Shippers say China, India can offset US., Europe woes

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Business from China and India is robust enough for shippers such as Paragon Shipping , Box Ships Inc and Seanergy Maritime Holdings not to be losing sleep over financial crises in the United States and Europe, executives said.

Brokers, including Inter Read More »

Diana Shipping Inc. announces time charter contract for M/V Boston

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., for one of its Capesize dry bulk carriers, the Read More »

Panama Canal and the Port of New Orleans renew strategic alliance

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Port of New Orleans renewed their strategic alliance today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First initiated in 2003, the partnership aims to spur investment, increase trade and promote t Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority announces senior management promotions

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority director and chief executive officer James K. Lyons announced four promotions within his senior management team to meet expanding administration and operational needs. "We are experiencing significant growth in a number of Read More »

Port of Houston Authority wins first place Gulf Guardian Award for fuel-switching project

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Houston Authority has won a first place 2011 Gulf Guardian Award for a far-reaching project to reduce emissions in the Gulf.

The Port Authority and its partners, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Office of International Affairs, the Mex Read More »

India’s Mundra port bans old ships after oil spill

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

India's Mundra port has banned ships older than 25 years of age from entering its waters after a sunken cargo ship leaked oil off the coast of Mumbai last week, a maritime firm said.

Panama-flagged cargo ship Rak Carrier, carrying 60,000 tons of Indon Read More »

ICTSI Davao unit hits 100,000th TEU mark

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Davao Integrated Port and Stevedoring Services Corp. (DIPSSCOR), a unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and cargo handler at the Sasa Wharf in the Port of Davao, southern Philippines, broke through the 100,000th TEU (twenty-foot Read More »

Panama Canal and Port Everglades renew partnership

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Port Everglades renewed their strategic alliance with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

First signed in August 2009, the MOU, which is renewable for five years, solidifies both entities' dedicatio Read More »

Port of Everglades hosts White House Business Council Roundtable

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Nearly two dozen Broward County business leaders and government officials joined together at Port Everglades, a driving force for business expansion in South Florida, for a White House Business Council Roundtable meeting to connect local business owners w Read More »

Foreign-Trade Zone at Port Everglades leads Florida in exports and dollar value

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25 (FTZ) at Port Everglades leads Florida in the value of international goods handled through its facilities, according to findings in a new state-by-state report released by the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ). Read More »

GPA and Logistec USA partnership modernizes terminal, deepens berth

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority and Logistec USA, Inc. signed a partnership that will modernize the East River Terminal at the Port of Brunswick to facilitate the growing international market for wood pellets. Logistec, a leading marine and environmental serv Read More »

Containerized cargo upswing continues for 3rd quarter at Port Everglades

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades experienced a third quarter of double-digit growth in containerized cargo over the same time period last year, which officials believe is a positive sign of economic recovery in South Florida.

Container cargo throughput in TEUs, or "20 Read More »

Foreign ports boost ICTSI 1H 2011 net income

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Foreign port operations and an improving global economy have combined to boost International Container Terminal Services Inc.’s (ICTSI) first semester volume, revenues and net income.

ICTSI reported consolidated unaudited financial results for the six Read More »

PortVision improves waterway visibility for Gulf intracoastal Canal Association members

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, has announced an agreement with the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) that will enable the organization’s members to view GICA waterway alerts and relat Read More »

One millionth Kia vehicle comes through the Port of Tacoma

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The one millionth Kia vehicle to come into the United States through the Port of Tacoma – a 2011 Optima Hybrid, still covered in protective wrap – rolled off a ship at the Port’s Blair Terminal on August 11.

“We congratulate Kia Motors on reaching thi Read More »

Logistec moves wind towers through Trois-Rivières

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Logistec Stevedoring Inc. has succeeded in attracting a new type of cargo to the Port of Trois-Rivières (QC).

Logistec is now working with GE Energy to ship wind towers from the St. Lawrence River port to markets in the U.S. Midwest. Read More »

TZA names new Director of Marketing

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

TZA, an industry leading provider of supply chain productivity software and services, announced that George Huhta has joined the leadership team as Director of Marketing, responsible for the firm's marketing, communications, PR and business development ac Read More »

Menlo strengthens management team in Europe

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced the appointment of Marco van Walveren as Director of Operations, Europe and Edwin Schouten as Senior Manager, Transportation, Europe.

Menlo has experien Read More »

Saddle Creek opens facilities in Chicago and Jacksonville

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced that it is expanding its nationwide network with the addition of two new facilities in Chicago and Jacksonville, Fla. The expansion is part of Saddle Creek's strategic plan to grow Read More »

Kerry Logistics initiates expansion of Chongqing Logistics 
Center to meet rapid growth…

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Kerry Logistics has broken ground on the expansion of its Chongqing Logistics Centre just months after the completion of the first phase of the building to meet the rapid growth in demand.

Phase 2 construction, which is scheduled for completion in the Read More »