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Quiet March sees cargo slow in Long Beach

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Container volumes at the Port of Long Beach dipped in March, compared to the same month one year ago, with a decline of 1.9 percent overall and imports essentially flat. Read More »

SC Ports report record Pier container volumes

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

South Carolina Ports reported March pier container volumes were the highest since August 2008. Last month the Port handled 85,616 boxes, totaling 692,338 pier containers fiscal year to date. Read More »

US Army Corps of Engineers offers its final approval for Jacksonville harbor deepening

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a final Chief’s Report approving the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project, clearing the way for congressional authorization in an upcoming Water Resources Development Act. Read More »

Throughput of Port of Rotterdam practically stable

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year.Split up by goods type, less crude oil (‑2%), mineral oil products (‑14%) and other liquid bulk cargo (‑14%) were transferred. Read More »

Work starts on Felixstowe expansion

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port. Read More »

Cargill expects flour merger with ConAgra to be finalized in 6-8 weeks

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page said. Read More »

Boosting West Coast exports seen key for moving bigger Canada crops

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

Canada needs to invest in shipping more grains and oilseeds off the West Coast as harvests get larger, to avoid the massive transportation backlogs that followed last year's record crops, industry officials said. Read More »

Samsung Heavy says proceeds $618 million ship order as planned

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Liner Shipping

South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries said that it is proceeding with a project worth 642.9 billion won ($617.67 million) to build seven container ships as planned. Read More »

Shipping firms turn to equity markets as sector eyes recovery

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector recovering from its worst downturn since the 1980s. Read More »

ISS appointment develops global liner expertise

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Chris Crookall as Vice President, Liner. Chris will be based in the company’s Liner Division, in Dubai and will report to Eddie Filus, SVP Liner. Read More »

Carrier Transicold celebrates sale of 1 millionth container refrigeration unit

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Forty-six years after pioneering the first front-wall, or “picture-frame,” refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd (“Carrier Transicold”) presented its 1 millionth unit during a ceremony at its Singapore manufacturing facility. Read More »

Little change in overall Confidence Index despite gains in the present situation

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Little change occurred in the latest monthly Stifel Logistics Confidence Index. Slipping only 0.1 points from 57.0 in March to 56.9 this month, the overall index did however favor improvements in the present situation increasing 1.6 points to 51.8. However, expectations for the next six months dimmed falling 1.8 points to 62.0 for April. Read More »

Online retailers in Germany under fire over working conditions

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Working practices at the German operations of two of Europe's largest online retailers have come under fire this week, with more strikes at Amazon and Zalando being forced to defend its warehouse operations after a critical TV report. Read More »

TT Club signs partnership in the Philippines

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Specialist transport insurance provider, TT Club has appointed a network partner in The Philippines.  Read More »

Damco supports Chinese company Kerui to go global

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Global freight forwarder and logistics provider Damco will extend its partnership with the Shandong Kerui Holding Group Co., LTD. (“Kerui”). Read More »

New partnership puts global capabilities in reach for Italian logistics providers

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Italian logistics providers will be able to significantly increase their global reach following a new business partnership between WiseTech Global, Read More »

Gebrüder Weiss offers direct groupage freight service to Turkmenistan

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Since mid-April, Gebrüder Weiss has been offering a new direct groupage freight service from Sofia, Bulgaria, to the Turkmen capital Ashgabat. Read More »

Bradham joins Red Arrow Logistics to enhance overseas supply chain capabilities

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Red Arrow Logistics, the logistics and transportation company that serves fast growing, complex and high value supply chains, has named supply chain management expert Garrett Bradham as VP Global Markets to enhance the company’s ability to serve its clients that operate around the world. Read More »

Old Dominion announces GRI

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced from the carrier’s Thomasville, N.C. headquarters the organization will be increasing its base rates 4.3 percent effective May 1, 2014. Read More »

Time Transports partnership helps carrier

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Transport Inc. is partnering with GAIN®Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) stations to supply Time’s CNG fleet. Read More »

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