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718-ton, 164-foot-long absorption tower Move

AJOT | January 14, 2015 | Photos

718-ton, 164-foot-long absorption tower Move

Fracht USA/Germany, a global freight forwarder, completed one of the heaviest project cargo lifts in the Port of New Orleans’ history Jan. 12, successfully discharging a 718-ton, 164-foot-long absorption tower from ship-to-barge. Read More »

CakeBoxx Technologies and Globe Tracker Collaborate on Smart Container Offering

AJOT | January 27, 2015 | International Trade

Globe Tracker International, a leader in global autonomous asset tracking, monitoring, remote management, and data sharing services, and CakeBoxx Technologies, developer of innovative safe, secure and efficient CakeBoxx door-less intermodal shipping containers, today announce their strategic partnership. Read More »

Premium Article  California Cartage President says Southern Cal harbor trucking rates could rise 100%

Stas Margaronis | January 27, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Robert Curry, president of Long Beach-based California Cartage Company (better known as Cal Cartage) says drayage rates in Southern California ports could rise 50% - or more. Against the backdrop of the dragging West Coast negotiations between ILWU ((International Longshore and Warehouse Union) waterfront labor and the management group PMA (The Pacific Maritime Association), truckers are fighting to stay afloat with poor turn times and low rates. Read More »

Blizzard in northeast U.S. shuts schools, business, transport

Reuters | January 27, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Blizzard in northeast U.S. shuts schools, business, transport

A blizzard dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, falling short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close schools and order travel bans. Read More »

Canadian railways falling short in moving grain

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian railways falling short in moving grain

Canada’s two big railways are failing to meet demand for moving grain from farms to ports and North American buyers, despite government intervention, a report by a coalition of farmer and industry groups said on Monday. Read More »

Halterm leads in achievement of global environmental standard

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Halterm Container Terminal has achieved certification to the highest international environmental standard - ISO 14001 - the first container terminal in the Maritimes to achieve this recognition for environmental excellence. Read More »

Rain on India’s parade, but Obama visit keeps spirits high

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity, the second day of a visit trumpeted as a chance to establish a robust strategic partnership between the world's two largest democracies. Read More »

Japan exports grow most in year, signaling steady recovery from recession

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption. Read More »

Japan offers compromise on rice in Asia-Pacific trade talks

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | International Trade

Japan has offered to import more rice from the United States in a compromise aimed at pushing forward the Asia-Pacific regional trade talks, the Nikkei reported. Read More »

Savannah tops 3.3 million TEUs

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Savannah tops 3.3 million TEUs

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage. Read More »

Air quality: Port of Oakland ‘taking a big step forward’

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland is taking a big step forward in curbing pollution from harbor trucks. That’s the view of two experts discussing the Port’s air quality efforts. Read More »

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville sets shipping record in 2014

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville handled over 2.4 million tons of cargo in 2014, up 48 percent from the previous year. Read More »

SeaLand Unveils Miramar, Florida Headquarters

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

SeaLand Unveils Miramar, Florida Headquarters

SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, announces today that its Miramar, Florida headquarters was officially opened Friday, January 23rd. Craig Mygatt, SeaLand’s CEO, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Rick Scott and other Florida officials present for the celebration. Read More »

European Commission proposed Amendments to ENS Filing need clarification

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The European Commission has been working to rewrite the European Union’s advance cargo data reporting requirements for quite a while, and is now in the final stages of completing its proposal as part of the implementation of the new Union Customs Code (UCC).  Read More »

Has China’s base metals import appetite peaked?

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | International Trade

Not so very long ago base metals bulls marched to the beat of the monthly release of China's trade figures. Read More »

UASC orders 2,000 new reefer units

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, has announced an order of 2,000 reefer containers from Daikin. Read More »

New software from Korean Register assists vessels comply with ECA requirements 

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – announces the launch of an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations. Read More »

China train maker CNR says secures 30 deals worth $3.9 billion

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

China CNR Corp Ltd , one of the country's top train makers, said it had recently signed 24.3 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) of deals with both Chinese and foreign firms. Read More »

Davies Turner partners with Raben to boost Dutch freight services

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

Davies Turner, the UK's leading independent freight forwarder, is supporting British export efforts to the Netherlands with an enhanced daily trailer groupage service to and from the country. Read More »

Another strong year for Hong Kong’s major air cargo handler

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s major, independent cargo handler – ended 2014 with its strongest quarter of the year, handling 491,476 tonnes (up 4.9% on the same period of 2013). Read More »

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