Kalmar celebrates delivery of 50,000th terminal tractor

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Back in 1958, when the first Ottawa terminal tractor was produced at a 30,000-square-foot plant amidst the fields of Kansas, the Interstate highway program and the modern age of intermodalism were each just two years old.

Since that time, the Kansas f Read More »

ACP signs partnership agreement with soy transportation coalition

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Chairman Ed Ulch signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster the growth of global commerce.

During a luncheon sponsored by the STC i Read More »

Container, breakbulk volumes increase at NC ports

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The NC State Ports Authority announced a 16 percent fiscal year-to-date growth in container volume at the Port of Wilmington. This is on the heels of 29 percent growth in fiscal year 2010. 
“The growth in container volume is a direct result of NC Po Read More »

Governor O’Malley announces Port of Baltimore bounces back with strong recovery in 2010

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced that the Port of Baltimore rebounded from a down 2009 calendar year caused by the economic downturn with a strong performance in calendar year 2010. In recently released maritime cargo statistics, the amount of foreign Read More »

ICTSI 1Q income up 25% to US$28.5 million

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) yesterday reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 31 March 2011, posting revenue from port operations of US$154.9 million, an increase of 28 percent over the US$120.7 Read More »

Mundra Port earmarks 32 blllion rupees to grow across India

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port operator Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone intends to invest as much as 32 billion rupees to expand port operations across India over the next two to three years, a senior official told Reuters.

The company, part of the diversified Adani grou Read More »

Mundra Port Q4 net jumps, sees 5-fold capacity rise

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone reported a 74 percent jump in the March quarter net profit as revenue rose on higher cargo and container volumes, and also forecast a five-fold growth in its port handling capacity by 2013.

India's largest private Read More »

NASSTRAC opposes port drayage owner-operator ban

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

NASSTRAC, an industry association that represents the interests of freight shippers in all modes of transportation, has joined nearly 30 other industry associations in expressing its opposition to the AB 950 (Perez and Swanson) Port Drayage Owner-Operator Read More »

All commodities strong at the Port of Houston in March

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In his monthly report at the April 26 Port Commission meeting, Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec G. Dreyer said March was strong in all commodity categories, calling it the best month since he joined the Port Authority in September 20 Read More »

Kiel cargo handling rises by more than 25%

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargo handling in the Port of Kiel is gaining momentum again. In the first four months of this year about 2.2 million tons were handled, an increase of 25% over the same period of last year. The ferry lines in particular – to and from Scandinavia, Russia Read More »

Spanish Q1 cargo traffic defies sluggish economy

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Spain saw solid growth in cargo traffic by rail, air and sea in the first quarter of 2011 and at a much higher rate than the country's economic growth, according to official data.

Cargo through Spanish ports increased 5 percent in the first quarter fr Read More »

Steinke to receive 2011 Connie Award

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this year as executive director of the Port of Long Beach and who was instrumental in developing the Port into one of the world's largest container harbors, has been selected to receive the Connie Award to be presented Read More »

Port of Houston’s CASP now available online

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Clean Air Strategy Plan (CASP) is the Port of Houston Authority's ongoing plan to reduce maritime and port-related emissions. The Port Authority's environmental management program employs proactive approaches that protect, conserve and integrate susta Read More »

Port of New Orleans high river statement

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The current Mississippi River level at the Carrollton Gage is approximately 17 feet and has held steady for several days. U.S. Coast Guard officials are working with maritime interests to ensure safe navigation.

The decision the Corps of Engineers mak Read More »

ABF launches mobile logisitcs application for Apple Smart Phone

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

An ABF' mobile logistics tool is now available as a free download on the iPhone App Store. Called ABF Mobile for iPhone, the new tool is designed for the iPhone or for use on the iPad. Using ABF Mobile, ABF customers can track, get rates, find locations, Read More »

NASSTRAC opposes unwarranted higher class ratings on pallets, platforms, racks, skids

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC, an industry association that represents the interests of freight shippers in all modes of transportation, has expressed its opposition to the proposal by Roadrunner Transportation Services to modify Item 640 of CCSB Docket No. 2011-2, Section 1, Read More »

China to invest $115 billion in railways this year

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

China will invest 745.5 billion yuan ($114.8 billion) in its railways in 2011, the official news agency Xinhua reported late on Friday, despite media reports that the budget would be cut following the sacking of the country's rail chief in March.

Xinh Read More »

DB Schenker Rail is on track for growth and a higher share in the European transportation market

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

With growth of 9 percent compared with the previous year, the first quarter has been successful for DB Schenker Rail, the rail freight business unit of Deutsche Bahn. "In revenues DB Schenker Rail has grown by 11 percent compared to the first quarter of 2 Read More »

Old Dominion opens new container drayage facility in Tennessee

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced the opening of a new container drayage site in Memphis, TN. This new operation will serve all rail heads in the Memphis area and will offer pick-up and delivery to any point in the continental United States. Read More »

Con-way Freight named 2010 Carrier of the Year by ENACT, LLC

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it has been recognized as 2010 Carrier of the Year by ENACT, LLC, a transportation technology and third-party logistics provider serving North America. ENACT pr Read More »