Ports of LA and Long Beach to test new technology to cut vessel emissions

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

An innovative air pollution-reduction device called the “seawater scrubber” will be tested for the first time on a container ship visiting Southern California in a $3.4 million project co-sponsored by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and starting i Read More »

Richards elected chairman of Port of Palm Beach District Commissioners

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Riviera Beach attorney Wayne M. Richards is the new chairman of the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners on Jan. 4th to a one-year term in that post by fellow members of the five-member port board.

“As custodians of the public trust of t Read More »

New Subaru facility rolls into Rivergat

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

It is already Portland's largest industrial park with more than 12 million square feet of buildings, and Rivergate Industrial District is about to add another 413,000 square feet with a new auto parts distribution facility, service training center and reg Read More »

Bustle re-elected Chairman of Manatee County Port Authority

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Fellow members approved the re-election of Larry Bustle as 2011 chairman of the Manatee County Port Authority during their meeting Dec. 16.

Bustle served as the 2010 port authority chairman and was elected to the Manatee County Board of County Commiss Read More »

Rotterdam port: govenment must fix infrastructure

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Dutch government must address infrastructure problems and other bottlenecks around Rotterdam port, Europe's biggest, that threaten its growth, the head of the port said.

The port is investing 4 billion euros ($5.26 billion) over the next few years Read More »

Singapore’s PSA says 2010 container volume up 14.4%

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore port operator PSA International said its container cargo volume rose by 14.4% in 2010 from a year earlier, as global trade recovered. Read More »

Sumitomo, Nippon Sharyo get Taiwan rail car order

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

The Taiwan Railways Administration said it has ordered 136 rail cars worth T$10.6 billion ($363 million) from Sumitomo Corp, Japan's No. 3 trading company, and rail equipment maker Nippon Sharyo.

The two Japanese companies will begin by supplying 16 c Read More »

TRAC Intermodal’s Rubin elected IANA Chairman for 2011

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced the results of its election for 2011 officers. Steve Rubin, President & CEO, TRAC Intermodal was elected by the Board as its new Chairman. Rubin, who succeeds Stephen Read More »

US proposes to open roads to Mexican trucks

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

The Obama administration proposed a new inspection and monitoring regime to permit long-haul trucks from Mexico on U.S. highways after years of delays over safety concerns and political wrangling.

The Transportation Department's compromise seeks to re Read More »

Greenbrier narrows Q1 loss, says to break even in Q2

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos Inc posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by higher railcar deliveries, and expects to break even in the second quarter.

Greenbrier, which builds and maintains railroad freight cars, said it Read More »

Jefferies starts transportation, freight companies with buy

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

Jefferies & Co started coverage of a slew of U.S. transportation and logistics companies, including FedEx Corp , United Parcel Service and Canadian Pacific Railway, with a "buy" rating, citing improved pricing.

The brokerage also said earnings of rail Read More »

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America announces new Jungheinrich’ warehouse products for US

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading provider of forklift trucks in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America, announced the addition of three new Jungheinrich'-branded warehouse products to its North American product l Read More »

New rail product from DB Schenker links Oslo and Narvik

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker's new product connects the Norwegian capital Oslo to the Arctic Circle town of Narvik. The national company Schenker AS now offers regular rail transports on the 1,960 kilometer route. The DB Schenker North Rail Express brings consumer goods, Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line promotes two officers to Senior VP

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced the promotion of Kevin M. 'Marty' Freeman to Senior Vice President of Sales and Cecil 'Chip' E. Overbey, Jr. to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Pricing and Strategic Development. Mr. Freeman had been Vice Pres Read More »

2011 could be big year for Obama on trade

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

After years of trade policy stalemate, there could be big strides in 2011 with approval of U.S. trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization and perhaps even the end of the longest-ever round of globa Read More »

Australia grain shipments on track despite floods

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Grains shipments from Australia are set to gather pace in the coming weeks despite record floods in Queensland and a poor quality crop in one of the world's biggest wheat exporters, trade sources say. There have been growing concerns over global grain sho Read More »

Canada pork, beef exports soar in 2010

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Canada likely shipped a record volume of pork in 2010, especially to the United States, Russia and Mexico, but an industry official said shrinking herds will make that feat tough to match this year.

Beef exports may have tallied up the largest volume Read More »

Commodity costs pose risks to German trade

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Rising prices for raw materials will be the main challenge for German trade in 2011 and will prompt imports to rise faster than exports, the head of the country's main trading association (BGA) said.

BGA President Anton Boerner said he expected import Read More »

G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

The Group of 20 leading economies have started working-level talks on the soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis.

Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in se Read More »

German imports jump offers hope to euro zone strugglers

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Germany's trade surplus narrowed in November as imports gained more than expected, a sign domestic demand is growing in strength although other data showed retail sales and industrial output dipped the same month.

Berlin's struggling euro zone partner Read More »