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Port of Long Beach, Army Corps launch harbor deepening project


AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

A $40 million project deepening the Port of Long Beach Main Channel to allow safer transit for the largest ships including oil tankers was officially kicked off by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More »

China soy imports fill storage, delay unloading

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The large quantity of soybean cargoes arriving in China since late May has swamped ports and filled their storage to capacity, delaying unloading for newly-arrived soy cargoes, traders said.

China, the world's largest soy importer, is likely Read More »

Port Commissioner named to US committee on trade

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Maryland Port Administration (MPA) Commissioner Peta N. Richkus has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade by the Office the United States Trade Representative. The 29-member committee is Read More »

Port of Mobile remains open

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Mobile remains open to commercial traffic with no anticipated closures or delays expected from the DEEPWTER HORIZON oil spill. “We absolutely see no reason to close this port or divert traffic,” says James K. Lyons, director and CEO for the Al Read More »

Georgia Ports Authority wins Bronze Anvil Award

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) was awarded the coveted 2010 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for superior performance in the design and execution of an individual public relations tactic within a broader public rel Read More »

Port Administation signs lease for land at Dundalk Marine Terminal

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) announced that Ceres Terminals Incorporated has signed a lease for 12 additional acres at the Port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine Terminal. Read More »

ICTSI Brunei unit marks 1st year of operation

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

New Muara Container Terminal Services Sdn. Bhd. (NMCTS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently celebrated its first anniversary of operating and maintaining the Muara Read More »

IANA launches DVIR processing system

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced that it has launched the IANA Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Processing System. The system assists motor carriers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), facility operators, and mainten Read More »

IAS’ DispatchManager improves drayage operations and invoicing

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

International Asset Systems (IAS), the global leader in services and technology for asset management within the transport industry, has announced that DispatchManager, its widely deployed drayage management service, is now fully integration-enabled to sup Read More »

CP Rail aims to boost operating efficiencies

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway can become more efficient with operating changes that do not require significant capital spending, the carrier's new chief operating officer said.

The railway has begun pilot projects at its Winnipeg, Manitoba, termin Read More »

Swedish apartment blocks are produced with

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

From now until spring 2011, DB Schenker will transport approx. 12,500 tons of prefabricated concrete walls from Neubrandenburg to Sweden for the construction of apartment blocks, arriving just in time. On June 8, the experts at the Central Rail Logistics Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet seeks bidders for railway lines

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

South Africa's logistics group Transnet is looking for private bidders to operate 7,300 km of its railway lines, the company said in a newspaper advertisement. Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming to buy Australia’s FreightLink for A$334 million

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc agreed to buy Australia's FreightLink for A$334 million (about $277.2 million) to expand its operations in the mineral-rich country. Read More »

Russia, Belarus to hold talks on customs union

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Belarus has agreed to hold high-level talks with Moscow on joining a Russia-dominated customs union, the Kremlin said after Russia and Kazakhstan launched the bloc without Belarus. Read More »

Nokia pedals hard to stay ahead in cheap markets

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Nokia Oyj , the world's top cellphone maker, unveiled four new cheap models and a bicycle charger in a move to protect its dominance in emerging markets.

Nokia said the 15-euro charger was targeted at developing countries with limited access to electr Read More »

India may allow Chinese telecom imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Indian government may allow imports of Chinese telecom equipment after security checks, a top Indian government official said, indicating a softening of India's position on an issue that has clouded ties between the two Asian powers. Read More »

Replace Africa aid with trade, rich countries told

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Rich countries need to change the way they deal with Africa, shifting from aid to trade if they are not to lose ground to the emerging economic players of Asia and South America, a top think-tank said. Read More »

China will treat foreign firms fairly in procurement deals

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Chinese government will treat foreign companies fairly, including with regard to government procurement deals, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said.

His comments, reported on the ministry's website on Monday, appeared to be aimed at Read More »

Population, incomes tilt India towards food imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

India's anxiety over erratic monsoon rains will become more acute as rising incomes and a growing population push up demand for farmed produce faster than supply, turning the nation into a major importer within 5 years.

Forecasts of a normal Read More »

UK trade deficit widens in April, ash hits exports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world was wider than expected in April, after disruption to air traffic as a result of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud hit both exports and imports, official data showed.

The Office for Nati Read More »

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