First sailing of American Feeder Lines handles over 100 teus

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Liner Shipping

AFL's first sailing in the Halifax-Portland-Boston feeder service gets off to a strong start.

AFL's first voyage departed from Halifax, Nova Scotia with 110 TEU onboard. The cargo was a mixture of both full and empty containers destined for calls i Read More »

Sino-Global Shipping signs deal to expand China services

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd has signed an agreement with COSCO Container Shipping Agency to expand its agency services in China.

COSCO Container Shipping Agency is a unit of COSCO Container Lines Co Ltd and has more than 50 offices in Chinese coa Read More »

Dry freight congestion hits year-high

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry freight bulk vessel congestion at Australian, Brazilian, Indian and Chinese ports has risen to its highest level since the beginning of the year and is now equivalent to over 10 percent of the entire bulk fleet, ICAP brokerage said.

"The combined Read More »

Albacor shipping and LS-Cargo International handle complex intercontinental move of tunnel boring…

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Albacor Shipping Mahwah , NJ-USA, in conjunction with their Partner LS - Cargo International , Bremen, Germany, both members of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, handled the transport of one tunnel boring machine (TBM) from the factory in Germany t Read More »

Diana Shipping Inc. announces time charter contract for M/V Protefs

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the Read More »

Port of Kiel posts top half year handling result

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Kiel has posted top results for the first half of the year. It handled more than 3.2 million tons of cargo between January and June – a good 20% more than in the same period of last year. Mainly responsible for the growth were ferry ship servi Read More »

Santos to boost sugar load efficiency

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Planned infrastructure investments will reduce loading times and boost productivity at Santos, Brazil's No. 1 sugar port, a director of Williams shipping agency said.

Adding a roof at Cosan's Rumo terminal in Santos and improved rail access to it woul Read More »

DHL enhances LCL service offerings from China to US

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

DHL has announced the launch of its direct less than container load (LCL) service from Shanghai to Seattle. The service will work to further boost DHL’s capabilities to help Chinese businesses extend their footprint into the U.S. market in a cost-effecti Read More »

Port of Baltimore welcomes its largest container ship

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Baltimore yesterday welcomed its largest container ship ever when the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Bruxelles made a call at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. The six-year old ship can carry a maximum of approximately Read More »

India to add 6.5 mlllion T grain storage space this year

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

India aims to raise grains warehousing capacity about 10 percent by March 2012, the head of its storage agency said, as it tries to ensure its record 65 million tonnes of stocks do not rot.

Warehouses in India, the world's second-biggest rice and whea Read More »

US court rules against Agility in fraud case appeal

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against an attempt by Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility to avert prosecution over charges it defrauded the U.S. Army in multibillion-dollar contracts.

Agility was the largest supplier to the U.S. Army in the Middle East dur Read More »

Agility launches scheduled freighter service from China to Lithuania

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has introduced a scheduled freighter service that will directly connect key origins in China via Shanghai to Kaunas, Lithuania. With few freight options that cover this routing, the new service delivers stable Read More »

Inland port space in demand, according to Jones Lang LaSalle

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

As global trade volumes rise, inland ports are becoming a critical component in the global supply chain, says a recent report by Jones Lang LaSalle. Inland ports, or intermodal distribution centers, connected directly to major seaports, are helping retail Read More »

GLP signs lease agreement with DHL’s Japan unit

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Singapore's Global Logistic Properties (GLP) , which owns warehouses in China and Japan, said it has signed a long-term lease agreement with a Japanese subsidiary of global logistics firm DHL group. Read More »

eyefortransport recognizes Exel as best 3PL

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Exel, the North American leader in supply chain management and a Deutsche Post DHL company, earned the North American Best 3PL award for pharmaceutical, chemical and hazmat during eyefortransport's annual 3PL Summit in Atlanta. Exel was also a finalist in Read More »

CN invests in more extended sidings in Northern Ontario to improve system velocity, productivity

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

CN plans to construct two more extended sidings on its Northern Ontario main line this year, bringing its investments in seven long sidings in this corridor to more than C$30 million. Two additional extended sidings, costing a total of C$10 million, are p Read More »

CN invests in more extended sidings in Northern Ontario to improve system velocity, productivity

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

CN plans to construct two more extended sidings on its Northern Ontario main line this year, bringing its investments in seven long sidings in this corridor to more than C$30 million. Two additional extended sidings, costing a total of C$10 million, are p Read More »

Getloaded freight matching service launches enhanced website

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

Getloaded launches an enhanced website to help users move freight and keep up with industry demands. Nationwide freight levels are fluctuating and experts are predicting driver shortages, creating more pressure on transportation professionals to connect q Read More »

Con-way Freight announces 2011 general rate increase

AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc., has announced that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 6.9% applicable to non-contractual business effective Aug. 1, 2011. Read More »

Coalition for Transportation Productivity sends letter to Congress
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AJOT | July 18, 2011 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 180 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal vehicle weight limits on interstate highways, today sent a letter to Congress in order to confront m Read More »