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Saudi phosphate railway seen complete by end of year

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

A railway to transport phosphate and bauxite ore that would serve a project Saudi Arabian Mining Co is developing is expected to be in operation by the end of this year, state news agency SPA said.

The mineral line would link the phosphate mi Read More »

Rail woes cap Russia’s northern oil product exports

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Refined oil product export ports in northwest Russia are unable to use a third of their capacity due to rail bottlenecks and bureaucracy, forcing shippers to channel rising output via the Baltic states.

Port sources said oil product exports v Read More »

WWL expands North America-Middle East ocean service

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in factory-to-dealer logistics, has announced significant enhancements to its ocean service in the Middle East due to an uptick in demand within the region.
Starting this month, WWL has increase Read More »

The world’s largest offshore wind farm uses Technotex ULTRALIFT’ slings

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Technotex/Ultralift, supporting industry manufacturer to the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) global network for asset based companies, active in the heavy cargo transport market, assists 23 kilometers off the coast of Suffolk, UK, the world's largest Read More »

GAC Kuwait successfully delivered giant transformers for Jaber Al Ahmed ‘W’ Substation

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

When four mammoth transformers weighing in at 210 tons each had to be transported and placed onto foundation at Kuwait's Jaber Al Ahmed 'W' Substation, it was GAC Kuwait that was entrusted with the task.
Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company Read More »

Port of Long Beach bonds rated ‘AA’


AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Long Beach has received a high credit rating for its bonds from global financial advising company Fitch Ratings, which will mean lower debt costs as the Port moves forward on capital improvement projects. Read More »

Trade experts at Port of Long Beach event ‘cautiously optimistic’ about 2010

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Trade experts gathered for the Port of Long Beach’s annual “Pulse of the Ports” forecast event agreed that the industry and the broader economy are rebounding, but cautioned challenges still loom ahead.

“While the recession is over, the recovery remai Read More »

APM Terminals will introduce standardization of terminal construction and equipment

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Standardization of terminal equipment and construction will result in improved financial performance for the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network. Improved economies of scale in consolidated orders to equipment manufacturers, and the simplification of tr Read More »

Finnish paper company M-real selects Port of Philadelphia for US bound cargoes

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

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 Philadelphia as its preferred U.S. port of entry for its high quality paper prod Read More »

Cargotec delivers its 2,000th Kalmar DRF reachstacker built in Sweden

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec recently handed over the keys of its 2,000th Kalmar DRF reachstacker assembled at its production facility in Lidhult, Sweden to Kleinwort GmbH, a long-time customer of Kalmar counterbalance equipment. The new milestone marks the ever-growing popu Read More »

Deutsche Bahn increases its activities in the United Arab Emirates

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Deutsche Bahn is planning to enter into a strategic partnership for the planning, construction and operation of rail systems in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A corresponding Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Abu Dhabi today at a ceremony attende Read More »

Russia March rail freight up 10.7% year-to-year

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Russian rail freight rose 10.7 percent in March year-on-year, the state-controlled rail monopoly Russian Railways said.

Russia's cargo freight - seen as a barometer for the health of the economy as a whole - has been rising steadily in recent Read More »

Old Dominion recognized as ASE Certified Training Provider

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has been recognized as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training provider, making it the first less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier to earn such an honor for its instructor-led training program.

The voluntar Read More »

ATA supports proposed commercial driver texting ban regulation

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Transportation Secretary LaHood for his ongoing dedication to combating distracted driving. ATA strongly supports the Department of Transportation's (DOT) proposal of a permanent rule to prohibit text mess Read More »

US Transportation Secretary appoints ATA economist to Statistics Advisory Council

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello received an appointment March 30 from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS), which advises the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named LTL Carrier of the Year by Andersen

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year by Andersen Corporation, the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Read More »

CN makes it easier for customers to calculate carbon savings when shipping by rail

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

In a rail industry first, CN customers can now calculate their carbon savings from switching shipments to rail from truck at the same time they secure a rate from the company's public pricing tools, Get Carload Price and Get Intermodal Price. Read More »

Report recommends ways to regulate & improve fuel economy of tractor-trailers & other…

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The repor Read More »

US currency push on China no slam dunk

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

China's currency is clearly undervalued, but pressure on Beijing to make its currency rise in value won't trim the U.S. trade deficit with China or reduce the jobless rate, say American economists.

Political pressure is building on the Obama Read More »

India prepared to take EU to WTO over drugs

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

India is ready to launch a formal dispute against the European Union at the World Trade OrganiZation over EU seizures of Indian generic drugs, the Indian Trade Secretary said. Read More »

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