TT Club appoints Regional Claims Director EMEA

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

TT Club, the leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, has appointed Justin Reynolds as Regional Claims Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in London, he will be responsible for handling member’s claims across the EMEA region. Read More »

Maersk: Mediterranean to United States General Rate Increase

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Maersk Lines announced a General Rate Increase for Mediterranean to United States with an effective date of April 1, 2015. Read More »

Barclays gives information to U.S. precious metals probe

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

Barclays has been providing information to an investigation into precious metals by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), the bank said in its 2014 annual report on Tuesday, a week after a similar statement by HSBC. Read More »

EBRD to launch funding in Greece, promoting enterprise

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will launch a five-year program of loans and investments in Greece that EU governments hope can foster enterprise and growth to help revive an economy hobbled by public-sector debt. Read More »

Brazil pork, poultry industry loses $241 mln to truck strike

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Brazil’s pork and poultry industry has lost 700 million reais ($241 million) due to a truck strike now entering its second week, the industry association ABPA said on Tuesday. Read More »

Brazil truck strike diminishes; Paranagua soy stocks running low

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Some truck drivers in Brazil continued blocking roads on Tuesday, slowing grains deliveries to southern ports, even as adherence to the strike diminished and a key highway in top soy state Mato Grosso opened. Read More »

Major automakers miss bullish February sales expectations

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

For the second year in a row, ferocious winter weather slowed U.S. vehicle sales in February, with several major automakers missing analysts’ projections and dampening bullish expectations. Read More »

NA Auto Supply Chain panelists announced for JAXPORT’s 2015 Logistics & Intermodal Conference

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Organizers today announced speakers for the panel “Emerging Complexities in the North American Auto Supply Chain” at JAXPORT’s 2015 Logistics & Intermodal Conference scheduled for March 24: Read More »

New taxiway boosts Schiphol freighters’ safety and efficiency

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

A new taxiway, linking Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s ‘Kaag’ runway with the airport’s Sierra cargo zone, has halved live runway crossings for the many freighter aircraft that visit Schiphol every week. The new link is also reducing taxi distances saving fuel, CO2 emissions and time. Read More »

Europe is becoming an internal market for biodiesel

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Energy | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

In Rotterdam, Europe’s most important port for the handling, storage and production of biofuels, the throughput of these products was 15% lower in 2014 than in 2013, representing a decrease of 3.8 million tonnes. This is primarily due to a decrease in imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina as a result of extra import duties and taxes on dumping. Read More »

Vessels for the Future - new research association to spur maritime transport’s competitiveness

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Launched in November 2014, over 50 companies, research institutes, academic organizations and interested associations have already signed up to take part in the initiative to work towards a more sustainable European transport system. Read More »

Global graphite market will reach US$ 17.56 billion in terms of value and 4.48 million tons in terms

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research “Global Market Study on Graphite: Battery Segment To Witness Highest Growth by 2020”, the global graphite market was valued at USD 13.62 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2014 to 2020, to reach USD 17.56 billion in 2020. Read More »

Port of Houston program recognized as 2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. Read More »

Amber Road acquires ecVision

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Global sourcing and collaborative supply chain management platform enables brand companies and overseas suppliers to improve product innovation, reduce compliance risks and shorten time to market Read More »

Next generation U.S. Navy patrol boats move through JAXPORT’s dedicated heavy lift dock

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Highly trained master riggers at Portus recently moved the first shipment of next generation SAFE Boats Mk VI Patrol Boats purchased by the U.S. Navy through the heavy lift and specialty cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks. Read More »

Crowley transports two massive 98,000-pound electrical equipment enclosures to Puerto Rico

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group recently transported two massive electrical equipment enclosures with a combined weight of 196,000 pounds to San Juan, Puerto Rico Read More »

Bill Doherty to Join Transervice as Executive Vice President

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | People | Appointments | Transport Intermediaries

Mr. Doherty comes from Greatwide Distribution Logistics in Dallas, Texas in his role as CEO and has a substantial background in the Logistics and Transportation field. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes new Service Center Managers across Sun Belt region

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | People | Appointments | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines today announced the promotion of four new Service Center Managers, who will oversee daily operations in the company’s facilities across the Sun Belt region. Read More »

Pharma Superhighway set to pass 1.25 million pallet milestone in 2015

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Yusen Logistics’ European Pharmaceutical Superhighway is contracted to carry over 1.25 million pallets this year, providing both shared and single use solutions to highly complex supply chain requirements for customers ranging from global manufacturers to small biotech companies. Read More »

Environmental groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell oil fleet

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

A coalition of environmental groups sued the Port of Seattle on Monday to stop the lease of a terminal to Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Arctic oil drilling fleet, arguing a proper environmental review was never conducted, court records showed. Read More »