Wilhelmsen Ships Service appoints new Business Director for Marine Logistics

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed Vidar Hole to the position of Business Director responsible for the Maritime Logistics Services portfol Read More »

Brazil to avoid sugar ship queue in 2011

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Brazil should be able to avoid a repeat of last year's huge queues of ships that waited as much as a month to load sugar, due to expected cooler demand from India, an agriculture official said.

Queues lengthened from June at the two main ports for sug Read More »

Australia Newcastle coal exports down 12% in week

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Coal shipments from Australia's Newcastle port, which ships mostly thermal coal used in power plants, slipped more than 12 percent last week.

Exports from the east coast port were 2.38 million tonnes in the week to Jan. 10, down from 2.717 million the Read More »

Port of Baltimore receives outstanding Coast Guard security assessment

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has been informed that it has received another outstanding security assessment of the Port of Baltimore’s six public marine terminals from the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore conducts an annual and com Read More »

Scoular opens Charleston grain transload facility

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) welcomes The Scoular Company’s newest operation to the Port of Charleston. The company has established a grain handling facility in Charleston and could export more than 25 million pounds of product annuall Read More »

Crowley opens refrigerated pest control facility at Port Everglades

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Perishable cargo coming into South Florida with highly mobile, non-indigenous pests can now be contained and prepared for fumigation while retaining refrigerated temperatures as Crowley Maritime Corporation has developed its first highly mobile actionabl Read More »

APS Technology announces Senior Engineering appointment

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of OCR and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced that Michael McMinn has joined the company as VP Engineering. McMinn will be responsible for all APS product solutions Read More »

Floods hit Australia economy

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Economists have raised their estimates of the economic impact of the flooding, with one central bank board member saying the disaster could cut 1 percent off growth -- equal to almost $13 billion, double the previous highest estimate.

The Australian d Read More »

US coal routes too clogged to fill Australia gap

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cheap, abundant U.S. thermal coal for power generation could be filling the gap left by Australia's flood-hit exports but ports and railways in the States cannot cope with more exports.

U.S. ports are clogged with exports of coking coal for steelmakin Read More »

Charleston moves to common gate

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

To meet the demands of its ocean carrier customers, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is streamlining its container operations by moving to a single-gate operating system effective January 18. The changes result in uniform processes and op Read More »

Top truck drivers selected to new America’s Road Team

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations announced the Captains of the 2011-2012 America's Road Team. The premier group of million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers will spend the next two years representing the trucking industry and delivering its Read More »

TRAC Intermodal’ expands TRAC Connect’ to the South Atlantic Chassis Pool

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal announced that it has expanded its TRAC Connect product to the South Atlantic Chassis Pool ("SACP") to provide chassis solutions for Motor Carriers servicing CMA CGM. As previously announced, CMA CGM is discontinuing the practice of provid Read More »

FMCSA manipulates HOS fatigue factor

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a ca Read More »

Farm animals need comfort in transport

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Farm animals need comfortable space, temperature and other conditions when they are transported, the European Union's food safety agency said, adding to the bloc's efforts to prgtect animal welfare.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it wa Read More »

K.L. Harring joins CargoNet’ to help combat cargo theft

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

K.L. Harring Transportation LLC, a leading provider of logistics services to the U.S. pharmaceutical, retail, and consumer manufacturing industries, announced it has joined CargoNet' (http://www.cargonet.com) as a charter member. Keith Harring, president of K.L. Read More »

Con-Way says Q4 operating income at key unit to fall

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc expects quarterly operating income at its key less-than-truckload division to fall by about a third due to higher healthcare costs.

Con-Way expects the unit, Con-Way Freight, which contributes about 60 p Read More »

Emirates’ next ambition: lay down railway in desert

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

United Arab Emirates boasts the world's tallest building, a man-made island in the shape of a palm and is about to take its next ambitious step - linking cities by rail over the desert.

Already investing heavily in airlines and airports, as well as ro Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line welcomes Metz as VP & Assistant General Counsel

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that Walt Metz joined the company's legal department as vice president and assistant general counsel.

A 29-year veteran in legal affairs, Metz's experience includes counseling both privately and publicly held c Read More »

IMS Vienna to take over activities of ICF’s Business Unit West

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

IMS Intermove Systems Speditions- und Transport GmbH in Vienna takes over the activities of ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA (in liquidation) Business Unit West.

ICF continues operating the below mentioned transport relations until 30 January 2011. Th Read More »

US Treasury’s Geithner: China needs faster yuan rise

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that China needs to raise the value of the yuan more quickly and faster progress could pave the way for greater access to U.S. high-tech goods.

Offering a carrot-and-stick approach ahead of a state visit b Read More »