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Germany suspends plan to apply minimum wage to foreign truckers

Reuters | January 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Germany has put on hold rules requiring foreign trucking firms to pay its minimum wage to their drivers while they are on German roads, pending a European Union decision on their legality. Read More »

Qatar Airways takes $1.7 billion stake in British Airways owner IAG

Reuters | January 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways has bought a stake worth about 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) in the owner of British Airways and Iberia, aiming to forge closer links to a group with two major European hubs and strong transatlantic networks. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. Issues Statement on Impact of Longshoremen Delays at Terminal 6

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. issued the following statement in response to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) long-term efforts to delay shipping activity at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 Read More »

Historic court decision exposes predatory employment and leasing scheme at major SoCal trucking Comp

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Superior Court Judge orders millions in back pay and fines; Victorious attorney promises “more justice to come.” Read More »

Port of Long Beach aims to boost clean power, speed cargo delivery

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup on Thursday unveiled ambitious plans for congestion-beating smart systems for cargo movement and an all-out push to achieve energy resilience for port operations with wind turbines, solar cells and other clean technologies, in his first-ever “State of the Port” address Read More »

Senator Shuster releases statement on senate approval of Keystone bill

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement following the Senate bipartisan passage of legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project Read More »

Port Everglades partners with state and FECR to strengthen landside cargo connections

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Broward County's Port Everglades, already Florida's leading container port moving more than one-million TEUs annually, is partnering with public and private entities on several multi-million-dollar landside infrastructure improvements designed to improve connections with South Florida's major highway and railroad systems. Read More »

SP Express announces record-breaking Q4 performance numbers

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

National 3PL and order fulfillment provider, SP Express, released record-breaking 2014 Q4 performance data this month. Read More »

BlueGrace Logistics Appoints New Chief Information Officer

GlobeNewswire | January 29, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

BlueGrace Logistics Appoints New Chief Information Officer

BlueGrace Logistics http://www.mybluegrace.com announced the appointment of Justin Belcher as Chief Information Officer. Read More »

Vale’s mega-ships dock at five Chinese ports

Reuters | January 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Brazilian miner Vale’s mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm’s head of investor relations said on Thursday, as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. Read More »

FCS receives early extension of cargo handling contract with AirBridgeCargo

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Air Cargo

FCS and its largest customer continue their successful cooperation at Europe’s leading airfreight hub in Frankfurt Read More »

Konecranes introduces Uniton Overhead Crane

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Technology

Konecranes introduces Uniton Overhead Crane

Konecranes has applied its more than 80 years of experience in building overhead cranes for heavy-duty lifting applications and process industries to introduce UNITON, a new heavy-duty, overhead industrial crane for a wide range of industrial applications. Using a modular construction concept with multiple trolley configurations, UNITON can be tailored to meet customers’ unique needs. Read More »

CA Superior Court Rules on “Wage Theft” by Major Port of LA/Long Beach Trucking Co.

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A Superior Court Judge has ruled (issued a decision) that port truck drivers are employees, not independent contractors, and are owed millions in stolen wages and penalties. Read More »

MOL, Mitsui Sign Deal to Charter LNG Carrier

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Energy | Maritime

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the signing of a contract with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on January 29 to charter a new 177,000m3 LNG carrier. Read More »

ASA ratchets up pressure on unions, ports to resolve West Coast Slowdown

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with more than 90 fellow farm and food organizations, called on representatives on both sides of the labor dispute impacting operations at five west coast ports to come to the bargaining table and resolve the issue that threatens the supply chain continuity for countless U.S. agricultural commodities. Read More »

DHL Supply Chain and Ricoh carry out pilot project in the Netherlands

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

DHL Supply Chain and Ricoh carry out pilot project in the Netherlands

DHL successfully tests Augmented Reality application in warehouse Read More »

Baltic sea freight index falls to lowest level since 1986

Reuters | January 29, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three decades as rates for all the four vessel types continued to flounder. Read More »

Shapiro Co’s 5-min guide to understand the LA/Long Beach parking lot

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Shapiro Co’s 5-min guide to understand the LA/Long Beach parking lot

Jeff Knapp has put together a great blog that breaks down the cause of the recent creation of the LA / Long Beach parking lots Read More »

China monitoring Greek policies after Athens stopped port stake to Cosco

Reuters | January 29, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CHINA-GREECE/:China says closely watching Greek policy after port stake stopped Read More »

China to raise commercial oil storage more than 10 percent in 2015

Reuters | January 29, 2015 | Energy | International Trade

Storage companies in China are set to boost commercial oil tank capacity by more than a tenth this year, just in time to cash in on speculative demand to stock up on cheap crude, a survey of storage and trading executives shows. Read More »

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