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Port of Virginia receives grant money for purchase of hybrid cargo-handling equipment

AJOT | April 08, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Virginia received a $750,000 federal grant that will be used toward the purchase of three pieces of low-emission, hybrid cargo-handling equipment, which will be the first of its kind on the US East Coast. Read More »

Konecranes launches new revolutionary container crane

AJOT | April 08, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes introduces its first product especially developed for the emerging markets – the BOXHUNTER container handling crane. The product is a completely new type of RTG that will give the company access to a new market segment. The launch is the first step in one of Konecranes’ main strategies – developing new mid-priced products especially for the emerging markets. Read More »

Albert Heijn and Norbert Dentressangle shorten fresh supply chain

AJOT | April 08, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Albert Heijn and Norbert Dentressangle have signed a memorandum of understanding for a new fresh center. They have thus established a long-term partnership to realize a major Shared Fresh Center (SFC) that will service more than 900 Albert Heijn stores. This new joint SFC for suppliers and Albert Heijn will be managed by Norbert Dentressangle. Its realization will ensure that a large volume of fresh products will find their way to shelves more rapidly and efficiently. The SFC will be centrally located in Nieuwegein and is expected to become operational in Q2 2015. Read More »

Business in Tel Aviv gets boost from increase in IAG Cargo Freight capacity

AJOT | April 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

Businesses in the Israeli capital are benefitting from a massive increase in capacity on the IAG Cargo London Heathrow service. Read More »

Delta Issues Statement on Export-Import Bank

PR Newswire | April 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

Delta Air Lines issued the following statement on today’s panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Read More »

The Toronto Port Authority’s 153rd Beaver Hat Ceremony Opens Port of Toronto 2014 Shipping Season

PR Newswire | April 08, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Toronto Port Authority today welcomed the first ocean vessel of 2014 to the Port of Toronto during the Beaver Hat Ceremony, an annual event and Port tradition dating back to 1861 to mark the commencement of the shipping season. Read More »

Baltic sea freight index down as capesize rates slump

Reuters | April 08, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for an 11th straight session on Tuesday, mainly driven by a heavy drop in capesize vessel rates. Read More »

American Fast Freight, Inc. Expands Current Operations in Kodiak, Alaska with New Terminal

PR Newswire | April 08, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

American Fast Freight, Inc. Expands Current Operations in Kodiak, Alaska with New Terminal

TACOMA, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Fast Freight, Inc. and American Relocation Services, a division of American Fast Freight, Inc., are expanding and will be opening their newest and largest freestanding cargo terminal in all of Kodiak Island on May 2(nd), 2014. The American Fast Freight Kodiak Terminal is a 6000 square foot terminal built 2 miles from the Port of Kodiak and has direct and easy access for deliveries via 40 foot containers, flat racks and temperature controlled trailers. Interstate cargo coming from the lower 48 will be consolidated at American Fast Freight, Inc.'s terminal in Anchorage, along with intra-Alaska cargo, and then moved via a number of different options including steamship, barge and ferry into Kodiak. American Fast Freight, Inc. will deliver cargo across the island via their dedicated fleet of island trucks that will be pulling 40 foot, flat rack and temperature controlled trailers. In addition, American Relocation Services will be able to provide an array of moving needs including household goods moves, commercial and residential moves, military moves via certified movers, complete on-site surveys and complete full service moves. American Relocation Services are members of IAM and AMSA.

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China allows Brazilian corn imports, setback for U.S.

Reuters | April 08, 2014 | International Trade

China has allowed Brazilian corn imports to start this month, a further blow to U.S. exports to the world’s No.2 consumer of the grain already hurt by the discovery of an unapproved genetically modified strain in shipments. Read More »

Canadian bill would force railways to pay for poor service

Reuters | April 07, 2014 | Intermodal

Canadian legislators on Monday amended a bill designed to ensure grain moves smoothly by rail by allowing the government to order railways to compensate shippers for poor service. Read More »

Appleton appointed UK Managing Director of Yusen Logistics

AJOT | April 07, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Yusen Logistics announces that its new UK Managing Director will be Kevin Appleton. Read More »

Initial 2014 cargo stats indicate continued strong growth at Port of Philadelphia

AJOT | April 07, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Following on the heels of a very successful 2013 at the Port of Philadelphia, a year that marked the fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth here, initial cargo figures strongly indicate that 2014 should deliver more of the same. Read More »

Japan, Australia clinch trade deal as US-Tokyo talks heat up

Reuters | April 07, 2014 | International Trade

Japan and Australia clinched a basic trade deal to cut import tariffs, as U.S. and Japanese officials stepped up efforts to reach a parallel agreement that would re-energize stalled talks on a broader regional pact. Read More »

US exporters hope China, Japan lift pig restrictions soon

Reuters | April 07, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. livestock exporters hope China will lift restrictions on imports of live U.S. pigs by the end of April if tests can be agreed for a virus deadly to piglets, a trade group said. Read More »

US trade representative to visit Japan for talks on access

Reuters | April 07, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will travel to Japan for high-level talks in a bid to break a stalemate over market access for American farm groups and autos, his office said. Read More »

US confirms duties on Japan flat-rolled steel products

Reuters | April 07, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department confirmed duties on some steel products from Japan after a complaint that imports of diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel were being sold at unfairly low prices in the United States. Read More »

Strategic alliance between Grup TCB and Mitsubishi Corp.

AJOT | April 07, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Grup TCB has announced their strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Corporation. This important agreement results, first, into the purchase by Mitsubishi Corporation and Kamigumi Corporation of the 25% of the share capital of Valencia’s Port Container Terminal (TCV Stevedoring Company, S.A.). Read More »

Almajdouie busy in Saudi Arabia with heavy transports

AJOT | April 07, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Almajdouie Logistics ( MLC ), a member of both the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC for Saudi Arabia and Cargo Equipment Experts CEE in the Kingdom, secured a job of Door-to Door transportation from one of their reputed clients, SK Engineering, who are the lead EPC for Wasit Gas Plant located around 80 kms north of Jubail.  SK Engineering, had placed an order of fabricating 4 units of AGR contractor to Zamil-Rabigh and 4 units of AGR Solvent Filter to Zamil-Jeddah. Read More »

Nurminen Logistics transports heavy converters through Finland in beautiful winter weather

AJOT | April 07, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Nurminen Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network in Finland, transported two converters weighting 95 tonnes with dimensions of 10,11 x 5,44 x 5,37 metres from the city of Outokumpu to the Port of Pori. Read More »

Saltchuk announces acquisition of Tropical Shipping

AJOT | April 07, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

A subsidiary of Saltchuk Resources, one of the nation’s leading transportation and petroleum distribution companies, has entered into a binding purchase & sale agreement to acquire Tropical Shipping and its related companies.  Read More »

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