Le Havre Port 2000 2nd phase well underway

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Construction work for the 2nd phase of Port 2000 is in great progress on both sides of the terminals in operation. They involve the completion of six new quay berths that is 2,100 meters of additional quayside, completing the existing 1,400 meters: 1,750 Read More »

Positive figures in Le Havre: nearly 80 million tons, 25% growth for containers

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

The year 2007 ended with particularly positive results for port business in Le Havre, France, with a global growth of 6.6% of tonnage with nearly 80 million tons (Mt) (79.4 Mt as provisional figures including bunkering and ship stores) and an outstanding Read More »

2008 retail container traffic lowest since 2004

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell again in October, and 2008 is now expected to be the slowest year since 2004 as the downturn in the nation’s economy continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by t Read More »

Revolutionizing container terminal automation

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

TTS Port Equipment AB has revolutionized the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) concept by building superior manoeuvrability and flexibility into its new range of Cassette AGVs (C-AGV). Read More »

First Gottwald cranes for Suriname and Paraguay

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

Together with the Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes recently sold to Suriname and Paraguay, the first ever to these countries, the total number of Gottwald machines sold to Latin America now exceeds 120. Read More »

Penske Logistics named to Emerson top global suppliers list

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Penske Logistics announced it was honored as a Marquee Supplier by Emerson. Penske was one of 38 companies recognized for meeting global critical production and delivery needs. Read More »

Optimizing static measuring of cargo dimensional weight

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

The shipping of parcels from one location to another requires the need to accurately assess the amount of capacity required to meet shipping demands. All cargo has both a scale weight, or gross weight, and a dimensional weight. By determining dimensions Read More »

Amerijet launches website

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Transport Intermediaries

Amerijet International, Inc. announced the launch of its completely redesigned website (http://www.amerijet.com). The new site provides an internet-based communications portal allowing our customers to obtain air, ocean and trucking quotes, reserve and book fre Read More »

CN: STB can and should issue decision quickly

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said the Surface Transportation Board (STB) should proceed quickly with a final decision on the CN's proposed acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) to allow the transaction to close by the parties' Dec Read More »

FTR Associates slashes railcar forecast

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has sharply reduced its expectations for railcar orders in 2009, in response to the fast-deteriorating condition of the general economy. The transportation and equipment forecasting firm released an interim revised rail equipment forecast f Read More »

Domestic intermodal posts best results in four years

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Intermodal

Domestic intermodal had its best performance this quarter since the second quarter of 2004 according to a report released today by the Intermodal Association of North America. A strong 10.5% gain in domestic containers ' their strongest quarter of growth Read More »

Schneider makes list of Top Military-Friendly Employers 3rd year straight

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Intermodal

Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced it has been named to G.I. Jobs' list of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers for the third consecutive year. At number 13, Schneider is the highest ranked t Read More »

AA Cargo increases weight limit

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced that it has increased the per-piece weight limit on its Priority Parcel Service SM (PPS) product from 70 to 100 pounds for shipments within the US and to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read More »

2008 USS AOTOS Awards Presented to Capo, Garvey, General Schwartz

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2008 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards was presented to James A. Capo, Chairman & CEO of US Maritime Alliance, Ltd., and Michael D. Garvey, a Founding Partner and Past Chairman of Saltchuk Resources, Inc. on November 7. A S Read More »

Horizon Lines ReeferPlus(R)GPS security solution

AJOT | November 12, 2008 | Liner Shipping

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the ReeferPlus(R)GPS container tracking and shipment monitoring solution for refrigerated ocean containers moving between the continental US and Puerto Rico. This innovative solution is designed Read More »

Tilbury Container Services goes greener with Kalmar hybrid technology

AJOT | November 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

With fuel costs increasing and growing pressure to reduce exhaust emissions, many terminal operators are now evaluating Kalmar's new 'hybrid' straddle carrier. Tilbury Container Services (TCS), operators of the only dedicated, modern, direct access deepse Read More »

Shipping’s premier league debate the impact of the credit crunch

AJOT | November 10, 2008 | Liner Shipping

The impact of the current financial crisis topped the agenda at last week's inaugural Seoul International Maritime and Shipbuilding conference. Organised by the Korean Register of Shipping and attended by around 150 leading industry representatives from t Read More »

UASC receives final A7 ship

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) received its eighth and last A7 ship, at a ceremony held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea). Read More »

MSC includes Hamburg in its South American schedule

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Breakbulk & Projects

On 29 October 2008 the containership MSC Leigh put in to the Port of Hamburg, in consequence of the Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) having improved its regular services to the east coast of South America. Read More »

GM adds to Port of Hueneme’s export market

AJOT | November 09, 2008 | Ports & Terminals

General Motors recently expanded its market by exporting vehicles to China through the Port of Hueneme, with its first shipment of Buicks and Cadillacs. Read More »