NC Ports ends FY 2011 with container and breakbulk volumes Increases

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The NC State Ports Authority increased cargo movement and operating revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30 compared to last year. Container movements increased by more than 14 percent and general breakbulk cargo increased by more than 30 percent for Read More »

PD Ports welcomes four new RTG cranes to Teesport

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered to Teesport today are a key component of the current £16.7million expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent the biggest single equipment investment in the port since the containe Read More »

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posts largest increase in international 
tonnage in 2010

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posted the largest increase in international cargo of all the Great Lakes ports during the 2010 navigation season, earning it the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Sa Read More »

Port of Seattle introduces carbon calculator

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Seattle recently posted a carbon calculator to its web site. The feature is based on an updated study showing that the Port of Seattle offers the lowest carbon footprint for containers moving from Asia to the Midwest.

"Our new carbon calcu Read More »

Sri Lanka in $500 mlllion port deal with China Merchants

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sri Lanka said it had entered into a $500 million deal with China Merchants Holdings to upgrade the container terminal at the country's main port, in the commercial capital Colombo.

"The total investment in the project is expected to exceed $500 milli Read More »

USDOT’s Maritime Administration announces $9.98 million in grants to small shipyards

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $9.98 million in grants to 13 small shipyards throughout the United States to help modernize facilities, increase productivity, and help make the country’s small shipyards more competitive in the glob Read More »

ICTSI boosts automation in Philippine, Brazilian terminals

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has stepped up terminal automation at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines and Suape Container Terminal (SCT) in Recife, Brazil with the recent implementatio Read More »

Kenya port expanding to serve growing E.Africa

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya, whose main port serves as a gateway to landlocked countries in east Africa, plans to build a $300 million second container terminal at Mombasa to handle increased trade within the region, a senior ports official said.

East African nations have Read More »

Port of Tauranga sees record profit from cargo growth

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

New Zealand's Port of Tauranga Ltd, the country's biggest export port, expects to post a record result this year as a revived economy and strong global commodity markets boost cargo volumes and earnings, the chief executive said.

The company, which ha Read More »

Light growth of throughput in the Port of Rotterdam

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2011, 215 million tons of cargo were handled in the Port of Rotterdam, 1% more than in the first half of 2010. Incoming cargo increased by 2% to 153 million tons, and outgoing cargo decreased by 1% to 61 million tons. The throughput o Read More »

Brilliant cargo handling figures from Port of Hamburg for 2011 first half

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Germany’s largest universal port profited from a strengthened world economy and achieved a strong advance with seaborne cargo throughput up by 9.4 percent. During the first half of the year the Port of Hamburg handled seaborne cargoes totalling 64.1 milli Read More »

Liz Claiborne Inc. renews contract with GT Nexus for cloud supply chain control platform

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

GT Nexus has announced that fashion apparel and accessories company Liz Claiborne Inc. extended its contract for a supply chain visibility and control platform. Delivered as a cloud service, the platform gives Liz Claiborne the capability to tightly monit Read More »

Vale may float new logistics company

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale is creating a new logistics company that will offer services for the movement of general cargo such as soy and fuel and that it may take public, the newspaper Valor Economico said.

As the world's third-largest mining comp Read More »

APL Logistics operates Kodak’s new cold room facility in India

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

APL Logistics, a leading third party logistics provider, said it has started running Kodak's Central Distribution Center in Mumbai, India. This houses a newly installed cold room facility for temperature-sensitive products.

APL Logistics converted a Read More »

Leading Canadian cold storage 3PL Westco selects Manhattan Associates

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Leading Canadian cold storage third party logistics provider (3PL) Westco has selected solutions from the Manhattan SCALE(TM) product suite from Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) to support two distribution centers in Calgary, along with facilities in Sa Read More »

TTS Logistics, Inc. awarded ‘Exhibitors’ Choice’ Award for Best Transportation/Freight Company

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

TTS Logistics, Inc. was recently named Best Transportation/Freight Company by the Trade Show Exhibitors Association's (TSEA) for the second consecutive year. Winners were announced at TSEA's Red Diamond Gala on August 2, 2011, where the best of the best w Read More »

Agility Q2 earnings drop 57%, beat views

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kuwait's Agility, the logistics firm facing U.S. fraud charges, posted a 57% drop in second-quarter net profit, but still slightly beat forecasts.

Net profit in the three months to June 30 was 7.83 million dinars ($28.7 million), the company said in a Read More »

Kenco to manage additional warehouse for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of warehouse space managed for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) at a new location Read More »

Agility pleads not guilty to U.S. fraud charges

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility pleaded not guilty to charges it defrauded the U.S. government over multibillion-dollar supply contracts during the war in Iraq, a senior company official said.

The case is politically sensitive in Washington and Kuwait Read More »

Reddaway launches Live Chat

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Reddaway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. introduces Live Chat, a new, real-time communications channel for easy and convenient access to its customer service representatives. Live Chat is an Internet service that enables electronic conversations betw Read More »