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Premium Article  Port of Prince Rupert: building on speed and reliability

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert appears to be emerging from the worldwide economic slump with a vengeance, with plans for several new additions to meet customer needs, including a logistics park. Read More »

Premium Article  Port Metro Vancouver: signs of recovery?

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With few exceptions Port Metro Vancouver saw all categories of traffic slip in 2009 and, at year end, total tonnage through Canada’s largest port had declined by 11 percent compared to 2008.

There were steep declines in potash (-64.8%), break Read More »

Premium Article  Seattle, Tacoma leaders engage in Obama Administration’s push to double US exports

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Ports say solving container shortage, coordinating infrastructure investments key to creating, protecting American agriculture and manufacturing jobs Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Longview posts record year

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a presentation to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren reported 2009 as a record setting year for the Port of Longview, just one year after reporting records in 2008.

In 2009 operating revenue reached a Port best $ Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Prince Rupert: building on speed and reliability

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert appears to be emerging from the worldwide economic slump with a vengeance, with plans for several new additions to meet customer needs, including a logistics park.

To the end of February this year the port’s Fai Read More »

Premium Article  Growing consumer markets in Latin America

Peter Buxbaum | March 28, 2010 | International Trade

Sound economic policies helped some countries weather economic crisis well, continue pattern of strong growth United States exporters already engage in a substantial level of business with many countries on Latin America. The continued growth of t Read More »

Premium Article  Infrastructure projects provide export opportunities to Latin America

Peter Buxbaum | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

Public works, mining, alternative energy are benefiting from government spending and private investment


The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. recently announced that it will be providing $1 billion in loan guarantees under an agreem Read More »

Premium Article  South America gleams with potential for trade and investment

Karen Thuermer | March 28, 2010 | International Trade

South America appears to be exploding with trade opportunities, particularly with Brazil. Enter the US$1.5 billion steel plant constructed in Sepetiba Bay in the Brazilin state of Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian resources giant CVRD [RIO] and German heavywei Read More »

Premium Article  DGX now offering weekly LCL service Los Angeles-Puerto Rico

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

DGX-Dependable Global Express now is offering weekly less than container load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico with additional deliveries to all points on the Island. Read More »

Premium Article  Maersk Line introduces the first direct service between South America and Russia

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line has announced a new direct service between Ecuador and Russia, called the ECUBEX service.
The service will be the first direct liner route between the two countries and will stand out as a unique solution given the short transport time, Read More »

CEE celebrates 1st anniversary


AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Cargo Equipment Experts CEE, a global network for equipment owners and asset based companies within the heavy cargo transport market, passed it's first year 
mark of activities. The management is satisfied with the positive reception of the network, Read More »

Rickmers Group takes delivery of its 102nd vessel

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

In February a special milestone was reached by the Rickmers Group with the delivery of the 4900 vehicle capacity pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) Vany Rickmers to its owners. She brings the Rickmers fleet up to 102 vessels. Read More »

South Africa coal line expansion to 91 mllion tons possible

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

South Africa's logistics group Transnet could raise capacity on its coal rail line to 91 million tons in five to six years from 70 million now if the private sector helps foot the bill, its head said.

Acting Chief Executive Chris Wells said t Read More »

StederGroup sends giant Hammer to UK ports

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

StederGroup, the Dutch member of the WWPC, was awarded a contract for mobilization of port construction and dredging equipment from the Netherlands to 2 UK ports. Read More »

Port of Houston becomes the largest US port for container trade with Brazil

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority handled a total of 91,204 twenty-foot-equivalent-units from Brazil in 2009, statistics compiled by the firm Datamar show.

This represents a gain in market share of total U.S./Brazil container trade from 15.4 perc Read More »

McAllister Towing leaves legacy system behind for Edoc’s HELM

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

McAllister Towing, one of the oldest, largest and most respected marine towing and transportation companies in the United States, is moving off of its legacy operations system for HELM, a maritime operations software system, developed by Edoc Systems Grou Read More »

SCSPA, DHEC renew voluntary clean air partnership

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) extended a voluntary agreement that has successfully reduced port-related air emissions. Read More »

Alfacam media trucks move through the Port of Tacoma: from the Winter Olympics to Durban and Zeebrug

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

If you watched the ski jump competition in this year’s Winter Olympics on TV anywhere in the world, you relied on TV production trucks that were recently shipped through the Port of Tacoma. Read More »

Port of Felixstowe celebrates green award

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating after winning one award, and being runner-up in a second category at Suffolk County Council’s ‘Creating the Greenest County Awards 2010’.
The port’s Travel Plan won the Business Transport Award at a ceremony at Read More »

Virginia International Terminal improves security with APS Technology Gate Solution

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced Virginia International Terminals (VIT) has implemented the APS Gate OCR Portal to auto Read More »

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