Heavy Pallet Loaders from Canada to Russia

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Globalink Logistics Group, a WWPC Member for Kazakhstan, received a request to handle transportation of pallet loaders, weighing more then 50 tons, from Sherbrook, Canada to Sheremetyevo Airport Moscow, Russia. Globalink had to exhibit its expertise in th Read More »

Holt to build largest rooftop solar power plant in North American at Gloucester Marine Terminal

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Gloucester Marine Terminal announced that it is partnering with solar technology leader SunPower Corp. to build the largest rooftop solar installation in North America – a massive, 1.1 million square-foot project on the roof of the Terminal’s refrigerated Read More »

Kizad and Citi sign a Global partnership agreement

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and Citibank have signed a global partnership agreement to offer financing and banking solutions to Kizad tenants. It also represents a commitment from Citi and Kizad to work together to bring in foreign direct in Read More »

Global Ports aims for up to $572 mlllion London IPO

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Russian group Global Ports said it planned to raise up to $572 million from an initial public offering in London, hoping for investor interest in the fast-growing Russia container market.

Global Ports, a unit of transport and infrastructure holding gr Read More »

Saudi Arabia to spend $613 mlllion to expand ports

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Saudi Arabia plans to raise the capacity of its second-largest port in Dammam and may spend more than $613 million on port expansions to rival other regional ports, its transport minister said.

"All ports are subject now to expansion. We are investing Read More »

Konecranes acquired the service business assets of Eleve S.L.

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes acquired the service business assets of Spanish crane and service company Eleve S.L.

In June 2011 Konecranes acquired the service business assets of Spanish crane and service company Eleve S.L. The company is located in Badalona, 5 kilomete Read More »

PH launches logistics facility in Portland, Oregon

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Philippines and the State of Oregon in the Unites States further strengthened economic ties with the Philippines’ recent launch of a logistics facility in the port city of Portland, the state’s main port.

The launch comes three months after Manila Read More »

Brazilian port to limit loading of bagged sugar

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's main sugar port of Santos will restrict the loading of bagged sugar in the public quay, a measure aimed at improving efficiency, an official said.

But shipping agents fear the decision could cause more congestion in the short term.

The Po Read More »

Charleston, Corps sign contract to advance deepening

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The deepening of the Port of Charleston passed another major milestone today with the signing of a cost-sharing agreement on the next phase of the project, which has been estimated to deliver $106 million in annual national benefits.

Surrounded by mem Read More »

SC Ports projects volume growth, $82 million in capital spending for year

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority Board approved its fiscal year 2012 budget, which projects a 6.6 percent increase in container volume and nearly $82 million in capital projects for the year.

In the fiscal year beginning July 1, the SCSPA plan Read More »

RWI Transportation named Ryder Truckload Specialized Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, was named top carrier of the 2010 Ryder Carrier Quality Award in the Truckload Specialized category. Read More »

Transnet to rail 70 mlllion T export coal in 2011-12

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet still expects to move 70 million tons of export coal to port by rail in its 2011-12 financial year, a senior official said.

Transnet transported 62 million tons in the financial year to the end of March 2 Read More »

New foe for US.solar energy: the railroads

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad company Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp has joined an unlikely coalition of environmentalists, American Indians and politicians who are opposing a massive solar energy project planned for California's Mojave Desert.

The railroad is sounding Read More »

Hungry Canadian railways eye slice of crude oil pie

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Chief Executive Fred Green had a message for investors about the oil under southern Saskatchewan: This time it will be different and railroads will get a piece of the pie.

North American railways have traditionally taken a bac Read More »

Breathe California Awards California Northern Railroad Co. the 2011 Clean Air Champion Business Awar

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

California Northern Railroad Company (CFNR), a short line railroad providing clean, alternative transportation of agricultural, food and construction products over 260 miles of track in the Sacramento Valley, today announced that is has been honored by Br Read More »

RWI Transportation receives Platinum Award in National Safety Program

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, received a Platinum award from Great West Casualty Co. as part of the 2010 National Safety Awards Pr Read More »

Floods add to Canadian Pacific Rail’s weather woes

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway has shut a key cross-border track for up to 10 days because of flooding in Saskatchewan and North Dakota, dashing its hopes of putting a recent deluge of bad weather behind it.

The company said the rapidly rising Souris River Read More »

IANA launches new resource to benefit intermodal industry

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The new IANA Intermodal Marketplace is an online buyer's guide that uses powerful search technology that allows users to more easily locate a wealth of intermodal-related products and services.

The IANA Intermodal Marketplace provides an efficient and Read More »

ATA’s Abbott named to FMCSA Advisory Panel

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Rob Abbott, American Trucking Associations' vice president of safety policy, was named to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

'I'm honored to have been chosen to represent ATA and the trucking ind Read More »

Russia, EU sign deal to end vegetable trade ban

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

Russia and the European Union signed a deal agreeing conditions for the resumption of EU fresh vegetable imports to Russia, which banned them because of a deadly E.coli outbreak, both sides said.

The deal followed bitter recriminations over a halt on Read More »