Sunteck appoints new CIO

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

SUNTECK, a leading provider of agent‐based, multi‐modal transportation solutions, has hired Sean Clancy as Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for the continuing development of technology capabilities for SUNTECK’s growing agent n Read More »

M/V Kim M. Bouchard launched in Pascagoula, MS

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Seaport Service

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is delighted to announce the company’s new 10,000hp ATB tug Kim M. Bouchard was launched February 26, 2015 at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, MS shipyard. Read More »

Descartes Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results

GlobeNewswire | March 05, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Descartes Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results Read More »

Haven Launched Private Freight Marketplace at TPM Long Beach

PR Newswire | March 05, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Haven announced the launch of its Private Marketplace at the TPM Long Beach Conference on March 2nd. Haven empowers Shippers to easily search, compare, and reserve container slots across 10 of the world's leading ocean carriers at more than 1500 ports. Read More »

Port of Rotterdam 2014 profit slips 4.9% to 215 million Euros

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority said on Thursday its net profit for 2014 fell 4.9 percent to 215 million Euros ($237 million) on higher financing costs. Read More »

Apple delays larger iPad production till September

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Apple Inc will delay the start of production on a larger, 12.9-inch iPad until around September because of delays involving the supply of display panels, according to two media reports. Read More »

China backs e-commerce expansion in win for Alibaba, JD.com

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | International Trade

China will back e-commerce development and guide international expansion by Chinese internet companies, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, in an endorsement for firms such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and JD.com Inc. Read More »

Vancouver container fire shuts down port, some rail service

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A large portion of Canada’s biggest port was shut down on Wednesday after a chemical fire broke out amid numerous shipping containers piled up in a yard east of Vancouver’s downtown core. Read More »

CSX softens outlook for crude by rail shipments amid price slump

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CSX Corp has softened its growth projections for crude rail shipments as a sustained price slump has weakened demand, a company executive said Wednesday. Read More »

U.S. Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone XL approval

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it. Read More »

Port Hedland iron ore exports to China up in February

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Liner Shipping

Exports of iron ore to China through Australia’s Port Hedland terminal rose 0.3 percent in February from January, official figures show, though the month had fewer shipping days. Read More »

Conrad Orange Shipyard Receives Order for First Dedicated LNG Bunker Barge for Marine Market

PR Newswire | March 04, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc. has entered into a contract to construct the first LNG bunker barge to be built for the marine market in North America. The contract signing was hosted at the residence of the French Consulate General Sujiro Seam in Houston, TX. Read More »

CBP Officials cleared to speak at CONECT T&T 2015

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | International Trade

Despite fears of another government shutdown, CBP officials will attend and speak at CONECT's T&T Conference later this month. Read More »

Sri Lanka threatens Chinese firm with legal action to stop project

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Liner Shipping

Sri Lanka will take legal action against a Chinese firm for not halting work on a $1.5 billion luxury real estate project until a probe is completed, a government minister said on Wednesday. Read More »

Access to Brazil’s Itajai port to open as truck protest ends

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Protesters have agreed to open access to Brazil’s main poultry exporting port of Itajai in Santa Catarina state, the port said on Wednesday, ending a lingering flashpoint after a two-week truck drivers’ protest. Read More »

BG Group sees its Australian project helping to double LNG supplies

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Maritime

A smooth start to operations at BG Group’s Australian project in Queensland is expected to help the British company to roughly double its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies in 2015/16, it said on Wednesday. Read More »

Fraport Cargo Services GmbH adds “Track & Trace System” to it’s range of electronic services

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Customers and forwarding agents of FCS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG, can now use a modern track & trace system to check the consignment status of their dispatched import freight. Read More »

IMF’s Lagarde: Success of Greek reforms rest on implementation

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | International Trade

The success of Greece’s reform plan depends on the framework that is put in place and how the overhaul is implemented, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. Read More »

CaroTrans Adds Asia to U.S. Southeast LCL Import Service to Global Network

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Shanghai to Atlanta direct, all-water routing bypasses U.S. West Coast congestion Read More »

MSC Oscar Arrival of the world’s largest container ship in Rotterdam

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping

On Tuesday afternoon, 3 March, the MSC Oscar will arrive at the APM1 terminal in Rotterdam. With a capacity of 19,224 TEU (20-foot containers), the 396 meters long and 59 meters wide ship is the largest container ship in the world. Read More »