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Sungdong Shipbuilding wins $583 mlllion order

AJOT | February 01, 2011 | Liner Shipping

South Korea's small and medium-sized shipbuilder Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd said it had won orders worth 650 billion won ($582.6 million) to build 6 large container ships from Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and Read More »

Premium Article  Arctic more than a blip on China’s radar screen

George Lauriat | January 23, 2011 | Energy | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Although it does not possess an inch of Arctic coastline, the economic potential of the region is clearly important to China’s global aspirations.

At a conference in Montreal on Arctic shipping late last year, the intervention of a Chinese spe Read More »

Premium Article  Albacor positions itself with right moves

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping

In many ways, a recent shipment for a French transformer manufacturer exemplifies Albacor Shipping’s daily work load. Here a transformer was shipped from France on a Spliethoff vessel to Houston. There the transformer was offloaded directly from the vesse Read More »

Premium Article  Russia’s Northeast Passage ambitions get boost with BP deal

George Lauriat | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Refinery | Discovery

With the January 14th announcement between BP and Russia’s state-controlled oil company Rosneft to develop offshore exploration blocks in Arctic Russia, the importance of the Northeast Passage received another boost.

On January 14th BP agreed t Read More »

Premium Article  Beluga Shipping sees bright future in Northern Sea Route

Leo Ryan | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Liner Shipping

Beluga Shipping, Germany’s project cargo specialist, drew worldwide attention in the summer of 2009 by becoming the first western enterprise to have successfully transited the entire Northern Sea Route (NSR) between Asia and Europe. Two new ice-strengthen Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s Arctic shipping vanguard

Leo Ryan | January 23, 2011 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

For decades, a select group of Canadian shipping firms have been actively involved in delivering vital supplies to remote communities in the Far North and transporting mineral products to foreign markets from arguably the world’s harshest region. Their ve Read More »

Premium Article  GPA sits well with trade mix

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

If recent Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) throughput figures are any indication of how far the economy has improved since the recession hit in 2008, businesses should have a reason to feel optimistic. Overall GPA throughput rose 19.9 percent in 2010 versus Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Brunswick shows healthy growth

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Besides the top headlines regarding the Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) Port of Savannah, its Port of Brunswick is also showing cargo volume improvements.

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  GPA prepares for SHEP

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Facilitating global trade through strategic U.S. East Coast gateways, while creating opportunities for 9 million Georgians, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is a catalyst for international trade and investment.
But with more steamship line compan Read More »

Premium Article  Multiple segments of project cargo construction market looking bright

Karen Thuermer | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy

Good news for carriers and logistics operators involved in transporting heavy construction equipment, power stations, and oil and gas projects worldwide. The long-term prospect for projects in these areas appears to be brightening.

By Karen E. Thue Read More »

Premium Article  AWC submits $5 billion proposal for offshore transmission system

Stas Margaronis | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Alternative

Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) is proposing a massive $5 billion offshore undersea cable transmission project that by 2016 could transmit 1.5 MW and eventually 6,000 MW at full capacity. The 350-mile undersea cable would also add 26,000 jobs, while pot Read More »

Premium Article  Australia’s “Greater Gorgon” gas project

George Lauriat | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Refinery | Discovery | International Trade

The development of the “Greater Gorgon” gas fields located in a remote corner of the state of Western Australia ranks as the largest and most complex gas program undertaken in Australia. It is a challenging site: Gorgon is big, very big. How big? Jay R Read More »

Premium Article  From Hamburg to Xingang on a Pearl String

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Extraordinary shipments are a rather common sight at the Wallmann terminal in Hamburg, Germany. The terminal, in which the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo expert Rickmers-Linie holds a share of just over 25 per cent, specialises in the handling of Read More »

Premium Article  Bringing wind power to the Midwest

Peter Buxbaum | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Ports & Terminals

Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor experience spike in project cargoes thanks to massive green technology shipments.
The Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor recently announced that it had handled ten times the project cargo in 2010 than it did the Read More »

Premium Article  Hijacking project cargo

Peter Buxbaum | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping

A 2010 incident ended well but the threat of piracy is growing, especially off the coast of Somalia
The vulnerability of project cargoes and vessels to piracy was brought into the spotlight on October 24, 2010, when the “Beluga Fortune” was Read More »

FESCO Transportation Group carries forestry excavators to the Far East

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

FESCO Transportation Group, the number one logistics provider to Russia, announced that it has recently been transporting Deere Hitachi forestry excavators from the Port of Everett to John-Deere Construction and Forestry in Russia.

Deere-Hitachi Speci Read More »

Indian steelmaker SAIL books vessel to import U.S. coal

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Steel Authority of India Ltd, the country's largest steel producer, has booked a 75,000-ton dry bulk carrier to ship coal from the U.S. East Coast to India, according to Reuters Freightviews.

The fixture was set for loading in Newport News, Virginia, Read More »

Somali pirate threat diverting grains shipments

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Grains shipments are being diverted around Africa as Somali pirate gangs strike deeper at sea increasing journey times and potentially lifting insurance costs at a time of unrest over food prices.

Pirates operating off the Horn of Africa are threateni Read More »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Gerleinco as agent in Colombia

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco SA, Bogota, as agent for its activities in Colombia with immediate effect.

Gerhard Janssen, Director Marketing & Sales, Rickmers-Linie, c Read More »

Arctic iron mine raises concerns over ship traffic

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A truce called in a bidding war for Canada's Baffinland Iron Mines sets the stage for an environmental battle over the Arctic project and the impact of shipping the ore through ocean ice to world markets.

The development, on the drawing boards for dec Read More »

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