Maersk Liner Business to integrate Safmarine corporate functions into

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line

Safmarine has announced the intention to integrate its internal support and management functions into those of its sister company Maersk Line. Read More »

Crowley acquires 400 additional 53’ containers

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

To better serve customers shipping cargo between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired 400 53-foot (102' wide) dry high-cube containers and 375 53-foot chassis, adding to the company's already robust equipment fleet Read More »

Container shipping rates dive in Q3, outlook bleak

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The world's container shipping market may remain bleak for the rest of the year, after seeing shipping rates halved in the third quarter as western buyers tighten their purse strings amid growing fears of a global recession, an expert said. Read More »

Container ship hits reef off major New Zealand port

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Liner Shipping

A container ship struck a reef off New Zealand and has taken on water near the country's biggest export port, marine authorities said. Read More »

Heavy transformer moved through West Virginia by Albacor Shipping USA

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Albacor Shipping USA , Inc., a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC network, through their office in Banning , CA handled the delivery of 1 transformer 28'3 x 12'7 x 15'1 / 442000 Lbs from the Port of Baltimore to Weirton, WV. Read More »

Shipper touts Arctic route to China as cost saver

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Danish shipping company Nordic Bulk Carriers said it has saved a third of the cost and nearly half the time in shipping goods to China by taking advantage of receding Arctic ice to sail north of Russia instead of via the Suez Canal. Read More »

GAC delivers weighty load from China to UAE

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Meticulous preparation was the key to success when GAC handled the movement of a giant shipment from China to Sharjah in the UAE. Read More »

Analysts see downward pressure on iron ore, freight

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Traders and analysts warn of downside risks for both iron ore and freight prices in the short-term, even though the cost of shipping iron ore to China unexpectedly spiked this month and iron ore miners are boasting of full order books. Read More »

Port of Galveston sets US record for load-out of livestock

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston set a record for load out of livestock in any one shipment from a US port on September 21 when the MV Ocean Drover, a ship carrying 5,585 head of cattle departed the Port of Galveston for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia. Read More »

IMCO opens Charleston bulk transload facility

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The JIMCO Group has opened a bulk transload operation in the Port of Charleston to serve growing demand for U.S. exports of agricultural and other bulk products. Read More »

Cosan begins covering Santos sugar terminal

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cosan, the world's largest sugar exporter, has begun building a long-awaited rain shield over a bulk sugar terminal in Brazil's main port of Santos, the company's CEO. Read More »

GAC named China’s Best Automotive Logistics Provider

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

GAC China has been named 'Best Automotive Logistics Provider' in China for 2011 by leading business website Gasgoo. Read More »

NASSTRAC shippers meet with congress members during Washington fly-In

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC, an industry association that represents the interests of freight shippers in all modes of transportation, coordinated a Washington "fly-in" Sept. 27-28. Nearly 20 transportation executives met with a dozen members of Congress or their aides on c Read More »

Alstom wins locomotives order in Russia

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Intermodal

French engineering group Alstom said it had won a 400 million euros ($544 mln) order to supply freight train locomotives to the Russian railroad. Read More »

US vote on Russia trade looms as WTO deal nears

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Congress in coming months could face a tough vote on trade relations with Russia, igniting a potentially fierce debate over Moscow's record on human rights and the state of its democracy in the wake of Vladimir Putin's decision to return as presi Read More »

US steel imports decline in August over July on weakening demand and increased supply

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | International Trade

Imports decreased again in August compared to July by 6.9 percent, according to preliminary government data. Read More »

Brazil alters tax credit for coffee exporters

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil will alter rules for a system of taxes on which some coffee industry players have been able to claim credits when exporting, the official government gazette said. Read More »

Strategy project for Khabarovsk and Vladivostok airports finalized

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

OJSC Khabarovsk Airport together with OJSC Sheremetyevo International Airport and Lufthansa Consulting, have now finalized
 the strategy project for Khabarovsk and Vladivostok airports. The German aviation consultants were commissioned as experts Read More »

ECS Group wins Icelandair GSA in Italy

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

Globe Air Cargo, part of ECS Group, has won the cargo general sales agency contract for Icelandair in Italy. Read More »

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol adds another China freighter link

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has further strengthened its freighter connections with China and Hong Kong, following the launch of China Southern Airlines' twice weekly B777F services to Chongqing. Read More »