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Premium Article  Bulk breaking bad

Carole Lauriat | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry bulk freight rates are in a prolonged trough. Will the cycle break before the year is out? Where will the investment in ships come from? Read More »

Konecranes and its Danish lift truck distributor deliver of the world’s most powerful reach stacker

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes and its Danish lift truck distributor deliver of the world’s most powerful reach stacker

On June 11, Konecranes’ Danish distributor of lift trucks NC Nielsen delivered a 100 metric ton (MT) capacity reach stacker to Jutlandia Terminal in Esbjerg, Denmark. The terminal is using the reach stacker to handle and transport blades and components for wind turbines. Read More »

Premium Article  How shale oil is reshaping the US energy landscape

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Energy | Discovery

The recent shale revolution has brought about a powerful transformation in the country’s economic profile; creating jobs, driving new prosperity and also bringing us closer to true energy independence. Read More »

Premium Article  Harsco’s Bell parlays sales experience into shaping steel transport practices

Paul Scott Abbott | July 28, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Harsco’s Bell parlays sales experience into shaping steel transport practices

In making transportation decisions for America’s leading grating manufacturer, Lance Bell relies upon nearly two decades of experience in steel industry sales to diligently pinpoint the most cost-effective supply chain scenarios. Read More »

 Evergreen announces improvements to UK and Ireland services

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has announced enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam, the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a weekly basis to Liverpool. Read More »

Premium Article  Planning heavy haul: The British Columbia option

Leo Quigley | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Planning heavy haul: The British Columbia option

Establishing heavy haul routes key to opening up cargo flow to Western Canada – consulting firms say revision of regulatory process essential to building routes. Read More »

Premium Article  Shipping steel coils has become a niche segment for some forwarders

Manik Mehta | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shipping large coils of steel by sea requires highly specialized skills and handling, and there are very few forwarders who have gained expertise in what is a highly specialized niche segment. Read More »

Premium Article  Atlantic carriers face looming severe fuel regulations

Leo Ryan | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Atlantic carriers face looming severe fuel regulations

On both sides of the Atlantic, anxiety is rising in the boardrooms of shipping lines transporting containers, bulk and breakbulk to and from North America or between North European ports. They face compliance with tough, costly fuel regulations that will not immediately apply to any other trade lanes. Read More »

Premium Article  Steel scrap expects to recover from the doldrums ; Industry analyst foresees signs of growth

Peter Buxbaum | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global steel production rose by 3.5 percent to an all-time-high of 1.6 billion tons last year, but those higher figures did not translate into increased movements of steel scrap in international trade. The reason, according to industry leaders, is that leading buyers of scrap cut their imports sharply, China by 10.2 percent over 2012 and India, by more than 30 percent in the last nine month of the year even after importing record volumes of ferrous scrap in the first quarter. Read More »

Premium Article  Will LA’s TraPac investment pay off?

Stas Margaronis | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Port of Los Angeles expects its newly automated TraPac mega-container terminal to be operational by late 2015 and hopes productivity will equal or exceed the new, automated Port of Long Beach’s Middle Harbor terminal also scheduled to open in 2015. Read More »

Premium Article  Port Freeport’s first big cranes mark new era along Texas Gulf

Paul Scott Abbott | July 28, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port Freeport’s first big cranes mark new era along Texas Gulf

The arrival at Port Freeport of two post-Panamax cranes signals a new era of savings for petrochemical interests and other shippers on the Texas Gulf coast. Read More »

Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | Intermodal

Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets - Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said. Read More »

EXEL announces new freight brokerage company

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Exel, the North American leader in contract logistics, and its sister company DHL Supply Chain, the world’s leading logistics company, announces its new freight brokerage company, Exel Freight Connect, to help connect its customers with carriers for freight transportation needs. Read More »

Dachser USA opens St. Louis office to support growing Midwest market

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Dachser Transport of America Inc. (Dachser USA), one of the leading global logistics services providers, opened their St. Louis office to support the company’s continued expansion in the Midwest. Read More »

NCLTL honors Vaughn of Lorillard Tobacco Co. with Lifetime Achievement Award

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Intermodal

The North Carolina League of Transportation & Logistics (NCLTL) announced that Bill Vaughn, corporate logistics supervisor at Lorillard Tobacco Company, is the recipient of the Bill H. Teague Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. The award was presented Friday, June 20, at NCLTL’S 83rd Annual Conference at Hilton Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read More »

TIA on Ferro resignation

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Intermodal

On July 25th, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro notified agency employees that she will step down from her position at the Department of Transportation in a month, to become President of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Ferro was the President of the Maryland Motor Truck Association and also served as Administrator of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration before taking the lead at FMCSA. Read More »

New GAIN® Clean Fuel station to power Delco Foods vehicles

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Intermodal

Delco Foods and U.S. Oil have partnered to build a new GAIN® Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Indianapolis. Read More »

UP Railroad invests $8 million to strengthen Kansas’ transportation infrastructure

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing $8 million in the rail line between Herington and Whitewater, Kansas. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific without taxpayer dollars, began July 16 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Read More »

CN says Canada’s rail transportation system is ready for the new harvest

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Intermodal

CN said Canada's rail transportation system is ready to accommodate the new harvest with a solid throughput rate in line with the grain supply chain. The supply chain will also be able to address the excess carry-over from last year's extraordinary crop by as early as next spring. Read More »

American Cargo expands cargo service in four cities

AJOT | July 28, 2014

American Airlines Cargo will begin offering full cargo service to and from the following cities: Read More »

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