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Crowley opens full-service project management and logistics solutions office in Singapore

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Because of changing market conditions and a commitment to proactively support the global needs of its customers, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific market by opening a new project management office in Singapore. Read More »

AmeraMex International provides Niger update

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

AmeraMex International, Inc., a provider of heavy equipment for logistics companies (stevedoring/shipping), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, announced that it has received commitment letters from two Niger banks to partner with the Niger Government in the purchase of trucks from the company. Read More »

Hamburg Süd opens office in Nanjing

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Liner Shipping

On August 1st, Hamburg Süd is opening an office in Nanjing, China. Read More »

Poor employee training blamed for 2012 New Jersey Conrail derailment

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Intermodal

Federal investigators blamed inadequate employee training at Conrail for a November 2012 freight train derailment and toxic spill in southern New Jersey that sickened residents and forced hundreds to flee the area. Read More »

Quality hat-trick for GAC Marine Logistics

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Global ship spares logistics provider GAC Marine Logistics Inc. (GML) has secured ISO certifications in recognition of its Quality Management, Environmental Management and Occupational Health & Safety Systems.  Read More »

Leading researcher debunks misleading truck productivity report

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Intermodal

A leading transportation researcher characterized a report pre-pared for a railroad-funded organization on the safety of more productive trucks as fatally flawed. Read More »

Knight Transportation expands deployment of trailer fleet management solutions from I.D. Systems

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Intermodal

I.D. Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, has executed a contract with Knight Transportation, Inc. one of North America's largest truckload carriers, to expand Knight's deployment of VeriWise™ trailer management solutions from I.D. Systems' Asset Intelligence subsidiary. Read More »

ATA applauds Senate adoption of Short-Term Highway Funding patch

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations applauded the Senate for adopting a shorter term patch for the Highway Trust Fund in order to pass a long-term, well-funded highway bill sooner, rather than later and urged the House of Representatives to quickly follow suit. Read More »

Hactl pioneers GDP compliance in Hong Kong handling

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Air Cargo

Hactl pioneers GDP compliance in Hong Kong handling

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest cargo handler - is the first handling facility at the airport to achieve Good Distribution Practices (GDP) accreditation, bringing it in line with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) quality assurance guidelines for the handling of pharmaceuticals. Read More »

Boeing forecasts higher demand for pilots as airplane deliveries rise

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Boeing has this year raised by 7 percent its forecast for global demand for commercial airline pilots to 533,000 over the next 20 years, citing rising deliveries of aircraft and buoyant demand from the Asia Pacific. Read More »

Singapore Airlines Q1 profit falls 52%, flags weak outlook

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Air Cargo

Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) reported a 52 percent fall in its first-quarter operating profit, missing analysts' forecasts, as intense competition for passengers and cargo squeezed yields at Asia's second-biggest airline. Read More »

Hamburg Süd opens office in Nanjing

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Liner Shipping

On 1 August, Hamburg Süd is opening an office in Nanjing, China. All tasks that were previously carried out by the Ben Line agency will in future be taken over by the new Hamburg Süd office. Read More »

ARC Advisory Group Ranks Manhattan Associates “Worldwide Leading Supplier of Warehouse Management

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANH) announced today that it has been ranked as the global leading supplier of "Total WMS Software and Services" in ARC Advisory Group's "Warehouse Management Systems Global Market Research Study, Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2018." Read More »

Russia’s Lukoil says West Qurna-2 oil output at 280,000 bpd

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Energy | Discovery

Russia’s second largest oil producer Lukoil said on Wednesday crude output at its West Qurna-2 oilfield in Iraq had increased to 280,000 barrels per day. Read More »

Kenya’s Mombasa port traffic up 13 percent in H1

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Container traffic through Kenya’s biggest port grew by 12.8 percent in the first six months of the year after new cargo handling infrastructure was built to shorten the turnaround time for ships. Read More »

Iraqi Kurdistan sends letter to U.S. court over oil cargo

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Energy | Maritime

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Wednesday it had sent a letter to a U.S. court in Texas over a seized cargo of Kurdish crude oil to counter claims from Iraq’s central government in Baghdad which maintains the oil was illegally exported. Read More »

Acciona close to naming advisers for foreign energy float

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Energy | Maritime | Liner Shipping

* Wind farm yieldco with KKR toSpanish infrastructure and energy firm Acciona is close to mandating advisers for a stock market listing of its foreign wind farms and may sell its shipping business this year in a push keep debt under control, an executive said on Wednesday. Read More »

Ship loads first U.S. condensate export cargo in 40 years

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Energy | Maritime

An oil tanker has started loading a cargo of condensate, or ultra-light oil, the first such export from the United States since the easing of a 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude exports, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Read More »

U.S. judge says Kurdish tanker near Texas out of court’s jurisdiction

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | Energy | Maritime

A U.S. judge said on Tuesday her court “has no jurisdiction” over a tanker near Texas loaded with Kurdish crude oil because it is some 60 miles offshore, meaning the order she issued earlier to seize the $100 million cargo cannot be enforced at this time. Read More »

U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Reuters | July 29, 2014 | International Trade

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States has expanded sanctions against Russia over its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, unveiling the steps after the EU agreed to its own new measures against Moscow hours earlier. Read More »

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