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Premium Article  Distribution centers evolve with the times

Karen Thuermer | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade

Richard Allen, CEO, The Allen Group, recently said: “Growth in distribution is all about containerized shipments.”

One only has to view the investment steamship lines are committing to larger containerships to realize this fact. Much of thi Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers and 3PLs re-evaluate their relationships

Karen Thuermer | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Both shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) have faced significant challenges during this global downturn.

While surveys indicate 3PLs, generally, have more reason to feel optimistic about their future than shippers, Dr. C. John Read More »

Premium Article  Wal-Mart seeks growth in China, Brazil, eyeing Russia

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is still learning about the Russian market, a country it sees as underserved by retailers, a top Walmart International officer said. Read More »

Premium Article  Morocco to invest $13 blllion in supply chains

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Morocco plans to invest 116 billion dirhams ($12.97 billion) by 2030 to develop how it handles goods in its drive to boost growth and become a regional trade and investment hub, its transport minister said. Read More »

Premium Article  Spreading the word


AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The global warehousing and distribution of books is being revolutionised by supply chain software that SBS Worldwide has written specifically for the publishing market

SBS Worldwide, which has offices in the UK, US and China with a glo Read More »

Premium Article  DSV Entertainment Logistics unveil new service

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

The DSV Group has announced the launch of DSV Entertainment Logistics, a new division of the company, which will provide transport and logistics solutions across the entertainment industries with a particular focus on the music industry at launch. The DSV Read More »

Premium Article  Charleston launches new rail-served warehouse program

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Driven by a surge in exports and broad customer demand, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is teaming up with the Charleston region’s rail-served warehouses to serve targeted export accounts through the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Premium Article  Linde supplies WH Malcolm with specialist trucks

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Working under molten glass dripping from a furnace overhead is a challenging environment by any standards. When the area of operation is particularly narrow as well, the challenge becomes even greater. But this is the situation which WH Malcolm faces in i Read More »

Premium Article  Streamlined Foreign-Trade Zone will help lure cargo, jobs

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

New Orleans FTZ is one of the first to be approved for Alternative Site Framework

The Port of New Orleans will have more flexibility to use its Foreign-Trade Zone to lure new cargo and businesses because it has successfully applied for a progra Read More »

Rickmers-Linie launches new breakbulk service linking North Asia with South America and the US East

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched a new service linking North Asia with South America and the US East Coast. Four vessels, each capable of lifting 120-ton indivisible loads and fea Read More »

MAGDENLI in heavy tramway projects in Turkey and Italy

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

CEE members from Ankara, Turkey, MAGDENLI TRANSPORT & TRADE CO., recently successfully transported 36 units of tramways, each having dimensions of 2850 x 265 x 345 cm / 35 tons from Trieste port, Italy to Istanbul. (Picture: Magdenli_Trieste) Read More »

GAC helps Sri Lanka government upgrade its rail network

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

GAC Sri Lanka has played a key role in the forty-five kilometers rail track rehabilitation between Galle and Matara. Managed by IRCON International Limited, the project is the beginning phase of government's plan to upgrade a section of approximately 120 Read More »

Somali troops storm cargo ship, pirates kill captain

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Soldiers from Somalia's Puntland region stormed a Panama-flagged cargo vessel held by pirates, but gang members killed the captain in the operation, a minister said.

"Our troops stormed the Panama-flagged vessel and engaged the pirates. There Read More »

TAN Salvage and Remolcadores Ultratug safely re-float a 26,800 DWT bulk carrier in Chile

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

TITAN Salvage and Remolcadores Ultratug worked together to safely re-float the M/V Laurel, a 26,800-deadweight-ton bulk carrier, which was in a dry dock undergoing routine maintenance in Talcahuano, Chile in February when an 8.8-magnitude earthquak Read More »

Dry bulk freight rates may fall later in 2010

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry bulk freight rates for large ships, which have been volatile in the past few months, are likely to weaken later this year as new vessels enter the market, the International Grains Council said. Read More »

Konecranes closes factory in Windsor, WI, USA

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes will close its assembly plant in Windsor, WI, by the end of October 2010. Konecranes expects to book largely lease-related restructuring costs of EUR 3 million due to the factory closure in the second quarter of 2010. Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for first quarter 2010

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the first quarter of 2010.

In the first quarter of 2010, total port cargo thro Read More »

China stock regulator approves Ningbo Port IPO plan

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ningbo Port Co has obtained preliminary regulatory approval from China's stock regulator to launch an initial public offering in Shanghai expected to be worth around 13 billion yuan ($1.9 billion). Read More »

Extra space will be made for larger container ships and dry bulk at Rotterdam

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

ECT, EMO and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have made agreements for the further development of their commercial activities on the existing Maasvlakte. At the beginning of 2011, a start will be made on widening the Amazonehaven. At the same time, EMO wil Read More »

Port of Long Beach, Army Corps launch harbor deepening project


AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A $40 million project deepening the Port of Long Beach Main Channel to allow safer transit for the largest ships including oil tankers was officially kicked off by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More »

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