Chairman & CEO of ABS speaks before Lake Carriers’ Association and Canadian Shipowners Association

AJOT | August 13, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The following address was given by Robert Somerville, Chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), before the 73rd Annual International Joint Conference of Lake Carriers' Association and Canadian Shipowners Association in Cleveland August 12 Read More »

Premium Article  Is there a breakbulk breakout coming?

George Lauriat | August 09, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

In the United States the decline in industrial production is slowing, as is the fall in GDP. China’s GDP growth topped seven percent for the first half of 2009. Commodity prices are moving upward. Is this a false horizon or is a breakbulk breakout comi Read More »

Premium Article  Ore Else

George Lauriat | August 09, 2009 | International Trade

The CISA (China Iron and Steel Association) is in a bind. It’s trying to convince China’s host of smaller traders and mills to stop buying iron ore on the spot market during the negotiations with the big three foreign providers Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Read More »

Premium Article  Relocation of assets stimulating project cargo in Canada

Leo Ryan | August 09, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

While Canadian ports remain an active player for breakbulk project cargo activity related to Alberta oil sands, wind energy and other dimensional shipments, the global recession has provoked a significant change in some market trends.

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Premium Article  Despite tough times for Port of Baltimore, optimism reigns

Karen Thuermer | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Keep your eye on the prize. For the Port of Baltimore, that could be a motto to adopt while transitioning from this era of super tight budgets to opportunities in the future. That said, Maryland Port Administration (MPA) officials see great potential for Read More »

Premium Article  Slowdown in auto trade at Baltimore might offer advantages

Karen Thuermer | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

If you live on the Eastern Seaboard and you are driving an imported car, odds are good that it entered the United States via the Port of Baltimore.

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Premium Article  Heavyweight to market new Qantas Freighter from DFW

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Air cargo general sales agent Heavyweight Air Express has been appointed by Qantas Freight to undertake the sales and marketing of its cargo products in the greater Texas region. Included in this will be offering capacity on the recently announced Qantas Read More »

Premium Article  Vachon named President and CEO of Montreal Port Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

To date, Vice-President, Administration and Human Resources, she has also been Acting President and CEO since last March. Read More »

Premium Article  New inland water transport route opened between Berlin and Hamburg

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

On August 3, 2009, the first containers that were brought from Berlin to the Port of Hamburg via the new Elbe-Spree inland waterway were unloaded. The line operated by the Berlin Hafen- und Lagerhaus AG in cooperation with Konrad Zippel Spediteur GmbH fro Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Richmond, VA selects new terminal operator

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Richmond has selected Port Contractors, Incorporated (PCI) of New Castle, Delaware to serve as Terminal Operator. Upon completion of negotiations, PCI will begin terminal operations for the Port of Richmond on October 1, 2009. Read More »

China Shipping opens new Seattle terminal

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

China Shipping announced the opening of their new Seattle Terminal (T30), operating in partnership with Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) and Matson. The new 70-acre, 50 ft-draft container terminal has two berths of 1,500 ft and 1,200 ft, and can hand Read More »

Port of Georgetown, SC nets 20-year contract

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Georgetown will soon welcome the first ship call as part of a new, 20-year contract that will bring business to the port while supporting local manufacturing and maritime jobs. Read More »

New services benefit NC State Ports Authority

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Container shipping companies contribute to business performance The two new container shipping companies that began service to the Port of Wilmington in March, Independent Container Line and Maersk Line, plus steady volumes from Wilmington’s two weekly CK Read More »

ATA applauds bill providing financial incentives to reduce idling

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kay Granger (R-Texas) for their sponsorship of H.R. 3383, which provides tax credits for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highway vehicles. Read More »

ATA supports ban on text messaging to improve highway safety

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the safety objectives in new legislation that encourages states to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle. Introduced on July 29, by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), M Read More »

C.R. England optimizing processes with Manhattan Carrier(tm)

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Intermodal

C.R. England, the largest refrigerated truckload carrier in the United States, is reducing empty miles and improving resource utilization with solutions within the Manhattan Carrier(tm) product suite from Manhattan Associates. The Driver&Load(r) solution Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo adds new routes in USA and Europe

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is offering new and attractive destinations in the USA and southern Europe. The Greek capital Athens has been added to the carrier's freighter schedules. An MD-11F commenced a once-weekly flight on Thursdays ex Frankfurt to Athens - from Read More »

Volga-Dnepr assists Russian Space Program

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines have assisted the Russian Space Program by delivering Meteor-M satellite to its launch pad in Baikonour. The satellite together with its launch equipment amounted to a total cargo weight of 50 tons. Read More »

Jones Act supporters salute Grill for leadership of MCTF

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Maritime Cabotage Task Force ('MCTF') thanked its retiring Chairman, Philip M. Grill, for his 14 years of leadership of the labor/management coalition that promotes the Jones Act and other US maritime cabotage laws in Washington. Grill, who retired as Vic Read More »

US-Asia shipping lines implement program to restore rates

AJOT | August 09, 2009 | Liner Shipping

Member container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) have moved to halt the steady erosion of rates in the US-Asia freight market in recent months, with a general rate increase (GRI) recommended to take effect September 1, 2 Read More »