TransCore’s North American Freight Index reports record truckload volume for the month of February

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index shows the highest spot market truckload freight volume for the month of February since the company established the North American Freight Index in 1986. January's freight volume set a similar record. Read More »

US senators urge pressure on China over rare earths

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | International Trade

Two U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama's administration "to step up its fight against China's hoarding of critical rare earth elements" by blocking funding for Chinese mining projects.

Democratic senators Charles Schumer and Debbie Stabenow sa Read More »

WTO top court backs China in US duties dispute

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization's top court upheld some Chinese objections to a ruling that had backed the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidized.

In particular, the app Read More »

Asia to test Japan food imports for radiation

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines will test Japanese food imports for radiation, officials said, and other countries may also step up monitoring as Japan tries to contain a nuclear crisis.

"As far as radiation is concerned, I think Read More »

Evergreen integrating group’s resources to assist Japan’s rescue efforts for earthquake and Tsunami

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Group announced that the Group Chairman Dr. Yung-fa Chang has instructed that the Group's resources including but not limited to the marine and aviation business be used to assist the rescue work for the unspeakable tragedy of earthquake and Tsu Read More »

Post-quake situation concerning MOL-operated vessels

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reported that we are still gathering data concerning MOL-operated vessels that may have been affected by the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean earthquake, but neither the quake itself nor the resultant tsunami caused any si Read More »

Support for victims of the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean earthquake

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reported that MOL has begun the following support activities to help victims of the quake and to help restore their homes and cities.

  • MOL has decided to donate 50 million to help support and rescue victims of the quake Read More »

Diana Containerships announces direct continuation of time charter agreement with A.P. Moller-Maersk

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Diana Containerships, Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S for one of its container vessels, the m/v Sagitta, for a period o Read More »

Maersk suspends service to 3 Japan ports

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line, has suspended service to three tsunami-hit Japanese ports, it said.

Maersk Line, a unit of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said in a weekly news bulletin that it suspended service to Sendai, Onahama and Hachinohe. Read More »

CMA CGM takes action for Japan

AJOT | March 14, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Following the earthquake and tsunami that have severely hit Japan, CMA CGM takes action to support its teams on site and help in the delivery of emergency assistance.

CMA CGM Group has set up an Emergency and Communication Response Team that is closel Read More »

GAC helps deliver Goliath crane to Rosyth

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

It took meticulous handling and perfect timing to sail the Goliath crane beneath the Forth Bridge on its way to Rosyth shipyard last week. But thanks to careful coordination by GAC Shipping UK's Leith office acting as port agent with all the parties invol Read More »

Trans Ocean receives HACCP certification for manufacturing

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Trans Ocean Liquid Technologies (TOLT), global leader in the manufacture of flexitanks, announced that its manufacturing plant in Malaysia has gained HACCP certification.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approa Read More »

Clarkson profit up on dry bulk volumes; upbeat on ‘11

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Britain's leading ship broker Clarkson Plc reported a better-than-expected profit, driven by a recovery in dry bulk volumes and said it gained from higher trading volumes in the first few weeks of 2011 despite volatile freight rates.

Freight rates are Read More »

Chinamax ships seen carrying India coal in few years

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Giant 400,000-ton dry bulk carriers being introduced by Brazilian miner Vale for iron ore could be used for coal in the next few years, India's biggest trader Adani and coal shipping companies said.

The 400,000-ton so-called Chinamax vessels are being Read More »

WWL unveils processing center at Port of Galveston

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), the global shipping and logistics provider, has opened a heavy equipment processing facility at the Port of Galveston. This is one of 11 high and heavy processing facilities operated by WWL, serving the processing nee Read More »

Fire in Rotterdam port under control

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A fire in Rotterdam's port, Europe's largest for the import of crude oil, was under control and posed no threat to surrounding facilities or factories, Dutch police authorities said. Read More »

Maersk’s new Latin American service calls on Port of Savannah

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that Maersk has added the Port of Savannah to its newest all-water service, Spondylus. Named for the seashell that once was used as currency for trade by Andeans in Ecuador, the Read More »

US March retail container traffic seen up 11%

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Major U.S. retail container ports should see import cargo volume climb 11 percent in March, a monthly report by Global Port Tracker showed, in yet another sign that the U.S. economy is gaining strength.

The report, released by the National Retail Fede Read More »

New shipping line provides weekly link between Hamburg and the east coast of South America

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

On March 6th, 2011, the container ship HANJIN CHENNAI docked in the Port of Hamburg for the first time within the scope of the new joint service shared by HANJIN, UASC, COSCO and CCNI between Northern Europe and the east coast of South America. Read More »

Sanctions kill off Libya’s vital shipping trade

AJOT | March 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Western sanctions on Libya's government are already hurting shipping, and a virtual shutdown of its vital seaborne trade is on the cards as companies fear falling foul of the measures, shipping sources said.

Intense fighting between forces loyal to Li Read More »