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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Import cargo dips in February at the Port of Long Beach

AJOT | March 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Import volume was down 2.7 percent, while exports were up 2.1 percent at the Port of Long Beach in February, compared to the same month last year. Overall cargo volume dipped 2.6 percent due to an 8.3 percent decline in empty containers. Read More »

OW Bunker launches physical operations in Australia

AJOT | March 18, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading physical distributors and resellers of marine fuels,announced the launch of a physical distribution operation in Australia. The move is part of OW Bunker’s strategy to further expand the company’s global physical distribution presence in key locations for customers, ensuring end-to-end quality in the services and products that it provides. Read More »

From war-torn to oil-rich: Middle East and North Africa is a region of logistics contradictions

AJOT | March 18, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

It is all too obvious to state that Middle East and North Africa is one of the most difficult regions to assess in terms of logistics investment and services. Huge differences exist between rapidly growing markets serving a global customer base on the one-hand and countries torn apart by war on the other. Generalizations are impossible. Read More »

Truckers’ strike at Vancouver port to continue Monday

Reuters | March 16, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

A two-and-a-half week container truck driver strike at Port Metro Vancouver was set to continue on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action at Canada’s largest port failed to make headway on the weekend. Read More »

Russia suspends some trade via Lithuanian port

Reuters | March 14, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Russia had suspended food product imports through Lithuania's major port Klaipeda, the Baltic country's prime minister said, a move local businesses saw as Moscow's way of exerting political pressure at a time it is confronting Ukraine. Read More »

Reduced electric rates help the Port of Long Beach improve air quality

AJOT | March 14, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved reduced electric rates at the Port of Long Beach for the next 24 years and a program for Southern California Edison to install major electric infrastructure at no cost to the Port or its tenants, so that the Port and its tenants can proceed with critical electrification and environmental improvement projects. Read More »

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