ICTSI unit among Ecuador’s top companies

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

After only two years of operation, Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), manager and operator of Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals, has been among Ecuador’s top companies. Read More »

Throughput in Port of Rotterdam shows signs of recovery

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In 2009, goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam fell to 385 million tonnes. This is 8.5% down on 2008. Imports shrank by 13% to 272 million tonnes; exports increased by 5% to 113 million tonnes. Bulk was 29% down on the previous year; general cargo fel Read More »

NSF Railway’s Branscum Elected IANA Chairman for 2010

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) have announced the results of its officers election. Stephen G. Branscum, Group Vice President, Consumer Products, BNSF Railway Company was elected by the Board as its Chairman Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 2.7% in November

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent contraction in October. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 103.6 (2000=100) in October to 1 Read More »

Cargo-partner expands its ventures opens new subsidiary in China

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

The logistics service provider cargo-partner recently opened a new Air Cargo and Sea Cargo office in Beijing, China's capital. As a result, the total number of company owned subsidiaries in China increases to twelve.

Opening a cargo-partner l Read More »

Russia’s research module delivered to Cape Canaveral

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Antonov 124 aircraft has delivered a Russian MIM-1 research module from Moscow to Titusville, Florida for Russia's ENERGIA Rocket and Space Corporation which will be destined for the International Space Station.

MIM- Read More »

Hamburg S’d announces general rate increase for US/Canadian cargo shipments to Europe

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Hamburg S'd announced that effective February 15, 2010, a General Rate Increase (GRI) will be applied to all cargo moving from the United States and Canada to Europe.

Tariff cargo as well as existing service contracts will be increased by the Read More »

Horizon Lines to begin new terminal operationsin Oakland

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Ports America Facility Offers Service Improvements for Customers

Horizon Lines, Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has entered into a new agreement for terminal operations at the Port o Read More »

Maesk increases general rates from South Asia and Middle East to Europe

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective 1st February 2010 in the South Asia/Middle East to Europe trade.

The trading conditions for the carriers operating in these markets are still subject to unacceptable rate levels and the Read More »

New Flame wreck removal a success in Gibraltar

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

The view at Gibraltar's Europa Point looks much different these days. This month TITAN Salvage successfully completed removal of the New Flame and has delivered more than 50,000 tons of scrap cargo and wreckage for recycling. Read More »

WWL to move Chryslers from North America to Europe and Australia

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in factory-to-dealer logistics, has been selected by Chrysler to provide ocean transportation for two important trade lanes: Read More »

SCSPA community partnership recognized with National Environmental Award

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

A local effort to foster environmental protection and economic revitalization in distressed neighborhoods has earned a national Environmental Justice Achievement Award through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The EPA presented Read More »

Study finds dramatic air quality improvement at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Air pollution from ships, locomotives, trucks and other Port-related sources dropped significantly from 2005 to 2008 -- including a 21 percent decrease in diesel particulate matter -- a new air quality study shows.

The biggest part of the imp Read More »

Port of Halifax gains new direct connection with Vietnam

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Grand Alliance (GA) partners, NYK Line, Hapag Lloyd and OOCL have announced an upgrade regarding its Asia East Coast Express (AEX) service with the introduction of a 10th post Panamax (PPX) vessel and the addition of a direct and weekly Vietnam call a Read More »

Port President tells Vancouver Board of Trade: “We can lead generational change”

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Robin Silvester, President & CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, told members of the Vancouver Board of Trade, December 4, 2009, that even though over the past year the port has been “operating in a fragile business climate and questioning past best practices … Read More »

ICTSI gets 8 new cranes for Manila terminal

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently took delivery of eight new rubber tired gantries (RTGs) for its flagship, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). Four of these new RTGs have been successfully commissioned and are Read More »

HPH to invest in new container terminal at Port Botany

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has signed an agreement with Sydney Ports Corporation (SPC) that clears the way for the development and operation of the Third Terminal (T3) at Port Botany, Australia. A media conference, presided over by the Honourable Krist Read More »

Cargotec launches a new streamlined Kalmar reachstacker

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec continues to develop its range of Kalmar reachstackers. The latest addition to the product range is the Kalmar DRF420-450L, which provides flexible container handling with increased customer value. This reachstacker model has performance and func Read More »

DB Schenker Rail Polska: new regular train between Germany and Poland as of January

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Intermodal

As of January 2010, DB Schenker Rail Polska S.A. will offer rail freight customers a new international product in cooperation with DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG: a new through train - the Silesia Line - will run twice per week between the city of Seddin Read More »

CN Board of Directors recognizes outgoing President and CEO, Harrison

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Harrison to retire from the company and its board of directors on Dec. 31, 2009

David G. A. McLean, chairman of the board of directors of CN, acknowledged the remarkable career of CN's outgoing president and chief executive officer E. Read More »