Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque installs ballast water treatment system to Cable Innovator

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Global Marine Systems Limited’s vessel Cable Innovator has recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) after extensive work including the installation of a ballast water treatment system and a 5-year survey. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo offers deliveries to over 50 airports in Europe with new Jan De Rijk contract

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a new three-year road feeder services contract to Jan de Rijk Logistics, extending its delivery network to over 50 airports across Europe. Read More »

Significant increase in sales revenue and profits for duisport Group

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Total operating performance for the 2014 business year increased to EUR 198 million / Record net profit of EUR 14 million / Workforce surpasses 1,000 employees for the first time Read More »

TQL national expansion shines on in the City of Lights

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Making its debut in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Total Quality Logistics (TQL) opens its first Nevada sales office. This is the third new office to open its doors for the Cincinnati-based freight brokerage firm in 2015. Read More »

AED chairman calls on congress to get to work on multiyear highway bill

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

When it comes to infrastructure, Washington, D.C., is failing the American people, said AED Chairman Don Shilling at a Capitol Hill press conference today. Shilling is president of General Equipment & Supplies, a heavy construction equipment dealership based in Fargo, N.D. Read More »

Mount Vernon port breaks Indiana shipping record

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon recorded the highest quarterly shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana's over 50-plus year history during the first quarter of 2015. This was the second consecutive quarter the port broke this record. First quarter shipments increased three percent over the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up 48 percent over 2014's first quarter. Read More »

TRANSCOM warns of not committing to national maritime strategy – and strong U.S. Merchant Marine

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Leaders of the military, Congress, and the maritime industry appeared together yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition – designed to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together. Read More »

14% container volume growth at South Carolina Ports

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

SC Ports Authority sustained double-digit container volume gains in March, reporting 14.3 percent fiscal year to date growth of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over the same period last year. Read More »

C.H. Robinson and MIT Develop New Model for Carbon Emissions

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

With sustainability a topic of significant interest among many in the logistics industry, C.H. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have combined to develop research aimed at finding ways to better quantify carbon emissions at the Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipment level. Read More »

Port Of Oakland container cargo volume rebounds in March

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Containerized trade is rebounding at the Port of Oakland after two months of decline. The Port said today that cargo volume in March increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. That’s a turnaround from a 31 percent decrease in January and February. Read More »

The Apple Watch, the iPhone and China

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | International Trade

In a first for the company, Apple will release a major new product, the Apple Watch, simultaneously in the US and China, following the runaway success of the iPhone 6 in the Middle Kingdom which is now the second best selling smartphone in a market of 1.2 billion handsets. Read More »

East Coast ports, Caribbean, even Mexico look to gain as shippers spurn West Coast

Paul Scott Abbott | April 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Not only are ports along the U.S. East Coast benefiting as shippers look for options to congested West Coast gateways, but opportunities also await in the Caribbean and Mexico as near-sourcing of products for American consumers is likely to accelerate. Read More »

Asia Dry Bulk Capesize rates likely flat as tonnage glut continues

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Rates for capesize bulk carriers, which have remained close to six-year lows for the last three months, are likely to show little sign of improvement next week as too many ships chase too few cargoes, brokers said. Read More »

Saudi firm, Bunge to buy majority stake in Canadian grain handler

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | International Trade

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned agricultural investment firm and U.S. grain trader Bunge Ltd will buy a controlling stake in Canadian grain handler CWB in a bold move by the Gulf state to secure food supplies. Read More »

Energy company eyes Washington state’s Port of Longview for new project

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Riverside Refining LLC is developing an energy infrastructure project for the Pacific Northwest and is considering Washington State’s Port of Longview as a potential location for it, the company’s CEO said on Wednesday. Read More »

Vingroup unit wins port building deal

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

The investment for the whole project is more than 1.64 trillion dong ($76 million), of which 493 billion dong would be allocated for the BOT part and the port is slated to become operational in 2017, the report said. Read More »

ATA Joins Call to Fund Long-Term Highway Bill

PR Newswire | April 15, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urged the Obama administration and Congress to quickly come together on a long-term, well-funded highway bill. Read More »

Kinder Morgan to expand Eagle Ford pipeline in Texas

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Inc plans to expand its 300,000 barrels per day Eagle Ford crude and condensate pipeline in Texas to 360,000 bpd, the company said on Wednesday in a quarterly earnings release. Read More »

Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis. Read More »

Fednav leads the way with an innovative ballast water solution on the Great Lakes

PR Newswire | April 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Fednav Limited, the largest Canadian operator of international ships in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, today announced an order for 12 ballast water treatment systems to equip its ships currently under construction. Read More »