Dockwise announces $33 million in Heavy Marine Transport awards

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise Ltd. announces nine awards for Heavy Marine Transport (HMT) that have recently been secured by its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping with a total contract value of $33 million. Read More »

Big Canadian domestic fleet renewal on horizon

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a major development for enhancing the competitiveness of the domestic shipping industry, the Canadian government has announced a waiver of a longstanding 25% tariff on imports of all general cargo vessels and tankers as well as ferries longer than 129 Read More »

Long Beach City Council upholds bridge EIR
$1 billion plan

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach City Council has upheld the Port of Long Beach’s plans to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge, clearing the way for the nearly $1 billion project that will improve safety, ease traffic congestion and create thousands of construction job Read More »

New terminal opened at Kiel’s Schwedenkai

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Kiel now has a new architectural landmark. The 13-story terminal at Schwedenkai, two years in the building, was officially inaugurated at a ceremony on October 1st. Peter Harry Carstensen, the Minister President of the federal German state of Schleswig-Ho Read More »

Jeffersonville port is first in state to receive new Foreign-Trade Zone designation

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The U.S. Department of Commerce has approved a new foreign-trade zone designation for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville that expands Foreign-Trade Zone #170 from 1,000 acres to a six-county area and streamlines the process for businesses to apply for a z Read More »

Port of Gdynia Authority and HPH’s Gdynia Container Terminal team up to develop deepwater berth

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Gdynia Authority and Gdynia Container Terminal (GCT) have signed an agreement to jointly develop a deepwater berth at the Bulgarskie Wharf of the Port of Gdynia. Read More »

Boston’s Leone passes AAPA gavel to Reixach of Port Freeport, TX

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A cooperative approach is critical to continuing advancement of Western Hemisphere seaports, according to both the immediate past chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities and his successor.

- By Paul Scott Abbott, AJOT Read More »

CSAV begins new car carrier service from Port Everglades

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Chilean line Compañ­ίa Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) has started its first vehicle carrier service at Broward County's Port Everglades. CSAV's new Pure Car Carrier (PCC)/Pure Truck Carrier service sails every other week from Port Everglades using F Read More »

CN reaches contract deal with train crews

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway and the union representing 2,700 conductors, trainmen and yard crews reached a tentative deal, averting a possible labor showdown at Canada's largest rail carrier.
br />The railroad said the agreement was for a three-year Read More »

RailAmerica inks new deal with Canadian Pacific

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc said its unit RaiLink Canada signed a five-year deal with Canadian Pacific Railway to operate a portion of the Ottawa Valley Railway (OVRR) line. Read More »

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index continues upward trend

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index edged higher in August to a reading of 2.3. The Trucking Conditions Index is a compilation of factors affecting trucking companies; and the August reading, which is the sixth consecutive reading in positive territory, refle Read More »

ABF becomes only six-time Winner of the ATA President’s Trophy for Safety

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', has become the only six-time winner of the transportation industry's most prestigious safety award, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) President's Trophy. The award was presented during the ATA Safety Management Council's Read More »

Fortress Paper gets two contracts in China

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Fortress Paper Ltd entered into agreements to supply dissolving pulp to two producers of rayon products in China, as the Canadian company looks to hedge against a volatile pricing environment.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based maker of specialty p Read More »

Ukraine says free trade zone with EU would be costly

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Ukraine would need billions of euros in investment to compensate for losses in the event of it entering a free trade zone with the European Union, President Viktor Yanukovich said.

The ex-Soviet republic is in active talks with the EU bloc to Read More »

EU, Vietnam say to start talks on free-trade pact soon

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union and Vietnam will start negotiations on a free trade pact soon, EU and Vietnamese leaders said, fuelling Vietnamese hopes of being recognised by the EU as a free market economy.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said free tra Read More »

US urges EU to join forces on China IP rights

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

The United States urged European states to join forces with Washington in pressuring China to change its policies on intellectual property rights and foreign investment.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Robert Hormats said U Read More »

Russia finmin expects WTO accession deal in 2-4 months

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Russia has resolved all outstanding issues with the United States over its 17-year-old World Trade Organization entry bid and could well join the WTO next year, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said.

"I can say that the United States has remove Read More »

Brazil Sept trade balance slips from year-ago

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's trade surplus in September slipped from previous month, as exports fell on the back of a strong local currency while robust domestic activity continued to fuel demand for imports.

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $1.093 billion in Se Read More »

EU-Asia trade disputes lie behind free-trade talks

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

European Union leaders attending an EU-Asia summit next week will sign Europe's first bilateral free-trade pact with South Korea and open trade talks with Malaysia.

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Hactl announces throughput for the third quarter of 2010

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage throughput for September and the third quarter of 2010. A total of 242,043 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 14.0%. Tonnage throughout for the third q Read More »