Crowley names Nickless VP
of Finance, Planning, Shipping & Logistics

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Co Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces North American management changes

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. announced a re-alignment of the company's management team:

  • Juergen Pump, Senior Vice President, will assume responsibility for all Trade Management, Sales and Customer Service/Documentation and Business Informat Read More »

Maersk chief says no doubt about long-term growth

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Increasing population and incomes in developing countries and a tendency for world trade to expand faster than GDP point to long-term growth in the transport business, the head of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said.

"In our world, t Read More »

Hamburg S’d internet relaunch in new design, with additional domain and CO2 calculator

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Since January 10th, the Hamburg S'd Group has been presenting itself on the internet in a completely revised design and with an optimised information and service offering. The new internet presence features modern, user-friendly navigation and takes accou Read More »

Crowley names Otero VP
of Dominican Republic/Haiti and Cuba, Liner Services

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Tony Otero has been named vice president of Dominican Republic/Haiti and Cuba liner services. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to John Hourihan, senior vice president and Read More »

Vale iron ore ship heads for Philippines

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

A giant iron ore vessel owned by Brazil's Vale is on its maiden voyage to the Philippines and is expected to dock at Subic Bay in early February, Reuters data and shipping sources said. Read More »

Mexico to halt tariff changes as US seeks truck deal

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Mexico said it will stop subjecting a rotating list of U.S. products to tariffs after the United States offered to reach a deal to allow Mexican trucks on U.S. roads and end a long-running trade dispute.

But Mexican Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari told Read More »

Concor may sell 51% in logistics parks

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

State-run logistics firm Container Corporation of India (Concor) may hive off its upcoming logistics parks and offload up to 51 percent equity in each of them to a partner from among customers, landowners or logistics players, a senior executive said. Read More »

Australia floods close more coal mines, rail line

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Australia's flood-stricken coal sector suffered more setbacks as monsoon rains flooded out another rail line and forced more collieries to close.

New Hope Corp -- until now untouched by the flooding that affected the operations of more than 40 coal mi Read More »

QualaWash purchases PSC Container

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

QualaWash Holdings, LLC, the largest independently owned provider of services for commercial and industrial portable liquid and dry bulk containers in North America, announced it has signed a definitive stock purchase agreement with PSC to acquire 100 per Read More »

Freight futures volume unchanged in 2010 at around 1.2 mlllion

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

The volume of freight derivatives traded for dry bulk commodities in 2010 was estimated at around 1.2 million lots, near the same level as the previous year, broker SSY Futures Ltd. said.

The freight forward agreement (FFA) dry commodities market has Read More »

Project Professionals Group starts year strongly

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Heavy-lift freight forwarding network the Project Professionals Group has started the new year strongly with the appointment of two new Project Support Members and one project forwarder.

PPG general manger Kevin Stephens said Super Rack was the new Pr Read More »

Baltic index stays pressured, ships supply builds

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index which tracks rates to ship dry commodities is at a 20 month low as growing vessel supply hit sentiment.

Brokers said floods in Australia continued to disrupt coal shipments, compounding pressure from growin Read More »

Albacor Shipping cross US states with heavy transformer

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Albacor Shipping USA, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, through their Los Angeles branch, handled the transport of one transformer, 19'9' L x 12'4' W x 15'1' H and weighing 368,172 lbs. from the Port of Houston to Tempe, AZ. The transform Read More »

China Communications to build Sri. Lanka port expansion

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

China Communications Construction Company has been given an $810 million contract to build the second phase of Sri Lanka's new port, the ports authority said.

Hambantota, which opened in November, is set to be Sri Lanka's biggest port once completed Read More »

Long Beach Board approves expansion of Clean Trucks Program


AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the inclusion of smaller 'Class 7' trucks to the landmark Clean Trucks Program and penalties for "dray-offs" - the practice of switching cargo from a “clean” to a “dirty” - within the Harbor District. Read More »

Maryland environmental restoration project wins another national award

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration’s (MPA) Masonville Cove Environmental Restoration Project has received a Special Recognition award by the Coastal America Partnership. The award recognizes the efforts to transform one of Baltimore Harbor’s most contamina Read More »

New RoRo processing facility to open in Port Jurong, Singapore

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

New Processing Center in Singapore Caters to Heavy Equipment Manufacturers
This past month, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), the global shipping and logistics provider, signed a long term lease agreement with Singapore’s Jurong Port to Read More »

Shanghai says becomes world’s busiest container port

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Shanghai overtook Singapore as the world's busiest container port in 2010, helped by continuing growth in Chinese trade and the business generated by the World Expo it hosted last year, the city government said.

Shanghai's port handled 29.05 million t Read More »

Ships idle at Australia’s flood-hit coal port

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Australia's key coal port of Gladstone said devastating floods have left it so short of coal that a queue of ships waiting to load would likely be diverted elsewhere.

A deluge in Queensland state has flooded mines and damaged roads and railways, cutti Read More »