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Dockwise Secures USD 27 million in near-term contract awards

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dockwise, Ltd. announced eight new near-term contract wins awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of a jack up drilling rig and port & marine infrastructure. Read More »

ACL only ocean carrier to offer weekly ro/ro service to Casablanca

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Breakbulk & Projects

Atlantic Container Line announced that it is the only ocean carrier to offer a weekly ro/ro service from the United States and Canada to Casablanca. The Casablanca call is part of ACL's West Africa Service, which originated in 2001. This network offers 38 Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority Board approves $10 million planning authorization to tackle . . .

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized a planning analysis to help the agency determine the best options to address navigational issues posed by new larger ships coming in 2014 that may have difficulty fitting under the Bayonne Bridge. Read More »

Port of Long Beach awards underwater surveillance contract to Kongsberg

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA) announced the award of a contract between its fully owned US subsidiary -- Kongsberg Defence Corporation, (located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania,) -- and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) for delivery of the “C-Scope - Unde Read More »

Seaborne cargo in Hamburg 2009 H1 remains below last year’s levels

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

In the first half of 2009, the Port of Hamburg handled a total of 54.2 million metric tons of seagoing cargo. This represents a drop of 23.7% in comparison to the same period in the previous year. Port of Hamburg Marketing, the marketing organization for Read More »

GAC opens Logistics and Maritime Service Center in Rotterdam

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

GAC Netherlands, Ltd. has opened a Logistics and Maritime Service Center to increase efficiency, improve customer services and bring its ship spares logistics and freight forwarding operations under one roof at a new 6,500 square metre office and warehous Read More »

SW Washington Congressional delegation dedicates new terminal

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The complete US Congressional delegation that represents Southwest Washington participated in a dedication of the Port of Vancouver USA’s new Terminal 5 recently. Read More »

Panalpina Japan goes operational

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Transport Intermediaries

Panalpina and the NYK Group have agreed to realign the level of their current cooperation in Japan. Panalpina Japan will entirely in-source the air and ocean freight operations effective January 2010. In line with an earlier agreement communicated in Febr Read More »

Chapman Freeborn sees strong demand for On Board Courier services

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has reported that demand for its On Board Courier (OBC) services is increasing amid reports that the worldwide recession is easing in some sectors. Read More »

C.A.L. Cargo Airlines joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

Founded in 1976, the airline is privately owned by the Nir Shitufi agricultural cooperative that represents the Israeli kibbutzim and moshavim. C.A.L. carries approximately 75,000 tons of cargo annually, exporting goods from Israel ranging from fresh agri Read More »

United Cargo launches temp control service

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

United Cargo has announced the launch of Temp Control (sm), a service designed for convenient shipping of healthcare and pharmaceutical products that require strict temperature controls and monitoring during transport. Read More »

East Midlands Airport’s cargo performance shows promise defying industry trend

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Air Cargo

East Midlands Airport (EMA) reports that despite the economic downturn and continuation of poor market conditions; for the 6-month period January 2009 to June 2009, its cargo volumes remain strong in comparison to other airports that are suffering signifi Read More »

Wilhelmsen Ships Service awarded full agency representation in Taiwan by Sea-Consortium

AJOT | August 18, 2009 | Liner Shipping

The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been chosen by Sea-Consortium, part of the worldwide X-press Feeders Group, to handle all their traffic in Taiwan, with immediate effect. Read More »

Premium Article  Hong Kong seeks to reinvent itself for post-recession global economy

George Lauriat | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

Disney Land is by all accounts a very popular place with Chinese tourists. Not the Disney Land in California or even the one in Florida. No, it’s the Magic Kingdom in Hong Kong. Perhaps not as well known in the West as it’s cousin sites but the mouse has Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Prince Rupert on the rebound

Leo Quigley | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

While most ports on North America's West Coast are reporting disappointing numbers for the first half of the year, the Port of Prince Rupert told AJOT that cargo volumes through the port rebounded in the second quarter of 2009 to reach the half yea Read More »

Premium Article  Agri-product sees major export growth to China

Peter Buxbaum | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

A co-product of the production of ethanol in the United States has emerged as a major export growth opportunity in the trade with China. US exports to China of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) registered a dramatic increase in 2008 and are ex Read More »

Premium Article  Sino-US business relations key to global recovery

George Lauriat | August 16, 2009 | International Trade

For both the US and China economic recovery begins at home. Stimulus packages in both nations are considered keys to pulling the global economy out of recession. In 2010 Shanghai will host the World Expo. For global businesses the Expo is like combining t Read More »

Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

The Ports of Indiana named Matt Smolek as port director at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, effective Aug. 17. Smolek most recently served as sales manager for Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) based at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Read More »

Poti Sea Port, Georgia opts for Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Ports & Terminals

Poti Sea Port on the Black Sea in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E Mobile Harbor Cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald). The cranes each have a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t and a maximum radius of 44 m and are therefore the ideal machi Read More »

Radius Rail under new ownership

AJOT | August 16, 2009 | Intermodal

Radius Rail Logistics LLC (RRL), a provider of full-service intermodal (truck-rail-truck) transportation to freight brokers and shippers, has been acquired by two former officers of the company. Read More »

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