Strong team secures Turkmenistan offshore movements

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

CNC Freight Services of Malaysia, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, recently completed a logistics contract for a Malaysia contractor on their shipment of materials and equipments for the installation & commissioning of offshore gas pipel Read More »

Famous Pacific Shipping hits six in Australia

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Famous Pacific Shipping recently shipped six scrubber modules from the USA to Australia, working with its US agent, Oakland-based Sea Shipping Lines (SSL) Lines.

The units, moved for a major client that specialises in providing crushing equipment for Read More »

Intermax deliveries high tech welding machine from UK to China

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

InterMax Logistics Solution ( ITM), a China member of the global network Cargo Equipment Experts CEE, recently accomplished the delicate transport of a high technology welding machine with Robot control integrated system delivered from the UK to Taishan, Read More »

JICT breaks 2 million TEU throughput record

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Jakarta International Container Terminal (”JICT”) announced that on December 19 it set a productivity record when handling its 2 millionth TEU, the figure is the terminal’s highest throughput since it commenced operations in 1999. The 2 millionth contain Read More »

ICTSI Ecuador gets eco-efficiency award

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), ICTSI’s unit in Guayaquil, Ecuador recently received an honorable mention from the city of Guayaquil after the company competed for the Eco-efficiency award. The Eco-Efficiency Award is given annually to companies with best Read More »

ICTSI Georgia signs new agreement with MSC

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT), ICTSI’s terminal in Batumi, Georgia recently signed a new Terminal Services Agreement (TSA) on tariffs and streamlined terms of business with Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC). The new TSA, aims to Read More »

DP World, Abu Dhabi terminals not to renew contract

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port operator DP World's contract to manage the Mina Zayed port for Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) will not be renewed after it expires on Dec. 31, the two companies said in a statement.

Following the expiry of the five-year management contract, ADT will r Read More »

DP World cuts debt with Australian ports retreat

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai's DP World moved to cut its debt and focus on emerging markets by selling 75 percent of its Australian port operations for $1.5 billion to private equity firm Citi Infrastructure Investors (CII).

DP World -- considered one of the more profitable Read More »

Charleston port volume up 14% in November

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Charleston’s container volume increased more than 14 percent in November, the 11th consecutive month of growth.

Charleston’s container volume in November totaled 65,251 pier containers, up 14.4 percent from the same month in 2009 (57,039 p Read More »

Port of Long Beach Clean Trucks Program to be expanded

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to expand the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program to include smaller rigs, and to penalize trucking companies that switch cargo from “clean” to “dirty” trucks outside Port terminals.

“C Read More »

Collahuasi may struggle to find new export route

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The quest by Chile's giant Collahuasi copper mine to find a new route to resume shipments in the wake of a port accident that halted its exports may be hobbled by environmental and logistical hurdles.

The struggle by the world's No. 3 copper mine to f Read More »

Strawbridge recommended for top trade post

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Sean Strawbridge, an executive at Ports America, has been recommended by Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke for appointment as the Port’s Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners wi Read More »

Containerized cargo on upswing at Port Everglades

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

A positive sign that international trade to South Florida may be improving, Port Everglades officials are reporting that containerized cargo for October and November, the first two months of the fiscal year, is up 9.6 percent over the same time period las Read More »

Port of Rotterdam emerges stronger from crisis

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In 2010, cargo throughput in the port of Rotterdam rose to 430 million tons. This is 11.1 % more than in 2009 and 2.1% more than in the previous record year 2008. Imports increased by 12% to 306 million tons, while exports rose by 9% to 124 million tonnes Read More »

Hutchison says to buy port, property assets from CRH

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd said that it has agreed to buy port and property assets from China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd for a total of HK$5.7 billion ($732.5 million). Read More »

Walter Energy buys coal shipping terminal

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Metallurgical coal miner, Walter Energy bought a shipping terminal in Alabama in a move to bulk up on coveted port capacity and lower costs, as it digests a recent deal that makes it a major player in the coal market.

Walter Energy, which has three co Read More »

Kenya port volume up 12% in first nine months of 2010

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Container volumes handled by Kenya's Mombasa port grew 12 percent in the first nine months of 2010 as the world economy recovered, the port operator said.

In addition to Kenya, the port handles cargo to and from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, south Sudan, e Read More »

Deeper canals help boost Brazil’s port throughput

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil's sea port capacity will rise significantly in 2011 as dredging work advances, a senior port official told Reuters, relieving a major bottleneck hampering trade with the booming Latin American economy.

Brazil generates more than 40 percent of i Read More »

US proposes new rest rules for truckers

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Intermodal

The Obama administration favors giving truckers more rest, but for now is leaving open the question of whether drivers should spend fewer hours each day behind the wheel.

The Transportation Department proposed a new regulation that it hopes will end a Read More »

BNSF discount to ship US SRW wheat stirs trade

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway announced a discounted rate for 110-car trains of soft red winter wheat headed for the Texas Gulf, an unusual destination for that class of wheat, traders said.

Only about 7 percent of U.S. soft red winter wheat exports were shipped thro Read More »