Premium Article  Linde supplies WH Malcolm with specialist trucks

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Transport Intermediaries

Working under molten glass dripping from a furnace overhead is a challenging environment by any standards. When the area of operation is particularly narrow as well, the challenge becomes even greater. But this is the situation which WH Malcolm faces in i Read More »

Premium Article  Streamlined Foreign-Trade Zone will help lure cargo, jobs

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

New Orleans FTZ is one of the first to be approved for Alternative Site Framework

The Port of New Orleans will have more flexibility to use its Foreign-Trade Zone to lure new cargo and businesses because it has successfully applied for a progra Read More »

Rickmers-Linie launches new breakbulk service linking North Asia with South America and the US East

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched a new service linking North Asia with South America and the US East Coast. Four vessels, each capable of lifting 120-ton indivisible loads and fea Read More »

MAGDENLI in heavy tramway projects in Turkey and Italy

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

CEE members from Ankara, Turkey, MAGDENLI TRANSPORT & TRADE CO., recently successfully transported 36 units of tramways, each having dimensions of 2850 x 265 x 345 cm / 35 tons from Trieste port, Italy to Istanbul. (Picture: Magdenli_Trieste) Read More »

GAC helps Sri Lanka government upgrade its rail network

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

GAC Sri Lanka has played a key role in the forty-five kilometers rail track rehabilitation between Galle and Matara. Managed by IRCON International Limited, the project is the beginning phase of government's plan to upgrade a section of approximately 120 Read More »

Somali troops storm cargo ship, pirates kill captain

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Soldiers from Somalia's Puntland region stormed a Panama-flagged cargo vessel held by pirates, but gang members killed the captain in the operation, a minister said.

"Our troops stormed the Panama-flagged vessel and engaged the pirates. There Read More »

TAN Salvage and Remolcadores Ultratug safely re-float a 26,800 DWT bulk carrier in Chile

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

TITAN Salvage and Remolcadores Ultratug worked together to safely re-float the M/V Laurel, a 26,800-deadweight-ton bulk carrier, which was in a dry dock undergoing routine maintenance in Talcahuano, Chile in February when an 8.8-magnitude earthquak Read More »

Dry bulk freight rates may fall later in 2010

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry bulk freight rates for large ships, which have been volatile in the past few months, are likely to weaken later this year as new vessels enter the market, the International Grains Council said. Read More »

Konecranes closes factory in Windsor, WI, USA

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes will close its assembly plant in Windsor, WI, by the end of October 2010. Konecranes expects to book largely lease-related restructuring costs of EUR 3 million due to the factory closure in the second quarter of 2010. Read More »

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for first quarter 2010

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the first quarter of 2010.

In the first quarter of 2010, total port cargo thro Read More »

China stock regulator approves Ningbo Port IPO plan

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Ningbo Port Co has obtained preliminary regulatory approval from China's stock regulator to launch an initial public offering in Shanghai expected to be worth around 13 billion yuan ($1.9 billion). Read More »

Extra space will be made for larger container ships and dry bulk at Rotterdam

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

ECT, EMO and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have made agreements for the further development of their commercial activities on the existing Maasvlakte. At the beginning of 2011, a start will be made on widening the Amazonehaven. At the same time, EMO wil Read More »

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 »