Port of San Francisco’s Pier 80 welcomes freighter carrying wind turbines

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

On August 2, 2011, The Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 Omni Terminal welcomed the M/V Star Hansa carrying wind turbine components for San Leandro, California-based Halus Power Systems. Halus imported wind tower sections, blades, nacelles, hubs and other Read More »

Port Metro Vancouver posts solid 2011 mid-year numbers

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Metro Vancouver has released its 2011 mid-year results, with stable numbers showing solid performance for Canada's largest and most diverse port. The 2011 mid-year statistics report shows the Port handled 58.7 million tonnes of cargo in the first six Read More »

Port of Long Beach cuts diesel pollution more than 70%


AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach’s clean-air efforts are achieving dramatic across-the-board reductions in air pollution, including a 72 percent decline in diesel particulates, according to the latest comprehensive study.

The air quality improvements mark the f Read More »

Hutchison H1 undershoots due to 3G, port charge

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Li Ka-shing's ports-to-telecoms conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa fell short of forecasts for first half profits, dragged back by its 3G business and a bigger-than-expected charge on a major asset sale.

The company reported a more than sevenfold rise in Read More »

Konecranes expands its footprint in Saudi Arabia

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In June 2011, Konecranes acquired 100 percent of the Saudi Arabian crane manufacturer Saudi Cranes & Steel Works Factory Company Limited (“Saudi Cranes”). Saudi Cranes is headquartered in Al Jubail Industrial City and the company has approximately 100 emp Read More »

Shipping containers stuck in Karachi on Afghan-Pakistan trade dispute

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nearly 2,500 shipping containers bound for war-ravaged Afghanistan are stuck at Pakistan's Karachi port, officials said, in a wrangle over financial guarantees for the goods as part of a trade transit deal brokered by the United States.

The transit tr Read More »

Steel going strong at the Port of Houston

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In his monthly report at the July 26 Port Commission meeting, Chief Executive Officer Alec G. Dreyer said that steel continued its strong growth in June, but container operations saw a dip from last year's levels during the short summer lull for customers Read More »

Queue of ships loading Brazil sugar shrinks again

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The number of ships loading sugar at Brazil's ports or preparing to load shortened again to 56 vessels, shipping agency SA Commodities/Unimar said, roughly half the number queuing a year earlier.

The queue of ships has been shrinking steadily after hi Read More »

International Container withdraws bid for Singapore’s Portek

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services Inc of the Philippines has decided to withdraw its offer to take over Singapore's Portek International, International Container said on Monday in a Singapore Stock Exchange filing.

The decision came after Japa Read More »

GAC USA and Wightman Shipping join forces

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

GAC USA has formed an alliance with Wightman Shipping Co. in the United States of America (USA). Operating as GAC-Wightman Shipping, the collaboration offers shipping services across North-eastern and Mid-Atlantic ports in Philadelphia, New York and Balti Read More »

Port of Odense sets a clear course into the future

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In May 2011, the Port of Odense received delivery of a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 550. With its impressive total height of 74 meter the crane is more than twice as high as the famous Round Tower in Copenhagen. The strong, ultramodern LHM Read More »

Port Botany project handed over to operator

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

One of the most ambitious port expansion projects in Australia’s history is now just months away from completion.

NSW Ports Minister Duncan Gay today handed over the site of Sydney Ports Corporation’s $1 billion Port Botany Expansion project third con Read More »

Cargill, Agrex agree to Indiana grain terminal

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc and Agrex, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's largest trading company Mitsubishi Corp, announced a joint venture to expand an Indiana grain elevator at a cost to exceed $20 million.

The venture will triple the unl Read More »

Prologis profit beats Street, sees more savings

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Prologis Inc, one of the world's largest owners of warehouse and distribution centers, posted better-than-expected results for the second quarter and said rents and occupancy trends were improving.

It also raised its forecast for cost savings from its Read More »

New General Director for DHL Supply Chain Argentina

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Supply Chain, a global leader in logistics and sister company to Exel, announced the appointment of Agust'n Croche to general director of DHL Supply Chain Argentina. Croche joined the DHL group in 1997. Since then, he has held positions of increasing Read More »

CRST International acquires Specialized Transportation

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

CRST International, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Specialized Transportation, Inc. (STI), a leading provider of customized supply chain solutions for products that require high touch support, special handling and equipment, and value added on-site Read More »

Vault Logistics, new 3PL provider, launched by Old Dominion

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is expanding its service offerings with the introduction of Vault Logistics, a neutral third-party provider of supply chain solutions.

Vault Logistics unites several existing business units within Old Dominion into an in Read More »

Toll refinances S$1 blllion debt, buys small German firm

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Australian logistics firm Toll Holding has refinanced S$1 billion ($831 million) worth of debt to complete its refinancing program started last year with the U.S. private placement of $275 million.

The company added it purchased German ocean forwarder Read More »

CSX investing $15 million for new intermodal terminal in Louisville

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX has announced that a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Kentucky. The terminal, which is slated to begin operations in early 2012, will provide efficient, economical and environmentally-friendl Read More »

FTR’s trucking conditions index remains in modestly positive territory

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | Intermodal

FTR's June Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the August Trucking Update, rose slightly to a reading of 7.7 from 7.3 in May. The reading is expected to remain in modestly positive territory until Q4 when it likely will resume climbing fueled by a c Read More »