Port of Long Beach welcomes world’s largest Ro/Ro ship

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach recently welcomed the MV Tønsberg, the largest roll-on roll-off cargo vessel ever built.

Longer than the length of two football fields, the MV Tønsberg has nine cargo decks and can hold nearly 5 million cubic feet of cargo. Oper Read More »

Abidjan likely to resume loadings

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abidjan port terminals are likely to resume loadings of cargo such as cocoa next week, a senior official with shipping group Maersk said.

"Our estimate is that they (cargo terminals) will be ready to handle loadings as early as next week," Anders Boen Read More »

Port public-private partnership proposal withdrawn

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston has been notified by its financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets, that the initial proposal presented to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on February 14, 2011 by Hutchinson Port Holdings and the Carlyle Group has been fo Read More »

Brazil sugar exports face red tape at ports

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's ports again will look out on long lines of anchored vessels waiting to load sugar, with plans to expand loading capacity snagged on red tape, a top industry official said.

Last year, a log jam of over 100 unloaded ships waiting at Brazilian p Read More »

Port of Hamburg on growth course again

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

With seaborne cargo throughput of 121 million tons, in 2010 around 11 million tons more cargo were handled in the Port of Hamburg than in the previous year. Rising by 12.7% to 7.9 million TEU (20-foot standard containers), container handling picked up str Read More »

Zepol reports March containerized imports increase 1.55%

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 1.55% from February and 0.33% from March of 2010. The total number of shipments also increased 2.32% from February and 1% Read More »

Dollar shortages hit Yemen ship container trade

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A shortage of dollars is leading to slower ship container trade in Yemen although there are no disruptions to seaborne activity from unrest in the country, a port adviser said.

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, relies heavily on its sea lanes f Read More »

173 ICF container wagons put up for auction

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

The liquidator responsible for winding up the affairs of Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA has released 173 of the container wagons in the ICF wagon fleet for online auction. Bids for these vehicles must be submitted by April 28th. Read More »

Con-way Freight donates historic first tractor to Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it donated 'Ole Number One,' a 1983 Ford CL 9000 cab-over tractor, to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum at a commemorative ceremony. Ole Number One Read More »

JB Hunt Q1 profit beat estimates on intermodal revenue

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc's first-quarter results beat analyst estimates on robust intermodal segment revenue.

Intermodal revenues rose 23 percent on a shift in shipping demand spurred by higher fuel prices prices and capacity shortages in the Read More »

NGA, NCSL, NACO, NLC release guiding principles on surface transportation

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

State and local officials believe that any new national vision for surface transportation requires a strong partnership among all levels of government and should follow guiding principles released jointly by the National Governors Association (NGA), the N Read More »

Old Dominion kicks off Nationwide Truck Tour in Tampa

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. kicked off its third annual truck tour with a stop in Tampa on April 13th.

The Old Dominion Tampa Service Center hosted the first of seven stops on the 2011 Old Dominion Truck Tour. Each stop is a day-long event aimed at Read More »

BNSF Railway closes lines due to Red River flooding

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

The biggest railway in the Red River Valley has closed some lines due to flooding, as river levels rise and swamp fields.

BNSF Railway Co said it halted service on half-dozen rail lines in North Dakota, including around Grand Forks, Minot and Bismarck Read More »

CSR sees strong demand for green transport

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | International Trade

China's CSR Corp Ltd, the world's No.2 railway equipment maker, expects strong demand for cleaner, more efficient transport to lift revenue and make the company the global leader this year.

CSR, which is just behind Bombardia Inc's transport unit in t Read More »

South Korea likely to lift Canada beef import ban soon

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea is likely to lift an eight-year ban on Canadian beef imports by end June and plans sweeping changes in its grain growing and import policies in the face of rising global food prices, the country's farm minister said. Read More »

South Korea sees Q2 exports matching Q1’s record level

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | International Trade

South Korean exports are set to stay at record levels in terms of value in the current quarter, helped by strong sales of steel, handsets and cars, the economy ministry said.

Exports shot up 30.4 percent to a record $131.8 billion in the first quarter Read More »

Britain to ban export to US. of execution drugs

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | International Trade

Britain said it would ban the export to the United States of three drugs used to carry out lethal injections and called on other European Union countries to follow suit.

The British government said it was putting additional export controls on the expo Read More »

US to ‘protect interests’ in WTO Boeing ruling

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Trade Representative left little doubt that the Obama administration would appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that Boeing received illegal government subsidies.

Ron Kirk promised to "protect our interests" when asked on the sidelines of Read More »

Panama OKs tax accord to encourage US trade pact

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | International Trade

Panamanian lawmakers approved a tax information exchange agreement with the United States that could help win U.S. approval for a long-stalled bilateral trade agreement.

The green light for the tax accord comes just as the White House gears up to ask Read More »

Steel exports decline in February but remain higher than 2010

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | International Trade

Exports declined by 10.2 percent in February compared to January based on government reporting. 'Both the short month and difficult weather conditions could be the primary explanation for at least some of the decline, as market conditions remain stable i Read More »