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Premium Article  Breakbulk shows split in activity

AJOT | May 13, 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 »

ICTSI signs 25 year lease with Port of Portland

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has signed a 25-year lease with the Port of Portland for the container/breakbulk facility at Terminal 6.

Under the terms of the agreement, ICTSI will pay the Port US$8 million at closing Read More »

Clean green terminal of the future

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping company unveils a zero emissions marine terminal
It is the ocean cargo terminal of the future - powered by the sun and wind. The futuristic terminal has no conventional power, uses no fossil fuels and releases no harmful emissions i Read More »

Port of Mobile remains open

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Officials with the Port of Mobile report that all commercial traffic continues to transit the Port of Mobile. In the port community’s daily afternoon briefing, the Harbormaster, Captain Terry Gilbreath advised, “The seaport is currently operating at norm Read More »

South Africa transport strike hits more industries

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A national transport strike in South Africa took its toll on the country's exports of metals and fruit as unions planned to meet with logistics group Transnet to try resolve the pay dispute. Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert posts strong performance

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Prince Rupert continues its strong growth in volumes, handling 4,119,708 tons in the first quarter 2010, up 72.8% compared to 2,383,510 tons in the same period in 2009. The surge in traffic was driven by a 217.9 per cent jump in throughput at Read More »

Port of Philadelphia marks grand opening of new forest products warehouse

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

James T. McDermott, Jr. Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) presided over the grand opening of the Port of Philadelphia’s new 115,000 square foot forest products warehouse at Pier 74a in south Philadelphia. The new wareh Read More »

Port of Houston improves gate performance and environmental impact with APS Technology

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced the HYPERLINK "http://www.portofhouston.com/"Port of Houston Authority (PHA) will impl Read More »

PA seeks private partners for major port expansion in Philadelphia

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a major initiative to boost economic growth and job opportunities, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, working closely with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is seeking proposals from interested par Read More »

Cargotec’s first three ASC blocks go live at Container Terminal Burchardkai in Hamburg

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Further strengthening its position as a pioneer in the field of yard crane automation, Cargotec recently handed over the first three of eight automatic stacking crane (ASC) blocks to Hamburger Hafen und Logistik's (HHLA) Container Terminal Burchardkai (CT Read More »

Intermodal volume climbs 8.4% year-over-year in first quarter

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. economy emerged from its recession during the first quarter of 2010 as increased consumer demand and inventory acquisition prompted a significant rise in total inter'modal volume. Domestic container volume posted the strongest growth, rising 15.7 Read More »

Railinc launches TrainFax(TM) website for freight rail equipment reports


AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced the launch of the new Railinc TrainFaxTM website that now delivers reliable, up-to-date rail equipment information in a single report. Freight rail equipment owners, lessees, investors, insurers, inspectors and other professionals Read More »

ATA presents trucking industry leaders with Security, Leadership Awards

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council (SCS&LPC) presented its 2010 Excellence in Security Award to Schneider National, Inc. of Green Bay, Wis. and its Leadership Award to Richard Martin, Corporate Director of Secu Read More »

TransCore announces truckload rate exchange for spot market freight

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore introduces Truckload Rate Exchange program for spot market rates. The Truckload Rate Exchange is a consortium currently comprising truckload intermediaries (freight brokers and 3PLs) that anonymously pool rate data based on actual invoiced spot Read More »

CN modal shift protocol to help British Columbia meet greenhouse gas emissions targets

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia's transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today.

Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) Read More »

Retail container traffic to be up 10% in May

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be up 10 percent in May with double-digit increases expected into this fall as the U.S. economy improves, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming April carloads jump 16%

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc said carloads for April jumped 16 percent, its highest rise in more than a year. Read More »

Economy and freight tonnage growing after recession

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

As the United States economy recovers from the worst post-war recession, freight transportation is poised for a sustained recovery as well, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 202 Read More »

Intermodal market share sets record in Q1 2010 according to FTR analysis

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Intermodal transport's share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs in the first quarter of 2010 a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market sh Read More »

China gets back to trade surplus, narrowly

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | International Trade

China returned to familiar territory by posting a trade surplus in April, but exports only narrowly topped imports, providing limited comfort for policymakers fearful of another round of global economic turmoil.

China recorded a $1.7 billion Read More »

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