Factory-to-Dealer underscores Wallenius Wilhelmsen Business Strategy

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

In the case of rolling stock, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has a simple approach to a complex transportation problem. Call it alpha-to-omega, soup-to-nuts or factory-to-dealer, the bottom line is WWL provides service from the beginning to the e Read More »

Horizon Lines receives Lowe’s Platinum Carrier Award

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping company, has been awarded the 2010 Platinum Carrier Award by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc. Horizon was the only Jones Act ocean carrier so honored.

Lowe's presen Read More »

Four honors for NOL at Asian Freight awards

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

NOL Group won accolades for excellence in Shipping and Logistics and CEO Ron Widdows received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards.

Both of NOL's principal businesses were honored at one of the longest-running Read More »

NYK provides free land transport of relief supplies by container trailer

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

From April 11 to 25, NYK used container trailers provided by Nippon Container Yuso Co. Ltd, an NYK Group company, to provide free land transport of relief supplies in 13 20-foot containers from Yokohama to areas affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunam Read More »

MOL revamps NKX India-Karachi service

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the upgrading of its Singapore-Nhava Sheva-Karachi Service (NKX) into two new loops: 'NCX' linking China and Nhava Sheva, and KPX connecting Singapore with Pipavav and Karachi.

NCX will be MOL's first direct service Read More »

Container demand growth falls sharply in Q1 on oil, inflation

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Global demand growth for seaborn containers, a key indicator of global economic activity, fell sharply in the first quarter as traffic slowed following last year's double-digit expansion, an industry consultancy group said.

Soaring oil prices and infl Read More »

W’rtsil’ to deliver new ship design and entire diesel electric propulsion system for Bumi Armada…

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

W'rtsil', the marine industry's leading solutions provider, has signed a contract with Nam Cheong Dockyard of Miri, Malaysia, which will build a W'rtsil' Ship Design (WSD) multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV). This WSD 800 MPSV is the first in a ne Read More »

Det Norske Veritas certifies first anti-piracy course offered by
 International Maritime…

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

International Maritime Security Network (IMSN) has become the first maritime security training center to offer an eLearning-based Anti-Piracy Defense Course certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a worldwide leading certification body offering the latest Read More »

St Lawrence Seaway anticipates 7% cargo growth

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The St. Lawrence Seaway, a key inland waterway system which allows ocean carriers to penetrate deep into the industrial hinterland of North America to the tip of the Great Lakes, is steadily bouncing back from the recession. Foreign-flag and Canadian ship Read More »

Congressman Tibieri (R-OH) seeks Harbor Maintenance Tax exemption

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Paul Bea, chairman of the Coastwise Coalition, based in Washington DC, announced that a new effort to eliminate the Harbor Maintenance Tax for domestic shipping is being mounted by Congressman Pat Tibieri (R-OH).
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Shanghai port strike dwindles, gripes remain

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Truck drivers returned to work after Shanghai took steps to a defuse a strike at China's busiest container port, leaving some drivers demanding more and setting an example of militancy that may embolden other restive workers. The strike, which began last Read More »

Viterra to run Montreal port grain terminal

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc , Canada's largest grain handler, said that it has reached an agreement to lease and operate Montreal Port Authority's grain terminal.

The terminal operates year-round and has storage capacity of 262,000 tons, with direct access to rail ne Read More »

Millionth Rotterdam container marked with donation to Japan

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the month of March, the Port of Rotterdam was the first port in Europe to handle 1 million containers (TEU – standard sized 20-foot containers) in a month. The record was reached in the evening of the last day of March on the Ital Oriente. In total, 47 Read More »

Ocean Carrier’s inaugural sailing to the Port of Long Beach to expand connections to China

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Grand China Shipping, one of the fastest growing ocean carriers in China, made its inaugural call to the Port of Long Beach on April 26th at Total Terminals International’s Pier T shipping facility.

The maiden call of the vessel Red Strength kicked of Read More »

Monthly tonnage highest in 11 years at Port of Galveston

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston reported that it has reached the highest recorded monthly tonnage figure since 1999. This past month the Port of Galveston handled 974,765 short tons.

A breakdown of the commodity report shows that over 611,000 tons of grain move Read More »

ICTSI completes transaction, takes over Croatian terminal

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The flag of Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) has been raised symbolizing the completion of the transaction between Luka Rijeka. d.d. and International Container Terminal Services. Inc. (ICTSI) and ICTSI’s formal takeover of AGCT operations. Read More »

Governor O’Malley announces container record set by the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley pointed to another sign of economic recovery today in announcing that the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals set a record by handling 632,482 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) containers from April 2010 through March 2011 Read More »

APM Terminals buys 80% share of Georgian port

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it had bought an 80 percent share in the Georgian Black Sea port of Poti from the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) RAKIA.

It also said it planned to invest $100 over five years in the port develop Read More »

Colonel’s Island posts best month ever for auto/machinery units

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced that the Port of Brunswick posted its best month ever in March for automobile and machinery units or Ro/Ro (roll-on/roll-off) cargo at Colonel’s Island Terminal with a total of 42,740 units.

“We attribute th Read More »

Charleston container volume up 12%

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping volume through the Port of Charleston increased nearly 12 percent in the first three quarters of the fiscal year, and the state’s breakbulk tonnage increased 48 percent, even as the pace of volume gains has slowed.

In the July to Ma Read More »