns in the farming community.

The union, fighting for arbitration to Read More »

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) offers South Korea unique investment opportunities

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has launched the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), the industrial zone of tomorrow, at the Intercontinental Grand Seoul Parnas in South Korea as part of the Abu Dhabi Investment Forum organized by the Department of Read More »

Panama Canal expansion effect on shipping

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority expects to complete the canal expansion project by the end of 2014.

This will widen and deep the canal to accommodate larger vessels taking cargoes to the Pacific.

The expanded canal will mainly be used for container tra Read More »

Expanded Panama Canal to bypass coal freight trade

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The new deeper, wider Panama Canal will make little difference to the flow of world coal trade from exporters in the Americas to big Asian clients.

Even when the work is finished in 2014 it is likely to still be as cheap to take ships around the Cape Read More »

Indonesia seizes haul of pangolin meat bound for Vietnam

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Tons of dead pangolins, an endangered scaly animal, were seized by Indonesian customs, foiling an effort by smugglers to ship the meat to Vietnam, officials said.

Indonesia's customs office found 309 crates each containing between six to 10 adult and Read More »

Bromma lowers emissions by 90%through use of cleaner steel

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The world leader in crane spreaders, Stockholm-based Bromma, continues to pursue its pro-active effort to establish best practices in both green production and green spreader design. Most recently Bromma has re-analyzed its materials and production proces Read More »

A new global voice for shippers

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Intermodal

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) representing shipper organizations from across the globe has talem action in Leipzig, Germany to reconstitute and restructure itself into a formal organization that will serve to represent freight shippers on key internatio Read More »

Railroads look to the highways to boost shipments

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Intermodal

A recovering U.S. economy and rising fuel prices are giving the nation's railroads a chance to muscle in on what long has been trucker's turf -- the shipment of consumer products.

Big companies including Union Pacific Corp and CSX Corp are stepping up Read More »

Eva Airways to pay $13.2 mllion fine for price fixing

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Eva Airways Corp has agreed to plead guilty to being part of a broad conspiracy to fix the price of air cargo shipping and will pay a $13.2 million fine, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The company pleaded guilty to conspiring to fix the prices of i Read More »

Air Canada unions says pensions are a priority

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Air Cargo

Three labor unions at Air Canada Inc said the preservation of pension funds ranks as one of the top priorities in their negotiations with the country's biggest airline.

In a joint statement, the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW), the International Ass Read More »

Crowley recognized for environmental stewardship during 60th Annual Seattle Maritime Festival…

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently recognized for its environmental stewardship by the Port of the Seattle and Seattle Propeller Club, which teamed up to present the company with its second-consecutive honorable mention award for Marine Environment Read More »

NOL carries 9% more cargo in 4 weeks

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's seventh-largest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 9 percent more cargo in the four weeks to May 6 from a year ago, helped by higher volumes on Intra-Asia and Asia-Europe routes. Read More »

A maritime first: APL ‘cold-irons’ ships in Oakland to clear the air

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

APL has flipped the switch on a clean-air effort that's part of California's maritime future.

The Singapore-based container shipping line became the first to shut down, or, 'cold-iron,' a vessel's engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd sale held up, bids expected July

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The sale of TUI's stake in Hapag-Lloyd is being held up as bidders are taking more time to examine the books of the container shipping group, people familiar with the matter said.

The due diligence will take some additional weeks, a source close to Ha Read More »

Euroseas Ltd. announces time charter renewals for two of Its containerships

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that two subsidiaries of the Company have entered into time charter agreement fo Read More »

W’rtsil’ to supply liquid bio-fuel powered main engines for new Finnish cargo vessel

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

W'rtsil', the marine industry's leading solutions provider and systems integrator, has been contracted by the STX Finland shipyard in Turku, Finland, to supply the main engines for a new multi-purpose cargo vessel. STX Finland is part of the international Read More »

Golden Ocean posts suprise Q1 loss on impairments

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Norwegian shipper Golden Ocean group reported a surprise first-quarter loss, hurt by low day rates for vessels and a negative market impact from weather disruptions and the earthquake in Japan.

Golden Ocean swung to an operating loss of $15.5 million Read More »

WWPC experts join forces in unique power plant project for Albania

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Moving heavy cargo through the under developed roads and over bridges with extremely poor structures in Albania is a task not many are equipped and experienced to sign up for. Yet, the WWPC members Guangzhou Sunshine International Logistics from China jo Read More »

Challenging desert march for SCHEUERLE InterCombis through the Turkmenistan desert

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Turkish haulage operator is currently transporting a huge armine absorber unit across the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan on its way to a flue gas desulfurization plant located in the town of Eloten. As a long-standing customer of SCHEUERLE, Member to Ca Read More »

Brazil port to ship more sugar, but queue to recur

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's No. 2 port for sugar exports expects throughput of the sweetener to leap by as much as half and for ships to face shorter waiting times to load in the current harvest, its commercial director told Reuters.

Exports of mostly bulk sugar through Read More »