Shanghai port strike dwindles, gripes remain

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Truck drivers returned to work after Shanghai took steps to a defuse a strike at China's busiest container port, leaving some drivers demanding more and setting an example of militancy that may embolden other restive workers. The strike, which began last Read More »

Viterra to run Montreal port grain terminal

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc , Canada's largest grain handler, said that it has reached an agreement to lease and operate Montreal Port Authority's grain terminal.

The terminal operates year-round and has storage capacity of 262,000 tons, with direct access to rail ne Read More »

Millionth Rotterdam container marked with donation to Japan

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In the month of March, the Port of Rotterdam was the first port in Europe to handle 1 million containers (TEU – standard sized 20-foot containers) in a month. The record was reached in the evening of the last day of March on the Ital Oriente. In total, 47 Read More »

Ocean Carrier’s inaugural sailing to the Port of Long Beach to expand connections to China

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Grand China Shipping, one of the fastest growing ocean carriers in China, made its inaugural call to the Port of Long Beach on April 26th at Total Terminals International’s Pier T shipping facility.

The maiden call of the vessel Red Strength kicked of Read More »

Monthly tonnage highest in 11 years at Port of Galveston

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston reported that it has reached the highest recorded monthly tonnage figure since 1999. This past month the Port of Galveston handled 974,765 short tons.

A breakdown of the commodity report shows that over 611,000 tons of grain move Read More »

ICTSI completes transaction, takes over Croatian terminal

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The flag of Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) has been raised symbolizing the completion of the transaction between Luka Rijeka. d.d. and International Container Terminal Services. Inc. (ICTSI) and ICTSI’s formal takeover of AGCT operations. Read More »

Governor O’Malley announces container record set by the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley pointed to another sign of economic recovery today in announcing that the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals set a record by handling 632,482 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) containers from April 2010 through March 2011 Read More »

APM Terminals buys 80% share of Georgian port

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it had bought an 80 percent share in the Georgian Black Sea port of Poti from the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) RAKIA.

It also said it planned to invest $100 over five years in the port develop Read More »

Colonel’s Island posts best month ever for auto/machinery units

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced that the Port of Brunswick posted its best month ever in March for automobile and machinery units or Ro/Ro (roll-on/roll-off) cargo at Colonel’s Island Terminal with a total of 42,740 units.

“We attribute th Read More »

Charleston container volume up 12%

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping volume through the Port of Charleston increased nearly 12 percent in the first three quarters of the fiscal year, and the state’s breakbulk tonnage increased 48 percent, even as the pace of volume gains has slowed.

In the July to Ma Read More »

Weather woes weigh on Canadian Pacific results

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Harsh winter weather that helped knock down Canadian Pacific Railway's first-quarter profit by 67 percent will not set back long-term efforts to improve efficiency, the company said.

This winter, avalanches buried its mainline in British Columbia and Read More »

CSX sees volume, pricing beating key economic measures

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX Corp sees increases in shipment volume at its railroad outpacing gross domestic product and industrial product gains this year as consumer demand and its intermodal business grow.

The company, which reported record first-quarter results after the Read More »

Perma-Fix announces vompletion of rail line connecting DOE Hanford site and Perma-Fix Northwest Rich

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. announced it has completed the new rail line connecting the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site and the Perma-Fix Northwest Richland (PFNW) facility in Richland, Washington. Read More »

Hub Group Q1 profit beats market view

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Hub Group Inc posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong growth at its intermodal segment, and forecast 2011 revenue above market expectations.

Hub Group said 2011 revenue will exceed $2.5 billion helped by its recent acquisition Read More »

Russian Railways eyes $4.5 blllion from units sale

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Russia's state railway operator Russian Railways has approved the sale of stakes in its Freight One and Transcontainer units, eyeing proceeds of some $4.5 billion, chairman Alexander Zhukov told reporters.

Zhukov said Russian Railways wants to raise a Read More »

Flood forces CN, CP to close Manitoba rail lines

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Flooding caused by the Red River's steady rise has forced Canadian Pacific to reroute trains on one Manitoba branch line and to close another, while Canadian National Railway has closed a secondary line.

The Manitoba government was building dikes acro Read More »

Road Systems honored with 2010 Plant Safety Award from Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Road Systems, Inc. (RSI), a trailer manufacturer and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. announced that it has been honored by the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) with its 2010 Plant Safety Award. This is the second time that RSI has received this h Read More »

ABF earns second consecutive National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

For the second consecutive year, ABF' has been named National LTL Carrier of the Year by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC). The company was recognized during the NASSTRAC Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 17-20 Read More »

New research links truck crash involvement to driver history

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

In a study, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reveals that truck drivers with certain driving records (i.e. prior crashes, violations and convictions) are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with Read More »

Kansas City Southern profits up

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern reported first-quarter profits that were slightly higher than expected, with increased revenues driven by its automotive and intermodal business.

Those two sectors are the company's biggest growth engines, it said on Read More »