Premium Article  DGX now offering weekly LCL service Los Angeles-Puerto Rico

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

DGX-Dependable Global Express now is offering weekly less than container load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico with additional deliveries to all points on the Island. Read More »

Premium Article  Maersk Line introduces the first direct service between South America and Russia

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has announced a new direct service between Ecuador and Russia, called the ECUBEX service.
The service will be the first direct liner route between the two countries and will stand out as a unique solution given the short transport time, Read More »

CEE celebrates 1st anniversary

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargo Equipment Experts CEE, a global network for equipment owners and asset based companies within the heavy cargo transport market, passed it's first year 
mark of activities. The management is satisfied with the positive reception of the network, Read More »

Rickmers Group takes delivery of its 102nd vessel

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

In February a special milestone was reached by the Rickmers Group with the delivery of the 4900 vehicle capacity pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) Vany Rickmers to its owners. She brings the Rickmers fleet up to 102 vessels. Read More »

South Africa coal line expansion to 91 mllion tons possible

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Africa's logistics group Transnet could raise capacity on its coal rail line to 91 million tons in five to six years from 70 million now if the private sector helps foot the bill, its head said.

Acting Chief Executive Chris Wells said t Read More »

StederGroup sends giant Hammer to UK ports

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

StederGroup, the Dutch member of the WWPC, was awarded a contract for mobilization of port construction and dredging equipment from the Netherlands to 2 UK ports. Read More »

Port of Houston becomes the largest US port for container trade with Brazil

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority handled a total of 91,204 twenty-foot-equivalent-units from Brazil in 2009, statistics compiled by the firm Datamar show.

This represents a gain in market share of total U.S./Brazil container trade from 15.4 perc Read More »

McAllister Towing leaves legacy system behind for Edoc’s HELM

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

McAllister Towing, one of the oldest, largest and most respected marine towing and transportation companies in the United States, is moving off of its legacy operations system for HELM, a maritime operations software system, developed by Edoc Systems Grou Read More »

SCSPA, DHEC renew voluntary clean air partnership

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) extended a voluntary agreement that has successfully reduced port-related air emissions. Read More »

Alfacam media trucks move through the Port of Tacoma: from the Winter Olympics to Durban and Zeebrug

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

If you watched the ski jump competition in this year’s Winter Olympics on TV anywhere in the world, you relied on TV production trucks that were recently shipped through the Port of Tacoma. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe celebrates green award

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating after winning one award, and being runner-up in a second category at Suffolk County Council’s ‘Creating the Greenest County Awards 2010’.
The port’s Travel Plan won the Business Transport Award at a ceremony at Read More »

Virginia International Terminal improves security with APS Technology Gate Solution

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced Virginia International Terminals (VIT) has implemented the APS Gate OCR Portal to auto Read More »

PRPA welcomes Sea Star Line to Port of Phildelphia

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

New weekly call will bring 52 ships per year to Tioga Marine Terminal.
John H. Estey, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that Sea Star Line, LLC, a major carrier serving the US, Puerto Rico, and the C Read More »

DP World Callao orders Kalmar equipment for its greenfield operations

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has received an order from DP World Callao for two Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers and two Kalmar DCE80 empty container handlers. DP World trusted that Cargotec would quickly deliver reliable and productive equipment for its brand new terminal operat Read More »

Ports America announces new CEO

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ports America Group (Ports America) announced today that its board of directors has named Michael F. Hassing as the company's president and chief executive officer. Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority posts tonnage growth for third consecutive month

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced at its board meeting that the GPA continued to experience positive growth during the month of February and has recorded three consecutive months of increased trade through its po Read More »

APM Terminals Rotterdam AEO certified

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

As part of APM Terminals’ ongoing drive to set new standards in customer service throughout the Global Terminal Network, APM Terminals Rotterdam has become the latest terminal to have become AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certified. Established as a Read More »

Port of Rotterdam Authority steps up investment

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

While throughput in the port of Rotterdam declined by 8.1% in 2009, the result of the Port of Rotterdam Authority fell by 4.4%, to € 144.2 million. Including a one-off item of income, the result rose by 10.9% to € 167.4 million. ‘The Port Authority invest Read More »

Zebra Enterprise solutions launches new terminal operating solution for lower-volume terminals

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Zebra Enterprise Solutions (ZES), a division of Zebra Technologies announced the launch of a new operating solution designed for terminals that move at least 120,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) per year. TEU is a standard measure in intermodal tran Read More »

Montreal Port Authority buys its first green locomotive

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Montreal Port Authority has signed an agreement with AJ Corman Railpower to purchase a next generation locomotive, one more respectful of the environment, for $1.6 million. The agreement includes an option for four additional locomotives. These are mu Read More »