Brazil port to ship more sugar, but queue to recur

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's No. 2 port for sugar exports expects throughput of the sweetener to leap by as much as half and for ships to face shorter waiting times to load in the current harvest, its commercial director told Reuters.

Exports of mostly bulk sugar through Read More »

Governor, MPA, highstar capital, CSX officials outline Baltimore’s future at May seminar

Karen Thuermer | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The New York Yankees may have beaten the Baltimore Orioles on May 18 in a baseball game attended by friends and employees of the Port of Baltimore. But those who watched the game from the Maryland Port Administration’s skybox at Camden Yards know all too Read More »

Rotterdam port eyes German expansion

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The head of Rotterdam Port, Europe's biggest, said he wants to expand its operations in Germany, building new centres for loading and unloading containers and developing CO2 infrastructure.

Hans Smits also said that Rotterdam port, which already has t Read More »

GPA completes wetlands monitoring at Savannah and Brunswick

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently completed annual wetland monitoring at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal and a threatened and endangered species survey and ecological habitat assessment at the Port of Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island Term Read More »

India witnesses the launch of one of the world’s largest industrial zones (Kizad)

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) recently unveiled the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. The event was attended by over 200 VIP guests from various companies and industries in India. The guests were introduc Read More »

Port of Vancouver USA receives $800,000 CERB loan

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver announced that it will receive an $800,000 loan from the Washington State Community Economic Development Revitalization Board (CERB). The funding will be used to make improvements to an existing port facility that are necessary befor Read More »

Port of Oakland welcomes newly appointed commissioner

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland welcomes its newest Port Commissioner, Alan S. Yee, who was recently nominated by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and unanimously confirmed by the Oakland City Council on May 17th. Mayor Quan said, “Commissioner Yee is a long-time civic lead Read More »

US railroad execs say growth story crosses borders

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. railroads, seeing the choppy domestic economic recovery, are escalating cross-border traffic with global trade a major growth engine.

Demand for everything from U.S. coal in China and India to consumer products in Mexico is driving up volume this Read More »

New report sees trucking gains through 2022

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

After a dip during the Great Recession, the U.S. freight economy, particularly for trucking, is projected to grow significantly in the years ahead, according to American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022.

The Forecast Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.7% in April

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7 percent in April after gaining a revised 1.9 percent in March 2011. March's increase was slightly better than the 1.7 percent ATA reported on A Read More »

US trucking to grow as shippers shift from rail

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. trucking industry will continue to expand in the coming 11 years, after a dip during the financial crisis, as shippers shift their focus from rail to trucks, a trade group projected. Read More »

Con-way Truckload in Joplin remains open for business

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The company continues to recover from the devastating tornado.

Con-way's offices at 4701 E. 32nd Street were on the edge of the tornado's path. No one in the building at the time the tornado struck was injured. Read More »

ABF driver Garcia named Champion of Change by White House

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF' driver Ralph Garcia of Rio Rancho, N.M., has been named a Champion of Change as part of President Obama's Winning the Future initiative. Nominated by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Garcia was one of 20 transportation professionals invited Read More »

China’s railways vow to guarantee coal supply during power crunch

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

China's railway authority has drawn up plans to guarantee the supply of coal to power plants over coming months as the country's worst electricity shortages in years kicks in.

"The Ministry of Railways has already implemented related measures and made Read More »

Saudi Arabia completes phosphate railway

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia has completed and started trial runs on its 1,392 kilometer railway to transport phosphate and bauxite to its Gulf coast in the east, the kingdom's state news agency said.

Saudi Railway Company (SAR) built the railway linking phosphate mi Read More »

CN earns 2010 TRANSCAER(R) National Achievement Award for commitment to community safety

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

CN was awarded the prestigious TRANSCAER(R) (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) National Achievement Award at a ceremony in St. Louis, Mo. CN received the prize for the second straight year in recognition of its commitment to helpi Read More »

Getloaded and Freightliner Trucks collaborate to help owner-operators find freight

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Getloaded and Freightliner Trucks have launched an exclusive discount program for The Edge customers that creates new opportunities for owner operators to find freight while saving money. When drivers sign up for The Edge, Freightliner Trucks' free online Read More »

China challenges WTO ruling on US tIre tariffs

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | International Trade

China appealed a ruling by the World Trade Organization, insisting the United States flouted international trade rules when it imposed trade barriers on car tIres imported from China, a WTO spokesman said.

A legal panel at the WTO last year ruled that Read More »

WTO starts long countdown to end of EU Airbus aid

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization will next month start a six-month countdown for Europe to end aid schemes potentially worth billions of dollars to planemaker Airbus, though a final resolution on aircraft subsidies could be years away.

A special meeting o Read More »

Trade talks crisis may spur progress

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | International Trade

Countries taking part in talks to promote global free trade will reach a crisis point in the coming months, which could get the stalled negotiations moving again, Europe's trade negotiator said.

The Doha round of talks has been going on for 10 years b Read More »