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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Dunkerque-Port tonnage up 10% in the first half

AJOT | July 11, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Dunkerque-Port tonnage up 10% in the first half-year Good performance by general cargoes and bulk solids in the early part of the year has led to a 10% upturn in traffic for the first six months with a volume of 23 Mt, more than 2 Mt higher than during the same period in 2013. RoRo traffic rose 14%, to 6.70 Mt, compared with last year. The number of trucks and trailers showed a rise of 17% with 278,000 freight units. Passengers and tourist vehicles were up 6% and 4% respectively (1,013,000 passengers and 262,000 vehicles). The number of containers recorded was 154,000 TEU, an increase of 17%. Ore traffic performed well during the half-year, with a rise of 20% (6.70 Mt). The volume of coal traffic was 2.08 Mt, down 27%. Grain exports had already reached 1.33 Mt at the end of June, up 185%. During the grain campaign from June 2013 to June 2014, the volume exported via Dunkirk was 2,408,000 tonnes, setting an all-time record. Read More »

Expiration of West Coast ports contract brings surge in imports

AJOT | July 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

Chilean port worker strike

AJOT | July 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises that port workers in Chile have been on strike since the afternoon of Tuesday 8th July in respect of a dispute over a new law which affects workers' lunch and rest breaks. Read More »

Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

AJOT | July 09, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

Port of Savannah to deliver fresher fruit

AJOT | July 08, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

South American citrus, grapes and blueberries will arrive sooner and last longer for consumers in the Southeastern U.S. thanks to the Georgia Ports Authority’s participation in a USDA pilot program. Read More »

ZIM HAMBURG reinforces Israel Express via Hamburg

AJOT | July 08, 2014 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The North Europe Service 1 (NE-1) run by shipowners ZIM Integrated Shipping Services and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is the most important liner service linking Hamburg weekly with Israel via the Mediterranean. Read More »

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