Zepol reports June vessel imports decrease 4.57%

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for June, measured in TEUs, decreased 4.57% from May and 7.38% from June of 2010. The total number of shipments also decreased 4.79% from May and more than Read More »

New World Alliance to suspend Transpacific Service (PSW)

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The New World Alliance (TNWA) ' APL Co. Pte Ltd (APL), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) today announced suspension of the PSW Transpacific service (Pacific Southwest Service). Read More »

Collett & Sons enlarges their wind turbine transport fleet

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Collett & Sons Ltd, the specialist heavy transport and projects Company and a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts CEE network, have bought the Wind Turbine transport division of MDF Transport, Great Yarmouth. The deal has Collett Transport taking owners Read More »

Alabama State Port Authority Pinto Terminal receives top honor recepient of AAPA’S 2011 facilities..

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Alabama State Port Authority has been awarded the American Association of Port Authorities' top honor in engineering for innovation and handling technology deployed at the Authority's Pinto Terminal. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Read More »

Port of Long Beach hires firm to lead executive search


AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

National executive search firm RSR Partners will lead the Port of Long Beach’s search for a successor to Executive Director Richard D. Steinke, who recently announced that he will be retiring.

RSR, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, is one of the nation Read More »

Singapore firm to manage Cuban container terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Singaporean port operator PSA International Pte. Ltd. has quietly signed on to manage a container terminal under construction at the Cuban port of Mariel, sources close to the project said.

The terminal is part of a larger scheme to develop Mariel Bay Read More »

Repeat RTG order for Konecranes from Luka Koper in Slovenia

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In May 2011 Konecranes received another RTG order from port and logistics service provider Luka Koper in Slovenia. The order comprises two RTG cranes. Luka Koper is Konecranes’ long-term customer, already having STS and RTG cranes, as well as grab unloade Read More »

Viterra assumes full operation of the Montreal Port Authority’s grain terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Viterra Inc. and the Montreal Port Authority has announced that Viterra has commenced operation of the Grain Terminal previously managed by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). This follows the April 21, 2011 announcement by Viterra and the Montreal Port Au Read More »

BHP halts Port Hedland operations after fatality

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Global miner BHP Billiton has suspended port and rail operations at the Port Hedland iron ore terminal in Western Australia after a fatal incident, the company said.

The port, one of the world's largest for exporting iron ore, remained open for busine Read More »

PSA to develop, operate Saudi container terminal

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Singapore port operator PSA International said its joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has been awarded the concession to develop, operate and manage the second container terminal at King Abdul Aziz Port.

The project in Damm Read More »

UTi Worldwide awarded CaseStack 2010 Warehouse of the Year

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

UTi Worldwide announced that it has been recognized as the CaseStack 2010 Warehouse of the Year. UTi serves CaseStack's regional needs from a 500,000 square foot multi-client facility located in Grand Prairie, TX. UTi's comprehensive solution for CaseStac Read More »

Industry leaders combine experience to
bring supply chain optimization to Canadian market

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

TZA, an industry leading provider of supply chain productivity software and services, announced today that it has formed an alliance with The Createch Group, a leading Canadian provider of operational performance improvement and information technology (I Read More »

Dachser opens Rhine-Neckar logistics center in Germany

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Transport Intermediaries

Dachser has officially opened its Rhine-Neckar logistics center. For its new Mannheim branch, the internationally operating logistics provider has invested in the region of USD 57.5 million, already cr Read More »

Zepol Corporation enhances trade intelligence product

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, announced another major enhancement to their product suite. Zepol's improved Home Tab contains a new look, more informational resources, and a Quick Search func Read More »

US trade deals face first hurdles in Congress

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | International Trade

Long-delayed U.S. trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama faced their first hurdles in Congress, setting the stage for possible final votes in coming weeks.

Key committees in the both the Senate and the House of Representatives will consider Read More »

China to reform rare earth exports after WTO

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | International Trade

China will reform its export of rare earths based in part on World Trade Organization rules, state media reported, a day after the global trade governing body ruled against its curbs on exports.

The Ministry of Commerce will study and take steps forwa Read More »

Azeri cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Air Cargo

An Azeri cargo plane chartered by foreign troops in Afghanistan crashed north of Kabul early, killing all nine crew members on board, officials said.

"On July 6, at 0010 Kabul time, an Il-76 cargo plane belonging to Silk Way Airlines and heading from Read More »

Cargoitalia wins Africa West feeder contract

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Air Cargo

Lome (Togo)-based Africa West Cargo has awarded Cargoitalia, the Italian all-cargo flag carrier, with a weekly ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) program to provide a European link to its network via its main hub. The contract begins immedia Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the first half of 2011

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage figures for June, the second quarter and the first half of 2011.

A total of 220,726 tons were handled in June, down 10.3% year-on-year. Tonnage throughput for the second quarter and fo Read More »

CMA CGM Group offers new railroad shuttle 
between Zeebrugge and Duisburg

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced the reinforcement of its intermodal offer with the introduction of a railroad service, connecting Zeebrugge's port and Duisburg's tri-modal hub, which started mid-June.

This fifth shuttle, the only one on the market, co Read More »