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US Airways’ exit could aid Continental Air

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

US Airways' exit from merger discussions with United Airlines has taken the pressure off Continental Airlines to make any hasty decisions about its future as a solo or merged airline. Read More »

Hactl passes daily 10,000 tons landmark with flying colors

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) recorded the highest daily tonnage throughput ever on 23 April 2010, with a total of 10,080 tons of air cargo handled on that day, surpassing the previous historic record of 9,850 tons achieved in September 20 Read More »

Deadly new Russian weapon hides in shipping container

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

A Russian company is marketing a devastating new cruise missile system which can be hidden inside a shipping container, giving any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier.

Potential customers for the formidable Club-K s Read More »

NOL says cargo up 32%

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the world's fourth-biggest container shipping firm, said on Monday it carried 32 percent more containers in the four weeks to April 2 from a year ago.

NOL said in a statement it carried the equivalent o Read More »

OOCL announces the launch of OOCL Carbon Calculator

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

OOCL is delighted to announce the launch of the OOCL Carbon Calculator on April 27, 2010. The calculator is designed to assist OOCL customers in measuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in their supply chain. OOCL's carbon calculator is the first emis Read More »

OT Africa Line Ship Security Surcharge

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | Liner Shipping

In order to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code [ISPS], OT Africa Line is obliged to increase the Ship Security Surcharge [SSC] as from 01/05/10 per date of B/L. Read More »

Premium Article  Delaware River Ports are full steam ahead

Karen Thuermer | April 25, 2010 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The big news coming from port authorities along the Delaware River is: the deepening of the Delaware River has finally begun.

The deepening, which will take the Delaware River’s channel from 40 to 45 feet in depth, is a major plus for Pennsyl Read More »

Premium Article  “Pride” in Poultry Exports Hits Market Pot Holes

Karen Thuermer | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

Chicken is big business in the United States. In fact, for Pittsburg, Texas-based Pilgrim’s Pride, one of the largest chicken producers in this country, its net sales in fiscal 2009 totaled $7.1 billion.

- By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  US fish/seafood business

Karen Thuermer | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) figures for U.S. fishery products are dated. For 2007, for example, it indicated that the European Union was the biggest market for these products, accounting for 26 percent of the mar Read More »

Premium Article  Exports remain stable for meat, port and turkey product

Karen Thuermer | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

One thing is for certain, despite economic downturns, people have to eat and this includes meat, pork and turkey products.

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) figures, the forecast for 2010 U.S. Read More »

Premium Article  Russia says US to ship chlorine-free chicken

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

Poultry meat producers in the United States have agreed to stop using chlorine in processing products for exports to Russia, Interfax news agency quoted Russian consumer protection watchdog as saying.

"We have been informed that American prod Read More »

Premium Article  Brazil beef headed for U.S. if trade deal resolved

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

Fresh Brazilian beef may be sold in U.S. grocery stores beginning next year for the first time in a decade if the two countries resolve a dispute over cotton, livestock analysts said.

However, analysts said imported Brazilian beef would not b Read More »

CMB Q1 helped by forex gains, upbeat on 2010

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Belgian shipping group CMB expressed confidence for the rest of the year as fleet bookings were high and a foreign exchange gain limited the fall in its first-quarter net profit. CMB, which specialises in dry bulk transport, said its net profit was 10 per Read More »

Breakbulk shows split in activity

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Break bulk activity is showing a split between smaller shipments; those that can fit in open containers or on flat racks, and those "big shoulder" items like power generators, energy equipment and other large items. Smaller shipments are growing in volume Read More »

Essar Shipping to invest 5 blllion rupees in Paradip port

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Essar Shipping Ports and Logistics said it has signed a license agreement with Paradip Port Trust to invest 5 billion rupees in a dry bulk cargo berth. Read More »

Russia March coal exports from major ports up

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Russia's coal exports from leading domestic ports as well as Ukrainian and Latvian terminals were largely higher in March as weather conditions continued to improve, figures compiled by Reuters showed. Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires full ownership in Japan

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wilhelmsen Ships Service announced that it has purchased the remaining 49% of Aall & Company's interest in Wilhelmsen Aall Ships Service Pte Ltd, in Japan. The move establishes Wilhelmsen Ships Service's complete 100% ownership of Wilhelmsen Aall Ships Se Read More »

Shippers see boon from Russia sugar import push

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A surge of raw sugar shipments into Russia before an expected import duty cut in May is set to lift freight rates for smaller vessels and support raw sugar futures, but the window will be short.

Russia, the world's No. 3 raw sugar importer, i Read More »

Panama Canal Authority and Alabama State Port Authority sign first partnership agreement

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) Director/CEO James K. Lyons signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly help foster commercial activity between the two entities. Read More »

Finnish paper company M-real selects Port of Philadelphia for its U.S.-bound cargoes

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

150,000 tons of new cargo, up to 24 vessel calls will result

John H. Estey, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), announced that the European paper company M-real, based in Finland, has selected the Port of Read More »

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