Kenya seizes container with 87 elephant tusks

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenyan authorities have seized a container loaded with 87 elephant tusks and disguised as soapstone carvings destined for Hong Kong, a customs official said. Read More »

New stevedoring company starts US West Coast operations in Port of Richmond, CA

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APS Stevedoring LLC, a new auto and general/breakbulk cargo stevedoring company headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., began its first operations at the end of October in the Port of Richmond, Calif. Read More »

Port of Amsterdam prepares for growth in biomass

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The port of Amsterdam is gearing-up for a boom in biomass volumes as a result of an increasing focus on renewable energy and new Dutch Government proposals. Read More »

Port of Houston Authority attracts new service to Care Terminal

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

CaytransBBC has introduced regular sailings of its breakbulk vessels from the Port of Houston Authority's Care Terminal in Houston to Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago twice a month. Read More »

Port of Long Beach Clean Trucks Program to reach final milestone


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the New Year, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will hit its final milestone, permanently barring the oldest, most polluting drayage trucks from Port terminals. Read More »

Port of Long Beach’s security initiatives recognized


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has won a national award for successfully integrating security technologies that help protect the largest seaport complex in the country. Read More »

TTS completes Loch Ryan Port infrastructure

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

TTS has completed work on the infrastructure of Stena Line’s new state-of-the-art, purpose-built port, located ten kilometres north of its previous location in Stranraer, Scotland. Read More »

Turkey would open ports to Cyprus, no diplomatic strings

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Turkey offered to bow to EU demands and open its ports, airports and airspace to Cyprus under what it called a "Taiwanese-style" diplomatic arrangement to help drive Cypriot reunification talks resuming under U.N. pressure for a breakthrough. Read More »

Damco wins ‘Supply Chain Best Partnership’ at SCM Logistics Excellence Awards

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Damco - one of the world's leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions ' was honored at the SCM Logistics Excellence Awards held in conjunction with the 7th Annual SCM Logistics World conference. Damco won the category 'S Read More »

DHL’s specialized services meet Americas’ toy industry growth requirements

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, continues to be the foremost logistics provider for the toy industry across the Americas. Read More »

India supply chain chaos next hurdle for global retailers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Seven years ago, when India's Future Group retail giant sent shipments from Mumbai on the country's west coast to Kolkata in the north-east, the products took 10 nervous days to arrive. Read More »

Kuehne + Nagel adopts IAS Dispatch for North American inland container transport operations

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kuehne + Nagel, the world's largest seafreight forwarder and a leading provider of global logistics services, has adopted IAS Dispatch to enhance operational performance and customer visibility across its North American intermodal container haulage activi Read More »

French nuclear waste train enters Germany

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

A French train carrying 150 tons of reprocessed nuclear waste entered Germany recently en route to a storage site after a 24-hour stop at the border following clashes between riot police and anti-nuclear activists who tried to block the transport. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named LTL Carrier of the Year by Home Depot

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leader in regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year for 2011 by The Home Depot', the nation's largest home improvement retailer. This is the second year in a row that S Read More »

US trucking tonnage up in October vs September

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | Intermodal

The index that tracks tonnage hauled by American trucks rose in October in tandem with a revival in U.S. manufacturing, a trade group said. Read More »

Euro debt crisis hits Chinese exporters

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Nearly all Chinese export companies have already been hit by Europe's debt woes, according to a survey released showing just how fast the crisis is rippling through the global economy. Read More »

Global supermarkets wary of fine print on India invite

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Global supermarket chains welcomed a long-awaited invitation from India to invest in the country's $450 billion retail market, but they fear the small print may keep a lid on investment in the short term. Read More »

New EU sugar exports anger Australia, Brazil producers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union approved the export of 700,000 tons of "out-of-quota" sugar from Dec. 1, drawing an angry reaction from producers in Australia and Brazil, who accused the bloc of breaching its trade commitments. Read More »

Steel imports decline in October over September led by decline in semifinished steel imports


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Imports declined in October compared to September by 3.2 percent based on preliminary reporting by the government. 'Import arrivals continue to be weak, reflecting uncertain market conditions in the US. Due to hesitant buyers, prices were declining at t Read More »

‘We’re Open’, India tells foreign retailers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

India has opened its supermarket sector to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, pushing through a major reform aimed at attracting foreign capital and potentially easing stubbornly high inflation. Read More »