A maritime first: APL ‘cold-irons’ ships in Oakland to clear the air

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

APL has flipped the switch on a clean-air effort that's part of California's maritime future.

The Singapore-based container shipping line became the first to shut down, or, 'cold-iron,' a vessel's engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd sale held up, bids expected July

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The sale of TUI's stake in Hapag-Lloyd is being held up as bidders are taking more time to examine the books of the container shipping group, people familiar with the matter said.

The due diligence will take some additional weeks, a source close to Ha Read More »

Euroseas Ltd. announces time charter renewals for two of Its containerships

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that two subsidiaries of the Company have entered into time charter agreement fo Read More »

W’rtsil’ to supply liquid bio-fuel powered main engines for new Finnish cargo vessel

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

W'rtsil', the marine industry's leading solutions provider and systems integrator, has been contracted by the STX Finland shipyard in Turku, Finland, to supply the main engines for a new multi-purpose cargo vessel. STX Finland is part of the international Read More »

Golden Ocean posts suprise Q1 loss on impairments

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Norwegian shipper Golden Ocean group reported a surprise first-quarter loss, hurt by low day rates for vessels and a negative market impact from weather disruptions and the earthquake in Japan.

Golden Ocean swung to an operating loss of $15.5 million Read More »

WWPC experts join forces in unique power plant project for Albania

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Moving heavy cargo through the under developed roads and over bridges with extremely poor structures in Albania is a task not many are equipped and experienced to sign up for. Yet, the WWPC members Guangzhou Sunshine International Logistics from China jo Read More »

Challenging desert march for SCHEUERLE InterCombis through the Turkmenistan desert

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A Turkish haulage operator is currently transporting a huge armine absorber unit across the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan on its way to a flue gas desulfurization plant located in the town of Eloten. As a long-standing customer of SCHEUERLE, Member to Ca Read More »

Brazil port to ship more sugar, but queue to recur

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's No. 2 port for sugar exports expects throughput of the sweetener to leap by as much as half and for ships to face shorter waiting times to load in the current harvest, its commercial director told Reuters.

Exports of mostly bulk sugar through Read More »

Governor, MPA, highstar capital, CSX officials outline Baltimore’s future at May seminar

Karen Thuermer | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The New York Yankees may have beaten the Baltimore Orioles on May 18 in a baseball game attended by friends and employees of the Port of Baltimore. But those who watched the game from the Maryland Port Administration’s skybox at Camden Yards know all too Read More »

Rotterdam port eyes German expansion

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Rotterdam Port, Europe's biggest, said he wants to expand its operations in Germany, building new centres for loading and unloading containers and developing CO2 infrastructure.

Hans Smits also said that Rotterdam port, which already has t Read More »

GPA completes wetlands monitoring at Savannah and Brunswick

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently completed annual wetland monitoring at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal and a threatened and endangered species survey and ecological habitat assessment at the Port of Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island Term Read More »

India witnesses the launch of one of the world’s largest industrial zones (Kizad)

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) recently unveiled the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. The event was attended by over 200 VIP guests from various companies and industries in India. The guests were introduc Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA receives $800,000 CERB loan

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver announced that it will receive an $800,000 loan from the Washington State Community Economic Development Revitalization Board (CERB). The funding will be used to make improvements to an existing port facility that are necessary befor Read More »

Port of Oakland welcomes newly appointed commissioner

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland welcomes its newest Port Commissioner, Alan S. Yee, who was recently nominated by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and unanimously confirmed by the Oakland City Council on May 17th. Mayor Quan said, “Commissioner Yee is a long-time civic lead Read More »

US railroad execs say growth story crosses borders

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. railroads, seeing the choppy domestic economic recovery, are escalating cross-border traffic with global trade a major growth engine.

Demand for everything from U.S. coal in China and India to consumer products in Mexico is driving up volume this Read More »

New report sees trucking gains through 2022

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

After a dip during the Great Recession, the U.S. freight economy, particularly for trucking, is projected to grow significantly in the years ahead, according to American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022.

The Forecast Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.7% in April

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7 percent in April after gaining a revised 1.9 percent in March 2011. March's increase was slightly better than the 1.7 percent ATA reported on A Read More »

US trucking to grow as shippers shift from rail

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. trucking industry will continue to expand in the coming 11 years, after a dip during the financial crisis, as shippers shift their focus from rail to trucks, a trade group projected. Read More »

Con-way Truckload in Joplin remains open for business

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The company continues to recover from the devastating tornado.

Con-way's offices at 4701 E. 32nd Street were on the edge of the tornado's path. No one in the building at the time the tornado struck was injured. Read More »

ABF driver Garcia named Champion of Change by White House

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF' driver Ralph Garcia of Rio Rancho, N.M., has been named a Champion of Change as part of President Obama's Winning the Future initiative. Nominated by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Garcia was one of 20 transportation professionals invited Read More »