Maersk meets Iranian officials over seized vessel

Reuters | May 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line said on Monday it had met again with the Ports & Maritime Organization (PMO) in Iran regarding the seizure of the vessel Maersk Tigris but has yet to receive any official documents from Iranian authorities. Read More »

Dongkuk Steel considers suspending output at shipbuilding steel plant

Reuters | May 04, 2015 | Liner Shipping

South Korea’s Dongkuk Steel Mill said on Monday that it was considering suspending production at a factory making steel used by shipbuilders in the city of Pohang. Read More »

Rough seas force port closures in Peru

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Peru, the world’s third biggest copper producer, closed its main port, Callao, and dozens of others because of rough seas, a local newspaper reported Saturday. Read More »

BNSF Railway CEO says investments from capital plan should ‘last forever’

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF railroad is “forever better” after a capital program last year boosted capacity following complaints about congestion, BNSF chief executive told Reuters on Saturday. Read More »

Spain’s ACS wins $983 mln bridge contract in Texas

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Spanish construction firm ACS said it had won a $983 million contract to design and build the longest cable-stayed bridge in the United States, in Texas. Read More »

Cyclone threat closes Australian port

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

An Australian port has been forced to close by a cyclone off the country’s west coast, though the country’s largest iron ore port was not impacted. Read More »

Berkshire profit up 10% as railroad rebounds

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Read More »

North American rail industry angered by new brake rule

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. regulators took on the powerful rail industry on Friday, announcing plans to require expensive, high-tech braking technology the railways insist is unproven and unreliable. Read More »

California port truckers end strike after four days

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Read More »

Energy East project could go ahead with one export port according to TransCanada CEO

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

TransCanada Corp is still mulling alternative sites for a second oil export terminal for its Energy East pipeline, though the C$12 billion project could go ahead with just one export port, chief executive Russ Girling said on Friday. Read More »

U.S. Navy might accompany other nations’ ships in Strait of Hormuz

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The U.S. military signaled on Friday it may allow warships to accompany other nations’ vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran’s seizure of a container ship this week prompted the Navy to start accompanying U.S.-flagged vessels. Read More »

Baltic index down on lower rates for panamax and smaller vessels

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Friday, pulled down by a fall in rates for panamax and smaller vessels. Read More »

VOLGA-DNEPR delivers engineering and logistics solution to move wellhead control panel and hydraulic

AJOT | May 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

A wellhead control panel and hydraulic power unit with a combined weight of 17 tonnes has been delivered by Volga-Dnepr Airlines to Singapore in conjunction with leading Oil & Gas project logistics forwarder, Pentagon Freight Services. Read More »

CEVA makes major investment in Australia and New Zealand

AJOT | May 01, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has today announced construction of a new 166,000 sq m ‘super site’ at Truganina, west of Melbourne, which will be the centerpiece of CEVA’s growth plans in Australia and New Zealand. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands seasonal cargo service to and from the UK & Ireland

AJOT | May 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo has introduced three new UK and Ireland service points to its summer schedule for 2015. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Shannon will all see the introduction of flights from the USA starting in May. Read More »

Cyclone threat closes Australian port used by Chevron for LNG exports

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

An Australian port used by Chevron for liquefied natural gas exports has been forced to close by a cyclone off the country’s west coast. Read More »

Los Angeles ports police chief indicted on corruption charges

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The chief of police for the port of Los Angeles was indicted on federal corruption charges involving a program to help citizens report criminal activity at the port, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

U.S. crude rail rules to include disputed brake mandate

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

An oil train safety plan for the United States and Canada to be announced on Friday will include an unexpected mandate on the rail industry to adopt an advanced braking system, industry sources familiar with the rules said. Read More »

U.S. Navy starts to accompany U.S. ships passing through Strait of Hormuz

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Liner Shipping

U.S. Navy ships started accompanying U.S.-flagged commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, seeking to ensure freedom of navigation two days after Iran seized a cargo ship, U.S. defense officials said. Read More »

Monthly labor meeting will halt Port of Oakland day shift

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A rescheduled monthly labor meeting will suspend dayside operations at the Port of Oakland tomorrow, May 1. The Port said there’ll be no vessel, yard or gate operations during Friday’s first shift. Vessel loading and unloading are scheduled to resume with the second shift at 7:00 PM, the Port added. Read More »