Wilhelmsen Ships Service India handles oversize vehicle shipment

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Logistics Team at Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Mumbai has just completed the handling of a specialized project of oversized vehicles from Nhava Sheva port which is destined for Dakar in Senegal. The cargo is consigned to the government of Senegal. Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA’s Terminal 5 selected as preferred site for potash export facility

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA announced discussions are underway with BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified natural resources company, regarding the potential location of a potash export facility at the port’s Terminal 5. The port and BHP Billiton hav Read More »

Mobile Harbor turning basin opens

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered on August 7th a critical federal asset to the Port of Mobile. The Mobile Harbor Turning Basin cost approximately $32 million for its five year program that included study efforts, environmental clearances, desig Read More »

Brazil ports resume raw sugar loading post rains

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Bulk sugar exports at the main Brazilian ports of Santos and Paranagua are running normally, favored by clear weather along the southeast coast but long waiting times for loading vessels are still the norm.

Although down with other markets, s Read More »

Mumbai port partially resumes operations

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

India's busiest port, which was shut after a collision of two cargo ships off Mumbai's coast, partially resumed operations, a port official told Reuters. Read More »

Metro Ports announces new president

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., recently announced the appointment of James Dillman to the position of president, Metro Ports.

As Metro Ports president, Dillman is in charge of Metropolitan Stevedore Co., South Read More »

Indonesia to build new container port in Jakarta

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Indonesia's state port firm will start building a new container terminal in Jakarta this year to cope with overflowing volumes at the main shipment hub in Indonesia's capital as trade grows.

The first phase of the 22 trillion rupiah ($2.45 bi Read More »

Port of Rotterdam throughput back on track

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2010, 213 million tons of cargo were handled, 14.8% up on the same period of 2009. Outgoing trade rose by 15% to 62 million tons, incoming by 14.7% to 150 million tons. The handling of bulk cargo increased by 14.3%, to 146 million ton Read More »

Port of LB Harbor Commission approves bridge project

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on August 9, unanimously approved a plan to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge with a new, nearly $1 billion span that will accommodate future traffic needs and dramatically improve safety for vessels and Read More »

Port of Long Beach moves nearly 590,000 TEUs in July, year’s highest

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The monthly container cargo count at the Port of Long Beach increased for the eighth straight month in July 2010, rising 35.8 percent compared to the same month last year. Imports were up 32.5 percent, while exports rose 16.4 percent. Overall, the Port ha Read More »

Port’s study shows diesel additive increases fuel efficiency and reduces emissions

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that its diesel additive study yielded a five-percent reduction in fuel consumption, as well as drastically decreased emissions.

“We undertook this study as a pr Read More »

Port of Vancouver Commission approves sale to Farwest Steel

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver USA announced the sale of 20 acres of industrial land to Farwest Steel Corporation, one of the leading distributors, processors and fabricators of specialty steel products in the Northwest. The sale was approved unanimously by the p Read More »

U.S. DOT selects Port Manatee project for America’s Marine Highway Initiative

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Container-on-barge trans-gulf service between Port Manatee and the Port of Brownsville, TXs one of 8 projects selected nationwide
The Manatee County Port Authority received word today that U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHo Read More »

Trucking for Sarcoma event raises $30,000 for Gist cancer awareness

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

The Annual 'Trucking for Sarcoma' Event was held in late July. International Sarcoma Week ran from July 18 to July 25 and Marine Transport Company was a major participant. The trucking company's 450 members helped raise awareness of cancer sarcoma with 'S Read More »

Exel Transportation named Georgia-Pacific’s Intermodal Carrier of the Year

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Exel Transportation, an operating unit of Exel, the North American leader in supply chain management and a Deutsche Post DHL company, has earned the prestigious Intermodal Carrier of the Year award from Georgia-Pacific. The award recognizes Exel Transport Read More »

Brazil’s Rousseff: private sector to operate rails

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Brazil's ruling party presidential candidate pledged to expand Brazil's railways and open them to private operators, helping to reduce growing transportation bottlenecks.

Dilma Rousseff, who led President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's infrastru Read More »

Audi is DB Schenker Rail’s first CO2-free rail freight customer

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Europe's first CO2-free product in rail freight transportation successfully launched on the market

Audi now transports finished vehicles between Ingolstadt and Emden CO2-free. As of August, the German automobile manufacturer uses DB Schenker Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing and Garner, NC officials host new facility groundbreaking

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing, in conjunction with local government officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony in Garner, N.C. last week to commemorate the building of a state-of-the-art Penske facility in the Greenfield South Business Park. Read More »

Kenyan tea exports disrupted by ship collision

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Some Kenyan tea export schedules have been disrupted after a ship carrying a cargo of tea collided with another vessel off the west coast of India and lost a number of containers, traders said. Read More »

WTO raps EU anti-dumping in China fasteners case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has condemned the way the European Union assesses duties on unfairly priced imports in a complaint brought by China over sales of screws and bolts, a person familiar with the case said.

The ruling, if confirmed, d Read More »