Two injured after New York train, truck collide

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Two people were injured and several firefighters were being monitored for smoke inhalation after a freight train and a tractor-trailer collided and caught fire near a cereal plant in upstate New York, a fire official said. Read More »

Georgia workers win $2.2 million in ‘devious defecator’ case

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A federal jury in Georgia has awarded $2.2 million to two workers whose DNA was illegally tested after they were suspected of defecating in their company's warehouse. Read More »

Colonial shuts mixed products pipeline to address issue

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Co said its Line 3, a mixed-products pipeline, was shutdown Tuesday morning to address a system integrity issue. Read More »

ShipTrack Announces Innovative Apple Watch Integration in Smartphone Application

GlobeNewswire | June 23, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

ShipTrack, an innovative shipment tracking platform designed to provide complete visibility and control of any shipment’s movement worldwide, announces an integration for the Apple Watch. Read More »

TSB deploys a team to the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, to assess two occurrences

PR Newswire | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is deploying a team of investigators to the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, to assess two occurrences involving the tugboats Lac Manitoba and LCM 131 which have capsized. Read More »

ZIM Announces Joining of a CIO to the Company’s Management

PR Newswire | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. announced that on June 23, 2015 Mr. Eyal Ben Amram was appointed as Chief Information Officer (”CIO”) of the Company, effective as of July 1, 2015. Read More »

Stolt Tankers Acquires Three Ships for European Regional Fleet

GlobeNewswire | June 23, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today that Stolt Tankers B.V. has agreed to acquire three 5,800 dwt fully stainless steel parcel tankers from Odfjell Tankers AS. The ships, which were built in 1997-1998 and are sister ships of three tankers currently operated by Stolt Tankers, are expected to join the Stolt-Nielsen Inter-Europe Service by the end of August 2015. Further terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More »

Market Recovery Likely for Atlantic Panamax Vessels by End of Decade: Platts Report

PR Newswire | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipowners operating in the trans-Atlantic dry bulk market, where prices have been plumbing two-year lows on the back of acute vessel oversupply and shifting patterns in minerals demand, could be facing brighter days, according to the latest special report released by Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities information. Read More »

Germany’s Gabriel opposes debt haircut for Greece

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | International Trade

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday a debt haircut for Greece would not accomplish anything if Athens simply piled on more debts immediately afterwards, adding that Germany and Europe must not be blackmailed by Athens. Read More »

CHEP Poland honors C.H. Robinson with Relationship Award

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Following the 15th anniversary of CHEP operations in Poland, C.H. Robinson has been honored with the CHEP ‘Long term business relationship – The longest transportation cooperation’ award at the CHEP anniversary gala held in Warsaw, Poland on June 18, 2015. Read More »

Inaugural Message by MOL President Junichiro Ikeda

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

"Enhance human quality and be logistics business partners around the world" Read More »

Lifting of travel restrictions welcomed by Mombasa port businesses

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The decision yesterday by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to lift its advisory that travel to Mombasa should only be ‘essential’ has been welcomed by local businesses, especially those in the port community. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon leads congressional effort to end West Coast labor slowdowns

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

The Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) was introduced last Thursday in the United States Senate to help prevent the type of maritime labor slowdowns at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports that disrupted domestic and international trade and nearly brought the U.S. economy to a standstill earlier this year. Read More »

Panama Canal expansion moves ahead with filling of new Pacific locks

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The Panama Canal has taken yet another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program as it begins to fill the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier this month. This important step marks the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of compliance and operational testing for the project. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 37 shipments on main gasoline line

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Co is allocating space for Cycle 37 shipments on Line 1, its main gasoline line, according to a notice sent to shippers on Tuesday. Read More »

Greek offer to creditors stirs angry backlash at home

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | International Trade

Greek lawmakers reacted angrily on Tuesday to concessions Athens offered in debt talks and parliament’s deputy speaker warned the proposals might by rejected, puncturing optimism that a deal to pull Greece back from the abyss might be sealed quickly. Read More »

Singapore grows container terminal, eyes mega-ship demand

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Singapore opened the newest addition to its container port on Tuesday, aiming to handle more of the increasing number of mega-ships plying the oceans. Read More »

Striking French ferry workers blockade Calais port

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Striking French ferry workers blockaded the port of Calais on Tuesday morning, disrupting maritime traffic and Eurotunnel’s undersea rail link with Britain in protest at restructuring at its MyFerryLink division, port officials said. Read More »

China extends ship scrapping subsidy programme to end-2017

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Liner Shipping

China on Tuesday extended by two years a subsidy programme that encourages shipping companies to scrap old vessels in a bid to support an industry struggling to emerge from a global downturn. Read More »

Austria finmin says no agreement on Greek proposals without concrete plan

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | International Trade

Austria’s finance minister said on Tuesday there would be no agreement on new Greek budget proposals unless there was a concrete plan showing how they would be carried out. Read More »