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Retail container traffic slowly climbing; still below 2007

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Traffic at the nation's major retail cargo ports is slowly climbing despite the continuing economic slowdown, but is expected to remain below last year's levels through most of 2008, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the Natio Read More »

Safmarine enters the Asia ’ West Africa breakbulk and project cargo trade

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Safmarine Angela, Safmarine Andisa and Safmarine Akwaba into Europe to determine if there is a demand by our customers on this trade. Based on our success we have decided to open up a monthly service and we will flexibly deploy our assets in order to serv Read More »

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. takes delivery of Supramax vessel

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. announced that it has taken delivery of the Goldeneye, a 2002 built 52,421 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel. The Goldeneye, which was acquired as part of a two-vessel transaction announced on May 21, 2008, will commence a one-year cha Read More »

Rickmers-Linie continues fleet expansion

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the global transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo, has increased from ten to 14 the number of multi-purpose heavylift newbuildings for its expanding liner service network. Read More »

Longview welcomes mobile harbor crane

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Longview welcomed their new mobile harbor crane July 1, 2008. The first mobile harbor crane in the fleet, the Liebherr LHM500S arrived aboard the marine vessel (M/V) Emilie K from Austria and was discharged in two shifts by SSA Marine and ILWU Read More »

Beaumont renews 10-year contract with Louis Dreyfus Corp.

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Beaumont commissioners have approved a 10-year lease with Louis Dreyfus Corp. for operating the port’s grain elevator. Read More »

Almira named Executive Director of Port of Palm Beach

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners appointed Almira, a 25-year veteran of the maritime industry, to the Executive Director position on June 24; he formally accepted the position and its three-year contract this morning. Almira’s extens Read More »

Galveston closes on $28.1 million infrastructure loan

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston and the State of Texas closed on a $28.1 million dollar infrastructure improvement loan through the Texas Industry Development Loan Program (TID), which provides long-term capital at below market rates for Texas strategic economic de Read More »

Nigerian President opens APM Terminals Apapa

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President of Nigeria formally commissioned the modernized Apapa Container Terminal, part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, at the Port of Lagos. The Nigerian Government has commended APM Terminals Apapa Limited for its inv Read More »

Sacramento to export first bulk rice shipment in 30 months

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Sacramento exports on an average of 180,000‐200,000 tons of “bagged rice” per year to Asia. For the first time in two and a half years, an export shipment of “bulk rice” grown in Northern California will be made this week from the Port o Read More »

VIT signs 10-Year, half-billion dollar deal with shipping consortium

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The Virginia Port Authority [VPA] announced that its operating company, Virginia International Terminals, Inc. [VIT], has signed its largest customer to a 10-year contract valued at more than $500 million. Read More »

Ports America Group announces corporate promotions

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America Group has announced the promotions of Douglas A. Tilden from chief executive officer to chairman and Stephen Edwards from president to chief executive officer and president. Read More »

CaroTrans Announces New Senior Management Structure For Global Expansion

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The Board of Directors of New Zealand-based Mainfreight Ltd., parent company to CaroTrans International, has announced a new CaroTrans senior management structure designed to allow for global expansion of the brand. Read More »

World freight forwarders gather for China networking forum

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Organized jointly by the China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) and the China Global Logistics Network (CGLN), the conference attracted unprecedented numbers of top executives of logistics companies from 140 countries as well as a conti Read More »

Agility solidifies presence in northern Europe

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The leading global logistics provider Agility announced its 100 per cent acquisition of the Danish, CF Geologistics A/S. The Copenhagen-based forwarding specialists are known for tailor-made air and ocean freight solutions. The company has a strong custom Read More »

DHL expands temperature controlled freight services in North America & Europe

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Global Forwarding continues to enhance its global capabilities for the life science and healthcare industries by expanding its network of Envirotainer QEP certified sites. The proper and expert handling of the 'Envirotainer' ' a temperature and humidi Read More »

Six paradigms for determining supply chain management services

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and IT solutions, says that while outsourcing of supply chain services is still increasing despite the weakened economy, the decision for a company to outsource to thir Read More »

Gary/Chicago Int’l Airport expansion smoothes way for CN EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said a four-party preliminary memorandum of understanding (PMOU) on the rail line relocation required for the expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport (GCIA) should resolve a key concern that had been raised in opposition to CN's proposed acquis Read More »

UASC signs contract in excess of $1.5bln with Samsung Heavy Industries

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. announced the signing of a newbuilding contract for nine 13,100 teus ships (A13) with Samsung Heavy Industries. Read More »

Suzuki bids farewell to MOL America

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Mr. Suzuki held numerous positions worldwide since joining MOL in 1973. His liner division experience began in 1984 when he became a Long Beach, California Representative. He served as General Manager of the Liner Division and Managing Director of MOL (As Read More »

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