U.S. to fine railroads that fail to implement PTC safety system

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. railroads that fail to implement a safety technology system known as positive train control, or PTC, will face federal fines beginning Jan. 1, the top federal railroad regulator said on Wednesday. Read More »

Havas eyes about 5% organic sales growth this year

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects

Advertising agency Havas is aiming for organic revenue growth of about 5 percent this year, fueled by strong demand in the United States and Latin America, Chief Executive Yannick Bollore said on Wednesday. Read More »

Truck It Smart Loadboard Users to Benefit from Integration with ScoopMonkey.com

PR Newswire | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Truck It Smart, LLC, a user-friendly load board and freight-matching site, has partnered with ScoopMonkey.com, an industry reviews site to provide truckers and brokers the ability to manage company ratings and reviews. Read More »

Bronka – St. Petersburg’s new port

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The new deep-water port of Bronka on the outskirts of St Petersburg on the Southern bank of the Gulf of Finland is being built near the municipality of Lomonossov. Read More »

FPS appoints Melbourne ops chief

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

FPS Victoria, the FPS Group member covering the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales, has appointed Fred Vitale as Operations Manager for its main Melbourne office. Read More »

Current convoy information ahead of new Suez Canal opening

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), is advising on current Suez convoy information ahead of the new Suez Canal’s inauguration on 6 August 2015. Read More »

BIFA concerned at ongoing delays to Union Customs Code legislation

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | International Trade

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is concerned at delays in the European Commission Inter-Services Consultation on the Implementing and Delegating Acts for the Union Customs Code (UCC). Read More »

Hank Bartos to assume interim leadership role at Con-way Truckload

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Inc. announced today that Hank M. Bartos has been named interim president of Con-way Truckload, the company’s nationwide full-truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo. Read More »

Cameroon’s cocoa exports up 27% y/y in season through May

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cameroon’s cocoa exports rose nearly 27 percent year-on-year between the start of the cocoa season last August and May this year, to total 188,383 tonnes, the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB)‘s data showed. Read More »

Webb Institute awards Thomas B. Crowley, Jr. an honorary degree

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Webb Institute presented Mr. Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors at Crowley Maritime (Oakland, Calif.), with an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science degree at Webb Institute’s 119th commencement on Saturday, June 20. Read More »

Massive care package to reach troops for July 4 celebrations thanks to DHL and Pizzas 4 Patriots

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Thousands of pizzas, courtesy of Rich Products Corporation, on their way to U.S. servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Kuwait Read More »

Colonial allocates cycle 37 shipments on main distillate line

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating Cycle 37 shipments on Line 2, its main distillate line, according to a notice sent to shippers on Wednesday. Read More »

Air Canada Cargo again selects Morpho’s Itemiser DX for enhanced screening

Marketwired | June 24, 2015 | Air Cargo

Air Canada Cargo Again Selects Morpho's Itemiser DX for Enhanced Screening Read More »

Cameroon robusta coffee exports rise to 12,607 tons by end of May

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Robusta coffee exports from Cameroon rose to 12,607 tonnes in the six months to end May 31, up from 8,087 tonnes in the same period in the previous season, National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) data showed on Wednesday. Read More »

Egypt says wheat cargoes to take less time to offload

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Egypt’s supply minister said on Wednesday a plan was being studied to cut the offloading period for wheat cargoes in ports from the current 12 days to five or six days in an effort to save on fees paid in foreign currency. Read More »

European shares slide after Greece says lenders reject debt proposals

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | International Trade

European shares fell sharply into negative territory on Monday, after Greece said international lenders had rejected its latest proposals to end a stand-off over debt and avoid default. Read More »

Eurotunnel says Channel tunnel traffic and shipping resumes after strike

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

EUROTUNNEL-STRIKE/:Eurotunnel says Channel tunnel traffic resumes after strike Read More »

U.S. West Coast refiners snap up Russian crude cargoes

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Energy | Refinery

Refiners on the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii have stepped up purchases of Russian crude, taking advantage of a narrow gap between U.S. and global prices as they look to guard against a seasonal shortage of Alaskan supply, trade and industry sources said. Read More »

Peru agrees to study Pacific outlet for Bolivian natgas exports

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Energy

The presidents of Peru and Bolivia agreed Tuesday to study a project that would allow landlocked Bolivia to ship its natural gas, a key export, to Asia from Peru’s Pacific coast. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority Container Terminal Cargo Up 23 Percent

GlobeNewswire | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Building on a record year, during the first five months of 2015, the Port of Houston Authority handled more than 16 million tons of cargo, an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period last year. Additionally, activity at the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with loaded container units increasing 23 percent versus May 2014. Read More »