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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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CIMC Intelligent Technology Co. and Globe Tracker International ApS announce wireless tracking

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

CIMC Intelligent Technology Company, Ltd, a subsidiary of China International Marine Container Company, Ltd, ranked No. 1 worldwide since 1996 for production and sales of transportation equipment, such as marine containers, road transport vehicles and airport ground-handling equipment, has announced that it will create a CIMC Asian Tracking, Monitoring, Remote Management and Trade Data Sharing Showcase at the Port of Shenzhen in collaboration with Globe Tracker International, ApS, a leader in global “end-to-end” supply chain visibility solutions. Read More »

Retailers urge expedited contract negotiations at West Coast ports

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation has urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer. NRF believes expedited negotiations would strengthen the supply chain and provide shippers and retailers the certainty they need to utilize the West Coast ports during the holiday shipping period, which begins in July. Read More »

Crashes in crucial US crude waterway fall to 10-year low

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Serious crashes in the bustling Bay of Galveston have fallen to the lowest level in a decade even as more oil moves on U.S. waterways, official data show, suggesting that better training and equipment are helping avert spills like one in March. Read More »

Throughput of Port of Rotterdam practically stable

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year.Split up by goods type, less crude oil (‑2%), mineral oil products (‑14%) and other liquid bulk cargo (‑14%) were transferred. Read More »

Tanzania president maps out plan for transport hub

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

Tanzania aims to hike cargo volumes through its main Dar es Salam port in 2015 by almost 40 percent over 2013 levels, part of plans to expand and build new transport links and become a regional hub, the president said. Read More »

Appointment to the Atlantic Pilotage Authority

PR Newswire | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Captain Alexander L. MacIntyre to the board of directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for a term of three years. Read More »

Throughput of Port of Rotterdam practically stable

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year.Split up by goods type, less crude oil (‑2%), mineral oil products (‑14%) and other liquid bulk cargo (‑14%) were transferred. On the positive side, iron ore and scrap (+5%), coal (+15%), agribulk (+69%), other dry bulk cargo (+13%), containers (+1%), roll on/roll off (+9%) and other mixed cargo (+9%) did better. Read More »

Deutsche Post sees immunity for DHL in Singapore cartel probe

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Deutsche Post expects its DHL forwarding business to be granted immunity from prosecution and fines by Singapore antitrust authorities, who are investigating 11 companies for alleged price fixing, the German logistics company said. Read More »

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