US drops appeal over WTO ruling on China chicken

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

The United States allowed a World Trade Organization (WTO) condemnation of U.S. restrictions on imports of cooked chicken to stand by deciding not to appeal a ruling by experts in a complaint brought by China.

Parties to WTO disputes often ap Read More »

Air cargo growth slows, suggests global economy cooling

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

International air cargo traffic grew at a slower annual pace in September, in a fresh sign that the global economy is cooling, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.

The trend in freight traffic -- a good indicator for globa Read More »

NSCSA cuts transit time between Baltimore and Jeddah in half

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Beginning with the Saudi Abha v.151, NSCSA is adding a second port call at Baltimore, MD, reducing delivery time from Baltimore to all Middle East and Indian Subcontinent destinations by fifteen days. Read More »

Horizon Lines to take delivery of 12,500 new containers

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc, the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, announced it will add approximately 12,500 new containers to its international and domestic shipping network to support existing customers and the carrier's Read More »

APL joins clean air program in New York Harbor

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Shipping leader APL volunteered to burn cleaner fuel in every vessel calling at the ports of New York and New Jersey.

The agreement is part of a Port Authority program designed to curb emissions in New York Harbor. Under the plan, APL vesse Read More »

Hamburg S’d and Alian’a support voluntary initiative on pollutant reduction in Hong Kong

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

As part of their commitment to environmental stewardship, Hamburg S'd and Alian'a have decided to extend their tests with low-sulphur fuels to include Asia. Together with other shipping companies, they are participating in the Fair Winds Charter initiativ Read More »

Crowley transforms refrigerated container fleet
with 355 PrimeLINE Units…

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

When Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group takes delivery of 355 new 40-foot high-cube refrigerated containers later this year, it will mark an important milestone on the path to world-class environmental stewardship: conversion of nearly a Read More »

Premium Article  OWL looks to spread its wings

George Lauriat | October 24, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Ocean World Lines, better known as OWL, is one of North America’s most recognized (perhaps because of the winking OWL logo) NVOs. Alan Baer, President of Owl for over twenty years, discusses in an interview with the AJOT the evolution of the brand and Read More »

Premium Article  The 7th Annual Sino-International conference highlights the need for networking in a changing…

George Lauriat | October 24, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The Sino International Conference organized by the WCA Family of Logistics Networks, CIFA (China International Forwarders’ Association) and WCC (World Cargo Connections) drew nearly 1,500 delegates from all corners of the globe. Held at Hong Kong’s Asi Read More »

Premium Article  Panalpina with the first scheduled cargo flight to Dubai World Central

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has successfully launched its new own controlled regular air freight services connecting Luxembourg with the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport and Hong Kong. Furthermore, Panalpina Read More »

Premium Article  Davies Turner enters Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Davies Turner, the long-established international freight and logistics company, has become one of only a couple of freight forwarders to be included in the latest Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list.

In its first ever appearance on the list Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Rotterdam Designs Intermodalism into new Megaport

Stas Margaronis | October 24, 2010 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

In 2008 the Port of Rotterdam began its latest expansion project, Maasvlakte 2. Estimated to cost over $3 billion, the new maritime facility is expected to begin operations in 2013 and help Rotterdam more than triple its container handling to 38 million t Read More »

Premium Article  Hamburg on the comeback trail; 2010 cargo growth shows recovery

Peter Buxbaum | October 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Growth in cargo volumes at the port of Hamburg, Germany, provide strong evidence that it has put the "crisis year" of 2009 behind it. The first half of 2010 showed an eight percent growth of total cargo handling, with increases demonstrated across the boa Read More »

Premium Article  CSAV & Rotary team up on earthquake relief

Stas Margaronis | October 24, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In September a Chilean school that was devastated by the February earthquake celebrated the arrival of a containerized housing unit from the United States that might not have arrived without the help of shipping executives from the Chilean ocean carrier Read More »

Premium Article  2010 California Ports & Trade

George Lauriat | October 24, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

California: light at the end of the funnel
For a generation California has been the end of the funnel for goods coming in from Asia. However, with the advent of the Great or at least near-Great recession, California’s ports were hit hard on Read More »

Premium Article  California’s niche ports put emphasis on new facilities for new opportunities

Stas Margaronis | October 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

California’s niche ports like San Diego, San Francisco, Richmond and West Sacramento are gearing up for a rebound with new facilities in the works.

If these ports were located in another part of the country they would be attracting a great d Read More »

Premium Article  
Atlantic Off-Shore Power Line Can Generate New Wind Farms & Economic Development

Stas Margaronis | October 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Alternative | Ports & Terminals

A proposed offshore electric power transmission line could lead to an explosion in new offshore wind farms on the East Coast of the US. What is at stake is nothing short of economic jolt that could stimulate the US marine industries, ranging from ports Read More »

Grain surge illustrates lakes untapped potential

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Russia's decision to suspend grain exports has ships throughout the world steering for the Great Lakes to load wheat and other staples. Lucky for this hungry planet that the Great Lakes Navigation System has unused capacity and can meet this unexpected d Read More »

Vale ore fleet to drag freight rates lower

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Brazilian mining giant Vale's move to use its own fleet of 400,000 ton iron ore carriers will have a major effect on shipping and will push freight rates lower, a senior ship official said.

Vale will take delivery of the first of 36 Chinamax Read More »

Shipping firms buying smaller vessels

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Smaller dry cargo vessels are outperforming bigger capesizes, boosted by rising trade in minor bulks such as cement, grain and fertilizer. Read More »