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ABF Freight Celebrates The Skill & The Will during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

PR Newswire | September 14, 2014 | Intermodal

ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company, is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 14-20, 2014, with a system-wide campaign honoring both The Skill & The WillSM demonstrated by its employees and the fundamental role of transportation industry employees in building and sustaining economic growth. Read More »

Transport Canada Divests Three Ports in Newfoundland to Local Business Groups

PR Newswire | September 14, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the divestiture of the ports of Long Pond, Botwood and Main Brook, NL to local business groups. These divestitures include an investment of over $22 million for the continued operation and maintenance of the ports’ infrastructure, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the port. Read More »

Vale, Cosco agree to cooperate on iron ore shipping

Reuters | September 14, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Brazilian miner Vale SA and China Ocean Shipping Co have agreed to cooperate on iron ore shipping, signalling a thawing of relations two years after Vale’s mega dry bulk carriers were barred from China’s ports. Read More »

Qingdao Port says about 100,000 tonnes of metal involved in alleged fraud

Reuters | September 14, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

A suspected financing fraud at China’s Qingdao Port that surfaced in June involves about 300,000 tonnes of alumina, 20,000 tonnes of copper and as much as 80,000 tonnes of aluminium ingots, the port operator said in a statement on Friday. Read More »

Asia-Europe container freight rates fall 6.6 percent

Reuters | September 14, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell by 6.6 percent to $1.055 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday, one source with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters. Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd, Vapores merger wins conditional EU approval

Reuters | September 12, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd and Compania SudAmericana de Vapores secured conditional European Union approval on Thursday for their tie-up to create the world’s fourth-largest container shipping company. Read More »

Premium Article  Volumes up, projects moving forward at SCPA

Karen Thuermer | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

In this improving economy, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has good news. On August 20, SCPA reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization’s financial plan. From July through June, the SCPA posted operating revenues of $164.1 million, an increase of nearly 17 percent over the previous fiscal year. Fiscal Year (FY)2014 expenses totaled $149.9 million. Read More »

Premium Article  Anderson looks for future infrastructure projects in North America to open up export opportunities

Carole Lauriat | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Anderson looks for future infrastructure projects in North America to open up export opportunities

In an interview with the AJOT that comes shortly after the release of the CG/CL’s 2014 Top 100 North American Infrastructure Projects, Anderson talks about country clusters and the need to provide the economic support for US exports and enterprise. Read More »

Premium Article  Hansa Heavy Lift executive sees upturn in project cargo market

Paul Scott Abbott | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Hansa Heavy Lift executive sees upturn in project cargo market

The project cargo market is beginning to rebound, according to Joerg Roehl, chief commercial officer and managing director of Hamburg, Germany-based Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH. Read More »

Premium Article  WWPC links project forwarders with projects

Carole Lauriat | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

The Group also runs the CEE (Cargo Equipment Experts), which is strictly for asset based companies that handle the actual transport of heavy and outsized cargo with their equipment and in-house services. Both networks are unique in their structure and marketing towards shippers and project owners. Based in Spain, Wolfgang Karau, a veteran in the project cargo business, is operations director for both networks. Read More »

Premium Article  Siemens’ Alma finds Charleston good fit for project cargo logistics

Paul Scott Abbott | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Henk Alma, manager of transportation and logistics for the Americas for the world-leading energy solutions sector of Siemens, may be based in Orlando, Fla., and a native of the Netherlands, but, when it comes to shipping huge cargo units, he has a particular liking of the South Carolina Ports Authority’s Port of Charleston. Read More »

Premium Article  BNSF Logistics looks to capitalize on “industrial renaissance”

Matt Miller | September 11, 2014 | People | Interviews | Transport Intermediaries

BNSF Logistics looks to capitalize on “industrial renaissance”

Ray Greer, President of BNSF Logistics, is positioning the 3PL subsidiary of the rail company owned by Berkshire Hathaway to become a global leader in the project cargo sector. He wants BNSF Logistics to capitalize on the “industrial renaissance taking hold around the world.” Read More »

Premium Article  Long Beach’s Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement will speed cars, trucks …and much bigger ships

Stas Margaronis | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Long Beach’s Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement will speed cars, trucks …and much bigger ships

For the last twenty-five years, it could be argued that the most important bridge in the US was the Port of Long Beach’s Gerald Desmond Bridge. Read More »

Premium Article  Mongolia’s first: the Salkhit Wind Farm

Robert Wallack | September 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mongolia’s first: the Salkhit Wind Farm

AJOT correspondent Robert L. Wallack, reporting from Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, writes about the nation’s first wind power project. The extreme conditions in the South Gobi desert are legendary and delivering the 40 plus ton components to the Salkhit project site required grit and determination. But wind power could make Mongolia a regional powerhouse as a key player in the ASG (Asia Super Grid). Read More »

Premium Article  Volumes up for break bulk at SCPA

Karen Thuermer | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Volumes up for break bulk at SCPA

Break bulk is up at South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Figures for the Port of Charleston’s break bulk activity for FY 2014 totaled 763,230 pier tons, which was 3.63 percent over plan. In fact, SCPA increased non-containerized cargo 62 percent in the last three years, and doubled non-container cargo in the last four. Read More »

Yusen Logistics Wins Four Prestigious Logistics Awards from the Renault-Nissan Alliance

AJOT | September 11, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The 2014 Renault-Nissan Alliance Award for “Inbound Logistics Performance” recognizes best practice and excellence in Kaizen achievement. Read More »

Dr Andreas Otto to become new CCO of Austrian Airlines

AJOT | September 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

Dr Andreas Otto to become new CCO of Austrian Airlines

Dr Andreas Otto (51), current Board Member Product & Sales at Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt, will become new Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines AG as of 1 October 2014. He was appointed in today’s supervisory board meeting. Dr Otto will succeed Karsten Benz (50), who is returning to the Lufthansa Group in Frankfurt as of 1 October 2014. Read More »

Toronto Port Authority Launches WebTrak

PR Newswire | September 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Toronto Port Authority announced the launch of WebTrak, an Internet-based service that monitors and provides information on flight paths, aircraft type, and noise levels related to all flights operating within a 30-nautical-mile radius of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Read More »

P&O Maritime buys majority stake in Spain’s Repasa

Reuters | September 11, 2014 | Energy | Maritime | Ports & Terminals

P&O Maritime, a subsidiary of Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has bought a majority stake in Spain’s Remolcadores de Puerto y Altura (Repasa), the acquirer said in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

POSCO backs rail, port plan for Baosteel Australia iron ore project

Reuters | September 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

In a world awash with iron ore, Asian steel makers are still willing to sink money into new iron ore mines - as long as they are low cost and have their own ports and rail lines - to loosen the grip of the world’s giant producers. Read More »

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