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New Nairobi handler picks Carroll to head up sales

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Transglobal Cargo Centre Ltd ' the major new on-airport perishables handler at Kenya's Nairobi Airport ' has appointed Mark Carroll as its General Manager ' Sales & Marketing

Carroll has spent his entire 27-year career in the freight Read More »

Lufthansa CFO says cargo is absolutely booming

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa's cargo business is benefitting from rising demand for goods in China and growing appetite worldwide for Chinese goods, the airline's finance chief said.

"The cargo business is currently absolutely booming. For the first time in ove Read More »

Air France-KLM settles cargo price-fixing claims

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM said it had agreed to pay $87 million to settle civil anti-trust claims in the United States over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the air cargo business.

The deal affects claims against three group airlines -- Air France, Read More »

CMA CGM christens world’s largest French-flagged containership

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM Group, the world's third largest container shipping company and the French market leader announced the christening of its flagship, the 13,800-TEU* CMA CGM Christophe Colomb, at Terminal de France, Port 2000, in Le Havre by its godmother, C Read More »

CMA CGM and APM Terminals sign agreements in Dunkirk, France and Alabama

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM and APM Terminals announced new terminal agreements in Dunkirk, Northern France and Mobile, Alabama. Read More »

MOL selects Descartes for European Import Control System (ICS)

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Descartes Systems Group, a federated global network logistics solutions provider, announced that MOL, a leading multi-modal transport company, has selected Descartes to help manage its container division's European Union (EU) Import Control System (ICS) c Read More »

CMA CGM extends its Black Pearl Service to Latin America

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group announced the introduction of two new calls in Cartagena (Colombia) and Puerto Cabello (Venezuela) on its BLACK PEARL service linking North America to Jamaica (Kingston).
Effective from July 16th on a weekly basis, these new calls Read More »

Premium Article  China: paper exporting giant

Peter Buxbaum | July 11, 2010 | International Trade

Industry grows thanks to government subsidies, report says
China has emerged in recent years as a global leader in paper production. In 2008, is overtook the United States to become the world’s number one producer of paper and paper products Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Longview experiences increased volume for logs

Leo Quigley | July 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The demand for raw logs and lumber by China has driven up volumes at most West Coast ports and the Port of Longview, located on the Columbia River, is no exception.

By Leo Quigley, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Housing and wood products: twin industries in the economic doldrums

Peter Buxbaum | July 11, 2010 | International Trade

But the longer-term looks brighter
As the housing market goes, so goes the wood products industry. Housing, both new construction and existing units, make up about 50 percent of wood product sales.

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJO Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian lumber, pulp on upswing finally

Leo Quigley | July 11, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The dramatic slump in housing starts in the U.S. with the collapse of Wall Street had a major impact on British Columbia’s lumber industry and dozens of communities built on forestry and the forest industry.

By Leo Quigley, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  Despite spill, Gulf Coast is hot for exporting “green” wood products

Karen Thuermer | July 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

These days everyone is thinking green, and for seaports that handle “green” products such as wood pellets, this is good news. With more countries adopting green carbon neutral policies, the demand of biomass products is on the increase. That’s because the Read More »

Dutch experts relocate heavy excavators from Middle East

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Steder Group of The Netherlands, Members to both the WWPC and CEE global networks, received a significant contract awarded to relocate heavy construction machinery from the Middle East to Europe. Read More »

Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter agreement with Louis Dreyfus

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Louis Dreyfus Commodities S.A., Geneva, Switzerland, for its Panamax dry bulk carrier, th Read More »

Court says vessel remained on hire while held by pirates

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Saldanha, a 38,000 dwt Panamax bulk carrier, captured by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, remained on-hire for the subsequent period of detention, according to a ruling in the English High Court in June. Read More »

‘Big Al’ dedicated new heavy lift crane expand project cargo and industry capability at Mobile

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Barnhart Crane & Rigging and the Alabama State Port Authority officially named the Port of Mobile’s new 400-Ton capacity heavy lift barge crane during a vessel dedication ceremony held this week. Leadership, partnership, place and capability all influenc Read More »

BIMCO slams Canada Arctic shipping control measure

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Baltic & International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has sharply rebuked the Ottawa authorities for implementing, as of July 1, a new mandatory reporting requirement of foreign and domestic ships passing through Canada’s Arctic waters as part of initiative Read More »

Brazil sugar ports under strain but coping

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Stretched infrastructure at Brazilian ports is expected to cope with mounting ship delays as vessels wait to load sugar and freight rates could find support from growing global demand for the country's new crop.

Appetite for sugar from Asia, Read More »

DCT Gdansk exceeds its 2009 handling volume

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

DCT Gdansk, Poland’s largest container terminal recorded dynamic growth in the first half of 2010. By June 2010, it already exceeded its 2009 volume by handling a total of 173,279 TEU. Read More »

Final phase of Jacksonville Harbor deepening completed ahead of schedule

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The third phase of the St. Johns River harbor deepening project is now complete, ahead of schedule. Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District have deepened 5.3 miles of the river from mile 14.7 to mile 20, from a depth of 38 f Read More »

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