Sea Star Line recognized for environmental excellence

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Sea Star Line, Inc. has been named as an environmental award winner by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA).

The awards were announced at a dinner ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on Veterans Day, November 11. Maritime Admi Read More »

Geest Line first to submit Impatex ICS declaration

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A shipping line was the first Impatex customer to submit a live ICS declaration using the company's NetFreight web-based forwarding and customs system. The entry was performed on the first working day of 2011, the launch date for the new regime. Read More »

Sungdong Shipbuilding wins $583 mlllion order

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

South Korea's small and medium-sized shipbuilder Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd said it had won orders worth 650 billion won ($582.6 million) to build 6 large container ships from Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and Read More »

FESCO Transportation Group carries forestry excavators to the Far East

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

FESCO Transportation Group, the number one logistics provider to Russia, announced that it has recently been transporting Deere Hitachi forestry excavators from the Port of Everett to John-Deere Construction and Forestry in Russia.

Deere-Hitachi Speci Read More »

Indian steelmaker SAIL books vessel to import U.S. coal

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Steel Authority of India Ltd, the country's largest steel producer, has booked a 75,000-ton dry bulk carrier to ship coal from the U.S. East Coast to India, according to Reuters Freightviews.

The fixture was set for loading in Newport News, Virginia, Read More »

Somali pirate threat diverting grains shipments

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Grains shipments are being diverted around Africa as Somali pirate gangs strike deeper at sea increasing journey times and potentially lifting insurance costs at a time of unrest over food prices.

Pirates operating off the Horn of Africa are threateni Read More »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Gerleinco as agent in Colombia

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco SA, Bogota, as agent for its activities in Colombia with immediate effect.

Gerhard Janssen, Director Marketing & Sales, Rickmers-Linie, c Read More »

Arctic iron mine raises concerns over ship traffic

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A truce called in a bidding war for Canada's Baffinland Iron Mines sets the stage for an environmental battle over the Arctic project and the impact of shipping the ore through ocean ice to world markets.

The development, on the drawing boards for dec Read More »

ACM sees dry bulk broking growth in weaker market

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

ACM Shipping Group expects its dry bulk broking business to grow in the coming months despite potential problems facing the sector, the company's chief executive said. Read More »

Somali pirates seize Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Somali pirates have seized a Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier off the coast of Oman, the European Union Naval Force for Somalia (EU Navfor) said.

EU Navfor said the pirates hijacked MV Hoang Son Sun about 520 nautical miles southeast of the port of Musc Read More »

Fleet supply to overshadow dry bulk sector in 2011

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

An oversupply of ships will continue to weigh on overall prospects for the dry bulk industry in 2011 despite an expected pick-up in rates for smaller vessels later this year, ship industry officials said.

The dry freight market has been pressured by g Read More »

Iraq to ask foreign firms to build 10 ships

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Iraq's Transport Ministry said it would invite foreign firms in early March to submit bids to build 10 ships, including bulk cargo and container vessels, for an estimated value of $110 million.

Ismat Amer, head of the state-run sea transport company, Read More »

Nordana’s Mediterranean Service to call Savannah

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nordana has announced that its Mediterranean service will be making regularly-scheduled, direct vessel calls in Georgia at the Port of Savannah. This enhancement to the service will commence with the sailing of the M/V Schackenborg on March 5th. Read More »

Arch Coal moves for second Pacific export facility

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Arch Coal Inc said it signed an agreement for a Canadian Pacific Coast shipping terminal as part of its strategy to export more coal to Asian markets.

The deal with Canadian Crown Corp Ridley Terminals Inc to use the marine terminal near Prince Rupert Read More »

Debt-ridden Dubai World sees improving profitabilty

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai World, the Gulf emirate's flagship conglomerate that has restructured $25 billion in debt, expects recovery in its critical businesses such as ports and free trade zones, a government statement said.

"The board of directors voiced confidence in Read More »

Port of Long Beach posts record gains in 2010

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Containerized cargo at the Port of Long Beach increased by 1.2 million units in 2010, the largest single increase of any seaport in the United States, according to year-end totals.

Port shipping terminals moved a total of 6.3 million twenty-foot equiv Read More »

APS Technology provides total terminal automation solutions for new TCBuen Terminal in…

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced the award of a terminal-wide automation solutions project for the Terminal de Read More »

South Carolina port volume up 17% in 2010

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Charleston closed 2010 with a nearly 17 percent increase in container volume, capping a year marked by new shipping services, statewide business initiatives and the arrival of the biggest ships on the East Coast.

December marked the twelft Read More »

ASPA seeks offering on Bulk Handling Facility

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority’s (ASPA) announced it is actively seeking prospects to lease and operate its Bulk Material Handling Plant (Bulk Plant) at the Port of Mobile. The Bulk Plant, located on the north end of the port, has been operated by the Read More »

Trucks burst through ribbon, officially opening Cargo Bay Road

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Three trucks dramatically burst through a ceremonial red ribbon, signaling the opening of the Cargo Bay Road truck entrance to the Port of Houston Authority’s Turning Basin Terminals. The new entrance on the northeast side of the main terminal officially Read More »