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MOL holds 2010 safety conference in Mumbai, Manila

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it held MOL Safety Conference 2010 in Mumbai and Manila.

MOL has hosted the conference every year since 2007 to explain and upgrade MOL Group safety programs and encourage a free and open exchange of i Read More »

Safmarine announces new Far East-East Africa shipping service

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Liner Shipping

Safmarine says it will further improve its Far East to East African shipping network with the introduction, in March, of a new, direct, fully-containerised shipping service from Far East to East Africa. The new service, which will be known as the Masharik Read More »

Premium Article  Damco appoints new head of reefer development

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | People | Appointments | Transport Intermediaries

Damco announced that Erik Osinga has joined our organization as head of our Reefer Development in Europe. Erik has over 20 years of experience in the international food trade, working in the Netherlands and in Central and South America. For the last 7 yea Read More »

Premium Article  Yusen Air & Sea Service selects CargoWise for software solution

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

CargoWise®, a globally recognized technology supplier for logistics service providers, has been selected to provide a global enterprise solution for Yusen Air & Sea Service (YAS Group). CargoWise’s ediEnterprise system is positioned as the foundation of Y Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk projects spur economic activity, jobs creation around the country

Peter Buxbaum | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Ports in NY, NJ, and Texas are enhancing and expanding breakbulk capabilities
Port authorities around the country are accelerating investments in breakbulk facilities, testimony to the growing strategic value of breakbulk cargoes to ports' b Read More »

Premium Article  Will the expansion of the bulkship fleet sabotage freight rate recovery?

George Lauriat | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Will the demand for bulkships out pace the newbuilding splashing down the ways? The IMF (International Monetary Fund) now forecasts that world economic activity will grow by nearly four percent in 2010, in stark contrast to the loss of nearly one-perce Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian ports develop multi-purpose vocation

Leo Ryan | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

While the leading general cargo ports on Canada’s east and west coasts have developed through the years by adopting a multi-purpose vocation, other ports have sought to broaden their business base in such areas as containers, breakbulk, project cargo, and Read More »

Premium Article  Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of two additional newbuildings

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. announced that it has taken delivery of two additional vessels, Thrasher and Avocet, from its newbuild program. The addition of these two vessels brings Eagle Bulk's total on-the-water fleet to 32 vessels. Read More »

Grays Harbor celebrates first shipment of Chrysler export contract

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

The Pacific Northwest's newest auto terminal, the Port of Grays Harbor, loaded Chrysler vehicles and other ro/ro cargoes aboard the M/V Positive Passion, marking the beginning of a monthly auto exports through this port.

Every detail was in p Read More »

Retail container traffic to be up 25% in first half of 2010

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will be a full 25 percent higher during the first half of 2010 compared with the same period a year ago, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Re Read More »

After a diffi­cult year, the Port of Hamburg expects moderate growth

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With 110 million tons of sea-borne cargo handled in 2009, a year impacted by the global economic and financial markets crisis, Germany’s biggest universal port fell short of the previous year’s result by around 30 million tons (- 21.4 per cent). Improveme Read More »

ICTSI services largest container vessel to call the Philippines

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

American President Lines Ltd. (APL), one of the world's leading container shipping company based in Singapore, deployed the 4,330-TEU capacity APL Bahrain for special calls in the country. The vessel was newly built by Korean shipbuilder Hanjin He Read More »

DHE-Dependable Highway Express aquires Matheson Fast Freight

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

DHE-Dependable Highway Express, based in Los Angeles, has acquired Matheson Fast Freight. In business since 1973, Matheson Fast Freight provides less than truckload service primarily to California and Nevada. Matheson operates a fleet of 172 tractors and Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines earns award from Lowe’s

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named Lowe's 2009 Platinum Carrier of the Year and was the only LTL carrier to receive the Platinum-level award, the highest award designation poss Read More »

AAR reports traffic remains down in January 2010

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. carloads for the month of January 2010 were down 0.7 percent at 1,056,684 carloads, compared with the same month last year, and down 17.7 percent compared with 2008. The Rail Time Indicators report Read More »

China launches dispute at WTO over EU shoe duties

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

China launched a dispute at the World Trade Organisation against EU duties on shoes, but the European Union insisted its measures were in line with WTO rules and denied they were protectionist.

China's protest against anti-dumping duties exte Read More »

Canada, US strike deal to end “Buy American” spat

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

Canada has reached a tentative deal with the United States to end a dispute over "Buy American" provisions in U.S. legislation that had strained bilateral ties, the two trading partners announced on Friday. Read More »

After US deal, Taiwan to buy helicopters from Europe

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan said it would buy up to 20 military helicopters from a European manufacturer less than a week after Washington infuriated China by proposing a $6.4 billion arms deal for the island which Beijing claims as its own.

The Taiwan deal with Read More »

U.S. trade gap widens in Dec to $40.2 billion

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit widened unexpectedly in December to $40.2 billion, fueled by the highest oil prices since October 2008, the Commerce Department said.

Wall Street analysts surveyed before the report had expected the trade deficit to nar Read More »

Developing countries try to solve WTO safeguard issue

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | International Trade

A group of developing countries is trying to resolve one of the trickiest issues in negotiations on a new global trade deal with a series of proposals to clarify a planned safeguard for poor farmers. Read More »

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